De-Cluttering my Personal Makeup Part 1

Part 1 – Setting and Finishing Sprays and Primers

So as with any makeup lover my collection of personal makeup was getting out of hand. My winter and summer makeup were mixed in together and I had plenty of makeup which I just haven’t reached for in a long time. As I’ve already de-cluttered my professional makeup kit, I thought it was time that I did the same for my personal products !

Setting & Finishing Sprays

Not only did I have setting/finishing sprays on my dressing table but also more in my backup makeup case. After pulling all my makeup together into sections I discovered that I had 9 setting sprays and only one face!!! 

😨 What did I De-Clutter? 😨

Whilst I did get rid of my NYX Dewy and Matte Setting Sprays, and the OSMO Blinding Shine Illuminating Finisher. I want to note that there was nothing wrong with them. They just didn’t suit my skin type.  Even though I have dry to normal skin, they dewy sprays made my skin look ‘sweaty’ and the matte spray dried my skin out.

I also de-cluttered my Tarte Cosmetics Rain Forest of the Sea Setting Mist. This was a lovely product but I only had the travel size (30ml) and so as I had virtually used up the product I decided to finish it off and keep the bottle for when I’m travelling with hand luggage only.

💖 What did I Keep 💖

Anyone that knows me will guess that I kept my Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray and MAC Cosmetics Fix + These two were no brainers 🧠 as they are by far the best two setting sprays that I have ever tried. Both extend the life of my makeup, even in heat!!!! 

The next product is a bit bougie but it’s the Marc Jacobs Beauty re(cover)
perfecting coconut setting mist. This product is new to me and smells absolutely gorgeous 🥥 It’s also supposed to be hydrating which is what I’m looking for in the summer months. 

The setting spray contains “five coconut actives: coconut alkanes for long wear, coconut milk for deep hydration, coconut water for refreshing electrolytes, coconut polysaccharides to help condition skin, and coconut-derived fragrance for a delicate, delicious experience” I must say that so far it feels and smells beautiful on my skin but I’ve only been wearing it on no makeup days ! Now I need to really test it under makeup.


Finally and not least is the Prep-set-glow finishing spray by @iconic.london This finishing spray is an absolutely gorgeous hydrating mist that moisturises & contains light reflecting properties to give you a gentle illuminated glow rather than looking sweaty or glittery! I have the original spray but have them both in my professional makeup kit.

The next spray is a bit of a cheat as I don’t use it as a setting spray!!! I love the ELF Illuminating Primer Mist for spraying onto my beauty blender when I’m blending my makeup. (Its now called the Dewy setting mist). My philosophy is Sponge+Setting Spray = Non Moving Makeup.


Primer and under makeup Products

After pulling all my makeup together into sections, I discovered that I do own a lot of primer and under makeup products/moisturisers and as it’s summer my needs have changed with my foundation (or lack of). 

😨 What did I De-Clutter? 😨

I’m afraid to say that I have moved my Illamasqua Hydra Veil and Beyond Veil primers, @maccosmetics skin base visage and ELF under eye primer, Into my winter makeup bag. Whilst I love these products under heavier coverage foundation I just don’t need them during the summer.  I prefer something more light weight or something that I can wear on its own. The only 2 primers which I donated were the Smashbox Photo Finish and W7 Camera Ready primers. They are both great primers but as I have older skin (Im 43 – Shhhhhhh) and its also normal to dry, I prefer my products to be more hydrating.

💖 What did I Keep 💖

As its summer, my Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (decanted as I broke the lid 😲)  and Marc Jacobs Dew You? Dew Drops are a must for luminous, healthy looking skin. These two products are more light weight and give your skin a radiant glow. Great for under MAC Face & Body foundation.  I also mix the Dew You? Dew Drops into the Face & Body foundation for more of a dewy look.

I also kept the Marc Jacobs Perfecting Coconut 🥥 face primer as it is super hydrating and nourishing for the summer months and it smells absolutely beautiful.

