Month: April 2012

Clean brush = Happy face

Makeup brushes can harbor lots of dirt and bacteria, but frequent washing of your makeup brushes can keep them – and your face – clean and healthy.  I like to use baby shampoo to wash my brushes because it is really delicate and leaves the bristles nice and soft.

If you haven’t cleaned your makeup brushes within the past 2 weeks, or ever, then they are in desperate need of a bath. It will only take a few minutes to wash them all and if you do it at nighttime they will be nice and dry for use in the morning.


-Run the bristles of the makeup brush under warm running water.

-Apply a small amount of shampoo to bristles and work into a light lather.

-Rinse bristles thoroughly under running water. You will notice that the water leaving the brush is tinted from old makeup.

-Continue rinsing until no color leaves the brush

-Lay the brush flat on a towel and allow it to air-dry.

The most expensive whiskey in the world.


The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique – $460,000

A bottle of 64-year-old Macallan, the oldest whisky ever bottled by the Macallan distillery, became the most expensive whisky in the world when it sold at a charity auction in November, 2010. The catch, however, is that the auction also included a one-of-a-kind crystal decanter.

The decanter was created by Lalique using lost-wax casting, called “cire perdue” in French. The decanter was created to celebrate the anniversary of master glassmaker René Lalique’s birth. It is based on a decanter from the 1920s, when The Macallan distillery was founded. The crystal decanter and its expensive cargo have toured twelve cities to raise awareness for charity: water, including Paris, London, Hong Kong and its final stop at Sotheby’s in New York.

The entirety of the sale price of this expensive whisky was donated to charity: water. In addition, US $145,000 were raised for charity: water during the Macallan’s “tour du monde“.