Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes!

Today I wanted to share with you guys how I clean my makeup brushes. It's a very tedious task that takes me awhile to work up to doing but the feeling of clean brushes is awarding enough to make it worth it!

Things You'll Need:

Dish Soap
Olive Oil
1 or 2 Plates
A Bowl or Sink Full of Water
A Towel

I start by mixing 2 parts dish soap with 1 part olive oil on a plate and swirling my brush in it.

After working in the soap by either brushing the brush on your hand or a plate I ring out all the soap into the water.

I then mix it in the water and ring it out repeating this until clear water falls from the brush.

The last step is to lay it on a towel to dry!

Extra Tips:
-When I'm using a bowl I replace the water after I've washed about 8-10 brushes
-When I'm not feeling lazy I will use hair elastics to hold my brushes to a towel rod so they can drip dry (this holds their shape better!)
-You'll need to top off on soap and olive oil between 8-10 brushes as well
-The bigger the brush the more times you will need to ring it out to insure all the makeup is cleaned from it

Let me know in the comments if you have any other tips for washing your brushes!

Thank You,


Sunday, May 10, 2015

May OOTD : Black and Blue

With the weather getting warmer I'm able to wear cute outfits without covering them with a giant sweater and it's making me inspired to share some of my outfits with you guys!

Jumpsuit : Old Navy (similar here)
Purse : Aldo
Sandals : Payless (similar here)
Sunglasses : Forever 21

If you have any favorite spring/summer clothing pieces please tell me in the comments I'd love to hear about them!

Thank you,

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

April Favorites 2015

I haven't done a favorites post in what seems like forever I think the last one I did was at Christmas time so I thought it was definitely time to share what I've been loving.

L'Oreal Pop Balm in 518 "Tender Mauve"

Starting off with what I believe to be my favorite of the favorites is this perfect spring lipstick. I have not found a color or a formula I like so much in a long time. This lipstick gives off the perfect amount of hydration to the lips without sacrificing pigmentation to the lipstick. This rosey toned pink is one of those shades that I know will make my face look better no matter what. I'm definitely going to have to try out more colors from this range. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments!

Body Shop Body Butter in "Peach"

I bought this body butter last year at the end of the summer when I was moving on from fruity scents, but getting back in to spring I've rediscovered it and absolutely love the scent along with the perfectly classic formulation of the Body Shop's body butters.

NYX Blush in "Pinched"

This is the first NYX blush I've tried and I have to say I'm impressed. This blush gives the perfect flush of color and shimmer allowing me to skip the 'highlighting my cheeks' step of my makeup when I don't have that extra minute.

Marc Anthony Coconut Hair Oil

I've never really liked the idea of hair oil just because my roots are already so oily. Recently though my ends have been so dead and I needed something to help repair and replenish them so I saw this at the drugstore and picked it up. This really just hydrates you're hair and helps with flyaways without making your hair a greasy oily mess. A definite must try in my books!

Body Shop Hand Cream in "Strawberry"

The Body Shop really knows how to do moisturizing. In Canada for the most part we're still enduring some winter like weather and I've been getting dry skin that needs help asap everyday. This has been a life saver for my hands, and it's 'fresh field of strawberries' scent doesn't hurt either.

Clean & Clear Night Relaxing Wipes

This is my new favorite way to remove my makeup. For the most part this takes off all my makeup no fuss about it and leaves me with soft unirritated skin that I'm really thankful for.

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara in "Brownish Black"

I got this mascara about a year ago and I absolutely hated it. I don't know what made me pull it back out to try, but I'm really glad I did. This gives the most perfect natural fluttery lashes that are just so timeless for a fresh faced spring or summer makeup look. I've been loving wearing a more glowing and natural makeup look this time of year and this is the cherry on top for me.

I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favorites, if you have any favorite products you've been loving please let me know down below because I'm always open to trying new things.

Thank You,

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