Nanacoco – Affordable Brushes Worth Getting?

Nanacoco Professional Brushes

Affordable brushes that are high quality can be tricky to find. When it comes to beauty products, I can’t resist trying out new brushes. Having a high quality, and affordable brush can really make or break your finished look. I’m always looking for quality brushes that will apply my makeup beautifully and natural looking. I was excited when I was given the opportunity to try out Nanacoco Professional Brushes.

A Little About the Brand

I’ll admit, I don’t know much about this brand, but I love discovering new or new to me brands. They are one of the few makeup brands that have a beauty news blog attached to their website, which I absolutely love. It shows they’re keeping up with what’s going on in the beauty world while creating quality products.

The company continues to evolve and update its cruelty-free products to match the growing and changing beauty trends. They work to create iconic color cosmetics and high-quality, affordable brushes. They want to be a brand that inspires everyone to be the best version of him or herself, starting with a lipstick.

AirFair Brushes Review

I was sent the AirFair Angled Powder Brush and the AirFair Concealer Brush. The look of the brushes is sleek and sophisticated. They feel absolutely amazing. So soft and smooth. You can say they look and feel like luxury brushes, but they’re affordable.

The angled powder brush ($17.99) applies loose and solid powder perfectly. I like that it’s an angled brush because it makes applying the product evenly around the nose area easy for a precise finished look. Personally, I want my brushes to do the work, without making things difficult.

The concealer brush ($10.99) packs on product nicely. For concealer, I like to apply the product to my under eye area with the brush and smooth it out even more with my ring finger.

More about the angled powder brush:

  • 100% Synthetic fiber brush
  • Hand-cut shaped hair
  • Dense and soft hair
  • Cruelty-free
  • Newly innovated technology bristle allows better pigment pickup

Overall Thoughts

If you’re looking for new, affordable brushes to try, then I definitely recommend these. They’re super affordable, high-quality, and helps apply makeup perfectly. I already have a list of other brushes that I want to order and test out. In the past, I would recommend Real Techniques brushes, but I may have a new favorite affordable brush brand!

Who are your favorite brands for makeup brushes? Let us know in the comments below!

Essentials for a Low Carb Lifestyle

Summer is almost here and most of us are trying to shed a few pounds. After the holidays, my husband and I decided it was time to get back to resume a healthy lifestyle. We started searching for some essential low carb lifestyle products.

Essentials for a Low Carb Lifestyle
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Keeping Your Stuff Sand Free at the Beach

Is there anyone else who can agree that summer is pretty much the best thing ever? Warm sunshine, trips to the beach, and lots of relaxing time! The beach is definitely my happy place. The toasty sand and blue water make me a calmer, happier person. The only thing I’m not a fan of is trying to keep our belongings sand-free at the beach!

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Traveling with Little Ones; How we Survive the Trip

Tips to Make your Vacation Travels Easier and Stress Free

Our house is truly blessed by family who have vacation homes for us to use each year. My cousin has a beach house and offers us a discounted rate for our summer vacations.

Planning the trip is always easy. Getting there, however, is always a pain in the butt. I usually have a toddler and small dog in tow and it is difficult traveling without pulling out my hair.

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Fears of a Type 1 Diabetic

Type 1 Diabetes is scary and stressful. Let’s just say it’s life-changing, not only for the person diagnosed but for everyone around them as well. Hearing the diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes invokes a list of fears. Fears for not only you but for those around you. I was 7 when I was diagnosed and still remember it like it was yesterday. Falling asleep in class, frequent trips to the bathroom and constantly thirsty. One trip to the doctor and there I was in the hospital with my family being told the news. The news that I had extremely high blood sugar and I was a Type 1 Diabetic.

Fears of a Type 1 Diabetic
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Easy Nutella Chocolate Cookies

While I love Nutella and any other brand of hazelnut spread, I don’t like to eat it all the time.  It is a nice treat to enjoy here and there. Of course, there are many ways to enjoy such a delicious treat.

Chewy Sea Salt and Caramel Nutella Cookies - social media

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Trending Summer Styles For Women

Summer is finally getting ready to arrive! Read on to discover some of the trends you should be rocking.

Trending Summer Styles For Women

Bright Colored Jeans

If you consider yourself to be a bit of a fashionista then you simply cannot ignore the latest and hottest trend for bright colored jeans. This is a look filled to the brim with vibrancy and personality. If you like all eyes to be on you then you can guarantee they will be when you walk down the street in a pair of neon yellow jeans. If that wasn’t good enough, then you’ll be pleased to know that this is the perfect trend to rock with a tan. Once you get back from your summer vacation strut your stuff in your favorite pair of colorful jeans and you’ll be guaranteed to have a flock of male admirers.

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Start a Delicious Morning Routine

Start a Delicious Morning Routine
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Whether my alarm goes off or not, I don’t meet the morning with glee. After untangling myself from the sheets, I stumble out of bed with messy hair, blurry eyes, and the inability to create coherent sentences. As you can imagine, breakfast is not always on my mind. Counting down when I can go back to sleep is more my speed, unless I have something delicious to get my morning routine going.   

