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Christmas is the one time of the year where our social calendar is booming like there’s no tomorrow.

From the office Christmas party to the annual 12 Pubs adventure, there’s never a weekend that isn’t full of plans.

Our beauty routine can be tainted by the lack of sleep and the gallons of gin we consume every December.

Our skin looks tired, our hair is frizzy and we’ve been too afraid to brave our nearest salon for a brow wax- hello caterpillar brows.

Luckily, we’ve conjured up a list of beauty essentials that will have you looking as right as rain in no time.

Treat yourself to one, two or ALL of these products.

1: YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate

Boots €21.99

2: Coconut Hand Cream 30ml

The Body Shop €6.50

3: Mickey Mouse Collection Lipgloss

Beauty Bay €17.95

4: Remove It Makeup Remover

Benefit €24

5: Pixi Glow Tonic

Boots €14

6: Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion 200ml

Boots €25

7: Origins Our Best of the Best

Arnotts €36

8: Drops of Youth Wonderblur

The Body Shop €26.95

9: Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

Arnotts €39

10: Too Faced – The Absolute Essentials – Professional 5-Piece Brush Set

Debenhams €56.10

11: YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils' Makeup Gift Set

Debenhams €24.37

12: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid

13: Oh K! Coconut Water Fibre Face Mask X 3

Cloud 10 Beauty €8.50

14: Benefit They're Real Mascara

Benefit €26

15: NIVEA MicellAir Professional Micellar Make-Up Remover Face Wipes

Boots €6.49

16: Mario Badescu Facial Spray

17: Glamglow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Treatment Mini

Boots €21

18: Luxury Size Almond Shower Oil

L'Occitane €35

19: Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Hand Cream

Brown Thomas €18

20: Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Arnotts €65

 

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With the nation gone crazy with Hinch Hauls and Hinching your homes, Charlene Flanagan otherwise known as Mrs.Jones has some top tips to declutter your makeup stash.

Charlene recommends doing this every six to 12 months, it not only will help keep your routine organised, your skin and brushes healthier, but you will more than likely start to use different products you completely forgot about you had which feels like you have a new makeup bag.

1. Beauty Bootcamp

Start by sorting your makeup into piles. Eg. lipsticks, palettes, pencils, samples etc. Once you see where everything is it’s easier to get rid of unwanted items and you are one step closer to decluttering your makeup stash.

2. Keep, Throw, Maybe

Now that you have organised the piles arrange them into Keep, Throw & Maybe piles.

Take into consideration that every product has an after open shelf life. Can you remember when you bought each product?

Did you know you should replace your mascara every three months!? Taking note of expiry dates will avoid nasty infections, breakouts, cracked lips etc. Be strong, be brutal!

Mrs. Jones’ Top Tip:  If you're really struggling with this task, book in a private one to one with a makeup artist who will guide you on what does and doesn’t suit you.

3. Separate your makeup bags

Separating your makeup bags into your everyday essential products and your going out/occasion wear products will not only simplify your routine but it will make getting out the door in the morning so much quicker.

Mrs. Jones’ Top Tip: Buy yourself clear makeup bags so you can easily see where everything is and also they can be easily wiped clean.

4. Keep your brushes squeaky clean

Your makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. It could be the cause of bumpy skin, blemish/acne prone skin, infections, etc.

Not only will you find your skin improved but your makeup will apply so much better and your brushes will last so much longer – if you don't want to get messy with your shampoo bottle, Ella & Jo have an UNREAL Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser to keep your brush bristles pristine. 

5. Reward yourself for spring cleaning

Your reward of course is a little well deserved treat. Repurchase any products that have passed the expiry date/shelf life and treat yourself to some organising accessories e.g Clutterboxes, Drawer Separators, Lipstick Holders, Makeup Brush Holders. Do this after you have organised your stash so you know exactly what you need when it's all organised.

 

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There’s nothing better than a good homemade face mask – they’re cheap, all natural and you know exactly what you’re putting on your face. 

Here are a few timeless face mask recipes you might want to try at home:

Yoghurt mask
For a natural way to cleanse your skin and tighten the pores, slap some plain yoghurt onto your face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry with a towel.

Lemon mask
For a quick pick me up, mix two drops of lemon with a tablespoon of ground almonds. The lemon will tone and exfoliate your skin while the natural oil from the almonds r will keep it nice and moisturised.

Egg mask
Sounds a bit yuck right? Don’t be fooled by the name. This can do wonders for your skin. Simply beat one egg and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then remove it. Watch your fresh face glow.

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