I haven’t talked makeup brushes for a while haven’t I? This last post doesn’t quite count LOL! But I am still buying and using my brushes, it’s just that the slow down in my posting schedule means my blog real estate is really quite precious space these days. So I’ve put off telling you about the makeup brushes I use… until now.

You see, I can’t put this one off any longer. I realised that I just HAD to share with you how much I love this little brush, after I realised that I didn’t like when I wash it and then have to use something else while waiting for this to dry. So, this is back-up material, this is!

make up for ever 216 precision eye blender brush

I bought this last year during one of the Sephora 20% off storewide sales. I passed the Make Up For Ever counter and for some reason, paused to peep at their (then) new brushes on display. For some reason, this one caught my eye and with a 20% discount making it even more attractive, I bought it.

It’s the 216 Medium Precision Eye Blender Brush and next to my MAC 239, it’s my favourite eyeshadow brush that I own! It may even be yours too, if you have small eyelid space like me and want a brush that can help you with crease and accent colour 😀

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The only reason I started wearing liquid foundation was because all these wonderful brands started releasing liquid foundations that were lightweight on skin without wearing like a mask. Yet, so often, lightweight is equated with sheer doesn’t it? Well, this one isn’t, and it’s one of my favourite new foundations (I’m working on a new compilation after my Top 8 fave foundations – Next 8 favourite maybe?) with 2 caveats.

laura mercier smooth flawless fluide foundation creme

This new foundation is the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation, which is such a mouthful I just call it the Fluide foundation. It was released early in 2015 and from online reports, seems very well received, and rightly so I feel :)

First off, the packaging is sleek and compact. If you ever want a foundation that you can take travelling with you or slip it into a slim makeup pouch, this would be it.

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A little while ago, I received a very interesting query from a reader. I can’t remember who it is now, and I apologise, but I promised I’d explain it all in a blog post, which is this one right here 😀

Basically, the reader had noted that I was using quite a lot of natural and/or organic brands of skincare products in recent times in my skincare routine, and she was wondering if it was a conscious choice on my part. Was I veering towards using more natural and/or organic skincare, away from my love and use of chemical based products?

use more natural or organic skincare products

I thought it was a very interesting question because I hadn’t quite consciously noticed it on my part, but when I took a look at my skincare routine, the question made sense.

But I’m also curious about what you think. With natural and/or organic skincare products being more easily available these days (and from fairly established brands, not only indie brands) do you find yourself using more natural and/or organic skincare products? Is it something you consciously choose to use?

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Apparently right, I’m the last person on earth to have heard about or tried the Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. I vaguely recall coming across it a while ago, but it was always touted as this magical all-in-one cleaning product by hippie green-scaring people and websites, and you know how I feel about all-in-one products, right? You don’t? Well, I think they’re bollocks 😛 Ok, the greeny-scary people scared me too.

But you know what? I’m not a greenie-monster (pinky promise!) and I’m not going to tell you how wonderful this product is for cleaning the 1001 things in your house. Instead, I’m going to share just what an excellent brush cleaner I’ve found! 😀

dr bronner 18 in 1 lavender castile liquid soap

Another brush cleaner, PB? How many do you need?!

Well, ok just one if I’m to be honest LOL! Previously I’d told you about how useful the Dove soap bar is for cleaning brushes. So cheap, and so good. I’d also told you about the Daiso brush cleaner, but that one comes with a warning from me. Don’t be over-zealous when using it on natural hair brushes or be faced with a dried out, scratchy brush. You don’t want your precious blue squirrel hair brush to die right?

I moved houses and in the process, I tossed my Dove soap bar (it lasts ages and ages!) but I picked up a bottle of the Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Help Lavender Pure Castile liquid Soap and this is now my brush cleanser. Cheap, good, smells lovely and is gentle. It’s awesome, I promise you! 😀

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