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Springtime Glow-Up: Spring Cleaning with Make-Up and Skincare

Refreshing Your Makeup and Skincare Space for a Radiant Season

Spring cleaning often means the ultimate house-reset of the year. Something about the fresh crisp air blowing through the home with a hint of light cleaning scents leaves one feeling rejuvenated, energized, not to mention the mental clarity and satisfaction, setting the tone for a fresh start. 

Have you ever looked at your hygiene cabinet, and thought “I should really clean this up?” Perhaps it wasn’t the right product for your skin or hair, and it got thrown under the sink and hasn’t been touched in years? Maybe you held onto the product to keep on hand “just in-case.” Did you know the most hygiene items have a shelf life from 6-18 months and most likely, have expired? Friend, it’s the year to tackle this ultra-satisfying project! We’re cleaning out the cabinet and here is your quick-start guide courtesy of KonMari Consultant Marie-Helen Riverian. 

Why is it important to declutter your hygiene cabinet?

As a busy Mom it’s important to give yourself 5 mins in the morning for facial massage and skin and makeup prep so you feel good going into your day. Which lead me to asking Marie the best way to help you declutter your bathroom cabinet. When your bathroom is a mess I find it’s because we end up collecting too many products! And as always less is more, so the aim is to get back to this so we can think clearly and set ourselves up for success everyday, just like making our beds ;) (still hit or miss for me!)

Marie recommends setting aside 1 or 2 hours to dedicate to this process to make sure you get through it all and feel complete.

Tip: Before we get started, don’t forget to check cars, bathrooms, purses, and anywhere else you may keep hygiene items.

Begin with taking everything out of the cabinet and organizing it in 5 categories: 

  • Hair
  • Make-Up
  • Skincare
  • Body
  • Multi-Purpose
  1. Decide which category we are going to tackle first.
  2. Once you have all your subcategories sorted, start with the one that would come first in your make up routine. For example foundations. 
  3. Discard any that are too old, and pay attention to the ingredients. Remember, your skin is your largest organ and may absorbs what you apply to it, so opt for products with the purest, most natural ingredients.
  4. Keep only your favorite items from each category. It might help to imagine yourself as you do your self care routine and are using these products. 
    • How does it make you feel? 
    • Are they convenient and pleasant? 
    • Keep only what makes you feel good. Don’t keep things just because they were expensive, or they were a gift!

5. Once you’ve sorted through all your makeup - storing the best and discarding the rest - it’s time to put them away. Keep your chosen items together in one pouch for easy access during your morning routine or when you’re on the go.

  1. Optionally, you can also create a small on the go pouch for occasional touch ups during the day if that is something you do.
  2. Repeat with each category.

If you liked this blog, check out Less is More: DIY Skincare Recipes


A bit about Marie of Love and Order LA

“Born in sunny Saint-Tropez in the South of France and raised in the French Alps, I came to Los Angeles in 2000 to work in the movie industry after graduating from Neoma Business School in Rouen, Normandie.

After working for top executives at Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros, I was accepted in the Director’s Guild of America’s training program to become an Assistant Director. After graduating and becoming a member of the DGA, I worked on numerous movies and television sets, working my way to 1st AD. For those unfamiliar with this title, it consists of organizing a movie production in a practical way: how long will it take to shoot, when and where should we start, and what do we need to make it happen…and finally, make it happen and keep the days on track!

Then, I brought two lovely children to the world. That put an end to my never-ending days on set. That also brought a lot of confusion and (happy) chaos in my life!

After a few years of trying to understand what had just happened and constantly figuring out solutions to keep our life in order among the mass chaos the munchkins were creating, I came up with solid systems to keep up with chaos and honed my already strong organizational skills. And since my favorite things to do are tidying, sorting and organizing, I decided to make a living out of it and become a professional organizer, to counter my little professional mess-makers.

Helping people bring order to their life through tidying has been very rewarding. It is always a joy to read the satisfaction clients feel when they regain sanity after a thorough tidying session!”

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