Thursday, 9 July 2015

My Vanity and Makeup Storage


I don't know about anyone else, but I love looking at other peoples vanities and makeup storage. I'm constantly updating my own and i love to change things around.

I'm always looking for cheaper alternatives, so a lot of my storage is budget-friendly!

I will upload as many links as I can in case anyone is interested. Most of the storage is from Amazon, and the prices always change and at the moment they are a few pounds cheaper!

The smaller 3 drawer acrylic storage was £9.95 from Amazon.

The larger (A4) acrylic storage was £23.54 from Amazon.

The cosmetic organiser (on the left) was £6.43 from Amazon.

The lipstick holder (on the right) was £2.19 from Amazon.

The two brush holders are £1.99 each from B&M (found in the garden section as they are marketed as plant pots).

The beauty box was £8.99 from Dunelm Mill.

The small glass jar was given to me but can be found from anywhere, or re-used as an old jam jar!

The mirror was from a charity shop, originally brown but painted white.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

How I clean my brushes


Using brushes is great for making your make up look flawless and creating a variety of effects with, but they can be a pain to wash! I've used a variety of things including baby shampoo, olive oil, and soaps. Although baby shampoo and olive oil work great, when you have a lot of brushes to wash it can tend to use half a bottle, and when you wash your brushes once a week, it all adds up! 

I found the best thing to be soap- lmperial Leather being my soap of choice. All I do it rub my brushes around in the soap, swirl them around in my hand and rinse (repeating if necessary). I then squeeze out the excess water, swirl them on a towel, and leave them overnight to dry laying flat on the towel.

There are many specific brush cleaners out there, but I find soap works best as it is inexpensive and makes my brushes squeaky clean!

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