How I Wash My Make Up Brushes

How I Wash My Make Up Brushes

I thought I'd talk about how I wash my make up brushes today. I'm absolutely crap at washing them and don't do it nearly as often as I should but when I do I make sure to give them a thorough clean.

I got this mitt off ebay about 2 years ago now and I think it was listed as an oven mitt actually. It was around £1.50 / £2 which is such a bargain. This is brilliant for cleaning your brushes as the raised arrows get right into the brush. I also love the fact that it has bigger arrows and smaller arrows, so it's great for cleaning big and small brushes. There's 2 brush cleaners that I use: Tesco Baby Shampoo and Dr Bronner's Liquid Soap in Rose. I much prefer the Dr Bronner's Liquid Soap in Rose as I find it leaves my brushes much softer and it also cleans them much quicker. If I don't have any however I'll use Tesco Baby Shampoo. This does the job well enough and my brushes are always clean in the end, but it takes much more scrubbing and when you have 15 + brushes to do and 2 sponges it can take quite a while!

Botanicals Gentle Facial Polish

Botanicals Gentle Facial Polish

I find that I'm not usually very loyal to scrubs or exfoliators and tend to just pick up the one that catches my eye in Boots or Superdrug when I've ran out of my current one, so when the Botanicals Gentle Facial Polish* dropped through my door I was excited to see if this was the one that I would finally love. Botanicals is a brand that uses natural and organic ingredients and they are certified by the Soil Association, which you can read more about here.

There are two options of the Facial Polish: Mandarin & Chamomile (for all skin types, especially normal, combination and sensitive skin) and Rose & Camellia (for normal to dry skin and mature skin types). I have combination skin, so I opted for the Mandarin & Chamomile Facial Polish as this sounded right up my street. This product aims to restore brightness to your skin and retain moisture balance and I'm always ready to try anything

Sleek Face Contour Kit

Sleek Face Contour Kit

Look at this beauty: Sleek Face Contour Kit. I’m so in love with this product, it’s unreal. I’ve been contouring my face everyday lately, as all the chocolates and cheese over Christmas seem to have gone straight to my face and this has given me cheekbones again!

First of all I’m going to touch on the packaging. I love the sleek (pun intended), black packaging that houses this product. It has a matte finish to it, which I think makes it look so classy and sophisticated and it’s really sturdy too. I also like the fact that it has a mirror in the lid as these always come in handy.

Inside the packaging is a matte bronzing powder and illuminating highlighting powder that compliment each other really well. I have the shade Light which is a perfect match for me, no matter if