Brushes

MODA Prismatic Face Perfecting Kit

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Are you brush obsessed like I am?? If your answer is yes than this post is for you! If you’re not than stick around for some pretty colors! LOL. I originally saw these Royal and Langnickel “MODA” oval brushes on Pinterest. I have always been interested in brushes like this because its meant to be used on yourself as opposed to “regular” makeup brushes that are meant to be used on other people. I, however, did not like the price point of some of the brushes out there!

These babies retail for $24.99 on the Royal and Langnickel website. But if you’re lucky you can find them at Walmart for $16 and some change. The colors are beautiful and the brush bristles are extremely soft. If you’re into the Unicorn or Mermaid trend these are for YOU!

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I’ve talked about some of the stuff I like how about I mention one or two things I don’t like: the brush handle feels very flimsy. Perhaps that’s where the pricier brushes are better. I feel like if my toddler got a hold of them they’re toast. (If you have kids at home you understand the makeup brush struggle) Another thing is (and this is personal experience) I can’t adjust to the change. I’ve used them for about a week now and I still have some trouble. Maybe with time I can get used to it.

Some other stuff I read on the reviews is that cleaning is a bit hard because of how dense they are. For me that’s no big deal because I usually make an event out cleaning my brushes, LOL!

Onto important stuff. . . how do they apply the product? As beautiful as they look. I did have trouble getting into the crevices by the nose. Might be because I used the big brush for foundation (#801). I then used the second to biggest (#802) for concealer and I was blown away! It eliminated the need to blend one more time to get rid of any creases before powder like my beauty blender does. As for the other two brushes I can’t say since I want to use them to contour but with cream products.

So, as of now I can’t say “I love them”. But that’s just because I’m not used to them because as far as how they work its amazing! And they’re pretty on the eyes 😝

Do you own brushes like these? Do you love them? Any tips or suggestions you might have?

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

Ipsy

Ipsy May Glam Bag

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This months Glam bag was very uneventful. I wasn’t very excited about much. The bag is cute but not my favorite. I can see how this can be used to go to the beach and keep valuables safe. I may feel like this because A. I didn’t get the Starlooks eyeliner pen with a star stamp. B. I didn’t get Benefits Give me Brow and C. I didn’t get the Manar Kadar bronzer and highlight duo. But I did get a brush which is a plus! Or maybe I’m just bitter because Chicago hasn’t been acting very spring/summer-ish!DSC_0270

I received this mask once before and actually enjoy it a lot. I get a lot out this particular size and it leaves the skin feeling sooooo good! I use it once or twice a month. This Global Beauty Charcoal wash off mask is definitely one of my favorites. I am scared to try stuff like this because I do have sensitive skin. I can easily irritate it or throw it off-balance so it’s a total win that on my first try I got it right!

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Brushes are my weakness and receiving this was fun! I actually just picked up another set of brushes by Moda so to have cousins of the same brush brand is exciting. The bristles are very soft and this particular brand is cruelty free (I believe a lot of their brushes are vegan). Yay! Thing is I usually don’t know what to use this type of brush for. Ipsy suggest under eye concealer or nose contour, we shall see!

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Let me start off by saying the packaging on this mascara is everything. I love how sleek and sophisticated it looks. I can’t wait to try it. It sounds so promising!

  • Here at ipsy HQ we believe in grande lattes and grande lashes. This lash-plumping mascara pumps up the volume for mile long, thick AF lashes.

  • Every lash counts, amiright? The tapered brush has hard AND soft bristles that reach even the teensiest, tiniest, inner corner-iest lashes for a fanned-out look.

  • Sad movie? Pool party? Makeout sesh? This smudge and flake-resistant, waterproof mascara keeps our lashes in check no matter what the sitch.  

  • Italians do it better! Just like our fave cappuccino, this inky black formula from Italy is rich, dark, and makes us look more awake. –Ipsy WebsiteDSC_0275

Urban Decay is one of those brands I genuinely enjoy so the chance to try one of its highlighters is AMAZING! As I have mentioned before I have a hard time finding highlights that work for me, I’m hoping this works! Fingers crossed for Afterglow in Sin.

