Hey guys! Welcome back to Afro Mermaid. My little space on the net. I’m going to be talking about some fabulous new £7 Mermaid Makeup Brushes that I got recently – or Unicorn Makeup Brushes, whichever mythical creature you prefer (and yes I said £7). I do a lot of makeup and so of course I go through a lot of makeup brushes. I’m not the best at washing my brushes so I just buy new ones. I’m not rich I just buy them cheaply! So when I came across these gorgeous brushes, I HAD to have them and I vowed to actually look after them because they are actually works of art. At ONLY £7 how could I not.
The brushes have lovely pearlescent, twisted handles in a pastel lavender colour, with white bristles. You get about 9 different brushes for different parts of your face. In a Kabuki style they are perfect for all your buffing needs and applying product to your face.
The Lovely Mermaid Makeup Brushes Include;
- A flat-topped foundation brush – powder and liquid foundations
- A narrow, flat bristled brush for sculpting
- A fluffy head blush brush – for blending powders
- A couple of short, flat bristled brush – for brows, details, eyes, concealer
- A fan brush – so you can have the BEST highlight
- A plush, super-soft powder brush – for setting your base
- A soft, fluffy eyeshadow brush – blend away harsh lines after shadow application
- A short and stubby brush – for packing shadow onto the lid
Look at the sea shells and look at the brush handles. TOTALLY MERMAID VIBES
I never actually use makeup brushes for what they’re supposed to be used for but I guess that’s the beauty of makeup – do what you want! I get the vibe of Mermaid Makeup Brushes rather than Unicorn Makeup Brushes because they remind me of sea shells. The brushes are so lovely to look out and they definitely do not look £7. I love shopping the internet for cheaper alternative because most times, you get good quality for a fraction of the price – as you can see here.
I think they are dupes for some other brushes selling at Beauty Bay – if you’d rather pay £45 feel free haha. The head of the brushes are a pretty rose gold colour and they have been sturdy and strong since I’ve been using them. I like the fact that the brush handles are tapered because it means they are much lighter and fit in a lot of makeup bags – perfect for travelling in style.
My favourite brush would have to be the fan highlighter brush. I look fabulous adding the finishing touches at the end of my makeup with the beautiful brush handles. The brushes work well I will most likely be purchasing them again when the time comes. If you want some of these brushes, check out the LightInTheBox website, eBay, Amazon or pay £45 at Beauty Bay.
What do you think of these mermaid makeup brushes? Do you get a mermaid vibe or a unicorn vibe? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!
Netflix is one of those things that I will keep paying for but not use enough. I haven’t watched a good series in ages and this is my fault because I binged watch everything there is in two-day periods. However, this new show Dear White People came out and of course I had to watch it.
I had seen the film and that was okay. Not amazing but not terrible. It raised questions and explored necessary racial conversation that needed to be had. I thought the show would just be more of the same but no. It built on the film and we were able to explore the multi-dimensional identity of black people. Honestly, I have never seen so many different types of black people in one show. Normally you get the token black person in a show scripted with all the usual stereotypes and while it’s nice to see some sort of representation it isn’t really relatable. However, it was refreshing to see diversity within a black community and to see how the black experience manifests for each different individual. I could see myself in the show, aspects of my identity could be seen within different characters and I could relate – regardless of various cringey scenes and plot ideas.
I feel like satire is the perfect way to talk about sensitive issues especially in a show that intends to be a comedy. Dear White People manages to appropriately raise important race issues while maintaining an entertaining show – even leaving space to add in a bit of romance. I’m not a tv critic so I’m not even going to judge the quality of the show. But as a passive viewer it was a good watch; the subject matter forces you to form your own opinion on things and actually think about what you agree with. It raises difficult topics and provide multiple viewpoints towards it, which I think is great, enlightening and insightful. Coco is probably my favourite character. She tries to balance wanting to assimilate with accepting her identity despite the complexities of trying to conflate the two. Plus she can read anyone to filth – the shade oh the shade. Shout out to Lionel – you a G, and to Rashid who is hilarious. Also I couldn’t deal with the spoofs of Iyanla and Scandal – hilarious.
I’m also going to dedicate an entire paragraph to how hot everyone in the show was. I’m very grateful for that one ass camera shot of Troy – unexpected but much appreciated . Gabe, you pretty little bearded little hunky thing, he was an interesting character, also a side-man, but hey you can’t have it all. Sam. Very pretty, but also very annoying. Why are main characters always annoying. She reminds me of people who rather than acting on a problem just decide to complain about it and don’t actually bring about any real change. Although her passion for race equality was inspiring and her style was cute.
All in all, go and watch Dear White People. I finished it in a day and I think anybody can appreciate it regardless of race, class, gender etc. If you need a new show to watch, a bit of a giggle or a cheeky gawp at some sexy people, this is the show for you. (I hope a British show exploring the black identity crops up, I think there’s space for it.) The show is not alienating and you could definitely binge-watch it with any of your pals. Not your parents unless you guys are down with awkward sex scenes. Also PS: if you are provoked/offended by the show title – you are who the show is aimed at.
If you’ve watched the show tell me who your favourite character is in the comments section or message me on Twitter. See you in the next post!