Finally, I kept my Clinique Moisture Surge Intense on my dressing table as in summer I also like to wear this under foundation and find that I don’t need to wear a primer at all. I have found as a Makeup Artist that you don’t need to wear a primer every day, a good moisturiser will do the trick and give you the same results. You will notice that all of my personal primers and hydrating or illuminating rather than heavy duty.


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Self Tanning Tips for a Natural Bronze Glow


Protecting yourself from the harmful suns rays doesn’t mean that you have to give up your gorgeous summer glow. You can get your pre-summer / summer tan the safe way: with a spray tan or use self-tanning products at home.

Apologies for the length of this blog post but as a Tanning Technician as well as a Makeup Artist I have a lot of tips that I have learnt over the years. No 1 being: Practice makes perfect if you choose the self-tanning option.

Here are a few self-tanning tips for making you naturally sun kissed rather than a streaky mess!

1. Pre-Tan Prep

Waxing/Shaving

Before you Begin – make sure that you have waxed (24 hrs before) or shaved, exfoliated and moisturise your skin. I know what you’re thinking; thats a lot of prep for an ‘at home tan’ but I can assure that its necessary.

Shaving or waxing after a tan can remove the product from your skin and so its better to get waxing done the day before or shave in the shower before you start to apply your tan.

Exfoliate

Applying tan over skin that hasn’t been exfoliated will only fade as the cells shed and so if you get rid of those dead cells first you will end up with a longer lasting, non patchy tan.
Focusing on rough areas like your knees, elbows, ankles, and heels. For your face, use a facial cleaner to remove dead, dull skin. Avoid anything oil-based, since it leaves behind residue that causes streaks.

Moisturise!

BE CAREFUL WITH THIS ONE! Moisturisers that contain oil can prevent the tanning agents from developing properly but sometimes we need a little help with very dry areas like hands, feet, elbows, knees and face. These areas tend to be dry and will absorb more pigment than other areas of your body, causing unevenness.
If you have fair hair, add a light layer to your hairline and eyebrows to stop them from absorbing tan and changing colour too!

With regards to your actual moisturiser, you need to make sure that it is OIL FREE. If possible use the self tan brands own moisturiser that they recommend such as Fake Bake’s Oil Free Moisturiser . As with your body scrub, if you use an oil based product it will leave behind a residue that the self tan cannot adhere to.


2. Application Tools

After applying my moisturiser I wait for 5 minutes to allow it to sink into my skin before beginning to apply the fake tan lotion with a tanning mitt.

I like to use the Xen Tan Luxury Tanning Mitt from Look Fantastic as its only £4 and is super soft and washable (hand wash).

There are loads of tanning mitts on the market but some other favourites are:

  • Velvotan Deluxe Double Sided Tanning Mitt – Amazon £4.95
  • Velvotan Self Tan Applicator Original Body Mitt – Amazon – £2.99

I begin with my legs and work up and inwards including my tummy, arms, legs and neck. I then get my husband to help me reach my back and ‘colour me in’! However if you’re not lucky enough to have someone to do your back for you, you can also use a ‘back and body tanning mitt such as :

  • Bronzie Back and Body Tanning Mitt – Amazon £17.95
  • Sunny Kiss Self Tanning Mitt New 2019 Edition Extended  – Amazon £9.99
  • Ultimate Back & Body Velvet 3 in 1 Self Tanning Mitt – Amazon £8.99 (This is my personal favourite if I’m applying tan myself)
  • Tan Wand – Amazon £7.99

Previously I have tried extendable tanning arms/wands which you can use for applying fake tan to your back. I tried the one from Boots a couple of years ago however I found it to be quite awkward to use as the pad on the end was quite small however the Tan Wand (above) which I’ve found on Amazon seems to have a larger surface area which should be easier to use. Let me know if you but something like this and how you found it.


3. Application Method

Always apply self-tanner in a cool, dry area to keep yourself from perspiring. If you’ve just had a shower (See Pre-Tan Prep) you’ll want to leave your hot and steamy bathroom before you apply your tan as humidity/steam, water, and sweat can break down the
self-tanner, creating a streaky application. Its best to move to another cooler
room and if you have carpet, put a towel on the floor first.