  • You dew you! If you’re looking for an IRL version of that amazing Snapchat filter glow, this champagne-hued highlighter is IT.

  • Inside sources tell us the powder formula is super-duper finely milled, which means it’s creamy AF, but still majorly lightweight.

  • We see you shining on (and on). This long-wearing luminizer kept our glow-game strong from morning rush hour to 6PM happy hour (and beyond).

  • We’re obsessed with all of Urban Decay’s shade names, but TBH the only sin you’ll be committing with this baby is being TOO lit. 
Ipsy

Ipsy February Glam Bag

This months Ipsy’s glam bag was themed “Much Love”. dsc_0140The bag is a denim material with a bright orange zipper. I’ve had Ipsy for over a year and I’m happy with it. I’ve been introduced to some amazing companies and with their discounts and promotions I’ve gotten so many great items for cheap.

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One of those great things I’ve been introduced to and have purchased myself is Luxie Beauty products. I like that they’re vegan and synthetic. Through Ipsy I’ve gotten an angled brush I use in my every day routine for blush. This here is their actual blush brush which I read was good for applying highlight.

Purchased with their 30% off offer I got several eye brushes. I AM OBSESSED! They’ve all been rose gold but they have onyx noir and the dreamcatcher collection which is a pretty periwinkle.

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Up next is NYX’s butter lipstick. I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know if I love it, yet. I usually love NYX products so I can’t wait to try it. These retail for  $6 on the NYX website

“Treat your lips to a kiss of smooth, creamy color with our irresistible Butter Lipsticks in 12 new luscious shades. The formula’s delicate satin texture fused with highly saturated color delivers full-yet-lightweight coverage with a luxurious satin finish.” –NYX

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I’ve received many bellapierre products and with them its a hit or miss. Some I’ve loved some I hated. . . Hate is such a strong word, I’ve disliked. LOL! This is the Volumelash waterproof mascara. I haven’t tried it but as I was checking it out I noted it has no smell (yay) and the bristles are spaced which means it’ll work awesome to separate the lashes.

“The innovative brush and formula of Volume Lash Waterproof Mascara provide thicker, fuller lashes that won’t clump or flake throughout the day. Vitamin E and Castor Oil work to strengthen lashes, ensuring lashes stay healthy and beautiful.” –bellapierre  

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I’ve been giving myself my own manicures since having the baby because there is no time to go to a nail salon so of course I was excited when I saw I was getting this product. The color itself is a little funky and it seems to have separated in the bottle. This could be because it sat in our mailbox for a few days in Florida heat. I’ve never tried any of this company’s products but I have high hopes because it is vegan and cruelty free. The name of the polish is $12 latte, how cute?!? Trust Fund Beauty

dsc_0166dsc_0164 This products reminds me of something similar I own and I swear by. The Sephora Collection: Solid Brush Cleaner. I LOVE IT! I am hoping I love this just as much because it smells amazing. This is the Japonesque Coconut Solid Brush Cleaner. It is a goat milk formula product . . . kinda weird. This is sold at Ulta I’m not sure where else.

” Maintain the beauty of your brushes with Japonesque’s gentle goat-milk cleansing balm in this Solid Brush Cleanser. Effective emollient formula quickly dissolves make-up and impurities to deep cleanse and condition your brush bristles for effortless professional brush cleaning. Freshly scented and coconut scented solid formulas deliver instant mess-free results and is the perfect travel-friendly cleansing companion.” –Ulta 

The next Wet N Wild highlights came with my bag because I redeemed points. With Ipsy for every product you review you get points and when you accumulate enough points you can redeem them for products. I’ve done this plenty of times for stuff I’ve received in my bag and wanted more of. I’m not sure if these highlights were the ones everyone was raving about but for free I can’t complain. I honestly stick to two highlighters. My Laura Geller Gilded Honey and the Balms Mary-Lou Manizer. It’s exciting to try new stuff.

