What I eat in a day

What I eat in a day

Hello everyone! This is a bit of a different post. I wanted to share something with everyone. . . I have made a choice to change the way I’ve been eating/living. Often times when we fall into hard times we deal with it in different ways. Some people can’t eat when stressed, depressed, or in a “funk”. Me, personally I stress eat.

My current starting weight is/was 170 lbs. I don’t feel healthy or even good about this. When playing with my kids I run out breathe fast and we stopped going for walks. So about a week ago I decided enough is ENOUGH!

The first thing I did was open up my MyFitnessPal app IMG_1593

I set my weight and goal which then it generated me at 1330 calories a day. In the past I think there were days were I could easily consume two or three times that! 😣 It’s not easy to admit that but when stressed or bored I ate. Hungry or not I found myself reaching for the pantry!

My goal isn’t “get skinny” it’s BE HEALTHY! Show my children better choices. I’d also like to mention I had gestational diabetes with my daughter and there’s a history of diabetes in my family. Change meant more vegetables & fruit, less take out, and smaller portions.

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This is what a breakfast has been looking for me. I try to keep my meals between 300-400 calories per meal. This deliciousness is 315 calories. My K cup of French Vanilla 100% Arabica Coffee was 5. 3 medium eggs 180 going at 60 calories per egg. Spinach is around 70 calories for a whole bag but I only used a handful so I rounded it to about 10 calories. I use turkey bacon and each slice is 25 cals. and I had 3, 75 cals. And for my coffee I used sugar-free French vanilla creamer, 3 tablespoons at 15cals each so 45 calories.

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For lunch I do one of two things: have left overs from dinner or go to my “go to” meal. Pictured here is a meal that averaged 345 calories. Sun Dried tomato chicken sausage 90 calories each and I have 2, 180 cals. Half cup of mixed veggies, 45 cals. Baby Brussel sprouts lightly sauced, 60 cals for half a cup. 1/4 cup of pinto beans, 60 cals. (I had left overs from dinner the night before if not I’d do half a cup of beans too.) Not pictured is siracha sauce drizzled on my sausages. Siracha is 0 cals! 🤩

In between meals I snack. Usually fruit and peanut butter. Or a slice of toast and peanut butter.

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This nights dinner averaged 390 cals. 3oz of skirt steak, 187 cals. Half cup of pinto beans, 120 cals. Pico salsa 4 tablespoons about 33 cals. Now sometimes its hard to get an accurate number if its something I can’t just scan. MyFitnessPal gives you the option to manually enter ingredients and generates a recipes caloric amount. And lastly a spinach and herb tortilla wrap, 50 cals.

With each meal I have just water. Unless I’m having a craving then I’ll have a La’Croix.  But I read carbonated drinks don’t help during weightless because of the carbonation.

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Homemade chicken tacos and black beans, 724 cals.

On days like this I try to stick to a breakfast and lunch that has no bread because I know my dinner will be high in calories. But I rather give into my cravings and have control over what I eat than go out and have a meal full of ’empty calories’.

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Here we had homemade “general tso”. This meal averaged 479 calories. It was so good and could hardly tell it wasn’t take out.

I try to do the typical 10,000 steps a day and usually get between 4-7k. I’m a stay at home mom so sometimes its hard to get out. But that’s part of the change. . . do stuff as family so we have started going on walks. I also walk the kids to the furthest playground from our house to get in some steps (1 mile there one back).

I’d like to mention that I read that using smaller plates help with portion control. Something about not feeling the need to fill a huge plate with food. I also take my time chewing. I was a slow eater to begin with but I read being conscious of the food we eat, savoring, enjoying it helps.

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This is what my progress looks like. This caloric counting is supposed to average a weight-loss of a pound a week and from the 16th to the 20th I lost 2 lbs! Such a great boost! I weigh myself every Friday morning. I don’t know whats recommended since I’m obviously no expert. But besides those 2 lbs lost I’ve noticed other changes in me. I don’t run out of breath while going up the stairs. My headaches have been less. I’m less tired and less lethargic.

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It had honestly been so long since I had taken a selfie. Maybe, I think, my last makeup post. I know two pounds is nothing but to myself it feels great!

Anyone starting a weightless journey?? Any tips or advice??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

IMG_1494 my personal  Instagram is: Prissycutes

Blogging Instagram is: PrissyBlogs

IMG_1495 If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

 

My Boxycharm!!!

My Boxycharm!!!

There is something I absolutely love about these subscription boxes/bags. Perhaps its the fact that every month feels like I’m gifting myself something new. Or the opportunity to experience new products for a low price.

