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July 17, 2014

xoBeauty Brush and Lash Haul with First Impressions of Store

Make up brushes are one of my many weaknesses. I love trying brushes from new brands and have far more than I need, though I do like rotating them so I don't need to wash them as often. Lazy, huh? xoBeauty is a brand of brushes that I've been wanting to try for a while now. The brush and eyelash line was developed by Shannon Harris (Shaaanxo on YouTube) and I really like the idea of supporting a fellow beauty blogger/vlogger. 

Shannon recently reached 1 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and, to celebrate, had a 10% off code for her brand. I took the opportunity to pick up a bunch of the brushes I've been lusting after, plus a few pairs of eyelashes, and today I'm going to show you what I bought. I also had a really great experience purchasing from xoBeauty which I'll talk about at the end in case you've been thinking of buying some brushes.

As you can see, I bought eleven make up brushes in total. Firstly I got the Precise Duo-Fibre Blush Brush. I've seen this brush, along with so many others, used in Shannon's videos and it always really appealed to me. It's a tapered duo-fibre brush that I think will be fantastic for both powder and cream cheek products. I'm on the hunt for the perfect brush to highlight my cheekbones with so I decided to give the Shimmer Brush a shot. It's a typical fan brush and, even though I've only used it once, I am quite happy with how it applies highlighters. I don't always like applying cream eyeshadows with my fingers so I bought the 4pc Synthetic Eye Brush Set. This set contains four brushes of different shapes (round, tapered, flat and angled). Also for the eyes I picked up two Tapered Crease Brushes and two Eyeshadow Blender Brushes. Though they're quite similar in shape, they're also quite different and I really like how precise the tapered brush can be. Finally for brushes I bought the Bronzing Brush. It's a large synthetic brush that I think will be fantastic at applying bronzer to warm up the face rather than contour. 

I don't wear false eyelashes often (scratch that, ever - I don't ever wear false eyelashes) but I'd really like to give them a try. I really suck at applying them so I thought I'd give The Flirt, their wispy half lashes, a try. Surely a half lash is easier to apply than a full lash, right? I also picked up a tube of the Duo Striplash Adhesive in Clear because, well, I need something to stick them down.

That's everything that I picked up from xoBeauty and so far I am really happy with everything. I had a quick play with the brushes before I washed them (naughty, I know) and I was really impressed with the way they performed and, though I haven't tried the lashes yet, I think they're super pretty. Hopefully this lashes noob can apply them!

Shipping of these products from xoBeauty was incredibly fast. I placed the order on a Wednesday, it was shipped on the Thursday and everything arrived the following Monday. xoBeauty is a company based in New Zealand too so I can't believe how quick the products came! There is also a $6.00 flat rate shipping fee to Australia which I love. 

All in all, I am really happy with everything about this order from xoBeauty and I would highly recommend them to other people. If I didn't already have 5+ flat topped kabuki brushes I'd definitely pick up a few of theirs but, really, I don't think even I can justify that purchase. 

Have you ordered from xoBeauty? What was your experience like? What's your favourite brush brand? 

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  1. Wow that is fast shipping! The lashes look pretty and it's good that the brushes seem to be nice quality too.
    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    1. I couldn't believe how fast shipping was. I am so impressed. I'll be honest, I haven't had the balls to try the lashes yet, nor do I know what makes a good eyelash, but they seem nice! X

  2. Both the lashes and brushes look gorgeous! I haven't tried anything from Xobeauty, nor do I wear lashes that often either but this looks like a good place to start!

    Chantalle x

  3. You've made me very curious! Going to have a look at their website right now :)

    1. I hope your bank account doesn't hate me.. X

  4. Ah! More brushes to lust after... I haven't tried them but my fingers are itching to do some online shopping now ;)

    1. There's always more brushes, Mandy. It's a sickness. X

  5. These brushes look so so soft! I like the look of the bronzing brush, have a weakness for them..
    Renee x


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