by Sonia G.

Great news! I am happy and excited to finally announce my Christmas Giveaway!!

I selected 5 brushes from my favourites, now that the 5 are here and ready to be shipped to the winner, it’s time to play!

I started using high end brushes more than 5 years ago, I started with MAC, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Sigma, of course there was also Chanel and other brands like the Sue Devitt, Paula Dorf, Bare Minerals, Rae Morris or Trish McEvoy, they weren’t always that super insane softย but still very efficient tools. Then came Hakuhodo, Koyudo, Tanseido, Chikuhodo, Suqqu and many many more. Today we have the amazing Wayne Goss or the very functional Kumano Fude Select Shop, so many fantastic brands to explore and… I do have quite a few!

Even when I did not like a brush very much I kept it and experimented with different products or applications, I just never seem to getย bored and that won’t happen any time soon!

My collection grew a lot, two years ago I thought I would count them just out of curiosity but I would have to face that it just got out of control, at the end it wasn’t such a bad idea to keep them since it’s the major reason why I am here today and I wouldn’t change anything.

I needed some motivation to findย the required courage to start counting, including a giveaway in the process would be the final push. Then my sweet friend Sarah was here a few days ago and she offered her help, at the end she did all the work ๐Ÿ˜€ SUPERVISED (just kidding ๐Ÿ˜€ ) not even supervised, well just a bit…. BIG thanks to her for her precious help!!! Today, all my drawers have post-its with the number of brushes inside them, also my vanity, my containers, she didn’t even let me take some with me without counting them first!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Whoever guesses the total number of brushes I own in my collection, wins!ย  Just enter your estimation below this post. If nobody guesses the exact number, I will pick the closest no matter if it’s higher or lower, just the closest number.

Only one entry per person. If two entries are made with the same number by two different people, only the first entry will be accepted. If two people enter an estimation below or higher with the same difference to the correct number, the lower estimation will take priority.

The contest is open internationally, ย only open on this blog and only to my subscribers, you can only participate here in the comments, not on Facebook, not on Instagram or anywhere else. Just here below this post, this will ensure I don’t miss any of your entries and we don’t get duplicates. If the winner is also an Instagram follower (since I post a lot on Instagram), I will add a nice bonus to the prize.

If you have any questions regarding this giveaway, ย please leave your question below in the comments! thank you ๐Ÿ™‚


The winner will get 5 excellent brushes that are part of my favourites, in the featured pic above there are my brushes on the left and the brushes for the winner in their packaging on the right, these are:

  • Hakuhodo SJ104 (129$), more details about this brush in this review. I truly deeply love this giant, it’s the absolute quintessence of luxury.
  • Wayne Goss Air Brush (35$), more details about this brush here, I was given one by Wayne but I just had to purchase another for the giveaway! It’sย worth much more than its price, so I thought such an opportunity should not be missed!
  • Hakuhodo G511 (44$), it’s the new one with the new mix, review and more details here. It’s a wonderful little versatile brush.
  • Kumano Fude Select Shop SS4-1 (3400JPY), more details here. Who said a squirrel blender could not be efficient? this one is!! I use it almost every day!
  • Rae Morris 9.1 Pencil point shaderย (29$) I don’t have a review yet because I am preparing it and just wish I had more time to write!! It’s 100% squirrel, not the same grade as the Suqqu S but still a very nice pencil that I enjoy using.

I am neither paid to promote these brushes nor am I sponsored and I paid for them myself.

There will be only 1 winner!

You can start participating now and the notification to the winner will be done on the 24th of December 2016 at 3PM CET Swiss Time. ย I will contact the winner by email and post here his or her name with the exact final number with pics of the post-its ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

I hope you will love this giveaway and thank you for participating and giving me the final motivation … now I know how many fluffies I have, I thought I had more than that but it still is A HUGE LOT.

I cannotย wait to read your comments and to finally announce the winner!


I have to manually click and approve the comments so you will have a delay in seeing them because I am not always in front of my computer or phone. It’s just a formality but due to spam or robot entries I prefer to just approve.

I advise you to just check the day after or sometime after that your comment appears below the post, sometimes spam filtering can block them too so better be safe ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE 24th of December 2016


It’s time to confess… ย My friend Sarah counted each drawer and each corner of the room, put nice bright green post-its all over the place…

… and then summarised all in one! she reached 1077 but she told me not to forget the ones I received before this giveaway was on soย we have to add the new Chikuhodo Noel set, the Koyudo Noel and the 3 Kumano Fude Select shop, which takes the grand total to

1089 (highlighted in pink below).

and putsย Phoebe with a guess of 1098 to the top of the guess list, and I am now checking that the rules and conditions apply ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

UPDATE 27th of December 2016

Unfortunately the rules and conditions did not apply for the closest winner so I will have to jump to the next valid winner! ย By valid I mean: who has only participated once and who is a subscriber of the blog as mentioned in the rules above! Otherwise it would not be fair for the ones who followed those rules ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to Phoebe and the next winner for their understanding!

Next closest valid winner will be notified by email and his or her name will be announced here ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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UPDATE 29th of December 2016

Finally I have a winner with a valid entry!

