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How I clean my makeup brushes #bbloggers

Hi Guys,

So being Sunday yesterday it was the perfect time to clean my makeup brushes. I’m not going to lie this is my least favourite thing about beauty, the chores! It’s like plucking your eyebrows or removing nail polish, no one enjoys those tasks. We like the application and playing around. None of this cleaning business *sigh* regardless, it has to be done to avoid nasty bacteria that can build up on the brushes.

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So here’s how I tackle this boring chore. A few YouTuber’s have put me onto using Johnson’s Baby Shampoo so that’s what I use, you can pick it up from your local supermarket.

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Other than that you just need some tap water and your own hands (oh and your dirty makeup brushes of course). I do this into my sink and I squirt a bit of the shampoo in the nook where the soap usually sits. This way I just pick up my brush, drench it in water, dip it in the shampoo and clean away (using gentle circular motions).

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Please note, for bigger/denser brushes I recommend repeating this process a few times until clear water runs from the brush when you squeeze the excess water out. 

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You’ll then need to let these babies dry possibly overnight (that’s how long my big fluffy brushes take). Make sure you have your brushes drying upside down as you don’t want to have them the other way around and then the water eat away at the glue and cause bristles to fall out :) 

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Until next time..

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Sigma Haul! Free Shipping

Hi Guys,

So not long ago it was Black Friday. This day isn’t significant to us Aussies but it is for us Beauty Shoppers its means SALE TIME! So this is what I picked up when Sigma had Free Worldwide Shipping on Black Friday! I have harped on about Sigma brushes to you guys so many times before but seriously if you haven’t already PLEASE go check them out here their products are flawless. You can get 10% off using promo code “DEC2013” and if you spend over $30 you get a free gift! Mine was the e25 blending brush, how awesome is that! So here’s what I picked up! Did you pick up any goodies from the Sigma sale?

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(Ignore  the large powder brush – that was a Xmas gift for my sis!)

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Giveaway!!! Come one, come all! Ends August 21

To do something different I thought I would do a giveaway. There are only a few small value items but I thought what the heck, who doesn’t love free makeup! So all you have to do to enter is to follow my blog and write a quick comment to me explaining what your Holy Grail makeup product is. Mine would have to be the elf brow kit!

Quick note: this is an international giveaway so anyone is welcome to enter and I will announce the winner next Wednesday the 21st :)

The products up for grabs:

–          Elf lipstick

–          Elf eyelid primer

–          Elf stipling brush

–          Elf pumping lip gloss

–          Eld brown/black mascara

–          NYX round lipstick – Aphrodite

–          Rimmel London eyeshadow

–          Cherry Blossom lashses

–          Wet n Wild lipstick

–          The Body Shop – Body lotion in vanilla (LOVEEE THIS!!)

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Big, Bold, Beautiful Lashes

People often ask me if I am wearing false eye lashes because my eye lashes look huge. Most of the time I am not (only wear falsies on special occasions) so I thought I would give you my tips on how I make my eyelashes appear nice and big!

Firstly, currrrrl those lashes girl! I cannot stress how important this step is. Curl them lashes. This points the lashes up to the sky which gives the false lash effect. I use the Lancôme eyelash curler (came in a pack as a present) but any normal eyelash curler should work.

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Secondly, apply layer upon layer of mascara. I use Maybelline vibrating mascara. I rarely use the vibrating part of this mascara I just find this mascara gives me the thick clumpy lashes I am after. Use your mascara and do countless layers brushing up. To give these lashes more dimension I also apply one of two coats of mascara brushing down the eyelash. This gives it HEAPS of volume.

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Taa –daaaa! Pear this with a smoky eye and your ready to hit the town. If you would like me to do a tutorial on my version of a smoky eye comment below and I shall arrange that!!

 

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