BLOG RATING: B I was cleaning mine last night with my trusty bar o' Burt's Bees soap when I realized that the 10 minutes I spend every day washing my brushes add up to more than an hour a week. That's four hours a month, 48 hours per year, or TWO FULL DAYS spent washing dirty makeup...

Do other people's opinions on your makeup influence you? If so, to what degree? If not, what do you say? If I know I'm going to a family function or to my parents' all day long, I don't make a big to-do with makeup. My parents are totally supportive of the blog, and so they wouldn't have a...

Regularly cleaning your makeup brushes is key to healthy skin and a smooth makeup application. Makeup brushes can harbor bacteria and dirt which can lead to breakouts. Makeup brushes also absorb body oils and dead skin cells so they need to be cleaned to preserve the life of the brushes. It is...

How do you organize your makeup collection? Share pictures if you have 'em! :) I have a few rolling carts with pull out drawers that I use for brands I don't access as often (in the living room), and then I use an Ikea Besta system to house brands and products I access often (which has a...

Every time I say the name of Tarte's new $49 QVC exclusive kit, "What Has Your Makeup Done For You Lately?" (a $160 value) I think of this old-school Janet Jackson jam... I find it really funny that I can't remember the last name of that boy I dated for three months in my freshman year in...

New York Fashion Week kicks off today, but don't fret if your front row invites got lost in your inbox — even fashion week's oldest hats know it's really just all about the parties anyway. And if there's anything guaranteed to get your joints moving on this icy February morning, it's Marc...

The price, the nifty rollerball for using under your eyes, the generous eye cream sample, and all the essentials for a healthy makeup look. What more could you possibly want for just shy of $50? It's a deal! The Tarte What Has Your Makeup Done for You Lately Set is available now at...

It's always frustrating when you spend at least half of an hour perfecting your make-up, only to have it smudge or wear off mid-way through the evening. Here are some simple ways to help maintain your makeup all night. If smudged eyeliner is your problem, make sure to buy a waterproof brand,...

It's super duper important to clean your makeup brushes regularly, but it's just one of those tasks that can just as be easily forgotten about. It's crucial to do in order to prevent the spread of bacteria and breakouts by cleaning your brushes, which also helps to condition the hairs on...

This is a cautionary tale for those of you who don't think your makeup brushes need to be washed every 2 – 4 weeks depending on how much you use them. Just like your mascara shouldn't be kept longer than a 4 to 6 weeks – the growth of bacterial in the dark and damp tubes can only be kept at...

 

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