Tutorial | How to clean your make up brushes!

A question I always seem to be asked is how should you wash your make up brushes and how often. To me your weekly beauty routine  should include washing your brushes. If not once a week at least every two weeks!

Step 1

Wet your brush thoroughly with warm water.

Step 2

Squeeze a dab of baby shampoo into the centre of your palm.

Step 3

Swirl the brush in circular motions to get rid of the the make up that is in the brush. Then rinse and repeat until all the make up is removed.

Step 4

For the last step just to make sure the brush is fully clean I use a brush cleanser. Spray the cleanser into the bristles and repeat step 3.


I place my brushes on a towel and let them air dry on the edge of my window sill overnight. Clean brushes as simple as that! 
Believe me,  not only will this do wonders for your skin but for your make up application! 
Happy reading & tea drinking,
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Review | Bare Minerals Precious Gems

The last review of 2015 is here and oh boy it’s a good one. Santa, family and friends have been very good to me this Christmas and I received this as a present from a friend.  

The three precious gems are called Pink Passion, Plumberry Pop and Nude Passion. The three are lip balms made of oil. Usually I’m not a fan of balms because although hydrating the colour is usually crap but I was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented the colour was.

Plumberry Pop

Nude Passion

Pink Passion

  The Swatch


These are what the balms are like applied to skin. The Nude Passion is a great lip colour for an everyday look and the Plumberry Pop is my favourite colour because you can apply it lightly or heavily for a day or nighttime look.

Have you tried these oil lip balms? Let me know if you like them in the comments.
Until next week,
happy reading & tea drinking,

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5 lip products that will make you want to do this. 


1. Forever Aloe Lips 

Forever Aloe Lips |  €3.75 http://ireland.thealoe.co/aloe-lips/ 

2.  Penneys PS Love Lip Liner

 Penneys PS Love Lip Liner | €1.50

3. W7 Mega Matte Lips

W7 Mega Matte Lips | €2.79  http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/w7-mega-matte-lip-gloss

4. Lipcote

Courtesy of Boots.com

5. Seventeen All Out Pout Lip Palette Woo Me

Courtesy of Boots.com

 Seventeen All Out Pout Lip Palette Woo Me | €4.55 http://www.boots.ie/All-Out-Pout-Lip-Palette


Happy reading & tea drinking,

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