Day 12 of MY Beauty Secrets

The other day I was test driving some new products someone sent me as a gift. I applied the eye cream and facial moisturizer to a clean face that night.

In a matter of five minutes my face freaked out. It seems that something In them were not agreeing with me. My face didn’t want it on either.

I quickly took a wash cloth filled it with warm soapy water and washed my face. I removed all the products.

Next, I pat dried my skin.

I went to my kitchen and poured on a cotton round some whipping cream. That is all I had. I carefully applied it to my face and pat soothingly across my closed eyelids.

Milk or Cream for the Win!

I gently pat the milky cream on my entire face. I went to watch TV and allowed it to dry.

Within a few minutes… that cream rescued my skin! The flaming redness went down. The eyelids stopped swelling and I felt so relieved and felt better!

While I’m not a dermatologist I highly recommend if you are in a bind and some new skin care or makeup reacts badly in your skin. Try this DIY.

I think I will put this in my beauty secrets and tricks recipe book!

I did not remove the cream and went to sleep with the cream on. The next morning my face was no more red and felt so baby soft!

Don’t be a Dirty Girl!

I SEE many women’s cosmetic bags and makeup cases and I cringe at the sight of their makeup brushes and sponges!!!

I CAN’T believe how dirty they allow them to get.
All kinds of germs and more are doing the salsa on their brushes and sponges.
So bad I am afraid to touch them! Girls don’t realize how this affects the way your skin looks and your makeup too! Dirty brushes can even cause breakouts on your face too.Here is my recipe for cleaning your makeup brushes at home.

How To Clean your Makeup Brushes & Sponges:

Wet the brush 3/4 of the way at the metal collar.

Place a few drops of liquid soap in the palm of your hand. Gently rub the brush for at least 20 seconds .

Rinse brush thoroughly in lukewarm water until all the dirty watery residue comes out.

Add a few sprays of vodka diluted with distilled water (not tap) from a spray bottle. Press out the residue until all the residue comes out.Vodka can make your makeup brushes dry faster or you can use diluted rubbing alcohol.

Dry brushes on a paper towel at the edge of your counter over night.

Fresh as a daisy!

PS

YES, you can use a brush cleaner made with chemicals but this is just as good and on the cheap and chic.
Or you can use makeup brush cleaning wipes. Please do not use baby butt wipes. They are NOT meant for your beautiful makeup brushes and on your face they are meant for baby’s bottoms.They can fill your brush with things that will cause allergic reactions or make them greasy.

Stay tuned for my next blog on Makeup Brush Must Haves!

So in love with this nail lacquer!

in the cable Car- Pool OPI
Do you know what it means?

No,its not the name of that charming little boy character from the old Andy Griffith show.I am not sure how you spell his name from the show I do know that if one more person calls this iconic nail polish “O-Pee”, I think I am going to have to scream. It is pronounced by its letters OPI and it stands for….Odontorium Products Inc.
You see the first nail products were derived from the dental industry.The words comes from a Greek word meaning “of the mouth”.Think about it if it is good for your mouth it must be safe for your nails as well.That’s what an OPI representative shared with me.In fact I was told years ago that their first office was in a building that was a dental lab.

I’d like to think of the name standing for “OUTSTANDING,professional,individual because every time you have an OPI mani and pedi with a PRO that is what you are going to get. OPI nail techs and business owners LOVE and breathe all things OPI!

I so love OPI it is such a quality and fabulous nail polish.The colors come in a rainbow of shades.So many shades… so much value!

I am allergic to MOST nail lacquer and you might be too.
If you get itchy eyelids,cat scratch kind of marks on your eye lid area and face from touching your eyes and face from a new manicure or polish at home…You might be allergic to your current nail lacquer. What I discovered is that OPI works for me and my skin too!

No matter what your mood OPI has a hue for you!
This hot hue is a shade from the new San Francisco Collection isn’t it rich and gorgeous?

Nails have never been more in!
Paint the town red,pink or with flecks of gold too and have fun doing it.