When Marie Kondo published her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up nine years ago, she started a revolution. The concept was simple: When you get rid of the physical clutter, your life becomes better too. Throwing out unnecessary objects makes you realise what you do and don’t want in your life and what you’re needlessly holding onto. We don’t really need much - it’s best to stick to a few things we really value. Her approach became known as the KonMari method. Her book was soon translated into more than 40 languages and in 2015, Marie Kondo was included in Forbes magazine’s list of most influential people. It’s no wonder - her method really brings order into your personal space. She later published Spark Joy where she’s developing her method and principles further. So how about applying them to your beauty stash?
Start by getting rid of all expired products. It’s usually the stuff we don’t much like or use anyway! According to Marie Kondo, the use of beauty products and makeup is a ritual that should spark joy – so toss out everything that doesn’t make you happy (including that fragrance you don’t like but you still wear it because it was a gift from a dear friend). If you don’t feel like throwing things out, you can always donate them – it’s part of the Marie Kondo philosophy. Now, let’s take a look at what’s left!
Store your skin care and body care close to the bathroom sink so that they’re within reach. Makeup should be kept separate in two makeup bags or boxes – first one will contain the stuff you use every day (and can be thrown in your handbag), the second one will have your “special occasion” makeup. Put your fragrances on a shelf and all your brushes, mascaras and similar products in cups to keep them organised.
And don’t forget about Marie Kondo’s 5 rules of tidying up:
Now that you’ve tidied up, it’s time to treat yourself! But what should it be? A new fragrance is always a good idea, especially when it’s the beautiful rosy La Vie Est Belle En Rose by Lancôme that’s currently winning hearts left and right.
Marie Kondo would definitely approve of you getting a nice cleansing mask for your beauty spring clean! The new Vichy Mineral Masks with active charcoal clears your pores and then closes them again once they’re clean.
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