For the longest time I had always wanted to try the Tangle Teezer. It was one of those things that I really wanted, not sure if I 'needed' but had always been on my mind. For a $20+ price tag, I wasn't really sure if it was worth the splurge...I mean for a hair brush?
We have another round of empties post! It's actually insanely hard to see some of these products til the end when they're not too exciting, but I managed to use up every last drop to feature them in our 3rd edition of Bottom of the Barrel. Feel free to recommend some of your favourite empties at the end for us to try :D
The EcoTools Custom Coverage Buffing Brush is a Lauren Curtis inspired purchase. After seeing her using it time after time in her videos, I felt like I just needed it in my life ya know (although she's stopped using that and started using the Real Techniques brush which I also feel like I need to have) #problemsofablogger
One reason why I enjoy using this face brush over others is the fact that I can stipple and buff in one. The bristles are dense and stiff enough to stipple over areas I want to get a higher coverage but at the same time it is soft and has that kinda bend to buff in circular motions. I think this works best with the thinner, more liquid foundations (think Bourjois Healthy Mix, L'Oreal True Match) as it helps it to blend it in more seamlessly. The bristles are soft, not the softest I have ever felt, but still soft on the face which counts the most. Having it for over 6 months, I've had no issues with shedding or washing and I can see it still lasting me another year or so. Even so, it retails at $7.98 which is nothing if it lasts you a year!
I've tried applying thicker BB Creams (namely the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly) and I don't think it applies as well as the formula is thick and gets stuck in the bristles.
The most similar brush I have to the EcoTools brush is the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. The EcoTools is a lot more flatter whereas the Real Techniques is rounder. EcoTools is also less dense and stiff. If I had to pick between the two, I'd pick EcoTools - namely due to the fact that I can stipple with it and I reach out for it more than the other.
Whilst I do like and enjoy this brush, I don't love it. It hasn't really rocked my world the way I thought it would but at the same time, I'd rather have it than not. If you are just starting out with makeup, I think this is a really great affordable alternative to try! If you already own several foundation brushes, like myself, I'd give it another thought of whether it's a "want" or a "need". For me this was more of a "want" but I don't regret purchasing it - I've spent $8 on far more useless things :P
The Rating: 4/5
Whenever a new season of weather comes along, it is only fitting for us to update our wardrobe to match it. If you guys don't subscribe to The Iconic (which you should), they currently have 50% off selected items with the code 'SPRING50' (sale ends 11:59 AEST, 28/09/14). Below are some of our picks that we may or may have not already ordered :D. Everything that we've listed qualifies for the 50% and there are definitely other gems on the website that we haven't listed so definitely go check it out!
Blouses are really great for the in-between seasons. They are light and airy to give you some 'ventilation' for the hotter days but at the same time they are perfect for the colder days as they can button up right to the top and are long sleeved. I find with blouses, you can also dress the down with a pair of shorts or dress them up with a skirt and some heels. These are definitely the multitaskers dream, great for every occasion and weather.
Rosehip oil is well known for its numerous skin benefits and multipurpose use, hence accounting for the influx of countless versions of this oil being pushed out into the market. This has resulted in the the current ownership of 4 Rosehip oils from different brands, ready to use once my current one runs out (gotta try them all)!