Say “No!” to Dirty Makeup Brushes!

It’s always appalling when people can’t remember the last time they cleaned their makeup brushes. It usually means they aren’t washing them often enough.

As a firm rule I wash my makeup brushes AT LEAST once a week. Why does this matter? Because your skin will suffer if you don’t! Your face is covered with oils, dead skin cells and bacteria and when your brushes come in contact with your skin, they pick up some of it. Day after day, you are reapplying these oils, cells and bacteria to your skin, or even worse, contaminating your clean makeup! All these things clog your pores causing blackheads and pimples. YUCK!

Washing your brushes is easy. Here’s how I do it:

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? What do you use? Comment below!

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DIY | How to De-pot Makeup, Reduce Clutter!

Getting organized and clutter free is a constant focus of mine. As my makeup collection grew, I realized that I needed to reduce the space it took up. One of the ways I accomplished this was de-potting many of my eyeshadows, blushes and bronzers, to create my own palettes.

So de-potting saved me this much clutter:

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Now, neatly organized:IMG_4319

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • sharp metal object (I used a sewing needle)
  • Z palette (or other empty palette)
  • magnetic circles to attach the makeup pot to the palette
  • rubbing alcohol or acetone
  • q-tips
  • wax paper
  • hair iron

Watch me do it:

Did you try de-potting? What method did you use? Leave your comments below. 🙂