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Sigma Pro Program + Recent Haul

Hey Dolls,

My first post of 2015! I hope the year is starting off wonderful for everyone and I hope 2015 brings in great things for all of you. I wanted to thank everyone for supporting my blog in any form and I hope that you continue to do so in 2015 and beyond!


I'm a member of a several Pro Artistry programs and I wanted to share with you all the newest one that I've joined and a few things that I bought. I have been on Sigma's email list for years and I was sent an email a few months ago introducing their new Pro Partners program that offered a 20% off discount on their products. The program also offers previews and sneak peaks of their new products, and to network on their Pro blog.




The qualifications are to submit a photocopy of your state/federal ID and to provide proof of one of the following: a website providing artistry work or makeup services offered, call list on production company overhead, editorial page, professional license (cosmetologist, aesthitician), union card or IMDB credit.


The welcome package came with a Sigma Pro card and a welcome brochure.

I submitted my information as well as my website for my makeup artistry business and I was approved. I am a member of several makeup pro programs and Sigma is the first one that sends you a welcome package with product samples, which I love!


I received eyeshadow samples, the travel-sized blending brush and a few brow powder samples. 


Haul

Since I had the Pro discount, and they offered an additional discount plus free shipping on Black Friday, I bought a few things that I have been eyeing for a while. I purchased their Sigma Spa brush cleaning glove. It retails for $39, after all the discounts and free shipping I paid about $27. That's not as pricey as the original price; but, since I had a Pay Pal credit, I went on and bought it.

Yes, there are other cheaper alternatives like an ordinary silicone oven mitt, however; all of the oven mitts don't have the ridges for the cleaning. I feel that if I can afford higher end makeup and brushes, I can afford a product to effectively clean my brushes, while saving myself some time :-)




The glove features two sides (one for face brushes and the other for eye brushes). The glove was designed to save time when cleaning brushes while effectively cleaning them. The glove comes with eight different cleaning textures to give a deep cleanse and to reshape the brushes after cleaning. It also comes with two thumbs to give more ease when turning the glove over to the opposite side.


Side for face brushes

I have already used this and I really like it! It does save time as I'm able to bundle several brushes at a time to clean and rinse them quickly. It usually takes me an hour to clean my brushes by hand. When I used this glove, it took me 35 minutes to clean all of them! I love that it cuts my brush cleaning time almost by half, and my hands and fingers don't get wrinkled and scaly from being in water when I had to wash them by hand.


Side for eye brushes

My beloved Sigma F80 flat top Kabuki brush died on me after so many years! Come to find out I had been cleaning my brushes the wrong way for years, as a result; the glue loosened and all the bristles in that brush came completely out, which is another reason why I wanted to buy the brush cleaning glove. After that, I bought the Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush. It retails for $24, after my discount it was $19.




This brush is designed to apply liquid, cream and powder to the skin. As with the other Sigma Kabuki's, it buffs product into the skin flawlessly! The ridge of the brush is created to apply product to every curve of the face without have to move a muscle. We all have seen the faces made when applying products to the face so that we can aid the brush in evenly covering every spot... this brush was designed to eliminate that "foundation face!" The point of the brush is created to get right up under the eye and around the mouth. After reading the product description, the brush sounded too good to be true, I had to buy it.




Lastly, I bought some more lashes from  Kym Lee. I wore her lashes in my last LOTD and I really them, they are the easiest lashes I've ever applied on myself. I bought the Seductive (half lashes) and the Damsel lashes.


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