January 09, 2017
Ever struggled to get ready in the morning before work? When it came to prepping up, I was always reaching for the same makeup palette every single day. Why? Because doing so meant saving time. I didn't have to start searching for different shades of everything in my couple of makeup bags. We already have plenty of other things to squeeze in our morning routine (coordinating an outfit, preparing breakfast, preparing your lunch bag if you were too lazy to put it together the night before, getting the kids ready if you have any).
Here are 5 things I realized after setting up my own little space with a vanity:
1. You don't need much space
You can easily find a wall to place your vanity against whether your living space is an apartment or a home. It can be done! I placed mine against the little wall that I have where a narrow hallway that takes me from the bedroom to the master bedroom begins.
2. It adds another decorating appeal to your living space
The right vanity is visually appearling and will add another hint of architecture and colors in your home. Don't be afraid to plant one in plain view. Mine can be seen from the living and dining room and does not add an element of chaos in the home. Check out Joss & Main for a wide selection of beautiful vanities.
3. You'll give yourself another workspace
If you don't have a home office or do but need another option for a quiet space to get the work done, your vanity is the answer. Pull out your laptop and send a few emails in your bedroom, the place where we usually do our best thinking.
4. You'll use all the other products you forgot you had
Seeing all your products nicely organized and laid out in one place like your vanity drawer will probably make your adventurous side want to try a new look. This setup will also remind you of all the makeup products you have which should stop you from continuing to buy the same shades of something...In the same token, this new space may prompt you to purge some outdated makeup so you can display your best and fanciest packaged products. Let's admit that we all are suckers for cute packaging. My latest buys from Ulta? The Becca's ombre rouge eye palette and the luminous tigerlily blush. Chrissy Teigen teamed up with Becca Cosmetics to launch a limited line of glowy makeup. The ombre rouge consists of highly pigmented and blendable shades that feel so soft to the skin and won't fade! They have a built-in priming that extends the wear of your shadow as well as green coffee oil that smoothes and tightens the lids. As for the tigerlily blush, it provides a shimmering flush of radiance.
5. You'll enjoy your makeup experience more
So much more that essential routines such as *cleaning up your brushes will naturally come to mind. You'll be inspired to work like an artist strategically applying paint to his canvas. I promise!
*makeup brush cleaning tips: run lukewarm water over the bristles of your brushes, squirt some baby-shampoo into the palm of your hand, swirl those brushes into your palm, rinse with lukewarm water, let the brushes air dry and fluff them with your fingers.
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