Friday, November 6, 2009

Makeup Artist Series: Traincases

Hi Bellas!

I get a lot of questions from aspiring makeup artists on tips, tricks, techniques and advice to help them get started. I've been wanting to do this series for a while to show you all some things I've learned along the way. The next installment in the series will focus on Makeup Artist Chairs.

Today I will be featuring traincases. These are essential for traveling makeup artists or even for those who are looking to store makeup. In the video, I go over the benefits and purposes of a traincase, qualities you'll want to look for, as well as show you my collection of traincases.

I'm a huge nerd when it comes to researching a product. After hours of internet searching, I found that http://www.yazmo.com/ was the best resource for finding a huge assortment of professional makeup traincases at a decent price. This is after comparing prices on various price finder sites and intense googling.

I've been able to partner with yazmo to offer you guys a great deal. Check out these discount codes and special offers:

Use the code renren to get 10% off your total order!
Also, for the month of November, you get free shipping! (This helps a lot since traincases are super heavy and expensive to ship)
Lastly, all orders over $99 (which are most of the nicer traincases) get a free 9 piece brush set!

Make sure to check out the video if you are an aspiring makeup artist or if you're in the market for a new traincase.


I'm currently in love with the Pro Aluminum Makeup Case All Black 4 Wheeled Spinner TS-88A. It's the newest model and seems to combine all of the best qualities of my former traincases into one.





















***Picture credit to http://www.yazmo.com/

This is what the website has to say about it:

This LIMITED EDITION professional makeup case is equipped to store all your makeup, accessories, and more! This cosmetic case features an all NEW 360 degree, fully mobile, easy to transport rolling system. When you're on the go, this stylish makeup case is the solution. This makeup case separates into two sections, with an additional lid that turns the bottom section into its own rolling makeup case. Also included is an ergonomic shoulder strap that turns the top section into a carrying makeup case, for those smaller jobs.

This makeup case comes with a high end lock and key system to keep your makeup secure, four roomy slide out trays with padded vinyl lining, a removable tray with adjustable/removable dividers, and a retractable handle for easy rolling.
This is a must have for any professional makeup artist! Take it on your next trip, next job, or let it become a fixture in your bathroom or bedroom. The sleek all black finish is sure to attract attention and turn heads. Buy this ultimate cosmetic case while supplies last.

- NEW 360 degree rolling wheel system
- Sleek all black exterior finish with black aluminum frame
- Makeup case interior lined with easy to clean high end vinyl material
- Lock and key system for added security
- Extra lid included for bottom makeup case, shoulder strap for top section
- Removable tray on bottom makeup case
- Retractable/telescoping handle for easy rolling
- Ergonomic handle for added comfort and mobility

Overall Makeup Case Dimensions: 14.5“ length x 10” width x 31” height
Top Section: 14.5“ length x 10” width x 11” heightBottom Section: 14.5“ length x 10” width x 20” heightTop Trays: 7“ length x 7” width x 2” heightTop empty space below trays: 14 “ length x 9” width x 4.5” heightBottom empty space (without tray): 14 “ length x 9” width x 17.5” height

PROS
-Of course I love how it has all 4 wheels so it can be spun 360 degrees. This makes it easier to navigate and twist and turn in tight places. Also, you don't have to worry about dragging it at a 45 degree angle which places all of the weight on your arm. Instead, you can just keep it upright on 4 wheels and push it...so much lighter!
-I like the padded, vinyl lined trays. They look nicer and cushion makeup more when you travel.
-The sleek black finish makes it look super professional and very chic.
-Holds a lot of makeup!
-Removeable trays, straps, keys and lock are a plus
-Drawer lining makes it easy to clean
-Wheels are very smooth and run easily

CONS
-it doesn't have the elastic straps on the inside lid and sides of bottom portion like it's predecessor the ts-36
-the trays on the top portion of the traincase could pull out a little farther in my opinion, I don't like when you have to reach under the tray to reach items in the tray below it.

To see previous videos of my other traincases, click here.

I hope you guys enjoyed my first installment in this series. Stay tuned for more!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

6 comments:

jamie said...

if they can only ship to my country..:(

QueenKimie said...

Thanks Ren for posting this...it will save us a fortune in train cases! You rock :)

LoveBLENDnBeauty said...

haha, i was JUST about to ask you your opinions on traincases!! i've been searching on Yazmo lately and i came across this one -- now i know it's worth it!! =] thank youuuuu!

Beauty by Sara P. said...

omg i love this thing. i will get it one day. oh yes... i will.

Project Danielle said...

Thanks for posting! I used the coupon and got a nice red case for my bathroom.

Unknown said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!
I've been putting off so many things because I haven't got a train case yet, reviews were hard to find, but yours was AWESOME! (found on youtube first). Im ordering this case and thanks so much for the discount! I will definately follow your blog from now on :) THANK YOU! The time you spend on all of this is appreciated. :)