Save $ or Splurge $$$ Laura Mercier Glow Brush

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately; catching up on old videos, searching for new channels to subscribe to, and watching product reviews.  Recently, I was looking at a product review by MakeupShayla on the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Translucent Glow Powder and she used their brush to apply the highlighter and I just loved how it looked. I went to  Sephora to get all the details and closed the tab because I didn't really want to pay $40 for a brush, $20 is my limit lol. I'm pretty sure you know what's next....yep, you guessed it. I began searching for a dupe with that curved shape. I found a few good alternatives from Fenty, E.L.F and Shop Miss A but good ole E.L.F ended up being the best option to me. See the details and tell me what you think, SAVE or SPLURGE?!

Save: E.L.F. Sculpting Face Brush $6 ($3 at Walmart in-store)
The contoured and curved shape of this brush hugs the face to help expertly sculpt and blend product, contour cheekbones, define the nose, and minimize the look of jawline definition for precision application. This brush is ideal with foundation but also works perfectly with a variety of formulas including powders, liquids, and creams.

A powder brush designed to allow for even, luminous application all over the face. This brush’s unique, curved shape is designed to fit the contours of the face. It applies powder evenly and smoothly all over, leaving behind a consistent, uniform veil of luminosity.

Have you tried either of these brush? Are you saving or splurging? Right now, I'm going to save. But when I get some extra money, I'll be splurging again.

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Fall/WInter 2019 NYFW Recap

If you follow us on Instagram you would have seen that I was in New York this past weekend for New York Fashion Week. I wasn't planning to go because I hadn't lined up any shows to go. Usually, I would send out some emails to PR agencies to get some tickets to shows however this season I didn't. But we did get invites from our usuals, Chromat and Yuna Yang, I also got an invite to the CAAFD. So I took the bus from DC to NY to attend some shows and hang out with my friends while I was in town. 

Because fashion shows happen so fast it's impossible to capture everything from the show. Trying to get pictures and cute Instagram videos is a task in itself unless you have front row seats.  But thank God for the photographers and videographers who capture it all.  Check the footage and pics of the shows and what I wore both days. 

Day 1

The Chromat Autumn/Winter CLIMATIC collection was inspired by MIAMI: a city on the front lines of climate crisis. The AW19 collection grew out of this tropical paradise and was designed to be worn from your South Beach workout to your sunset swim.

CAAFD (The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers) staged its world-class of emerging designers during New York Fashion Week with a lineup of talented designers from around the globe.

Day 2

YUNA YANG FW 2019 collection dreams of an equal world in which each of you will become the protagonist! A world where individual lives, personalities, and happiness are respected and highlighted!