How To Disinfect Your Makeup Kit

Hey friends!! So today we are talking about something very very important, how to clean your makeup. Whether you do makeup for just yourself or for 100s of clients you don’t even know it is so important to keep your kit sanitized.

Have you ever woken up with small little bumps or even pimples all over your face and you’ve been like “what is this? This came out of nowhere?”. Believe it or not it could be from the bacteria in your makeup. No matter who you are, what you do with your makeup or even how clean you are bacteria will grow in your makeup, it’s just a fact of life. But lets all be proactive and take care of the bacteria with just a few different steps!

1. Invest in some of these bad boys…

These are cosmetic sanitation wipes. You can use these on anything from eye shadow to lipstick to your mascara curler. They are fairly inexpensive and if you prefer a spray instead of a wipe they have that too! Check it out…

2. Don’t forget about your tools!

Usually about once a week I clean my mascara wand. I take a lighter and run it quickly over the upper curling part (not the lower because of the rubber insert!!) Then I take a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol on it and gently clean the rest of it.

Any of your other tools such as spatulas, sharpeners, mixing trays, etc. just wipe it down with alcohol!

3. For the love of god clean your makeup brushes!

I know washing makeup brushes is a fate worse than death but it MUST be done. If you are experiencing unexplained breakouts or your makeup isn’t going on smoothly this could be why! I wash my makeup brushes faithfully every single week. If that is not a possibility for you please at least try once every 2 weeks. I usually clean my makeup brushes every Thursday (my day off from work) and I make a “fun” event out of it. I’ll bring all my makeup brushes into the bathroom set up all the towels and everything I need. I grab my iPad and throw on some Sex and the City, maybe a little Will & Grace (YAAASS to the revival!) or maybe some Bloodline. Anything that you can get completely immersed in and laugh your head off to pass the time away. Trust me…I own way over 50 brushes and I usually get it done in less than an hour.

To clean my brushes I use regular old baby shampoo and this AMAZING tool that will change your life….

It is a little glove type thing that you just slip onto your hand a brush away. It makes everything 100% easier and will make everything go by much faster. Real Techniques makes this and it can be found at Ulta…

Side note: Clean your beauty blender! I know its a pain! But that little guy will suck up and grow bacteria overnight. I personally clean my beauty blender everyday because if there is leftover product I cannot stand the way the new product applies to my face. I invested in a few beauty blenders so I rotate and I’m not forced into cleaning the same one day after day. But please clean your beauty blender or beauty blender dupe!

4. Expiration Dates

I know we all spend an arm and a leg for our mascara, eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, liquid lipsticks, etc. But it is very important to pay attention to the expiration dates. If you want to use that lipstick until the very last day before it expires then you go girl! Just take the proper steps to care and clean your makeup. These little extra steps will prevent breakouts.


tarte- Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette

Hello my friends! Welcome back I hope we all had a great weekend. Today I am going to spotlight the original Tartelette eyeshadow palette!

This is one of my go to palettes! It offers some great basics with a kick. Here is what the Tartelette has to offer…

Free Spirit (cream)

Force Of Nature (nude)

Dreamer (warm brown)

Multi-Tasker (chocolate)

Caregiver (pale pink)

Natural Beauty (mauve)

Best Friend (mulberry)

Bombshell (dark plum)

Super Mom (ivory)

Wanderer (light brown)

Power Player (taupe)

Fashionista (black)

The Good

-small palette, easy to travel with!

-very easy to blend out

-colors are soft and romantic, perfect for a valentines day look!

-the mirror in the palette is PERFECTION, another reason to travel with this

-purples look great on everyone without creating that “bruising” look

The Bad

-not a large variety of color

-If purple isn’t your thing this may not be right for you


I take this palette on vacation everywhere with me. It has amazing basic browns and nudes to create an everyday look. The purples and pinks in this palette gives you a little room to have fun. But lets face it when I’m on vacation do I want to spend minutes on a cut crease winged dramatic liner look no…I wanna be out and about! The mirror is amazing in the palette which is another reason it is great for travel. Even when I’m at home I find myself reaching for this palette.


