Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dear Ashley Marie

Dear Ashley Marie,
How often should I be cleaning my makeup brushes and how do I clean them?

Dear Reese,
You should be washing your brushes at least 3 times a week. This will help them to last longer, keep stay true color application and will also keep germs at bay. If you have a foundation brush, you can just use a gentle soap and warm water to wash this brush. Let it dry laying flat. Do not use it till it is completely dry. 

As for all your other brushes such as eye shadow, cheek, etc. there is a perfect product for that. 

It is the Mary Kay Brush Cleaner! And the great news is it is ONLY $10!

 Shop HERE

To Use: You simply lay the brush down on a paper towel and you spray the brush cleaner about 10 inches away from the brush while rotating the brush to get every angle. Then wipe it on the paper towel and you will see all the powder coming off. Then leave your brush to dry. It will probably take about 20 min. before it is completely dry.

Hope this helps! :)

Ashley Marie

Dear Ashley Marie,
I really want to go to college but I am not sure if I can afford it. I know there are scholarships out there but I feel like none of them apply to me or they are too far out of reach. Any advice for me?
University Chic

Dear University Chic,
Good for you for having a desire to go to college! It will be so worth it in the end! First things first - apply for a pell grant! To do this, simply go to This is the official Federal Student Aid website. Another great website to check out for all different types of scholarships is! - Stay tuned as I will do an entire post on scholarships soon! Good luck!

Ashley Marie

Dear Ashley Marie,
Any time I drive with my best friend, she is always texting and driving. It scares me. I'm sure she knows it isn't safe but she does it anyways. What can I do to get her to stop?
Girl scared for her life

Dear Girl scared for her life,
I am so proud of you for realizing how scary this is and having a desire to convince her to stop. Probably the first thing you should do is let her know how you feel. Next time you see her do this, kindly ask her to not text and drive and tell her how scary it is. You could even volunteer to send a text out for her. This may be a bit awkward for you, but this awkward moment may save both of your lives, that's worth it, right?

Here are some statistics about texting and driving: 

- Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.

When drivers read or send a text message, their reaction time is doubled. When asked to respond to a flashing light while texting behind the wheel, drivers were more than 11 times more likely to miss the light altogether.

Scary stuff, huh?

If texting while driving is a temptation for her often, her are some suggestions to get her to fight the urge. Have her keep her phone in the trunk or at least on silent. Also keep photos of loved ones in your car (such as on the dash board) so you remember who want to home get home safely too!
(More info about this topic coming...)

Ashley Marie

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