Royal fun! The Disney Princess Brush Collections

Disney Princess Brush CollectionsFor today’s Side by Side, Lisa and Marcia are going all diva with the royally adorable LONDON SOHO NEW YORK Disney Princess Brush Collections that are available exclusively at Walgreen’s through December 2016. There are 5 new brush sets: Mulan, Jasmine, Tiana, Belle, and Cinderella as well as the Aurora Sponge Set brought back from last season due to popular demand. You are going to love these royal quality beauty tools that have a pauper’s price point. Adjust your tiara and take a look at what awaits you at Walgreen’s.                                                                                         PR samples

LISA’S BRUSHES

Disney Princess Collection Tiana Jazzle Dazzle Set

Disney Princess Collection Tiana Jazzle Dazzle Set

My three sets take you from prep to foundation to setting your final look. The first one is the Tiana Jazzle Dazzle Brow and Lash 3-piece set ($11.99). These are three essential tools for a very low price!  I will say that these are probably the least substantial feeling tools of the three I tried, but they work just fine and are great for travel or for your car or purse.

Disney Princess Collection Tiana Jazzle Dazzle Set

Disney Princess Collection Tiana Jazzle Dazzle Set

Disney Princess Collection Tiana Jazzle Dazzle Set

Disney Princess Collection Tiana Jazzle Dazzle Set

The three pieces include a dual-sided Brow Shaping Brush which is great for groomed brows. I dip the angled side in brow powder then fill in my brows, blending and brushing them upward with the spoolie end. The second piece is the Slant Tip Tweezer, which is a surprisingly good tweezer for getting those stray hairs. The final piece is the Lash Comb, which actually folds and becomes even smaller. I don’t really use this one much, but if you have tangled lashes it will make short work of them and put everything back in order.

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges

Ok, so the Aurora Fairy Sponges ($12.99) isn’t a brush set, but this super cute sponge set was such a hit last year they brought it back for an encore. There are three sponges in this set:

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges Blue Fairy Sponge

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges Blue Fairy Sponge

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges Green Fairy Sponge

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges Green Fairy Sponge

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges Pink Fairy Sponge

Disney Aurora Fairy Sponges Pink Fairy Sponge

The Blue Fairy Sponge is an egg-shaped dome that is an all-purpose applicator for foundation. It’s nice for all over application and for gradually building up coverage. The Green Fairy Sponge is for quick coverage of bigger areas, like your forehead and cheeks. Finally, the Pink Fairy sponge has a pointed tip that lets you get into tricky areas like under the eyes around the nose. It will become your concealer’s best friend.

Disney Belle Enchanted Beauty Kabuki

Disney Belle Enchanted Beauty Kabuki

My favorite of my three sets is the Belle Enchanted Beauty Kabuki ($12.99). This is a beautiful kabuki with soft but dense dome-shaped bristles. It’s fantastic for mineral foundation, bronzer, and setting powder. I can’t believe the quality for such a low price…and could the handle be any more adorable?

Disney Belle Enchanted Beauty Kabuki

Disney Belle Enchanted Beauty Kabuki

MARCIA’S BRUSHES

Soho Disney Brushes: Mulan, Cinderella, and Jasmine

Disney Brushes: Mulan, Cinderella, and Jasmine

I was lucky enough to end up with 3 sets of brushes: Mulan, Jasmine and Cinderella. I’m glad these are part of the permanent collection at Walgreens so that you can go and check them out for yourself after learning about them here.

Soho Disney Mulan set

Disney Mulan set

MULAN BRUSH SET || This set contains what I consider essential to my makeup life – eye brushes. All 3 brushes are double-sided so you have 6 tools in this set. One brush is all you’d need for eyebrows since there’s a soft slanted brush and a spoolie. This is actually double duty since they can be used on your eyes too . The slanted side is soft enough to apply eyeliner and the spoolie can be used to brush through your lashes. One of the eyeshadow brushes is my favorite (the middle one) since one side is a firm shadow brush and the other a crease and blending brush. The third brush is a soft eyeshadow brush that blends beautifully with the opposite side being a pointy eyeliner brush (this is my least favorite of the six sides since it’s not quite firm enough but will do in a pinch).

Disney Brush set: Jasmine

Disney Brush set: Jasmine

JASMINE SET || I love this set since it adds in a brush I don’t already own. The two-sided brush contains a foundation brush (I love it for blending cream blush) and a softly firm eyeshadow laydown brush. It’s the second brush that grabbed me though since it’s so different. It’s a wide flat brush that you normally wouldn’t see in this price range. You can use this in many ways especially if you have a lot of lid space but for me it’s a wonderful highlighter brush. I like to take my IT Cosmetics Highlighter Cream and apply it with this brush to the top of my cheek bones and above my browbone. It gives me a subtle strobing effect effortlessly.

Disney Cinderella Brush Set

Disney Cinderella Brush Set

CINDERELLA BRUSH SET || This is the best set for all over goodness since there’s a double-sided eye brush and a double-sided face brush. The eyeshadow crease side is great for adding in a crease shade and terrific for blending, it’s a softer brush than the one in the Mulan set. The eyeshadow side is identical to the Mulan. Having them both leaves me one for cream shadows and one for powder shadows. The larger brush has a foundation/cream blush side that’s similar to the one in Jasmine. The opposite side is for powder and blush. I also like it to use with a strobing product like Hourglass Ambient for a soft glow.

