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20% off Discount Code for Crown Brush

Hello Beautiful Friends,

Anyone who has worked with me will know how much I love Crown’s little Duo Fibre Brushes when it comes to painting my prosthetics and for various SFX uses.

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I am always asked which brushes I use and my response is always the same, I will use whatever brush is best for the task at hand. I find Crowns Duo Fibres are great for SFX and they are affordable enough that you don’t have to feel too precious about them.

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So the lovely folk over at Crown Brush have kindly given my followers a whopping 20% off discount code to use for the month of August. To be able to use the discount, you MUST click into their site via the link below.

http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/brushes/brush-ranges/duo-fibre/c429-deluxe-duo-fibre-crease.html?acc=cfcd208495d565ef66e7dff9f98764da

When you are there, fill up your basket with lots of goodies and then use the code ‘CrownAug15’ at the checkout for receive your 20% off everything on their site. The code is valid for the month of August 2015.

Happy shopping y’all! Make sure to share a comment below and let me know what you treated yourself to.

Peace & Love

Nuala x

Built to withstand the challenges of the Professional Makeup Artist – Life is a breeze with Beauty-Boxes

I am often asked by Makeup Artist, Hairdressers and students, where I get my makeup trolleys? Which are the best to get? How much to pay? What do I look for when shopping for cases and trolleys.

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I have tried trolleys from a few different companies (whose names I won’t mention) which I really wasn’t impressed with. They are overweight, extremely bulky and go out of shape very easily, meaning their lids don’t close properly, which then in turn means that it is extremely risky lifting the cases by the lid with your kit tucked inside.

A company who I would highly recommend for great quality and affordable cases and trolleys is Beauty Boxes. You may recognise them from my previous post about their great Professional Make-up Brush sets.

I am often asked by Makeup Artist, Hairdressers and students, where I get my makeup trolleys? Which are the best to get? How much to pay? What do I look for when shopping for cases and trolleys. I have tried trolleys from a few different companies (whose names I won't mention) which I really wasn't impressed with. They are overweight, extremely bulky and go out of shape very easily, meaning their lids don't close properly, which then in turn means that it is extremely risky lifting the cases by the lid with your kit tucked inside.  A company who I would highly recommend for great quality and affordable cases and trolleys is Beauty Boxes. You may recognise them from my previous post about their great Professional Make-up Brush sets. They offer a wide range of cases and trolleys suitable for all uses and kit sizes. They are perfect for Nail Artists, Hairdressers, Make-up Artist, Beauty Therapists and even just beauty enthusiasts. They are the only trolleys that seem to withstand the abuse that my multiple kits get. As a freelance artist, these cases are packed full, they are up and down stairs plus in and out of my car on a daily basis. The have been dropped, bashed and bruised and still work perfectly.  A big deciding factor for me is the weight. I once had my heart set on a set of trolleys, they looked amazing. I was sold (foolishly!). However, when the cases arrived, they weight 15KG empty! .... Yes! You're eyes are not misleading you, 15kg EMPTY! So you can just imagine by the time you put your kit in, I couldn't even lift them. Then when you take into account that you lift your case by the lid, the handle and locking hinges is what takes all the weight. I ended up having to buy another set just to split my kit up so that I could actually lift them. I still get constant compliments on how gorgeous they are, but let's face it, they break my back every single day, so I am not their biggest fan anymore. I have a few of the trolley's from Beauty Boxes for a couple of months now and they are brilliant. They have to be the most solid and sturdy trolleys I've ever had, they are super lightweight, they lock perfectly every time and haven't changed in shape at all. Another thing I love about them is that they inside of the cases are easy to wipe clean, which any professional in the beauty trade can tell you is a much needed aspect. So if you are wanting to invest in trolleys or cases that will last you a long time, make sure to check out www.beauty-boxes.com.

They offer a wide range of cases and trolleys suitable for all uses and kit sizes. They are perfect for Nail Artists, Hairdressers, Make-up Artist, Beauty Therapists and even just beauty enthusiasts.

They are the only trolleys that seem to withstand the abuse that my multiple kits get. As a freelance artist, these cases are packed full, they are up and down stairs plus in and out of my car on a daily basis. The have been dropped, bashed and bruised and still work perfectly.

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A big deciding factor for me is the weight. I once had my heart set on a set of trolleys, they looked amazing. I was sold (foolishly!). However, when the cases arrived, they weight 15KG empty! …. Yes! You’re eyes are not misleading you, 15kg EMPTY! So you can just imagine by the time you put your kit in, I couldn’t even lift them. Then when you take into account that you lift your case by the lid, the handle and locking hinges is what takes all the weight. I ended up having to buy another set just to split my kit up so that I could actually lift them. I still get constant compliments on how gorgeous they are, but let’s face it, they break my back every single day, so I am not their biggest fan anymore.

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I have a few of the trolley’s from Beauty Boxes for a couple of months now and they are brilliant. They have to be the most solid and sturdy trolleys I’ve ever had, they are super lightweight, they lock perfectly every time and haven’t changed in shape at all. Another thing I love about them is that they inside of the cases are easy to wipe clean, which any professional in the beauty trade can tell you is a much needed aspect.

So if you are wanting to invest in trolleys or cases that will last you a long time, make sure to check out www.beauty-boxes.com.

 

 

10% OFF Professional Makeup Brushes!

c436_1At The Beauty Cloud we are dedicated to bringing you the best deals out there for some great products available.

