A Broke Girl’s Guide To: Skincare

I have been wanting to write this for a long time and finally have made the time to do it. I love sharing what products I am LIVING for with you guys. A few months ago, I made a A Broke Girl’s Guide To Makeup post that a lot of you babes loved so I decided to go a step further and make a similar post all around my favorite skincare products. I want to make this a series so let me know what other Broke Girl’s Guides you want me to make. Maybe I can do one on food or grocery shopping, let me know what you think. 

Makeup and skincare can get SO expensive but honestly, it doesn’t have to be. It’s true that luxury products tend to work better and last longer because of the ingredients that go into it but most people can’t afford to spend $83 on a serum. You don’t need to spend a lot of coin to have great skin.

Skincare routines can get super extensive which can also boost up the price. All of it isn’t necessary and your routine will look different than someone else’s because your skin can vary. There is a lot of noise out there and if you are someone like me, I watch a lot of Youtube videos educating myself on the products that are out there. While some products may work for the masses, it may not work for you so you may get discouraged but don’t let that stop you. A part of self-love is understanding what works for you and being confident in that. This principle applies to skincare and makeup too.

I am not a dermatologist but I do love skincare because its the basis of good makeup. Your skin is your biggest organ so how you treat it, matters. I find my skincare in all sorts of places. Thankfully my skin doesn’t get irritated when I test out different products but if you are more sensitive, figure out which ingredients work for your skin and which one’s don’t. That’ll narrow down your search on finding a routine that works for you.

Depending on the season or the climate I am in, my skin will fluctuate on what it needs. When it’s colder outside, I moisturize like crazy but when it’s humid I will use serums instead of creams. Again, you don’t need to be as extensive. All you really need is a good face wash, an exfoliant, moisturizer/serum, and a toner. These 4 or 5 products will help balance your skin.

Before you keep reading: These products work for my combo skin. Since it’s colder outside, I am drier but over the summer ya girl was OILY. Oily skin does need moisturizer too because it’ll help regulate your oil production on your face and it’s just good for your skin to be hydrated.

My skin needs will vary depending on how much sleep I get, how much water I am drinking, what I eat, and so many other things. This is what works for me right now so it can change. I am not acne prone unless I’m getting close to my period. I also try not to wear makeup too much because I like to let my skin breathe. If I have a meeting or an event to go to, I will put my blending brushes to work but for the most part, I don’t wear a lot of makeup on my day-to-day.

I am pretty picky when it comes to product. I love to try new stuff but my tried and true products are really near to my heart. Let me know what products you’re loving so I can test them out.

Facewash 

You shouldn’t spend a lot of money on face wash in my opinion because it’s one of those things that you will go through fast. A lot of drugstore brands are stepping up their game so the products are high quality

Eucerin Gentle Hydrating Face Wash– I bought a 3 pack and have been using it ever since. It is gentle and it foams so you really feel like you’re getting a deep clean. It hydrates as you wash it so you don’t feel like it is sucking your skin dry. I will do this after I take off my makeup with a Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Makeup wipe.

Cetaphil Face Wash – Love this one too but I use the Eucerin face wash more. This is a good face wash to have because it makes you feel clean and just gets off all the oil and dirt off your face. I’ve recommended this to some of my guy friends and they like it. Also, it’s $7 and will last you a long time.

Milky Jelly Cleanser from Glossier – Okay so not technically drug store but they have a travel size that has lasted me quite a bit. This is the softest cleanser I have ever used. It is super gentle and smells like roses. It makes your skin feel so smooth but clean. I know I keep saying that but this product doesn’t foam too much since it’s gel-like. It feels like you’re rubbing water on your skin in the best way. Try the travel sized first before making the commitment. I use 1-2 pumps on my finger and a little goes a longggg way.

If you’re acne prone: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Pore Cleansing Acne Wash – Again, I am lucky to not have really bad acne but I heard good things from friends who use this. Let me know what other acne face washes you like so I can add it in.

Moisturizers/Serums – *Cue halo sound*

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee a good moisturizer. I literally lather myself in oils and creams before I go to bed so my skin can stay hydrated. I have a few that I love for different reasons. During the day, I like to have something light and with SPF (it matters, trust me) and in the evening I like to go to bed feeling like I have been dipped in a vat of cream. Some people may not like that but waking up with soft skin is such a simple pleasure of mine. I love it so much.

Skincare Tip: Do not forget to moisturize your neck and your chest. Whatever you spread on your face, carry it down to your neck and collarbone to prevent early aging. 

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream – I wish I got the one with the pump but this is a good overall daily and nightly moisturizer. She’s thick you guys so be careful. This is an amazing daily moisturizer. It doesn’t clog your pores and makes your skin so soft. I also use this on my body too sometimes. It will last you a long time so you get a ton of product. I love the cream feel as opposed to a gel because I like to make sure my skin is getting the most moisture.

CeraVe SPF Facial Moisturizer  –  Say it with me “SPF matters”. No seriously, it does you guys. I didn’t care about it until recently when I was like “Oh I should really start caring because aging is a thing and so is sun damage”. Wear your SPF. Just do it. What I like about this is that it doesn’t smell too much like sunscreen and it absorbs really fast into the skin so you don’t feel sticky.

Serums

Serums are another way to keep your skin healthy. They are more gentle and the ingredients will seep into your skin differently than a moisturizer. It allows your skin to get deep hydration while staying light on your face. I use a serum inversely as a moisturizer, I don’t know if that’s what you’re supposed to do so facialists and estheticians, help me out with this one. Serums are also great because they can treat specific skincare needs. So for example, if you’re feeling really dry or dehydrated after a night out (🙋🏽) then you may want to go for a serum with hyaluronic acid versus. Or a serum to treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Skincare Tip: TJMaxx and Marshall’s has REALLY good skincare products (hit or miss depending on where you live) for cheap. When I was perusing the skincare shelves one day, I found so many amazing products that are normally really expensive but they had it for less and its the same. exact. thing. I was shook!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum – Can you tell I love Neutrogena? I recently bought this and I love it. It is more watery but I expect that from a hydrating serum. If you don’t like fragrance or are sensitive to this, do not buy it. I’ll be honest, I don’t like fragrance in my skincare products. I think its unnecessary. The smell is there but it goes away once you rub it in. It leaves your skin feeling quenched and will absorb super quickly.

Valjean Labs Facial Serum – I found these at TJMaxx and am hooked. They’re simple ingredients in them. They have different ones for Glow, Restore, Hydrate, etc. I have those 3 and I have repurchased them. I think originally they’re like $15 but I bought them for $6 or $7. They last you a long time and like I said before, they treat certain things. I’ll use the Glow serum as a base sometimes before I apply my makeup to add some dewiness into my foundation. They absorb fast, do not have any bad smell to them, and I like how it has 2 ingredients. It keeps it simple and you know what you’re adding on your face.

Masks

Mask and chill, anyone? A good face mask and a nice movie is my kind of night. Please do not spend a lot of money on face masks unless you can afford it. I buy so many face masks a year (I should probably invest into a subscription). I have a few that I really like. Some I use as an overnight mask and other’s I’ll just put a sheet mask on and it gives me 20 minutes where no one can bother me.

I talk about these A LOT. I love them, they aren’t “drug store” but they’re $3 from Amazon. I love all of them. The Lavender Hydrating one is by far one of my favorites. Tony Moly makes a GOOOOOD face mask. I believe they are a Korean brand too and they do skincare REALLY well so I trust it.

Another Amazon find, I know a lot of people use this. It’s crazy how much it pulls out of your skin. I feel like my pores were vacuumed.  This is the Aztec Clay Mask .  This will last you a long time, you only need a little bit and it’s literal clay on your face. Wash it off and put some moisturizer on afterward and you are good to go. It can be messy so be careful.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Overnight Gel Cream Face Mask – This is $2 from Walgreens. An awesome hydrating overnight mask. I put it on at the very end of my routine and go to sleep. I think Neutrogena killed it with their Hydro Boost line. I am so happy they came out with it (not sponsored, but hit me up Neutrogena) because I think it’s super accessible. They have a deep clean one too that I haven’t tried but I want to.

Also, another Neutrogena product I am loving right now is their Deep Clean Sheet Mask. I think it gets the job done and it smells good to me. With sheet masks, I don’t really mind the smell of them.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I will be updating my routine as life goes on but again, skin care doesn’t need to be super expensive. I hope you all have a happy week wherever you are and be kind to yourself.

The Foam Roller For Your Face

I am a big skincare junkie. I follow a lot of beauty influencers who put me on a lot of amazing products. Some of them are super expensive so I try to find dupes that fit within my budget.

My latest skin care purchase is the jade roller. If you don’t know what it is here is a picture for reference. IMG_7835.jpg

The one I have is this one from Amazon. It’s about $14 bucks which is cheap considering that this one is $63. There are other cheaper ones but this is available on Prime, so I got it.

Jade rollers are popping up on a lot of different beauty bloggers pages because of its superpowers. I’ve bought mine two weeks ago and I use it multiple times a day to depuff my face or help serum to penetrate in my skin. I’ve noticed a huge difference. Next to my microneedling pen, this is my favorite.

What it does:

  • Depuffs areas on your face: eyes, cheeks, etc. Depuffing can happen if you have too much sodium the night before or have any sort of congestion.
  • Massages your lymphatic system and improves circulation in your face

Your lymphatic system is your bodies internal sewage system. It helps your organs and skin get rid of any extra sh*t you put into your body. When you use the jade roller on your face it massages any congestion and helps everything get to the proper channel. The massaging sensation helps get rid of any build up of toxins in your face that may cause it to feel puffy or congested.

How I like to use it:

I use mine every morning, during the day, and before I go to sleep. I sometimes put it in my fridge because when it’s cold, it awakens my face and feels so good. Also, the cold helps depuff my under eyes. I use the larger end and go over my cheekbones. Whether you’d contour your cheekbones, use it there. It’ll help carve them out. You can use it going up and down (cheekbone to chin) or side to side (cheekbone to ear). I go away from my face (so moving it into my hairline) and down my neck to help the drainage.

I use the smaller end under my eyes (most noticeable results) and between my eyebrows. Again, all the movements going towards my hairline. I use a medium pressure, sometimes if I feel super puffy I go a little HAM. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you may experience some redness. If so, it’ll go away in a few seconds. You’ll be fine, I promise.

At the end of the night, after I have all my serums and sprays on my face I like to go over my cheekbones, between my eyebrows, and under my eyes. It helps your serum get into your pores. Also I go over my eyebrows too which may sound weird. It helps with getting the blood distributed and can help nutrients to feed your brows. My mom told me about this hack. So thanks mommy.

I highly recommend this product. I’ve seen amazing results. Before an important meeting or night out you can use this to depuff. I hate feeling super puffy in the mornings. This helps it. I am jade rolling right now LOL. I swear I love this thing so so much.

A Broke Girl’s Guide To Makeup

I’m a college student. So, for me, I try to finesse on a budget. Frankly, I like expensive things so I splurge more on beauty, makeup, and skincare more than anything else. It’s an investment in myself so like I always say: TREAT YO SELF…but on a budget.

Makeup can get pretty expensive. I calculated my former makeup routine and it was well over $400. That includes some skincare but still…ya girl will go broke if she keeps spending this way.

I narrowed down my dupes and favorite products for a full face of makeup. This is for all the people who want to look great, have high-quality products, and still want to save!

These products can all be found at Ulta (not sponsored, I wish) or most drugstores. Where I live, drugstore makeup is pretty shitty because there are items that most stores don’t carry. Your safest bet is going to Ulta because they have great deals and you can find high-end and drugstore products.

Before I get into it I wanted to describe my makeup routine for those people that are newer to my blog. I don’t wear foundation every day. I actually haven’t bought the full size of the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation because I am super lazy. I wear the shade “Vallauris – Medium 1.5 – medium with pink undertones”. I wear concealer, mascara, blush/highlight, and I do my brows. I set my makeup with a loose powder OR I just leave it as is. I focus more on skincare prep than anything. So I moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize.

If you have a good complexion and are comfortable with your pores, acne scars, etc to peek through all you really need is concealer + mascara + blush/highlight. THIS IS NOT FOR A FULL COVERAGE LOOK. I have a few essentials too that are skincare, eye products, etc.

General Tips: Makeup doesn’t need to be super expensive to look, perform, or work nicely. You can get a lot of beautiful makeup for under $15. Most of what I have listed is under $20. I think the most expensive thing is the Colorpop palette which is $16. Starting with a clean, healthy base is essential in every makeup routine. Also, if you want to learn more about a new product check out makeup gurus on Youtube. I have listed some of my favorites in this post! They test out popular, hyped products that come out and will give you the real tea on them. Tati Westbrook has so many videos on high quality drugstore makeup so be sure to look over there for makeup that I may not have listed.

Brushes: Brushes are a staple. A bad brush can really f*ck up a great product. If you like natural haired brushes, good for you. They don’t work for me and the maintenance on them is kind of annoying. I like synthetic brushes because they tend to be denser and they don’t absorb too much product. Morphe has really affordable brushes and bundles. All of the beauty gurus that I follow use Morphe and I didn’t realize how inexpensive it was. My favorite foundation brush is the Morphe M439. You stipple your foundation in then use your beauty sponge to set it into the skin and it works SO nicely. The brushes are available at Ulta or Morphe.com

I haven’t found a drugstore foundation that I am living for but if you know of any you love please comment below and also, how do you shade match in the drugstore?

For concealer, Makeup Revolutions $7 concealer is amazing!!! It is thick and full coverage. It doesn’t crease on me and I can expect it to last me the whole day. A little goes a long way and some beauty gurus argue that it’s a dupe for shape tape. Honestly, shape tape is not my most favorite concealer. There, I said it: it’s overhyped.

Mascara: The Lash Sensational line of mascaras is so good. I love the angled brush, it grips and separates each lash so well, and it coats it with even amounts of product. These do get clumpy if you use it a lot. Mascara is something I go through so often that I don’t spend too much money on. I always went for the roller lash mascara from Benefit.  You can also pick up Loreal’s Lash Paradise which is a dupe for the better than sex. I want to show you a comparison because you don’t need to spend lots of $$$ for makeup. Drugstore makeup works just as nice if not better

Blush: Flower Beauty has really nice blushes. My favorite is the flower pots powder blush in the shade sweet pea. It blends really nicely into the skin. Tap off the excess because you can pick up a lot of product at first. Then build it to your liking.

Highlight: MY FAVORITE CATEGORIE. I love me a good glow. I want people to be BLINDED by my highlight. I like to build my highlight, add it to my eyes, inner corner, cupids bow, everywhere. I prefer a rose gold highlight because it acts like a blush too. The Wet n Wild highlighter is so amazing. The shade Precious Petals is stunning on olive skin tones. I use it with a wet brush to intensify the glow and it works so beautifully. It’s also only $5!!! Another amazing one is the Master Chrome Highlights. You can use these wet but I use it dry since it is super intense.

Eyebrows: I have been using a dark brown eyeshadow to fill them in for a more natural brow. I don’t have super thin eyebrows so I just need to fill the tops in and make it more defined. I take a small detailing eyeshadow brush, dip it into any dark eyeshadow that matches the color, and then make hair-like strokes to fill them in. It’s super easy and I also hate the feeling of a waxy eyebrow. If you do like an eyebrow pencil, I do love the Brow Precise Micro Pencil. The tip is super tiny so you can make a more natural eyebrow shape with them.

Eyeshadow Palettes: I haven’t tried too many Colorpop products because I haven’t bought any new makeup but they have amazing products that blend so nicely. Their color arrangments make a lot of sense and this palette I have used every single color which IS RARE. My rule with eyeshadow palettes is: if I can’t see myself using 80% of the colors then I won’t buy it. The Double Entendre palette is amazing if you want neutral, warm tone shades. I use this everytime I apply eyeshadow. The colors are pigmented, they blend out beautifully, and they have STUNNING shimmer shades. The only problem is there is a lot of kickback in the palette itself but since the component is cardboard it’s not too bad. I will probably hit pan on this which is super rare for me. Also any of their Supershock shadows perform beautifully on the eye but the glitter is more chunky. THIS PALETTE IS SO BEAUTIFUL IF YOU NEED COLOR OR PINK IN YOUR LIFE. It’s $7!!!! My friend used this on me for spring break. Most of the shades in that palette are beautiful but some don’t show up. For 7 bucks, I cannot complain at all. This is SOOO beautiful for those peachy, pinky days.

Makeup is super fun and tends to be super pricey. Hopefully this helped you guys! Let me know in the comments what you love or want to try.

What’s a drugstore product I have to try?

 

Unboxing March’s Ipsy Bag

It’s that time of the month… no not my period. My Ipsy package has FINALLY come in. I subscribed to Ipsy over the summer and I am so thankful. I had Birchbox before but honestly I prefer Ipsy more. I go into detail as to why in this Ipsy vs Birchbox post so if you are curious to see what’s the hype check that out.

For those who don’t know, Ipsy is a glam bag subscription service. For $10 a month you get a diverse range of beauty, skincare, and tools that go with your preference. I like a little more skin care in my bags because I love trying out new beauty and makeup products. So if you want to try Ipsy and learn more please visit ipsy.com ALSO this is not sponsored. I do love Ipsy and would love to work with them on a collaboration but my opinions on these products are authentic and no one is paying me for it.

GREAT, now we got past all of that. Let’s see what I got…

This month’s theme is surrounded around adding color into your life and creation. I think that since festival season is approaching they wanted to offer products that add a little more sparkle. I’m not a very sparkly person personally but I’m always curious to see what Ipsy has in store for me. You can even color in the bag too which I think is super cute. Shoutout to Ipsy for having girls with different hair colors, textures, and ethnicities on their bag. I am loving the inclusive touch.

The first product I opened was the Steve Laurant oil in the shade orchid. This little baby is retailed at $18 but I got a full sized bottle for free. I never have tried a lip oil and honestly it doesn’t sound too appealing because who wants greasy lips? But it feels more like a gloss on the lips and it is super hydrating. I would find myself wearing this on days where I want a little gloss but nothing too crazy so this is a win.

The next item is a single eyeshadow pigment by Furless in the shade Sinister . This is not a color I would typically go for. It’s a darker bronze. I might give this item away to someone who will actually use a darker bronze shadow because that isn’t really my style. Overall, it is super pigmented and isn’t chunky as I know some single shadow pigments can be. This isn’t my fave.

The item is a black eyeliner from Tarte . It is the mini version of it and it goes on super smooth. I go for a liquid eyeliner for a good wing but I think I am going to try this one out to see how it performs because it went on SO smoothly. I would use this 🙂

What I love about Ipsy is that they sometimes include brushes. So this month they gave this rainbow fan brush from Moda. I couldn’t find the exact link but below is a picture. You can never have too many brushes and it’s super soft to the touch so I would use this.

The last item in the Ipsy bag was the Nip+Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix  retailing at $10. You can find this in the drug store. For scrubs, I use them about once a week. I love the Pixi Beauty Peel and Polish Scrub so much but this is becoming a close second. It has a refreshing scent to it and does a really good job at hydrating and removing any additional oil or skin off your face. I used this in the shower and it works.

Out of the 5 items in the bag, I enjoyed 4 of them and that’s because I don’t usually wear a bronzy eye pigment. If you are into that then you may really want to test this out. I love that I received products from brands I didn’t know but also one or two that I am familiar with. This is pretty common with my Ipsy glam bags. I usually like most of the items and some of the others are not my favorite but they may work for someone else.

March’s Glam Bag was ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Would you try Ipsy? Let me know in the comments 🙂

 

What I’ve Learned From: Reclaiming My Space

My space is really important to me. What is in it, the energy, colors, textures, life, etc all matter because this is a place where I shed all of the day off and enter a zone of comfort, zen, and peace. I started to really value my space because I moved a lot in high school and never had one place to call home. As I am in college now and moving to other apartments it’s really important to me to make my bedroom, wherever it is, feel like the home that I am comfortable. Reclaiming my space began as a physical project for me at first but later grew into finding out a lot about myself. I was making the decisions in my life and for my space that spoke to me, not anyone else.

I had to think about

  • How I wanted to feel when I entered this space

  • What it would look like

  • What I wanted the energy to feel like

and a lot of other things but those were the major ones. To keep things simple, start by thinking about your space. Where you spend the most time whether it be your desk, your home office, or your bedroom. You want this space to reflect you. It can be adaptive with you as well which makes it even more fun.

What I have in my space is reflective and has been gleaned overtime. I love trying new things in my bedroom space that help to balance my energy as well as any that may enter this space.

Reclaiming your space is one of the best things you can do for yourself because you spend a lot of time in your room and it’s where you sleep so it should be inviting, calming, and a place where you can take a deep breath and just relax.

These are the some of the things I’ve added or thought about when I put my room together. It’s a little random and all over the place…kind of like me!

  1. Natural Light ☀️
    One of the first things I do every morning is open my blinds to let the light in. I have plants on the ledge of my window in my room so they appreciate it too! There is something like the warm sun in the morning that puts me in a very inviting, relaxed state to take on my day. If it’s gloomy outside, that’s okay because I love rain (when I’m inside). It also just brings up my mood, something about being in a dark room does not excite me AT ALL. I prefer warm, natural light vs a light for my room.Having natural light opens your space up.  If you only have one window in your room, add a mirror across the room so the light reflects off of it and spreads it around your room. When the light is shining through I am more inclined to clean up any excess clutter which clears up my space because I can see it more clearly.
  2. Plants! 🍃
    You can get an air plant or a fake plant from TJMaxx to add some green or color into your room. You don’t need to do anything with those at all. It’s just nice to have because it makes your space look more homeyI am a proud plant mom. I have four little babies. They are so cute and honestly my favorite part of my whole room because I was the type of person who struggled with keeping plants alive or anything but myself alive but when I went to The Tiny Greenhouse (my favorite plant shop in Greensboro, go check it out!) I asked for a low maintenance plant and just fell in love with the store, the people, and of course my plants. I water them once a week when I feel the dirt is dry. So far they are alive and thriving so thats always a good thing👍🏽. I wanted to add a touch of green and for some reason the fact that I have plants makes me care about my room even more because I don’t want them to die.
  3. Crystals 🔮
    I got into crystal healing and have been doing a lot of research on it for the past few months. I have my crystals together in a bowl on my windowsill right next to my plants so that they charge overnight or during the day. I have a citrine, rose quartz, regular clear quartz, amethyst, and a flourite. I can go into why I have the different ones later but I love them and they help really balance my space out. I use them as a way to meditate, stay grounded, and they are beautiful to look at. I take them on travel with me too for some healing too 🙂
  4. Color Scheme 💙
    Your color scheme doesn’t have to be your favorite colors. Honestly, I just pick colors based on association to my mood. For example, blue is calming. Red is fiery/angry, etc etc. It’s important to have some sort of theme throughout your room so that your mind isn’t focusing on a lot of different stuff at once. It’s less work if everything is in a similar color family.The color blue speaks to me the most so all my sheets, shower curtains, towel, etc are blue with gray accents. I like a light faded blue so that it’s welcoming, soft, and calming. It reminds me of being on a beach a little but minus the sand and the weather. My comforter is dual sided but that was by accident. I got it from Bed Bath and Beyond for like $40. It’s washing machine friendly too which is GREAT.
  5. Pictures/Sticky Notes of Affirmation 📝
    This is for my more visual people. I’m a very visual person so I have reminders to keep me on track or remind me of sayings that speak to me.I have sticky notes hanging in my room to remind me of different messages, verses, or quotes that I like. There are some notes that people have left me too which are up there. It keeps me grounded along with the pictures of my friends, family, and yes the Obamas because whenever I feel super overwhelmed or my mind gets too busy I can look around and feel a sense of stability and guidance.
  6. Candles 🔥
    Smell is associated to memory so I like for my room to smell nice. I want to walk into my room and feel at home. I get all my candles from TJMaxx because I burn through them so quickly and they’re cheaper there. I like subtle rose or honey scents. Nothing like Bath and Body Works or Yankee Candles. They are wayyy too intense for me and I will get a headache very fast.Candles lit at night also make your room more romantic and homey as well so if you want to cuddle up with your boo or by yourself your candles will create that space
  7. Bathroom 🚿
    Deep clean your bathroom at least once a week or every two weeks. There is so much bacteria and germs that accumulate. I always have those Colorox Wipes on hand to pick up any hair or wipe down my sink. Your makeup brushes go on your face and if your counter is dirty or if your bathroom is dirty it can actually cause acne. So clean your bathroom and clean your brushes!I have a bathroom in my room and honestly, I love just sitting in my bathroom and being alone because no one really bothers you so my bathroom is very very important. I like to keep it as clean as possible. I get lazy throughout the week but I deep clean like once a week.

Other tips/tricks to maintain your space

  • Only keep the things you use (mostly) everyday on hand especially on your vanity, desk, or countertops. If it doesn’t have a purpose other than to be used or to look pretty, then you don’t need out. If you don’t see it often then you probably won’t use it.
  • Donate, sell, or give away the extra sh*t in your room. If you have clothes that don’t fit, you don’t wear, etc instead of buying new clothes donate the ones you don’t want or try to sell them. I purge my closet 3 times a year. Before I move out, before I officially move in, and around the new year. Clear out your cabinets. No you don’t need the receipt from Target from October of 2016.
  • Throw away expired makeup or beauty products. On the back of the packaging you will see a logo with a number on it. That looks like this. I’m guilty of keeping makeup past its due date but if you can live without it or can buy a new one soon. Toss it, it’s not good for you or your skin.