Hi lovelies! How I have missed you. I feel like it has been ages since I blogged - even though it was last week! If you haven't seen that post, then you should definitely take a peek here, cause it's a huge haul and I think you would like it.
I started school yesterday, it has been about 3 months since I had classes so I have to get use to listening, writing notes, do homework and just learn again. I will need to get more organised so that I can put up some posts while I'm also attenting school :) Right now I'm laying in bed under the covers feeling really tired but I just felt like blogging, so here is a new post for you all. This one is a little "how to.." or "How mlhauken does..".
I am a really bad brush cleaner, I often "forget" as I'm usually using the same products with the same brush, but it is really important to clean your brushes as some of the product will get build up and mixed with bacterias and nasties - and we do not want that on our faces as it can cause breakouts and impurities. So clean your brushes ladies. I would say that I clean my brushes once or twice a month, as I'm usually the only one using them. I really want to get better at spot cleaning too, so that I have a clean blending brush if needed.
Do let me know in comments how you spot clean your brushes and what you use to clean them with :)
So now for how I clean my brushes. I usually have a bunch to clean at the same time. So I line them up, get a towel, some shampoo and stand by the sink to have easy access to some water. This time I'm at my dad's so I used his shampoo, as this is a gentle one and mine is for treating frizzy and overworked hair, which I thought would be too much for cleaning brushes. I start of getting them wet and then I squeeze out some shampoo in my hand, about as much as I have in my hand on the picture. I then take the wet brush and start to rub it in the shampoo in my hand, put a little water on it and rub again. When you feel like all of the product is gone you simply just rinse it until all of the shampoo is out.
One thing you want to be careful with is that you never want to get water up passed the metal part on the brush, because it can soak into the brush, loosen the glue and then it will fall apart. Also, to make sure my brushes, especially the rounded ones, don't loose its shape I make sure to have the actual head of the brush hanging of the table on a towel - in this case a pretty turquoise one ;) I left mine to dry overnight, so I don't know exactly how fast they dry.
I think that was it! How do you clean your brushes and do you use shampoo or actual brush cleaning soaps? Let me know in the comments, as I'm quite curious on how others clean their brushes :)
Have a great day or night - where ever you are in the world!
Thanks so much for reading
Lot of love