Chelsea Crockett

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Which Beauty Tools Should You Be Throwing Out?

If you’re like me, you probably have more beauty tools in your room than you can count.  I had no idea that there are certain tools that needed to be…

If you’re like me, you probably have more beauty tools in your room than you can count.  I had no idea that there are certain tools that needed to be replaced after so many days or weeks.  I wanted to tell you guys which beauty tools should be swapped out to avoid bacteria buildup to get all that you can out of your tool!

  • Eyelash curlers.  Believe it or not, but eyelash curlers collect a lot of bacteria whether it be from your eyes or makeup buildup.  This can lead to eye infections!  I suggest using a cleanser and hot water to clear off the buildup.Chelsea Crockett - Beauty Tools
  • Loofahs.  With loofahs constantly being exposed to water and left soaking to dry, bacteria likes to grow in the moist environment!  Make sure you wring out all the excess water from it after your shower.  I recommend getting a new one every month or so as well!   
  • Beauty Blenders.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… clean your foundation tools!  Whether you use your blender for foundation, concealer, etc., make sure you clean it thoroughly with a cleanser and warm water every week or so.  This way your beauty blender’s quality will last much longer.
  • Tanning mitt.  If you use a self-tanner, then your mitt is probably being used all the time.  My only advice is to rinse your mitt after each use to avoid streaky application!

Are there any tools that are missing from the list?  Let me know which tools you swap out in the comments below!

XO – Chelsea

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How to Properly Clean Your Beauty Tools

We’re always told to keep our beauty brushes and other tools clean and free from bacteria.  That being said, we’re not always told the best way to do so.  And…

We’re always told to keep our beauty brushes and other tools clean and free from bacteria.  That being said, we’re not always told the best way to do so.  And if we pay $30 or more for a brush, we don’t want to ruin our high quality tools by washing them the wrong way!  Here’s a little guide on how to wash your beauty tools properly!

  • Beauty Blender/Beauty Sponge.  Any tool that has a spongey texture to it can be tough to clean, especially because they hold so much moisture.  Not only do you need to run it under water, but pick a cleansing solution to use as well.  Squeeze your beauty blender gently while rinsing it with water but also adding in the cleansing solution.  Chelsea Crockett - Cleaning BrushesThis will help clean out any bacteria or makeup deep into the sponge.  Make sure you are being gentle or else it could mess up your blender!
  • Eyelash Curler.  It may’ve never crossed your mind, but eyelash curlers actually have a large amount of buildup from mascara, eyeliner, etc.  If you’ve ever tried cleaning it before, then you know it’s not the easiest thing to do!  Either heat it up with a lighter or soak it in hot water.  If you start this way, the makeup will slide right off when you use a tissue, cotton, etc.
  • Foundation Brush.  For cleaning brushes, make sure you use a cheap cleanser or one that you don’t use anymore.  Any type of cleanser will make for the perfect soap to eliminate any buildup on your brush.  Apply the cleanser and rinse your brush under warm water.  Set it flat on a paper towel instead of setting it up to dry to make sure your brush stays it original quality!

Follow these tips to keep your beauty tools clean and free from makeup buildup!

XO – Chelsea

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Beauty Sponge Maintenance 101

My Beautyblender is my best friend. It is a makeup sponge like no other! It helps my foundation go on smooth, airbrushed look that I totally love. There are other…

My Beautyblender is my best friend. It is a makeup sponge like no other! It helps my foundation go on smooth, airbrushed look that I totally love. There are other brands of makeup sponges just like the Beautyblender, too! Here is how to use your preferred makeup blending sponge to its fullest.

  1. Use the sponge damp: dampening the sponge before you use it to get that streak free, dewy finish we all dream of.
  2. Clean it often: Clean the sponge with cleanser every day to make sure it stays bacteria and mold free.blender 1
  3. Keep it out: Don’t store your sponge in a baggie or in a place with no air flow. It rarely happens, but it could get moldy! Storing it in a baggie will also cause bacteria to start growing.
  4. Replace after 3 months: After using your blender for more than 3 months it can start to rip or tear, and it can start to get yucky. Once the 3 months are up, you can use repurpose the blender into a stain remover, a sponge for nail art designs, or anything else creative you can think of!

Take these tips and use them when caring for your makeup blender so you can get the most benefits out of it!

XOXO, Chels

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