Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Make-up Brush Cleaning 101

Before I started working, I never cleaned my brushes. After all, I barely wore make-up. But now that wearing make-up is part of my everyday outfit, I get OC that my brushes are like a petri dish breeding bacteria (eww) so I just have to wash them regularly.

I don't use special make-up brush cleaners. My best friend, Tasha, taught me to use dishwashing soap to help remove oil and dirt. But I prefer using my shampoo with the cleaning. I think it leaves the bristles of the brush softer. The smell is also better.

I usually clean my brushes once a month although there are times when I'm too busy that I get to clean them once every two months. My tip is to do it monthly. Also, invest on a good set of brushes. Try Suesh. Their personal sets and brushes are affordably priced. Plus, you know that you're getting quality. The metal parts don't rust and the hair/bristles are oh so soft.

Steps in cleaning make-up brushes

  1. Dilute dishwashing liquid or shampoo in water.
  2. Swirl the brush in water. 
  3. Massage the bristles to make sure the dirt inside is removed.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Put the brushes on top of a paper towel and let it dry.

I prefer to have a small basin or a tupperware which holds the water so I can see how dirty my brushes are. This also serves as a reminder that I should clean my brushes regularly.

Have fun and enjoy cleaning your make-up paraphernalia! ;)

My blush brush

Swirl. Swirl. Swirl.

Murky water

Friday, April 5, 2013

License Renewal is a Breeze!

It's my second time to renew my license and I'm so thankful that I did not have to waste hours in doing it. I renewed for the first time in Ayala which took me around two hours and it only took me less than an hour to process the renewal this time around!

I went to the Ever office since Tani suggested the place and I was told that there was no line. First stop was the drug test and medical. The processing of the urine test took almost 20 minutes and the rest of the medical was less than 5 minutes. And the processing of the new license took only 10 minutes! :)

The fees were:
Medical fees P400
Print out fee of the medical (vision, actually) P50
License Renewal (with computer fee) P417.63

Total P867.63

Here's a list of other Driver's License Renewal Centers from the LTO website. Check out the site as well as there are several answers to FAQs especially if you happen to be out of the country when your license expires.
      •  DLRC – NE Pacific Mall, Maharlika Hi-way, Cabanatuan City
      •  DLRC SM Marilao, Bulacan
      •  OSS SM Mall City, San Fernando, Pampanga
      •  DLRC SM Clark, SM City Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga
      •  DLRC Sta. Rosa, 3rd Flr., Robinson’s Market, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
      •  DLRC SM Naga City, Brgy. Triangulo, Naga Cit
      •  DLRC Bacolod, Robinsons Place, Bacolod City
      •  DLRC Iloilo, Robinson’s Place, Iloilo City
      •  DLRC SM Cebu, SM North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
      •  DLRC Robinson’s Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
      •  DLRC ICM Tagbilaran City, Bohol
      •  DLRC Cagayan de Oro City, Limketkai Mall, Lapasan, Cagayan, De Oro City
      •  DLRC SM City, 2nd Flr., Quimpo Blvd., Davao City
      •  DLRC NCCC Mall of Tagum, Highway 55, Tagum City
      •  DLRC SM Manila 5th Flr. SM Manila
      •  DLRC Araneta, 3F Araneta Square Mall, Caloocan City
      •  DLRC Ayala MRT Station, Makati City
      •  DLRC Guadalupe Upper Level, Guadalupe Commercial Complex, Makati City
      •  DLRC Robinson’s Galeria, Level 1 East Lane Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
      •  DLRC Tutuban, 2nd Flr Central Mall Bldg, Tutuban Center
      •  DLRC Metro East, Basement Robinson’s Metro East, Marikina
      •  DLRC Ever Gotesco, 2/F Gotesco Mall, Commonwealth Ave., Q.C.
      •  DLRC Robinson’s Place Fairview, 3F Robinson’s, Novaliches, Q.C.
      •  DLRC Metro Point, 3rd Flr., Metro Point Mall, Pasay City
      •  DLRC SM Super Center, Grd., Flr., SM Hypermart, Pasig City
      •  DLRC SM Megamall, G/F SM Megamall B, Mandaluyong City
      •  DLRC SM North Edsa, G/F SM North Edsa Annex, SM City
      •  DLRC SM Cubao, 3rd Flr., Farmer’s Mall, Cubao, Quezon City
      •  DLRC Alabang, Ayala Alabang Town Center, Muntilupa City

LTO Office in Ever Commonwealth

The LTO Office - walang pila!

Drug Testing Center beside LTO