January 6, 2013 in Beauty
We all do it. Hang on to those products that we absolutely adore. The problem is that we don’t only buy those products. In addition to our much loved jasmine and rose hand cream, we most likely have also bought another 20 hand creams, used them once and carefully stored them in the cabinet.
The worst offender of this is my mum. Every once in a while I tell her off for her amounts of products and help her clean them out – in other words, I ask her when she last used it and then 90% of the time, bin it.
Starting 2013, let’s make some resolutions to be ruthless with our products. After all, there is only a certain amount of time before those carefully stored products become a bit rancid.
Beauty Resolution Number 1
Like most high school relationships, mascara doesn’t last longer than 3 months. And despite your good efforts to ensure you use every last bit of eyelash darkening and lengthening goodness by furiously pumping that wand, you are only shortening its life span.
My go-to mascara is Clinique High Impact Mascara $38.00
Beauty Resolution Number 2
It seems like every week there is a new moisturiser with new goodness (like reversing the clock on wrinkles you have yet formed). And if you are anything like me, you buy it! But there is only so much cream your face can take. After about 6 months, you will notice that white cream starts to go a little yellowy and that is the time to say farewell.
If you need some soothing night cream (with some Vitamin E in case you spent a little too long in the sun) try The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream $27.95
Beauty Resolution Number 3
Sunscreen: you normally buy a stack of these once a year, right around now. But don’t forget, these only last 12 months. So before you grab last year’s sunscreen, chuck them out and buy some new ones to make sure you still get their protective goodness.
I think there is nothing like the smell of summer and sunshine than Nivea Caring Sun Spray SPF30+ $19.99
Beauty Resolution Number 4
It’s the beauty product that has been declared recession proof. Lipstick (and glosses) can make you go from blah to wow with one single swipe. However, I think a few of us keep these beauties a little too long. Technically, they should be binned after 12 months. However, if anything funky happens with your lips, like cold sores, then they are binned immediately!
I got STILA Shine Lip Colour SPF 20 #06 Charloite $18.50 for free for ordering too much from Strawberry Net and am now an addict
Beauty Resolution Number 5
I promise to wash my hair regularly. No, I am not talking about the hair on my head (don’t worry, I wash this regularly). I am talking about the hair on my makeup brushes (wish I shamefully don’t do so regularly). According to the pros, you should wash your foundation brushes once a month (not once a year like me), and eye brushes once a week (not like my never). Simply use your shampoo, rinse, towel dry and air out overnight.
Don’t tell a make-up artist, but I use a blush brush to apply my powder foundation – Clinique Blush Brush $41.00