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Monday with Maria DIY: Make-up Brush Cleanser

The biggest staple of a make-up collection for a girl are her brushes. Even if you’re not a “beauty guru,” brushes are a must. Think of it this way, it’s like telling Picasso to paint a great work of art with a kindergartners paint brush.

Brush cleansers can run anywhere from $13-$50 depending on the brand. Today I will show you how to make your own make-up brush cleanser. Now you may not think that you need it, but it is actually really gross how much dirt and bacteria are in your make-up brushes.

These are the supplies you need:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: the soap will dry out the brushes by itself, the oil will allow the moisture to be restored in the brushes

Any antibacterial soap: this is to kill any bacteria on the brushes

This is the brush I use the most. It is the e.l.f. professional Total Face Brush. I use it for my powder as well as bronzer. It is a fantastic brush!

First put the antibacterial soap on a plate.

Then add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Start swirling the brush around in the soap and oil mixture. Sadly, the discoloration isn’t from the brown brush, but rather the dirt and caked in make-up. Gross!

Then rinse!

When you leave it to dry, hang it upside down. You don’t want any water getting into the shaft of the brush because it will cause the glue to loosen and the hairs to fall out.

When you use your make-up brushes, which I do every day, the make-up and bacteria from the day before is re-applied  to your face over and over again.

With the New Year just starting it’s good to start fresh with some clean brushes and a clean face!

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Winter Lipstick Diaries pt III – RASPBERRY

I just recently got this color in the mail (thanks Mom & Dad!!) and it is fantastic! Rich Raspberry (6718) from ELF’s mineral collection is my new favorite lip color.

I think I’m starting to get better as far as the sinus infection/cold goes. I still don’t really have a voice, but I’d rather only be a little better than worse! The 15 hours of sleep I got last night helped, I’m sure!

It just so happens that this beautiful lipstick perfectly matches this thrifted tee I bought (thanks again for your advice, Maria), these new leggings from Forever 21 I bought on Wednesday and the belt I stole from Katrin! Yes, I tucked a shirt into my leggings. Get over it. Happy New Years Eve!

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Winter Lipstick Diaries pt I – RED

Totally listening and dancing to “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse and “Pretty Girls” by Iyaz during these photos. (and maybe singing along)

F – A – V – O – R – I – T – E

(with ELF Celebrity and Glamorous eye shadows)

Almay Vitality #36 (they don’t make it any more!)

YES, the giveaway is still open! Find out how you can win a present from Urban Decay HERE! And YES, there are still spots left to win the Twitter guaranteed prize!

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Video Review of ELF and Outfit

So that’s the first video I ever made having to do with makeup! Yay! I forgot to mention the nail polish I’m wearing in the video is one of the ones I got in the Purple Trio. I don’t know what it’s called, though. It’s the lightest of the 3. Ugh, fine, I’ll go look it up. It’s called “Mod Mauve.” The darkest is on my toes right now, too. I like it!

Here’s the full outfit I was wearing in the video, headed out to a little bakery in Pasadena! (plus a white sweater, which isn’t shown).

Dress: Urban Outfitters, Nail Polish: Mod Mauve by ELF, Twizzlers: Package from parents! <3

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E.L.F. Package (!!)

Guess who got her makeup today! Yay!

You can click this photo to see it larger if you want. I don’t normally do that with my photos. Keep scrolling for a delicious photo sampler of the makeup! More to come by the end of the week–I’m hoping to maybe even get a video. I’m in LOVE.

ELF Liquid Eyeliner in Cobalt (4214) and Black (4203). These are only lining the top lash.
ELF Barely Bitten (6705) and Natural Nymph (67151) Lipsticks
ELF Body Shimmer in Golden Glow (86614), Cosmic Coral (86612) and Mystic Moonlight (86611)
ELF Cream Eyeliner in Gunmetal (81157 – lining the bottom lash on bottom left eye) and Black (81160 – lining the bottom lash on top right eye)
ELF Eye Primer in Sheer (7501) and Golden (7504)
ELF Natural Lash Kit in Black (1713). I’m still awful at putting on these. I’ll get better and report back!
ELF Hollywood False Lashes Kit (86001)
ELF Purple Trio Nail Polish (1529)
ELF Dramatic Eyes Kit (35028)

It was so exciting to get this package! I hope you like the photos and remember to come back later this week sometime for a video.

Both my eyes had different makeup on, teehee!

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E.L.F. Order!

A mini-update because I just ordered some make-up on E.L.F. and I CAN’T WAIT to get it! They’re have a 50% off sale for some of their makeup. Let’s just say I got a $50 order half off!!

So excited! Below is a list of what I purchased. I’ve been needing new makeup, but some of this is also for the Halloween costume upon which I’ve already decided. More about that on Monday! Hope the weekend’s going well!

You can search any of these product numbers on the E.L.F. website (http://eyeslipsface.com) and it’ll pull up all the colors and versions of the product.

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Goodnight Summer

Summer is drawing to a close and as such, I wanted to give a kind of tribute to the bronzes and light colors that I’ve used on many a weekend trip.

Here I used my E.L.F. Sassy, Earthy and Chestnut eye shadows and lined the top lid with a pink/brown liquid eyeliner from Almay. The bottom lid is lined with the Sassy eye shadow. Lips are Body Shop & E.L.F. lip balm (with a Burt’s Bees base, of course.)

E.L.F. Makeup Review

Summary: Buy it. Buy it all.

A couple months ago, my friend from work introduced me to E.L.F. makeup. She told me how inexpensive their makeup is, yet how wonderfully it works. Never one to not try things, I bought a couple of the basic things and some of their eye shadows. I can tell you I used to use bareMinerals and I am now converted.

The brushes are soft, the makeup makes my skin feel nice–it stays on all day and I can say that since I bought it in May, I haven’t stopped using this!

They had a sale going for 10 free eye shadows, so I ordered quite a few. I have to say, however, I only use Glamorous on a frequent basis. I don’t really use a lot of eye shadow. I also purchased just a matte pink, black and chestnut from their studio line, which I do use daily to make sure my eyelids don’t look vein-y or oily.
This is how I wear the Glamorous and the Muted Mauve eye shadows (eyeliner is from their studio line)! I would definitely say I love the brand. It’s inexpensive, but performs just as well as the more known brands. I also bought a pair of their tweezers (absolutely amazing, I mean, better than Tweezerman’s $25 tweezers and they’re only $1!) I also bought some of their nail polish (the mint color is in my header photo!), hand lotion, hand sanitizer, nail polish remover pads, foundation wedges, nail filers, brow brush and compact mirror–all with NO complaints whatsoever!! Yay!