Email me or comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this product!


Ashley beth

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Welcome back friends! I am so beyond excited to introduce you guys to one of my favorite makeup products ever! This product is my all time favorite Liquid Lipstick.

You guys…this is the most perfect liquid lip and I swear I’ve tried almost all of them. Kat Von D literally nailed it. This liquid lip is beyond long lasting, so comfortable, beautifully mattifying and pigmentation is like no other. You will never get that cracked lip look from this baby.

Granted, I do use a lip mask or balm before I apply any liquid lip but this one is so comfortable. You get that matte look without the matte feel. I cannot recommend this enough!

This liquid lip comes in 42 shades! And they have an array of colors. Everything from nude, pink, purple, blue and even black. Another thing that’s great about all Kat Von D’s product is they do not test on animals!

Here’s a quick pic of the beautiful Jaclyn Hill wearing the shade Lolita.

Let me know if you’ve tried this and what your favorite shades are!


ashley beth

Hot Tools Pink Titanium Curling Iron

Hey friends! Lets talk about some hair stuff! Now…I’ve been using Hot Tools products since the day I picked up a curling iron. I’ve had amazing results with this brand and cannot say a bad thing. They last for years and years and hold up great.

This curling iron comes in 3 sizes…1″, 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″. I use the 1 1/4″ for my everyday curls. It heats up to 450 degrees almost instantly and it says hot! My favorite part about this curling iron is the swivel cord. It makes everything much easier and tangle free.

You can find this curling iron at Sally Beauty Supply or Ulta…

Let me know what other products you’ve tried from Hot Tools!


ashley beth

CND- Cake Pop

Hi Friends! I just discovered a new favorite gel polish color and I am so excited to share with y’all!

I am obsessed with this color! It is the perfect girly pink! I have used Shellac for years and it holds up great! It usually lasts me a full 2-2 1/2 weeks and the only reason I change my color is cuz my nails grow out. This is a great color if you want a little pop of color.

I am always looking for great gel nail colors. Comment below and tell me your faves!


ashley beth

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel

Hey friends!!! Today we are going to talk about an underrate brow product that will take your brow game to the next level!

This little guy is like hairspray for your eyebrows! It keeps them in place all day and looking flawless! Here’s what to do…

Step One: Use your favorite product to draw your brows in and make them fuller.

Step Two: Take the want and gently brush your brows in the direction that they grow.

Yup it’s that easy! Just make sure you don’t get too much product on the brush because sometimes it can make your eyebrows a little stiff and glossy. Just go in with a light hand and it will give your brows a perfect hair sprayed look.

You can find Anastasia Brow Gel at Sephora or Ulta! ……



ashley beth

Bath and Body Works Candles

Hi friends!!! Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite things in the world. Candles! Yes I literally cannot live with out them. No matter what room I’m in guaranteed there’s a candle burning.

Now I love a candle with a big time scent throw. For those of you non candle connoisseurs scent throw means how strong the scent is. I want to walk into a room and clear as day be able to smell the candle and know exactly what it smells like.

Somehow Bath and Body Works aka White Barn (which is the company who makes the candles) has figured it out.

And surprise!! Right now the candles are on sale for $15!!!! This is my favorite time of year!! The candles are usually about $20-25ish?

The candles smell amazing and have so many scents. But my absolute favorite scents are the fall ones!So grab your PSL, leggings and your loose knit sweater and check out my favorite fall scents….

  1. Leaves: crisp, fall, fresh. cold…gives you fall time vibes
  2. Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow: just trust me on this one
  3. Pumpkin Apple: this just smells like straight up fall. A little sweet, a little spicy, a little fresh, just yum.

I could go on for dayssssss about this candles. So just check them out for yourself!

Do you have a favorite candle brand or scent. Let me know!!!


ashley beth