My Makeup Brush Cleansing Routine + Mini Review of the Brush Egg

I take the hygiene of my makeup brushes seriously because quite frankly, clean and bacteria-free brushes make for better application and less breakouts. I’ve developed a brush cleansing routine that I follow every week or 2 weeks, depending on the frequency of the usage of my brushes, that I thought I’d share with you guys. So here goes!IMG_3148

 

You will need:
•Used & dirty/partially-cleansed makeup brushes
•Baby Shampoo
•A container that will be used solely for cleansing brushes
•Hot water
•A brush egg (optional)
•Rubybox’s Fresh in A Flash Brush Cleanser (optional)

So as I’ve mentioned in my previous post, in between and just before my makeup brush deep cleanses, I use the Rubybox Fresh in A Flash Brush Cleanser which I love and adore and swear by. Unfortunately, it’s only a temporary fix hence the need for the regular makeup brush deep cleanse. But if you don’t have/can’t afford the brush cleanser, that’s okay, just get straight into the deep cleansing.

All you’ve got to do is fill 3/4’s of your container/cup with hot water, add a few drops of baby shampoo and mix together with your brush. I’m a huge fan of Organics Kids Strawbelicious Shampoo+Conditioner, it’s mild and gentle and smells heavenly too. Anyway, eventually your sweet smelling and gentle shampoo and hot water will become homogenous, then you shall stop swirling your brush and leave to soak for 10minutes. And once the 10 minutes are up, I usually rinse my brush and swipe it up and down my palm to remove any soapiness or makeup.

However, I’ve recently started using the brush egg, instead of my palm and I am loving it! All I do, is just run the brush over the brush egg a few times whilst under the free flowing stream of water – it’s really that simple.IMG_3149
If you’ve never used a brush egg before, it really helps to get in between the bristles and it removes any residue that the makeup or shampoo may have left behind. It truly is a wonderful tool and a must-have for any makeup junkie like me! Some people even use it on it’s own, as in no soaking in a shampoo+water mixture, and have seen good results too ( I still think deep cleansing is more beneficial though).IMG_3150

I ordered my original Brush Egg from the fairly new Mirror Mirror, you can check them out here and purchase one too if you’d like!

And that’s it. That’s my makeup brush cleansing routine which is pretty simple and easy to follow, so I’m hoping I inspired at least a few of you guys to get cleansing! Btw, do lookout for my next OOTD post which will feature the Chinese-collared abaya from DamasqI’ve been down with a rather unfortunate case of conjunctivitis aka pink-eye, so I haven’t been able to shoot any OOTD posts – it should be up by next week Friday/Saturday!

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Event: 27 Pinkx High Tea

Last Thursday night, a few of us Durban bloggers were lucky enough to attend the Durban launch of 27 Pinkx. A night of socializing and tea-drinking was on the agenda, and it was such fun!

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I’m sure you all know everything that there is to know about 27 Pinkx, and if you don’t, then where have you been all this time? 27 Pinkx is the brainchild of sisters Khatija and Anjum Ahmed. These ladies are super talented and sell everything from makeup brushes to cosmetics and even the much sought after Acrylic Makeup Organizers. If you love pink, makeup and all things girly then you will definitely love 27 Pinkx.

Okay, so let me tell you about our spectacular Thursday evening. The event was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, and honestly, 27 Pinkx and Danielle couldn’t have chosen a better venue for our oh-so-girly High Tea. As we sat down to enjoy a cup of tea, or hot chocolate in my case, we were able to look out through the glass doors and watch the amazing sunset. And as day turned into night, we really watched the venue transform. By night, as the crystal chandeliers shone brightly, the venue morphed into one that just exuded glamour, elegance and sophistication. It was the perfect setting for our High Tea.

Yummeh Hot Chocolate

Yummeh Hot Chocolate

Not the clearest pic, but this was the best I could do :D

Not the clearest photo, but this was the best I could do 😀

The stunning setup at the High Tea

The stunning setup at the High Tea

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Image courtesy of Priya

Image courtesy of Priya

Image courtesy of Priya :)

Image courtesy of Priya 🙂

 

The High Tea proved to be a great opportunity for us to get to know Khatija (half of 27 Pinkx) and Danielle (PR) , who are both extreme sweethearts just by the way! We got to chat to them about all things 27 Pinkx and makeup related and about everything and anything else! I really enjoyed all the socializing that I got up to, especially with my fellow Durban bloggers who are always fun to be around. Whilst the ladies munched on some macaroons and the rest of the treats available, I got a chance to play around with the 27 Pinkx eye and lip palettes. From all of the palettes, the Naughty palette has to be my favourite. The shadows contained are all neutral and totally suitable for olive skin tones. What I love most about it though, is that it has matte shadows for day and shimmery ones for night – a total yay for versatile palettes!

27 Pinkx Co-owner - Khatija. Picture courtesy of Priya :)

27 Pinkx Co-owner – Khatija. Picture courtesy of Priya 🙂

The super sweet Danielle

The super sweet Danielle

My fav palette

My fav palette

Swatches

Swatches

 

We also got to take home a set of their amazing brushes which I absolutely adore! The white ones are made from pony hair and the black ones are synthetic but they both work equally as great! Total awesomeness!
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All in all, I had an amazing time socializing and playing around with the makeup. Thank you Danielle and 27 Pinkx for having us! If you want to see more of what 27 Pinkx has to offer, go on and check them out here. Also, if you love the brush set as much as I do, you might want to keep an eye on my blog (perhaps, on Sunday?) – I’ve got a set to give away to one lucky fish 😀

Raeesa