Beauty blenders are notorious for being difficult to clean and the dangers of using bacteria infested makeup utensils are widely discussed, so it’s no wonder everybody jumped when this beauty hack hit the internet.

What’s the hack you ask? It’s Barbie's toy washing machine, or at least the machine lookalikes. 

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This toy washing machine has piqued the antenna of the online beauty community over the beauty blender cleaning hack resulting in websites being created to sell the product.

It all started when beauty YouTuber Tiffany Lynette Davis posted on IGTV how she was cleaning her beauty blenders. The video received more than 2000 comments with some Instagram users asking where to buy the product. It wasn’t until this video made its way to Twitter when the option of where to shop this item surfaced, and others soon created.

Twitter user Myra shared Lynette’s video on Twitter, which reached viral status and had social media users curious to know where to buy the product dubbed the “Beauty bath” and “Makeup brush cleaner”.

The end result - a number of websites hosting the product for sale.

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While many rallied on to secure this product, there were a few who were skeptical.

To be fair, Lynette did offer a disclaimer in a YouTube video she posted following the peaked interest for the miniature washing machine.

“Would I recommend this for everyday use? No. This is a toy, this is not a beauty blender/makeup sponge washer. Do just beware of that when you see sites advertising as that since I’ve posted this video. Do note this is definitely a toy, it is not made for this use at all,” Lynette sternly says in her video.

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And Lynette has a point regarding the toy machine sales, as countless websites are already selling this machine as a beauty cleaning tool, as seen on Amazon:

beauty blender

On Bostyle:

beauty blender

And on a site created specifically for the mini washing machine:

beauty blender

With all caution considered, this machine does seem nifty enough, but only if you already had the toy laying around already.


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