Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tag: 10 Products I'd Repurchase If All My Makeup Disappeared

This tag has been spreading like wildfire on the beauty community, although it has died down a bit, I still find it super interesting. It's basically about if you lost all your makeup and could only buy 10 products, what would you buy? This was actually super hard for me because I often change products depending on the weather or just my mood haha although I do have some essential products that I absolutely love. It's also really fun to read/watch other people's tags because it shows what your favourite or essential products are.

I was tagged by Amy of the great blog http://prettypinklipss.blogspot.com.au and her Instagram is @amyppl to do this tag on Instagram (@amywenting) and I thought I might do a proper blogpost about it on my blog.

I tag anyone who wants to do this, it's actually a really fun tag in my opinion and allows you to try and think that if it came to only 10 products, what you would get for makeup.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Real Techniques Brushes First Impressions

I'm going to do a post about my first impressions of the Real Techniques Core Collection. This is a bit different to a review, more like my first opinions of the brushes. 

Also, sorry I haven't posted in a while but I just finished my last exam today, so I am ecstatic and I have finally finished Latin after four years of intensity, that devil is now off my back, woo!

Anyway, just in case you were wondering a good place to get these brushes for Aussies or any other country that doesn't directly stock them, as the Priceline ones are super overpriced, I bought mine from iherb.com and they have pretty decent shipping for an America based company so if you want $10 off a first purchase of $40 or more or $5 off the first purchase less than $40, you can use this referral code at the checkout: GCW357

This Core Collection comes with a Buffering Brush, Contour Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush and Detailer Brush. It also comes with a standup case which to honest, I don't understand haha. 

The brushes are made of Taklon bristles that are synthetic so if you like vegan brushes they're great. Also because of the bristles, they actually create a really flawless finish, perfect with cream products but also awesome with powder products. 

The handles are also super pretty however I kind of expected them to have a nicer or glossier finish. I just find the material is a little 'industrial' between the fingers, it looks luxurious but it doesn't feel super luxurious. But still, I think the handle is great! I'm not trying to take a huge stab at the handle here but just point a tinsy little disadvantage of the brush. 

Buffering Brush