Beauty, Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review, Summer

Fab Fit Fun

Summer Box 2018

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

photogrid_15277665697273889156636926348826.jpgphotogrid_15277420874633549445860718129736.jpgIt’s FabFitFun time again!  Let’s unbox the summer box!  Buckle up, because it’s FABULOUS!!!

Summer & Rose Beach Towel: $55

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Guys!  This is the softest towel I’ve ever touched!!!  It’s so cozy and cute!  I’ve been using this non-stop since it showed up on my doorstep.  Jasmine and I love it!

ORLANDO PITA PLAY Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray: $34

photogrid_15277667694057026271338680976470.jpgThis is another item I’ve been using non-stop since the box arrived.  It’s a weightless spray that protects hair from UV damage and heat styling.  My hair is very oily and this doesn’t weigh it down AT ALL.  It’s a great product.

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: $29

photogrid_15277666230403514103139531907339.jpgThis is a fabulous gentle exfoliator!  I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks or so now.  I’m not sure about the brightening effects, but it certainly leaves my skin feeling smooth!

Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar: $48

photogrid_15277669543937796154563952106568.jpgThis is one luxurious body treatment!  It has all natural ingredients that exfoliate and hydrate the skin.  I love using it but it does have a scent to it.  Think of any gift store that has all the candles and that’s what it smells like.  It’s not terrible, by any means, though.  This is a lovely product that feels so great on the skin!

tarte tarteist PRO glow highlight & contour palette: $45

photogrid_15277672026328996711796098840177.jpgThis is GORGEOUS!!!  We all know I’m overly frugal and don’t often (or ever) spring for a high-end makeup product.  Having the chance to try this out was awesome!  Let me tell you, this is a beautiful highlighting palette.  This would work well for any skin tone and any look you may want to achieve.  Could this be my gateway to higher-end makeup?  We’ll see.

tarte tarteist PRO to go palette & sex kitten liquid liner: $43

photogrid_152776713028797619841928160721.jpgYou were supposed to pick between this product and the highlighting palette above OR you could add the second palette for $10.  Only $10?  Yes, please!  This eyeshadow palette is gorgeous!  The formula is so creamy and blends out really well.  I wish there was a lighter shade for a highlight, but I just use one of the colors from the highlight palette.  This is a great palette to travel with as it’s so small and compact.  I took both these palettes on a recent trip and was very happy with the number of looks I could create with such a small, travel-friendly palette!  Also included was a liquid liner.  I’ve never used a liquid liner before, so I need some more practice with this product.  Overall, these palettes are fabulous!

COOLA Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer: $32

photogrid_15277667334361728794698166259043.jpgWho doesn’t need a sunscreen in the summer?  I love they included this product in the box.  I’m lazy and don’t always buy a sunscreen just for my face.  When I don’t use an SPF made for the face, though, I end up breaking out.  Luckily, FabFitFun to the rescue!  I haven’t used this yet, but I’m excited to try it out!

Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish: $14.99

photogrid_15277668053164292124497967186167.jpgThis is the product I didn’t know I needed.  At first, I thought it was silly, but I set it next to the sink anyway.  I’ve been using it non-stop, though.  Need to wash some dishes and don’t want to get your jewelry wet?  Cool, just put it in the tray!  Genius!

FOREO LUNA fofo: $89

photogrid_15277670032414441090077879124440.jpgGet excited about this exclusive launch product!  According to the FabFitFun insert, it’s a “revolutionary device…powered by Bluetook technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile, which is sent straight to the newly launched FOREO LUNA app.”  Now, that’s a high-tech beauty product!  Check out this video from Jen Luvs Reviews to get an idea of how to use it.  So far, I really like it.  Once you download the app, it guides you through how to use it.  Basically, it analyzes your skin condition and moisture level and then you can use the device to cleanse your face.  It leaves your skin feeling so smooth and clean.  It’s fabulous, maybe not $90 fabulous, but if you got this in your box, do yourself a favor and use it right now!

Total Value: $389.99 for $50!!!

