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i turn 22 today… feelin old af. 



A fresh start!

my blog is officially ready! i have redone the template and i’m back in action with blogging! follow me there for beauty, fashion, and review posts! 



by brittany houhoulis

!!!!HOLY UPDATE!!!!
wow long time no see tumblr. so i have been pretty much MIA from my blogspot/tumblr the past couple months. i have been super busy with school (the picture above is from my digital photography final!) and trying to get in shape (almost at my goal weight!!!) that i pretty much put blogging on the back burner. but i’m finally ready to get back into blogging! speaking of blogging, i think bri by day on tumblr is a goner (but don’t unfollow because i may change my mind) i just don’t get any contact from people, i feel like no one reads the reviews or cares about what i post… all they want is the picture, which is why i’ll be moving my posts to blogger (which will be getting a revamp so soon!) i will not be deleting this blog because i do have a few blogs/people on here that i want to stay in contact with. if you would like to follow me on my “inspiration” tumblr follow me at mint-daze, i reblog pretty things :) 
if you would like to continue following this blog please follow me at bribyday.blogspot.com if you don’t have a blogger no worries, you can follow me on bloglovin! if you want to keep up with me on a day to day basis you can follow me on twitter (HOLY COW I’M HANDING OUT MY PERSONAL TWITTER) and instagram 
ps. i may be selling some of my artwork soon so maybe i’ll post when that starts :) 
PPS: to all of my friends on here please keep in contact with me! i love talking to all of you guys!!!!

by brittany houhoulis

!!!!HOLY UPDATE!!!!

wow long time no see tumblr. so i have been pretty much MIA from my blogspot/tumblr the past couple months. i have been super busy with school (the picture above is from my digital photography final!) and trying to get in shape (almost at my goal weight!!!) that i pretty much put blogging on the back burner. but i’m finally ready to get back into blogging! speaking of blogging, i think bri by day on tumblr is a goner (but don’t unfollow because i may change my mind) i just don’t get any contact from people, i feel like no one reads the reviews or cares about what i post… all they want is the picture, which is why i’ll be moving my posts to blogger (which will be getting a revamp so soon!) i will not be deleting this blog because i do have a few blogs/people on here that i want to stay in contact with. if you would like to follow me on my “inspiration” tumblr follow me at mint-daze, i reblog pretty things :) 

if you would like to continue following this blog please follow me at bribyday.blogspot.com if you don’t have a blogger no worries, you can follow me on bloglovin! if you want to keep up with me on a day to day basis you can follow me on twitter (HOLY COW I’M HANDING OUT MY PERSONAL TWITTER) and instagram 

ps. i may be selling some of my artwork soon so maybe i’ll post when that starts :) 

PPS: to all of my friends on here please keep in contact with me! i love talking to all of you guys!!!!


i’m sorry i have been MIA lately… i’m working on myself and school work this semester has been a nightmare :( hopefully i can get back soon! 


i had a terrible day and only one thing could make my day better… fall scented candles!!! :) 

i had a terrible day and only one thing could make my day better… fall scented candles!!! :) 


youtube takes over my life.

September 4, 2013

so i just watched the video of judy and benji, from itsjudyslife, announce that they are pregnant with twins! i got so excited which is when i realized i am so obsessed with youtube that i think i got more excited for them to be pregnant than my own cousin (who i rarely see) but a huge congrats to them i cant wait to watch their beautiful family grow! :) 


Going into my second week of classes I thought I would do a little goodbye post to summer. This summer has been one of the best summer yet. i was finally 21 which meant i was finally able to experience all the fun beach activities (aka seacrets) and i tried so many new things i was so proud of myself. Not many of my friends visited this summer but when they did visit it was crazy, beach all day, party… well all day as well. i went paddle boarding for the first time ever, standing up for me wasnt the hard part it was going against the current. I totally give so much credit to people who paddle board often because it certainly wasnt easy, but its an amazing work out. i also learned how to skurf! probably one of the highlights of the summer. the weather could have been better but that didnt stop us, storm? pshh beach volleyball in the rain! it was amazing to have all the goon kids together, summer is quite possibly the best bonding experience with them ever. who could forget fitting 8 people in car to go out in dewey for a night. i’m going to miss summers like this, it was my last summer living at the beach. next summer calls for a big girl internship/job. but you better believe that every weekend i’ll be at the beach.

