Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Best Way to Clean your Make-up Brushes!

hello everyone! I took a glance at all my makeup brushes the other day and I noticed/remembered that I haven't cleaned them in awhile ... so I used my old method to clean them up!

if your brushes look like this.. its time to clean them, these brushes are full of germs and need to be cleaned because your taking the germs on your face, now one the brushes... now in your make-up, plus, its always nice to know that your not going to have a surprise neon color in your neutral make-up. ( as in color left over in the brushes from last night at the club ha-ha )

I just used 3 products on these brushes:

1.) dawn disinfecting dish soap- this helps to get the unwanted germs out
2.) olive oil - this helps remove the makeup in the brushes, and makes them feel soft
3.) baby shampoo- to calm down the harsh dawn dish soap.

the first thing I do is I put my "supplies" on a plate like below:

you first put your brush in the pure olive oil, this is going to get he makeup out of the brush and recondition the hairs. look at all this disgusting makeup the olive oil removed below
then I swivel the brush in a mixture of the dawn dish soap and baby shampoo. the dawn also helps get the unwanted oils off the brush, you don't want to put oil like that on your face haha

then after you do that you just rinse off the bristles and lay on a paper towel to dry! you never want to put the brushed hair up because the water will run up and drip into the barrel and loosen the glue and your brush will break, its best to store the brushes up side down, but I figure just laying them down works to ha-ha

Thursday, June 13, 2013

DIY: Make-up Brush Holder! ( Cheap & easy room decor day 4)

Hello everyone! today I'm going to show you a idea that was not mine. I found it by the lovely missglamorazzi on YouTube. it's a makeup brush holder made using a empty candle jar, and some glitter! Here's the video I watched to make this brush holder below!

Missglamorazzi's video for the DIY brush holder!

to make this brush holder, you will need:

1.) a empty candle jar
2.) modpodge ( I'm using matte modgepodge but you could use glossy)
3.) glitter

first you need to clean out the old wax out of the jar. I did this by placing it in the freezer overnight and the next day using a knife to crack the wax like ice and get it out.
then I washed it out with some dawn dish soap and some acetone ( nail polish remover) it helps to get the residue out

next paint the inside of the jar with a layer of modpodge
next, pick out your glitter and dump some in there and roll it around to cover the entire jar.
I chose a light pink glitter to match my room décor.

after I gave it sometime to dry, I sprayed the glitter on the inside with some spray adhesive first, then I put another couple layers of modpodge on the inside, so the glitter doesn't get on anything. glitter can be really annoying, but this method, you don't even know its there.

after that now you just have to add some filler! I used decorative marbles but you can use plant filer or you don't need to have anything:)

done! wasn't that fun:)


Thank you to missglamorazzi for the idea! it looks so cute and can be used  for soo many things!

have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DIY: Bracelet Holder/ Display! ( Cheap and Easy Room decor Day 3 )

Hello everyone! today I'm going to show you how to make a cheap and easy Bracelet Holder or a display! everything I got to make this was from the dollar store! I was inspired by a famous you-tuber named annorshine ( Ann or shine ). you guys should check out her channel she has amazing diy's.

-a small plate ( I used a candle holder ) ( for the bottem of the display

- something to put the bracelets through ( a small round vase works perfect for this
- if you used something hollow then you can fill it with something, I used marbles
-Hot glue gun
The first thing you need to do is clean your components to insure that the glue will stick and stay well.
next you need to fill your vase with the marbles or whatever filling your using. you could use, flower petals, silk flowers, rocks from a collection, fake gems etc.
make sure you leave enough room at the top to make sure that the plate can touch the rim of the glass

then you need to put a bunch of hot glue around the rim and place the plate up side down onto the glass.

The flip this right side up and you have a bracelet holder!
the bottom plate can be used to hold excess earrings or from broken bracelets or bracelets that don't fit. I mainly have rubber bracelets from concerts put I'm working on getting more!
thank you guys for reading!! I hope this helped you and you guys could even do this project on a smaller scale and use it as a ring holder! even if it was the same size plate you could use multiple stacks for rings haha!.
Make your day great! see ya soon!