I gave my brushes a new home!!!!

Let me first tell you my house gets dusty, very dusty. Living this close to the beach and a semi-industrial area this was expected to happen. I hate dust and I don’t like the thought of my brushes getting dusty, especially since I take care of them and hope to have them for a long time. (Not to mention the price!)

My solution to this is a pretty planter box!!

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I’m fairly certain I picked this up at Target a long while ago, but only just realised what a great ‘home’ for my brushes it would make! It fits in with my storage stuff quite well I think.

I ran out of enough rice for the bottom so over the top I poured in some beads and buttons I have no use for at the moment.

Cute, isn’t it?

How do you store your brushes?

Madame B


Krasey Beauty 1 year anniversary!!!

Many of you would be aware of Krasey Beauty, her blog is coming up to the 1 year anniversary mark and she is celebrating with an insanely generous giveaway!!!!!

Make sure you enter as this is one you really do not want to miss!!

Prizes include

Zoya Reverie Polish Pack and a Zoya Color Lock System

Luminess Airbrush Foundation System

Make-up Designory Gift Set incl. eyeshadow quad, mascara, lip pencil, eye pencil, cheek color and lip glaze

St Tropez Bronzing Powder and Bronzing Rocks

MAC lipstick in Bubbles, Dazzleglass in Smile, Eyeshadow in Slip Pink

Illamasqua Lipgloss in Soul, Liquid Metal in Solstice

Living Proof Frizz Set of Curly and Straight Styling Creams

Crazy Libellule and the Poppies set of 3 Crazy Sticks

Jan Marini Skincare Set including Marini Lash, SPF 30 Daily Face Protectant, and Age Intervention Mask

The giveaway and details can be found HERE

(I told you it was insanely generous!!!!!!)

Madame B


My favourite Brushes!

I will include my video response (with pictures) at the end of the post but I though I might take this time to write down some of my thoughts of these brushes!

The Smashbox #24

I adore this brush for all powders!! For not only initial application but also for contouring and buffing out if I’ve accidently gone a little heavy.

The brush is nice and soft dense, and has held up really well over the two years I’ve had it.

The Smashbox #23

Lovely brush, I would probably use this daily.

The brush it self is also soft and dense, give more control with contouring and highlighting than other brushes I’ve tried.

I’ve had this the same amount of time as the #24

The Ecotools Eyeliner brush

I love this as an eyebrow brush. Gives a great finish. My favourite eyebrow brush I have.

I think its too soft for use as an eyeliner brush though 🙁

The  Shiseido Eyeliner Brush

This came as a travel size with their creme eyeliner I purchased. This would be the perfect brush if only it was longer. I love it!

Great control, still very soft but gives a perfect line.

The Mac 187

I pretty much fell in love with this brush as soon as I got it ! (LOL) I use it for not only liquid foundation but also my cream ones too. Give the most natural finish and is quick.

I also use it for both cream and powder blushes.  Bronzer too, as I’m very pale and I only ever want a very light application.

The Mac 219

This brush gives perfect control for the crease, under and around eye area’s.  I also love it for detailed blending.

Thanks for reading 😉

Here’s the Video

Madame B


What I’m Loving right now



  1. Mac Fix + – Don’t know how I ever lived without it, gives a fantastic dewy finish to base, great to mix with pigments, great to use with pancake foundations and also a great ‘refresher” during the day.


  1. Nail Polish

– Estee Lauder – Berry Cordial : great dark winter colour instead of black

– Rimmel 60 secs – Coralicious : Lovely coral

– Mac – Peppermint Patti : Great colour, pitty about the disappointment of the Mac formula

– Chi Chi – Husband Shopping


  1. Mac 187 Brush – Use with Foundation, Powder, blush and Fix +. Wish I had another 3!


  1. Garnier – Pure – 3 in 1 Wash, Scrub and Mask – Pleasantly surprised with the results!!


  1. Mac Hello Kitty Collection – yeah I’m never getting over this one dolls!!


  1. MOR – Pomegranate Body Butter – Got it as a present at Christmas and only running out now, love it and I will definitely buy again!!!


What else I am loving – Dirt, Mad Men, Gossip Girl, True Blood, Dark Lipsticks, All Cosmetics Wholesale, Sex Kitten


Oh and almost 100 subscribers 🙂 !!!!! Thanks Dolls 🙂


Madame B