This just might be my favorite box yet!  I’m using everything in this box.  If you haven’t tried out FabFitFun yet use my code to get $10 off your first box!  You’ll LOVE it!

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review, Spring, Summer

How to Keep the Bugs Away All Summer Long

Bug Soother FTW

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

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Photo by Jacek Mleczek on Pexels.com

There’s one drawback to the warmer weather. Bugs. Nothing can spoil a perfectly good walk in the woods like swarms of mosquitoes buzzing in your ears. Don’t despair, though. I have the perfect solution to fix all your summer bug blues!

Enter Bug Soother. This product first appeared on my blog last summer (see the post here). I truly love this product. It repels gnats, no-see-ums, sand fleas, black flies, mosquitos, and more. And smells great! I’ve handed out samples to friends, family, and co-workers. Everyone comments on how nice it smells. It’s safe for kids and pets too! Big thanks to my sweet sweet niece for modeling this fabulous product!

Inadvertently, I put this product to the test a couple weeks ago. The ticks are thick this year. Seriously, they’re everywhere. Normally when I go hiking, I put on Bug Soother and a tick repellant as Bug Soother doesn’t specifically say it repels ticks. Welp, there was no tick repellant to be found in my house. I had no choice but to proceed on my hike with just the Bug Soother.

With the Bug Soother in tow, the puppy and I set out on our adventure. It also happened to be mushroom season, so we left the beaten path and scoured the tall grass and woods for the elusive morel. We didn’t find any mushrooms. 😔 On the other hand, though, we didn’t have any ticks! 😊 Bug Soother for the win!

Interested in trying Bug Soother? Head on over to Bug Soother and enter the code ‘MissyAnnIA’ for 25% off your first order. You’ll be happy you did!

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Budget Shopping, Fabulous Finds Friday, Holidays

REPOST: 10 Tips for a Successful Black Friday Shopping Experience

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

For those of you in the U.S. Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are having a fabulous day eating delicious food with friends and family.  What a great holiday!  Also on tap, this weekend is the biggest shopping day of the year…Black Friday.  This is almost a holiday in itself for my family. After our bellies are full of turkey and pie, we await the joyous sound of “The paper’s here!”  Our faces light up with delight.  We ready our notepads and pens and get ready to make our lists and check them twice. We proceed to happily spend hours scouring the dozens and dozens of ads for great deals laughing and joking as we go.  Once our lists are made, we get down to business making a plan for the next morning.  This is the not so fun part.  That’s where these tips come in handy…

This post is based on an article by The Krazy Coupon Lady called 34 Brilliant Black Friday Hacks for 2016.  While there is a lot of great and super useful information in this article, 34 tips are more than I can handle.  Let’s break it down into 10 tips for a successful Black  Friday shopping experience!
Recipe Style:
34 Brilliant Black Friday Tips for 2016 by the Krazy Coupon Lady

My Style:

  1. Scout your go-to stores the day before Thanksgiving.  Most of the displays should be set up by this time.  For people who travel for the holiday, this may be difficult, but it can help save time at the wee hours of the morning for sure!
  2. Make your final list by store and order the items by importance.  In my family, we have several drafts of the same list before we get to our final.   It’s a process.
  3. Remember to not only stock up for Christmas but birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc. as well!
  4. Look for door-buster guarantees.  This is mostly a Wal-Mart thing, and Wal-Mart is not my favorite place to go on Black Friday.  Actually, I avoid it at all costs.  However, if they have a TV I want for cheap, their door-buster guarantee is a life-saver.  All you do is go in during the advertised time-frame, buy a voucher for the item you want, and pick it up before Christmas.  That I can handle!
  5. Avoid wearing red, especially if you’re going to Target.  Do wear bright colors or an easily recognized shirt so your group can find you easily in the crowd.
  6. Leave the kiddos and hubbys at home.  Unless your hubby is my brother in which case he may come along.  My brother is a great shopper!
  7. Shop with a group, but not a large group.  Two to four people is a good number.
  8. Ditch the shopping carts and use reusable bags instead.  This of course only works if you’re purchasing smaller items. If you must get a cart, have 1 cart and 1 driver for your group.  The other people are runners and bring items back to the cart.  This avoids having to drive the cart through the crowded aisles, which will only slow down your progress.
  9. Shop online.  My mom and I discovered the joy of this last year when a winter storm decided to plague our town on Black Friday morning.  You can expect everything, except door-busters, to be available online.  If you hate crowds and getting up before dawn, this is the option for you!
  10. Use gift cards for purchases.  As The Krazy Coupon Lady mentions you can go to Raise.com and buy discounted gift cards.  This can save you more money on top of the awesome Black Friday deals you’re already getting!
  11. BONUS tip!  JCPenney and Menards are my favorite stores for Black Friday (and all year round actually).  You are guaranteed to find great deals for everyone on your list at both of these stores.  Every year, these are the 2 places we go for sure.  
Hope these shopping tips help you have a fabulous Black Friday trip!  Leave me a comment down below and let me know how your shopping experience turned out!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Beauty, DIY, Everyday Style, Fabulous Finds Friday, Home Organization