now i’m back at school and already in a funk, which is why i haven’t posted lately. its only the second week of classes and i already had to pull an all nighter. my classes seem like classes i’m really going to enjoy so hopefully everything will get better soon. i’m hoping to get a website for my artwork up and running soon. maybe i’ll post some things on here if i really like it. and if you havent guessed the “back to school series” has ended. those posts are a lot of work and as of right now i dont have time for it. sorry for the lack of posts i’m hoping to get back into the swing of things. i hope everything is going well with your back to school craziness!

Going into my second week of classes I thought I would do a little goodbye post to summer. This summer has been one of the best summer yet. i was finally 21 which meant i was finally able to experience all the fun beach activities (aka seacrets) and i tried so many new things i was so proud of myself. Not many of my friends visited this summer but when they did visit it was crazy, beach all day, party… well all day as well. i went paddle boarding for the first time ever, standing up for me wasnt the hard part it was going against the current. I totally give so much credit to people who paddle board often because it certainly wasnt easy, but its an amazing work out. i also learned how to skurf! probably one of the highlights of the summer. the weather could have been better but that didnt stop us, storm? pshh beach volleyball in the rain! it was amazing to have all the goon kids together, summer is quite possibly the best bonding experience with them ever. who could forget fitting 8 people in car to go out in dewey for a night. i’m going to miss summers like this, it was my last summer living at the beach. next summer calls for a big girl internship/job. but you better believe that every weekend i’ll be at the beach.

now i’m back at school and already in a funk, which is why i haven’t posted lately. its only the second week of classes and i already had to pull an all nighter. my classes seem like classes i’m really going to enjoy so hopefully everything will get better soon. i’m hoping to get a website for my artwork up and running soon. maybe i’ll post some things on here if i really like it. and if you havent guessed the “back to school series” has ended. those posts are a lot of work and as of right now i dont have time for it. sorry for the lack of posts i’m hoping to get back into the swing of things. i hope everything is going well with your back to school craziness!


Anonymous ─ what is your fave month?

this is probably the most difficult question ever, i think i have a couple favorite months… july, because i love the summer! october, because i love fall clothes aka sweater weather. and finally, december because its my birthday month :) 


To be honest, I wasnt even going to review this product because i didnt think it was even worth my time. but recently i picked it up and it changed my mind, well kinda. i’m going to go over the pros and cons of this product and tell you if its worth all the hype. 

how you use it:
1. run dry beauty blender under water
2. squeeze it a few times to evenly soak the beauty blender
3. squeeze dry
4. wrap in towel or tissue and squeeze again 

if you take proper care of your beauty blender it should last you about 6 months. you will know when its time to retire your beauty blender when it no longer dries to the normal size

how to properly use your beauty blender:
when using my blender i used the cover girl 3-in-1 foundation. I applied small dots of foundation over my face and then took the damp beauty blender and bounced/patted the beauty blender in circular motions. this allows the beauty blender to distribute the foundation evenly. 

time to be real, this took forever. i used the beauty blender for about a week and a half and just couldn’t take it anymore. applying foundation is a timely process to begin with so this just made it take even longer! i’m not going to lie, this process made my face book flawless and smooth. but to do this even day was just getting annoying.

concealer & other products:
i recently picked up my beauty blender again and thought i would give it a second chance… but this time with my benefit porefessional. porefessional usually works best when it is patted into youre pores, so why not use the beauty blender for this step! i dont even know why i didnt think of this earlier because the appearance of my pores shrunk even more by properly applying this product with the beauty blender! it regained my hope in the beauty blender

next i figured why not try it with my concealer. my concealer has never looked better! i have super dark circles under my eyes and the beauty blender helps the concealer go on smooth and evenly to cover my dark circles and make the concealer look natural and not cakey. i have also noticed that my concealer has not creased since using the beauty blender. 

