A necessary evil.
Cleaning my makeup brushes is probably my least favourite activity when it comes to wearing makeup. Well, that and taking it off at the end of the night. But I have a couple tricks for the latter. The whole cleaning process can’t really be skipped but there are a few special tools and products that have made my life infinitely easier.
A travel-friendly kit that makes it easy to clean your beautyblender or brushes.
At first I only used the Quo Purifying Brush Shampoo I purchased from Shoppers Drug Mart ages ago. Then I realized I was spending way to long soaking, massaging, and rinsing my brushes to get them clean. On top of that, I couldn’t get my beauty blenders as clean as I wanted without ruining them first. Enter the silicone mitt!
The beautyblender keep.it.clean cleansing kit ($28 at sephora.ca) was a definite game changer for me. It’s so easy to use and comes with both a solid and liquid cleanser. I love using this for my beauty blender especially and cleaning it after is simple. I just wipe it down and leave to dry along with my brushes/blenders. I don’t know if I’d necessarily travel with it but it is also made to travel.
The Fingertip Makeup Brush Cleaner from The Body Shop ($6 at thebodyshop.ca) is another great tool. It’s definitely made for brushes, as the small ridges would probably ruin my beauty blenders. I love that it’s so small. You’re able to better control the pressure and get right into the center of the bristles.
What are your fav products/tools to use when you clean your brushes/blenders? Tell me in the comments!
We should all be feminists.
I️’d like to say that I️ remember the exact moment I️ declared myself a feminist. While I️ think I’ve always championed the idea of equality and women’s rights it was probably sometime during my Women’s Studies Class at university that I️ said, “yeah. I’m a feminist.” Around the same time, pop culture popularized our interactions and discussions of feminism and women’s rights. And I’m so about it. Even something as simple as wearing a tee or necklace with FEMINIST emblazoned across it is enough to start a conversation. Literally. I’ve had several people stop and compliment and praise my tee. It’s honestly the best feeling.
When I️ saw this tee on the ASOS website I️ couldn’t help myself from adding it to my cart. I️’m a huge fan of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful TED Talk titled “We Should A Be Feminists” and more recently the white Dior tee from the Spring 2017 collection. Rihanna also wore one. Just saying.
I usually wear mine quite casually with jeans and a bomber jacket but I decided to dress it up a bit with my favourite black tulle skirt and booties! Check out the pictures below and outfit details are at the bottom.
BOOTS – TORRID ; SKIRT – ADDITION ELLE ; T-SHIRT – BOOHOO VIA ASOS ; SUNGLASSES – NORDSTROM ;