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  • InMakeup

    The Brush Bar: Wash and Dry Makeup Brushes

    I love wearing makeup but when it comes down to washing my one million and one brushes it can be a hell of a deal. I’ve tried every method known to wash my brushes and leave them to dry; from using the palm of my hand and laying them to dry on napkins/towel to using the Brush Bar and the Brush Board.

    The Brush Bar

    What is the Brush Bar?

    The Brush Bar can be described as a smart tool that allows you to dry your makeup brushes without damaging and misshaping the bristles. It also doubles as an organizing tool for small brushes that can be stored away inside, and a holder for ready to use makeup brushes.
    The Brush Bar can hang up to 10 brushes per time to dry. This includes 2 large brushes, 6 medium brushes and 2 small brushes. The Brush bar is made from a sturdy material with a flip to it. The Brush Bar does not open fully but once open the prongs are accessible to be used.
    The Brush Bar retails for US$38. It is available in matte black and comes in a velour carrying case.

    The Brush Bar: Wash and dry makeup brushes
    The Brush Bar

    How to Use the Brush Bar?

    1.     Find the thumb indentation on the brush Bar and POP open the lid.

    2.     Once open FLIP the Brush Bar upside down to allow the prongs to flip out.

    3.     After the prongs flip out, SNAP the Brush Bar shut and place on a flat surface such as the edge of a vanity, sink, desk, counter or any desired area.

    4.     Between each prong PUSH your brushes into them, allowing the bristles to point downward to dry.  

    The Brush Board: Wash and Dry Makeup Brushes

    What is the Brush Board?

    The Brush Board is a makeup brush exfoliator that helps to deep clean between bristles for a quicker clean. The Brush Board is rectangular in length and has a finger size circle for the perfect hold, and two sides with 6 different patterns. Each pattern has their own benefit; the cylinders, pyramids, cone, triangular prism, ridges, and waves.

    The Patterns and Uses

    ·        Cylinders – the cylinder patterns give the beauty tool a gentle and effective clean wash. I use this mainly for eyeshadow brushes.
    ·        Pyramids – this pattern has 4 edges and a point to offers each beauty tool the deepest clean; perfect for foundation brushes.
    ·        Cones – the cone pattern deep cleans as well as comb through bristles to separate for faster drying time.
    ·        Triangular Prism – has 3 edges for a medium scrub; perfect for powder brushes.
    ·        Ridges – this pattern has dual purposes. It can be used as a scrubber and/or scraper.
    ·        Waves – this pattern also serves as a scrubber and scraper but in waves.
    The Brush Board Retails for US$28 and comes with a green velour case.


    The Brush Bar and Brush Board are perfect tools for keeping makeup tools clean and dry. The Brush Board helps to get out the unnecessary gunk between each bristle leaving makeup brushes clean and smelling good. As for the Brush Bar, it holds brushes securely in place for drying and easy usage. The Brush Bar prongs have a decent grip and it holds any brand brushes. I have tried a variety brand of brushes with different handles and all fit securely in the sizable prong.

    Tips for best usage

    ·        Apply brush cleanser to selected pattern along with a splash of water prior brush cleansing.
    ·        Use a gentle swirling motion or back and forth to cleanse bristles.
    ·        Alternate between the different surface patterns for a more intense deep clean.
    ·        Rinse bristles with warm water while swirling.
    ·        Dry and hang Brush Bar in a dry place after us

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  • InSkin Care

    Blogger’s Beauty Brawl: 10 Days of Summer – Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel Off Mask

    Not every day I will do a face mask but when I do I want a product that will show me results immediately or in a matter of 3 days. The Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask is a clear green gooey gel-like substance that dries 10-15 minutes after applying to the skin. It can be easily removed by peeling the layer of dried product from the skin and rinsing to get the remains off if any. It does not hurt to peel off and it is recommended not to be used on the eye area, eyebrows, or the hairline.

    Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask

     The Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask helps to clarify and renews the skin from impurities. It has a thick consistency but spreads easily when smooth unto face. I use my fingertip to apply and I find it to be less messy. The product has a light refreshing scent of cucumbers and a slight smell of alcohol.

