Make Up Brush Makeover

Sunday is one of those days where you can chill out, get over Saturday night antics, catch up with friends or do a few tasks that you don’t get around to throughout your busy week.

Today, I have done all of the above! Last night was one of my best friend Stacey’s birthday nights out, so me and the girls went for a meal and a few quiet drinks…ahem… Therefore, this morning was a write off.

However this afternoon, myself and Kathryn went to The Village hotel in Hull, where we had a 5 COURSE Sunday Roast, which was lovely, and a gossip before planning some new reviews for you all. The list is extremely long, so bare with us, but we have some amazing products in the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled!

As some of you know, I love watching bloggers on YouTube such as Tanya Burr, Zoella and Fleur De Force, and an exciting thing for all YouTubers and bloggers happened this week when Tanya Burr launched her lips and nails range on feelunique.com! As soon as they were released, I got online and bought a lip gloss and nail varnish so that review will be online as soon as possible! As a fellow blogger, she knows what makes a great product so I’m sure they’re going to be brilliant and I can’t wait to tell you all about the range!

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Another exciting development for The Kats Paws is we now have a Facebook page! Visit http://www.facebook.com/thekatspaws to ‘like’ us and keep up to date with all our latest posts!

So, back onto the subject of Sunday tasks…

As I was applying my make up this morning, I noticed just how rank some of my brushes had become. They definitely needed a good clean!

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Not everyone has a make up brush cleaner, and a lot on the market are pretty expensive! I once read on Zoella’s blog about how she used Dove Hand Wash to clean her brushes so decided to test out a process that can be used with products found in your bathroom to see if it works as well as a cleaner.

You can also use a Baby Shampoo or gentle clarifying shampoo- nothing too heavy to weigh down the bristles though!

It’s also worth mentioning to clean your brushes AFTER applying your make up for the day, as they need a good few hours to naturally dry.

You’re supposed to wash your brushes every single week, to avoid wiping old make up and bacteria around your face, which can cause spots and claggy make up – never a good look.

Step One:

Choose your cleaning product! I decided to give Imperial Leather Japanese Spa Nourishing Hand Wash a go, as it is moisturising and smells gorgeous!

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Step Two:

Rinse the brush under warm water to get the excess make up off. If you’re anything like me, the water will run a questionable colour!

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Step Three:

Pump a small amount of the cleaning product onto the palm of your hand. The amount also depends on the size of the brush; obviously you will need more for a large powder brush than a crease brush or eyebrow brush.

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Step Four:

Massage the bristles on your palm in small circular motions to deep clean the brush, and watch as the hand wash foams and turns a lovely orange/ brown/ pink colour!

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Step Five:

Rinse the brush under lukewarm running water until clear, then lay them down on paper towels to dry!
Don’t stand them us, as the water will run down into the handles and leave them stagnant and unclean!

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Voila! Your brushes are practically brand new 🙂

Love, Emily xxx

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