Unfortunately I had to jump to the next valid entry that belongs to a current subscriber. ย Sadly we had to disqualify 4ย entries that did not comply with the rules but I have offered a consolation prize, so I hope it helps a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

The winner is… Lilliane! with a guess of 1113 brushes.ย 


Please stay tuned as there will be very soon an absolutely amazing giveaway sponsored by Beautylish ย !!ย 

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I thank you all for your kind and funny comments, it was great reading what was on your minds, but I will be honest with you, I had no idea of the total number myself and thought it would be scarier than that! I even thought it would be 3x the final number!!! It’s still a huge number but I probably wouldn’t have collected so many if I didn’t had this blog! I am glad if I was able to help some of you with comparison pics and my posts! Today I have explored quite a lot of brands, shapes, materials or techniques and I am still very much in love not only with the artisans who make them but also with the people who use them.



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Anna 9 December, 2016 - 2:39 pm

Hi Sonia, what a great idea for a giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ Im going to guess 247 brushes, I cant wait to see the number of brushes you own.

Annette 10 December, 2016 - 1:56 pm

I am guessing 528 brushes

Anita Salonger 10 December, 2016 - 2:07 pm

What a great present. My guess is 910 brushes. Have a great holiday.

Vina Uy 11 December, 2016 - 8:48 pm

Happy Holidays! I envy all your lovely collection, Sonia! My guess is you have about 4040 in your collection!!!

Aldona 9 December, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Hello!… I am curious what your exact number is. As you say, you own a ZILLION brushes, so I am guessing there might be around 987!… I know quite high, but I wouldn’t be surprised it is that much

Mirna 9 December, 2016 - 2:57 pm

Hi Sonia, I owe it to (or blame ๐Ÿ™‚ ) you a great deal for my recently found passion for makeup brushes! I missed ordering the Air Brush twice, so thank you for this opportunity to win it after all! I’m going for 1.612 brushes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Shiri Ben Tovim 9 December, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Hi! My guess is 356 brushes! Great giveaway;)

Laura 9 December, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Oh I’m so excited! Not only for the giveaway but to know the correct answer.. I’m guessing 578 brushes. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

Laura xx Laurantaina Beauty Blog

Trang M Dinh 9 December, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Hi Sonia. I guess you have 519 brushes. Thank you.

Naomi 9 December, 2016 - 3:06 pm

I am going to say about 203 brushes. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this giveaway and having one such a fun idea!

Namrata Sujeer 9 December, 2016 - 3:07 pm

Hi Sonia, I would guess at 765 brushes! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Vera Mikhael 9 December, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Great idea! 634

Claudia 9 December, 2016 - 3:12 pm

I’ve start thinking about the number of brishes you have since you anounced this giveaway… I would stay with a low number and I say 1057 . I’m really curious to know how many do you actually have! (I’m happy you’re back into blogging, I discovered some amazing brushes thanks to your blog, like the white mushroom and fu-pa 14 that are among my favorites :* )

Kelly Woo 9 December, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Hi Sonia! I really enjoy reading your blog and have purchased several brushes based on your recommendations. I am going to say that you have………499 brushes! Can’t wait to find out the actual number!

Natalie M. 9 December, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Great giveaway! I guess 280.

Lorraine 9 December, 2016 - 3:18 pm

Hello Sonia! Lovely giveaway, always inspirational to see your brushes. I’m gonna guess 2390!

Heather 9 December, 2016 - 3:26 pm

Oh this may be difficult to guess. I think I’ll go with 1,056 brushes

Luiza 9 December, 2016 - 3:27 pm

Hi! My guess is that you have 321 brushes! I would love to see how you store them someday!

Veronika 9 December, 2016 - 3:27 pm

Hi Sonia. Im going to guess 729, I am right ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a beautiful day, kiss from Slovakia.

Bambi 9 December, 2016 - 3:33 pm

I going to guess 555. *finger cross*

Kuri 9 December, 2016 - 3:33 pm

What a generous giveaway! I too am looking forward to seeing how many brushes you have. I’m going to take a wild guess of 750 ๐Ÿ™‚

Diana C 9 December, 2016 - 3:43 pm

Hi Sonia, I am going to guess that you ave around 200 brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ kisses

Graclyn Wong 9 December, 2016 - 3:46 pm

My guess is 393 brushes! ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks Sonia for the kind thought! ๐Ÿ˜€

Fรกtima 9 December, 2016 - 3:46 pm

Sonia… what a marvellous giveaway!!! Thank you veeeeery very much!!! My guess would be…. 2.222 brushes!

Anita 9 December, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Love your blog and Instagram, I reckon you have 1104 brushes ๐Ÿ™‚

Dina 9 December, 2016 - 3:47 pm

How fun! My guess is 568

Alison Mhairi Pilley 9 December, 2016 - 3:48 pm

What a lovely idea! My guess is 875 brushes :). Have a wonderful Christmas!

Kim 9 December, 2016 - 3:51 pm

I’m you have such a lovely brush collection. My guess is 315.

Jelena 9 December, 2016 - 3:56 pm

Hi Sonja, I would gess you have not less than 1001 brushes in your collection, maybe even more but it is so hard to type such unrealistic digits ๐Ÿ™‚ . My prediction is very rough and based on your reviwes and pictures here and on Instagram, always nice and inspired. Wish you all the best for upcoming Christmas and Happy new year!

