The temps are warming up and you might be cleaning out clutter and giving your house a deep clean. This is also a great time clean out that make-up drawer.
Toss all the brushes you no longer use.
Give all your remaining brushes a good bath. Mix 2 parts antibacterial dish soap with 1 part olive oil. Rinse the brushes with warm water then dip them in the soap/oil mixture and rub into
the brush until the suds are makeup free. Rinse all soap and oil from the brushes and allow to dry. When cleaning and drying the brushes do it with the bristles angled down so the water doesn’t seep into the handle.
After all the brushes are dry get them organized. Some great options are rotating caddy’s or a few short square glass vases filled with a layer of small pebbles in the bottom to help the brushes stand upright.
Toss your old make-up, if you aren’t sure how if you should toss or not here are some good dates to print and keep handy.
- Powder blush, bronzer and eye shadows 2 years
- Cream eye shadow and blush 12-18 months
- Oil-free foundation 1 year
- Concealer 18 months
- Lip stick 1 year
- Lip gloss 2 years
- Pencil eye liner 2 years
- Gel eye liner 3 months
- Mascara 3 months
If you found that after going through the makeup you don’t know when you purchased consider keeping a permanent marker in your make up drawer so you can mark when you opened or write the date the makeup would need to be tossed.
To organize your make up you can use the small glass vases with pebbles or acrylic desk organizers if you keep your makeup in a drawer. Another space saving idea is to mount a cookie sheet or magnetic board and put magnets on back of makeup.
One of the most versatile beauty products can be found right in the produce aisle. Here are just a few ways you can use lemons as part of your beauty routine.
Even Skin Tone
If you notice the skin on your knees or elbows is dark rub half a lemon on them to even out your skin tone.
Lemon is great at removing dead skin cells, rub a little lemon juice on your lips before bed and wash it off in the morning.
Mix olive oil and lemon juice and soak nails to strengthen them and fade any yellowing that may have occurred from polish wear.
Prevent Oily Skin
Rub a cotton swab with lemon juice over your face before bed to help prevent oily skin. Rinse it off in the morning. Lemons have antibacterial qualities so this may also help with breakouts.
A mixture of lemon juice and baking soda can serve as a teeth whitener, only leave the solution on a minute to avoid the acid weakening the enamel of your teeth.
Bonus: Lemon extract is one of the 17 natural extracts in BabyFoot, helping to break down those dead skin cells to reveal the baby soft feet underneath.
Sandal season is quickly approaching, are you ready? You don’t have to pay a fortune for the perfect pedicure, here are some easy tips to get that perfect pedicure at home:
1. Use nail polish remover to remove any nail polish from nails.
2. Soak feet in warm soapy water for up to 5 minutes.
3. Rub exfoliating wash on feet and rinse in the warm water.
4. Use file to shape nails.
5. Apply cuticle oil to each nail and use cuticle pusher to gently push back cuticles.
6. Apply lotion to feet.
7. Use nail polish remover to remove the lotion residue from nails.
8. Apply top coat.
9. Apply 2 layers of polish.
10. Apply top coat.
Don’t forget to use Baby Foot to remove the dead cells from your feet every 2 months to keep your feet baby soft.