Don’t be scared when applying your self-tan. The product is meant to be
applied liberally to ensure that your whole body is covered thoroughly. If you
apply tour tan with a light hand, you won’t get a more subtle effect; just
streaks and dark patches. To help avoid streaks, apply tanner in circular
motions, approximately one teaspoon at a time, from your feet up to your face, otherwise,
it could gather in creases and make marks as you bend over. Remember to
save your arms and hands for last.


Professional Tips

Professional Tip: To successfully apply tanner in your knuckles,
bend your fingers so your hand looks like a claw. This way you will cover
the insides of the creases and avoid white stripes across your knuckles.

Professional Tip: Modify Your Technique for Your Face – I like to mix the self-tan with a small amount of oil free moisturiser to
just thin out the formula a little bit so it applies easier but also to ensure
that the colour isn’t quite as dark as my body. Mix the two together on the
mitt and gently apply to the face. Don’t forget your hairline, ears and eye
area.

Professional Tip: Wipe your nails, palms and
brows after application and apply some oil free moisturiser at the bottom of
your wrists and buff in using the buffing mitt to minimise the chance of a
tanning sleeve.

Professional Tip: Most self-tans dry very quickly, and you can go to bed after approx. 30-45 mins. If you will be wearing the
self-tan with clothing or going to bed, I sometimes add a fine layer of talc
free baby powder (my favourite is ‘My Little Star Baby Powder’ from Superdrug)
with a talc puff. It stops the tanner from transferring to your clothes. I bought mine from Amazon for £2.49. Even though I have lightly powdered my face and body before bed, I like to cover my pillow with a towel so that it doesn’t stain.

You need to take care of your tan whilst it develops and this means loose clothes (preferably dark ones.  Avoid showering or sweating for 6 to 8 hours. Definitely don’t do any washing up! Try to drink through a re-usable straw so that you don’t dribble onto your chin and don’t watch a sad film that will make you cry. A streaky face is not what you want after all of this hard work.


4. Preserve Your Tan

No one can guarantee how long your tan will last, but you can take certain measures to prolong it as long as possible.

Keep Moisturising – To help lock in your new sun kissed glow, apply a moisturiser to your skin after you have bathed or showered. Whilst some self-tanning lotions are moisturising in themselves, having moist, hydrated skin will prolong your tan. You can now buy lots of moisturisers with a tan prolonger in them. I like the Garnier Ambre Solaire After Sun Hydrating Tan Maintainer which I get from Amazon or Superdrug but there are many on sale these days, especially in the summer months.

Use baby body wash  –  Oil-based products will make your fake tan fade faster, so skip all products with oil while trying to preserve your tan. Also, stay away from exfoliators and opt for gentle cleansers to allow your tan to fade evenly and naturally.


Some of my favourite self-tanners

  • James Read Gradual Tan Coconut Water Tan Mist – £25 Feel Unique
  • Benefit Hoola Zero Tan Lines Body Bronzer – £25.50 Benefit Cosmetics
  • Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning – £20 Clarins
  • Sienna X 1 Hour Self Tan Tinted Lotion – £24 Look Fantastic
  • He-shi Express Liquid Tan – £21 Feel Unique (On sale for £14 as of 16.04.2019)
  • Lancôme Flash Bronzer Instant Natural Tan – £26 Lancome
  • Fake Bake Luxurious Golden Bronze Original Self Tanning Lotion – £17.96 Amazon

There are many more self tans on the market for various prices however these are the ones which I have personally used or have been recommended by clients.


Have fun with your self tanning and be brave. If you make a mistake you can always soak yourself in a hot bubble bath and give yourself a body scrub and most of it will wash away!

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The best SPF moisturisers for skin protection

The one thing I’m always diligent about is protecting my skin and using an SPF all year around. Many people believe that sun screen is only for holidays but they couldn’t be more wrong!

Sun protection protects you not only against UVB (which is sun burn) but also UVA (which ages and damages the skin) . Ultraviolet rays can be damaging even on cloudy days, and YES, even in the UK.
As a woman in my 40’s I need all the anti ageing help that I can get!!!!

