Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pampering the Make-up brushes

Hi guys. Today's post is about hygienic care for the make-up brushes, sponges and beauty blenders that we love so much. Whether you use make-up regularly or occasionally, deep cleansing of the brushes is necessary as it is not only good for the skin but also for the life span of the brushes.

The simplest homemade solution for deep cleansing has just two ingredients - nourishing oil and gentle soap in 1:2 proportion. For further cleansing you can add a bit of shampoo and conditioner. too.

Here, I have used gentle liquid hand-wash and olive oil. After mixing the concoction, dip your brushes in it. Take a dish or any thing with a bumpy design side up as shown in the picture and gently start rubbing the brush on the the dish in the same motion you generally use the brush e.g. a blush brush should be rubbed on in circular motion whereas a foundation brush moves in straight lines on both side. Now put the brush under running water making sure the stem of the brush is not in water (as that holds the glue for the bristles). 

After running all brushes through water and removing excess water gently, keep them to dry near a window with bristles elevated out like in the above image. 

For sponges and beauty blender, dip them whole in the concoction and then massage the make-up off them in running water. Be gentle while rubbing or massaging them as they can easily rip off due to aggressive motion. As the sponge and beauty blender take in water and increase in size, it is necessary be careful while all the water has been gently squeezed out of them before they are set for drying. Further you can wrap them in a towel and massage in similar way like before to remove excess moisture as shown below.

The brushes might still retain some water, so another method is to cover your palm with a towel and rub the brushes in similar motion as done on the dish. By doing this, any excess water is then on the towel and further helps the drying process.

It might take a whole night for all the tools to dry completely. After drying your brushes, sponges and beauty blender are thoroughly clean and ready for the next beauty session.

Remember to pamper your make-up brushes regularly and have a hygienic routine for make-up that is good for your skin.

Until next time,


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

First Home Decor DIY

Hi guys, I was really excited for this project as it was the first time I was going to sharing a DIY relating to home decor. These DIYs are so simple and require just glue to make them. Though simple they can instantly add character to your desk.

Wooden Bangle Pen-stand :
Remember those days when chunky wooden bangles were statement jewelry but now they are just another accessory stacked in your cupboard. This DIY is really an amazing way for their make-over and for putting them to good use.

First cut-out a cardboard base for your your pen-stand with the help of the widest wooden bangle of the lot. 

Then just stack them as you want deciding a pattern. Once you decide the pattern stick the widest bangle to the base and stick the rest with fevicol one on the other.

You can keep the design as it is as fevicol dries transparent. If not, you can spray paint or paint on it as per your wish. I did a gold spray for my stand.

The end product is a beautiful pen-stand for your work desk. I stacked in my eye pencils and mascaras with a beautiful dead rose.

Jute rope Tea Coaster :
A very simple DIY as it just involves coiling the jute rope and sticking it as you go. It is such an earthy and natural add to the desk.

Hope you like these simple and easy DIYs and do let me know if you want to see any more home decor DIYs.

Until next time,