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?

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Spring. . . Will it ever come?!

If like me you are up north/midwest then you know spring is never coming for us. When I was still in Florida spring was in full bloom at a nice sunny 70+ degrees. But just because it doesn’t feel like spring doesn’t  mean it is not spring because technically it is. That’s how I justified my spring look!

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As you can see we are still in sweaters 😩 To achieve this look I used my new favorite shadows: Colourpop pressed shadows!

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I went for a halo eye but sadly didn’t get a good pic. I however wanted to put the focus on my skin. I wanted to make it look healthy, hydrated, and glowy!

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  • Primer: Milk Cosmetics “Blur stick”
  • Foundation: Wet n Wild
  • Concealer: Tarte “shape tape”
  • Setting powder: RCMA
  • Bronzer: Benefits “Hoola bronzer”
  • Blush: Milani’s “Luminoso”
  • Eye Primer: Mac Pro longwear Paint pot
  • Eyeshadow: Colourpop Cosmetics “Wake up call & a mili” Makeup Geek “cocoa bear”
  • Eyeliner: Kat Von D
  • Highlight: Laura Geller “gilded honey”
  • Lips: Lipliner Mac “spice” NYX’s Liquid Lipstick “bedtime flirt”
  • Mascar: L’oreal “Telescoptic”
  • Setting spray: Mac “Fix +”

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Overall I was so happy with this look and I definitely feel like it can be played up with some fluttery lashes and a bold lip. As you can see I was just at home with my little and I never felt like it was “too much”.

Whats your favorite look?

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

Makeup

Love it OR Hate it??

I feel like the word hate should never be used when speaking about makeup, am I right? But today I bring you some products I love and maybe one I hate or dislike. I’m not sure yet but I’ll explain why.

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My first love is this moisturizer from Burt’s Bees. I’ve always liked this company and even more after I watched the documentary on it. I purchased this particular item when we traveled and I forgot my moisturizer at home. As someone who is acne prone and very oily I have a hard time finding products that go well with my skin. This daily moisturizing cream in sensitive has been awesome.

• Softens and can help shield skin from potential irritants with Cotton Extract
• Moisturizes with Rice Extract
• Formulated with Jojoba Esters, a natural emollient
• Does not cause redness or irritation
• All day formula
• Formulated with Aloe to soothe
• Fragrance Free and Hypoallergenic
• Allergy Tested and Dermatologist Tested – Burt’s Bees website

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Once again Milk cosmetics blur stick is back on the “love” list. I can’t get enough of it. #MOTD & First Impressions Here I talk more about it. As of now I am still in love. My skin has changed, again! The dry patches are gone but now I have a lot of textured skin. I can’t figure out what’s causing it. But this primer has definitely helped with evening out my face’s appearance.

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This is my hate/dislike. This is Urban Decay’s All Nighter Liquid foundation. At first I absolutely loved this foundation. It stays matte all day. . . But here is what I dislike: it oxidizes bad. It changes almost three whole shades. It’s also started to separate on the skin. I can’t figure out if its my routine before applying the foundation or the foundation itself. I mentioned this to my best friend and she looked up reviews and I guess they’re pretty bad. I also feel like I can’t set it with just any setting spray. I think that’s what adds to the separation.

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My last LOVE is Tarte’s  Double Duty Beauty Shape tape contour concealer. This concealer took the internet by storm. Of course I also jumped on the bandwagon and haven’t looked back since. It is everything a concealer is supposed to be or do? lol! For a while it was so hard to find it in stores. Something about Tarte not making enough for the demand of it. A little goes a long way so one swipe from the applicator is enough to cover the under eye.

Sculpt and highlight as you mask imperfections with this 2-in-1 full coverage concealer. The hydrating, longwearing formula delivers natural, radiant coverage across all skin types so you can instantly brighten and cover acne, dark circles and redness while softening the look of pores and fine lines. Wear it 1-2 shades lighter or darker, and it works as a creamy highlighter or contouring stick with a lightweight, blendable formula and tapered wand applicator ideal for precise strobing and sculpting. Powered by Amazonian clay and conditioning mango seed and shea butters, the nutrient-rich concealer helps promote skin elasticity and illumination with each crease-free application. Apply it with the all-in-one Quickie Blending Sponge (sold separately) for a quick, complexion fix and flake-free finish anywhere.

Cruelty free, gluten-free, vegan. –Ulta website

What are some of your favorites? & some of your dislikes? Any on your list the same as mine?

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 March Glam Bag

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Am I the only one that can’t decide to keep Ipsy or move on to a different subscription bag/box?? It’s like every time I’m ready to part ways Ipsy lures me in with some good products. This month did just that to me. Well, any time I get a brush I get excited, LOL!! This months theme is “Tres Jolie”, very French’y! The bag itself is so beautiful and big. I can totally see it being my new makeup bag for the on the go.