    If the mask is not dried completely then you will have a difficult time trying to peel it off from the skin. I would recommend rinsing off the product. Especially, if you don’t want to keep on the mask long enough to prevent excessive drying out of the skin.
    My Ratings
    Blogger's Beauty Brawl - Freeman Cucumber Peel Off Mask
    My face felt soft, smooth and refresh after peeling off the mask. It is not super hydrating, so I follow up with a moisturizer.
    The Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask peels off in one piece and not small pieces. This makes it easy and fun to use.

    The product comes in a soft green coloured tube bottle. It has a flip cover which makes the product easy to squeeze out. The peel-off mask is inexpensive; it retails from a range of $3-$7 depending on location. It can be used for normal/combo skin types.

    Also, check out this blogger reviews on her selection of products.
  • InSkin Care

    Blogger’s Beauty Brawl: 10 Days of Summer – Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser

    One does not simply go to bed without using a cleanser for proper removal of makeup from the face. I like to remove my makeup by using makeup wipes or micellar water. After using any of the mentioned product I like to follow up with a cleanser.
    The Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser is a gentle pearly gel-like texture cleanser, it gives off a soft lather and it helps to rid the makeup from the skin. I purchased it using Amazon Prime Pantry, so I got it for the lost cost of $4.22. I checked the price at several other resellers like Walmart and the price varies; however, it is a very inexpensive makeup remover in a bottle.
    Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser

    The Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser eliminates all traces of stubborn makeup from the skin. I only had difficulties removing makeup from my eye area and lips which I would normally use a makeup wipe to rid the makeup. At the very first wash, I was able to remove excess amount of makeup from my skin. I follow up with a second wash to remove makeup from my hairline and other areas. My skin felt immediately fresh and clean. Afterwards, I followed up with Witch Hazel Toner and there was little to no makeup residue left to remove from my skin on the cotton pad. I have very sensitive skin and I did not experience any signs of redness, stinging or burning in my eye area.

    Product Ratings for Neutrogena One Step Cleanser
    Blogger's Beauty Brawl - Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser
    I use the Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser by pumping the cleanser in my wet hands 1-2x and by massaging the product into my skin. It immediately helps to break down the makeup and I was able to rinse away the product from my skin.
    The product comes in a 5.2 fl oz (153 ml) pump size clear blue bottle.  

    Which product do you use to remove your makeup?

    Also, check out this blogger reviews on her selection of products.
  • InSkin Care

    Spring Skin Care Routines For All Skin Types

    Spring is a great time for your skin. The weather isn’t as hot as summer or as cold as winter, and the air has just the perfect humidity that you need to keep your skin refreshed. However, this doesn’t mean that you can totally let yourself go. There are some skin care routines that you can employ this spring to ensure your skin is radiant no matter your skin type. Let’s look at some tips for maintaining refreshing skin this spring.

    spring and your skin

    Give yourself a HydraFacial: Most of the work your beauty your skin derives is from hydration. Therefore, health professional’s advice that you drink a lot of water. It makes your skin supple and receptive to the skincare products that you are using. When you get a HydraFacial treatment, it combines exfoliation, hydration and cleansing of the skin. It also helps to provide your skin with the antioxidants that it needs as well as peptides. HydraFacial is essential because they brighten and provide moisture to the skin, and this creates a natural glowing effect.
    Exfoliate from time to time: Having great skin is one thing, but you also need to take some time out to manage the skin from time to time. You need to exfoliate daily to provide your skin the refreshing vibe it needs. It is important to note that daily exfoliants are different from regular exfoliants. A regular exfoliating treatment would be too harsh to use daily. However, daily exfoliating treatments would help your skin to maintain a natural glow. Also, to keep your skin youthful you can use a collagen face cream.
    Microdermabrasion helps: Microdermabrasion treatments help a lot to remove the dull skin on your body. Dead skin cells are eliminated, and the skin cells underneath are left to reveal lighter and more refreshed skin. This would add to a further glow, and would make your skin look as radiant as ever. After the procedure, you have to really hydrate the skin.
    Eat well, and get a diet with oils and fats: Your skin is the outer reflection of whatever is going on inside your body. Eating a good diet would supply your skin with the vitamins and minerals it needs to maintain a glow. Oils and fats help to feed the hypodermics, which is the fat layer of the human skin, and this makes your skin glow like never. It is also important to drink a lot of water.
    Always wash your face before bed: Don’t forget to wash off your makeup before you go to bed. Wash with warm water even if you had no makeup before and wipe with a clean towel.
    Taking these steps would ensure your skin is fresher than ever this spring.

