Mac Brushes 129 & 217

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Hello everyone~ Long time, no talk...again. I pretty am settled into college, kind of, and think I am ready to start posting again. I thought it would be appropriate do a post about my MAC brushes I have been using for a while. I mentioned the brushes in my haul (here) where I also bought some Glossier Products and some more MAC makeup. The brushes I purchased were the MAC 129 and 217.

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The first brush is the MAC 129 (here) where it retails for $35.00 and is considered a blush/powder brush, or just all over face brush. On the website, it looks very narrow, which is how it comes, but after a use or two, it spreads out. I have been using it as a shading brush for my bronzer and I haven't branched out of that. It does a good job picking up color and blending it out. 

I read that on many people didn't like the brush because it sheds like crazy, but have had for about 1.5+ years and have noticed any massive amounts of shedding.

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Next is the coveted MAC 217 (here) brush that is one of the most recommended by MAC. It is a synthetic blending brush that retails for $25.00 on MAC. I have to say that this is my favorite eye brush at the moment because of how well it diffuses my eyeshadows. I have had instances where I have applied very pigmented eyeshadow to my outer corner and it took like five to ten minutes to blend out, but it did the trick and looked very nice.

My brush is a bit stained from not washing it and the products I use, but it still works and does not shed that much.

Overall, I really enjoy both of these brushes and can see these lasting for quite some time, even the MAC 129! Tell me in the comments what your favorite makeup brushes because I am in the middle of changing out my collection.

Happy Tuesday!

Glossier Soothing Face Mist

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Hello everyone~ Long time, no talk! I recently settled into college and have been trying to re-schedule in blogging. Right now, I really like posting on Tuesday and Friday, and at the moment, I have a bit of free time to write, edit, etc. 

Today I wanted to talk about the Glossier Soothing Face Mist that I got in the Glossier Phase #1 Kit (read about that here). I will be comparing it to the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater (read about that here) because it is based around using roses as the selling point ingredient. 

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I am gonna make this short, sweet, and simple. Both products contain the same amount of product, about 4 fl. oz. or 118 mL. However, the Mario Badescu Spray is less than half the price of the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, being $7.00 and $18.00 respectively. 

As for the product, both are fairly similar. I feel as if the Glossier Soothing Face Mist is more rose scented than the Mario Badescu, but I much prefer the scent of the Mario Badescu than the Glossier. Something that I enjoy about the Mario Badescu Spray is that it give a nice glow to skin whether it be on its own or with makeup. Whereas the Glossier Soothing Face Mist doesn't have that nice glow element. 

Overall, I would not repurchase this product because it is more expensive and does not work as well as the Mario Badescu Spray. It is much harder to get because it is only sold online when the Mario Badescu Spray is sold at Ulta and is much cheaper!

Happy Tuesday!

AM/PM Routine Tag

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I have not done a tag in a very long time. The last tag I did was the Get to Know Me: Beauty Bloggers Tag...REVISITED (link), where I just made fun of my original Get to Know Me: Beauty Blogger Tag where I guest posted on Majotron and she guested on mine (link). That was almost three years ago, how time flies~

Today, I will be doing the AM/PM Tag. I originally saw this on The Celution (link) and told myself to do it, but then forgot, then saw it on the Like Neon Love (link) and had that 'Oh Yeah' moment. 

Enough rambling...let's get started. *plays 32-bit Super Mario music*

AM ROUTINE

What is your morning beauty routine?

I usually wake up from an alarm or an urge to use the bathroom, no joke! After that, I wash my face. Recently, I have been using the Neutrogena Gentle Foaming Face Cleanser (link) following The Nature Republic Aloe Vera (link) as essence and The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration (link).

Whats for breakfast?

Same thing every day. One egg with spinach and mushrooms seasoned with salt and pepper made into an omelet. A slice of wheat toast with almond butter and, alternating between, cookie butter and Apricot Jam.

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee with milk and Baileys Irish Cream Creamer.


How long does it take you to get out the door?

It is currently my summer vacation, so I have nowhere to go. However, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour. If I was still in high school I would be out within about 20-30 minutes. 


What is your go to makeup look on a fuss free morning?

Some mascara, concealer, some powder, and a lip balm. Maybe some blush if I am looking extra ghosty. 

PM ROUTINE

What is your evening beauty routine?

First I remove any makeup using my Garnier Micellar Water (link). Then I do my AM beauty routine finishing off with my Lioele Water Drop Sleeping Pack (link) or Daiso Hylauronic Acid Sleeping Pack (link).

Snacktime! What is in the bowl?

I don't really eat snacks in the evening, but I do enjoy a nice calming tea. My favorite tea at the moment is the Tazo Zen Green Tea


How do you wind down and prep for bed?

In a perfect world I would read a book, but in reality, I sit on my phone for like an hour. 


Cosy up! What are you wearing to sleep?

Pajama pants and a comfy t-shirt. 


What are some things you must do before hitting the hay?

I have to put my phone on do not disturb and just sleep. I am a pretty simple, fuss-free sleeper. 

Baes I tag:
Holly, Holly Loves The Simple Things (link)
Yige (link)
Lily, Hauted0ll (link)

Have you done this tag, let me know in the comments below!

Have a good weekend ^_^

Bullet Journal Flip Through (Video)

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If you remember a month ago I did a post called Why I am switching from an Erin Condren Planner to a Bullet Journal (link) and I mentioned that I would give an update on how bullet journaling was going for me. So far, I have been very so much enjoying having a bullet journal. I was going to a picture heavy post, but would take forever to edit, write, and not to mention load on my website. I decided to do a Bujo (what all the cool kids call bullet journals) Flip Through Video for the sake of sanity.



A lot of my links for bullet journals and what not is in the description box of the video, so make sure to check that out along with the video.

Let me know in the comments what you think. Other than that...

Happy Friday ^_^

Favorite Blog Posts of the Week

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I thought I would do a small chatting post with everyone as I am wrapping up my summer vacation and heading off to college in less than three weeks. To get straight to the point, no, I am definitely not ready to go, but before I get into that I wanted to talk about something new I have been doing on Bloglovin' lately...