Out with the old and in with the new – beauty blogger, Annie Atkinson of She’s In The Glow is detoxing more than just the emotional junk this season, she’s digging through that extensive natural beauty collection of hers and paring down to the essentials.
We’re obsessed with Marie Kondo’s “tidying” craze over the past year too. When it comes time to deal with your beauty stash, reassess your beauty routine with some of Annie’s suggestions…
Before you beat yourself up about breaking that impossible resolution you set for yourself, consider setting a smaller goal to get back on track: Cut out clutter – and I’m not just talking about all that s*** piled up in your closet.
Emotional and physical clutter might be more connected than we think, but don’t just take my word for it. Check out Marie Kondo’s simple, yet powerful book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. In a nutshell, Kondo takes readers through her revolutionary method of simplifying, organizing and storing in a way that makes it seem actually possible.
I just finished the book the other day and I’m feeling so inspired to put what I learned into action. So, I’m dedicating this month to narrowing down my skin and makeup essentials – and I think you should too. Get rid of products that weigh you down. Throw away what you haven’t touched in three months. It’s time.
To fill your freshly cleaned top shelf, there are some pretty fantastic breakthrough beauty products that you will love and use day after day. January isn’t about heavy and time-consuming makeup looks or overly complicated morning routines. It’s about using efficient products that really work. A skin-quenching serum, a life-saving face mask, the softest lip balm you’ve ever felt – this is what January beauty is all about.
See my faves below:
Tatcha Soothing Triple Recovery Cream |
This might be the only wintertime moisturizer your skin ever needs. Battle the harsh and drying climate with Tatcha’s indigo blue botanical-based moisturizer. Ingredients like indigo extract and oatmeal calm, comfort and restore skin’s natural resilience and are especially effective for those who suffer from rosacea, eczema or allergies.
Odacité C for Colette Serum Revitalisant |
Culty-cool element-based skincare brand Odacité has teamed up with the Parisian boutique for this limited-edition serum. Packed with Vitamin C and superfoods to boost collagen – hello plumped skin – this is all you need to achieve daylong radiance, even without makeup.
Georgia Louise Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone |
Crystals are having a major moment, and there’s no better expert to trust on the matter than the UK’s most buzzed-about facialist, Georgia Louise. Her rose quartz butterfly stone helps drain puffiness and unwanted toxins. This should become every beauty girl’s most secret ritual.
Iluminage Precise Touch Permanent Hair Reduction |
Finally, an easy-as-can-be hair removal device that you can use at home. If you’re going to invest in anything this season, this should be it.
Sachajuan Cleansing Cream |
For all those who prefer that “2nd day hair” look, this is the product for you. Skip dry shampoo and rely on this natural and vegetable-based cleansing cream that uses sea algae to seal in moisture.
Hannes Dóttir |
This line – straight from the land of beautiful blondes with icy white skin – is everything you could want in a skincare line. It’s 100% natural and made from powerful elements sourced from the volcanic fjords of Iceland. The goal of this mask is to resurface and restore, so your complexion can glow naturally.
Shiva Rose Rome Moon Sea Salts |
These are not any ordinary bath salts. Oh no. Shiva’s Instagram-worthy sea salts are mineral rich salts that come from the ancient Dead Sea, the peaks of the sacred Himalayas and rose crystal salts from the Andes. This baby delivers the ultimate detox.
Hurraw! Coconut Lip Balm |
A lip balm is a lip balm, right? Wrong. This utterly delicious and super nourishing coconut-scented lip treatment is one that you are going to want to buy in bulk. Made of primarily raw coconut oil, the balm is not too beachy but still gives you a boost of natural sweetness.