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    Author Bio:

    Stubborn and optimistic 🙂 Want to live my life to the fullest and learn every day something new.

    I’m very interested in healthy living and efficient skin care solutions as I consider the way you look influences the way you fell and makes your journey through life more beautiful. I am fascinated about how skin care products are able to make you look better and younger, so I love blogging about it 🙂

    Other interests: fitness, DIY, traveling, hitchhiking

    Fav Quote: “Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainty, imperfectly, magically LIVED.”
    ― Mandy Hale

  • InHair

    Budget Friendly: Natural Hair Care

    This budget friendly natural hair care guide will fit right into your budget whether you are unemployed, college student, intern, living on a fixed or low income, a struggling single mom or just plain ole cheap; trying to take care of their hair while spending less. I have compiled a few budget friendly natural hair care regimen that will match right into your budget and have you taking better care of your hair at a very low cost, no more excessive spending on hair care items. If you consider yourself as a part of this list or simply just looking for new techniques then read more to learn how to care for your hair on a budget. 

    To Cleanse the Hair: DIY African Black Soap Shampoo

    African Black soap is good for the entire body. It can be used to deep clean the hair from impurities as well as for dry skin and acne scars. To lower the ph level of the black soap simply add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or pure Aloe Vera. Black Soap is available to be purchased online, at local health stores or beauty supply store. The authentic black soap comes in a huge chunk of brown and cream. Before purchasing black soap ensure to read the label to identify that you are purchasing the pure black soap. For best usage cut the black soap into smaller chunk sizes and allow it to sit overnight in warm water.

    How to make African Black Soap Shampoo


    1 cup of filtered water

    1 tablespoon of liquid black soap

    1/2 tablespoon ACV or 1/4 cup of pure Aloe Vera gel

    Tea Tree (preservative)

    Coconut Oil (optional)


    1. Shave or grate the African Black Soap into smaller pieces
    2. Add warm water to transfer the Black Soap to liquid form
    3. Let it sit until dissolved 
    4. Add Aloe Vera and oils (optional)
    5. Stir mixture and store in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator 
    6. Shake before each use.

    Hair Tip: Always follow up with conditioner after washing hair.

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    For softer and more manageable hair try this home DIY hair deep conditioning treatment. These ingredients are probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet already. You won’t have to spend an extra buck. 

    DIY Hair Deep Conditioning Treatment

    2 tablespoon of pure honey
    1/2 cup filtered water
    2 tablespoon glycerin
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 egg yolk


    1. Blend honey, egg yolk, water and glycerine mix until combined. 
    2. Pour olive oil in until the mixture becomes smooth.
    3. Place on wet hair and allow to sit for 30 mins. Rinse hair with cold water. 

    Hair Tip: After rinsing out the conditioner you will need to add products that will help the hair to retain moisture.

    Leave-in Conditioner: Shea Butter and Glycerin

    1. Melt Shea Butter by using warm water
    2. 1 tbsp glycerin to the desired amount melted shea butter 
    3. Blend together until the product becomes creamy.
    4. Apply to hair while soaking wet

    Shea butter can be used alone or mixed with another ingredient such as oil for leave-in.

    Budget Friendly Natural Hair Care Products for Styling

    Do single strand twist or flat twist on wet hair with hair oil (grease) or beeswax. When the hair dries loose to achieve your twist out style with a super definition. 

    Flaxseed Gel

    Buy organic flaxseed and look up videos on YouTube that teaches how to make your own flaxseed gel. 

    Aloe Vera Gel

    If you live in the Caribbean most time we will have Aloe Vera plant growing in our yard, or if not they are available for purchase as low as a $1 at any local or West Indian, Latino and Mexican grocery store produce aisle, Walmart and Home Depot also carry these products. One stem can last 2-3 months. Refrigerate leftovers for next use. If buying the Aloe Vera gel check if it’s pure and contains no alcohol. 

