Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pretty Pretty Princess

Do y'all remember that game? Its a game after my own heart! A girl can NEVER have too many accessories! (Although SOME may beg to differ). Have you heard of Birchbox? I've seen it on a few blogs and it looked SO fun! What it is - per THEIR website 

Discover Beauty Better

Four to five hand-picked deluxe samples delivered to your door for $10 per month.

Here you will see photo's from my last months Birchbox (I know, late in posting!). WHO doesn't love getting mail that ISN'T a bill?!?! Visit their website here IF ya decide you want to try it for a month, let me know so I can get in on the refer a friend points (which YOU can do too once you become a member!!). 

This very funny pic of me is showing my girls the sample of Joer Moisturizing lipgloss in Birchbox pink. I really don't ever wear pink lip gloss and even though this one looked BRIGHT pink it was a gorgeous complimentary shade that was sheer with a hint of pink! So awesome that I think I may order a fill size one (and the good news is its FREE shipping).

My last blog post was all about eating well in the new year....beautiful from the inside out! Now we're working on beautiful from the outside out! By proper prepping.....A GREAT make-up job starts with great brushes. I know it may seem a lil crazy to invest such big bucks in something you can't apply and see BUT it does make a difference in the application. Pictured below are brushes from the bare minerals line.

They were worth EVERY penny as I have had them for over 3 years. I started to notice that they felt hard and bristle-y when I used them....So I got to thinking it may just be time to clean them. In the past I have used Johnson's Baby Magic baby wash ( I just LOVE that smell) but didn't have any on hand. So I used dishsoap and it worked like a CHARM!!  How to? So glad you asked....I put a dollop of soap in the palm of my hand, dampened the brush and began swirling in the palm of my hand (SO WISH I HAD TAKEN PICS OF THIS PROCESS). You will begin to see all the make-up coming off....gingerly rinse the soap off. Swipe across a paper towel a few times and lay flat to dry (you will notice I placed the Large Kabuki brush standing up as its so full). Let dry at least 24 hours before use. WOW!! Smooth and soft again! Share your fave beauty tip with me - I'd LOVE to try something new! And don't forget, if YOU want to sign up for Birchbox, leave me your email and I will "refer-a-friend".

1 comment:

Makaila said...

Look at YOUR pearls!!!! :) Love them! I've never thought to use Johnson's baby magic to wash my brushes. What a sweet smell that would be. I'm going to try it!