cleaning your beauty blender:
the brand beauty blender sells a pretty big size sponge cleaner from anywhere between $15-$20, which i have yet to buy because i feel like that is ridiculous. I have a brush cleaner that I use to clean my beauty blender. I have even heard that facial soap does the job. 

luckily i received a sample of the beauty blender cleanser in a birchbox awhile ago. which was used up after about 3-5 washes. you really should clean your beauty blender after every use because germs can collect in the sponge and ultimately be transferred to your face. i’m not going to lie here… aint nobody got time for that. I clean mine at the end of every week. 

overall thoughts:
if you haven’t been able to tell, i have a love hate relationship with this product. do i regret buying it? no. do i neeeed this product? no. i will continue to use my beauty blender everyday for my concealer and primer and only use it for foundation when i have time to use it or for special events. the beauty blender to me has some pros and cons. if you have money to blow and want to try it out go right ahead and get it. but if you dont have a ton of money its truly not a big deal. this product is hyped up to the max when i truly dont believe it should be. I understand makeup artists that use this on clients because their clients have hours to sit in the chair and get their makeup and hair done… but for normal peasants like you and me, its not a must have. 

To be honest, I wasnt even going to review this product because i didnt think it was even worth my time. but recently i picked it up and it changed my mind, well kinda. i’m going to go over the pros and cons of this product and tell you if its worth all the hype. 

how you use it:

1. run dry beauty blender under water

2. squeeze it a few times to evenly soak the beauty blender

3. squeeze dry

4. wrap in towel or tissue and squeeze again 

if you take proper care of your beauty blender it should last you about 6 months. you will know when its time to retire your beauty blender when it no longer dries to the normal size

how to properly use your beauty blender:

when using my blender i used the cover girl 3-in-1 foundation. I applied small dots of foundation over my face and then took the damp beauty blender and bounced/patted the beauty blender in circular motions. this allows the beauty blender to distribute the foundation evenly. 

time to be real, this took forever. i used the beauty blender for about a week and a half and just couldn’t take it anymore. applying foundation is a timely process to begin with so this just made it take even longer! i’m not going to lie, this process made my face book flawless and smooth. but to do this even day was just getting annoying.

concealer & other products:

i recently picked up my beauty blender again and thought i would give it a second chance… but this time with my benefit porefessional. porefessional usually works best when it is patted into youre pores, so why not use the beauty blender for this step! i dont even know why i didnt think of this earlier because the appearance of my pores shrunk even more by properly applying this product with the beauty blender! it regained my hope in the beauty blender

next i figured why not try it with my concealer. my concealer has never looked better! i have super dark circles under my eyes and the beauty blender helps the concealer go on smooth and evenly to cover my dark circles and make the concealer look natural and not cakey. i have also noticed that my concealer has not creased since using the beauty blender. 

cleaning your beauty blender:

the brand beauty blender sells a pretty big size sponge cleaner from anywhere between $15-$20, which i have yet to buy because i feel like that is ridiculous. I have a brush cleaner that I use to clean my beauty blender. I have even heard that facial soap does the job. 

luckily i received a sample of the beauty blender cleanser in a birchbox awhile ago. which was used up after about 3-5 washes. you really should clean your beauty blender after every use because germs can collect in the sponge and ultimately be transferred to your face. i’m not going to lie here… aint nobody got time for that. I clean mine at the end of every week. 

overall thoughts:

if you haven’t been able to tell, i have a love hate relationship with this product. do i regret buying it? no. do i neeeed this product? no. i will continue to use my beauty blender everyday for my concealer and primer and only use it for foundation when i have time to use it or for special events. the beauty blender to me has some pros and cons. if you have money to blow and want to try it out go right ahead and get it. but if you dont have a ton of money its truly not a big deal. this product is hyped up to the max when i truly dont believe it should be. I understand makeup artists that use this on clients because their clients have hours to sit in the chair and get their makeup and hair done… but for normal peasants like you and me, its not a must have. 


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