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My first Milk Makeup Review | Summer 2017

This past month I made my first Milk Makeup purchase! Sound the alarm (the good one) because I think I like this stuff. First lets talk a little about the brand. Milk Makeup is designed for the on-the-go lifestyle whether you like full coverage or going bare. Cruelty-free, and made with good ingredients, the products are made with hydrating jojoba, coconut, orange peel, and grape seed oils; fruit and vegetable butters like mango and shea. The packaging, beyond being very cool & futuristic, also is made with as little preservatives as possible. Sound good? It does to me. Okay, now on to the fun part!

For my first order I got the matcha toner, the cooling water, and the lip + cheek stick (in the shade quickie). I also got two samples of the blur stick and the sunshine skin tintMilk Makeup Review | moddie blogMilk Makeup Review | Moddie BlogI’m currently liking everything I got, but lets go in one by one.

First up is the cooling water. Milk calls this “sleep in a stick”. This cute, blue stick is infused of seawater (to soothe) and caffeine (to increase circulation in order to energize your skin and give you a glow). I’ve been running it under my eyes in the morning to de-puff those bags. It’s also hydrating for your skin & feels oh so nice and cool. I don’t have huge bags under my eyes for the most part, so I can’t tell you how well this works. I can tell you that it feels really nice under the eyes and on my neck. 

Milk Makeup Cooling Water Review | moddie blogI think my favorite (and most-used) thing I got was the matcha toner. I never feel complete unless I use a toner (morning & night) and when I ran out of my all-time favorite (korres’ pomegranate toner) I thought I’d take a break and give this one a go. The matcha toner “detoxifies and protects, while ingredients like kombucha and witch hazel purify pores, and organic cactus elixir calms irritated skin”. I generally use this in the morning but when I took it to Austin with me (very travel-friendly) last week I used it morning & night! It feels great on my skin & so easy to apply since it’s just a stick. I just run it over my face and down my neck & done! You could get this thing through a security check no problem. They also have a matcha cleanser that’s also a stick and I’d be curious to try it! 

Milk Makeup Toner Review | Moddie BlogAnother product that got two thumbs-up from me is the lip + cheek stick. I got the shade quickie which is a pretty deep berry color. I might get another (eventually when I’m not poor) in the shade swish because I’m LOVING those bright pinks. Anyway this stuff is so awesome. It’s another stick formula that you can use on both your lips + cheeks and I can attest that it works great for both! It’s made with mango butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil in order to provide hydration. When I first swiped this on to my cheeks I was a bit scared at how bright the color was, but I blended it in with my fingertips & bam! The perfect flush. 

Milk Makeup Review | moddie blog

Milk Makeup Review | moddie blog

*all i’m wearing on my face (besides the lip+cheek) is some glossier flex concealer & mascara

So I also got free samples of the blur stick & sunshine skin tint. I tried both of them already & wanted to give my two cents. I still have a lot of the blur stick left, so I’m going to keep using it and seeing what I think. However, I tried it I think three times and didn’t notice any kind of difference in my pore visibility and it was kind of hard to apply. Felt almost sandy when I put it on, so I wasn’t a huge fan. Especially because I’ve been using the HA Blur from Deciem which is going for essentially the same effect and I think it works better (although still not a HUGE difference).

The sunshine skin tint I only got one use out of and I really liked the coverage. It was light but evened out my skin tone well. Probably not a good choice if you want full coverage, but if you’re looking to even out your skin and take away some redness – it worked well for that. I did have a breakout on my chin and it dried it out a bit, which not great. But that was my only concern! It also comes in a super cool roller ball container. Which maaaaybe makes me like it more.

So that is my little Milk Makeup review! If you’ve tried anything else from the Milk Makeup line let me know what you thought!

xoxo

Unboxing my FabFitFun Box | Moddie Blog
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Unboxing my FABFITFUN Box! | Summer 2017

I got an interesting email a few weeks ago from FabFitFun telling me that my Summer box was shipping soon, and I thought “wait, didn’t I cancel that?”. Apparently not. I then spoke with customer service to cancel my box because I don’t need to be spending $50 on superfluous things right now, and then said they’d refund me. Fast forward a day later and I got an email saying it was toooooo late for a refund & to enjoy my box!

Unboxing my FabFitFun Box | Moddie BlogUnboxing my FabFitFun Box | Moddie Blog

So, as you can imagine when my box showed up I was kind of annoyed because I wanted my $50 back. HOWEVER, no use crying over spilled milk. The vacation packaging was too cute, but I held out to open up the box on video – so you can scroll down and watch via YouTube (subscribe & like and all those things). But I also took some pics for the blog so here ya gooooo! Also, if you want to see my last FabFitFun box unboxing click here!

Also, just a little update since I opened this earlier this week – I have been wearing the Cargo HD highlighter every day & am obsessed. The necklace I got is also a winner and have been wearing it nonstop. Been trying out the eye cream, but going to wait a few weeks before I determine if it’s worth it or not!

xoxo

Random eyebrow trick | moddie blog
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Weird eyebrow trick I’ve been doing lately

Guys this is so short & random, but I want to talk about it. I love eyebrows — they’re my favorite thing to do on my face. Weird phrasing, but you get the idea. If I’m leaving the house there’s a 95% chance that my eyebrows are brushed, tweaked, filled and ready to go. I’ve recently been trying to “grow them out”. I’m not exactly sure what I mean by that because my brow hairs are always long, wiry, and ready to be trimmed. But I decided to see what happened if I just let them loose!

Random eyebrow trick | Moddie BlogThis is still a work in progress and not plucking the strays at the bottom has been oddly freeing. Am I the only one in the world whose kind of into the bushy eyebrow? No, probably not. But I probably am the only one whose not plucking at ALL. It’s the best. Goes perfectly with the minimal makeup routine I’ve been doing lately.

Random eyebrow trick | Moddie Blog Random eyebrow trick | Moddie BlogAnyways, back to my weird beauty tip. A while back I was brushing out my brows, as you do, and was frustrated because they were looking so flat & unoriginal. Dumb brows, get it together. So I brushed them backwards. You know how when you want crazy 80s volume in your hair & you backcomb it and then get a little terrified that your hair can possibly look that way? That’s what I did to my brows, but it was amazing! I brushed them backwards and then upwards with my brush, and then ran them through with my boy brow from Glossier in blonde (get 20% off here). They end up looking full, natural, and very bushy chic. I’m super into it.

Random eyebrow trick | Moddie Blog Random eyebrow trick | Moddie BlogHave any tips for your brows? Let me know, I’m always down for some insider beauty knowledge. 😉 Hope you enjoyed this eyebrow trick, and follow me on instagram & facebook for more!