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How To| Clean Makeup Brushes

How To| Clean Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are the best tools you want to have when it comes to having flawless application. Believe me that is not going to work if you have your brushes dirty. In order to have good makeup, you need your brushes clean and disinfected.

Why should you have clean brushes?

Having your brushes clean will help with the application of the product, the dirtier the brush is, the harder it will be to provide the application that it is supposed to. For example, if you have a brush with dry foundation and you place more foundation onto that brush the application will be so heavy-handed, that it almost painful. Makeup buildup is gross, plus the brush feels scratchy. You will start noticing that it does not work as it did when you first bought, that doesn’t mean you have to buy new brushes or you have poor quality brushes, it just means you have to wash them as soon as possible. Yes, as soon as possible because it does affect your health as well. Your skin can absorb any substance it is exposed to, and if you don’t know there are bacteria on makeup brushes that will penetrate your skin and cause problems such as: acne, blemishes, breakouts, pimples, etc. Despite of dirtiness, the application, and bacteria, other reasons why you have to clean your brushes are that it will remove bad oils, your death skin cells and if you use your brushes on clients you will be transferring germs from people to people.

How often should you clean your makeup brushes?

Once a week is enough, sometimes I extend it to two, but I will use the dirty ones less. Sometimes, I even use them after a couple hours, it depends on my mood. Just keep in mind that the more brushes you have dirty, the longer you will take to wash them.

What do you need?

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How to wash your brushes?

1. Wear the glove (Glove from SigmaBeauty), add gel shower and water to the glove where says wash, swirl brush. 2. Put some olive oil onto the brush, and keep swirling under running water. Under running water swipe the brush back and forth on the rinse texterure, to remove makeup residue and soap. 3. Add a little bit more of gel shower to the glove on the refine, for more cleaning. 4. sweep brush back and forth for a on the ‘rinse’ for a final rinse. 5. Place brush head on the ‘shape’ section of the glove while squeezing with hand to remove excess water.

How long they need to dry?

About 8 hours. If you wash them at night before you go to bed, they will be dry when you wake up.

How to dry the brushes? 

Leave your brushes either upside down or lying on a towel, do not let them hanging, otherwise it will break the glue. Consequently it will remove its bristles.

Thanks for reading,

Xx

 

How To | Deep Fried Calamari Salad

How To| Deep Fried Calamari Salad

Wohoo, my first recipe, YES! This plate was so easy to do, it was my lunch today. It took me about 30 minutes to do everything, there is no secret about the meal, the only thing which takes a little bit more effort is the deep fried calamari, the rest are just raw foods that I just washed and cut (except the boiled eggs).

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For the Calamari, all you have to do is 1. Cut into rings, then wash it (heat oil in a large pan, max.) 2. Season it, as you wish (my preference is Garlic Powder and Black Pepper) 3. In a different bowl mix flour with black pepper, and other powders you want, whisk to combine and put the calamari into the bowl. 4. Pour milk in another bowl, place the calamari and let it marinate for about 10 min. 5. Place the calamari onto the flour again and finally throw it in the oil.

PS. The salad overall was seasoned with vinaigrette dressing.

Thanks for reading,

Xoxo

How To | Make Sugar & Salt Scrub

How To | Make Sugar & Salt Scrub

Hello Y’all,

Do you want that perfect skin? Here is my #1 suggestion if you want a smooth, soft, and sexy skin. This is an easy and cheap way to do your own scrubs, the ingredients that will be listed down below, are things that most of us have at home, you don’t need much and anybody can do this. These Sugar and Salt Scrubs are way too effective, it works very well on any type of skin, and you can say you don’t but somehow you need it, mainly on winter time that you skin dries out and you gonna need to exfoliate, because it removes all your death skin and replace with the healthy one underneath that, I promise you gonna feel much better. These mixture can last forever if you put in the fridge, but according to the quantities I’m using, each will last about a month, if I use 3 times a week. If you want DIY this homemade scrubs you just need to follow these steps:

Sugar Scrub, on the left; all you need is: Brown sugar, Olive oil, Lemon and a Container (This container is from bath and body works, it actually was a cup of candles, but I removed all the wax and reused it)

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1. Im not using any sort of thing to measure the quantities, but this little recepient that is on my hand is about 1/2 cup, what you wanna do is transfer all the sugar to a bigger recipient, do that twice. 2. Pour all the olive oil into the bigger bowl, you only need half of that cup that is on my hand.

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3. Mix it all that, until you have this mixture below. 4. Cute the lemon in half and use half of the lemon, squeeze about 10 drops on the mixture. (I guess that makes it a Lemon-Sugar Scrub)

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5. This step is completely optional. If you want, drop a little bit of cologne on the mixture. 6. The one I used is the Calvin Klein One Summer, because the scent is similar to lemon, kind of.

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7. Mix it all, again. 8. Pour the mixture into the container. DONE!

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Salt Scrub All you need is Sea Salt, Avocado Oil ( if you don’t have it you can use any kind of oil: olive oil, baby oil, almond oil, carrot oil, vegetable oil, argan oil, Moroccan oil, Im just using the avocado because I love how it feels on the skin). Yeah, that is pretty much it.

1. Using the same recipient, you used for the sugar, measure the salt. 2. Pour all the salt on the bowl, twice.

P.S. This salt has a scent already, and it is colored as well as you can see. I bought about 2 years ago I don’t remember where, but i smells so good, I think the name is cotton candy, or something like that, it does smell like it and it is used to add to your bubble bath. It has been a while I don’t make a bubble bath and I have tones of salts on my bathroom, I decided to use this one to make the scrub.

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3. Pour Avocado oil into the recipient, until the middle. 4. Pour the Oil into the bigger bowl and then blend it like you mean it.

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5. After blending it, this step is optional, spray a lil’ bit of cologne on the mixture (the one is used is pink chiffon from Bath and Body Works, because the smell is sweet as the sea salt i used. 6. VOILA.

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P.S. 1.Body Scrubs have lots of benefits, not only for your skin care, but health over all. did you know that exfoliating with salt helps your blood circulation? Yes, I didn’t know as well until a year and a half ago. 2. Exfoliating with sugar does not only, remove death cells it also moisturize the skin and helps with skin discoloration, in other words, it will give you an even skin tone.