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Welcome to my blog!

 Here I document my thoughts and experiences with Green Beauty.(Makeup, Skincare, Hair/Nail care)

I also touch on Fair Trade & Slow Fashion as well as Ethical Consumerism in general.

Hope you enjoy following me along!

The Beauty Sponge Drama

The Beauty Sponge Drama

Oh the Beauty Sponge Drama! Since BeautyBlender released their beauty sponge years ago and other companies followed with their versions - the topic of beauty sponges is something that every beauty-lover either heard or discussed over and over again. I personally stayed clear of all the drama and just used BeautyBlender for years until in 2017 I decided that I wanted to test what else available on the market. The first one I got to try was the original sponge from Elf and it was a very underwhelming experience. Not only it felt like I was beating my face with it, it also absorbed a lot of product. After a few tries, it became a toy for my cat Beans. (she always wanted to steal my beautyblender so I figured this could be her cancelation prize). The second one I got to try was from Eco Tools. I did own a few of their brushes before and enjoyed using them and heard good things about the sponge. I went for perfecting duo, which had two sponges - one for foundation and the second one for detail work (concealer, contour/highlight etc) Right of the bat, the mini detail sponge was a no for me. It was VERY stiff and just painful to use. (they use the term "firm" on their website) The large base blender is okay. I still have it and use it from time to time, but it's not my favorite. It's not as bouncy as a beautyblender, however, I do enjoy the flat edge to detail the line between the eye makeup and face makeup.

As my beautyblender become more and more worn I decided to give another final sponge a try before I give up and order BB again. After watching Rhian talk about Real Techniques setting brush I HAD TO HAVE IT so I decided to try out their sponge as well.  And I'm happy to report that I not only love the brush (I got two and use on for setting powder and one for highlight),I was able to retire my BB as I love the sponges as well! Perfect amount of bounce, it applies liquid formula effortlessly and again I love the shape because it has a flat edge I enjoy. I'm really happy with the price as well (9$ for two) and I'm not planning on buying their beautyblender anytime soon. 

Do you use a beauty sponge or prefer to stick to brushes? If so which one is your favorite? Would you like to see a post about some of my favorite makeup brushes?

Original Beauty Blender

Elf Blending Sponge

Eco Tools Perfecting Blender Duo

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

 

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Custom Palette ('green' de-potting)

Custom Palette ('green' de-potting)

Reunited, and it feels so good!

Reunited, and it feels so good!