My EcoTools Makeup Brushes Review

So basically I have been using these brushes for a couple of months now and I love them! I wanted to share these products with you guys without ranting for a couple of paragraphs, so I’ll just sum up what I love about them.

1. As you can guess by the name, they are friendly to the environment! They are 100% cruelty-free. The bristles are made of synthetic taklon and the handles are made of bamboo with recycled aluminum ferrules.

2. They are very inexpensive. I apologize for not having the exact prices, but I did not spend over $10 on any brush or set. The set in the bottom-left photo came with all 5 brushes and the bag for about $6!

3. Don’t let the price fool you, the quality is great! The bristles are super soft and none of them fall out, the handle is very sturdy, and I don’t have any fallout when using powder.

4. They are perfect for beginners. Because of their price, you can buy all of the essentials for about the same cost as 1 high-end brush! The sets, as you can tell from the photo, have labels on each brush so you know what they can be used for. I also like that they blend very well, which is also helpful for beginners.


Those are the reasons why I’m so glad that I found this product. I definitely recommend them! Right after I found them, I told my sister about it and she followed in my footsteps and she loves them, too!

So if I have actually convinced anyone to try them out, you’re probably going to want to know where you can buy them. Here is a list on their website of installations or other websites where they can be purchased. I bought mine at my local Base Exchange.

For more information on these products, here is their website: http://www.ecotools.com/

DISCLAIMER: I am not in any way associated with this company, these products, nor am I getting paid to write this review. These are simply my own opinions and I just really like the products and want to share them with everyone!

My OOTD featuring The Walking Dead! Oh, and I got bangs :)

I made/designed/DIYed these shirts for my guy! :)

This year was our fourth 4th of July together <3

This year was our fourth 4th of July together <3

Oh my goodness, what has happened to my dashboard?! Haha. Not that I&#8217;m complaining.And it&#8217;s still going! :D

Oh my goodness, what has happened to my dashboard?! Haha. Not that I’m complaining.
And it’s still going! :D

A drawing I did last month based on The Lion King concept art.Ultra fine point Sharpie and Crayola crayons.

A drawing I did last month based on The Lion King concept art.
Ultra fine point Sharpie and Crayola crayons.

A neat way to store/organize your hoodies :)

My DIY tutorial on how to make a hair bow without sewing (from an old shirt).

1. Materials: An old shirt (or any other fabric you prefer), scissors, and hot glue (or craft/super glue; or you could actually sew if you want).

2. Cut out a square and a thin rectangular piece according to how big you want your bow to be. As you can see, it does not need to be perfect.

3. Turn the square over (so that the inside is facing up) and fold all of the corners in so that it makes another square. Secure with glue. (I added more dots along the edges, just forgot to take a picture).

4. Turn it over and pinch together the centers of the top and bottom.

5. Take your long, rectangular piece and use that to tie where you have pinched. I used a double knot.

And you are finished with the bow! Easy, right? Now all you have to do is glue a hair clip, hair tie, bobby pin, etc. to the back and enjoy :)

PS. This doesn’t just have to be a hair bow, you can add a safety pin to it and add it to clothing, your purse, pillows, etc. It can be used for cards, decoration, anything you can think of! Be creative and I would love to see what you come up with!

My first minimalist movie poster! (Or I guess TV show poster)

My first minimalist movie poster! (Or I guess TV show poster)

This took me forever to set up, but it was worth all of the hard work :D

This took me forever to set up, but it was worth all of the hard work :D

Another Disneybound!
Winnie the Pooh"I&#8217;m a little black rain cloud, of course."

Another Disneybound!

Winnie the Pooh
"I’m a little black rain cloud, of course."

My first (semi) Disneybound! As Ariel’s ‘Kiss The Girl’ outfit.
I’m so excited and I can’t wait to do more :)
If you don’t know what Disneybounding is, check out: http://disneybound.tumblr.com/

Tiny Room Tips

1. Organization. This is the most important tip when dealing with a small space. For me, the easiest way to do this was to just go out and buy a bunch of containers. Even if you don’t know what you’re going to do with them, you will find a use for them once you get home. All little things (makeup, wires, papers, school supplies, photos, etc.) will be better off in a container. I got all of mine from the ¥100 store (the Japanese equivalent to a $1 store).

2. Stay Low. This is honestly a personal preference. I’ve noticed it’s more of a European/Asian thing versus an American thing, but it really makes the room appear bigger by expanding on the vertical space. This is very easy to do, especially if you’re on a budget. For the bed, I’m currently using a futon, but you can also buy a very low bed frame. Or if you’d rather not spend any money, I’ve always just used the top mattress of my bed straight on the floor. For the TV, you can buy a low TV stand or just use anything sturdy enough to put your TV on :) I just used a cheap wooden shelf unit. As you can see, that doesn’t leave a lot of room for a computer desk. I decided to keep this low to the ground as well and bought a tiny table and “chair” (I have no idea what it’s called).

3. Utilize All Space. This is mainly about the closet. Since your closet holds a good portion of your room’s space and the contents can be hidden, don’t let any of the space in there go to waste! I used drawers and a neat adjustable shelf to do this. Plus, more containers (including little laundry baskets, which I love!) For another closet idea, here’s a post of my old closet: click me :) Other than the closet, I utilized space by putting my tripod behind my door (because I never open it all the way anyway) and by using all of the space my shelf unit provides.

4. Discard Non Essentials. This should probably be done before you even start. Basically, get rid of stuff that you don’t actually need or hold sentimental value to. Throw them away, give them away to someone who might actually find a use for them, or sell them and make some money. A very small space doesn’t have room for, what my dad likes to call, “dust collectors”. You’ll also find that you’ll not only need to do this before you start, but while you’re organizing and realizing that not everything you own is going to fit comfortable in your small space.

Okay, well that’s all I’ve got for now! Good luck with your tiny rooms, I really hope this helped! If it did, send me pictures of your tiny rooms/closets :) I will be updating frequently when my fiance mails me more of my stuff (yes, more is coming into this tiny room!), but if you’d like more details of anything, let me know and I would be glad to do another post. Thanks and have a great day!

More cards I’ve made recently! Click on the individual photos for details.

i love the cards you make :]

Thank you! :D I didn’t know anyone actually looked at them :P But I was actually thinking of uploading my latest ones!