Chelsea Crockett

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Quick & Easy Makeup Brush Cleaning

Makeup brushes are one of the most-used items in our beauty arsenal. They help us put on our foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and everything else you can imagine. Because they…

Makeup brushes are one of the most-used items in our beauty arsenal. They help us put on our foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and everything else you can imagine. Because they are used so much, they can start to gather bacteria and germs and need to be cleaned at least once a month. Here is how to make your own homemade brush cleaner to get those babies looking as good as new!

  1. Fill a small dish with olive oil and another with baby wash.brush
  2. Wet your brush, pour a little olive oil and a little baby wash onto a saucer. Work the wet brush into the mixture, swishing it around and using your fingers to mix the oil and baby wash into the bristles.
  3. Rinse the brush under warm water thoroughly, gently squeezing the extra water out after you are finished rinsing.
  4. Lay out a paper towel and lay the brush on it, propping the brush handle up so that it is higher than the bristles. Allow the brush to air dry over night.

Do this sequence with all of your brushes to get them squeaky clean and rid of germs! Dirty brushes can cause pimples on your face from the bacteria on them, so cleaning your brushes is key to a clear complexion!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Maintain Your False Lashes

I don’t wear false lashes very much, but I have a few friends who swear by them. They say you can reuse them 5-10 times, but after a while the…

I don’t wear false lashes very much, but I have a few friends who swear by them. They say you can reuse them 5-10 times, but after a while the glue and mascara starts to build up on them and make them yucky! Here is the best method to clean your falsies to get the most use out of them.

You will need:

  • Small bowl or cupLC3
  • Oil based eye makeup remover (or coconut oil or olive oil)
  • Tweezers
  • Tissue

Once you have removed your false lashes, drop them in your small bowl or cup. Pour makeup remover or oil over the lashes until they are completely covered. Let them sit for about an hour or you can even do it overnight. After they have soaked, use your tweezers to gently swish them around in the oil to loosen up any glue and mascara left over on the lashes. Use the tweezers to place the lashes on top of a tissue to help soak up some of the oil, then use the tweezers to pick off the remaining glue. Place a few tissues on top of the lashes and let them sit for an hour or so to absorb any of the leftover oil. This is the last step! The lashes should now be mascara and glue-free!

 

Put the lashes back in the original container to store them! Good as new.

XOXO, Chels

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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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