Thursday, May 5, 2011

DIY: Nail Polish Rack

Items Needed:
Cardboard Box
Shoe Box (optional)
Box Cutter
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Fabric (optional)

Step 1: Get any size cardboard box you want.

Step 2: Cut the "flaps" off. Including cutting the sides off diagonally if desired (:

Step 3: Start assembling your shelfs. No certain measurements BUT, every shelf I went up I took off 2' and my shelfs were 2' tall.

Step 4: (optional) Cover your shelf with fabric, paint it, etc.

Finished Look:

Nail Polish & Glue Guns.....xoxox Brandi

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crown Brushes Review

As any true Makeup Artist or Makeup Junkie knows you can never have to many brushes. You always feel like you have should keep an eye out for good quality affordable brushes. The latest craze around the beauty community are the "crown brushes." I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try them out when Kandee Johnson teamed up with them over the holidays and a discount was available.

This is the set I got:

This is the 15 piece professional set with the designer case.

The set includes:
Chisel Powder  • Chisel Blush • Angle Blush • Foundation
Angle Blender • Oval Shadow • Blending Fluff • Flat Liner
Concealer • Lash Fan • Brow/Lash Groomer • Angle Liner 
Oval Lip • Mini Smudger • Round Crease • Faux Reptile Case

The set retails for $43.99

I recieved these in the mail about 1.5-2 weeks later and let me say the first impression was WOW! These are absolutely gorgeous for their price, they dont look plastic and seemed well put together. The only drawback was the smell. OMG They gave me an instant headache, it was a nasty plastic, chemical-like smell. Especially the case, I'm not sure if its what they use to paint or seal the case with but it was horrible.

After letting the case sit outside for a little while the smell faded. And after I washed the brushes they lost the smell completely.

After usuing these brushes I have completely fallen in love with them. They are super soft and extremely sturdy and will last a while. As I said before they are gorgeous, professional, and have long black handles. I will be getting another set soon to have some of new favorites in my brush belt so my clients can enjoy the softness  on their face as well (:

-The brush beauty....Brandi-

*I paid for these and was not compensated by this company all veiws and opinions are completely my own.*