Crown Brush have a great range of brushes available, like this great Mini Duo Fibre Blending Brush

Today Crown Brush are offering our readers 10% off everything on their website. It couldn’t be any easier, simply click on the link below and enter our unique discount code FINAJ2014 during the checkout.

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25% off at Beauty-Boxes.com exclusively for our followers!

Admit it – This is the discount you have been waiting for all year! As you know, in the run up to Christmas, we secure exclusive discount from our favourite brands who we’ve been working with all year, just for you at Christmas time!

You will remember I reviewed an amazing set of brushes by Beauty-Boxes.com back in July. If you need to refresh your memory, you can read my review by clicking the following link:

‘Finally a professional brush set to meet all your needs!’

10 piece professional makeup brush set by beauty boxes

This brush set sells all year round for a very reasonable £71.45 which I believe is well worth the money for a quality set of 10 brushes.

But now the beautiful people over at beauty-boxes.com have given our followers and exclusive discount of 25% this set of brushes, meaning that you pay only £53.59! 

To get a set of 10 high quality brushes for that price is amazing!!

Now, because this discount is available only for you gorgeous little followers, you must simply give them a call to order, making sure you mention that you are a follower of The Beauty Cloud. The number to call is 01892 538862.

This discount is available until 20th December 2014, meaning you have only two weeks to avail of this offer. Make sure to order by the 20th to get your discount and ensure they arrive in time for Christmas.

Happy Shopping my lovelies!

Finally a Professional Brush Set to meet all your needs!

I see so many makeup brush sets which sound great in theory. 30 Quality Makeup Brush Sets…. you would imagine with 30 brushes that you have everything you need to create effective makeup looks, but yet you find yourself with about 20 of those which are completely useless to you. So I have been waiting and waiting for a company to actually use a bit of common sense and create a set of brushes which are well thought out and finally I have found them! Beauty-Boxes.com have created their 10 piece Brush Set and I honest feel that I could create 99% of everyday looks with the brushes in this set.

10 piece makeup brush set by beauty-boxes.com

 

Let’s take a look through the brushes you get in this set:

1. The first brush you get is this great, circular duo-fibre brush, very similar to the MAC 187 brush I am always raving about. The length and match of the fibre’s are perfect. It is a well constructed and very usable brush.

2. You get a very specific powder brush. I love the size and shape of this brush as it lets you use it for a multitude of purposes, it is big enough to use as an all over powder brush. It is shaped well enough to use as a contour brush and it is small enough to use as a blusher/bronzer brush. So basically you can use this as a 3 -in-1 Powder Brush.

3. Thirdly, you get what is conventionally known as a ‘foundation brush’ however, most makeup artists will tell you these aren’t used for foundation. They are however perfect for concealer! The fibres in this brush and smooth enough to create a flawless concealer application. A very good quality brush.

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4. Next you have a natural fibre large eye-shadow brush. This also is nice to apply concealer. The length, rigidity and texture to the bristles make it very easy to hold eyeshadow product in the fibres. I have used this brush with a range of different types of eyeshadow’s, from pressed, cream and loose pigment and it works perfectly every time.

5. Another very relevant eyeshadow brush made from synthetic fibres. This brush is a bit smaller and thicker than the first eyeshadow brush and is very much needed when creating makeup looks.

6. I was so happy to see this brush in the set. It is similar to the MAC 224 brush. However it is a little smaller. It is made from synthetic fibres. I can’t explain how necessary this style of brush is when creating makeup looks, especially the smokey eye. This brush blends eyeshadow’s in and around the crease line of the eye beautifully. This is the first brush set I have seen to include this type of brush.

7. Another great eyeshadow brush when creating beautiful eye looks. The small thick bristles are perfect for applying eyeshadow under the eyes. The tension in the bristles are great for pressing your eyeshadow to set your eyeliner both above and below your eye. I love this brush. It is fast becoming one of my ‘go-to’ brushes.

10 piece professional makeup brush set by beauty-boxes.com

8. Another brush that is so relevant, is this synthetic angle brush. It is well crafted to ensure you can use it for a variety of purposes. It can be used with eyeshadow or eyeliner. The tip of the brush is pointed enough to ensure you can create any thickness of line you need to.

9. The last brush in the set is a synthetic lipstick brush. I don’t really need to say much about this. You know how much it is needed. It is a well made brush with no straying bristles, meaning you get an accurate application every time.

10. The last tool in the brush set is a powder puff. This is a great tool to have in your belt. Everyone should have one. They are great for when you have an oily patch to your skin. Use this with powder to set your foundation and you will get a lovely matte effect.  Using a powder puff also ensures accuracy when applying powder as you are pressing the powder onto the face rather than swiping it with a brush. They are great around the crease of the nose to really help set your foundation or concealer.

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And there you have it. I haven’t came across a brush set to date where I can tell you how relevant each and every tool is. So if you are a makeup artist looking to invest in some new tools, or maybe even just starting out and looking for a great starter brush set you should definitely invest in this set.

That’s not to say that this set is only for makeup artist. I always encourage my clients to invest in some great brushes, without them you will find it almost impossible to achieve beautiful flawless makeup.

This brushes come in a faux-leather brush roll, reaching out to 35cm long x 22.5cm wide when unrolled and 22.5cm x 11cm when rolled.

This set is prices at £71.45 from www.Beauty-Boxes.com . For a set of such great quality and useful brushes, it is well worth the spend.