Cruelty Free

EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo

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I am going to begin this post by admitting that I am devoted to the Beauty Blender. I love everything about it. How big it gets once its wet, how well it blends foundation, and the fine point to blend concealer in small spaces.

What I don’t like is the price point. I find myself having to replace it every six months and at $20 that’s a bit pricey for a stay at home mom.

I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Ecotools blender sponge. I’ve seen these all over the internet and Target. Both sponges as a duo retail at $9.99 and one alone is $5.99. Already I love it, LOL!

I haven’t tried it yet but I was so happy to finally get my hands on these. The sis has them and she said they’re awesome. I personally hated how stiff the Real Techniques sponge was and already I can tell both of these are a lot softer, airy, and spongy.

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Ecotools has a lot of great brushes. It is a cruelty free brand and upon looking into it their products are made from recycled materials. Their packaging is made of tree-free paper materials.

I can’t wait to use these sponges and thank the makeup gods because I actually recently lost my Beauty Blender.

Have you tried these Ecotools blender sponges? Do they live up to the hype?? Should I do an updated post?

Brushes, Cruelty Free, Ipsy, Makeup, Monday Favorites, Uncategorized

Ipsy’s May Glam Bag

This month’s Ipsy Glam bag was themed, “Destination Chic”. What I was most excited in the sneak peek was the bag itself! It’s so cute and the color is so vibrant. I also liked it was a snap instead of a zipper. I can see myself throwing some keys, some lipgloss, and an ID and hitting the town with it.

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This month I was super stoked for Smashbox’s X-Rated Mascara. This mascara has been getting a lot of attention on social media and as a die-hard lover of Too Faced Better Than Sex I am always on the look out for a new mascara. When it comes to mascara I unfortunately have a hard time trusting drugstore ones because I have had such severe allergic reactions to them that I just avoid them if I can.

Smashbox is back at it again! This triple threat brush isolates and magnifies each lash, while applying its fiber-loaded formula. The result? Sky-high and defined lashes in just one swipe. Bonus: the formula is clump, flake and smudge-proof! – Ipsy website

SLMISSGLAM

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Another product I was excited for was this brush by Slmissglam. This is the Small Contour W07 Brush. I love brushes and a new contour brush is always appreciated BUT the packaging FOR ME is a bit “too much”. Most of my brushes are either white or black. It is cruelty free and synthetic so that’s good but it is extremely pricey. I can’t find it alone on the website since they seem to only sell as sets. This is the website if anyone wants to take a peek.

BELLAPIERRE

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Ipsy has been featuring bellapierre a lot and I like most of its products. This is their Gel Liner Pencil in Nude. I love the shade by itself. On the bellapierre website it says this liner is waterproof. It retails for $18 so Ipsy takes the W with this product alone!

These waterproof lip pencils can be used to prep the lips for Mineral Lipstick, or on their own as an all-over lip color. Creating a perfectly defined pout that lasts all day has never been easier, with these creamy liners that glide on effortlessly. Formulated with pure minerals, natural waxes, and antioxidants, these are hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. -bellapierre website

LOTIONMICELLAIRE

This is yet another product I was excited for. Everyone is talking about micellar water to remove makeup and I’ve been so hesitant to jump on that wagon. Products like this can break me out so I am always extremely careful when it comes to trying them out. This is Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Make-up Remover. 

Benefits

3-in-1 cleanser, toner and make-up remover
Effectively removes all traces of make-up on face, eyes and lips
No-rinse formula
Restores hydrolipidic barrier
Softens the skin

KEY INGREDIENTS

Glycols hydrate the skin
Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin – Avene website

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I also received this lip balm but we lost it somewhere between yesterday and today. Haha

Over all I was pleased with this month’s bag. Cant wait to try everything!

What was your favorite from this month’s bag??

(I want to apologize for skipping Monday favorites. We just found out we are expecting and its been a bit crazy around here. Can’t wait to get things in order and keep with my Monday Wednesday Friday posting.)

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Cruelty Free, Empties, Makeup, Uncategorized

Empties, That’s a Good thing

There are products I like so much I repurchase over and over. These are my empties for the month. I don’t wear makeup every single day so naturally I don’t go through makeup at an insane rate like lets say, a makeup artist would. BUT, these are/have become my favorites.

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This is benefit’s The Pore Fessional. Now I know this isn’t a primer but a pore minimizer but for me it works amazing all over to keep my makeup in place. I have oily skin. I easily and quickly become oily. This product keeps me oil free pretty much for how ever long I wear my makeup. If I’m wearing a matte foundation it will keep matte for a few hours then I get a “healthy glow”. Meaning I’m not an oil slick just a tiny bit. I also have gotten bigger pores as I age and I think it has to do with wearing makeup and not always removing it properly. This pore minimizer definitely does what it says. So, if like me you have large pores I’d give it try. I started off with the sample size, fell in love, and now I just go ahead and get this size. It last a good amount of time.

