Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tease ;)

So I recently got a mini elf haul, I ordered a few things alog with my mom and sister. I ordered my first ELF Studio cream blush in Tease. Let me just say, ELF impresses me more and more daily. There has yet to be a product from them that I have hated (and I own quite alot of elf). I wanted to wear the blush before I did a review on it. So yesterday I decided I would try it out. I used my stipple brush first as I have heard that being a good way to apply it. I only did a light coat with the brush when I decided I wanted to apply with my fingers for more of a controlled application. I couldn't decided if I should set it with a powder blush or a translucent powder so I ended up using both. I will probably be sticking to using the Elf studio translucent powder as I dont like the idea of covering it with another color.

 Also the only downfall to me is the size. As u can see in the picture compared to the cream eye shadow its HUGE. I wouldn't carry in around in my purse or anything as its too bulky.  But you do get alot of product.

Its not like cream at all, its more towards a mousse feel and ends with a smooth powder finish. I was wearing for about 11 hours before I washed my face and I could still see the color on my cheeks. Tease is a very nice light rose/pink natural color, I would imagine looking nice on almost anyone. I couldn't choose between Heart Breaker or Tease, but I did some research and decided Heart Breaker was a bit brighter pink and wanted to go for something a bit different. After trying one of these blushes tho, I will definitely be purchasing Heart Breaker on my next haul :)

Do any of you use cream blush regularly? Let me know if you have tried any that are a must have!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

sonia kashuk limited edition Kashuk Tool's starter kit

Hey ladies! Sorry I was gone for so long! I went on a mini vaca with my boyfriend to North Carolina for Halloween! But now I back :) I hope you all had an amazing and safe halloween!

So I visit my local Target a few times a week to look out for deals or pick up a few new ELF items. The past few weeks I have been eyeing down the Sonia Kashuk brush kits and have been admiring all of there amazing brushes. I use to own a few of their eye brushes years ago (the ones with the white handles) and to be honest they weren't the best so I never bothered buying them again. But anyways, as Im walking past a clearance shelve I see the 3 set Kashuk brush starter kit, the price..... $6!!! Thats right, only $6. It was suppose to be priced at $24.99. It included the Blusher Brush- $17.99, Large domed Eye Shadow Brush- $9.99, and the Small Eye Shadow brush- $9.99. So if bought separately it would be a total of $37.97, so I would of saved $31.97!! Im all about a deal, and my friends thats a good deal!

*The first brush is the Blusher Brush-" Sweep blush onto the apples of cheeks for a natural-looking flush."
I love this brush. The handle on the brush is amazing and so easy to hold and work with, and its super soft. I see myself using this brush for almost everything; from powder foundation, blush, bronzer, highlighter and booster.

*The second brush is the Large Domed eye shadow brush- "Finishes and beautifully blends; perfect for contouring. Don't be afraid to use powder for touch-ups on face." Again, Love this brush and the handle. Its very dense and probably the biggest eye shadow brush I own. I can see  myself using it for my all over color, blending, and even adding highlight to my cheek bones.

*The third brush is the Small Eye Shadow brush- "A great brush that applies and blends." This brushes bristles are a little bit more sturdy. I will be using this brush for the highlighting under my brow and maybe in my crease. I will probably be using this for alot more things once I get the chance to use it!

Each of these brushes has her signature engraved into the tops of the brush. The handles are the best and most comfortable that I have ever held. They make applying make up so much easier and fit so nicely into you hand which gives great control. It also included the Beauty brush-Up book, which includes Tips and Tricks from Sonia Kashuk. These Brushes can be found at most targets and online. I highly suggest checking them out for yourself :) If you own any other brushes from this collection let me know, I would love to add to it!                                                                xoxo