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Baby Johnson Cleans your Makeup Brushes

IMG_5365Cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis is an absolute must for many reasons.  After multiple uses, bristles begin to build up with residual makeup, which makes them less effective when it comes to application and they become a home for bacteria that will irritate your skin and cause breakouts.

Professional makeup artists usually clean their brushes after every use, but for us at-home users, every week is a good time, but again it depends on often you use them.

  • Step 1 You’ll need Baby Johnson and a fresh towel to lay the brushes on to dry. .
  • Step 2 Add Baby Johnson on to a surface , run your brush’s tip under lukewarm water and gently swirl the brush tip of a surface (a bowl). Tip: Never turn brushes up vertically — make sure they’re always facing downward — otherwise, water will weaken the glue that holds the bristles together.
  • Step 3 Once all the residue is completely gone, set your brush flat on the towel to dry.

Instead of using a bowl or the surface of my sink I’ve been using the Cleaning Mat by Sigma Beauty. I love it because it has 7 different textures to remove everything off your makeup brush without damaging the brush.

 

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Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover?

Coconut oil, a favorite of the Victoria’s Secret Models, that reminds you of the sand on your feet and salted breeze by the beach.

Other than its fresh and beach-y scent it has great benefits for the skin, acting as a makeup remover is one of them. I was surprised by how quickly it took off eye makeup and by how easily it worked and it actually removes waterproof mascara without rubbing the eye out.

Surprisingly so many celebrities are on for this routine, some use it as a natural mouth wash (removing stains from the teeth), some use it as a makeup remover and others use it as a form of the “no make up look” as a dewy look.

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Suki Waterhouse – uses coconut oil to treat damaged dry skin. (aceshowbiz.com)
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Miranda Kerr – uses coconut oil for the face and hair. (hawtcelebs.com)

 

Here’s How:- Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature, scoop out a little and rub it between your fingers to warm it up first. Smooth that over your skin with your fingers, then wipe it off with a dry cotton ball and it’ll take your makeup with it. Repeat until all of your makeup is gone and then maybe one or two more times.

Why?: Coconut oil breaks up water-resistant substances used in eye shadow and mascara, releasing them from the skin and lashes, it’ll even leave your skin softer and younger-looking. It’s great for your skin, because it moisturizes, soothes and hydrates.

***Disclaimer : Please do not use if you have allergies or skin irritation.

 

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For Everyone from Beginner to Pro — The Must Have Book

063d4bcce28253491eee96c95cd25f55Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro

Bobbi Brown’s years of makeup styling experience distilled into one book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup–from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape.

Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi’s expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there’s a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who’ve wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3529057-bobbi-brown-makeup-manual

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Limited Edition — Urban Decay

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Gewn Stefani and brand(Urban Decay)  have joined forces to launch The Ultraviolet Edge an initiative created by Urban Decay co-founder Wende Zomnir that aims to donate $500,000 toward organizations that help empower women.

That’s not all, the Makeup benefit of it is: If you have trouble  getting your shadows to stay where they belong, the answer is Enigma. Even more, it leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.

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No Time?

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I am really used to makeup and still it can take me ages to apply it properly, so what if you are a woman who just doesn’t have time to do all this. Great, well makeup brands have come up with a few products that go with the motto “the Faster the Better”. Here are a few products that will save you time and trouble everytime.

1. NARS the multiple stick, $39: This cream to-powder is magic.  Use it on cheeks, lips, eyes, body—wherever!

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2. Garnier BB Eye Roller, $11: This is for those mornings. It calms puffiness, hides dark circles, and awakens eyes with a cooling roll-on applicator. get-the-gloss-the-gloss-report-undereye-concealers-garnier-miracle-skin-perfector

3. Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm, $38; Known as a “10-in-One” —one universal shade gives you smooth coverage and a glowing complexion.

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Silky Thick Groom

hairstyles-trends-2015-16 134f9fdbbec7b6ce70472ec774d72bedHair treatments, the most confusing. We are promised so many long lasting results. Formulas vary from silicone-based, to alcohol free, to natural, to curl enhancing, etc… I tried a couple of products that I believe helped in thicken my hair and have a long lasting shine. In this post I will share with you my top products along with some simple hair remedies you can try at home.

1- Kerastase Lumiere Liquid: It’s quite pricey, however it can last for a year since you just need one or two hair drops for all hair types. This serum gives extreme shine and is extremely weightless. When you spray it on your hand and put it on your hair you bareful feel anything. But you get the shine.

2-Kiehl’s Silk Groom Serum: It can pretty much straighten curly hair. You however have to apply it on wet hair before blow drying your hair as it also helps with minimizing tangles. This serum is mostly recommended for those with curly hair but can also work on any hair types as you can always put it on the tips of your hair for defrizzing.

3- Apple Cider Vinegar: Yes it stinks, but when you leave it in your hair for around 30 minutes before you shower, the silky shine you get is unbelievable. The smell will still remain after you wash it, but only you can smell it. For best results I apply apple cider vinigar on my hair, tie it and cover it with a plastic bag for hydrating effects. (please do not try if you have an irritation to vinigar).

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Eyebrows on Fleek

eyebrowwax1Many of you use pencils, brushes or wands and sometimes we don’t know what’s the best option for us. I personally prefer Brow Gels.

Here’s why:- first, it colors in the hairs darker, without touching the skin behind them. This makes them bolder and show up more while still looking natural, as if you had them dyed. Second, you’ll discover hairs you didn’t know of.

 

Brushing Tip:- Brush upwards as you move across the brow, however switch directions once you reach the arch and brush the tail hairs towards your ear.

My Tip choice brow gels: 1- Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel. 2- Eyeko Tinted Brow Gel. 3- M.A.C Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set.