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Kabuki Brush


How-to: Care for & Clean Your Kabuki Brush

The Kabuki Brush is a great way to apply your Sunless Tan HDPV Anti-shine Powder.  However, regular use of your brush can trap bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria in the bristles.  Due to this, we recommend cleaning your brush often so your skin stays healthy.  Don’t worry, it’s simple…….

The pros often spritz their brush with anti-bacterial brush cleaner and wipe them on a clean towel after each use.  However, with time, additional makeup builds up in the brush and the spray just doesn’t cut it.  Here’s how to deep clean your makeup brush after prolonged use.

  •     Dampen a section of a paper towel with Fast Drying Brush Cleaner and wipe brush from side to side. (You can also use Rubbing Alcohol but this may be drying and harsh on the brush over time).
  •     As the towel gets dirty, dampen another section and repeat. Not only will this clean the brush, but the Brush Cleaner / Alcohol evaporates quickly for a clean brush that’s ready to go.
  •     Rinse brush head gently under lukewarm water, with the brush at a 45 degree angle pointing down, using fingers to massage Shampoo/Soap to hair. Apply in the direction of the hair from ferrule towards top. (Ferrule: The metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). Rinse gently under running water, thoroughly.

If possible, follow above with conditioner. Gently reshape the head of the brush and lay flat over the edge of a table or counter so that the bristles are open to the air on all sides. Allow to completely dry (approximately 5 – 6 hours)

Be careful not to let any cleaner or water run inside the ferrule (the metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). This can weaken the glue used to hold the hair and cause shedding problems or even loosen handles. Always lay brushes flat to dry. Do not blow dry – this will cause the hair to frizz!

It’s simple to keep your brush clean and ensure you have great looking skin!

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We think it’s fair to say that everyone in the armed forces is full of self-confidence. That ability to know and feel that you can do something well and succeed is pivotal, and Major Douglas Pierce was no exception. Yet, having served in Afghanistan, Major Pierce returned home to a situation that turned his self-confidence, and his world, upside down.

Included in the April 2014 issue of GQ Magazine that features an interview with Mënaji Skincare Founder Michele Probst, is reference to Major Pierce who, thru a Mënaji customer, was introduced to our products as a way to get his life back on track. When he returned from Afghanistan, instead of a kiss and a hug, he was served divorce papers and lost all contact with his children.  However, as he began to use skincare to improve his self worth, he regained his spirit.

Moved by his story and knowing Mënaji Skincare has made a difference, we believed it was important to tell his story. “Douglas has overcome so much and has turned his life around with tools to make him feel confident about mind, body and spirit” says Probst. “He now just completed his masters in marriage counseling and is stationed at Fort Cambell in TN to help other military families find love and hope”.

You can watch the video here.


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It’s “Fun Facts Friday” and in celebration of “Basketball Madness” we wanted to share these cool facts about March Madness!

#1: The tournament itself has been around since 1939. Started in Illinois, this annual tournament of high school boy’s teams emerged officially in 1908 and by the late 1930s had over 900 schools competing statewide.

#2: Henry V. Porter (former teacher, coach and assistant executive secretary of the Illinois High School association) invented the term. Porter published an essay named March Madness in 1939 and in 1942 used the phrase in a poem, Basketball Ides of March. In 1977 the Illinois HSA published a book about its tournament titled March Madness. The term stuck, especially in Illinois, and became known by everyone.  The term is a registered trademark held by the NCAA and the Illinois High School Association.

#3: The first NCAA Championship Basketball Tournament was won by the University of Oregon Ducks. Glen Rice of Georgia University holds the distinction of scoring the most number of points in March Madness. In 1989, he scored 184 points among which 27 came from three pointers. He played 6 matches in the tournament. Shaquille O’Neal set an NCAA record by blocking 11 shots in one game for LSU in 1989.

#4: The trio from Michigan State —  Morris Peteson, Charlie Bell and Mateen Cleaves — were fondly called the Flinstones because they all belonged to Flint in Michigan.

#5: A large portion of the fees generated from the licensing of the unified marks “March Madness” are used to fund college scholarships for Illinois high school boys and girls.

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