it's a family affair

Apr 7, 2016

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The thing about having a big family is, sharing is caring. My children don't always agree on the caring part or the sharing really, but we are working on that. Since I am a huge product junkie, my bathroom looks like an unorganized beauty aisle. I have just about everything that anyone would need in this house. Cleansers, lotion, multiple shades of concealer, hair products. So it is usually the one stop shop. Unless of course I run out of something, and then I must seek out help. This is where the sharing is caring part comes in. 
How I clean my makeup brushes
Whenever I run out of makeup brush cleaner, I always run down to Chris's bathroom and steal his CeraVe foaming facial cleanser. This is when having three people with contact dermatitis comes in handy. They can only use certain kinds of products on their skin, so it actually works to my benefit. Not to mention it is a whole lot easier to just run down to his man bathroom and steal borrow his soaps, rather than loading up all the crazies and going shopping. I prefer to use the CeraVe Hydrating cleanser, since it is a little creamier, and really helps lock in that moisture for my face. It also helps to soften and repair the skin barrier as you use it! Living in Alaska the winter months really take a toll on the overall appearance of your skin. Using this line really allows me to replenish my skins moisture, helping the overall feel and texture of my skin. This also goes for my body as well. The CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, is just that. Creamy! I love that is comes in a large tub, so you can grab as much as you need. CeraVe products are made with intention of long lasting moisture, so they really absorb into your skin nicely. The cream also has a clean fresh scent to it, which I really like as well. 
Easy trick for drying your makeup brushes
Using the foaming cleanser gives me amazing results when it comes to cleaning my brushes. And when your makeup brushes need a deep clean, which I recommend doing about once a month. This method works. The foaming cleanser is designed to replenish the vital ceramides healthy skin needs. While also being non-irritating and fragrance-free. Bonus is they are non-comedogenic. So it is the perfect formula to clean your brushes without stripping them of oils and making them brittle, but strong enough to remove built up makeup and residue. 
Makeup Brush Cleaning
I just take a bowl of warm water and a few pumps of cleanser, swirl my brushes around a bit, then let them soak for just a minute or two. Rinse them with cool water, and hang them upside down to dry. I also like to fan them out a bit so they dry nice and fluffy. This is probably my favorite trick for drying brushes. Just take a couple extra hair ties and wrap them around your towel rack in your bathroom, and slide your brushes through the loops. It keeps them tight, and any excess water doesn't soak into your brush handle. 
How to apply sunscreen before your foundation- CeraVe
While we are on the subject of beauty tricks, here is another one that is perfect for the added amounts of sunshine we are (hopefully) all experiencing. I have been asked before how I wear sunscreen with my makeup routine. For a long time I thought that the SPF in my makeup products were enough. This of course stopped when I had to visit my dermatologist routinely to check out my skin situations, and also when I started getting regular facials. While SPF in your foundation or moisturizer is a plus, if you know you are going to be in direct sunlight for a little bit then give yourself some added protection. After I use the hydrating cleanser, I follow it up with the CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing lotion which also contains SPF, but added protection is needed when I am outside for a longer period of time. 
Whenever we are going hiking, or taking the kids to the park, where I know the whole thing will be a hurry up and wait ordeal, I make sure to add a layer of sunscreen, (I really like the CeraVe Face Sunscreen because it contains SPF 50) before I apply my makeup. But the trick here is to give yourself enough time to put it on and let it soak in. If I try and put my foundation right on top it gets blotchy in spots and looks horrible. 
It should also be noted that the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, foaming facial cleanser, and moisturizing cream, will all be on Rollback at Walmart for $9.97 until May 9th!! And you can also save $2.00 on any CeraVe product right here

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  1. Shame on me... I have never washed my makeup brushes... I'm a little afraid of what is on them! I'm putting it on my to do list for today!

    1. I try and do a quick wash and rinse of my foundation brush, and beauty blender once a week. But I try and do all my brushes every other week, which usually turns into once a month. LOL ;)

  2. I would have thought the spf in my moisturizer would be enough! Good to know.

  3. OMG that hack for drying brushes is awesome!

  4. Our pediatrician actually gave us CeraVe for dermatitis and exzcema on our babe while we were living in Colorado. The minute we moved south to Texas, dry skin/exzcema and dermatitis all gone! However we still use the CeraVe!

    1. That is how it is with us, Pierce in Georgia never had an issue. Same for Chris, no problems until we got here. And when he went to Louisiana for training, nothing. Came back up here and it was crazy! We tried all the baby products on Odette and finally our ped said to go with this for everything, and not use any other soaps on her. Her's is really sensitive! I'm hoping when we get to GA they all find some relief!

  5. I love the tip for drying brushes! So smart!

  6. Your makeup brush cleaning tips are AWESOME! {client}

  7. Genius way to let the brushes dry!



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