It’s the first day of Spring, and it’s time to tidy up a bit. Dust off , and let the sun shine pass through. Everyday this week, I am going to try to reorganize or clean some part of my room to make life a little easier.
In the mornings, I am pretty much always rushing. Sometimes, I end up scrambling through my makeup bag to find something that’s buried at the bottom. So I decided, during my week-long project of Spring cleaning, to start with the overbearing makeup bags first.
Dump out all your makeup on an old towel. You may have some things in your makeup bags, that you haven’t touched for years. There could be anything from old glosses you have been holding on to for dear life, and polishes that have changed color. As you may or may not know, most makeup needs to be replaced about every six months (depending on usage, quality, etc.) First, get rid of everything that you know you will not be using ever again. Then, get rid of everything else that may have expired, discolored, or rotted. (Yes, makeup/polishes can rot just like food does.) Next, inspect your actual makeup bag. If it looks like somebody threw it out in the dust, get rid of it!
Clean your brushes!!! If you wear makeup a lot, I would suggest cleaning your brushes once a week and letting them dry overnight. Everyone is always quick to point at makeup for being the reason why they are breaking out. No, it’s that filthy brush you are using on your face. Over time, these brushes build up bacteria, and just like human hair need to be cleansed. I picked out some of my brushes that I tend to use the most, and washed them with shampoo and warm water. Following, lay them out to dry. This simple step will save you from a lot of unneccessary break outs.
Now that you have got rid of everything you don’t want, and you’ve cleaned your brushes, it’s time to reorganize those beauty bags! I actually had to throw out my old makeup bag, because it was dreadful. Additionally, my old polish bag was a train wreck. So I pulled a new makeup bag I had, and used a plastic Chanel bag I had lying around. Both bags, have plastic coverings which will extend the shelf life of them. I stored my makeup pencils at the top of the bag, and the rest of my makeup at the bottom of the bag. For my polish, I only held on to the newest colors that I felt were still relevant and neatly placed them in my bag.
Hopefully, this will speed up things a bit in the morning. I’m trying to make it snappy!