Being diligent about SPF doesn’t have to be a challenge, but we know that our health depends on staying protected from harmful rays. The easiest way to make a change is to use an SPF moisturiser instead of a regular moisturiser under your makeup in the morning (remember to cover your eyelids, neck and any areas that are on show to the sunlight, including your ears!).

The best SPF moisturisers are SPF 20 to 50, to ensure the sun’s rays aren’t wreaking havoc with your skin cells. The higher the SPF the better at fighting the signs of ageing.


Here is a list of some of the top rated affordable SPF moisturisers:

The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF30 with Antioxidants – 50ml £8.90 Feel Unique

Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Face Cream SPF 50+ – 50ml £8.00 Superdrug

Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield SPF 25 Moisturiser – 50ml £12.99 Look Fantastic (SAVE 20% – USE CODE: 20SKIN)

e.l.f. Beauty Shield Skin Shielding Moisturiser SPF50 – 50ml £14.50 Feel Unique

Estee Lauder Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Sheer Tint Release Moisturiser SPF 15 –
15ml   £10.00 Estee Lauder

Vichy Idéal Soleil Velvety Cream SPF 50+ – 50ml £16.50 Look Fantastic

Clinique Super City Block SPF40 – 40ml £19.00 Look Fantastic

Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Sunblock, SPF 50+ – 74 ml £10.75 Amazon 

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense For Face Spf 50 – 50ml £26 Look Fantastic

NIVEA SUN UV Face Suncream SPF 50, Shine Control – 50ml £8.00 Superdrug

Simple Kind To Skin+ Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30 – 50ml £6.99 Superdrug 


Please note that wearing a moisturiser with an SPF doesn’t provide as much protection as wearing a sunscreen on its own and reapplying when necessary. Remember that your SPF moisturiser is under your makeup and realistically its SPF properties will diminish during the first couple of hours of wear.

If possible, it is recommended not to rely solely on moisturisers containing SPF, especially if you are spending a lot of time in the sun.
Moisturisers and make-up that contain UV protection are better than nothing at all, but for prolonged periods it is recommend to apply sunscreen with high SPF. For more information on this topic please read ‘Does the SPF in your moisturiser actually protect you from the sun?’ at Harpers Bazaar.


Protecting yourself from the harmful rays doesn’t mean that you have to give up your gorgeous summer glow. Later this month I will be publishing a post on self-tanning tips for a gorgeous self tan.


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What’s on my nightstand: Bedside Beauty Products for a Lazy Girl

As you will all know by now, I’m a fairly lazy girl and once I’m snuggled up in bed with my hubby and cat, you aren’t going to move me to carry out any form of skincare routine. With this in mind, I’ve had to create certain steps that I do in the bath/shower and then others that are easy to do in bed as I keep the products on my bedside table!!! That way I don’t have any excuses not to carry out my skincare routine!

Before I get in the bath / shower I cleanse my skin with Garnier Micellar Water to remove all of my makeup or just general grime and daytime products (if I’ve not been wearing makeup). In the shower I then re-cleanse my skin with my ‘clean sponge.’ I buy these when I’m in Paris but you can purchase them from their website (
https://cleansponge.fr/ )

Twice a week I use my Cleanlogic face and body scrubber (exfoliating pad) (£4.99 TK Maxx). As I am older (in my 40’s) with dryer skin I find that twice a week is enough for the gentle exfoliation part of my routine.


I tend to let my body dry as naturally as possible due to having eczema and so I add my body moisturiser at this point to lock in the Moisture from the shower.

This totally depends on my current favourite moisturiser and at the moment I am using EOS Berry Blossom and Aveeno Baby moisturising lotions.


