Easy peasy with M.A.C Brush Cleanser!

We have earlier decided that there will not really be any form of getaway this school holidays.

I was adverse to the idea initially - I mean , what are holidays without getting out of Singapore? With the recent incident, all the more I felt I need fresh non-Sg air.

But he has been really nice and we have had good times lazying around at home or window-shopping trips (I think I lost my shopping touch - we were in Orchard for 5 hours and all I bought was a dust cap for my phone!) . I watched more DVDs than I have ever done in this short period of time and hey, my home is very neat most of the time now! :P

I went back to work this recent week. It felt a little funny because I had been away for almost a month and everyone I met was expressing their concern and sympathy. It was tough not to break down again.

But anyway , the day before I started work, I was alone at home for almost the whole day so I decided to wash my make-up brushes.

We are supposed to wash our make-up brushes every week or at least, fortnightly. But SERIOUSLY, does anyone do it weekly?

It is such a chore - wash , shampoo, condition , dry (just like for hair) - and if you have more than 10 brushes, it will feel forever. Or rather, that's what the lazy me will feel. But I found this method to shorten the whole ordeal by more than half!

It is the M.A.C Brush CLeanser !

I read about it online somewhere (cannot remember where) and think this is the solution to my lazy-to-wash-brushes days! :P Everything is easy-peasy and takes very little time... oh and if I may add, pretty fun as well.

These were the brushes that needed a quick bath. There were six more but I was too lazy to take them out. ..hahha....As you can see,  I am not particularly loyal to any brands when it comes to brushes.
From left to right:
1) Lip / Concealer Brush from E.L.F
2) Lip brush from The Face Shop
3) Blusher / Powder brush from O2Skin
4) Eyeshadow brush from Cyber Colours
5) Blusher (use this for shading as well) brush from KROBI @ Cosmoprof. I love this a lot!
6) Concealer brush and foundation brush from ECO , bought from Watsons. Super cheap but good!
7) Eyeshadow brush from MAC
8) The whole red range from MAC
9) Eyeshadow blending brush from Body Shop

This is the brush cleanser from MAC. I am not sure of the price in SGD but I bought it for RM 45 when I was in KL.

Oh, u need tissues as well! You may want to use a face towel but I feel that using tissue is more efficient in taking away the colours from the brushes. You also do not have to deal with the washing afterwards.

Easy peasy steps to cleaning your make up brushes.

Step 1: Press out some of the liquid cleanser onto a piece of tissue - the size of a 20-cent coin. I folded the tissue into half , then half again for better absorption.

Step 2: Dab the hair of your brush onto that same spot. Continue dabbing , you will see the colour coming off the brush and onto the tissue. Stop when no more colour comes off.

From all those pink and coral blushers

Step 3: Proceed with all your other brushes. It doesn't take a long time because the cleanser makes the colours come off pretty fast. It is pretty fun, too!

One of my eye-shadow brushes. I am a heavy user of pink , brown, beige and coral colours , as you can see.

Overly used lip brush but seldom washed. Hehehe....
 Step 4: Lay your brushes out on a face towel and let them dry. As compared to the conventional way of washing which may take almost the whole day to dry, this took only 30 mins MAX. 

This is definitely an efficient way of cleaning your make-up brushes if you are always chasing after time to do this menial but important task. Of course, if you have all the time in the world, the traditional shampoo-and-conditioner method works better as that would be a more thorough cleansing.

As for me, I am lazy like that (haha!) and I really cannot be bothered to take a long time to wash them and then wait an even longer time for them to dry.

I took a photo of my 'work' and I think it looks pretty artistic, no?  

Ironically, after all this, husby bought for me the new brush set from MAC (with pink hair! LOVE!) and I just remembered that bestie got me a set from Sephora as well.

So another way to get clean brushes is......... to just buy new ones! :P

Hansel and Gretel over the weekend!

So today we brought the parents to get our annual fix of Wild Rice pantomine - Hansel and Gretel!

I knew I would enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed the previous ones I have caught with the other half. It was the husby's idea to bring my parents along this time round. I wanted to bring the little nephew but husby was apprehensive if it would be too long for him to endure (but he would enjoy himself! I know he would!) so we didn't eventually.

We were late though! We reached the place only at 2:20 pm when the show was supposed to start at 2:30pm and husby still had to find a parking lot. Parents and I went down first... but what luck! We were still too late and had to wait outside the door while the show started without us. Thank god they let us in within minutes ... I wouldn't want to miss much!


I am not going to be a spoiler here but it was really very enjoyable. My parents had a great time and it was so cute to see my parents' reactions towards some of their jokes or crass remarks, which are very typical of these pantomines by WR.

Husby noticed an ang moh in the row in front of us who had a straight face almost throughout the show. This is rather impossible, I feel -  one can really laugh a lot and being a pantomine, there was enough audience 'participation' as the show progresses. We concluded that maybe he just did not 'get it'. The show is very Singaporean with a few splashes of Malay, Mandarin, Singlish and the dialects. Everyone gets to be the brunt of their jokes  ... and issues such as the acclaimed $50 Malay wedding, bus strikes etc etc were aptly included as well. Like my dad said, if one doesn't get it, it means you are just not assimilated into the Singapore culture yet.

Well, perhaps.

I took a vote at the end, for the most favourite character. Both my parents voted for Siti Khalijah while husby went for Sebastian. Me? I was torn between Sebastian and Khalijah! Sebastian was a darn fantastic witch / chef of the candy house! Love him on that stage so so much!! But Khalijah was equally awesome. She had dual roles - a Filipino maid and the chef's assistant and my god, this woman can really do wonders to her characters, u have to watch to know why. And when she belted out a Tagalog song, I was sold! Ok ok.... she gets my vote! HeeHee.

No photos taken at all since we were late and there were too many people for me to pose with one oftheir life-size posters afterwards.

Well, except for one camwhored one.......

I love my polka dot shawl from Princess Arabia (FB)! Flowered brooch was from IORA boutique.

It was a good outing,definitely.... and this has definitely helped cheer me up :)

If u are going to watch the musical, I am very sure it is worth your money. If you are not, hey , why not???