Nichido Pro Makeup Powder Brush 191

On one of my many mindless wanderings last year through The SM Store’s beauty section, I spotted the Nichido Pro Makeup Powder Brush 191 (PHP288) and thought it looked interesting. Extra long handle? Yes, this was meant for makeup artists using the brush on other people! So I asked to see a sample and was instantly drawn to how fluffy and soft the hairs were against the back of my hand. SOLD!

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Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush

When I find myself bored and randomly browsing Sephora, Zoeva is one of those brands that I automatically think to check. They usually have tools I didn’t know I needed, and I have yet to regret any of my purchases from there. Case in point: The Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush (PHP 436) has proved to be an instant essential to my brow game.

Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush

Quick Specs: measures 16.5 cm ; made in China

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Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush

It has been an honest-to-goodness minute since I have posted reviews for Sephora products. Mainly because I haven’t purchased much in the last year, instead rediscovering Kbeauty and drugstore finds. But my dry spell has been broken by the recent 20% off Beauty Pass sale. Hard to resist, so I didn’t. I have a haul here that I will gradually start reviewing in the coming weeks. The first part of my haul is the Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush (PHP 486).

Zoeva Concealer Brush

Quick Specs: measures 15.5 cm ; made in China

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Shopee Buy: Acrylic Makeup Brush Organizer

This is a quick post, but I think it’s worth spreading the word: Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping at Shopee (as opposed to anywhere else online). And it’s not necessarily beauty stuff as you’d expect, since I’m on a Low Buy for 2018! I’ve gotten almonds, supplements, stationery, and even a phone case, because they’ve got stackable promotions (purchase points + discount promo code + free shipping for minimum spend). It’s basically whetting the local couponer’s appetite.

In one of my nightly casual browsing sessions, the Acrylic Brush Organizer from Pretty Angel Shoppe went on a flash sale deal for P359 (SRP 500). With my ample brush stash distributed between two old zippered pouches, the move to a see-through, well-protected container felt pretty darn right at the moment. And so I treated myself to this:

Brush Organizer from Shopee

What arrived on my doorstep was a well-packaged product with box and foam stoppers, plus plastic wrap over the actual acrylic box to prevent scratches. The organizer arrived in pristine condition, though I still had to disinfect with a little soapy water and let the thing air dry for a couple of hours.


The shop also sells beads to help the brushes stand, but I was able to find some marbles and beads stashed somewhere that I was able to wash and dry before dumping into the bottom of the container. (Finished product is the top photo.)

It’s been several months, and I like that all my brushes are in one place AND covered. Next to getting a brush tree, this was the smartest purchase I’ve made for my tools. 🙂 I’ve seen similar products go on flash sale at Shopee, so you can patiently wait it out and earn coins to get a great deal on this!

Miss Bella Brush Tree

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.

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