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I cannot have enough blending brushes. It’s like my little obsession. So naturally this is what I was super excited for. It is a tapered blending brush by Beau Gachis. It retails for $12 so this alone paid for this months bag!

Our quality all natural tapered blending brush is perfect for blending in shadows into the crease, creating that perfect smokey eye, or even adding highlight to your cheekbones. This versatile brush is simply a must have for your beauty collection.

Made with high-grade synthetic fibers
Durable aluminum ferrule
Natural wood handle –website

I’ve gotten some Marc Anthony products before that I loved so much I repurchased myself.  This Marc Anthony True Professional
Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment
looks very promising and I can’t wait to try it. (sorry I didn’t get a picture of it)

Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Conditioning Packet – revives overworked, dry hair and corrects, hydrates and softens brittle, dehydrated, extra damaged hair. lightweight enough for all hair types. Reveals a lustrous shine. –Ulta website

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This packaging alone had me hooked. My daughter and I thought it was a lip balm so we were stoked because ITS SO CUTE!! But then I read under that it’s for the face so really quick I went to the Ipsy website to look it up! It is Ladykin
Affinitic Snail Cream. . . for the face. Again, something else I’m stoked to try.

You KNOW any Korean brand is going to be good.
Don’t get grossed out, but this contains snail secretion—yes, from snails—an ingredient that works wonders for skin. Seriously, it’s a thing.
That snail stuff helps to heal damaged skin, boost elasticity, and leave your complexion smooth and hydrated.
Plus, this cream also protects from irritants and prevents water loss. Snail cream for the win, people! –ipsy website

First off how cute? My husband says I like very small things which is true! Sometimes I purchase a sample size just because it’s so darn cute!! But Tarte is an awesome brand and I had yet to try any of their liquid lipsticks. I have a love hate thing for liquid lipsticks and have had such a hard time finding a formula that works with me. I have always had sensitive lips; glosses break me out and some liquid lipsticks give me allergic reactions (colourpop’s Lippie stick) that have landed me at the doctor’s office. This is described as a quick dry velvet matte lip paint in the color “Vibe”. The color is a deep red that will be perfect for date night. Which we need, asap!!

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Last but not least is this Eyeko Fat Eye stick in “Satin”.

Like a chubby crayon, this shadow stick delivers creamy color that you can quickly swipe on, even when there’s no mirror around.
The shade (goldish, but with silvery undertones), is the ideal metallic for any and all eye colors or shadow looks.
Layer under powder shadow and buff it out to create a sultry situation.
Worn on its own, it gives lids a gorgeous sheen (v. on trend at the moment).
It’s a twist-up, so there’s no need to stress about keeping a sharpener handy. –ipsy website

Over all I am so happy with this months bag!! Maybe one day I’ll make up my mind about keeping ipsy or not, but for now, I will! Even with the big move I have already changed my shipping address. Can’t wait to see what other great stuff I discover through ipsy!

What was in your March glam bag?? Were they all hits or misses??

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

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)

Makeup, Monday Favorites, Uncategorized

Monday Favorites

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Let me start this post by mentioning that I am a total packaging dork. The cuter the better. That doesn’t mean I don’t look into things and do research. These little beauties here are my recent favorites. Including the brushes.

The brushes are Sonia Kashuk, Morphe, and Real Techniques. I’m all about affordable brushes and these brands definitely deliver for the price point. The jar is just a repurpose of a spaghetti sauce jar! (lol) I’m all for repurposing.

Now the star of the show are these palettes my husband got me for Valentine’s day. I know I am one lucky girl. The Kat Von D ‘Shade and Light’ palette has been sitting in my Sephora cart for forever!!  It is “an eye contouring palette featuring three color quads in neutral, cool, and warm shades.”-Sephora website. I am absolutely obsessed. I have warm undertones and hazel-ish eyes and this works with me. They have some fall out but they are so buttery and blend soooo well!! Sadly I didn’t think to open the palette, SORRY!!

Then theres Tarte’s ‘Tartelette in Bloom Clay’ shadow palette.” An eye shadow palette with 12 brand-new shades in a mix of matte and luster finishes.” It has 9 mattes and 3 shimmer shadows or like the Sephora website says ‘3 luster’ shadows. Another favorite because of how easy they blend and how buttery they feel. They kind of have a similar scent like the Too Faced chocolate palettes or maybe its just the ‘clay’? Anyone know?

Last but not least is the Too Faced  ‘Chocolate Bon Bon’ palette. “An eye palette from the Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection with 16 heart-shaped, cocoa powder-enriched eye shades in brights and neutrals.” First off this line calls to me in ways I can’t explain! Everything they release is adorable, amazing quality, and worth every penny. Unlike the other two palettes this one has a lot more pops of color. Sadly I haven’t created any ‘colorful’ looks but it seems like such a great option for spring.

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Here are my recent Go to makeup selections. I’ve opted for a softer lip, some serious glow (since my foundation does dry to a matte), and of course some simple looks achieved with both these palettes.

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed photographing and typing up!

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

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