I finally got my brushes from Coastal Scents (I had them shipped to my US destination and they arrived in only 2 days)! I've ordered from them plenty of times and have always been happy with their customer service. Prices are reasonable and they have great sales! One of their last sales was the Easter sale. They had an egg hunt, where a bunch of products were on sale for a certain percent off depending on the colour of the egg. I'm glad I took a look around, because...
....I found my all time favourite (synthetic) flat top brush on sale from what was nearly $15, down to about $7 plus an additional 40% off. They are so well made, a breeze the clean and gives the best foundation (liquid and powder) coverage with literally no work at all. I picked up three. On a whim, I also snatched up a kabuki on a stick made from goat hair. Although I prefer synthetic brushes (they are more durable, easier to disinfect and dry a lot faster) I figured, you can't really go wrong...it's $2. I'll probably use it for contouring, bronzer or maybe even blush. The bristles are soft and pretty densely packed. I haven't noticed any shedding yet either!
Coastal Scents always include a sample with every order. I received a mineral eyeshadow called Moroccan, which is a coppery/peach colour with micro shimmer and an almost metallic finish. Super buttery, pigmented and smooth. It would compliment all eye colours, but would make blue eyes pop! All this for about twenty bucks, this is definitely a fab deal.
I should also mention that a lot of their samples (about a teaspoonful, depending) are only a buck! :)
ETA: The brush has since been discontinued from Coastal Scents (I don't know why, it's amazing!), but Crown Brushes sells the same brush!