How to Quickly Change Purses

Fabulous Finds Friday

purse essentials how to change purses
A woman and her purse. What a complicated relationship that can be, amiright? My whole life is in my purse. When it’s a mess, I’m a mess. When it doesn’t match my outfit, I’m also a mess. It puts a damper on the whole look I worked so hard to create. Usually, though, I’m in too big a hurry to go through the complicated process of switching it. So there I go with my cute black and teal outfit and my brown purse. Ugh! 
From One Good Thing by Jillee
No more of that my, friends, no more! Enter the craft organizer turned purse buddy. This is slick. Jillee from One Good Thing turned a craft organizer into her purse buddy for all her essentials (see her post here). While I love this idea, it’s not going to work for me. I’m constantly throwing my bag around all topsy-turvy, it’s never upright. Does this happen to anyone else? No? Just me? Okay. Instead, I found 3 travel-sized bags to put my essentials in. Two were gifts and the pink one I bought from the dollar store. The dollar store has tons of super cute bags in many different sizes. If you’re in the market for a travel bag (or a purse organizer bag) I’d highly recommend checking out the dollar store.

Let’s get into the organizing.  First, we need to define our purse essentials.  This will be different for everyone.  Searching Pinterest for “purse essentials” yielded lists upon lists of must-haves for your purse.  I combined a few lists together and came up with my own purse essential list.  I gathered the items with the help from my puppy Jasmine (isn’t she getting so big?!?!).
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Cool, now that I have my list and the items, it’s time to bag them up.  The items can be divided into three categories (yes, I’m that organized, don’t judge me! 😉).  One bag will be for makeup items; one bag for the notebook, writing utensils, charger, and things of this nature; and the last bag will be for the first aid supplies.  Lo and behold, it all fits!
To change purses, simply pull out the bags and place them in the new purse.  It’s easy and only takes about 2 minutes.  Even on my most rushed mornings, I can spare 2 minutes for a good cause!  Big thanks to Jasmine the puppy for her help with this blog post!  She can be such a troublemaker (she is a puppy after all), but just look at that face!  She’s the cutest! 💖
What’s on your purse essential list?  Let us know in the comments below!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post! 
Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!
lylas,
MissyAnn
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Beauty, Fabulous Finds Friday, Fashion, Scarves

October Favorites

Things I’ve been loving this month!

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Once again, there’s no crafting segment today.  I know, I know, on Wednesdays we craft.  Don’t worry!  I have plenty of fabulous crafting projects lined up for the holiday season, but today let’s take a moment to reflect on October.  First of all, where did October go?  Seriously, it’s flown by!  I feel like I blinked and the whole month disappeared.  Despite the light speed of time, I did manage to wrangle up some of my favorite things to share with you from the month of October!  Let’s get into it!
Online Shopping
This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Last week’s Fabulous Finds Friday was all about online grocery shopping (see the post here).  It’s so good, though, it’s worth mentioning again.  Since last week’s post, I’ve ordered from the HyVee Aisles Online service and Target delivery once more.  I was still impressed.  These will be services I will continue to utilize in the future!




Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Rebel Rose: $5
This is the quintessential fall lip color (find it here)!  It’s the perfect neutral shade that would work for just about anyone.  These lipsticks have also been featured in a Fabulous Finds Friday (see the post here).  The is the most comfortable matte lipstick ever!  It drys down without stripping your lips of all the moisture and the staying power is truly amazing.  Love it!
What Nicole Wore
I’ve been loving this blog (check it out here)!  Not only does she discuss fashion and lifestyle, she also explores everyday issues.  She touches on things that most of us can relate to in a way that makes us feel like we’re not alone.  There’s a sense of community and comradery surrounding her blog.  I would highly recommend checking it out!

Scarves
Yeah, it’s that time of year.  As much as we might hate to see the warm summer sun melt away, let’s not pretend like we’re not a little bit happy to pull out our scarves, sweaters, and boots.  If it’s going to be cold, we might-as-well-be cute!  Fall fashion certainly offers the opportunity to get creative with our style.  Fall is my favorite, both for the show Mother Nature puts on for us and for the fashion.  So, go ahead, rock those scarves and show that cold weather who’s boss!





Apples
Ah, yes, fall and apples.  I’m not a big on pumpkin spice flavored things, but sign me up for some apples!  Apple cider, apple crisp, apples, apples, apples!  In case you’re in the market for a new apple recipe, check out this apple dip.  It’s delicious!  For a simpler version, layer Greek yogurt, caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, and dip away. Yum!
I’d love to know your October favorites!  Feel free to comment below, on the Facebook page, or on Insta and let us know what you’ve been loving this month!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn 
Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review

Online Grocery Shopping

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk easy.  I need some easy in my life, I mean, don’t we all?  Recently, there’s been a change in my household.  Instead of the hubby getting home early to let the puppy out, now that has become my job.  Goodbye after work runs to the grocery store, Target, Goodwill, Dollar Tree, etc.  It was fun while it lasted, my friends!  Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic there, but you get the picture.  You might be asking, “um, MissyAnn, why can’t you just go let the puppy out and then go to the store?” This is a good point, however, I live about 20 minutes away from any store.  Once I’m home, I’m in for the night.  I don’t feel like driving upwards of 45 minutes to an hour round trip to go to the store.  The whole night would be shot and that’s no good.  Enter online shopping.  Now, I’m a pro at shopping for clothes and stuff on Amazon online.  What about toiletries and groceries, though?  That’s something I had never tried before.  Let’s do an experiment, shall we?

First, I wanted to try out buying toiletries from Target and get them delivered to my front door.  That

seems nice, right?  Using the Target app, I searched for the products I needed and added them to my cart.  This included some makeup, drain cleaner, hair products, contact solution, soap, things of this nature.  After waiting a few days to ensure I didn’t run into anything else I needed, I made the order late on a Sunday night.  Side note, if you don’t have a Target Red Card, get one now!  You get free shipping and 5% off everything.  Awesome!  Also, one of the great things about the Target app is they will find deals for you based on what’s in your cart.  Do you have some jeans that are 20% with a code?  No worries, the app will remind you to enter the code before you checkout.  That’s so sweet!  Okay, back to the order.  So, I ordered late Sunday night and chose regular shipping.  Much to my surprise, I received the bulk of the items on Tuesday!!!  I did have a couple items come Wednesday and Thursday, but still, that’s fast!  #impressed  Buying toiletries at Target gets a big A+ from this one!

Since I had such good luck at Target, I thought I’d try online grocery shopping.  First, I hit up Wal-Mart.  They have that pick-up service at most every store now.  That seemed like a good option.  What are the two things that are must-haves when buying groceries?  In my book, it’s milk and bread.  Using the Wal-Mart app, I searched for milk.  That’s when it happened.  Disappointment reared its ugly head.  You cannot get milk in the pick-up option.  You can only buy it in store.  No thank you!

