Saturday, 29 January 2011

Hauled: Crown Brushes & Dotty P's

I'm calling this my 'I-wish-I-could-have-made-it-to-IMATS' haul. I'm gutted that I couldn't go so placed a couple of online orders early in the week to make sure I had something to open up/cheer me up this weekend. One of these orders is actually something that was on my IMATS wish-list: some Crown brushes. I've been wondering for ages how brushes that are so cheap could be any good. The only way to find out was to jump in and hit 'Add to Basket'.

And into said basket went the following:

and now time for their close-ups....

Bullet Crease Brush (BK42) - £2.30.
Self-explanatory really.

Bent Liner Brush (C217) - £2.60
 I don't actually own any gel eyeliners but this is now my incentive to buy one -
have heard great things about bent brushes for liquid liner novices like moi

 Angle Blender Brush (C419) - £4.15
For angled blend-iness(!)

Crescent Fluff Brush (CLS212) - £1.00 
I picked this up from their sale section- it looked like a great brush for blending out crease colours as the 'dip' fits snugly over your brow bone.

Oval Taklon Brush (C170SH-4) - £2.32
Picked this up to use as a concealer brush - wasn't expecting it to be quite
so small but as the second pic shows its tiny! Hopefully it will teach me to go
 easy with the camoflauge!

I will do a proper review of these brushes once I've given them a full road-test. One initial obsevation is the writing on these brushes is just awful - the font is so naff it makes them look instantly cheap - this is one case where I'll be praying the wording rubs off over time :)

Last but not least a couple of bits I got from Dorothy Perkins - I've been lusting after something in tapestry for ages to no avail so when I saw these pumps online for £23.00 it was love at first sight. Can't wait for some warmer/dryer weather so I can wear these beauts out.

The other item I picked up was this waist belt in ochre which is a colour I seem to be obsessed with at the mo. I love the suedey finish and bow detail...and that it was only £6.

So there you have it....quite a modest haul but one that has definitely dulled the IMATS blues for a few hours :)

Until next time,


  1. Loving the haul, I need some more brushes,

  2. Ooh I love haul posts! I've always wanted to try a bent liner brush.. I wonder if it works well?

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  3. Loving the shoes, they'll be perfect once it's warmer! x

  4. Great brush selections - I actually REALLY need a new brush. Awesome blog x

  5. @ Miss LV - thank you..these were pretty bargainous & awesome customer service too...just hope the brushes live up to the same high standards!

    @ R - I hope so..its meant to make it easier to see what you're doing whilst applying so will let you know how I get on! Will stop by your blog soon for a read :)

    @ Kate - Thanks! I'm so excited to wear them...will probably just go for it and pray for no rain!

    @ Devon - thank you!

  6. Did you get the brushes on the Crown website? They look fab and what good prices!

    Stacey xx

  7. @ Nude Obsession yep I sure did - :)