Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Bellabox February 2015
This month's box was so dismal but I thought I'd share with you anyways.  The only thing worth mentioning is the one thing not pictured here and it was the free inclusion of the March Cosmo magazine.  I could've bought that for $9 instead of paying $15 for this bunch of crap to be mailed to me.  Blue nailpolish... seriously.... I'm not 12.  Unsubscribing as we speak....

Am I being too harsh, what do you think?

Kayte xx

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Did you know your mascara needs to be thrown out after 3 months?  Once your mascara starts to dry out and/or get clumpy it starts to become a breeding ground for bacteria which of course is not something we want in or around our eyes.  

When it's time to throw my mascaras away, I keep the wands.  Yup clean mascara wands are really useful to have around for all sorts of things.

My favourite uses are:

1.  Combing through your lashes on days when you get over excited with your mascara.
2.  Taming eyebrows - spray a bit of hairspray onto the mascara wand and brush through your eyebrows for a quick, cheap dupe for a brow gel.
3.  Cleaning jewellery.
4.  Cleaning around taps in your bathroom or kitchen

What should I do with old mascara wands?
Mascara Graveyard....

Once it's time to say goodbye to your old mascara, fill up your sink with warm water, add a couple of drops of makeup brush cleaner or detergent (I'm a fan of the Daiso brush cleaner) and leave to soak for 15 minutes.  Then rub them clean with your fingers and a bit more cleaner and leave to dry.  I cut the lids off mine but you can leave them on if you like.

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Leave mascara wands to soak in warm water for 15 mins...

Voila!  All clean.....

Do you have any handy uses for mascara wands??

Kayte xx