First up is Crown of my Canopy which is a peachy color and the second is Precious Petals which is a gold shade. I didn’t swatch them but I did look up reviews and everyone seems to love them! Yay!! Do you own these highlighting powders? Do you love them?

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Over all I was so pleased with my Feb Ipsy bag. I’ve been debating whether to keep my subscription or not but every time I go to cancel it I see next months products and I just can’t. I have noticed the bags have improved the more I review what I receive so if you have an Ipsy subscription make sure you’re reviewing. Not only will it personalize your bag it will rack up those points! lol!

How was your Ipsy bag? Do you have any of these products, thoughts??

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

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

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

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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.

LUXIE BRUSHES

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!

DETAIL SHADOW BRUSH

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)

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Monday Faves, Kinda. . .

I mentioned in my previous post we were going to be moving soon and finally it happened! Although we did go from a house to an apartment I cannot be happier. We lost a back yard and a garage but we gained a 3rd bedroom which I am super happy for. This will be our “guest bedroom” and my makeup/shoe room! Sadly I couldn’t get up a #MOTD over the weekend since we were so busy and I skipped on the makeup but I do apologize!!

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Let me begin by telling you guys I AM ALL ABOUT REPURPOSING RECYCLING THINGS! I mean it. I am constantly looking out for things I can re use or give it a new purpose. We all see on pinterest these ideas of using mason jars as brush holders and while I am all for it . . . I won’t spend money on a jar just for brushes. Instead I use Classico Spaghetti sauce jars. I started doing this because I noticed the jars had measurements on it so I went on a huge jar saving binge, LOL! I use these jars for makeup brushes, measuring cups, cotton pad holder, and to drink out of them. I have even stained some and use them to decorate.

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I also took this hot pink basket from my daughter to hold my palettes. I gave birth while my husband was deployed so I didn’t have a nursery and I had to get creative when it came to putting baby clothes away and these $1 basket from Target were a life saver, then and now! I saved the gelato container because it reminded me of the Bath and Body works big candle everyone cleans out and uses as brush holders but since I don’t use candles, lol, this will do. I saw on Facebook a cool idea about using contact paper to wrap it in so maybe I’ll give that a try since the container does have letters. The acrylic lipstick holder I purchased at Marshall’s for something insanely cheap like $5.99.

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So for now this is my little set up. I still have to set up some more products that are packed away and some more brushes. I also need to set up our Jordan’s (you didn’t think I meant heels did you?!?) lol. I also need a chair but I am so happy to be out of my husbands way. My makeup stash was taking up our bathroom counter. So this Monday this is my favorite. . .  my OWN little space. I can’t wait to get some wall decor up and my shelves for the extra stuff!

What’s some stuff you like repurposing for your makeup room/stash?!? Or a good place to buy makeup storage (besides ikea sadly it isn’t an option for us)?!?

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, Monday Favorites, Uncategorized

March Ipsy Glam Bag

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My favorite bags usually come with brushes. As a junkie it’s always nifty to add to my collection. This month didn’t disappoint! I got my bag a bit late this month but thats no biggie. The theme for this month was “Hello Spring” which I am so stoked about, spring that is. Also, how epic is Lustre Lux?? She’s one of my favorite you tubers!

So far I have tried the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in the color “Kitten Heels“. It is a beautiful shade of red that would compliment any skin tone. It isn’t too orange or too pink, its a true red! It lasts a really long time without being drying but unlike a liquid lipstick it does transfer.

I also tried the Temptu Warm Glow Bronzer. Temptu is an airbrush makeup company. So I thought using this product without the airbrush machine was going to be hard (lol). Luckily it wasn’t I put a few drops on my hand and with my finger tip I applied it where I wanted it and with a damp beauty blender I went over it just to diffuse it.