I’ve been part of the Ipsy family for a while now I believe two years. I liked that for $10 I was able to meet new products that have been “specifically” picked for me. Therefore I went ahead and jumped on the Boxycharm wagon.

My best friend gave Birchbox a shot and after one month she wasn’t pleased. Naturally I was nervous. Mainly because unlike Ipsy, Boxycharm is $21. The difference? Boxycharm sent all full-sized items.

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Lets start off this post with my favorite: Brushes! You already know I am a Luxie addict. I have received its brushes in the past and have personally purchased many on my own. This #640 Pro Precision Tapered brush retails for $24. That in itself paid for the box! WINNING!

As you know Luxie beauty is cruelty free and vegan. Therefore its been one of my go to for brushes aside from Real Techniques. This specific brush I’ve used to apply highlight and blush (when I want a light wash of color).

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Speaking of highlight I got this beauty as well! I first heard of Artist Couture when Jackieaina on YouTube did a collab with them.

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This Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati is all that. . . and more! It’s a loose highlight. This is my first time experiencing a loose highlight since most I get are pressed. I like to pair it with my Colourpop highlight. Since that one has a mousse consistency I feel like it looks intensified paired with this highlight.

This highlight is cruelty free and vegan. YAY!! This retails for $26.99 on the website.

This shimmering powder packs a high glow with a light silver and champagne iridescence, suitable only for true glow getters! This all–natural loose powder is finely milled.  With versatility in use, it is suitable for light to dark skin tones. This product can be used on your face to highlight, or on your eyes, lips and body.  Artist Couture website

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Ok, Soo for me receiving a whole eyeshadow palette was exciting. We all know how pricey palettes can get and compared to Ipsy’s one shadow at a time getting this was thrilling! LOL!

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This palette 1 by RealHer left me at a loss for words. I don’t always gravitate to shimmers. Just isn’t me. BUT WOW! The pigmentation is amazing. As you can see it has very little almost NO fallout. I wish I would’ve done swatches to do it justice. The colors are gorgeous and right up my neutral alley. Retails for $28

This palette has a rich-pigmented hues and sexy combinations designed for all eye colors and skin tones. Delight in long-wearing, crease-resistant, fade-resistant, buildable colors in textures raging from velvety smooth mattes to metallic sheens. -Boxycharm website

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How late am I with getting a Ofra Cosmetics liquid lip??? In my defense liquid lipsticks scare me because of an allergic reaction I once got to one. But that’s the beauty of these subscription boxes, huh?

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I received this beautiful shade of pink. In the picture it looks like a vibrant pink but because of my tan skin tone it looks a bit deeper on me. It is everything it says and more. It isn’t dry, doesn’t flake, and it doesn’t leave a nasty white line on the inner part of the lips like some liquid lipsticks do. Even more reasons to be scared of them, haha!!

Like with most lip products whether they’re matte, liquid, or even a gloss I like to moisturize before applying a product on. Most times I use just some chapstick while I do my face and eyeshadow first. This product retails for $19.90.

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Last but not least I got 3 facial sheet masks by Biobelle. I haven’t used many sheet masks so . . . you know me, I GOT EXCITED! lol!

Biobelle’s sheet masks give your skin an instant boost, while deeply hydrating and evening your skin tone, revealing gorgeous, glowing skin! Biobelle’s Award-winning TENCEL ® fiber adheres perfectly and delivers antioxidants to your skin faster and deeper.- Boxycharm website

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I received 3: First up is “I woke up like this”- enhances skin natural glow. With wild rose and vitamin C. Next is “#beauty secret”- Moisturizes to help the skin appear smooth and firm. With pomegranate and hyaluronic acid. Lastly, “#primer”- Prep the skin for a flawless makeup application. With tea tree oil, rosehip extract, and vitamin C. Enhances radiance, minimizes pores, and evens skin tone. These retail for $14.97

As you can see almost every one of these products paid for the box alone. I am so satisfied with it and I will stick to it. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options like with Ipsy where everyone gets something different. Kind of looks like everyone gets the same products just in different colors. But for being full size that’s fine with me!

I want to end this post with an apology. I know I haven’t been consistent with my posts but as some of you may remember my husband is deployed and it gets a bit hectic by myself. While that’s no excuse I would still like to apologize!

Thanks for sticking around this long! Does anyone else get Boxycharm and absolutely loves it? Is it enough to cancel Ipsy?? Thoughts??

 

Ipsy’s April Glam Bag

Ipsy’s April Glam Bag

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I cannot get over how adorable this months bag is! It also featured some amazing items and people! I personally love Bailey Sarian and have spoken to her one on one. It’s amazing to see her out there doing what she so clearly loves!