Bagmad 9 December, 2016 - 3:58 pm


Joyie Zhang 9 December, 2016 - 4:02 pm

Hi Sonia,
I am going to guess you have at least 1400 brushes. Hope I am right. Have a good day.


Danielle 9 December, 2016 - 4:04 pm

What an amazing giveaway! I’ll guess.. 829 brushes. I’m also an IG follower danierosee. Have an amazing Christmas!

Marta 9 December, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Hola Sonia! My guess is 790.

Diego Colaci 9 December, 2016 - 4:05 pm

Hi Sonia, thank you for the Giveaway. this ist a good question… hmmm… i think 437…. oh… Team Istagram ๐Ÿ˜‰

pj 9 December, 2016 - 4:11 pm

What a great contest! I have always wondered how many brushes you own, so I’m excited to see the answer, even if I’m not the winner ๐Ÿ™‚

My guess is 968


Joanne Bacchus 9 December, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Ooh, this is hard. I’m going high since you still keep them ones that aren’t twoo wuv – 1,228 brushes!

Deb 9 December, 2016 - 4:14 pm

915 brushes! ๐Ÿ™‚
I’ve learned so much about brushes from your blog. Your brush reviews are the best, but so bad for my wallet!

Yolanda Lin 9 December, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Hi Sonia!
My guess is 789.
Love your blog!

Sena 9 December, 2016 - 4:17 pm

Fab post Sonia! I’m gonna guess around 1850 brushes :^)

Claire 9 December, 2016 - 4:42 pm

My guess would be around 1400 brushes.

Nicole 9 December, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Hello Sonia! My guess is you have 1288 brushes. I very enjoy reading your blog, also admire your love and passion for Japanese fude. Canโ€™t wait to know how many baby love you have now ๐Ÿ™‚

Chloe 9 December, 2016 - 4:49 pm

I’m excited to find out how many brushes you actually have! I’m guessing around 2076

Kristina 9 December, 2016 - 4:51 pm

This is so cool! My guess is 1653. ๐Ÿ˜€

Ann C. 9 December, 2016 - 4:53 pm

335 ๐Ÿ™‚ love you

Rezeda 9 December, 2016 - 4:55 pm

I think 3433 brushes

Marit 9 December, 2016 - 5:04 pm

Awesome giweaway! Im guessing 612 brushes ๐Ÿ™‚

Toril 9 December, 2016 - 5:05 pm

My guess i 3467

Kanpicha 9 December, 2016 - 5:06 pm

My guess is 999

Dandy Ramos 9 December, 2016 - 5:12 pm

it’s 570 i guess… Have a wonderful Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anastasia 9 December, 2016 - 5:12 pm

Hello, Sonya! Maybe 3318 โ˜บ๏ธ

Bianca Rogoveanu 9 December, 2016 - 5:13 pm

I am not good at numbers but let’s say 158. I see the girls giving huge scores but I just hope you’ve sorted the old ones
Thank you for the chance !

Lisa 9 December, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Bonjour Sonia,
J’avoue que je n’ai aucune idรฉe prรฉcise… 458 ? Why not !
Happy holidays !

Lecia 9 December, 2016 - 5:19 pm

What a great opportunity to win some gorgeous brushes, especially that SJ104 (drool). Thank you so much Sonia! I’m going to guess 893 brushes. I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and enjoy every minute with your beautiful baby girl! xo

Maria Clara Soares Mapurunga 9 December, 2016 - 5:21 pm

Hello, Sonia. I think you must own around 1103 brushes.

Carol Wu 9 December, 2016 - 5:34 pm

I’m so enjoying in you reviews of brushes! Thank you for your giveaway.
And I’ll guess that you own 566 brushes! Haha!

catclaclou 9 December, 2016 - 5:35 pm

Thank you for this awesome chance to win these gorgeous brushes.
My guess is 2803 brushes.
Je te souhaite de trรจs bonnes fรชtes de fin d’annรฉe ร  toi et ร  toute ta famille!

Olivia Velasco 9 December, 2016 - 5:40 pm

Pongamos que hablamos de…. 2364. Por ejemplo!
Gracias guapa

Melissa 9 December, 2016 - 5:40 pm

700 brushes!

Kate H. 9 December, 2016 - 5:45 pm

Hi Sonia, thank you for the great giveaway. My guess would be 452.

Marlena 9 December, 2016 - 6:07 pm

My guess is 805 brushes ๐Ÿ™‚

Regina 9 December, 2016 - 6:34 pm

Hi Sonia! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! My guess is you have 2,888 brushes!

Lisa 9 December, 2016 - 6:58 pm

679 brushes. I love your blog. I always read it when I’m looking to purchase new brushes. Thank you for all your hard work on it.

Apryl Kristine 9 December, 2016 - 7:02 pm

I’ll guess 1045.

Amy 9 December, 2016 - 7:06 pm

Hi Sonia, your blog is the best! I also follow you on Instagram. ๐Ÿ™‚ My guess is that you have 457 brushes.

Hana 9 December, 2016 - 7:19 pm

My guess is 425. This giveaway is so fun! It reminds me of the giveaways we had at school growing up, where we’d guess how many M&Ms were in the jar, but this one is so much better ๐Ÿ™‚ Always read your blog before purchasing a new brush, hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Jessica Hinman 9 December, 2016 - 7:20 pm

Just love this blog! I sincerely thank you for all you do. I now have a beautiful (albeit small) collection I seriously enjoy because you pointed me in the right direction. I am especially grateful to know I am not the only person smitten by these finely crafted beauties!
My guess- 465

Nadine Maurer-Schramm 9 December, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Wow, this is a lovely idea! My guess is 778 brushes.

