Thursday, November 17, 2016

Holiday's Shopping Made Easy With Groupon Coupons

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the next thing you know, the holidays are here. Time flies by so quickly and with a busy schedule I always start my holiday gift shopping early. If you have a long Christmas list like I do, you want to try and find the best deals and prices. So before I hit the stores, I like to check online and on Groupon Coupons to see what deals and coupons they have available on my favorite stores and brands.

Groupon Coupons is part of the Groupon service I'm sure we're all familiar with. It’s a very easy and simple way to find all the lasts specials and deals that can save us time and some money on great items and products we love. You can find great gifts at a great price for everyone on your Christmas list with just the click of a button. For those of you that like me have a busy schedule, ordering gifts online makes things so much easier. I have to admit though, sometimes it is fun to go to the stores and look around and shop our favorite brands. The only thing about shopping in stores is that sometimes you miss out on great deals and discounts. That’s why I always look online and check for great deals before I hit the stores. Groupon Coupons is always updated with the latest coupons to your favorite stores like Lord and Taylor and even some of your favorite brands like Tarte Cosmetics. It’s amazing, all the different deals you can find from clothing, perfumes, makeup and even travel tickets if you’re going away for the holidays.

Finding the perfect gift does not have to be hard or super expensive. With some coupons and discounts I am sure you can find a gift that is both thoughtful and memorable. The holidays are meant to be spent with family and to be able to share happy moments. To make some good memories that will keep us going through the New Year 2017. I feel like this year flew by in a blink of an eye. I have to say that I know I made the best of 2016 and I am really looking forward to see what 2017 will bring me. Now I’ll chat with you later I have some online shopping to do!!

Leslie xoxo

* Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine, I use Groupon on several occasions so I decided to share this with you. Pictures are taken from online resources and Groupon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Morphe 7 Piece Rose Gold Brush Set

Pretty Brushes, who doesn’t love pretty makeup brushes! To be honest, before I started blogging the only makeup brushes I had were the ones that came with the eyeshadow palettes I owned at the time and a little blush brush from the drug store. I used my fingers to apply any other makeup product. Now we have a makeup brush for practically everything and they come in all different sizes and shapes. There are so many makeup brush brands out there that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all of them. There are some makeup brush brands out there that are quite expensive and some are super affordable.

I now own quite a few makeup brushes, thanks to all the brushes I get in my monthly Ipsy bags. But I didn’t have a set or a collection. So since I have heard so much about the Morphe brushes and how affordable and awesome they are, I decided to get a set from the brand to try them out. I wanted something small that I can travel with. I love pink so it was obvious I would gravitate towards the rose gold 7 piece set (Morphe 701 - 7 Piece Rose Set) for only $19.99. It was perfect (by the way the last time I checked their website, these were sold out so keep checking if you want them).

I loved that they come in this sleek black cylinder carrying case (height:7 3/8) which makes it perfect to travel with and yes of course I took them with me on vacation to Dominican Republic (read here for vacation details). Inside this cute case there are seven essential brushes every girls needs in her collection, see below:

Flat Foundation Brush 5.5"
Oval Fluff Brush 5.5" 
Small Shadow Brush 5.375"
Chisel Angel Brush 5.75"
Pointed Crease Brush 5.25"
Angel Blush Brush 6"
Tapered Powder Brush 6"

I am sure you guys have read and seen tons of reviews on these brushes but I just had to share my thoughts about them. For the price, this set is pretty good and convenient. As I mentioned above its great for traveling. They are very soft to the touch and on your skin as well. I will talk about each one individually below. I haven’t had these for a long time so I can’t really tell you, if they will last a long time, I hope they do. I can tell you that they still look great after four washes.

Let’s start with the Tapered Powder Brush; this brush is pretty large and it has synthetic bristles. This is my go to brush to apply a light coat of blush, bronzer or to apply setting powder since its pretty big and fluffy. It does a pretty great job at blending in the products. The only part that’s a bit of a letdown is that it does have a little bit of shedding, but it really doesn’t bother too much because it doesn’t shed all the time it’s just sometimes.

The Angled Blush Brush: As you may guess because of the name its meant to apply blush with. I personally use this brush only to contour my face and to apply a little bit of highlight. This brush doesn’t shed at all, which I love and its soft and blends out products really well.

I have a few flat foundation brushes. This one is not any different than the ones I already have. It does the same job in my opinion, but the more the merrier right. I only use this brush to dab on foundation and concealer on my skin, because I don’t like using my finger and end up having product in my finger nail (the OCD part of me lol…). After applying the foundation or concealer I then use the beauty blender to blend my foundation or concealer.

The oval fluffy brush, I have used a couple of times when my other one is dirty and it does a decent job at blending eyeshadows on my crease and brow bone. But it can feel a little scratchy which I don’t like too much, I prefer something smoother.

I use the chisel angled brush mainly to apply eyeshadow on the inner corner of my eyes, on the crease and to smoke out my lower lash line. It does a pretty good job. I like that it doesn’t shed and it is really soft and prefer this one over the oval fluffy brush.

The only brush in this set I haven’t used is the pointed crease brush. It just feels a bit harsh and scratchy when I run it through my fingers. So I worry it will scratch the inner corners of my eyes; when I apply highlight, which is what I would use it for. So I use another brush or I use the pointy part of the chisel brush and apply my highlight with that.

Wow I can’t tell you how many small shadow brushes I have lol… But the one in this set I have used very often and it does a good job in applying eyeshadow on my lids. It does shed from time to time but not always and it doesn’t really bother me because It really applied eyeshadows well.

Overall, I love the rose gold color and the packaging because they are perfect for traveling. Quality wise you really do get what you pay for. There are some good brushes in this set and then there are some that are just ok. I will be getting some other brushes from Morphe soon, just haven’t decided which ones yet, so stay tuned!!

Leslie xoxo