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Fashion and Style Police Review EcoTools Makeup Brushes

I have always admired the EcoTools makeup brand, and I have been dying to try some of their products out. So you can imagine my excitement when I had the opportunity to do just that some days ago. I was gifted the EcoTools Airbrush Complexion Kit, and I got to work with the kit immediately.

 

EcoTools Airbrush Complexion Kit £13.39

 

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The EcoTools Airbrush Complexion Kit is created to create a noticeably smooth complexion and to also organise your beauty space.

The Airbrush Complexion Kit includes 1 makeup wedge, 4 brushes, 3 beauty look cards, and both a brush and sponge storage cup.

  1. Tri-Fecting Wedge
  2. Precision Concealer Brush
  3. Precision Foundation Brush
  4. Controlled Setting Brush
  5. Multitasking Powder Brush

 

 

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Here are my thoughts on this Kit –

 

PROS
  1. I like the fact that almost all the brushes I need to apply my makeup are in this kit. They are multi-functional brushes, which is so handy, especially when travelling.
  2. The brushes are good quality. I like their texture. They feel soft on my skin and they are very easy to use.
  3. It is a very affordable kit with a price tag of £13.39.
  4. I like the simple packaging and design of the brushes.
  5. I like the smooth finish these EcoTool brushes help create. They have made my makeup application a lot easier and faster.
  6. I am a huge fan of the Tri-Fecting Wedge. It is a great makeup tool for blending.
  7. EcoTools is a cruelty free brand.

 

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CONS

None

 

Overall, I recommend this EcoTools Airbrush Complexion Kit to anyone in need of quality makeup brushes. This kit is very loaded with useful makeup tools and it is super affordable too.

Have you tried this kit before? What are your thoughts on it? Please share in the comments section below.

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How to write a blog post in 30 minutes

As much as I love writing and sharing my experiences with you all through Fashion and Style Police, I must admit that there was a time when I struggled with publishing a blog post so regularly. It’s funny how it changed so quickly with constant practice. Now I put out a new blog post every day. This may seem really overwhelming for many of you reading this, but what if I told you I sometimes spend 30 minutes on some articles I write?

During my hours, days and months of trial and error, I was able to develop a system that helped me create blog posts faster and more efficiently without compromising quality.

 

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I assure you that this process is easy once you practice it consistently. But I must warn you that you have to be very patient and gentle with yourself while applying this process. It took me a while to get a hang of it.

Here is my exact content creation process.

 

Research first

Your speed of writing a blog post depends most on the work you put in before actually putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.

It’s so much easier to write a blog post quickly when you have a good grasp of the information you want to share. If you’re already an expert in the topic you are about to blog about, that’s even better but don’t completely discard the research stage even if you know A-Z of your topic. There’s always something new to share.

 

Create an outline

The outline serves as a roadmap. It forms a skeleton of your blog post. Research coupled with a really good outline means that you’re done with 70 percent of the blog post.

An outline has all the subtopics and points you want to talk about in your blog post. All that’s left is for you to fill in the blanks.

For me, it takes about 10 minutes to create the outline. What I do is come up with a topic then break the topic up into subheadings or points depending on if I’m writing an essay or a listicle. Each item in the outline is a sentence summing up what I want to write about.

 

 

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Free write or dive into automatic writing mode

This is where the magic happens. Remember all those one-line sentences you wrote in your outline? In this stage all you have to do is expand on each of those sentences. Allow the one-line sentence to inspire the paragraphs that follow. Don’t overthink your words or sentences. Just write what comes to mind. I basically free write my way though my outline. To help me boost my speed, I also set 30 minutes on my timer.

Don’t edit. Just allow the words to flow. The reason why people spend so much time writing a blog post is because they over think the sentences and edit while writing. In this stage let your hands take control and write as it comes.

Once your 30 minutes is up re-read the article, edit and add references where you think it’s necessary. You may add personal stories into your blog post but make sure you do this after your 30 minutes is up so you don’t get carried away from the main material.

 

How long does it take you to write a blog post? Please share any tried and tested tip.

Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a lovely day.

 

PS: The beautiful ADEXE watch you can see is up for grabs. I am collaborating with ADEXE Watches to gift a lucky reader an ADEXE watch of their choice! Details on Twitter. Good luck!

 

 

Patting is the Best Skincare Application

Last week I came across an interesting discovery – we have been applying skincare products the wrong way! For as long as I can remember, I have been applying skincare products by rubbing them into my skin. That’s the only way I ever knew how. And I am sure most of you apply cream or lotions the same way too.

 

 

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I was very surprised to find out that all the while I had been applying skincare products into my skin, I had been damaging my skin in the process and drastically reducing the efficacy of the products I apply on my face. After I made an interesting discovery of the effects of rubbing, I found it really important for me to share this information with you.

 

What rubbing really does to your face

Rubbing skincare products on your face stretches the skin. This directly results in wrinkles as the rubbing breaks down collagen and elastin that help to keep your skin smooth. So here’s what that means: Every time you rub, you add more wrinkles to your face.

Strangely, I thought that if I rubbed the cream on my skin, it would help evenly distribute the cream on my skin but it turns out I was totally wrong. Instead of distributing my skincare product, rubbing made me remove it off my skin thus leaving only a little product to work on my skin.

Rubbing skincare products on your skin leaves your face looking puffy. This is because the rubbing movement pushes against the flow of your lymphatic system. This is what causes the puffiness.

 

 

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Why you should do more patting

Right now you’re probably as surprised as I was when I found out how rubbing has been affecting my skin all these years. The good news is that there is no better time to make the switch to patting than now.

Apparently, patting comes with a lot of benefits. In fact, it does the complete opposite to what rubbing does. When you pat skincare products on your skin, you’re actually helping to enhance the production of collagen on your skin and stimulate blood flow. Collagen is what will help make your skin firm and elastic.

As you put products on your skin and pat instead of rub, you’re assured of a more even distribution of the product on your skin. This helps to ensure that you enjoy the full benefit from the product you purchase.

Patting is gentler on your skin and it has been proven to increase the efficacy of the products you apply on your face. This is because more product is being absorbed into your skin. No wonder the products I bought some months ago didn’t work as well as I had expected!

Knowing that this little hack can make all the difference in your skincare regimen is comforting. So start showing your skin more love by patting your skin instead of mindlessly rubbing it. It could go a long way to give you the smooth and youthful glow you had been looking for.

 

 

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