How to: Clean your makeup brushes…FOR FREE?!

I thought my last post wasn’t THAT long ago, I was wrong.

Anyway today I bring to you another “How to:” blog post where I explain to you how I wash my makeup brushes, wait for it… FOR FREE! IKR

I’not saying this is 100% the best, most highy sanitary way of doing it but, if its good enough for your hair, it must be good enough for your brushes…right? I bet some of you are very confused but keep reading and in these very concise steps i will explain to you how to do that thing that you’re meant to do but never end up doing. LETS GO!

STEP 1: RINCEY RINCEY

Okay so there is one slight catch, if you pay your water bill then you’ll have to pay for that stuff that comes out your tap. Either way, take that water and give your dirty ass brushes a good old rincey rincey!


STEP 2: DUNKEY DUNKEY

So, you know those free shampoo bottles you get in hotels that you never use but “steal” anyway and keep for a rainy day? Well, check the weather forecast because it’s time to dig them out (excuse the pun, I found it funny). Take off the lid (duh!) and either dip your brush in or pour it on. 


STEP 3: SWISHY SWISHY

Then, take your brush and give it a good old swish around your (hopefully) clean hands. Then your get to see all that dirt come off and feel awful that you hadn’t done it sooner. (FYI: by swish I mean push in circles around your hand, but im sure any other form of swishing does the same trick!)

STEP 4: RINCEY EY REPEATEY

Dunk into a bowl/sink of water and repeat the old swishes into the water. feel free to apply more shampoo and swishing if needs be until water is clear because then your brushes SHALL BE CLEAN!

STEP 5: ADMIREY

Admire your work, boast on twitter, chuck them at your friends because you my friend shall have the cleanest makeup alliances around. 

There you have it, i hope you enjoyed that little DIY post. If you have any more questions feel free to comment or hit me up on any of my social media platforms (pretty much enter NatsChatsTV into anything and you should see my smiling face), including Instagram which if you have come from i would like to say a very big hello to. Please do enter your Instagram name and I will try to follow you back, thank you very much.

Just a reminder, this technique is what i use, i am not a beauty technician or medical expert so if this goes horribly bad for you (somehow) then i am very sorry, maybe your shouldn’t use that shampoo in the future.

ALSO: A little extra step you can add if using cleanser which apparently makes your brushes softer, I dont tend to do this cause…well…im lazy, but do tell me if this makes any difference.

See you soon my lovelies! 

Xx

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My Top Beauty Tips (that actually work!)

Good Day my lovely ladies, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Also Happy Birthday to me as the world was blessed with my presence all those years ago when I pooped out at 8 pm on the 14th of February…soz mum. Today I wanted to share with you my all time top beauty tips that actually work and I use most of them on the daily! They just make life  a whole lot easier for those make up fanatics among us. And as It’s valentines day I know a lot of you will wanna get all glammed up so you can spend time with BAE… be that your “special friend”, friends or simply yourself. I will be spending the day with my family as it is my birthday but tbh if it wasn’t i would probably be spending valentines day eating chocolates and watching rom-coms whilst trying to get over the horrible cold i have atm. Anyway down to business:

TIP NUMBER ONE: (the most well known) 

Cutting up your fake eyelashes before applying. 

So many of you may have heard this tip before but im here to tell you IT ACTUALLY WORKS. Those pesky eyelashes you buy are always way too long which makes them even harder to put on than it already is. BUT, if you trim them to your desired length and then cut them into 1/2’s, 1/3’s or even 1/4’s you’ll find it much easier to put on your eye. This is because you can put them in the correct place easier which means flirtatious fluttering eyelashes for all – so even if you dont have a date you soon will do!

TIP NUMBER TWO: (the clever one)

Painting under your fake nails

Now the title can be a bit misleading but all it means it, before applying fake nails (if you do them at home) paint a similar colour on your nail first because then if they fall off (which they always bloody do!) no one needs to know because unless they look really blooming close no one will even flicker their voluminous eyelashes.

TIP NUMBER THREE: (the lazy one)

Baby Powder Everything!


Baby or Talc Powder is literally God’s gift for lazy people like me, it can be used for anything. You may know its great for “baking” (whatever the hell that is) but it can also be used really well for contouring so you can get dem defined cheekbones (or collorbones or thighs…or whatever the next contour trend is). PLUS: (A CHEEKY HAIR TIP) it’s also a great alternative to dry shampoo. If its been a while since your hairs seen the warmth of a shower simply rub a bit of baby powder in and no one will know. Just make sure you really rub in a small bit or your hair will go grey! I havent bought dry shampoo for about 5 years because of this – it’s amazing!

TIP NUMBER FOUR: (the utterly fabulous one)

Cheap Makeup


This is my Valentines gift for you my lovelies! Not many people know but a lot of makeup brands come from the same company and so if you order makeup from the primary company it is often discounted as it never hits the shops. For Example REVOLUTION (Makeup Revolution London) is owned by TAM Beauty (https://www.tambeauty.com/en/gb/Home.aspx) so hop down there for all the discounted makeup your little heart could desire and treat yourself this valentines day!.

There you go my darlings, I hope you have a fantastic Valentines Day no matter what you’re doing (please do let me know as a little birthday treat cause Im a nosy cow) at least now you can look great whilst doing it and can upload a flawless selfie (not that you need any of these tips for that you beautiful beings), love you lots! Xx

Blogmas Day 23: Memory Log Tip

Omg it’s Christmas Eve Eve already! How? It seems like only the other day we started Blogmas and now we’re nearly at the end. You know what, even though I did find it annoying having to come up with a new idea to blog about each day and having to actually get off my lazy ass to write something, I think I am actually going to miss you. I know it’ll only be a few days before I start blogging again (most probably in the new year) but just think that’s NEXT YEAR!!!

Anyway for today’s blog post I wanted to give you a little tip which will help to make your life seem that little bit better. This is a great idea for when your feeling down or hopeless as every time I read mine it completely boosts my mood (which can seem like an impossibility at times). It’s also incredibly simple as all it requires is a pen and paper (or ya know the notepad of your phone).

I call it my “moments to remember” page but you can come up with a much more personal or creative name if you see fit. Basically all you do is bulletpoint little moments that made you smile. This could be anything from seeing an act of kindness to experiencing a favourite activity. As some of you may still be a bit confused I have listed some of mine below, I don’t have many but that’s fine as the list will grow as you get through life which is what makes it so magical:

  •  How excited the male Stuard was when you got off the plane in Hollywood (2015) and he said “that’s where he (Tom Hiddleston) sat” – October 26th 2015
  •  My A Level psychology teacher asking to see my dinosaur socks on Breast Cancer Awareness Day (we had to dress pink), I talked about wearing them the day before, so I had to take my boot off in the middle of a lesson – October 21st 2016
  • Putting my stocking on Christmas Eve eve 2016 and checking inside (for some reason?!?) and finding a “simple pleasures” lip balm in there – December 23rd 2016

For those of you able to read dates you will discover that, that last one was made just today about 30 mins ago which is what inspired this post. These moments may not mean anything to you and you may be wondering what makes them so special. But that doesn’t matter. In your list you are going to be the only person reading them. This is fantastic as it shows that you alone have control over your mood and your life which may just give you enough confidence to accomplish what you need to that day.

I hope this little tip in some way helps you. And if it does LET ME KNOW. You know how much I love hearing your views (no matter how mad you may think they are).

Merry Blogmas!

Xx