Real Techniques Brush Review

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Stippling brush: The brush works well and doesn’t leave streaks when you put on your foundation. I ended up really liking this brush and will continue to use it in my makeup routine. Of course this brush doesn’t hold up well and you have to be extremely careful when washing it. https://realtechniques.com/en/stippling-brush/p/1408

Sculpting brush: It blends well and made contouring a bit easier. It’s meant to be used as a contouring brush, but can work as a foundation or finishing brush.  https://realtechniques.com/en/sculpting-brush/p/1432

Angled highlighter brush: This brush is exclusive To certain holiday kits and is perfect for a more natural highlighter look and setting concealer under your eyes.

Lip brush: It worked well with most lip products, but it was difficult to use when I used any product with the same consistency as lipstick, and sometimes left streaks. It’s a decent brush, just not my first choice.https://realtechniques.com/en/lip-color-blur/p/1532

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All the brushes were soft and worked fairly well. These are perfect starter brushes; their easy to use and inexpensive.

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My Bucket List

  1. Cliff dive
  2. Ride in a gondila
  3. Learn how to line dance
  4. Break or set a world record
  5. Have my first kiss
  6. Own a guini pig
  7. Visit England
  8. Ride on a motorcycle
  9. Ride an elephant
  10. Visit Singapore
  11. Visit Thailand
  12. Zip line
  13. Start a youtube channel
  14. graduate high school
  15. Learn to penny-board
  16. Feed a kangaroo
  17. Sky dive
  18. Learn an instrument
  19. Go zorbing
  20. Ride in a helicopter
  21. Act in a play
  22. Ride in a farrari
  23. Ride a four wheeler
  24. Go to a lantern festival
  25. attend a ballet
  26. Ride in a hot air balloon
  27. Ride a camel
  28. Go to a bonfire
  29. Ride a segway
  30. Write a book
  31. Start a buisness
  32. Decorate a house
  33. Get a four pack
  34. Be in a tv show
  35. Dye my hair a crazy color
  36. Write a letter to my hero
  37. Learn to ballroom dance
  38. Ask someone out
  39. Learn to rock climb
  40. Go to Disney
  41. See a meteor shower
  42. Swim in the pool at Marina Bay Sands
  43. Ride a mechanical bull
  44. Be kissed by a sea lion
  45. See the HollyWood sign
  46. Try archery
  47. Create a family tree
  48. Get acupuncture done
  49. Play paintball
  50. Hold a monkey
  51. Name a star
  52. Jump into a pool fully clothed
  53. Start a blog
  54. Go on a cruz
  55. Get henna
  56. Race a go kart
  57. Ride in a Tuk Tuk
  58. Ride in a cabal car
  59. Fly first class
  60. Stay a night in a tiny house
  61. Visit a castle
  62. Visit a temple
  63. Go to at least ten states
  64. Learn ASL
  65. Go horseback riding
  66. Have a paint war
  67. Dance in the rain
  68. Go on a road trip
  69. Feed an elephant
  70. Try bubble tea

 

I’ve gotten to do a lot in my life and I’m still young so hopefully I get to have lots more adventures.

Elf Mad for Matte Palette Review

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For the price these are good eyeshadows, but compared to too faced or Urban decay, their not as good. A problem I noticed is that even with eye primer, after about an hour I would have eyeshadow below my eye, and it also comes off really easily. If you are just getting into makeup elf is a great brand, its inexpensive, and is good quality especially for the price.

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Their not as pigmented as I would have liked and you deficiently have to build the color, but the colors did blend pretty well. I mostly like it for filling in my eyebrows.

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Mad for matte eyeshadow palette: http://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/mad-for-matte-eyeshadow-palette?&gclid=Cj0KEQiA3Y7GBRD29f-7kYuO1-ABEiQAodAvwNARTZOjSZF4A1wuCraXUs0iLMgmN9djMFulXXkZaBcaAofy8P8HAQ

Five of my Favorite books

4691a6a1-2a1d-4b26-bf96-cc75a5515cf0Wonderstruck

Plot: Wonderstruck is about a boy named Ben and a girl named Rose who are both looking for something. Ben starts looking for clues about his father, who he never knew and Rose dreams of an actress and keeps a scrapbook filled with her. Both children set off to find something. Ben’s story is told through words and Rosses through illustrations, but at the end of the book their stories come together.

I read Wonderstruck in seventh grade and fell in love with the book. Brian Selznick tells a story through his words and illustrations. I usually read it once every year and I enjoy it every time.

 mango_shaped_space_cd_cover_by_cinnamonsand-d61p1atA Mango Shaped Space

Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. Forced to reveal her condition, she must look to herself to develop an understanding and appreciation of her gift in this coming-of-age novel.

I originally read this book for school, but ended up rereading it because of how much I enjoyed it. Mia struggles through the book with figuring out her synesthesia and dealing with preteen drama. It’s a great book for middle schoolers, but is still a good read for any age.

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Plot: Harper is a teenager dealing with her bad past, her present, and her fears about the future. This YA novel is about letting go of some of your fears, the ups and downs of life, and first love.

I read this book quite recently thinking it was a light hearted teen novel, I was wrong. The book deals with more serious things like abuse and affairs. It is a really sweet love story, but it is quite sad.

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Plot: The book follows a girl named Tara Sullivan as she deals with OCD, from discovering what she has, to managing it. The book raises awareness and also gives you a glimpse of the daily struggles that someone with OCD has to deal with.

I read this book in middle school and it was the first book I read that I didn’t want to put down until I finished it. A family member of mine has OCD and reading this book helped me to understand some of what she deals with day to day and how difficult it can be.

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Plot: Maddy is allergic to the world and cannot leave her house, but when a boy moves next door she begins to become more curious about the outside world.

The book encourages you to live life and shows you that some things are worth the risks. The book will make you laugh and probably cry. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read.

 

Wonderstruck: https://www.amazon.com/Wonderstruck-Schneider-Family-Book-Award/dp/0545027896/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488484675&sr=1-1&keywords=wonderstruck

A Mango Shaped Space: https://www.amazon.com/Mango-Shaped-Space-Wendy-Mass/dp/0316058254/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488484704&sr=1-1&keywords=a+mango+shaped+space

I’ll Be Yours: https://www.amazon.com/Ill-Be-Yours-Jenny-Jones/dp/0692665463/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488484730&sr=1-1&keywords=ill+be+yours

Kissing Doorknobs: https://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Doorknobs-Laurel-Leaf-Spencer-Hesser/dp/0440413141/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i2?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=Z58NBAJKJJJJSYG422R2&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=a6aaf593-1ba4-4f4e-bdcc-0febe090b8ed&pf_rd_i=desktop 

Everything Everything: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Nicola-Yoon/dp/0553496670/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488484639&sr=1-1&keywords=everything+everything+nicola+yoon