March 22, 2016

The 3rd post in my essentials series! This post is all about my essential makeup tools! What would we do without these silly looking things? makeup toolsObviously the first thing I need to talk about is makeup brushes! These are Real Techniques Bold Metals dupes! I got them on eBay not long ago and I am so in love! They were stupid cheap (compared to the real ones which are anywhere from $40-$60 EACH). They are really soft and are just as good as my Nude By Nature brushes. I won’t say much about them because I am planning on doing a review on them soon.
First things first, I want to apologise for how dirty my sponge is. When I took this picture I just couldn’t get it clean but since then I’ve made my own brush cleaner and I’ve made it look brand new (post coming soon with a DIY brush cleaner). Anyway, this Real Techniques sponge is the best sponge I’ve used. But to be honest, the only other sponge I’ve used was just a cheap Kmart one, but still. I prefer using a sponge over a brush for applying concealer and foundation and this sponge is so soft and makes my skin look so flawless!


makeup toolsI got this pore cleansing pad from Kmart at the start of the year because I saw people say that it works as a great brush cleaning pad. I can now say that it is an INCREDIBLE brush cleaning pad!! My brushes have never looked so clean!
I got this sharpener in my Nude By Nature brush set and it is the best sharpener I’ve ever used. I don’t know why but all my other sharpeners break my pencils and just don’t work. It is definitely worth spending the extra money for a good sharpener. Especially if you love lip pencils as much as me!
I have had this eyelash curler for so long. I love my eyelashes (even though I wish the were a little longer) and I love to curl them so they look nice and lifted!!

PORE CLEANSING PAD – $4.00 (not available online.)
NUDE BY NATURE 8 PIECE BRUSH KIT – $30.00 (not available online anymore, but you can probably still get them at Priceline or Target)

So these are my essential makeup tools! What would you say your essential tools are?

Kayla x 

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  • Reply Agent Spitback March 24, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I would have never thought of using the pore pad as a brush cleaner – that’s clever! I’ll have to have a look when I am there next. Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

  • Reply Modern Belle March 24, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Glad to hear that all the buzz about the pads being great for brush cleaning. I’ve been thinking about getting one! #abitofeverything

    • Reply Kayla Arnold March 24, 2016 at 2:26 am

      They’re incredible!! Thanks for reading x

  • Reply Charlene March 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Ooh your brushes are so pretty! I just bought a sponge like that but I think I’m using it wrong – I seem to end up with more foundation on the sponge then my face!

    • Reply Kayla Arnold March 22, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Are you wetting the sponge first? Wetting it makes it bigger & softer and doesn’t allow much product to get into the sponge. x

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