Achieve naturally gorgeous, sun-kissed radiance with TEMPTU’s multi-tasking Bronzer in Warm Glow. This universally flattering shade delivers sheer to opaque coverage without blotching or streaking. Using only a few drops, apply with fingertips, brush or sponge. For a healthy glow, apply Warm Glow Bronzer where the sun naturally hits the face—cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose and chin. For all-over luminosity, apply to neck and décolletage. Can also be applied to the lid of the eyes for added dimension. -from the Ipsy website

Naturally I HAD to try the brush. It’s from Beau Gâchis® Paris. It is a eyeshadow brush which I used all over the lid. Originally I really liked it because it distributes the shadow so good. I didn’t have to keep dipping my brush in the eyeshadow like with other brushes. But looking at the Ipsy website I found out it has animal hair and synthetic hairs. That kind of bums me out.

Beau Gâchis® Paris’ Cosmetic Eyeshadow Brush enables beautiful, flawless application of loose and cream shadows. This handmade brush distributes pigment evenly and smoothly, and can be used to apply powder, liquid or cream products as well.

  • Individually constructed from the finest animal hair and purest synthetic fibers for quality and durability
  • Ultra soft bristles that blend easily and soften lines
  • Matte black wooden handle and durable ferrules as used by professionals 

I didn’t try the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco 3 Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Cream. Although I didn’t try it I will say I have tried other of his products and like them, like the dry shampoo.

I will say I am excited to try the OFRA cosmetics Green Go Eyeliner. I have had my eye out for OFRA so I’m glad I get to try this product.

OFRA’s Green Go Eyeliner is a gorgeous eyeliner that applies smoothly and easily on the eyes with a velvety finish. Not only is this pencil perfect in complimenting your eye makeup but it can also be used as an eye shadow or a bold lip liner. The creativity is completely in your hands.

  • Smooth velvety finish
  • Suitable for all skin tones 

WetNwildBrushes

Over the weekend I finally got my hands on these beauties. Wet n Wild is known for being cruelty free and proudly sport the bunny on all of their products. Want an honest review?? YOU NEED THESE IN YOUR COLLECTION!! They are cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan. Oh, and they’re white and pink! How cute??

Featuring two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex that mimics the consistency of natural hairs to pick up formula effortlessly. Holds any cream, powder, or liquid formula without absorption. – from the packaging.

I got the small stipple brush, 2 crease brush, flat top brush, and a blush brush. So far I can say they are amazing. The crease shadow brush blends so effortlessly. I used the small stippling brush to apply my highlight and by far it has been the easiest and my favorite application. I used the flat top to apply my foundation and over all it did the job good my only complaint is it did shed a few hairs. Which I can look past that because I LOVE how it left my foundation. These brushes were sold out on their website but I did a quick search for a Walgreens near me that had them in stock and luckily one did!! They are extremely inexpensive. I mean no more the $3 for the bigger brush and less than $1 for the crease brush.

As I mentioned before I am out of setting spray and since we’re about to move I didn’t want to order my holy grail -Skindanavia- and risk not getting it on time so I searched for an alternative. In the past I used the e.l.f setting spray and wasn’t a fan so I was scared to go cheap again. But Walgreens had a bogo sale going on so I said to myself, “why not?!?”. . . Or maybe my husband did since he pointed it out LOL!! I went ahead and purchased the Photo Focus Setting spray.

Lights, camera, action! This exclusive formula extends makeup wear by preventing cracking, smudging, fading, or creasing. Works with any makeup and all skin types, plus it has aloe to hydrate your skin. One step, perfect! – from the wet n wild website

I am 5hrs into wearing it and so far its good. I’m still pretty matte. No oil has broken through and my makeup is still pretty set. It has been a bit cooler today so the real test will be a hot Florida day. My first impression? Good, it has no funky odor and its holding up good. IpsyMarch bag

Verdict for the weekend?? It was a good one, haha. Despite Ipsy getting to my house late I came up on these gorgeous brushes. I cannot wait to get the rest of the collection.

Anyone else try them? How about other Temptu products??

(If you’re interested in Ipsy I have a previous post explaining how it works!)

I hope this post was helpful to anyone considering Ipsy!!  Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy seeing what we all get in our Ipsy bags.

-Prissy 💖

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)