5 Steps for a Clean Makeup Bag

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Spring is the perfect time for seasonal cleaning, and this year, make sure that cleaning includes your makeup bag. From expired lip gloss to ancient brushes, we recommend following these steps for de-cluttering your vanity. We know it’s a tedious process, but we tend to look on the bright side … the beauty-shopping spree you’ll get to do after!

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First, de-clutter your makeup bag. Take some time to sort through all your makeup and beauty products. Toss anything you don’t use anymore and read on to see our guide to figure out what products may be expired.

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Once a tube of your favorite mascara is open, oxygen affects the product and starts to collect bacteria. Ideally, every two to three months you should be replacing your mascara.

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Lipsticks and lip gloss typically last one year or less. To prolong the use of your favorite lippy, avoid sharing and dispose of them if they become dry or change color.

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Foundation should be replaced every 6 to 12 months. Keep your powders in a cool, dry place. Pressed powder has shelf life up to two years and loose powder can last up to three.

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Prolong the life of makeup brushes by using a cleanser once or twice a month. Once you notice hairs starting to fall out, it’s time to toss them.

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Then, figure out what’s missing. Too many eyeshadows and no more concealer? Make a list of what you no longer have. Finally, stock up on all the new must-haves you need (definitely the most fun part!).

Source: theglitterguide.com

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DIY Marbleized Easter Eggs

DSC_3087 We’ve heard of nail polish marbleized manicure, but how about Easter eggs? Let’s give it a try! eggs2 Items needed: 

  1. Drained Eggs
  2. Assorted nail polish, your choice of colors
  3. Wooden stick for stirring
  4. Water filled container / bowl
  5. Paper towel

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  1. Pour a few drops of each nail polish color onto the water surface. Be sure to experiment with the step as the order you pour the colors results in varying marbleization.
  2. Use a stick to swirl nail polish around.
  3. Carefully submerge the drained egg into the water until completely covered, then quickly pull out.
  4. Set egg aside to dry. Scoop out nail polish from water surface between eggs, and repeat steps 1-4 for each.
  5. Tip: create an egg drying rack like the one pictured by poking t-pins through a thick foam board, about 1.5-inches apart.

The end result is so beautiful and amazing. This is also a great family activities and reuse nail polishes that you no longer use. Will you try this fun diy project? Let us know in the comment below! Source: Camillestyles.com