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To say I was excited to be receiving a brush again is an understatement. I was ECSTATIC!! I absolutely love Luxie and blue is my favorite color. I was as excited as a child on Christmas Day! You know the drill: cruelty free brand, synthetic bristles, and super soft and affordable. I swear by Luxie.

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Something else I was super stoked about was this Colourpop creme gel liner. Once again it’s one of my favorite brands. It is very affordable and really good quality.

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I received the color “Swerve” (black) and have yet to use it. But when I swatched it was very pigmented and have heard nothing but awesome things about it!

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The last loose pigment I received from Naked cosmetics was a gorgeous Champagne/goldish color I use sooooo much in halo eyes, a quick swipe on the lid for an every day look, or with some fix+ for a super vibrant night out look. The shade shown here is “Heavy metal #4” and it’s a copper/rust shade. GORGEOUS! I also read on the ipsy website this loose pigment can be used as a polish (check out YouTube for that). Can’t wait to try it that way!

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Let me begin by saying that the name to this little lip balm is adorable. “Besame mucho” translate to kiss me a lot in Spanish! I haven’t used it myself but my 4-year-old has because she had severe chapped lips.

Heard of propolis? We hadn’t either. It’s an extract from beehives that both hydrates and is antibacterial. This balm has loads of it, plus shea butter.
Lips feeling parched? Slather on a super thick coat to turn this into an overnight lip mask.  – Ipsy website

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Have you ever used aloe beyond sunburn season? We hadn’t either. But now we can’t live without it.
It’s cooling, refreshing, smoothing, and it feels ahhhh-mayyyy-zing.
Aloe is naturally regenerative, so it will help balance out any redness or uneven skin tone.
The gel texture also makes a killer makeup primer. –Ipsy website

The balancing of redness and the fact that it can be used as a primer sucked me into this product. I will be using it soon and I hope I love it because we love aloe!! All I remember is our trips to Mexico getting sunburned and breaking open an aloe plant to sooth our sunburns with it.

Overall I am very happy and excited with this months bag, The theme and bag itself is adorable! The products all seem so great and I’m sure that’s because I am constantly reviewing the products on the ipsy website. SO get those points and review, review, REVIEW!!

On another note, I want to apologize for the late post. If you read any of my other blog posts: Life Update: Deployment, Moving, & no more puppy! Then you know my little family is going through our first deployment as a family of four. The idea of being apart doesn’t scare me because I have faith in our marriage and faith & trust in my husband. But I have been scared and emotional because of everything going on in the world. I intend to fully submerge and commit myself to my blog to have a distraction but this past week had just been insane. If any other military spouses are going through this and want to connect or need someone to talk to feel free to search for me on my social media and PM me so we can help each other through this.

THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING 💖

What did you think of this months ipsy bag? Obsessed like me? Any products you ‘dislike’ or were hoping for??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Morphe 35N

Morphe 35N

For a while I’ve wanted the Too Faced Peach Palette. Mainly for the peach color. Well, that and to add it to my Too Faced collection. But the more I see it in person the more I feel like I don’t need it. However, there’s a look I keep wanting try and don’t. IMG_2784

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Here’s the look I’ve been itching to do. I hadn’t tried because I didn’t think I had the color I wanted. Then I remembered I had the Morphe 35N palette which had two shades of peach I could totally use.

These palettes I feel got a lot of hype for a while and then it kind of died down. I don’t know why if they’re so pigmented and blend so effortlessly. They’re very inexpensive too. Often retailing for only $22 it’s a steal. Each palette has 35 shadows. This specific palette is all Neutrals and mattes, my favorite! They do however have vibrant shades and shimmers. Morphe also has collaborated with Jaclyn Hill to make the 35O palette which is a palette with all her favorite shades. I actually purchased my palette off of Hautelook at 50% off making the palette that much better.

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As you can see it has a variety of neutral shades to create any look imaginable!

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Theres so many colors I often get stumped on what looks to create. I usually use this palette to create a smoky eye or carry it when we travel. As you can see it isn’t small but it has so many shades you can go simple or glam-ish with one palette! I actually want to get more of these palettes!

Do you have any of these Morphe palettes? Any that are your favorite or you recommend??

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)

Ipsy’s May Glam Bag

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

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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.

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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

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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)

Mini Haul

Mini Haul

I got  a little gift for Mother’s day just some essentials I had run out of. These are favorites I keep repurchasing. Ok, maybe not. I got a few new things.

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To start off this mini haul is the much wanted Laura Geller Gilded Honey. I noticed that for me some highlighters don’t work because they make me look chalky. I’ve wanted a gold highlight for such a long time but there’s so many out there it’s hard to pick one! I’ve seen this around so much and the packaging is adorable. It’s very soft and goes on so buttery. This baked highlight comes in 3 more shades: Ballerina, Charming Pink, and Peach Glow. 

