Most make-up brands have their own brush cleansers available, however, it is not necessary to spend a huge amount of money to keep your brushes clean and fresh. If you do not have any make-up brush cleanser, you can wash your brushes using water and mild baby shampoo, or use the recipe below for an awesome DIY cleanser...we just love!
Often using a store bought brush cleanser can often be easier, quicker and more convenient! They are also great for day to day cleaning. However, it is recommend that you give your brushes a 'deep' clean once a week. Here are two amazing brush cleansers we recommend for daily use:
1. MAC Brush Cleanser
Like all other MAC products, this is fabulous. This is an alcohol-based cleaner, and is great for breaking down make-up residue that other brush cleaners often can not remove. This cleanser is really effective, easy to use, and is specifically formulated to prolong the life of your brushes. MAC is available at certain Edgars stores, or you can shop online. This cleanser retails for approximately R170 and we think it is well worth it.
2. Fresh in a Flash
This make-up brush cleanser is made for the awesome Rubybox team, that is based in Cape Town. It is very really quick and easy to use. All you do is spray it on your brush, wipe on a tissue and allow it to air-dry. We love how easily it fits into a make-up bag, so it's a must have for all ladies who travel a lot. At R69,95 it is reasonably priced and very effective. It is available online through the Rubybox website.
DIY make-up brush cleanser
For a really effective 'deep' clean of your brushes, this recipe is fabulous, especially as you probably have all of the ingredients lying around at home.
All you need is:
Look and feel fabulous!
The femme fatale ladies
Vintage soft hues, pretty floral accents and loads of pearls is this weeks style guide look. Inspirted by Marie Antoinette, this is a true reflection of what boudoir is, and will give you a timeless and very elegant look at your boudoir shoot!
The femme fatale ladies
Chantal Drummond, one of our sexy femme fatale ladies has been involved with Buddies for Life magazine, a quarterly publication, written by and for cancer patients and survivors, for quite some time now. It is a cause that is close to her heart and something that she loves being involves in.
Buddies for Life is part of the Breast Health Foundation and they use the magazine to create awareness and give support to those who need it most.
The summer 2014 edition was published in October, in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The theme for this edition was bright, colourful and had to illustrate diversity and unity. When the team at Word for Word Media contacted us about this cover shoot, we were delighted to hear that we had two beautiful and very inspirational women to photograph, Cindy Matthee and Zoleka Mandela.
Cindy Matthee - Femininity does not depend on breasts ....
Cindy, like many women, used to believe that having breasts made her feminine, but after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of 2014, her outlook totally changed. She is currently writing a book on the relationship women have with their breasts, and is encouraging ladies to send her a photograph depicting this relationship.
The message that Cindy has for all cancer patients is "Cancer is not a death sentence. While you fight it you live. You cant wait to live later". And this inspirational lady is doing just that, from going 4x4ing over the Sani Pass to partying at Oppikoppi with her husband Dawid, Cindy is now living her life to the fullest.
Zoleka Mandela - A social icon, mother and breast cancer survivor
Granddaughter of two South African icons, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Zoleka believes her social responsiblity to create awareness is inspired by her grandparents and their passion to bring about change. Having lost two children, her daughter Zenani, in a car accident on the eve of the 2010 World Cup, and her son, Zenawe who was born three months prematurely, Zoleka was devastated by the news that she had stage 2 breast cancer in 2012.
Always wanting a large family, she refused treatment for three months, and describes that she felt that loosing her breasts made her feel like she was loosing her connection to her children. Zoleka now has two beautiful children, and has written a book called "When hope whispers". She hopes it will encourage people to change themselves, and empower women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
It was emotional and empowering to meet two amazing and inspirational women. Often we are overwhelmed by the small things in our lives. But, when you see the positivity and determination these ladies have, who are fighting this disease. It makes you realise that there are people out there with more serious problems than yours and also it helps puts your problems into perspective.
The ladies of femme fatale boudoir would like to thank all who were involved in this amazing photoshoot :
The White Room in Randpark Ridge for the gorgeous location.
L'il Delights for the super delicious cupcakes, that the ladies really enjoyed.
Monique, our in-house Make-up Artist, for the beautiful make-up and who did a fabulous job, as always.
The inspirational team at Word for Word Media, who gave us artist freedom to create something beautiful and magical.
Cindy and Zoleka, it was so awesome to work with you both - your energy and positivity is infectious and it was an amazing experience for us!
The femme fatale ladies
Femme Fatale is an all-female team of specialists, dedicated to unleashing the sexy and sensual side of ladies. With two outstandingly talented photographers and three brilliant Make-up Artists and Hairstylists. You just know you are in the best hands!