    Conditioning Caps

    As a substitute collect plastic sacks from the grocery store and use it to create a conditioning cap for when deep treating hair. 

    I hope you make use of these budget-friendly ideas especially when you are unable to splurge on yourself but still wanna look good and maintain healthy hair. What are you budget friendly natural hair care tips?

    What are you budget friendly natural hair care tips? 

    budget friendly natural hair care

    Budget Friendly: Natural Hair Care

  • InBeauty

    Proper Cleaning to Extend the life of Beauty Gadgets

    The outside beauty starts with the cleanliness. Look around and consider how much beauty gadgets and tools we use every day. From the simple tweezers or razors to the expensive hair straighteners, you need to take care of everything to keep it functioning properly. Nobody likes a skin rash, caused by the bacteria, which are stuffing your facial brushes. Sanitize your beauty gadgets and extend their life by using very simple and efficient methods. No matter if you are a “Barbie-girl”, who spends hours in front of the mirror, or you are a housewife, everybody uses these instruments. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information about how to deal with some of the most widely-spread tools. Read more

  • InMakeup

    Bom Beauty Cosmetics Brush and Sponge Cleaning Tool Review

    Bom Beauty Cosmetics Brush

    Bom Beauty Cosmetics Brush and Sponge Cleaning Tool

    Makeup Brush and Makeup Sponge Cleaner

    If you are a makeup junkie like myself you would know that keeping your tools clean can be a great deal of work since it takes a lot of time to remove residue from brushes and sponges and you might end up putting off cleaning your makeup tools day after day. 

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  • InMakeup

    How to Clean Makeup Brushes

    daily brush cleaner

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    How often do you clean your makeup brushes? 

    This practice should not be overlooked, as it is one of the most important things we should do before reusing of makeup tools. Makeup brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria and natural oils that transmits onto your brushes; every time they come into contact with your skin. Especially if you use them on clients; it is possible that you are picking up germs and transferring them to the skin. Washing makeup brushes should be a regular part of one’s beauty routine; whether by doing it daily or weekly but not monthly. When you use makeup brushes bits of makeup, oil dirt and even bacteria often times get trapped between the brush bristles. Taking proper care of your makeup brushes can prevent clogged pores and pesky breakouts; it also helps to maintain the quality of your brush. So learning how to clean the brushes properly is one of the best ways to protect your investment. 

    Cleaning makeup brushes is very quick and easy. For daily cleaning one can purchase a daily brush cleaner and by spraying it on the brushes after each use will help to maintain the brushes. For once a week, a deep cleaning treatment is required. (Note that brushes will need more time to dry after deep cleaning). 

    Wash your brushes preferably at night and allow them to dry so they will be ready for the next day, or right after you apply your makeup. You just want to make sure you allow enough time for them to dry thoroughly before using.

    Follow these steps to learn how to deep clean makeup brushes

    You will need
    ·         A shallow bowl 
    ·         Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo
    ·         Olive oil
    ·         Water
    ·         Paper Towel or clean cloth


    1.     Run your brushes under lukewarm water, rinse out all of the makeup residues. Focus mainly on the actual bristles and avoid water to get close to the handle; as this can loosen the glue that holds the bristles.
    2.     Fill the bowl with lukewarm water and add a small amount of shampoo and olive oil then gently swirl the brush tip in the water. You can also swirl the brush bristles in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
    3.      Rinse the brush bristles under running water and repeat steps 2 and then rinse until the water runs clear from the brush bristles.
    4.     Use a cloth or paper towel to wipe brush clean, and reshape bristles as you go.
    5.     Lay the brushes flat on a cloth or paper towel to dry.

    There are also specially formulated brush cleaning shampoo on the market, that can be purchased online or in stores. A gentle clarifying or baby shampoo will do the trick though.

    Cinema Brush Cleaner
    Sephora, M.A.C & e.l.f brush cleaners
    Brush Cleaning Tips
    ·         To clean the handle of the brush, use rubbing alcohol to disinfect the handles
    ·         Apply clear nail polish over the numbers or names that are written on the brush, so they will not wear off and brushes will be easier to be identified
    ·         To keep brushes feeling soft use a small amount of conditioner and massage it gently into the bristles, rinse with lukewarm water and lay flat to dry.

    How to Clean Makeup Brushes
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