12:02am June 11, 2008
The brush that originally gave me the rash, still gives me a rash. I have no idea why, and I have washed it several times, and cleaned it with brush cleaner, that in desperation, I took from my friend. The other brush though, is perfectly fine! I even used it on my face, AND I LOVE IT! Mine does shed a little bit. But the smell, is very very very faint, even for my sensitive nose, and well I think it’s just the smell of the brush hairs in general. But the other one. I tried brushing in the inner elbow, and I got a bit of a rash there now. Not as harsh as the first time around, but it’s still there. Just in case though, I think I will notify CS. I do like the brush, the one I can actually use, but the other one, I want to tell them of the problem. And maybe include a reminded to people that they must wash their brushes before any type of use. Cause, it could be potentially dangerous…no? So minimal shedding, not so much smell for my second brush, and blends nicely! Now if only this could be more consistent…
2:03am June 10, 2008
I must have mixed up the brushes, and only smelt the one…cause one of them is SIGNIFICANTLY different in terms of smell. The second one I opened, is much fainter, though I can still smell something. The first one, is still the same, even after 3 washes. I don’t have much hope for this one, BUT am excited that one of them is doing alright so far. I have to keep washing them though, cause after swipeing them on my palm, during washes, I found that my palm smelt of the brush. Meaning if I were to actually use it with the minerals, my face would smell like the brush. GROSS. So I’m gonna have to keep washing them til I can keep that at a minimum. And hopefully will have gotten whatever it was that made me crazy allergic to the brush in the first place. Speaking of which, my rash started to move down my wrist…but luckily the pills, and the calomine(?) lotion has caused it to slowly subside. HURRAY! Will have to do a test before I actually try this baby on my face :) *does happy dance in anticipation to use the one good brush from the two that she bought*
ps: I bought another thing at EDM’s cause they are having another mini sale. Check out their forums for the discount code! DO IT! Do it NOW!~ lol
10:00pm June 9, 2008
The rash has moved up my hand. Now half way up my fingers, (I just popped an allergy pill). I am truly the biggest idiot. I washed the brush. It smelt RANK. I was reading around places, and some people compared it to manure. I thought it was an exaggeration…until I smelt it for myself. DANG. I have washed it. And washed it again just now. It’s quite humid and hot over here, so the brush was pretty dried, which is why I figured I would wash them again. I bought two brushes, and the second one I opened didn’t smell as much as the first, but after I washed that one as well, it smelt almost as bad as the first one. I wish we had smell-0-vision. Cause then I can allow you to smell for yourself. I’m very disappointed and not sure as to what I should do. I think it is the glue that they use to attach the two pieces together…but this is just crazy. I’m gonna try again for a few more times of thorough washing, and going to email Kathy. Cause this…is…RIDICULOUS. It was so soft…why couldn’t it be soft AND smell-free?? Sigh…it was so soft…*looks lovingly at brush* if only…
I just pulled mine out of the mailbox! They are wrapped in cute zebra print tissue paper, with a business card and invoice.
Too cute! So I just wanted to check the softness of the brush, so I brushed it on the back of my hand…and DANG! It is ridiculously soft! I’ve been using a stupid Sephora brand brush, which I bought cause it was on sale, and this was before I knew of how to buy brushes phase, but yeah. That brush is like a Brilo pad against my skin, compared to the CS one. So I love it…well…almost. I did the sniff test, like the others that mentioned it. Mine STINKS! I hope that once I clean it, that it will fade away. *crosses fingers*
So you know how people always say, you should wash your brushes before you use them. And how I mentioned that I brushed this along the back of my hand…well…Yup…In my sheer excitement…I figured it would be alright to just test it out, and completely ignore the whole washing-thing-before-using-it. What’s the worst that could happen, I thought. DUH…Something like this?? —>
And that’s what I ended up with. SO~! lesson learned? There are tons of places that tell you exactly how to clean the brushes before using them. Even if you are excited, please please don’t try them out before washing them. Especially if you have annoyingly sensitive skin like I do…and end up with a rash. Ouch. Don’t be an eager beaver like me. Boo…
Here is my other hand…this is how it should look like…sigh. And a penny ruled shot of the brush. I was lacking one more penny :T
Still I don’t regret trying it out on my hand. It is soft. Lets just hope after a wash, I can get rid of the smell…and shape it right.
Okay, my break down.
Buffers were 4.25 each. I got two. Plus shipping which was 4.32. The shipping on the envelope was marked 3.80. Shipping wise, not bad on the cost. I like that. I ordered them on May 24, 2008, and got it today June 9, 2008. Not too bad. They are soft, but they stink. So providing I can get rid of the smell, and that it doesn’t shed like crazy over my face, like the Sephora brand one, then I would definitely buy them again, and be tempted to buy a whole bunch of others^^
Now I just have to wait for Electric Cosmetics to arrive…ahhhh…I want it now :P
Update on SILK NATURALS”
I’ve been using it everyday. But recently we have had some crazy humid weather in Toronto. One that I hate, and my skin seems to agree. I have noticed that as soon as I put on the SN foundation, that I can feel the foundation on my skin. It feels…somewhat oily…doesn’t look oily, but it feels gross.
I want decent weather back so I can enjoy my SN.