It's a new decade and like the rest of the world, you're determined to lose weight, hit the gym more, find a new job, volunteer, save the planet, stop drinking coffee, and finally write that screenplay (you can't possibly keep James Cameron waiting any longer). But those big resolutions take a lot of time and effort. If you're looking for New Year's quick fixes and simple ways to start fresh right now, try these ten totally doable home beauty tips.
Home Beauty Tip #1: Do a Cabinet Cleanout
An instant clean slate in your beauty routine begins with a major cabinet cleanout session. Depending on the "situation" behind those bathroom cupboards, this task can take less than an hour, or all day (especially if you're the kind that still owns "hair mascara"—it won't make a comeback, we promise). Pitch products you can't remember the last time you used and barely-full bottles just sucking up space.
Not sure what to keep and what to toss? "It's important to take inventory every six months and look out for changes in smell, texture and performance," says Jessica Liebeskind, a celebrity make-up artist. "Liquids and creams are good for about one year, while powders can last about two."
Home Beauty Tip # 2: Keep Beauty Products Organized
Now that you've said buh-bye to items like scented body glitter and the bottle of CK1 from 10th grade, it's time to create order from chaos. Everyday make-up should be well organized in a clear tray with compartments so you can always find what you need, especially at 7:00am before you've had caffeine. The products you don't use as often should be stored in containers. Clear plastic shoeboxes are great for stowing away your hair and nail care products, body lotions, face masks, self-tanners, and more.
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