When I jump into bed I have the following products on hand as I keep them on my nightstand:

  • Bottle of water to take my vitamins and also I tend to drink a lot of water during the night!!!
  • Face Serum: I’m currently loving Nip + Fab Kale Fix Protecting Shot (£24.95 Lookfantastic.com). I apply this first to lock in the goodness in my skin and so that my skin gets all of the benefits of the active ingredients. If you apply it after your moisturiser, most of the serum will sit on top of the thicker product and wont have any effect at all. It has a cocktail of essential vitamins, Kale Extract and protecting complexes, and the lightweight oil is a sheer serum texture that is instantly absorbed in to the skin.
  • Eye Cream: My current favourite is the Alex Steinherr for Primark Beauty, Sleep Spa Every Night Eye Mask (£5.50 Primark). I apply a small pea size amount of eye cream around my eyes with my ring fingers. Not only are these fingers more gentle than the others but you can give yourself a mini massage which feels good too.
  • Anti Wrinkle Moisturiser: I know what some of you are thinking but I started using an anti wrinkle nighttime moisturiser when I was in my late 20’s and I feel that it has really helped. I don’t have many wrinkles (a frown line on my forehead and a couple of fine lines around my eyes) but that’s about it and as I’m in my 40’s I don’t think that’s too bad!. It’s also not much more expensive than a regular night cream. Since I started using the Garnier Essentials Anti Wrinkle cream (£5.99 Superdrug) I haven’t changed as I absolutely love it. I do however mix it up sometimes and use my Nip + Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser (£19.95 lookfantastic.com) instead of the anti wrinkle cream as I looooove this moisturiser.
  • Lip Cream. This is a fairly new one for me however as I am doing other skincare steps on a nightly basis then I feel that I shouldn’t skip this step. I use Blistex Intensive Moisturiser (£2.69 Boots.com) as it makes my lips feel lovely and soft the next morning.
  • Hand Cream. As I’m getting older I also use a hand cream on my hands and forearms. I bought a new one at Duty Free in Mexico (Mumuso Hyaluronic Acid Hand Cream) Not only does it stop my hands from getting really dry but as they are moisturised they look younger too! Remember dry skin looks older!

It seems like a lot and at nighttime when I’m tired I definitely wouldn’t stand in the bathroom doing all of these steps however when I’m sat in bed with Gladys (my cat) on my knee, the bedtime Skincare routine doesn’t seem as arduous. 

Let me know in the comments if you have any amazing bedtime skincare products that you like to use or if you have any great ideas to make our bedtime rituals that little bit easier. 

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My Top 3 affordable face masks for Dry Skin

Those of you that also follow me on social media, especially Instagram will know that I am obsessed with #SELFCARESUNDAY and sitting myself in a lovely bath with a good book and a face mask, all being supervised by Gladys, my cat.

As I have dry ageing (I’m in my 40’s, shhhhhhhh) skin with occasional eczema break outs I find that face masks are amazing for adding a boost of hydration to my skin. Obviously I follow and have followed a skincare routine for a few years now however I have noticed a big difference with my skin since I began my weekly mask routine.

As with all masks, there is usually extra serum in the packet and so I make sure not to waste this and once my mask is removed I rub this extra serum into my face, neck and décolleté area. Don’t waste a drop of this lovely serum as its great for all over your body not just your face!

I try many face masks and usually pick up a few new brands/bargains from TK Maxx however I have 3 face masks that I know work for my skin and leave me hydrated and glowing. As with all posts, this is not sponsored or paid and is my personal opinion only.

In reverse order:

3. Bioaqua seaweed extract Korean skincare mask (£1.59 eBay)

I bought these masks to test more affordable skincare options for following a Korean Skincare routine and they are absolutely gorgeous. As you can imagine, for the price and fact that they come from abroad and are also off eBay, I was absolutely amazed by the results. Not only is the packaging cute but they readily did add moisture to my skin and made my skin feel soft too.

2. Garnier Moisture Bomb fatigued skin lavender sheet mask (£2.99 Superdrug)

This mask is a new favourite and not only leaves my skin soft and hydrated but it also smells lovely and is one that I use when Ive not been sleeping properly. I don’t know if its psychological but I do seem to sleep a bit better when I am smelling with lovely serum on my skin at bedtime. This mask is infused with an intense de-tiring formula enriched with lavender essential oil and hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful hydrating active capable of retaining 1000x its weight in water. Once applied on the face, it diffuses it’s de-tiring and hydrating benefits onto the skin.

