Posts Tagged ‘2010 Beauty Resolutions’

What Does Your Makeup Bag Reveal? ~ Is It Time To Come Clean?

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Chances are you have a makeup bag for your purse.  Also chances are that it has been a while since you really took a look at all of the stuff you have stuffed inside of your handy, dandy makeup bag – if you are like most.

Makeup bags often become a cluttered and disorganized mess.  If you find yourself spending more time digging and searching your bag’s contents than you do applying what is inside – perhaps it is time for a Makeup Bag Makeover!

Like a good handbag, a good makeup bag, should carry the daily essential items that you will need when you are out and about.  Here are some easy tips to streamline your beauty on the go makeup bag essentials and simplify your traveling touch ups!

Schedule a little time and find a surface where you can spread everything out from inside your bag.  Although it won’t take that long, you don’t want to rush through.

 You will need a cleaning cloth, or paper towels, a bottle of glass cleaner to clean the product containers, and some anti-bacterial soap for your brushes. 

Evaluate what you apply daily and what you don’t.  What do you use a lot and what products you only use on special occasions – take a few moments to separate them:

 Daily Wear – These are your basic colors that match almost anything you decide to wear to any given time and place – like powder to take away the shine, blush if you tend to fade, a couple of  lip colors that are universal, mascara, and a neutral eyeliner, and lip liner if you use them.

 (Of course your trusty travel makeup mirror with both a regular and a 5X magnifying side, as well as a pair of good tweezers are automatically assumed as a makeup bag  must-have!)

  Special Occasion – This includes more dramatic colors, infrequently worn products you purchased to match special outfits, wild colors used for Halloween, shimmer dance club powder, the free gift gloss that you swear you are going to someday wear – and anything else you rarely, if ever, wear.

Okay, it is time to face the truth ~ and dispose of anything that is out of style, old, broken, or causes irritation…………..Which I must say Lordy Day ~  I will never understand why ~ in the world would any woman seeking to be her best beautiful self – keep old, broken, stubs and nubs and/or held together with a rubber-band cosmetic products around in the first place?!?   TOSS THEM!

Look at your makeup application tools.  Are they sufficient?  Dirty?  Floating around in the bottom of the bag?  Tools left to fend for themselves quickly become dirty and bacteria filled.  Used facial sponges and those annoying little applicators that come with the product – all need to go.  Your investment in good, clean, washable cosmetic brushes is well worth the price of your beauty. 

  By using clean brushes you can extend the life of your makeup and brushes by eliminating the amount of bacteria and oils that are naturally transferred from the skin to the applicators. 

 Keeping your brushes in their own bag will keep them organized, protect the brush ends and help keep them cleaner. 

Examine your piles and try to gauge what size bag you will need.  If you don’t have something big enough or with the necessary pockets – it’s time for a new bag. Best bets are ones that zip close, and have a waterproof lining – that way if something inside does bite the dust, at least the dust will implode – and not explode all over inside your totally darling handbag!

  There are tons of really cute, affordable, makeup bags in all sort of shops from boutique to drugstores – I say go for the fun ones! 

But Wait!  Before you pile your pile back into your bag – really take a look at each product.  Do you love it?  Do you use it lots?  Does it make you look fabulous?  If so, it can stay, if not – need to send it out the door – remember for beauty – it is always best to ‘Just say no – to so-so! And always Hello to Beautiful!’

Ridding your bag of excessive baggage will make your beauty on the go so much more enjoyable and with less stuff to sift and search for – will make it quicker too!

For those with excess product guilt – why not bundle up all of your over-bought, under-used, and all of the free gift with purchase products hanging around – and take them to a women’s shelter ~ that way you ease your guilt, streamline your beauty regime and you help another women be beautiful too!

Surround yourself with beauty!

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DON’T RESOLUTE YOUR 2010 BEAUTY GOALS….ABSOLVE THEM!

Monday, January 11th, 2010

2010 dateHow many times have your heard the words “New Years Resolutions” so far during 2010?  I venture to say plenty!  Even when statistics show that about 90% plus of all resolutions – new years or otherwise, will be broken before a month has past, lots of us still feel the need to make them.  Of course the media adds to frenzy with all of the “New Year – New You” articles and shows.  I have to admit, I have certainly made my share of best laid plans in New Years past.  

This year however, instead of making a bunch of well-intended – yet short- lived ‘resolution goals,’ I am opting for a few realistic, achievable Absolve beauty goals!  There is a difference!  Resolute means to: make a formal statement or intent.  Absolve on the other hand means: to set free from obligation or the consequence of guilt.  Wow – just reading the meaning eases my guilt! no_guilt

So now that the guilt is gone, it is time to create some doable Absolve beauty goals for 2010 – ones that you not only can live with, but also have your beauty benefit as well.  Here is my top ways to a more beautiful, less guilty 2010!! 

 COME OUT OF THE CLOSET ~ Make a date with yourself to go into your closet, and once and for all get rid of all of your closet guilt.  Out with the stuff you never wear, too tight, too big, too ‘what what I thinking!’  Get it out of your closet, off your mind, and move on to loving getting dressed again!  WalnutPlatElfaFreeCloset_x

JUST SAY NO TO SO-SO ~ Declare this moment that from now on you are only going to wear clothes that make you look fabulous!  Done are the days of ‘just throwing something on for whatever’ and on are the days of looking confident, put-together and looking as beautiful on the outside as you feel on the inside for this brand new year! 

TOOL TIME ~ Whether it is a blow dryer; brushes designed for your hair type;  hair rollers; exfoliator brush, sponge, or mitt; manicure kit; makeup brushes; makeup sponges; makeup mirror for home, or your handbag; full length mirror for your closet – whatever the beauty routine is, keep it professional!  Using a professionally designed tool – built for the particular beauty need, is totally worth its weight in gold.   Your pay off will be camera ready for any and all close ups ….as well as any far away paparazzi! 

 H2O = LIFE ~ Water is a truly wondrous thing.  It keeps you feeling full, hydrates your skin, keeps your organs humming, and rids the body of toxins effectively.  Drinking at lease 8 glasses daily, or more if your level of activity, warrants.  The word ‘spa’ literally means ‘taking of the waters.’  It is impossible to have a spa experience, let alone be beautiful without ‘taking of the waters’ for your own personal beauty.  Drink it daily for true inside and out beauty.

makeupMAKEUP TUNE-UP ~ Now is the perfect time to schedule yourself a makeup consultation.  Learn from the experts, see the latest trends, and experience how maybe just a tweak here and a blend there will keep you looking your sparkling best all year long. 

GOOD SKIN IS ALWAYS IN STYLE ~ No amount of makeup, hair style, fashion or accessory will ever take the place of having healthy, beautiful skin.  Taking just a few minutes in the AM and in the PM to cleanse, tone, hydrate and nourish your skin is all it takes to keep your skin radiant and you looking your most beautiful!

OWN IT GIRLFRIEND ~ Make this year the year you live it, love it, and laugh it out loud!  Make 2010 a totally UN-Realistic year!

Surround yourself with beauty!

susie

Susie Galvez

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