Yelena 9 December, 2016 - 7:43 pm

888! A lucky number ๐Ÿ˜€

How long did it take to count including breaks?

Marie-Estelle Bruman 9 December, 2016 - 8:33 pm

I wished it was an educated guess! Lol
This number inspires me. Good luck to everyone!!

Radmila Ustyc 9 December, 2016 - 8:49 pm

hi, that a gret giveaway and a funny question. i would guess 321.

Gita Ghafuri 9 December, 2016 - 8:49 pm

I love your blog and in depth brush reviews… I’m guessing you have at least 980 brushes.

Obe Rosa 9 December, 2016 - 8:52 pm



Annie 9 December, 2016 - 9:00 pm

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I’m going to guess you have 950 brushes.

Michelle Nguyen 9 December, 2016 - 9:03 pm

Wow what a generous giveaway! My guess is 1031

STYLIANI DAMASKINIDOU 9 December, 2016 - 9:07 pm

Thank you for this great giveaway! My guess would be 558 brushes!

Carolina Puccini 9 December, 2016 - 9:13 pm

Hi Sonia, I think you have 1893 brushes! Happy holidays!

memmuli 9 December, 2016 - 9:40 pm

Hi Sonia.
I hope you have 2355 brushes.

Mao 9 December, 2016 - 9:44 pm

Love this giveaway! I’m guessing 450 brushes!

Antonia 9 December, 2016 - 9:48 pm

Hi Sonia! My guess is 1888 brushes.

Liubov 9 December, 2016 - 9:52 pm

Hi, Sonia
I guess total number of your brushes is about 2400 pieces.
I tried to count them But that’s impossible

Alice Wong 9 December, 2016 - 9:55 pm

Hi Sonia-you have fabulous collection of brushes. 5000 is my guess.

Isabelle 9 December, 2016 - 10:09 pm

My guess is 623.. Let’s hope I got it right! :)) Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Tanzin 9 December, 2016 - 10:38 pm

My guess is 625, don’t know why but that number just popped into my head. Hope you have a wonderful holiday

Wendy 9 December, 2016 - 10:41 pm

How fun! My guess is 752 brushes.

PJS 9 December, 2016 - 10:43 pm

I’m guessing 978. Love you blog! xoxo

Stacey 9 December, 2016 - 11:22 pm

2107 brushes. What are you going to do if two people got the same number or both are close to the same number either above or below that number?

Sonia G. 9 December, 2016 - 11:51 pm

Hi Stacey, it’s written in the rules, not sure it was clear enough:
If two people get the same number: the first entry by chronological order takes priority and wins. If two people are close by the same number (above and below) I take the below one.

Mikaela 9 December, 2016 - 11:42 pm

I’m going to say 413!

Trang Nguyen 10 December, 2016 - 12:13 am

hello Sonia,

I guess you will have about 1356 brushes, well if this number is a lucky one it will fulfil my dream of having one of your favorite brushes ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for getting me into the brush world.

Happy holiday,

Cristy 10 December, 2016 - 12:24 am

1462 brushes …

Arzu 10 December, 2016 - 2:01 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win some excellent brushes. I enjoy your reviews a lot. Thank you for all the hard work and very detailed and fun to read reviews. I am guessing 942 brushes.

Monique 10 December, 2016 - 2:07 am

I’d say it’s 998.

Lucy Granados 10 December, 2016 - 2:13 am

I would say 585! It seems like you have more but I will stick with 585 ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephanie Lea 10 December, 2016 - 3:01 am

Hi Sonia! I love your blog! I always check your reviews before I buy a new brush. My guess is 1987.

Lilliane 10 December, 2016 - 3:15 am

I love this so much!! (And I can hardly wait to know the actual number)….I am guessing it is 1,113? Xx

Lisa 10 December, 2016 - 4:06 am

My guess is 467! Awesome giveaway!

Grace 10 December, 2016 - 4:38 am

2016! thanks for the contest and for all the brush reviews!

Lydia Garcia 10 December, 2016 - 4:50 am

Im going to guess 685! Love love the blog, always waiting for your excellent brush reviews.

Cullen Duffy 10 December, 2016 - 5:12 am

Such a great giveaway! My guess is 901 beautiful fluffy brushes.

Monica Valenzuela 10 December, 2016 - 8:24 am

Hi Sonia. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Congratulations on your little one. Happy Holidays! My guess is that you own 6,000 brushes.

Susan 10 December, 2016 - 8:25 am

I’m guessing there’s 612 brushes in “brush heaven” over there!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jacqueline 10 December, 2016 - 8:29 am

I am going to say 1,550 brushes…I am also an Instagram follower (although my IG is private)!

Agnes 10 December, 2016 - 10:41 am

Omg how exciting! ๐Ÿ™‚ thats very sweet of you. I am guessing 388 !! and I am ur Instagram follower as well.

