How to Wash Makeup Brushes so they’re good as new!

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So I thought I would do super quick post about how I clean my makeup brushes! I love for my brushes to be good as new after every wash, and it took me a while to find the perfect technique so I figured others could benefit from a post like this one!

 

 

basis bar soap

I use a sensitive skin soap bar, fragrance free of course, lukewarm water and a plastic bowl.  This method is quick and easy and only requires the bar soap and the water!

 

Here’s the step by step:

 

First, dip the brush into the bowl of lukewarm water.

Then, using the bar of soap in a similar way you would use the palm of your hand, move the brush around on the soap.

Add more water when you experience heightened friction.  When the foam runs white, your brushes are clean!

Rinse thoroughly, shape, and lay down to dry.

Make sure you don’t sit them up in the cups until they excess water has completely drained or you could risk damaging the glue that holds your brushes together.

 

how to wash makeup brushes

Every other week or so, a light oil added to this routine will condition and soften your brushes for smooth and scratch free application every time!  I am very particular about the brushes I use for eye and liquid products so I tend to wash those at least once a week.

 

How do you wash your makeup brushes?

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Scentbird Perfume Review

scentbird perfume

 

I recently had the opportunity to try the Scentbird perfume subscription service and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! The packaging is well thought out, and so sleek it is almost an accessory.  The scent that comes with it is authentic, and a generous enough amount to last a month or even more so that you have that scent until the next month.  I opted to receive Prada Candy, as I have always wanted to try the scent. This works so well as a perfume preview service, that allows you to use a perfume as part of your hygiene routine for a month before deciding whether or not to splurge! That way you get to see how it works in different scenarios.

The Scentbird perfume subscription costs 15$ a month, which sounded pricey to me at first until I thought about the fact that these are very high end perfumes and the scents really do last.  Imagine getting your hands on Prada Candy for only 15$! Definitely a steal.

 

Scentbird Perfume DEMO + REVIEW

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Neutral Eye Makeup Tutorial for Everyday Glam

neutral eye makeup

A bunch of you have asked for more neutral eye makeup looks on my channel so I decided to come on and upload this one! The eyeshadow shade that I used for this neutral eye is super easy to find and is one of my all time favorite eyeshadows out. It is a nice golden shimmer without being too yellow or too warm so it will look gorgeous on so many different skin tones! This tutorial is also full face, so you will get to see how I did my face as well!

Face

Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
MUFE Mist and Fix, HERE
Ben Nye Banana Powder, HERE
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower, HERE
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Warm Almond, HERE
MAC Prolongwear Concealer, NC45, HERE
Maybelline FitMe Concealer, Cafe (30), HERE
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear Water Proof, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
Beauty Blender, HERE
Milani Rose Blush, Tea Rose

Eyes

MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Script, HERE
MAC Eyeshadow, Deep Damson, HERE
MAC Prolongwear Concealer, NC45, HERE
iT Cosmetics Liner Love (gel liner), Black, HERE
iT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara, Black, HERE
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara, Black, HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, Chocolate, HERE
Koko Lashes, Koko, HERE

Lips

Sephora Lipliner, Chic Choco, HERE
Stila Liquid Lipstick, Patina, HERE

Brushes

SIGMA
Sigma, Precision Brush Set, HERE
Sigma, Essentials Kit, HERE
Sigma, Performance Eyes Kit, HERE
Sigma, E60, HERE
Sigma, F35, HERE

TWEEZERMAN
Tweezerman Brush iQ, Finishing Contour, HERE
Tweezerman Brush iQ, Blender, HERE

BDELLIUM TOOLS
Bdellium Tools, Eye Kit, HERE

Neutral Eye Makeup Tutorial

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Cocotique Reviews: March 2015

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Hey guys! I had the opportunity to try out the Cocotique March box and I have to say I am once again impressed! Cocotique is a beauty and lifestyle subscription service that caters to women of color, and every box I have received from them has had incredible products that I can use on an everyday basis.  This box is no different! I can’t say enough how much I love these boxes because they are so relevant to my everyday life as a women of color.

Milani rose blush

Limited Edited Milani blushes are GORGEOUS

 

This month really blew me away with the Girl+Hair Shampoo, Conditioner and Oil.

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Girl+Hair Under Hair Care: Value Set

 

This line is about to become a staple in my hair care lineup!  I have never had such a clean feel after washing my twists and I have been telling anyone who cares to listen all about how much I love these!  The March box had some amazing goodies! Be sure to check out Cocotique to see what they have in store for the next boxes.  Check out the video below to see all the goodies and hear what I think about them.

Cocotique Beauty Box, HERE

Girl + Hair, Shampoo and Scalp Oil, HERE

 

Cocotique Review

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Favorite Milani Lipstick Swatches

milani lipstick swatches

 

A bunch of you have asked for my favorite drugstore products and so I decided to do a series to include them all because there are so many! I have been a fan of lipsticks for a while, but I recently have been collecting a bunch of Milani lipstick shades.  If you are in the market for a great drugstore lipstick option, Milani lipstick is for you! They are amazing quality, as good as Revlon, and are more affordable!  Revlon wins when it comes to variety and color selection, but when it comes to your staple shades as well as a few statement colors Milani lipsticks do pretty well to measure up to the competition.

MILANI Color Statement Lipstick

-Rose Femme
-Plumrose
-Naturally Chic
-Dolce Caramelo
-Pink Frost
-Bronze Beauty
-Matte Innocence
-Matte Glam
-Sangria
-Black Cherry
-Double Espresso

Find them HERE.

 

Lipliners Seen in this Video

-NYX, Never, HERE
-NYX, Brown Cafe, HERE
-NYX, Earth Tone, HERE
-NYX, Chestnut, HERE
-SEPHORA Chic Choco, HERE
-LORAC Eye Candy Liner, Purple (Limited Edition)

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