IKEA Mini Haul!

Hello!

I just wanted to show you a few things that I picked up from IKEA on Saturday.

IKEA DROPPAR glass storage jars

DROPPAR glass storage jars for the kitchen (for flour, rice, etc).

IKEA TIKKAR bowls

TIKKAR bowls (I already had two of these so I wanted to get two more)

IKEA GODMORGEN acrylic storage boxes

GODMORGEN acrylic storage boxes for organizing my cosmetics.

IKEA GODMORGEN acrylic storage box

Starting to fill up the larger of the two GODMORGEN boxes (still very much a work in progress).

And we bought an 8 foot tall Christmas tree while were there! No photos of the tree yet, as it still needs to be decorated.

Back to normal reviews on Wednesday. Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I bought all the things.

Crown Brush Studio Pro set 626 – Part 2

If you missed part one of the review, it is here.

Today I’ll be reviewing the eye brushes from the Crown Brush Studio Pro set 626. I had to guess which type of fibre / hair was used for the brushes (if I am wrong, please do let me know so I can correct the info) – based on this page from the Crown Brush Australia site. Both the UK and Australian Crown Brush websites are so much better than the U.S. and Canadian sites.

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First we have the pro blending crease brush, it is a natural hair brush, most likely a natural goat fibre.

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I used it yesterday, so the dark tip is actually eyeshadow, not the actual fibres. I love this one, I’ve used it several times since getting this set.

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Up next is the precision brush. I think that this one is a natural goat hair brush.

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This one is great for smudging shadow / liner, or for laying down the outer v.

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Next is the pro blending fluff brush. It is a goat / sable hair mix.

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This one is so soft and fluffy (in a good way), it makes blending so much easier.

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Next is the oval concealer brush. I’m not 100% sure if this one is red sable or if it is synthetic – the bristles are soft, yet firm.

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It is for applying concealer, primer, or cream shadows. I think that it is more likely to be synthetic than sable since on the website it says that synthetic hair brushes are best for liquids and creams. I’ve only tested this one with concealer, and yesterday morning I accidentally used it with a loose eyeshadow pigment. (It worked great by the way, haha!)

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Next is the angled liner brush. It is very soft, I think that this one is synthetic.

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Great for eyeliner, or applying eyeshadow wet as an eyeliner. I’ve only used this once since I usually either use my pencil liner or my liquid liner that comes with its own brush.

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And last but not least is the pointed liner brush. The bristles are super delicate.I think that the bristles are synthetic.Crown5

This one would be great for using your eyeshadow wet as a liner. I haven’t actually used this one yet.

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The brush roll is faux leather which means that it is super easy to keep clean, you can just wipe it with a damp cloth. It has slots to hold all eleven brushes, with a protective flap that fold over the bristles when the roll is closed.

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I don’t store my brushes in the roll – I have pretty Ikea containers for storage, and a Benjabelle brush tree for when I’m cleaning and drying my brushes, but the brush roll will be so great when travelling because it will keep them protected in my luggage.

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Final verdict: I’m really glad that I took a chance and ordered this brush set. The price and quality are great. I’m probably not going to use the pointed liner brush all that much, but the rest of the brush set I know that I will definitely make use of. I only have two complaints about this set, the first being that I wish that it had come with an insert that explained what each brush was for and what type of bristles was used in each brush instead of having to look it up and figure it out. The second is that I wish that this set had a fan brush. Not a deal breaker for me since I know that I’ve lived this long without a fan brush, so I’m sure that I’ll survive a little longer without one!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Lipstick storage (+ Lipstick Swatches)

I’ve seen some really beautiful acrylic storage options recently, but since I’m trying to save money and not spend money, I decided to look for a cheaper option.

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I bought this little clear plastic lipstick caddy from the dollar store. As you can see, it holds nine lipsticks.

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My complaint is that they don’t stay straight and wobble in all directions, which is annoying in the morning when you reach for one lipstick and cause the rest to wobble, scatter and flee all over the floor.

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While I have your attention, here’s swatches from the pictured lipsticks. These ones are from the middle and bottom rows of the lipstick caddy, all are Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick. Swatched from left to right are: Lovelight, Fiend, Manic, Jilted, F-Bomb and Shame. These days I’m using Manic as my go-to lipstick.

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Next are the two lipsticks from the top row swatched left to right by Violet Volt (Milani) and Wonderchilde (Kat Von D).

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As always, thanks for reading! And have a beautiful day! ❤ ❤ ❤

Behind the Scenes at the Brash Attitude House

I need a better storage solution for my make-up! I have four clear plastic boxes to hold all of my make-up. It used to be enough. But now, things are in layers, so if I need something, I have to dig through until I find what I need. It is a bit of a mess!

I can either get a few more of the same clear plastic boxes, or try a totally different storage solution.

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How do you store your make-up? I’d love to know about your storage solution!

I keep my brushes in a glass so that the bristles don’t get damaged. But I saw a brush tree on the Beautylish instagram today that I must have, because it is perfect for drying your make-up brushes after cleaning them.

Isn’t it perfect? I might have to get one!