Adriana 10 December, 2016 - 11:20 am

What a great way to share your passion on brushes, you have incredible pieces in your collection & it must be amazing to have them now all sorted with the help of your friend Sarah. Hmmm I’m guessing your collection is up to 666 brushes

ะ“ัƒะปัŒัˆะฐั‚ 10 December, 2016 - 11:27 am

I think about 1146

Karin 10 December, 2016 - 12:01 pm

This is a fun competition! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would guess 624

Sara 10 December, 2016 - 12:27 pm

Thanks a lot for this great opportunity. I owe you my love for make up brushes! Since I discovered your blog one and a half year ago I have bought some excellent brushes always based on you opinions and comments. They are like my babies;-) I always enjoy a lot reading your reviews again and again and learn so much from them. I think you may have 899 brushes

Isha 10 December, 2016 - 1:07 pm

I love brushes too. It all starts with that one brush. I am guessing 372. Happy holidays.

Eric 10 December, 2016 - 1:23 pm

Hi !
Why not 1001 brushes… Like in the fairy tale ! Happy holidays…

Maria 10 December, 2016 - 2:08 pm

Hi Sonia, I want to X the 1, 350.0 and go with my gut even though it is high I want to say 1,800.00. I really think that you own at least 1,800.00 if I could change my answer that is my final answer 1,800.00. I still think it is like 3000.00 but that just sounds insane.

Olga 10 December, 2016 - 3:14 pm

I will have to guess 763!

shusheshe 10 December, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Hi! My guess is a nice round number of 500. happy holidays!

Giselle jones 10 December, 2016 - 3:19 pm

Hi! I’m guessing 1225. (Dec 25th. Seems right. Lol)

Lela 10 December, 2016 - 3:35 pm

I guess 950?

Terry 10 December, 2016 - 3:56 pm

Hi Sonia, it’s been ages since I commented! I’ve recently graduated and started working; I’ve also gotten married and moved house! It’s been hectic but awesome all the same, I know you feel the same with your having a baby (CONGRATZ!!).

I’ll take a guess at 3,888, that’s a very lucky number for us Chinese, wish you all the fortune and best wishes for the upcoming holiday season!;)))

Mandy 10 December, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Hi Sonia
What a great giveaway! Would love to own these brushes. I am guessing 2250 brushes!

Mara 10 December, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Dear Sonia,
I suppose they may be 4108, but if they aren’t, please keep that number of kisses, some for you and some for little Alice. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance.


Caitlin 10 December, 2016 - 5:06 pm

Thank you for the opportunity Sonia and for all your great posts! Happy Holidays. My guess is 1444.

Gloria Mills 10 December, 2016 - 5:09 pm

My guess is 959 ๐Ÿ™‚

Bree P. 10 December, 2016 - 5:39 pm

Hmn, guessing 83.

Angela 10 December, 2016 - 5:47 pm

I am obsessed with brushes and my collection is pretty big because of it…but I am always learning from you! So I am going to guess 4200

Kimi 10 December, 2016 - 7:04 pm

I think about 555

denise 10 December, 2016 - 7:24 pm

The real number will be so interesting. I’m guessing 578.

Adriana 10 December, 2016 - 7:28 pm

Hi, great givaway. i guess around 458

Naomi 10 December, 2016 - 7:57 pm

Hi Sonia,

I would like to make a guess of 478 brushes

Nuria 10 December, 2016 - 8:08 pm

That’s a tough question! I will say that you own… 3,200 brushes XD.

Surabhi 10 December, 2016 - 8:28 pm

I am gonna go with 1541! Cannot wait to see the real number ๐Ÿ™‚

Claudia Arielle 10 December, 2016 - 9:19 pm

I would definitely love to win!!!!! I’m guessing 842 *fingers crossed*
an avid follower from instagram

Yihua zhang 10 December, 2016 - 9:26 pm

I would guess 1054 !! Lol

Melinda M. 10 December, 2016 - 10:00 pm

I’m going to guess 1,750. May be one day I will count my own collection.

Beau 10 December, 2016 - 10:11 pm

My guess is 1022!

Belinda Wang 10 December, 2016 - 10:15 pm

I am guessing 1,028 brushes. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jemma Snell 10 December, 2016 - 10:31 pm

I guess 1358. Somehow I think it might be even higher than that!

Daisy 10 December, 2016 - 10:38 pm

I don’t want to win but guess 367. I really mean it. I only need one brush to feel happy with my collection and don’t need others but
I’m still curious if I’m right.

Diane McClure 10 December, 2016 - 11:39 pm

I am guessing 412

Nghi Huynh 11 December, 2016 - 12:12 am

My guess would be 400 ๐Ÿ™‚

Wei Y 11 December, 2016 - 12:43 am

I’m guessing 3081! That’s a insane number ๐Ÿ™‚

Vivian 11 December, 2016 - 1:05 am

Hi Sonia,
What a generous giveaway! I am going to guess you have 938 brushes. Hope you and family have a fantastic holiday!

Linda 11 December, 2016 - 1:25 am

344. ๐Ÿ™‚

Marcela 11 December, 2016 - 5:46 am

Thanks for the giveaway Sonia and for all the great reviews. My guess is that you own 892 brushes!!!

Jenny Sebestyen 11 December, 2016 - 6:23 am

My guess is 829 brushes. Happy Holidays, Sonia!

