It's the first Monday of the first month of a brand new year!
I'm not much on "New Year's resolutions", but I do love a time of new beginning. I feel motivated to be more than I was yesterday, last month, last year.
Usually, with me, that's a nebulous concept. I have a list (up in my head) of my life goals, and I aim toward those.
I've been impressed with my friends who sit down at the end of the year, and actually write out their goals for the next year. I have never done that. Perhaps it's something I will try this year. I haven't decided yet. (which means that I probably won't, but don't despair – there is always hope that I will decide before much of this new year slips away!)
I did decide to do something new today – something I have never done before.
Two years ago, I invested in some popular, expensive mineral makeup. I liked it just fine except for the price!. Last year, I found a smaller company that sells an excellent product – a mineral makeup – with a much smaller price tag. So I have switched almost completely over to their line of products.
However, I am still using the brushes from the popular brand makeup because they are so fabulous!!! I'll let you do that math, though, when I admit that I have never cleaned those brushes.
So, for this first Monday of the first month of the new year – I decided to do just that!
Here are my results:
I used a mild dish detergent with no scent (I didn't want to be brushing "Crisp Fresh Apple" into my pores every time I applied my makeup!) and warm water. I shook them vigorously like I would have cleaned a paint brush, then brushed them back and forth on a thick towel to help them resume their shape. I left them to air dry, which took a few hours.
I was very pleased with my results. I will certainly not be waiting so long to clean them again!
Happy New Year, my friends! May your year be filled with new experiences that bring you great joy!