Recent Loves


Real Techniques Stippling Brush : This brush makes cream blush application a total breeze, creating a natural well blended look effortlessly. I got it for $8.99 and for the quality it feels like it should cost more. It's nice and sturdy and the bristles are soft and don't shed. People also use it for foundation but I've never tried it for that since I don't wear foundation. I am definitely interested in trying out more brushes from this line though.

Aerolatte Milk Frother : I like my tea lattes but I don't like shelling out the $ for them. Yes I'm frugal when it comes to certain things. Starbucks would be hard pressed to get money from me haha. I picked up this frother to make matcha green tea lattes at home and it's so simple to use and clean up. Easily one of my favorite purchases of this year.

Dried White Mulberries : I kind of got hooked on Dr. Oz when I was sick over the holidays and have been watching the show sporadically ever since. He introduced these as a superfood and I loved them at first taste. They're lightly sweet and crunchy with a subtle nutty flavor. What's more they're low in calories and sugar while packed with fiber, protein and antioxidants. Benefits include heart protection, lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar so I can feel good whenever I grab a handful or two.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your recent loves?

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44 comments

Lady parisienne said...

lovely stuff, I want the real techniques brush!

JennLiew | Luminnej said...

Have heard so much about Real Techniques brushes and most of the people love them:)) I wonder if the handle is too bulky to put into a make-up pouch? We have the brushes here to but I think it's more expensive comparatively if one buys them online *_^

Have a beautiful week, my dear!

FASHION TALES said...

I have not tried those Mulberries. I love Real Techniques and bought a bunch of them from Ulta a while back, and there's nothing like a good frother for a cappuccino/latte, etc. :)

jeanine said...

I haven't tried any of those items but I do love lattes! Some day I'd love to figure out blush. I have a pretty good sized free sample of Nars that I'm going to work with, but I don't have fancy brushes like you do. :)

I finished EC and it was cute. Lee Sung Minis actually in Creating Destiny. I she's so much younger I didn't realize it for a while.

I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather!!

Amy Soto said...

I really need new makeup brushes! this one is super cute! I may try it ! for the price , why not?!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

These look marvellous, I like the latte maker, I don't drink latte, but I just like gadgets, haha. This looks interesting!! Super things doll, I hope you have a gorgeous day xx

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! What a coincidence, this morning I just bought for the first time a little pack of dried berries and Im so curious to taste them, never had before! The white mulberries sounds so good and most of all very healthy. Also Im drooling over the brush, its a great deal and looks perfect for cream blush (which at the moment I apply with a normal brush for blushes). I dont use a frother but Id love to try green tea lattes at home too (usually I drink it plain). Many kisses my friend, have a good day! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

Doll I'm with you also love Real Techniques stippling blush and I cannot be without hand held latte maker great items.
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Mingaile Tarpy said...

Oh, I like the latte maker. Latte is my favourite coffee, so it would be good to be able to make it at home!
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MaysaAndSunshine said...

The Mulberry berry looks so tempting Rowena. I have never tried that. It is funny in a way that almost everything is "superfood" these days...haha. It does sound yummy. May make a good addition in my salad. The brush has good price point I love to try. I have been using Ecotools and really love them.

Sam said...

The brush sounds wonderful, I can't live without my brother, it makes coffee so much better. Love Mulberries, we get them here fresh of the tree usually.

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Jane said...

i've been looking at make-up tutorials more lately on youtube so that brush is intriguing! the mulberry berry looks like a perfect snack. like that it has a subtle nutty flavor.

Emmylou said...

I've tried the other Real Techniques brushes and do love them. Will see if I can find that one here. They sell out soooo fast here!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I want this brush!

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Jenmarie said...

I am obsessed with Real Techniques brushes! They are so soft! I have the blush brush, expert face brush (which I love for applying my foundation) and the shading brush for eyeshadow.

Beautetude said...

I think I am the only person who hasn't tried out the Real Techniques Brushes. I think I will be picking them up soon.
Beautetude

Kim Alston said...

