How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

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So I have been cleaning my makeup brushes with Zote soap for about 8 months now and I love it. You can get Zote from the store in the laundry detergent isle because Zote has so many different uses. But I use it to clean my makeup brushes and it works wonders. It deep cleans and really helps my brushes stay nice. I have heard that if you add just a tad of oil like baby or olive oil or something to your brushes also it is suppose to make your brushes softer. But I haven’t tried that as of yet.

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Zote is a large pink bar of soap that you can crush up or break apart to make a larger amount of soap. However for me I just cut a sliver off and that usually cleans all of my brushes. I have had the same bar of soap for the entire 8 months since I have started using it. The bar is only .97 at Walmart which is even better. I haven’t found anything that was as affordable and still cleaned my brushes as well as Zote has. I have tried other actually more expensive brush washing exclusive soaps, as well as Johnson and Johnson baby soap and none have done as well as Zote has for me. The others have just been a waste of money, lol.

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To wash my brushes I take a brush and wet it throughly and then take a piece of soap and wet it in my other hand and rub the brush on the soap in a circular motion. I continue to do that until the suds turn white and the brush rinses clean. Then I rinse very well squeezing the bristles in my fingers to make sure all the soap is out of the brush. If you don’t rinse throughly it will leave a sticky residue on the brushes. Then I just repeat those steps until all the brushes are clean.

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I washed a few of my most used brushes so that I could show how I washed them. I also have a video up on youtube so you can see exactly what I do. My routine is super easy but all brush washing takes forever as all of us makeup girls know, lol. It took about 20 minutes to deep clean all the brushes I washed here but I hadn’t washed them in forever. (Bad I know, *sad face*). But they always come out looking new and better than they did before I washed them.

So overall I am loving using Zote as my go to makeup brush cleaner. It has worked wonderfully and I don’t see any issues with my brushes or the bristles feeling weird or hard or anything like that. So you should defiantly give it a try and let me know what you think. Comment below if you have ever tried it out.

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I hope you are having a beautiful Friday and that your ready for the weekend. I know I am, lol.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Review: AcneFree Advanced Cleansing Brush

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I was looking for a cleansing brush that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I have seen the Clarisonic all over the place with the popular bloggers and all over youtube but I just was not trying to spend $200 for a face brush. That just seems crazy to me lol.

So I was in Target looking for some new face wash and something to help with the acne I started to develop once I got pregnant. I came across the AcneFree Advanced Cleansing Brush and happened to have a coupon as well as it being on sale so I only paid about $14 for it. I thought it would be a great alternative to the pricier brushes and would help me figure out if I even liked using a face brush.

So I went home and got online and started looking up the brush and seeing others reviews on it before I tried it out. To my surprise a lot of people were comparing it to the CLarisonic and the Olay cleansing brushes. Which was funny because I hadn’t heard of any other brush besides the Clarisonic (one of the most expensive ones) go figure lol.

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It’s actually the perfect size for everyday and travel because its the size of your hand and it will fit in a small travel bag. It’s great for carry on bags as well. I’m not sure what size the others are but I can’t imagine they would be that much bigger. At least I hope not, lmao.

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So I started using the brush and honestly you never really realize how dirty your face is until you have scrubbed it clean with a spinning brush lol. Before I started using the brush I was just using my Neutrogena Makeup Remover Face Wipes, my Clearasil Fast Fix Acne Kit and at least once a week a cleansing mask. But still my face was dirty even after all that. The brush really deep cleans your face and gets all the dirt and oil out of your pores.

All in all the brush has really helped my skin. Within 2 weeks my acne was really clearing up and my face was looking brighter and feeling a lot better and less heavy (if that makes sense, lol). You can see what your makeup wipes and just washing your face leaves behind when you use the brush and at first I thought I just didn’t wash my face well that night but no morning or night your face is dirty whether you wore makeup or not and even if you didn’t go out that day at all.

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Over all I give this cleansing brush a 10/10 for me. It cleanses great and my skin has really gotten a lot better since using it for the last 3 months. You should definitely give it a try before buying one of those really expensive brushes just because others are getting it and raving about how awesome it is. Because honestly spending more doesn’t always mean your getting the best bang for your buck.

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So thats my review of the AcneFree Advanced Cleansing Brush. Stop by a Target or a store near you and grab one to try. You’ll be glad you did.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola