2015-01-02 14:40:05

Are you still sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions? Apparently only 8% of us do, so you’re not alone! That said there are a few simply beauty resolutions that we firmly believe you should try and keep:

1. Vow to remove all make-up every night!

We’ve all been there - it’s late, you’re tired and all you want to do is crawl into bed - washing your face is the last thing you want to do. However, this is our number one for a reason!

Sleeping in your make-up is really bad for your skin… it can clog your pores leading to breakouts and add years onto your face (and nobody wants that!). What’s more, having a beautifully cleansed and moisturised face each morning will ensure that your newly applied make-up looks better and stays on for longer. It’s all about the base for complexion perfection!

2. Clean your make-up brushes every  2-3 weeks

This is probably one of those tasks that you just keep putting off – yes, we know you’re busy! But when you remember your dirty brushes contain make-up, oil, dirt, bacteria and dead skin, you may just want to find the time to get them clean again. Dirty brushes won’t apply your make-up to their best ability either, so regular cleaning will help ensure you’re always looking your best too.

There are many brush cleaners available to buy, or you can simply use household items such as baby shampoo, a bar of soap or even washing up liquid – add some warm water and voila! Your make-up brushes will look brand new.

Top tip: If you start to notice your brushes feeling a bit stiff over time and don’t want to splurge out on a new set, simply massage a tiny bit of hair conditioner into the bristles, rinse with warm water and leave them to dry flat. This will bring back that soft, luxurious feel that encouraged you to buy them in the first place!

3. Detox your make-up bag!

You’re not alone if you sometimes delve in to the depths of your make-up bag to find a lip gloss your aunty bought you for Christmas three years ago – but seriously, get rid!

Throw out all old and expired make-up. Using make-up that is past its prime is like asking for a breakout!

Give the make-up you’re keeping a wipe over with a baby wipe to keep everything looking sparkling brand new, because after all a clear make-up bag is a clear mind!

4. Try a ‘beauty dare’ once a month!

New Year, new you? We know a new year often starts with big plans to lead a healthier lifestyle - exercise more, eat better foods, go out less – the list goes on! But smaller changes are much simpler to stick to. Why not spice up your make-up regime and do something different and daring once a month?

Rock a new bold lip colour, or take the time to master the art of winged liner, there are so many different make-up trends which are fun to keep up with!

5. Remove chipped nail varnish

We know it can be hard to actually find the time to sit down to paint your nails and even harder to maintain the perfectly manicured look. But trust us, there’s nothing worse than a chipped manicure, so if you really can’t find 5 minutes to give them a quick touch up and tidy, then remove the varnish and go au naturel!

We hope our beauty resolutions have inspired you, and we also know that by sticking to even a couple of them, you’ll see the benefits!

Wishing you a beauty-filled and truly AMAZING 2015!