That was disappointing, but I wasn’t going to give up so easily.  Next, I tried HyVee.  They have a

program called Aisles Online, which is much like the pick-up service at Wal-Mart.  If you don’t have a HyVee in your area, I’m guessing most major grocery stores would offer similar programs.  You order online, choose your pick-up time, and then someone will bring them out to your car.  Nice!  A bit nervously, I again searched for milk.  Success!  You can order milk from HyVee!  I proceeded to add other items to my cart.  I did see the minimum order for free pick-up is $50, but, let’s face it, that’s not difficult.  I got to 50 bucks without even trying.  After I found everything I wanted, I placed the order and picked it up on the way home the next day.  They bring your groceries out to you in big totes that are lined with Styrofoam.  I ordered some ice cream, ya know, to test out if the products would stay cold, not because ice cream sounded yummy.  The ice cream held up just fine and was delicious!  Overall, it was awesome!  

If you’re like me and don’t have time to go shopping after work, or if you have kiddos and they tend to add too much stuff to your cart, or if you’re older and can’t get around the big stores easily, or if you just hate grocery shopping, this is for you!  I’d highly recommend giving this a try!  Let me know how it goes for you!

Have you ever tried online grocery shopping?  

That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!
lylas,
MissyAnn

Beauty, Everyday Style, Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review

Fabulous Finds Friday: FabFitFun

The Fall Box

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, we’re talking Fab Fit Fun for fall!  How’s that for some mega alliteration!?!  Let’s check out what was in the fall box, shall we?  If you subscribe to FabFitFun, let me know what was in your box.  Enough chatting, let’s get into it!
Mer-Sea & Co. Scarf: $98
Oh my goodness, I wish you guys could feel how soft and light this scarf is.  It’s truly heavenly!  Whether you’re traveling to far off lands or just hanging out at home, this scarf is a must-have for fall.  When the weather cools down, you better believe this scarf will have a permanent home around my neck!  As nice as this scarf is though, there’s no way I would pay upwards of $100 for it.  That’s the beauty of these subscription boxes, though.  You get to treat yourself to something nice that you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself.  That’s awesome in my book!
Private Party Gym Bag: $59
How cute is this bag?!?! Mine says “Meet Me at the Barre” in honor of my childhood ballet days.  Even though I’m more of a workout-at-home kinda girl, this bag will still come in handy.  Who doesn’t need an extra bag (or two or three or four) laying around, right?  I can’t wait to use it!
Imm Living Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder: $33
I don’t know about you, but I’m always leaving my everyday jewelry on top of my jewelry armoire.  It takes so much extra effort to put it away into the armoire when I’m just going to get it out the next day, amiright?  😉  This was the item I didn’t know I needed.  It’s perfect to sit on top of my armoire to hold all those items I don’t want to put away.  Now, there’s no fear of them falling down and getting lost on the floor.  Genius!
Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil: $12.50
This stuff is awesome.  I suffer from mega dry cuticles and this oil helps bring them back to life.  Plus, it smells great and the lavender is oh so soothing.  Apparently, even my puppy liked it as she chewed the cute gold lid completely off.  Luckily, she didn’t get into the product itself.  I should’ve known she was up to something when it was way too quiet in the living room.  Silly girl!



Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask: $48
I haven’t had a chance to try this, but I’m so excited to test it out.  The description says it “features natural ingredients like bentonite clay, aloe, and rosehip oil to reveal smoother, softer skin while slowing down the aging process.”  Sounds good to me!  
Mytagalongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack: $15
If you’re like me, you never have a cold pack when you need one.  Also, if you’re like me, you never think to buy one at the store.  Very rarely do I think about first aid items when I’m perusing down the aisles of my favorite drugstore.  Luckily, now I don’t have to.  Thanks, FabFitFun, for including another item I didn’t know I needed!
Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon: $28
The color I received was Florence Fig & Rose Balm, which is a really lovely pinky/peach nude shade.  We all know I love my drugstore makeup.  There’s so much great quality makeup there for an affordable price.  Well, friends, this product is an exception.  The description indicates that this is a “handy 2-in-1 product that features a creamy, lightweight lip color crayon with a natural matte finish, and a BB lip balm for added shine and moisture.”  This is the most comfortable lip product I’ve ever used and is living full time in my purse.  I would totally pay $28 for this lip stuff.    Now, not only do I want one in every color, but I also want all my friends and family to feel the fabulousness of this product, too!
Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths
What a cute addition to this box!  While I don’t think it’s a good idea to flush these (even though they say you can) it is nice to have some wet wipes around.  You never know when you might need them!
Dphue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse: $35

