Sorry for the delay in posting. It’s been a busy few weeks around my house a.k.a my daughter is now down to two naps a day, and since I usually blogged during the late afternoon nap, I’m a little behind the times.
Anyhoo, one thing I love about Pinterest is how it reminds me to do things. I have my usual cleaning routine, but I usually find some post about cleaning your base boards (yeah, I should probably get to those) or this pin about cleaning your makeup brushes.
I saw this pin and figured it was high time to clean my makeup brushes because honestly, I have never cleaned them. Ever. There isn’t a website linked to the pin, so here are the directions in the description:
You will be surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)
Here is my before:
And, here’s the after.
I will tell you: the water was perfectly clear after 20 minutes. It wasn’t until I vigorously shook the brushes that the water got dirty. I rinsed the brushes as instructed. And they stunk like vinegar. Gross. I finally washed them with some baby shampoo to make them smell nice and that’s when the dirt really came off the brushes.
So, in short, I would skip the vinegar soak and just wash the brushes in baby shampoo. It got the dirt out and it made them smell nice. Sorry Pinterest, I think you failed me this time. 😦