Friday, December 27, 2013

Review: Crown Brush HD Set

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I received this 6 piece HD Cosmetic Brush Set made by Crown Brush from iFabbo, it comes with a pro powder, tapered blush, deluxe contour, crease blender, chisel shadow and a detailed liner brush. The set also comes with a mirror, set of tweezers and a case. You can get a set in Orange, Purple, or Blue/White, this set of brushes retails for $69.99, but are currently being offered for $27.95, which I think is a great price for this set of brushes. The brushes themselves seem to be made really well and they are seriously some of the softest brushes I have ever felt. I have had no issues with them shedding, I washed them when I first got them and have used a few of them several times and washed them at least once since and still have had no issues with them. They also have a nice density to them. Crown says they are great for applying High Definition cosmetics, liquids, creams and powders.

I have used the Pro Powder to apply bronzer, the Chisel Shadow to apply powder and cream eye shadows, and the Crease Blender the most. I love how fluffy the crease blender is and the shadow brush works great for applying  the powder and cream shadows. I really like the case that comes with the brushes, great quality and will make a great traveling case!

I would have liked to seen either a flat topped brush or maybe a stippling brush in this set, just to have something to apply a liquid foundation with. I do feel that this set of brushes would make a great starter set for any one. I usually get ELF Brushes from the studio line and they are $3 each so $27 for a set of brushes of this quality plus a case for them is an excellent deal in my opinion.

Crown Brush has been making brushes for over 30 years and their brushes are Vegan friendly. You can check out this fabulous brush set here.

Have you ever tired Crown Brushes before? Would you purchase this?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

TIOT: Uncle Si's Beard

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Today I am super excited about my TIOT nail polish! If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I finally found a Duck Dynasty display (yes I'm a huge fan!) at my local Walmart. I had seen several colors online that I wanted to get if I ever found the display, once I did find it, it was picked over pretty good but I was able to find 2 of the colors that I wanted. So today I bring you Uncle Si's Beard!

Uncle Si's Beard is a light gray jelly base with black and white hex, bar and small round 'glitters' in it. I really like this first off because of the jelly base and secondly because it is such a light color. In my swatch I applied 3 coats plus a top coat. I like the lightness of it but if you wanted it darker you could always apply another coat.

I want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy this time with the ones you love and remember the reason for the season!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TIOT: Zoya Tiffany

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Today I will be sharing the other polish that I got in my great Zoya deal that I told you about a few weeks ago. This is Tiffiany, a rose gold color with fine gold glitter in it. For me this polished looked much better online than it does in person, it's not one of my favorites. I also think that it looks better in the sunlight than it does indoors.

Do you have this color in your collection?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Tree Nails

I was able to get my computer to stay turned on long enough to transfer some of my files to our other computer and I made sure to grab the file that had these Christmas Tree nails in it. Since I've only gut nubs now I thought this would be a really cute look for Christmas and I was able to do it with a dotting tool and one small brush.

I started out with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and painted all my nails with this for my base. Then I took a dotting tool and made a yellow dot at the top for the star, then I dotted on some green polish to form the shape of the tree and lastly I used a brown color on a small nail art brush to make the trunk of the tree. I think that you can really make a lot of different looking trees with this design, all different colors. I wish I had thrown some red in mine, but hindsight its 20/20 LOL

Monday, December 9, 2013

Another Update

December has got off to a bad start for me, Sinus infection at end of November, now I'm suffering from an allergic reaction to something, I have no clue what. Also the computer that I have all my blogging images on is on the fritz and does not want to stay turned on. So I'm gonna be MIA a little longer :/

Please bear with me as I get these issues worked out and I'll be back blogging up a storm :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MIsh Mash Challenge Week 19: Around the World

I'm back after taking an unwanted week off from blogging with week 19 of the Mish Mash Challenge. Our theme this week was Around the World, and I have been hanging on to some Fing'rs Heart 2 Art nail tattoos that are maps just for this weeks challenge. If I had not ran across these at Walmart sometime ago I really don't know what I would have done for this weeks challenge.

Today you get a rare look at my right hand! I had two different sets of map tattoo papers, but I like the kind that I put on my right hand better, so that is what I went with. Also please do not pay any attention to the shape of my fingers, that is what cold weather, being sick and not taking care of your nails and cuticles will get you :/

This was a really simple nail look to get, I painted my nails with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and applied the tattoo paper. Easy Peasy :)

I am really excited to see what the other ladies did for Around the World! Be sure to stop by and check them out too.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TIOT: Zoya Payton

I am so excited to share with y'all today my new favorite polish, Payton from Zoya! Normally I would not even consider purchasing Zoya polish because for me it's a little expensive at $8-9 a bottle, but back at Halloween they were offering a deal that I could not pass up, buy one get one free, plus free shipping. Two bottles of Zoya for $8 versus $24.95 (that's for 2 bottles plus shipping), don't mind if I do LOL

Payton is a gorgeous plum color jelly with holographic specs in it. When I looked at this online I just thought it was glitter then when I got it and swatched it, I fell in love! Payton looks super stunning in the sunlight, but is also very beautiful in indoor lighting as well. I took several pictures of this polish, but I don't feel that they really do it justice. Here are the best ones. Each one is 2 coats with a top coat, I feel 3 coats looks much better.

Indoor Lighting
Direct Sunlight
Direct Sunlight
Direct Sunlight
Isn't that a gorgeous polish? Do you have Payton in your collection? If not would you like to add it to your collection? They other polish I got from this deal was Tiffany, I will be showing that next Tuesday.
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