Kiss & Make-up 11 December, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Aaaah I love this, what an original way to host a raffle ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m gonna guessssssss…243. I see so many people guessing HUGE numbers but I just cannot believe you’d have that many!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chloe MKF 11 December, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Hello Sonia, what a great giveaway! My guess is 891. ๐Ÿ™‚

DORI NAHMIAS 11 December, 2016 - 12:17 pm

hi Sonia!
Merry Christmas! my guess is 537 brushes.

Megan 11 December, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Oh what a wonderful and generous contest! I guess 1,321 brushes!

Rossana 11 December, 2016 - 2:11 pm

I would say 1193

Thang 11 December, 2016 - 2:27 pm

1102 brushes! Thank you

Natpaphat Laoponghan 11 December, 2016 - 4:27 pm

I would say 798 brushes. Merry X’mas:)

Yulia 11 December, 2016 - 4:51 pm

367. Happy pre-Christmas to all of you!!!

Panchita Phuwamongkolwiwat 11 December, 2016 - 5:21 pm

I would guess 1,789 brushes

Isabella 11 December, 2016 - 5:25 pm

Great giveaway!
I’ll go with 1888… But somehow my instinct tells me you own more than that.

Debra 11 December, 2016 - 5:43 pm

This is a very generous giveaway, that is so kind of you. I’m going to guess 1125, I don’t think I saw that number. Good Luck Everyone and Happy Holiday. I’m off to play with my New Noel Collection.

Changja2 11 December, 2016 - 6:35 pm

I was always terrible as a child guessing how many jelly beans were in the jar LOL
My best guess: 1404

Laura 11 December, 2016 - 7:15 pm

Hi Sonia! What a fun giveaway! I have tried to count the brushes on the blog but I know you must have more, so I will just say the magic number that popped into my head: 2,319!

How is your little one doing? How old is she now? I have a 15 month old and a 3.5 year old…boy do they keep me busy! Happy Holidays to you and yours ๐Ÿ™‚

Tatjana 11 December, 2016 - 7:48 pm

I guess 1903 and can’t wait to know the actual number ๐Ÿ™‚

Bianca Hua 11 December, 2016 - 8:08 pm

946? What fun! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Nikki 11 December, 2016 - 9:12 pm

My guess is 2017 brushes, for the incoming year. What a generous give-away. Thank you Sonia

Jen 11 December, 2016 - 9:54 pm

This is amazing. I am going to say 2,350.

Marcy miner 11 December, 2016 - 10:00 pm

My guess is 1,777. I know thats a lot of brushes but you have been collecting them for a long time.

Danielle Moore 11 December, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Hi Sonia. I know the answer… One zillion!!! Now I’ll guess you have 1573 brushes. That seems so small compared to one zillion but then again it is a large number and you did need help counting…wish me luck ; )

Andie Martinez 12 December, 2016 - 1:43 am

My guess is 1235!! I’m a brush collector too and I totally understand the love for brushes…especially handcrafted ones!

Isabel 12 December, 2016 - 3:22 am

I’m going to guess 616!

Mimie 12 December, 2016 - 8:45 am

Fantastic! Love your blog!! I guess you have 588 brushes….and growing…hehehehe…


Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas…especially with the new bundle of joy!

Manuela 12 December, 2016 - 10:52 am

Hi Sonia, great and funny idea. So i think… maybe 1550??

Zulfa A Zulkifli 12 December, 2016 - 3:56 pm

My guess is 2816! Thanks so much for a fun quiz

Jo 12 December, 2016 - 5:38 pm

My guess is 2,805. It must be a tough job to keep track of all of them!

Lovebeautymess 12 December, 2016 - 5:46 pm

My guess is 1586.

Julie S 12 December, 2016 - 5:48 pm

Great idea for a contest! I would say 835 brushes

Veronika 12 December, 2016 - 5:59 pm

You are the Master of suspense!
732 is my bet))

Mary Weynand-Ragan 12 December, 2016 - 7:22 pm

Howdy, Sonia. Joyous holidays to you and yours!
I have procured hundreds of brushes, myself, thus I surmise your collection must number in the thousands. 3,053 is my guess-timation!

Jennifer 12 December, 2016 - 7:58 pm

Hi Sonia! Your fude advice is *The best* on the internet. I share your page with people whenever I can. Thank you! My guess is 3000.

Amy D. 12 December, 2016 - 9:52 pm

Hi Sonia, loved your blog for years ๐Ÿ™‚ My guess is 728 brushes! Happy holidays! xo

KANPICHA 13 December, 2016 - 3:41 am

Iโ€™ll guess 2560. Thank you!

BAMBAM 13 December, 2016 - 4:10 am

My guess is 1555! Thanks so much.Happy holidays! xo

Melinda Kim 13 December, 2016 - 6:10 am

I’m going to guess 553. I have bought so many brushes because of your reviews! I’m not sure if I should thank you or blame you! I have 4 brushes in my CD Japan cart as we speak ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy holidays!

Tracey 13 December, 2016 - 11:48 am

Hi Sonia! My guess is… 2106! Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

Georgette 13 December, 2016 - 11:59 am

Hi Sonia,

I discoverd your blog since one week ago, and it is so helpful for me. I replace my Dior, Chanel brushes, thus i Read and Read and Read your comments, and guess what, i Have orderd yesterday by CDJapan.
I think that you Have 1499 brushes.

