July 28, 2015

Best Way To Clean your Brushes!

Hi everyone!
After a long time and after washing so many times my brushes with different types of product I have discovered the best way to clean them! FINALLY!!

I've tried the dish-soap and oil method that a lot of youtubers do (and appreciate) but it didn't work! Every time I washed my brushes, no matter how much soap (and/or oil) I used, the oily-feeling never went away

SO... I decided to try with the hand soap... It worked, but I still had to rinse almost three times my brushes after cleaning them, cause the soap residue was still there (and I wasted a lot of water! BTW!).
And then it was the time for the soap bar, that worked! But it was a little bit too harsh on them!

I finally discovered the winning method! The homemade soap bar (made with "natural" products)! Actually that soap bar was a gift and I never thought it will work (as soon as I finish the ones that I have I'll definitely made some by myself!)!
BUT... IT'S JUST AMAZING!!!!
Since there are some oils in the recipe of this soaps your brushes will not be ruined (the method of the dish-soap and olive oil doesn't work for me! It almost ruined my buffing brush from RealTechniques! DAMN!) but since in here there are no harsh ingredients, everything is ok!
*Credits: topinspired.com


Now... The biggest problem of this type of soaps is that they're not antibacterial and this means that the brushes are not fully clean... You can easily solve this problem by spritzing some alcohol on the brush with a small container with a pump and, without ruining the brushes, all the germs will be gone! Or, if you make them by yourself, just put some alcohol in the recipe and you will be ready to go!
A small perfume container like this is perfect!
So... That's it for today! I hope this post was helpful! Let me know if you have other methods for cleaning your brushes! Cause I'm courious! Maybe yours will work best!:)
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July 18, 2015

Things I'm Obsessed with!

Hello!
Since I've never done a "favorites" post in almost an year, I thought that it was the right time to do one! I must have to say that I do't buy a lot of products, not because I don't like makeup (duh!) but because I have to spend my money on more important things! So... If you're on a budget and you're searching some good drugstore products... This post is made for you! I hope you enjoy it!

  •    NYC Big Bold Bronzing Powder (602, MetropoliTan): This bronzer is just amazing! It's really blendable and it stays on all day long! The number 601(which I'm planning to buy!) seemed more orange and that's why I choose the darker shade! I must say that this one has a red undertone but it'sa nice contouring shade! Since it's not too light you don't have to put on a ton of it! Just build it slowly! BTW... I'm still loving my bronzer in "Sunny"!

  • Essence All About Matt compact powder : this is the only powder that set my concealer and don't make it crease! I use it only in the under-eye area, cause on the rest of the face I use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder! 
  • Essence Long-Lasting lipstick (13, Love Me): It's a MUST HAVE if you love natural lipsticks! It's a nice pink, almost mlbb type of color! It gives you a natural flush without being like "boom! In your face!" I think I just found the perfect lipstick! Here's the review!
  • L'Oreal Infallible Foundation: I'm sure you heard a lot of things about this foundation! And I'm not going to write a lot (at least, in this post! If you'd like to read a review just let me know!) about it! The only thing I can say is that THIS IS AMAZING if you have combination/oily skin!
  •  Rimmel Match Perfection concealer: I've heard no-one talk about this, actually! And I don't understandd why! This product is simply AMAZING! It doesn't crease on the under-eye area and I have to admitt that this is better than the "Dark-Circle Eraser" from Maybelline! If you have problems on finding the perfect concealer, just TRY THIS!



    I hope you liked this post! I'm planning on doing a review on those product (if I don't have already done!)... Let me know if you have some request! And what you think about the products, if you've tried them! 


July 13, 2015

Light-Sweatproof Makeup!


Hi everyone!
Summer means FRIENDS, FUN, SUN... But also SWEAT, HOT AND SUNBURNS! I know, I know... You may see that I don't love summer too much... And IT'S TRUE! I am not a summer person, I LOVE COLD!
I cannot stand the hot weather and that means that as soon as the climate gets hotter the way I see makeup it's totally different than how it was before!
I cannot stand foundations no more and I love lightweight products (and maybe those are products that during the cold months I hate!) and if a product is just a little "heavy" I start hating it!

So... All of this means that I have to change my makeup routine! The less product I use, more I'm happy! And actually... During summer I don't care about people thoughts about my under-eye circles or imperfection!

The first thing I do is to not use my foundation! When it's hot outside this is the first thing that disappear on my face! And why do I have to waste foundation??  It also make me nervous when I wear it! Cause it feels like a "film" on my face and it seems like it clog more my pores!
This is the foundation I wear during warmer months! It actually stays on pretty well and it controls the oil on your face!
When I have to wear it I use to mix it with a moisturizer, and it makes it more lightweight (I don't like full coverage foundation anyway, so I don't care if I lost some of the coverage)!

Concealer, then, become my best friend! I put in the places where I need coverage (usually on my under-eye area) and it makes me feel good with myself without dealing with the heavy foundation-feeling!
This concealer is just AMAZING!

I usually powder after this step, cause with the hot weather the concealer will crease no matter what!
Concealer also prime my eyebrows and allows me to fill them with powder without adding more product (like eye-shadow primer).
The last two steps are bronzer and mascara. I think that mascara is my best friend (am I weird??? Please... Tell me not!) and I don't have a lot of problems with normal mascaras (that are not waterproof) but if you have watery eyes or you tend to sweat a lot, go for the waterproof version of your favorite mascara!
For bronzing my face I use the classic "3 motion" with a large brush(not contouring, cause during summer I look for the bronzed look!).
This is the multi-task brush from Real Techniques and it's the one I use for bronzing!

NYC Big Bold Bronzer in "MetropoliTan"

I use the NYC Bronzer in "Sunny" for the days when I'm paler and, if I'm not so pale, as a blush!

So... This is what I do on my everyday bases during summer! Tell me what you use during the warmer months! And let me know if you're like me and you hate hot weather! I feel like I'm the only one! Let me know if you enjoyed this post!