oh noooo!!!!!! look how badly i've broken my beloved Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush :*( it was one of my favourite eye brushes, i really loved it (click here to see the review and its appearance in my favourites)...
i initially wanted to photograph my tools and stuff of a FOTD and threw all of it onto my bed. when i then crawled over my bed to collect them altogether to bring onto my windowsill i cracked something with my knee, and almost collapsed when i recognized that it was this brush. i think it rolled under my bedspread since i didn't see it at all. i could've cried when i saw that it was totally cracked and since the handle was made of metal, i could not even glue it :(((((((( and only taping it would not provide enough stability.
why must this happen to me? why on earth this brush and not the cheapo lip brush that just laid next to it? :(((
but then the craftsman awaked in me since i couldn't bear another 38€ for this brush - if i wanted to achieve full stability in the handle i would have to put something like a wood plug between the two parts. and since my asian household is also known as "arsenal for all kinds of chopsticks", the idea quickly came to use them as my wood plug. so after few minutes of trying which version would fit the most, i came up with these "tools"...
so for everyone who has accidentally broken their Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush and lives in an asian chopstick-arsenal - this is what you'll need to fix it:
- a chopstick, best is the bamboo conical type - the round shape fits tightly inside the handle&ferrule of the brush
- a bread knife. or a small wood saw if you're more of a craftsman than i am.
- black super tape.
i still needed to secure the junction and used a small stripe of the super tape (this has the fabric in it so it's super durable).
so that's the finished result...
of course it's not as nice as before but it's very sturdy. now i have to be even more careful with washing it. i hope it will survive a long time. but i must admit that it really bugs me and i will purchase a replacement when i have a larger budget. for the moment it's the best it can get.
i'm sure none of us haven't once broken a make up product ... what about you? what was your most painful make-up-accident?