Review: TK MAXX Oval Brushes

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As you’ve been surfing your social media, specifically Instagram, you might have come across makeup videos featuring new looking brushes usually dubbed “oval brushes”. They’re very popular and brands are racing to make their own version, similarly to happened with the Beauty Blender.

After seeing a billion videos of these oval brushes being used and producing beautiful, flawless results, I was really curious and wanted a try some as well. I don’t need to tell you that getting anything brand new in Australia is annoying; there are some local brands that are starting to bring them out but they either sell out so fast or burn your pocket out quick-fast. Nude By Nature had brought out a set exclusively through Priceline and I sadly missed out on those. I was kicking myself.

Then on a trip to TK Maxx, I found this set of five oval brushes from an in-house brand and took them home to try…

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Take Me To… New York

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Ahhhh.. take me to New York City. Let me see the Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps.

Feed me in every borough until I’m a bouncing ball. Show me the cool food from Chinatown and Little Italy. Let me get a drink and become a bigger kid again at Two Bit’s Retro Arcade. Give me all of your food and candy, with even more candy. Oh, and do NOT skimp on the bagels (a tub of cream cheese on the side too, please).

Let me go balls-to-the-wall crazy and have the biggest walking adventure. Actually, let me walk around, find where some of my favourite movies were filmed, including the Ghostbusters Firehouse. Take me to photograph Pier 54, where the Titanic’s survivors arrived. Let me find some Toynbee Tiles!

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One of the Toynbee Tiles. Photo by Sean Ganann.

Show me drunk performers performing Shakespeare. Show me the Mysterious Bookshop (that’s the name too!). Let me see oddities at The Evolution Store and the Obscura Antiques And Oddities… maybe take a walk on the wild side to the Museum of Sex or the Museum of the American Gangster.

 

 

Later, let me see the wonderful cats of Roosevelt Island and when I want some peace and quiet, let me in The Elevated Acre or the Creative Little Garden.

When I’m tired and need somewhere to relax, let me rest in the NoMad Hotel library, perhaps read a comic or two.

Then I’ll turn in, get some sleep to be ready to do it all over again tomorrow…

The People Missing From The “Fat Model” Debate

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I’ve been attempting to write this for days.. hell, weeks. Every way to try and write this has gone through my head and it’s just one of those things that kind of make sense in your head then when you go to write it down, it doesn’t come out coherently. I’m going to do my best though, as I don’t want this to be taken out of context or anyone to feel offended; all I want to do is create a dialogue where there currently isn’t one and maybe, even make someone feel better about being in a similar situation. 

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