Friday, 22 November 2013

Beauty Crimes We All Commit And Solutions

  1. Forgetting to wash our brushes. Everyday we use makeup brushes but if we don’t wash them regularly, the build up from the makeup and the dead skin cells make it more appealing to bacteria. This can cause more spots!
Fix this by washing any makeup brushes you use every couple of weeks at least. Baby shampoo is ideal to wash brushes with. Simply rinse them with warm water, rub the shampoo in gently and then rinse again thoroughly. It’s best to leave them on a towel overnight so they are dry by the next morning and ready to use!

  1. Not using heat protection. When curling, straightening or using a hairdryer without heat protection you’re damaging your hair.
To combat this, invest in a good heat protection spray. I use the TRESemme Heat Defense Spray.

  1. Using too much conditioner. Your hair can only absorb so much and using too much conditioner can make hair look lifeless.
Use around about a 50p sized blob for long hair and try to avoid the top of your head.

  1. Biting/Licking your lips. This ends up with your lips feeling drier than they did before.
Use a lip balm to heal your dry lips. I would recommend the Vaseline lip balms or the Carmex lip balms. If you fancy a bit of colour, Maybelline’s ‘Baby Lips’ Lip Balm has a range of colours to choose from whilst stopping lips from being dry.

  1. Sleeping with your makeup on. This clogs pores which triggers spots.
Always use a cleanser to remove makeup at night times but keep a pack of face wipes around, for different circumstances and emergencies.

What's your beauty crime? Comment below!

-A x


  1. good advises!

  2. These are awesome tips, now that it is getting cold out my lips chap so easy so I will be using your advice! Have a great weekend!

  3. Great posts sweetie, I too commit some of these crimes! I rarely use hair protection because I'm always in a hurry and consider it's not THAT important although it most definitely is! And biting my lips is a nagging habit I've had since forever, trying to rid of it! Have a wonderful weekend! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  4. Great post, dear! I love it:)

  5. I ALWAYS bite and lick my lips! They get so dry so I lick them more, and the cyce goes on :( but i'm actually quite good with brush washing, I can't stand cloggy unclean brushes so I always give them a good clean every week or sometimes even more. It just makes them so fluffy and luuurvly.


    1. My lips are really dry at the moment too! Well done for cleaning your brushes;)x

  6. This was such an interesting read! I always bite my lips :(
    Elise -

  7. Great tips! Mark them! Thanks for your sharing!

  8. Yeah, sometimes I commit those crimes too, I cannot even remember the last time I washed my makeup brushes!
    And I am bitting my lips all the time! :/

  9. Great post, although I was cringing reading it as I related too a lot of it! I am a nightmare for not using heat protection though!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. I think most people are related to a lot of it!x

  10. Ah I'm sooooo naughty at heat protecting my hair! I need to start being better xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  11. I'm pretty good with all of this, luckily. I cannot fall asleep if there is makeup on my face!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee