I think I held out on buying a real brush drying tool for long enough. Mind you, I made it work for a whole six months on a dirt-cheap improvised system. But after several accidents in the middle of the night that ended with my freshly washed brushes hitting the bathroom floor, I knew I had to make a change.
While canvassing for something affordable online, my friend, VWritesBeauty, suggested a brush dryer she saw The Beauty Junkee review. And at PHP 700, the 26-slot Miss Bella Brush Tree (Square) is a bargain buy I can get behind.
Contacting Miss Bella Organizers was a breeze! I sent a Viber message in the evening and received a prompt reply in a matter of minutes. Shipping within Metro Manila is only at PHP 50, since it is a flat item. So V and I opted to get one each in a single shipment to save a little cash. Here’s the selection:
Makeup Tools ❤️ 🎀 1 – Brush Tree Round Black P500 🎀 2- Brush Tree Square Black P700 🎀 3 – Brush Tree Square Pink P700 🎀 4- Artist Brush Belt Bag P500 🎀 5- Acrylic Mixing Palette P300 🎀 6 – Brush Egg (Black, Pink and Violet) P150 🎀 7 – Brush Pad (Dark Violet, Light Violet, Dark Pink, Light Pink) P150 🎀 8 – 15PC Brush Guard P150 🎀 9 – Smokey and Eyeliner Stencil P150 •••• How to order? Viber/txt 09228802034 / 09178150762 1) Orders 2) Name 3) Address 4) Contact Number • Payment is thru BDO and BPI • You can order this online or visit our stores! 🚩Empire Fashion Cafe Maginhawa (143 Maginhawa St QC) 🚩Empire Fashion Cafe Marikina (10 Lilac St Concepion 2 Marikina) 🚩Beauty Depot: 3rd Floor Shoppesville, Greenhills Shopping Center San Juan City 🚩UniQube: 3rd Floor University Mall Taft Vito Cruz 🚩Emporium Cebu: 578 V. Rama Avenue Calamba Cebu City 🚩Tiendesitas: 2nd Floor Fashion Village Tiendesitas Pasig City inside Props Tools and Cosmetics 🚩Style Metro Boutique + Bistro (Pampanga): Diamond Spring Hotel, Mcarthur Hi-way, Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga (Beside Puregold, in front of BPI) 🚩Pick up: San Andres Bukid Manila • Add us on FACEBOOK! www.facebook.com/missbellaonline Follow us on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER! @missbellaph
We chose black, because you gotta love that sleek look! From the time of payment, delivery took about 2 days. Products came individually wrapped in padded envelopes, and they were in tip-top shape.
Initially, the brush tree looks nothing like on the pic, but that’s because the high-gloss acrylic has to be protected from scratches while in transit. You have to peel off the paper/sticker that covers the flat surfaces. Then you assemble them together. It’s fairly basic, and the base actually has small ridges that help secure the stand to the “table top”. Because it is made up of lightweight material, having an even surface for drying brushes is ideal.
I’ve already dried one batch of brushes on this baby, though I didn’t fill up all the 26 slots. (I wash in small batches rather than doing major cleanups.) So far, so good. The rubber/silicone grips hold the brushes firmly in place without damaging the handles. And I must say that it is quite refreshing to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and NOT bump into a clothes hanger full of brushes. 😉
Verdict: Personally, I feel like PHP 700 is a good investment for something you’ll be using monthly or bi-monthly for the sake of keeping your beauty tools hygienic. If you’re starting to amass a serious number of brushes in your beauty journey or are already collecting high end brushes, it might be high time to shop for a brush tree. Hanging those brushes upside down will keep your tools usable for much longer as the moisture won’t mess up the glue inside the brushes’ ferrules.
You can order your own brush tree and other beauty organization items through the Miss Bella website.