Rowena, I have never tried a Mulberry!!! It just hit me. I've got to try them. EVERYONE is talking about The Real Technique brushes! I have got to purchase them! Thanks for the review.
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Christina Warren said...

OH, I have totally wanted to try cream blush again! I used to use it in high school in Japan! This brush looks ah-mazing. OH AND I've always wondered if these little foamers really worked! The white mulberries are new to me and I have to get some! Thank you!!!

getcarriedaway said...

great products, the brush looks and sounds wonderful!
Happy day!

Debra Lynn Mejia said...

Hmmm.... I'm going to have to try those white mulberries. I really am trying to have some healthier eating habits!

Paola Lauretano said...

I would like to try the cream blush applicator!!!!
Kisses darling!!

Anonymous said...

I have a similar brush but I thought it was to be used for contouring... I am pretty much clueless when it comes to brushes; only started using them a couple of years ago. I'd like to try the mulberries!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh those frothers are pretty cool, I use to sell them when I worked at SurlaTable they can be a little tricky but great once you get the hang of it.

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooo I want a frother.

MITCH said...

Oh, the joy of watching TV shows with healthy snacks <3

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Josephina Kim said...

Love the frother. It's so cute and I love that it seems so simple!

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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Amazing brush, I need it.
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Sonia De Macedo said...

Oooh how is the frother? Any good? I've been contemplating getting one, though I'm not a huge coffee drinker per say. Thought it'd be fun and would super impress my friends lol!

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Lena L said...

I love the RT stippling bush, too! Weirdly I love it for my foundation application. On the other hand, I prefer their complexion brush for cream blush. :)

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Leslie said...

Hi Rowena, I have a similar frother and love it.. such a great idea and very cost effective. I like the fan brush blush applicator :) great idea! I've seen the mulberries at the market ..just haven't tried them. They are so healthy and such a wonderful snack. I'll try them! Thanks for all of your expert reviews! xxleslie

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of those white mulberries - they sound interesting. As for frugally Starbucks, I'm totally with you. Shelling out the pounds for a coffee is not my cup of tea (excuse the pun) at all, unless I am meeting with a friend and then I have to force myself to not look so embarrassingly miserly. Otherwise, I'm all about green tea at home. Never had it as a latte though! I always wondered what a tea latte would taste like. Starbucks are famous for their Chai Tea Latte but for obvious reasons I haven't tried it out yet. Carrying around a to-go Starbucks cup in the morning is very New York and grown-up though…so if I was covered in notes I wouldn't say no.

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rowena,
Thanks for sharing this post - have not heard of mulberries and will have to look out for them.
Wishing you a happy Easter weekend
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I really like the look of that frother - so far I've been using the original bamboo whisk to make my matcha teas, but it would be nice to have one of these around, too. x

Emma Henderson said...

I love that stippling brush too but I usually use it for base products, even though it's a teeny bit small - must try for cream blush!

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Vanessa N said...

HAHA omfg, I swear my mom references Dr Oz practically everyday. She tries not to miss his programming on the daily, and the amount of herbal/natural supplements/products she's bought because of him...oh dear.
I'm still lusting over the RT Stippling brush, though I'm currently very content with my ELF one. I don't use mine for creams too often, but DEAR LORD, POWDER BLUSH APPLICATION IS BEAUTIFUL. Literally a game changer...for me!

I used to be a Starbucks addict....'till I scaled down. Their stuff is basically liquefied $5 bills. ;-;

Nicky mywishstyle said...

I used in the past the steam latte maker! Be
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Rosemary Nardone said...

3 cool choices Seems like I would like to try each one! Thanx for the information!!

Imogen said...

I would love to try the blush applicator, it sounds really helpful.

Anna said...

Oooh I'm interested in all 3!!! I would love to skip shelling out moolah for those deliciously frothy lattes, and opt for that handy machine you featured. I am also always looking for healthier and yummy snacks! ^_^; Also been eyeing that stippling brush for a while, I need a new one, have been using my Sonia Kashuk one for years and it's starting to see the end of it's days lol.