My Plant-Based Morning Routine
A Delicious Morning Routine with Puffins and Elmhurst

A few years ago I switched to a more plant-based diet. One of the easiest places to make this change came at breakfast. Usually this in the form of a green smoothie of some type, but this isn’t always convenient. Let’s face it, when you’re not a morning person, busting out the blender and the measuring cups can be a chore.

This is why I was so excited to add Barbaras Puffins Cereal and Elmhurst Milks to my morning routine. They’re a quick, delicious healthy way to help me start my day.

Cereal + Milk = Delicious

One of the reasons I begrudgingly ate cereal as a kid was because I never liked the taste of milk. Most of the time, I would eat my cereal out of the box or pour it in the bowl plain. This is how much I don’t like dairy milk.

I was so excited when dairy alternatives started arriving at my grocery store. Back then, there was only one alternative option. Today, I can choose from Oat, Almond, and Cashew.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Plant Based Milks

Before Elmhurst kindly sent me some of their milks for review, I had tried their Oat Milk and was already a fan. One of the things I like most about these unsweetened plant-based milks is how few ingredients they contain. Their Almond and Cashew have two ingredients, nuts and filtered water, while their Oat has three, water, oats and salt.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Milks

These milks are rich, creamy and free from fillers, artificial flavors, and sugars. They are also the perfect pairing for Barbaras Puffins Cereal.

Another reason I gave up on the traditional milk and cereal was because of how mushy my cereal would get. If I didn’t eat it quick enough it would become a bowl of yuckiness. So, I was a bit skeptical about adding Puffins to my morning routine. Would these bite-sized puffs hold up to the Elmhurst milk?

Morning Routine_Barbaras Puffins Cereal

In reality, I had nothing to worry about because they are made for mixing with milk. They stay crunchy, while also absorbing just enough of the milk creaminess.

The brand was kind enough to send me two of the cereal varieties, Peanut Butter and Honey Rice. Not only do I enjoy their crispy texture, but I also love the taste. They are just right amount of hearty and sweet.

Morning Routine_Puffin Cereal Bites

Another Puffins perk is that they are low in sugar and available in vegan and vegetarian options. Their peanut butter (6 grams of sugar per serving) is low fat, vegan, and made from corn and whole grain oat.  The Honey Rice (5 grams of sugar per serving) is vegetarian, low fat, rich in fiber and made from gluten-free whole grain brown rice.

Did I mention the also have cinnamon, peanut butter and chocolate, and pumpkin cereals? I can definitely see them making an appearance in my morning routine very soon. I wonder which version of Elmhurst milks I should pour over each first? Something tells me all of their milks would pair oh so well with all of these cereals.

If you looking to add some delicious to your morning routine, try the fabulous combo of Elmhurst planet-based milks and Barbaras Puffin Cereal. I can’t promise they will make you a morning person, but they’ll at least make getting up a little easier.

What’s your morning routine? Are you a cereal and milk fan?

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New Jewelry Brand You Should Be Checking Out

Tuli Jewelry in boxes

I’m always on the hunt for great jewelry pieces. I will be the first to admit that I am quite picky. Not to mention I have a difficult time finding pieces that are not too junky, are so short that I feel like the necklace is trying to kill me, or rings that are either too big or too night. Like Goldilocks, I’m trying to find items that fit just right. I may have found just what I’m looking for with these jewelry pieces from Tuli.

About the Brand

Tuli is a jewelry brand that makes hand beaded jewelry from East Africa. They’re handmade. Recyclable. Life-changing. And, you know what? They are! 

The company’s jewelry fights poverty by creating sustainable jobs in East Africa. For me, I enjoy supporting brands who want to do good things; and are doing it. They’re not just talking the talk, but they’re walking the walk. I recommended learning more about the brand and the extraordinary things they’re doing.

Jewelry Review

I had the opportunity to choose the two jewelry pieces that I wanted to review. Since I don’t have pierced ears, and I’ve had trouble with rings, I chose a bracelet and necklace.

I went with the Zola bracelet ($36). I was either going to pick Zola and Claire, and I chose the Zola bracelet ($36), but I wish I picked the Claire bracelet. This bracelet is a little too bulky for me, but it’s gorgeous. I love how the white, silver and gold look together. You can wear this casually or with a fancy outfit. It’s natural, and the type of bracelet that works with anything. I have slightly chubbier wrists, and this fits perfectly! 

I picked out the Heather necklace ($20). Let me tell you, the photos on the website don’t do it justice. It’s a stunning necklace! The style of clasp might bother some people, but I love it. I do wish the chain was longer because I do feel like it’s choking me a little. I plan on shopping around in hopes of finding a similar chain that’s longer. Currently, this is my favorite necklace. Not to mention it’s super affordable!

Overall Thoughts

I think the Tuli brand is incredible. They’re trying to do great things in East Africa while making high-quality jewelry that’s also affordable. The bracelet may not be something I would wear, but it’s still a beautiful item. I love the necklace. 

I can’t say enough great things about this brand, and I highly recommend checking them out. Let us know your favorite pieces from their website in the comments below!

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

I am a huge fan of Greek Yogurt.  Not only do I have Greek yogurt every morning for breakfast (I also like to add blueberries and granola) or even as a quick snack and add strawberries and blueberries.  I love adding fruit and granola whenever I can. I like the added crunch! I recently made Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt and so excited to share!

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
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