Friday, June 3, 2016


I’ll be the first person to admit that makeup is an essential part of my life. Over the years of being a beauty consultant and just a beauty enthusiast in general, makeup has become a non-guilty pleasure for me. In addition to just being generally obsessed with makeup, I’ve become obsessed with practicing safe practices when it comes to makeup including washing my makeup brushes every other day.

When I first started getting into makeup, I didn’t quite understand the importance of washing brushes. Now that I think about it, it never really crossed my mind to wash brushes as often as I do now. I thought since I was the only one using my brushes that I wouldn’t put my skin at risk from using my own unwashed brushes until the bristles fell off.

And I was completely wrong!

After 9 years in the cosmetic industry and 100’s of training sessions, I understood why keeping my own brushes at home clean is just important as cleaning my professional tools. I now make sure my brushes are washed at least once a week.

Whether synthetic or natural fibers, makeup brushes hold many things that can be very detrimental to the health of your skin such as dirt and debris, oil, bacteria, dead skin cells and old makeup. Though I dread wash day for my makeup brushes just as much (or even more) than wash day for my natural hair, my canvas will not be destroyed due to my laziness.

Aside from mustering up the energy to wash my brushes, I’ve also struggled with what to wash them with. I’ve bought one too many expensive luxury brush “cleaners” that have not quite done the job so out of pure curiosity, I’ve resorted to things around my house. To no surprise, the things that I have trusted for years for other uses really did the trick for effortlessly getting my brushes squeaky clean for a fraction of the price.

Here are some of my favorite household items to wash my brushes with that you may be ale to find in your own home.

Cheap Clarifying Conditioner

Cheap clarifying conditioners such as V05 have been a personal favorite of mine to co-wash my hair with.  Though it’s meant to “clarify” the hair of dirt and oil and such it also doesn’t strip the hair and make it brittle. The same goes for makeup brushes, specifically natural fiber brushes. Your brushes will feel really clean, soft and smell lovely.

Olive Oil

Though olive oil isn’t the cheapest oil in world, it works wonders for a deeper clean of brushes. Specifically, I love using olive oil to clean stubborn synthetic brushes such as foundation brushes. The oil breaks up the makeup really well but I still follow up with a soap just to get rid of the oil residue. Better safe than sorry.

Hand Soap

I’m one of those people who wash their hands a lot and they also work wonders to clean makeup brushes. They don’t get super sudsy where it hard to remove the soap and as with the other household items here, it’s mild enough to wash your brushes without damaging them.

Mild Baby Shampoo

My philosophy is “if it can be used on a baby, it can’t be but so harmful” and it surely checks out when it comes to using it on makeup brushes. It breaks down the makeup very well and with very little effort.

Dish Detergent

This one may alarm you but it honestly is one of my faves. The reason why I even decided to try it is because dish detergent breaks down all sorts of grease, grit and grime on our dishes, so how could it not do the same for makeup brushes? If you’re concerned that you’d break out from using brushes washed with dish washing detergent, I can tell you from my own experience that is probably the least of your worries.

These unconventional items have worked wonders for me.  Why go out and spend money that you don’t really need to when you have things right in the house that will clean your brushes just as well for a fraction of the price?

What are some “unconventional” household items that you use to get your makeup brushes clean, please share .

Friday, January 29, 2016


Welcome to a new year filled with great opportunities .

We are re-branding , re strategizing and focusing on what is most important.

 This year we are training, empowering and raising new entrepreneurs in the beauty industry.

EWABELA MAKEUP ACADEMY this new year is giving 10 lucky people scholarship monthly (Feb - Dec) varying from 50% to 100 % off tuition for our 3 weeks make-up training. This offer is open every month. We are also offering mentor-ship opportunity to the brightest few, with all the tools necessary to start a small business and coach them to grow.

 We are launching a new training program called THE BEAUTY BUSINESS CLINIC. This will be a 3-4 hour class one day every month. This class is free and open to everyone who already runs a beauty business , it will feature facilitators from within the beauty industry (makeup artist and retailers of beauty products) and other people whose business influences ours (photography, social media experts, sales expert and marketing consultant)

 The aim of the beauty business clinics is to train and coach small/medium make-up products retailers on how to grow their business sustainably and expand.
We would also deal with individual challenges each business is facing and provide mentor-ship for them.

To participate in our scholarship (intern-ship and mentoring ) program simply send your details to

1. Full Name ( and also name as on Facebook )
2. Phone number
3. Educational background
4. Last qualification/certification
5. Why do you believe you deserve the scholarship?
6. What you love about makeup?
7. Send a personal picture
8. Indicate the month you want to join.

Monday, January 11, 2016


I have not been able to set a start up date for the training - mainly because we didn't have a venue.

Last Thursday 7th of Jan 2016, I received a mail from an angel in the human form of Mrs Wunmi, she offered her school as venue for the training FREE OF CHARGE. I was shocked - screamed OMG😱! After reading the mail.

Our God is indeed a great God.

I met with her last Sunday(Yesterday ) to conclude and fine tune plans. I am happy to announce that screening will take place next Friday 22th Jan,2016. 
The time and address will be sent to all those who have been shortlisted . 

I would love to thank you all for your prayers and support.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, I am happy to say we have taken that first step. 

It's onward and upward all the way.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


I have learnt that the most important thing about any project , dream or vision is to start. 
Start with what you have and Start where you are.
According to my Pastor and Mentor Sam Adeyemi "ideas rule the world and the most important resource you need is your imagination"

When I received the idea to train and raise 120 entrepreneurs within 2016 through the Ewäbela Makeup Academy and mentor as many as are interested through Ewäbela Beauty Business Clinic. I paid no attention to the cost implication - my focus was on the greater good that will result from the fulfillment of my vision.

I prayed
I planned
I started by announcing the invitation during a live show on Jan 1,2016.

I have received over 150 emails from people interested the training .

I don't have a venue yet - I believe it will come.
I don't have the makeup products I need to train the many students who have applied already - I know that will come also.

What I have is the WILL, 
I have a clear vision and I have the passion to follow through.
I have the skill which I am ready to impact free and I am sure all the needed recourses will show up.

After reading "Social Business " by Mohammed Yusuf , I believe there is a lot good in many people and they are willing to support good causes.

I am reaching out to as many as are reading this and have the capacity to support this vision.

We will make it happen - no matter what.

A willing mind will find a thousand ways.