Illuminate your natural beauty! This innovative hybrid texture applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, creating a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow. A fresh 3-D design captures the look of our favorite Italian dessert, and lasts until the very last application.

Ballerina – a candlelit, rose gold shade
Charming Pink – a soft pink pearl
Gilded Honey – an effervescent caramel honey shade
Peach Glow – a peachy champagne shimmer – Laura Geller Website

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Something else new I purchased is this essence Say no to Redness. I have never purchased anything from this brand and just kind of went out on a whim with it. I have been getting these red patches around my nose lately and some pretty inflamed acne that I wanted to give something new a shot to help color correct. With the weather getting so hot I don’t like piling on products so I’m hoping this will eliminate the need of spot correcting with concealer before/after foundation.

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Another new product I bought is this Mario Badescu facial spray. I’ve used this brand thanks to a lot of recommendation from my little sis and so far its never failed me. As you can tell this facial spray has aloe, herbs, and rosewater. It smells so good like roses which eventually goes away. The small bottle was only $5 at Ulta, yay!

A refreshing, hydrating mist to use anywhere anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant Herbal Extracts and Rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. Safe for all skin types. Gentle, non-irritating. –Mario Badescu Website

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Lastly is the Urban Decay de-slick makeup setting spray for oil control. I love this setting spray because it’s by Skindanavia which I LOVE! There’s also the eyeshadow primer potion in original. I told you guys this is my go to primer and I had recently ran out so I HAD TO pick some up. This does so good with the hot Florida weather it’s definitely a must have.

To the moms out there I hope you had a wonderful day full of makeup and love!

I will be doing a follow-up with all the new items I purchased so stay tune for that!

What’s your favorite Highlight? Anyone else try this Mario Badescu facial spray, thoughts??

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)

Monday faves, it’s BRUSHES!

Monday faves, it’s BRUSHES!

As the title says today’s Monday Faves will be brushes. I will tell you all about my favorite eye brushes. My brush obsession knows no limits!! From eye brushes, to face, even body brushes, I have them all! We did a little belated mothers day shopping and I almost got brushes. KEYWORD: almost, LOL! (I’m going to apologize in advance for not using my Nikon for this post.)

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For setting my eye primer or eye concealer I like using a mini angled buffer by Morphe from the 690 – 6 PIECE DELUXE CONTOUR SET. I got this set from Hautelook for 50% off so it was a steal. The bristles are very soft on the lids. I don’t know how it would blend but just for setting it does amazing.

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I have several brushes I like for my crease. My ultimate favorite ‘I freak out’ when I lose it is the #109 By Sonia Kashuk. At $5.99 it’s a great brush. Blends seamlessly, is very soft on the lids, and has minimal shedding. Another crease favorite is Luxie’s #205 Tapered Blending Brush. I used to like this brush for my outer corner until I started using it’s sister brush. So one day when my Sonia Kashuk was dirty I picked up this 205 and have never looked back. It’s become one of my must haves, love it forever, “holy grail” blending brush.

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Ok, so I’m going to be completely honest with you guys; I look up everything I post. I don’t like giving you guys the wrong info. Sooooo in doing just that I found out Urban Decay actually sells the palette brushes individually. HOW DID I NOT KNOW?!? Lol, anyway, I love this brush from my Naked 2 palette to pack on shadow on the lid. If thats dirty my Sigma E55 from the Color Pop Collection does amazing.

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I enjoy little gems in the rough and this e.l.f. crease brush is just that. At only a $1 I think a lot of people look past it. I don’t use it as the name suggests but that’s the beauty of makeup, anything goes. I use this inexpensive brush to pack on color in my outer corner. I then blend that out with another brush. Works amazing! The bristles are a bit stiff that’s why I personally don’t use it for the crease but thats just MY opinion.

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I like smoking out my bottom lashes with Luxie’s #221 Flat Definer and #231 Small Tapered Blending brush. All these Luxie eye brushes came in a set together I purchased through Ipsy for $25! Winning!

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Last but not least is this cute, random, black brush I like for applying inner corner highlight. This brush came from the very first set of brushes I ever purchased and I cannot remember the name of it. If I had to compare it to another brush I’d say it performs just like Real Techniques accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging from the Starter Set .

I cannot have enough brushes and there’s a few sets out there that I have my eyes on. I try to find brushes that are vegan. Sadly sometimes I don’t do my research and I have purchased brushes that are from ‘animal hair’.

What are some of your favorite eye brushes? Any you recommend? Also, would anyone like to see my little Mother’s day haul? lol 

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)