Limited edition Real Techniques Brushes


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Sam from Pixiwoo done it again with a new set if brushes that have had me ditch all my other brushes! If there’s one thing I love in a make up brush, it’s duo fibres!

I bought a MAC limited edition Duo fibre brush set a while back and haven’t touched it (I’m finding it hard to start using it cause its so pristine).

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**You can get them from Boots and Superdrug in the UK.

The brushes are uber soft and have such a good density to them! They apply effortlessly and pick up powders like a magnet and the eye shadow brush blends seamlessly! I really like the black and white design, too because it stands out from all my other brushes!

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I wish the brushes came in a limited edition travel case though because although the brushes look good, the foam padding they came in is not good for storing them in when using a make up bag.

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Make up brushes!


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When I first got into make up, I used to always wonder what was the best way to apply the make up!

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I went on eBay and found the most cheapest set of brushes I could find! When they arrived after 4 months of waiting, they were REALLY bad fake MAC brushes made of thorns! I then decided to invest in a brush roll of expensive GENUINE MAC brushes and I fell in love with those! The only thing is, MAC brushes are very hard to get because I have to go into Central London to get them which isn’t a journey I do often. And I don’t like buying online after some bad purchases so I’ve learnt the hard way!

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I’ve looked in Superdrug and Boots the time and there’s some brands I’ve fallen in love with! Eco Tools and Models Own have some fantastic brushes and Cosmopolitan do fairly good ones too although they don’t last long!

Then Pixiwoo’s Samantha Chapman joined with Real Techniques to make brushes that have changed my life! IM IN LOVE!

They’re excellent value for money an she’s pretty much covered every brush type you’ll ever need!

The brushes I have:
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  • Blush brush– perfect for blusher, powder and bronzer
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  • Stippling brush– this brush is perfect for foundation and blusher
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  • Buffing brush– which is available in the core collection. This is perfect for mineral foundation, powder, foundation and blusher
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  • Contour brush– perfect for contour, bronzer and blusher
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  • Detailer brush– perfect for smudging eye shadow/ liner and is fairly good for lipstick/ glass application
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  • Pointed foundation brush– perfect for…??? To be honey, this is the brush which I’ve NEVER found a use for! I might reshape it though by cutting it and use it as a concealer brush because the point is lethal!
  • The design of the brushes is fantastic and the price is also amazing! The core collection is £21.99 an the separate brushes start from £9.99! Boots often do deals where they do tools at 3 for 2 or buy one, get one half price so look out for them! They’re also available worldwide in most countries!

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    Want to know how to use the brushes, Sam has an AMAZING make up channel on
    YouTube with her sister Nicola and they do fantastic make up tutorials where they use their brushes.

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    The handy dandy make up brush holder

    Shopping haul!


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    It happened and I’m sorry! I needed some retail therapy after a horrible week! Wasn’t in the best of moods so took advantage of an hour I had free to do anything with and naturally.. Chose to test the strength of my card!

    At the moment Soap and Glory/ Boots have a sale on 3 for 2 products so I picked up their hand food! I have the larger version which I got in their Christmas romper pack that they did but that’s way too big for my handbag! I grabbed these smaller tubes which cost £2.50 each so I got 3 for £5! This stuff smells great and is not greasy! I hate hands creams which attract dust to your hands like a magnet! But this dries instantly leaving a light and moisturise feeling with a lovely fresh scent.

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    Soap and Glory Hand Food £2.50 for 50ml

    Boots are also doing buy 1 get one half price on their make up tools so I grabbed myself some Real Technique brushes! I got the blusher brush and the stippling brush! I’m loving these at the moment and I’ve used nothing else since I got them (future blog post coming up).

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    Blush brush £9.99
    Stippling brush £11.99

    I then popped over to Accessorize! I love this place! The people who were in their stores are always friendly and their stock is great! You all know I’m a fan of rings so treated myself! I got the black stone ring because I loved the expensive look of it! I find Accessorize rings last AGES and I’ve never had one go green either so I love picking one or two in time for the current trend! The silver leaf one is silver plated! I was looking for a ring to wear everyday when I’m not feeling up to a statement design and this looks elegant, delicate and is a lovely design!
    St. Marcasite leaf ring £14

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    Zelda Deco ring £10

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    I also got this lovely perfume from Accessorize! It’s called enchanted and smells divine! A very floral and slightly musky smell but it’s not overpowering and is perfect for day to day (if you wear perfume out as i don’t for religious reasons.. This is just another one for my bed and teddy to smell)!

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    Accessorize Enchanted perfume £15 for 50ml

    I love the quirky things in Accessorize and grabbed the mini wipes at the counter! I love strawberry and these were perfect to keep in my hand handbag! They also do cherry ones! Then I saw this notepad and just had to get it! I needed something to take notes on at work and for my blog and this is the perfect size! Not too small so you can’t see but not so big your bag should have a licence!

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    Wet wipes £1.50 for 10 wipes

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    Notepad £5

    The bangle is from H&M! I LOVE HAYCH AND EM! Their jewellery sits my scrawny wrists and fingers! I love the way they often do bangles in different sizes! I would love to wear oversized bangles but from most stores they usually go right up to my shoulder so when I saw this bangle, I grabbed it! I love the design, size and the clasp which means I don’t get sore hands from squeezing it on!

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    H & M bangle £6.99

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    If every you’re having a bad day.. Just shop! That’s all I can say!

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