How To Stop Make Up Brushes from Shedding

I was starting to get really frustrated with my Sigma large powder brush because it was shedding like crazy. Any time I applied powder my face was covered with bristles it was so annoying and time consuming because I had to stop my routine to get all the bristles off my face. So I bought a MAC 150 and that was great for a few months (about 8) then that started to shed too! I turned to sephora and picked up their large power brush since the bristles are white I figured if that shed no biggie.

Normally I would clean my brushes with either the MAC cleaner and a paper towel and then once every two weeks I would deep clean then with aveeno shampoo. Well one day I accidentally grabbed the aveeno conditioner instead of the shampoo and figured Oooh well it's not that big of a deal the sigma and MAC 150 were already dead to me. After they dried the bristles were super soft so I used it once more and omg my problem was solved. No more shedding. Seriously, shedding stopped completely!!!

So if your brushes are shedding, they might need a little moisturizer so wash them with a bit of gentle conditioner and see if that helps.


Maggie Bags Campus Tote and Key Chain Review

I have the change to review some of the hot new products from Maggie Bags.  First up is the Campus Tote that I have received in Gray.


What: Maggie Bags Campus Tote, a eco friendly and chic way to travel to class in style


Pros: Its a large enough tote to fit a few notebooks and some text books and other essentials like a make up bag, wallet, and sunglasses.  Its got a great lining, that oh so fab Maggie Bags satin purple lining that pops out easy for an easy access to clean any spots.  The zipper at the top is really durable, doesn't look like it would be too delicate.  The handles are wrapped around the bottom so not to worry these handles wont be breaking off any time when they are put to the pressure of carrying a lot of weight.  The feet at the bottom make sure your Maggie Bags stays clean even when you have to set it down and your classmate spills coffee (yes that happened to me once and ruined a bag, so these little feet def protect your bags)

Cons:  I really wish it had a ring on the inside of the bag to clip my keys on, especially since I have the matching Maggie Bags key chain.  Other than that this bag is AWESOME

Overall Thoughts:  LOVE this bag.  Its really the perfect campus bag, no more having to tote around the khaki canvas bags that start to look super grungy after a week or so.


Now onto the Key Chain.


What:  Maggie Bags EcoChic Key Chain

Pros:  Its adorable!  It can be buckled and unbuckled to create a larger or smaller key chain.

Cons:  Its a little big and can be heavy to some but overall I think its great!

Overall:  I like it!  I really like that I can keep my car key on one side and just unbuckle that when I need it.  Definitely convenient.


L'Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator Review

So the mascara has two ends, one is a typical mascara, which on its own I love, it really lengthens my lashes.  Then the other end is the Illuminating side, basically a side that is supposed to make your eyes sparkle (and I love sparkles!).  The regular mascara is applied first then you can add the illuminating sparkles.

The brush on the sparkly side is interesting, it took some getting used to.  I really like the rounded applicator tip for my bottom lashes, but the more traditional mascara brush is what I use to apply the "sparkle" on my top lashes.

The sparkles comes in different colors to compliment your eyes.  I was super excited about this mascara, like really really really excited.  I loved the L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara and I really wanted to love the Eye Illuminating mascara.  I thought it would sparkle and make my eyes look incredible.  It wasn't that spectacular.  I only noticed a few specs of sparkle as I was applying it, but nothing really popped out like I hoped it would have.  I don't think I would buy it again, it was a bit of a let down but I used some CVS extrabucks and a coupon so I didn't pay too much for it.


Look of the Day with a Bow Headband

I had to get prettified for a meeting and then a new ID badge picture (which came out awesome!) so I figured I would share.  My favorite part about this look is the headband.  I love headbands, and the bow is just too pretty.


Face: Revlon ColorStay foundation, MAC MSF Smooth Merge on the cheeks, Too Faced Leopard Bronzer to contour, Almay Finishing Powder, and Coach Shimmering Powder to illuminate

Eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Paradisco on the lid, MAC Remotely Grey in the crease, MAC Ricepaper to highlight, Revlon Colorstay liner in Black, and Falsies mascara.

Lips: Revlon lipstain in frenzy and Chanel lip gloss in glossimer

This dress is adorable.  I paired it with a black belt from Forever 21 and tights from Chinese Laundry.  I had a lot of walking to do today so I wore a ballet flats from Steve Madden.