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Another empty is this Wet n Wild Photofocus setting spray. I personally feel like this setting spray doesn’t get a lot of love on social media. At only $4.99 it’s a steal. I found it set my makeup so well, made it long-lasting, and helped with my oily skin. I went through this so fast because I loved spraying on myself, it felt so refreshing. As you can see Wet n Wild is cruelty free so thats another plus. 🐰 Yay for Bunnies!!

DSC_0696.JPGCan ya tell this concealer was used?? Haha! This is Maybelline’s DREAM LUMI™ TOUCH HIGHLIGHTING CONCEALER. This is another product I feel isn’t talked about enough. For me it works amazing for highlighting as it states in the name. When using this I can bypass applying a concealer for my under eye circles. Its not often I need it but if I do I’ll use double concealer. In all honesty thats probably over kill and this would do good on its own. However, IT IS A HIGHLIGHTING CONCEALER. It has such a beautiful even finish (I’ve noticed some Maybelline concealers can look streaky). I can apply it with a stippling brush,  beauty blender, and e.l.f.’s concealer brush. To see if I “love” a product I test it every way possible. Definitely need to repurchase this!

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Last but definitely not least is Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Pictured here is the sample size but I NEED to get it full size. I have tried other primers, even using concealer as a primer and nothing compares to it. I love I don’t have to set it if I’m in a rush it does good no matter what! Helps with eyeshadows creasing because even my eyelids get oily (insert the new emoji of the eyes rolling!). I do want to try one of Mac’s Paint Pot. But this will ALWAYS be my go to primer.

Thats it for my Empties.

I want to do something different though. I want to start showing you guys who I draw inspiration from and naturally my first person would be my best friend Rocy. She is so knowledgeable when it comes to makeup, hair products, and skin products. I have often referred to her as my “personal makeup guru!!”  😘 If I have any questions I run to her, she often fills me on new products out there, and she’s so gorgeous I often try to recreate her looks, lol! We live many many miles apart but our friendship has withstood it. Going on 10 years strong.

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What are some of your favorite empties? Who do YOU draw inspiration from??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Cruelty Free, Ipsy, Monday Favorites, Uncategorized

Ipsy is my Monday fave!


I finally got my ipsy bag! It mailed to our old address so the hubby had to get it for me. This month’s theme was “dreamers” and the bag itself is so cute! I think definitely one of my favorite!

A lot of people ask me if I think it’s worth signing up for ipsy and personally I enjoy it. For many many reasons. 1. At least one product pays for the monthly fee of $10. 2. I get to try new products without spending a whole lot of $$$. 3. I secretly enjoy having something to look forward to in the mail! (LOL!!)


Like my best friend said “Ipsy knows you!” So of course I was super excited for a new brush. I’ve never purchased any Crown brushes but I have purchased a cream contour kit from them and enjoyed it very much! This is the C427 Duo Fiber Blush Brush. This brush retails for about $10 on their website. I like these type of brushes to stipple in my concealer and to apply blush and highlights.

  As you can see I was having a hard time capturing the true color of this eyeliner. This pencil is by Skinn Cosmetics and this is the Bright eyes Eye enhancing Eyeliner. If like me you’re a bit more on the tanned side than you’ll notice using a white liner in the water line may look kind of odd. For a long time I’ve been searching for a different shade that isn’t white and had settled for a gold so I am soooo happy I received this specific color liner. This eyeliner retails for $18 so I mean COME ON! Two products already payed for the $10 fee.

 Next up is this cream eyeshadow by Starlooks in Rose Gold. I haven’t tried this shadow but I am so stoked. Golds make my eyes look a bit lighter so I love these type of shades. I did swatch it and it goes on so smooth and bright.
 I don’t think I have ever tried a Tarte lip product so I was excited for this. As soon as I saw the shade I knew it was something I can carry around in my purse for pops of color whenever I need it. This is their LipSurgence™ lip crème in Wonder. As we all know Tarte is cruelty free, yay!
STYLIST TIP:

Perfect your pout! Swipe once for a sheer wash of color, or build for more intensity.
P.S. It also doubles as a cheek color! Apply to the apples of cheeks and blend for a radiant flush of color. (From the Ipsy Website).

 I’ve never been big on hair products I don’t know why, just never have. So I wasn’t super excited for this product Moroccanoil Moroccanoil treatment. However I have found some hair products I genuinely like through Ipsy so I’ll give it a shot.

Shine on! It’s the original – and best – argan oil treatment that’s won countless awards for its insane hair-perfecting power. Just one use transforms lackluster locks into the super shiny strands of your dreams. It’s also a magical multitasker – the all-in-one product works overtime to condition, style and finish your hair. (From the Ipsy website). 

