** Picture not mine.I knew the brushes would be cheap and indeed, they were really badly made. The bristles were scratchy and cut unevenly. But I'm sure I can find some use for most of them. When I washed the brushes I intended to use on my face in a near future, I was surprised that didn't bleed... but not so surprised that it shed quite a bit. But because I didn't expect much from the brushes, I just couldn't care less!
Now, on to the brush roll. It has a strange fake leather smell to it, but it'll go. It is quite large so even the brushes I thought were too long fit in it perfectly. It looked solid and... I don't know what else to say really. It's just a black brush roll that will be really useful since I'll be moving quite a lot for the next few months, sharing my time between Canada and England.
So all in all, it was a nice purchase. But don't expect more than what you paid for!