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Blogmas Day 19: Beauty Essentials

20 December 2014
Its crazy to think that I'm more than halfway through my attempt at Blogmas (I think I'm doing pretty good so far) and that its Christmas in six whole days - thats less than a week! And I've still to buy some presents for people with absolutely no spare time, talk about rushed and last minute! The one thing I do love about this time of year (not my lack of social life) but the parcels that the postman brings and all the deliveries being made - that being said my postman brought me something I was looking forward to this morning.... makeup brushes! 

Lately I've been wanting to expand my brush collection, thinking that flawless makeup comes from flawless application, long gone are the days of using my fingers to apply foundation and so I came across this set of 10 makeup brushes on Ebay for a bargainous price of roughly £8. Now I'm so used to using my Real Techniques brushes which are roughly £8-10 each (not expensive at all compared to most) so you can imagine how surprised I was when I found out it was £8 for all ten brushes! 

The first five brushes are much smaller and can be used for concealer and eyeshadow and the slightly larger kabuki brushes for foundation, bronzer and powder - pretty much everything you need a brush for. I think I'll probably get more use out of the larger brushes though when I'm applying my foundation but they'll all be used. I actually applied my foundation today with one of the brushes and I loved it - the bristles on the brushes were incredibly soft and allowed me to build up the coverage I needed and evenly. They also come in a range of colours but I chose the boring black and silver as I think the packaging is classier than a bright pink, probably more age appropriate too but other colours are available. 

I ordered these earlier in the week, I think it was Monday and they arrived this morning so it was incredibly quick delivery especially for this time of year where the postal system is up the left and it takes ages for standard delivery so nothing but positive things can be said and I just can't wait to try out the rest of these brushes - I've a feeling I'm going to love them! 

Thank for reading, Jenny xo 
P.s what brushes do you use to apply makeup? I need some suggestions, a MAC 217 is high up there on the wishlist. 

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2 comments on "Blogmas Day 19: Beauty Essentials "
  1. £8 for ten brushes is a bargain! I really love the Real Techniques brushes, but I also think The Body Shop do some really nice ones :) xx


    1. it really is and they seem such good quality to which is surprising! Same, they're my first love :) I haven't tried any from the Body Shop though, which ones would you recommend? x


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