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Shaking Things Up In 2020!

Posted by Gin Mabey on Jan 8, 2020

Change your Routine for 2020

Shaking Things Up In 2020!

We’re at the beginning of a new year and decade. 2020! When we were kids, that was “the future”…where’s our hoverboard?! Ready for some fresh new approaches to makeup, beauty, and self-care? Here are some ways to shake up your routine for 2020!

Focus on what you LOVE about yourself

Anyone else out there sick of focusing on what you don’t like about yourself? Same. I’m over stressing about a little weight gain or the size of my arms. I’m over wishing I wasn’t so freckly and had nicer skin. Done with it!

It will be a long road but in 2020 I am going to focus on the things I like and accept the things I can’t change. I will still strive to be as fit and healthy as I can, but will do so in the name of health and happiness, not to chase an unrealistic image!

If any of you out there are really struggling with self-image, just remember that the reflection in the mirror is a tiny fraction of who you are. Your kindness, intellect, sense of fun, imagination, strength, resilience, and love are who you are.

What do you love about yourself?

Prioritize sleep

My main 2020 goal is to sort out my sleep routine! Sleep is when our bodies replenish, restore, and rebuild. Lack of sleep causes havoc for our skin, our stress levels, our immunity, and our mood. I encourage you to prioritize your sleep as best you can! You deserve to be rested, healthy, and balanced, so get that shut-eye (6-8 hours, but everyone differs).

How to Get Better Sleep

Some tips:

  • Set a bedtime that works with your work and family schedule, and stick to it
  • Use herbal sleep aids such as teas or drops
  • Get active during the day
  • Be strict on at-home work hours
  • Don’t take your laptop to bed!

Buck the trends

There are SO many new beauty brands and collections coming out every which way, with new trends accompanying them. Don’t succumb to the pressure to keep up. Not into the 2020 trends? Prefer a trend from 15 years ago? Not into trends at all? Great! Not keen on any new releases? (Aside from your LiveGlam goodies, of course!). GOOD! Save your money. Sure, it’s fun to try out the interesting new looks that pop up constantly, but you don’t have to. Carve your own beauty path.

Find your holy grails and stick to them

If you’ve got a perfect foundation you’ve loved for years, stick with that loyal pal. If your go-to concealer never fails? Stay by its side. Got a favorite blush shade and a beloved highlighter? You’re done! Don’t feel as though you’ve got to keep trying new products in the search for “better”. Be selective about what products you are swayed to purchase just because an influencer gushed to high heavens about it. A small, curated collection of holy grails is a wonderful thing.

How to find your holy grails

Shop your stash

If you’ve got a hefty stash of makeup sitting idle in your bathroom, sort through and rediscover some gems. (Of course, if they’re way out of date and smelling manky, toss them). If you feel that tingling urge to buy a new product, have a rummage in your existing collection first. Bring out an old favorite, or something you used a few times and forgot about. Aim to use up what you have before you buy more. You’ll save money, reduce packaging wastage, and new items will become even more special when the time comes to buy them!

What are some of your 2020 resolutions? Let us know in the comments below and happy new year!

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Gin Mabey

Gin is a beauty enthusiast with a passion for makeup she's had since kindergarten when she would raid her Mum's makeup drawer. When she's not playing with new products and writing about makeup, she's a theatre actress, director and producer.

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