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Makeup Brushes that are out of this world…

There are so many great makeup brushes on the market today. And yes, you can find them in all price points, from inexpensive Wet ‘n’ Wild, moderately priced Real Techniques and so many others. Artis Digit series fall under the more expensive category, but I believe they are worth their hefty price. Why, you ask? Let’s discuss.

  1. They are super soft. They may be the softest brushes I own.  And that, in my opinion, makes them easier to blend for softer looks (which I am often drawn to). While I wouldn’t be able to do a look with a cut crease with these (maybe you could!), but aside from that, I have zero complaints.
  2.  They don’t suck up a ton of product. While I have loved a BB for years – I hated how much they sucked up my precious, precious makeup. These brushes are so very different. A little product goes a long way. For example, in this half makeup, half bare face pic, I only needed a few drops of foundation ( I use NARS, so it was like a 1/4 of a pump to get this kind of coverage) and as you can clearly see, I have a lot of red in my skin.
  3. They are great when you are in a hurry. Most days, I cannot afford the time to spend hours on my makeup, so being able to get out the door in a reasonable amount of time is important to me. I did this look in about 15 minutes, using only Artis Digit Series brushes. I am saving so much product that I can barely contain my excitement!Which are your favorite brushes that you wouldn’t want to live without? I’d love to hear.

xoxo

B

Holiday Packing Tips

The travel arrangements are made, last-minute shopping is done and all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy some time off – or is there something missing?

In addition to packing any holiday gifts and ugly sweaters, Reservations.com has compiled a simple go-to guide below to make sure you remember all of your toiletry necessities to help you look (and smell) your best as you visit friends and family this holiday season.
Shampoo and Conditioner
If you are staying in a hotel then typically the hotel will provide a trial size of shampoo and conditioner, yet that is not guaranteed. Therefore it’s always safe (best!) to bring your own. Only bring what you need to save room for other things in your luggage.
Body Wash
Reservations.com recommends using a bar of soap rather than liquid for the simple fact it takes up less room. (and you can ditch it before heading home!)
Face Lotions
If you condense the bottle that you use now into a smaller bottle or a tub it can be easier to carry in your toiletry bag.
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Try to find a traveling toothbrush ideally one that folds in half. If you have a travel sized toothpaste tube already then reservations.com recommends keeping it on hand and refilling it when it runs out. That way you don’t have to spend more on buying travel-sized toothpaste tubes. Another idea would be to try toothpaste powder or baking soda. These powders tend to come in tiny bottles that hardly take up any space.
Facial Wipes
These can be a quick fix to any emergency! If you have a long layover and need to freshen up, or even just to take your makeup off at night before you go to sleep facial wipes can be a lifesaver. No limit on the packaging so a big pack can fit right in your carry on.

Happy and safe travels!

xo,

Brett