Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NEW Makeup Train case!

I decided to venture out and finally just go for it with my makeup freelancing. After doing much research, I've discovered the main items that I'm going to need...a makeup train case, business cards, makeup brushes, makeup (of course, what's an artist without paint right? ^_^), and a camera (so you can take before & after pictures for your portfolio!)

So I got my train case from Yazmo Model# TS-47 for $169.95 but there's a 10% OFF coupon Renren that I was also able to use. It comes with 2 sets of keys to securely lock your train case.
It came with a free brush set...which, I'm sorry to say, was not of very good quality.
There was only one brush that was good and it was the large eye shadow brush. The brush set includes a powder brush, a large eye shadow brush, a smaller eye shadow brush, a lip brush, a sponge tip applicator, and a brow brush/comb. Everything came in a faux leather case that had a very obvious plastic flap.
The top train case has an optional shoulder strap and can be carried by itself instead of being attached to the bottom compartment. The dividers are detachable and can be adjusted to your liking.
One side comes with two layers of containers. The bottom layer slides out and the top layer swivels out.
On the other side is just one deeper layer that slides right out.
This is the bottom compartment. It comes with a top layer that you can take out completely. The top layer is deep and also has the detachable dividers.
You can rest the top layer of the bottom compartment on the fold down shelf.
I discovered the extra lid in the bottom compartment.
You can attach the extra lid in case you only want the bottom rolling train case.
The bottom compartment comes with locks on each side for added security.
The "cavernous hole." It has elastic straps to hold spray bottles. 
 Unfortunately, my train case came with little tears on each side of the fold out self and I don't blame the shipping process because it was snuggly packed in a box full of Styrofoam.
I figure I'll just deal with it for now because I don't want to have to go through the ordeal of trying to ship back a big train case.

As far as stability, this train case is OKAY. It's not as sturdy after you put all your makeup in there, but then again, my makeup all in all probably weighed over 40 lbs.

I also don't like the handles on the back. Grant it, the handles do adjust in length and lock in place, but once you actually use to pull the train case (with all it's heaviness) the handle wiggles screaming unsteadiness.

Well that's it for now. I will take pictures of my actual freelancing kit some time this week and post the whole shabang for you guys to ooggle. 

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