I was so excited to receive this product in my box!  I’ve been intrigued by apple cider vinegar use on the hair so I couldn’t wait to try this out.  It claims to be a “shampoo and conditioner substitute [that] uses the power of apple cider vinegar and other ingredients like lavender extract and argan oil to gently remove impurities from your hair without stripping it of its natural oils.”  Sounds good.  I used this when I got back from the beach as it seemed like a good choice to get rid of the excess salt water and such left in my hair from beach time.  I washed my hair with this, threw it up in a ponytail, sprayed a little hairspray and went about my day.  I was impressed with how soft and clean my hair felt.  The second time I used it, though, the story had a different ending.  I washed my hair with this and then put several styling products in my hair including a gel, root booster, and some hairspray.  Those products did NOT play nice with the vinegar hair rinse.  My hair was so sticky, weighed down, and just generally gross.  I would use this again, but not before styling.
The Jetset Diaries Cable Knit Beanie: $49
Again, I wish you guys could feel how soft and light this hat is!  For all of you that live in the north, you understand the need for a cute and functional hat.  This beanie fits the bill nicely.  I’m so excited to style it different ways this winter.  Afterall, I might-as-well have some fun when there’s 3 feet of snow on the ground, right?
Total Value of Box: $377.50!!!
What a great box and what a great value!  Getting almost $400 worth of products for $50 is awesome!  I will at least try out all these products and probably use most of them on a regular basis.
This was my last box in my year-long subscription.  In January, I took my Christmas money and paid $175 for an annual subscription.  That makes each box ring in at about $44.  If you’re interested in seeing what I got in my previous boxes, check them out here: Editor’s Box/Spring Box/Summer Box. Maybe it’s silly, but this just brought me joy every time I saw that box sitting on my front porch.  I couldn’t wait to open it and see what was inside!   In our ever-stressful world, doing something that will bring a little joy to your heart is not a bad idea.  Something as little as this can put a bright spot in any bad day.  I would highly recommend subscribing to FabFitFun.  If you’re not sure, just get one box to try it out.  There’s certainly no harm in that.   I will definitely be renewing my subscription for next year!  If you’re interested in subscribing, use my link to get $10 off your first box.  Enjoy!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!
lylas,
MissyAnn

Beauty, Budget Shopping, Cleaners, DIY, Fabulous Finds Friday, Makeup

DIY Color Switcher

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
So, we’ve all been there. That time when your favorite makeup brush is full of the wrong color. It’s got purple eye shadow when you want to use brown, etc. What’s a girl to do? Ain’t nobody got time to clean their brushes every time they want to switch eye shadow or even blush. Enter the color switcher. These are the latest craze in the beauty world. Sephora and Ultra both have a version that will run you about $20 (find them here and here). You can find them slightly cheaper on Amazon and Wal-Mart even makes a version (here). Even the cheaper versions aren’t worth it when you can make your own for a buck. That’s right, $1. It’s easy! Here’s how. Run out to your local dollar store and pick up one of those hair bun donut things (here). Unwrap it and you’re done! Start wiping your brushes on it when you want to switch colors. Easy peasy! If you want to go the extra mile, you can put it in a tin. I’m sure you can find those at the dollar store as well. I just happened to have this tin laying around that was waiting for its purpose in life. The hair bun donut thing fit perfectly! Now, how’s that for an easy yet super useful DIY?!? 

This is by no means a replacement for cleaning your brushes with soap and water.  Speaking of that, I really need to clean mine.  How often do you clean your brushes?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn