Tuesday, January 19, 2010
MakeupByLaurenP.com is giving one lucky person the chance to win a full-sized bottle of Skin MD Shielding Lotion along with literature about skincare. The prize kit also includes several sample packets of regular Skin MD Natural and their SPF15 version. To enter visit the blog here and get your entries in for a chance to win! "
Last week I was awarded the Naute Mess Award by Jordy's Beauty Spot. Go check out her blog when you get the chance.
So basically to accept this award I give 7 facts about myself and then go tag 7 other lovely makeup bloggers :-)
Here they are:
Fact 1. My favorite color by far is blue.
Fact 2. A few years ago I was involved in a car accident where a drunk driver hit me and 7 other people. The others who were involved in the accident suffered serious injuries such as whiplash, broken ribs, etc... The only injury I suffered however was a sprained wrist. Surprisingly, everyone was wearing their seat belts except me!
Fact 3. Techno is my favorite genre of music
Fact 4. My IQ is rated at around 138 even though I grew up with a severe learning disability.
Fact 5. I haven't consumed 1 ounce of alcohol in about 5 years.
Fact 6. Despite people knowing me here under my 'GeekyMacBoy' name. I actually go under an entirely different user name on youtube that has several thousand subscribers. What's the channel name you ask? Wouldn't you like to know!! LOL
Fact 7. At times I tend to have a very crude and twisted sense of humor.
I'm gonna tag:
One last thing:
Last but not least be sure and check out MakeupByLaurenP's giveaway!!!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Hello my lovely followers!!
Okay well maybe they're not exactly makeup brushes but they come as close as it gets. Technically speaking these brushes were originally meant for painting. Believe it or not there are some paint brushes that are EXACTLY like the high quality makeup brushes. Evidently, my blog about such brushes isn't a grand revelation because a number of prominent bloggers have written about these before.
The shape, size, and hair from the bristles are basically the same as some of the well known MAC brushes. The major benefit for using such brushes is they are WAY cheaper than the name brands. In fact, I spent a grand total of about $15 for these 4 brushes, where as their MAC counterparts are about $40 a piece!!
I wouldn't have mind spending extra money on a MAC 239 & MAC 228 but I had already spent a lot of money on other things from last December. Since I REALLY wanted to go ahead and start building my makeup collection I decided to go the cheaper route.
I'll be sure and make an update blog and let you all know how well they work out for me. Since these are some of my first makeup brushes I'm not sure how accurate my critique will be. I don't have much experience using other brushes!!
Here's a list of my brushes numbered from top to bottom (just like in my pic):
01. American Painter - 3/4 inch 4600 Oval Wash (similar to MAC 190)
02. Loew-Cornell - 1/4 inch AMM Mini Mop (similar to MAC 217)
03. Loew-Cornell - 3/8 inch Maxine's Mop 270 (similar to MAC 239)
04. Loew-Cornell - 1/4 inch Maxine's Mop 270 (similar to MAC 228)
In case you're wondering where I got these. I bought them at www.rexart.com & another good site to get these brushes are at www.jerrysartarama.com
Some embeds of pictures and videos from other users comparing them with MAC brushes :-)
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