Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you
The package was opened by KKDN for checking, I'm guessing that KKDN is our Malaysian custom. If this didn't have my name on it, I wouldn't have even gone near it.
It's my second time ordering from CS and I'm happy to say that I HEART their service. It's fast and efficient. It takes about 10 days in total, from the time you submit your order (2 days to get your credit card approved and another about 8 days) for it to reach my house.
We were so worried with the shipping that we didn't dare buy more. We were tempted by the 40% sale they were having but after taking a look, we ended up buying the stuffs that wasn't on sale.
Elisa got the Retractable Deluxe Black Kabuki and Synthetic Foundation Brush while Kern got the Pink Deluxe 7 Piece Travel Set and me with The Deluxe Buffer Brush, Angle Blush Brush and the Flawless Face Chisel Blush Brush.
The only problem was that I originally ordered the Synthetic Concealer Brush for Elisa, but for some strange reason, she got the Synthetic Foundation Brush instead. We were puzzled and thinking that I must have somehow made a mistake in my order (Elisa was convinced that CS made a mistake and not me) we checked and found some inconsistency with the website. Because Elisa was initially have problem viewing the CS website, I saved the pictures of the concealer brushes she wanted into my Photobucket. So that was the only proof we had that CS website were somewhat inconsistence. The picture was a Synthetic Foundation Brush but was labels as Synthetic Concealer Brush and since Elisa badly wanted a concealer brush, we got that. When it came, the brush was huge and so was Elisa's eyes. ARGH! I'm frustrated at myself for that, whether it's my fault or not, I still feel guilty about it. Sorry!
But I'm glad that Kern is happy with her Pink Deluxe 7 Piece Travel Set. When it came, me and Elisa eyed her brushes with much envy. The brushes minus the big face powder brush were soft and nice. We drooled and turned green with envy. The big Face Powder Brush was a little rough but nothing too bad. Her Blusher Brush were so soft~
Do check out Kern's blog if you're interested!
EDIT: Bloody hell, she's fast! her blog has already been updated with the reviews and pictures!
I gave the Flawless Face Chisel Blush Brush to my sister since I forgot to ask her if she wanted anything before I ordered. It was soft and nice and she's happy with it considering that she bought some cheapskate brush from God knows where and was rough and poke-y.
As for the brushes that I got, the Angle Blush Brush was bigger than expected but oh so soft. Nothing beats the Pink Kabuki Brush we got in the #1 batch but still, the bristles feels soft and best of all, even when I washed the brush with baby shampoo and all, it did not shed a single hair. Unbelievable!! As for the The Deluxe Buffer Brush it only shed a total of ONE hair. I'm stunned. I'm expecting more hairs than that to come off so I'm impressed!
EDIT 22 Aug 2008: Since it was a Friday, it's casual day so I decided to use my mineral make up, happily I used my brand new Buffer Brush and lo and behold, I was spitting out hair by the end of my make up. It shed like no tomorrow and I have super fine hair all OVER my face. I find this weird since it shed only one hair during the first wash and is now shedding all over my face. PTUI!
I can't wait to start using my mineral make up again. Previously I stopped using the mineral powder since I didn't have the proper brushes to use it with and somehow the then brushes I used didn't do a good job with picking and buffing the powder into my skin.
Overall, me very happy with my purchase. But I do lots of homework before I buy anyway so remember to do yours before you buy online!
Oh yea, remember the failed experiment that I had on a week or so ago? Decided to try it again, this time with a little more intense colours. I can't say that blue is the IN colour, I really don't think it is but since blue looks good on me, that's one of the reasons why I was to try to re-do a better version of the first time.
I missed 2 steps, only decided to take shots of the EOTD halfway through. Fickle-minded me. So anyway the steps that I missed out is;
- Prep your eyes, I applied M.A.C cream colour base in Luna.
- Apply M.A.C Nylon as highlighter and all over eyes.
*Photos are unedited so it may be a little messy or whatever but you pretty much get the gist of it.
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