Disney brushes: Cinderella, Mulan, and Jasmine

Disney brushes: Cinderella, Mulan, and Jasmine

The Disney Princess Brush Sets are only available at Walgreens, so be sure to head to your nearest store to take a look.  The six princesses have a lot to offer and they are demanding your attention!

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A fun way to celebrate Halloween with London Soho New York’s Evil Queens

          

WEEKENDER           ROUND TOP             ORGANIZER          ROUND TOP            TRAIN CASE           ROUND TOP

8.75 X 4 X 6               7 X 2 X 5              8 X 3.75 X 5.25         7 X 2 X 5              8 X 3.75 X 5.25           7 X 2 X 5

Which Evil Queen will be your companion? Are you interested in Malificent? Or would you rather be with the Evil Queen from Snow White? There’s always The Little Mermaid’s Ursula if those two aren’t your style. Whichever you choose, LONDON SOHO NEW YORK has a traveling companion for you and you won’t want to miss her (or them). These are the perfect items for you or your “too old to go trick or treating” daughter. They’d also be great to stash away for Christmas since they won’t be around by then.

London Soho New York Cosmetic bags

London Soho New York Cosmetic bags

Sitting on my vanity are The Evil Queen and Malificent ready for filling. These cosmetic bags (press samples) are deceiving in size. Snow White comes in two size bags – an organizer and a round top; Malificent’s two bags are a Weekender and a round top; while Ursula travels with a Train Case and an organizer. Where can you find these lovelies for yourself? At Walgreens!!

London Soho New York Malificent

London Soho New York Malificent

Malificent is my pal even if she’s not a beauty queen. I have her in the Weekender and she amazes me with her size and quality. I am able to fit so much into this bag. It is 8.75″ X 4″ X 6″ and opens widely. The quality is superb and belies its $11.99 price. It’s silky and well finished.

Malificent in all her glory

Malificent in all her glory

The handles on it make it easy to carry. The Weekender fits in your gym bag, your backpack or in my case my suitcase. And look at the great interior. Who expects dragons and monsters inside their cosmetic bag?

London Soho New York Malificent creatures

London Soho New York Malificent creatures

If you need something a little smaller but just as fascinating go for the Evil Queen (before she goes for you).

London Soho New York Evil Queen Organizer

London Soho New York Evil Queen Organizer

The artwork on these bags is just terrific. For $9.99 you can buy this  8 X 3.75 X 5.25 organizer.

The Evil Queen's interior (don't get too close!)

The Evil Queen’s interior (don’t get too close!)

What impresses me about these bags is that each one has unique artwork, unique interiors, and amazing quality. These are sturdy and striking at the same time. You’ll love the silky feel but you’ll love how they perform even better. Therefore get yourself to your favorite Walgreens store and find 1 you love or maybe all 6!  — Marcia

*send for consideration

Dare to Dream with London Soho New York and Disney

Pocahontas Organizer by London Soho New York

Pocahontas Organizer by London Soho New York

If growing up means never having fun with products like this LONDON SOHO NEW YORK organizer sold at Walgreens, then I don’t want to grow up. I may not be young but my imagination remains as a free spirit. Disney’s collaboration with Soho London this time is with the beautiful maidens named Ariel, Mulan and Pocahontas. Each of these characters have two cosmetic bags in their honor.

With Mulan there’s a Clutch ($9.99) and a Round Top Purse Kit ($7.99). For Ariel there’s a Weekender ($11.99) and a Round Top ($7.99). And the beauteous Pocahontas has an Organizer ($9.99) and a Round Top of her own ($7.99). Each of these 6 ladies are part of the Dare To Dream Collection. soho london pocahontas tag back

London Soho New York Pocahontas

London Soho New York Pocahontas

I really am loving this well made organizer that was sent to me. It’s absolutely perfect for travel or a gym bag. It’s amazing how much can be put inside this bag and how well made it is.

The organizer is 8 X 3.75 X 5.25 , the outside is made of a teal plastic with a silk screened design on nylon for Pocahontas’ image. Inside it’s soft and padded so your belongs are more protected than with a regular cosmetic case.

inside my Pocohontas Soho Organizer

inside my Pocohontas Soho Organizer

What I’ve seen of these collections from London SOHO New York is that they are always imaginative yet they are of women who are strong and inspiring. Yes they might be a cartoon character but they have qualities that we want to see in our daughters and other females. It may seem like a lot from a cosmetic bag but I love seeing the strength and courage in these Disney princesses.

If you are in need of a functional but attractive cosmetic bag that won’t break the band, consider these well made London Soho ones that can only be found at Walgreens. But don’t dally since others will want to scoop these up too. — Marcia

*provided for review (thank you!!)

 

p.s. Look at this adorable matching set made by E.L.F. on drugstore.com!!

Disney Dare To Dream Beauty Book, Pocahontas

Disney Dare To Dream Beauty Book, Pocahontas