Thanks for your blog !!

T Yenn 13 December, 2016 - 1:54 pm

I’m guessing 238! ๐Ÿ™‚

Flower 13 December, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Hi, I hope you’re well, I guess you have 843 brushes!

Nataliya 13 December, 2016 - 2:44 pm

Hello from Belarus! ๐Ÿ™‚
I think that you have 797 brushes.
Happy holiday โœจ

PR 13 December, 2016 - 5:21 pm

Hi Soniya.Your blog introduced me to the world of fantastic brushes and thank you! My guess is somewhere around 1717! Merry Christmas!

Asya 13 December, 2016 - 11:22 pm

Hi Sonya. My guess is 643

Becky 14 December, 2016 - 1:55 am

Hi Sonia! Your posts have inspired me so much over the years! I would like to guess around 730 brushes.

Rina 14 December, 2016 - 2:00 am

I’m going to say 1849 brushes!!

Phoebe 14 December, 2016 - 2:07 am

I will take a wild guess of 1098… based on about 10 times of what I personally have ๐Ÿ™‚

Clelia 14 December, 2016 - 2:48 am

I’m gonna guess 1580:)

Shirley 14 December, 2016 - 8:03 am

Dear Sonia,

I just found that the number 2017 has been guessed, therefore I will guess 2217 instead. I’m your fan from Taiwan.

Jane 14 December, 2016 - 8:42 am

I’m guessing 717 brushes

Tina 14 December, 2016 - 10:54 am

That’s fun! I’m guessing 1.321 brushes. Exciting!

Lynda dunn 14 December, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Hi Sonia

Love the blog! Thanks for the comp my guess 1362 can’t wait to find out how many you have seeing your collection always makes my day

Lauren 14 December, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Hello! I am a new subscriber/Instagram follower (just discovered you yesterday, in fact) and already I am learning so much! I am just now discovering the world of fude and your posts are invaluable. I’m guessing you have 1407 brushes. Merry Christmas and congratulations on your baby girl (late to the party, I know haha)!

Huyen 14 December, 2016 - 5:08 pm

My guess is 912!

Lara 14 December, 2016 - 8:45 pm

Hi Sonia. This giveaway is very exciting. My guess is 698 brushes. Kisses from Portugal.

TP 15 December, 2016 - 12:32 am

Hi Sonia! I think the grand total is 1,063. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sun K 15 December, 2016 - 4:46 am

Hello! My guess is 829! Fingers crossed. Happy Holidays!

Kay 15 December, 2016 - 9:44 am

What fun! I counted the number of brushes I purchased (many due to your excellent reviews) and multiplied it by 10 because you are at least 10x as obsessed as I am about brushes. So my guess is 2240. I can’t wait to find out the actual number!

Clara 15 December, 2016 - 12:20 pm

I’m going to guess 1525!

Jessica 15 December, 2016 - 1:32 pm

Wow, what a question…
I’m guessing 3,147


Eva 16 December, 2016 - 12:07 am

So generous. I’m thinking 867.
Merry christmas!

Yuee 16 December, 2016 - 3:26 am

My guess would be at least 515?

Alice 16 December, 2016 - 1:03 pm

Hi, my guess is 742 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thandi 16 December, 2016 - 9:10 pm

Thank you for doing this giveaway.. I know whoever wins will be really appreciative. Over t he years I’ve learned a LOT about brushes and some makeup brands from you.. and I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and opinions with us. Hope you have a great holiday season!

My guess: 1007

Malene 16 December, 2016 - 10:25 pm

My guess is 917 brushes

Radavy 17 December, 2016 - 8:23 am

Hi Sonia, I’m guessing that you have 867 brushes!

Bertha 17 December, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Wow!! Nice, very nice. You have 436 brushes. Happy holidays!!!

Stasy 17 December, 2016 - 10:48 pm

Hi there! My guess is 598 ๐Ÿ™‚

Karen 18 December, 2016 - 12:26 am

Hi, thanks for the fun contest (and awesome pics and info!)

My guess is 1623 brushes. Good luck everyone!

Sohee Kwon 18 December, 2016 - 1:40 am

My guess is 214.

BooBooNinja 18 December, 2016 - 2:49 am

Hi Sonia,

It was been too long since I’ve commented.
Congratulations on the baby, the beautiful new room, and spoiling us with tantalizing reviews of new brushes. *hug*

My guess: 1888.
Am I nuts? ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy holidays, Sonia.

Sonia G. 18 December, 2016 - 8:26 pm

hi Booboo! you keep the 2288, is that correct?

Ala Kammona 18 December, 2016 - 7:50 pm

I’ll guess that you have 924 brushes

Ala Kammona 18 December, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Oh my god! I was finally able to submit a comment! I’ve been trying to leave comments, but nothing’s worked before!

I said it in my previous comments, but I don’t think those went through. Thanks so much for this blog, it’s introduced me to a new obsession: brushes! I thank the redditor /u/lovechatting everyday for linking your blog in a brush discussion. Have a great Christmas!!

Sonia G. 18 December, 2016 - 8:25 pm

omg yes… all your messages were filtered by the spam engine!!! so so so sorry!!!