Overall, like always I am pleased with my monthly Ipsy bag. In the past there’s been some fails but I’m glad I waited it out. If you’re interested in an Ipsy subscription in this post I describe what it’s like and how it works.

Were you pleased with this month’s bag?!

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Cruelty Free, Makeup, motd, Uncategorized

#MOTD

IMG_1706If you are on social media at all you’ve noticed pinks, coppers, peach, and anything along those lines is IN for spring. Its been raining and warm here in Florida so it feels a lot like spring. YAY!  Originally I had asked my 3yr old how I should do my makeup and she suggested a character from “Ever After High” a cartoon. I was all up for it until I went to get my palettes and sitting there all alone was this beautiful single shadow from Colourpop in Sequin. I purchased this and 4 other colors a while back but since I don’t go out much (no babysitter) I have always felt like they’re too vibrant and sparkly for every day use.

BUT today I kicked caution to the wind and I did it. Sequin is such a beautiful color with beautiful undertones.

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A copper penny like shade with silver and gold glitter. Find a boy, pick him up, all day long you’ll get good….. -from their website

I had to share that because that is truly the only way to describe it. It is part of their metallic collection. It makes an amazing lid shade. The consistency of these shadows is a bit tricky because it feels like a mousse but it’s so soft like a powder. One of the things I learned the hard way was to get the full pay out of the color it is best applied with the fingertip. I tried using it with a synthetic brush and it was good just seemed kind of sloppy because it does have glitter. ColourpopSequin

Originally when starting this post I was going to be lazy and not use my camera to photograph the shadow but I had to do it proper justice. My phone just wasn’t picking up the color how I wanted it. Colourpop is very inexpensive (these single pots cost only $5), they are made in the USA, and they don’t test on animals (hashtag WINNING!!). I have never had any issues with them and I genuinely enjoy them so much. They are such pretty colors!

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I had such a hard time trying to get my phone to pick up the color but it wouldn’t.

PriscillaI tried so many times. I even went outside in the rain but I truly feel like my silly phone didn’t capture it. Or maybe I messed up in the process of application when I used my Tartelette in bloom palette and used a “similar” shade as a base.

Anyone else obsessing over spring?? How about over Colourpop shadows??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy similar ones!
-Prissy💖

Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes
And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

Cruelty Free, Ipsy, Makeup

Rose Gold Beauties

2:24:16-3So I told myself I would try and post at least 3 times a week so here I am!! Today I bring you these rose gold beauties that I am head over heels in love with. I first heard about Luxie Beauty through Ipsy. They sent me a blending brush in one of my monthly bags. Soon after receiving it I went on their website and purchased two more. These brushes are amazing, affordable, AND cruelty free!! I mean can it get any better than all that?!? Well yes, yes it can!!

“Flashback to the 90’s, when high quality and synthetic bristles were oxymorons in the world of makeup brushes. Seeing this shortage, yet battling with sensitive and allergy-prone skin herself, founder Tammy Huynh decided to take matters into her own hands.

“All of the cosmetic brands I tried broke me out,” she said. With over eight years of experience in the beauty industry, she envisioned a cosmetics line that wasn’t just for a pretty face, but a wholesome lifestyle.

After meeting husband Michael Tran, she was pushed to launch Luxie in 2014. The goal? Provide conscientious and beneficial makeup products to women. According to Michael, Tammy was his inspiration. With a creative background, he envisioned a pink and rose gold makeup brush, which became their first makeup brush line.

The Luxie signature is vegan, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic and high-quality.

Every single product has a purpose.

It was for that reason that Luxie’s vegan eyeshadow line is infused with vitamins C and E to provide added benefits to the skin. Or why each handcrafted makeup brush is coated with a revolutionary antibacterial solution. Luxie combines quality, conscience and character.

Since then, Luxie has delivered high-quality cosmetic products and inspired women everywhere to express their beauty. Based in San Jose, California, Luxie offers over 200 cosmetics products and fosters an online community of women who know that beauty is more than skin deep.

The Luxie woman owns who she is and what she wants.

She is aware that beauty and health are not mutually exclusive.

And she adds a touch of glamour into every area of her life.”

That is the ‘about us’ from their website. The brushes speak for themselves. They are soft, don’t shed at all, blend beautifully, and like she said they have never upset my skin. Sometimes certain brushes even after washing feel like they burn my skin.

These brushes vary in price from $10 and up. Luckily the BFF told me about a sale Ipsy had going on and I purchased the ‘eye set’ for $25 plus free of tax and free shipping. (Another awesome reason to join Ipsy lol.) In the eye set came #221 Flat definer, #207 Medium angled shading, #215 Small angle, #235 Blending, and #231 Small tapered blending.

If you love pink these are for YOU! They are adorable, fluffy, affordable, and amazing.

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Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully I put you on to some awesome new brushes!!!!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)