1. Garnier Moisture Bomb Sakura Hydrating Face Sheet Mask (£2.99 Superdrug)

This mask is my absolute favourite and as an extra boost on a Sunday I also use the Garnier Moisture Bomb moisturiser once the serum has soaked into my skin. I have found that no matter what condition my skin is in (and yes I get stressed and have hormonal breakouts too) this mask gives my skin an amazing boost of moisture and leaves it looking and feeling radiant. This mask is also amazing to aid in getting my eczema under control if I have a flair up. It has never irritated my sensitive skin and is my all time ‘go to’ mask for any occasion. (Ive also been known to use this mask on models skin before a shoot as this ensures that the skin is hydrated and so the products work and photograph beautifully).

These are my top 3 face masks however below are a list of all of the face masks that I currently use and adore.

If you are using or have used a face mask that I haven’t mentioned and you think I need to try it, please leave me the information in the comments as I am always happy to purchase a good face mask and to share the love.

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Homemade Body Scrubs

Homemade Body Scrubs to Exfoliate and Moisturise your Skin

Well its that time of year that we all make resolutions to eat better and exercise, but what about improving our skincare? During the winter months our skin and lips take a beating from the cold and wind and central heating and therefore need a little bit of pampering too.

With this in mind, I jumped onto the coconut oil bandwagon a few years ago and must admit that it lived up to the hype! Sugar scrubs are a wonderful way to pamper yourself and I have been making my own face, body and lip scrubs for the last few years (Link to my Instagram post of December’s scrubs: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqht_tJAbty/) and my skin feels amazingly soft, and moisturised. They are also inexpensive to make, and my friends, family and clients love them as gifts.

There is nothing wrong with the shop bought scrubs and I used to be addicted to LUSH’s Mint Julips Lip Scrub (£6.50 for 25g) and Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub (£8.95 for 120g). Whilst they are lovely they are quite expensive. Its easy to make your own scrubs in less than 10 mins with a few ingredients that you probably already own and therefore will cost you pennies to make.

Read on to discover my current favourite homemade scrub and to download my top 5 recipes so that you can make them at home.


Vanilla & Cinnamon Brown Sugar Scrub

My current favourite scrub for my lips and body is the Vanilla and Cinnamon Brown Sugar Scrub. It smells divine and is almost good enough to eat. I love to lick my lips after using this scrub!

I use it on my lips 2-3 times a week and on my body once per week. When I make a large batch, if I have any left over I pop it into small pots and gift it to clients at my makeup appointments.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.  (I melt the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds first) It’s as easy as that! You can add more oil depending upon how loose you prefer your scrubs to be.


PURCHASING INGREDIENTS

I’m not going to list where I buy each item from and its cost as they mostly come out of my pantry which I stock up from my local supermarket.

I buy my Coconut oil from Aldi as its fairly inexpensive at I believe £2.99 for a large jar and lasts for a long time in the fridge too.

Essential oils also don’t have to be expensive, I buy mine from TK Maxx in their skincare department for approx. £1.99 per bottle.

You can also look online or look at other retailers for your ingredients.


HOW TO STORE YOUR BODY SCRUBS

I store the scrubs in Mason Jars in my bathrooms and in small air tight containers in my makeup kit.  If you don’t have any fancy jars yet, just keep your scrub in a Tupperware tub. Since this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, it’s best if it’s used within a couple of months however I find that this is never an issue!!!


HOW TO USE A BODY SCRUB:

You can use body scrubs in the bath or shower. To avoid damaging your skin, make sure your body is thoroughly wet and softened with warm water.


You can use body scrubs in the bath or shower. To avoid damaging your skin, make sure your body is thoroughly wet and softened with warm water.

Apply scrub with your hands and cover your body with an adequate amount of body scrub. Use circular motions to massage it into your skin. I try to allow the scrub to melt into my skin for 2-3 mins before rinsing off with warm water.

Anything you apply on your skin after using a body scrub will be absorbed more rapidly. Applying a hydrating body lotion is the most important after-scrub product to help seal moisture in to your skin.


Download Your Free Body Scrub Recipes

Download my free body scrub recipes by clicking on the image below and have fun making your own scrubs. Leave me a comment on your favourite and tag me in photos of your homemade scrubs – @makeupbyclaire01


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