Ala Kammona 18 December, 2016 - 8:46 pm

All good! I thought as much

Thanks again Sonia ^^

Laila 18 December, 2016 - 7:51 pm

Wow, that is more difficult then to guess how many pebbles are in a jar:D
Is it 763 ?:)

Lisa 19 December, 2016 - 1:34 am

1234, Sonia ๐Ÿ™‚

Cat 19 December, 2016 - 6:07 am

Wow!!! I am shocked that I don’t actually own any of your giveway brushes Sonia! Shame on me lol!!!
Sending you and the cutest chubby cheeks Alice a million hugs.
And I’ll guess: 1203

Colinemakeweup 19 December, 2016 - 10:35 am

Hi Sonia,
This contest is really fun and it’s a great idea!
My guess is 2766 brushes.
Happy Holidays !

Tara 19 December, 2016 - 11:30 am

My guess would be 2066 ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas:)

Dominique 19 December, 2016 - 12:20 pm

Not sure if my previous comment went through so trying again … ^ ^
Just want to say thanks again for organizing this! Your site has been really helpful and is the go-to for me for all things brush-related. Really opened my eyes to the world of fluffies!
I’m guessing you have 733 brushes.

Amanda 19 December, 2016 - 12:59 pm

Hi Sonia,
My guess is 1827.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017.
Take care

Chiara Fumanti 19 December, 2016 - 6:11 pm

I’ll guess 748!

Lena 19 December, 2016 - 8:08 pm

Hi Sonia.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
You have 1901 brushes.

You made the most exciting contest ever. I love it.
Much love, Lena

Mandi 19 December, 2016 - 10:05 pm

My guess would be 4200!! Merry Christmas! Mandi ๐Ÿ™‚

Susan Backes 20 December, 2016 - 3:15 am

My guess is 1183 brushes. Merry Christmas!

Audrey 20 December, 2016 - 4:14 am

I’m going to guess 227, I’m really curious to find out how many you have!!

Jean 20 December, 2016 - 4:36 pm

Hi Sonia, love your website. My guess is 1023

Lilly Murphy 20 December, 2016 - 8:08 pm

Hi Sonia,
Thank You for your generosity.
I guess 777 brushes!

Hans Lin 21 December, 2016 - 4:07 am

Hi, Sonia:
I guess 1017 brushes!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wanda Deadman 21 December, 2016 - 6:47 am

Wow! I’m going conservatively guess 425 brushes. Like everyone else, I’m so curious to know how many brushes you actually have! Happy Holidays.

Auke 21 December, 2016 - 1:53 pm

I think 692 brushes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Larissa 21 December, 2016 - 3:30 pm

I’m going high with 2010. I wanted to go more than 2000 and 2010 was the year I met my other half so maybe it’ll be lucky for me once more! LOVE your blog. Totally amazed that you can still write AND look after a tiny person. Merry Christmas! xx

Dianne Cheng 21 December, 2016 - 4:41 pm

I guess 1889

Anna Georgiadi 21 December, 2016 - 11:09 pm

Brilliant giveaway! My guess is 587 brushes. Could be depressingly lower than the actual number, but hey! Let’s cross our fingers!
Anyway, have a great holiday season, a vermerry Christmas and all the best for the new year! ^^

Olivia 22 December, 2016 - 6:04 am

My guess is 526 beautiful brushes

Jill Ho-You 22 December, 2016 - 8:12 am

423! Can’t wait to find out the real number

Sonia 22 December, 2016 - 8:23 am

My name is Sonia too and hopefully will bring me luck ๐Ÿ˜‰ …. I would say you have 391 brushes.
I wish you a lovely Xmas
Besos from Spain

sravanthi thodopunuri 22 December, 2016 - 11:15 pm

Hi Sonia,
I’m guessing 468 brushes, thanks for giveaway, giving away is always fun and sharing, Happy Christmas.

Tracy 23 December, 2016 - 1:08 am

Hi Sonia,
I’m guessing 2020 brushes.

Hoai 23 December, 2016 - 2:01 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family. My guess is 1017 brushes.

Shirayuki 23 December, 2016 - 3:00 am

I’m guessing 850!

Chiara 23 December, 2016 - 4:13 am

So difficult to guess knowing how much u own…maybe 1278 brushes? I love your blog, the it’s so helpful! I live in Switzerland as well, wish I could see your collection in person one day. Happy Christmas!’

Kathy 23 December, 2016 - 11:57 am

I’ll take a wild guess that you have 2300 brushes! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and hope you have a wonderful holiday season. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lana 23 December, 2016 - 3:55 pm

My guess would be 1129 brushes. Thank you so much for this giveaway and Merry Christmas!

Led 24 December, 2016 - 12:39 am


Brenda 24 December, 2016 - 3:15 am

Hi Sonia. I love your blog. I just start to collect some brushes and I am so excited. So many possibilities to explore. My guess is tat you own 351 brushes.
Merry Christmas!

Anya 24 December, 2016 - 4:49 am

Hi Sonia! Merry Christmas and Happy New year! Thank you for your wonderful blog which makes all of us a little bit happier every time we read it! I would say 1117…

Lilliane 30 December, 2016 - 9:34 pm

I am so thrilled, thank you!!!
I can think of no better way to begin the new year than to receive such an amazing present from you, Sonia! Sooooo excited!!!
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, joy filled New Year! Xx


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