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10 Beauty Tasks to Conquer in March

10 Beauty Tasks to Conquer in March

As the saying goes - fail to prepare, prepare to fail. March is going to be the start of something beautiful, or in the very least the month that I finally get back into the swing of things. I have began ticking off menial beauty tasks one by one, ready to make the most of the upcoming 31 days. If you need a little nudge to fully get going, below in my beauty-to-do list for a better March and maybe even remainder of the year.

10 Beauty Tasks to Conquer in March

1, Wash those brushes, yes it is tedious and dare I say laborious but by doing so you are not only ensuring that you are getting the most from your tools but you'll also be simultaneously preventing blemishes caused by built up bacteria found on brushes.

2, Make March the month you finally create great sleep habits, aim to have 8 hours of quality rest each night and step away from scrolling for hours on your phone, climb into bed and enjoy the feeling that comes with being well rested.

3, Up your water intake; I'm not even close to reaching my daily two litre quota and as such I have stooped to fairly drastic measures. I read somewhere about a rather novel yet perhaps genius idea: fill a full two litre bottle of water, pop it your bag and allow the nagging additional weight to all but force you to guzzle down the water. I'm going to put it into practise as of today.

4, Prioritise your products - if like myself your shower and general bathroom is overflowing with half used bottles of everything, before you purchase another shower gel/shampoo/conditioner or whatever start using up all the scrapes. That way you'll not only clear up additional space but you won't feel as guilty when you purchase a sweetly scented bottle of bubble bath when you don't have 20 bottles of similar product glaring back at you.

10 Beauty Tasks to Conquer in March

5,Check product use by dates - a lot like above throw away all those products you have allowed to dry up and along the way have forgotten about. Clear out any beauty product that has spoiled - look for changes in texture, colour and of course scent.

6, De-clutter - so you've said goodbye to any dried up mascara and promised yourself you'll make good use of any half-used bottle of shampoo, but what about those perfectly-good-yet-not-quite-you beauty products? Y'know the bright green lipstick you bought on a whim, the-looked-great-on-the-model purple eyeshadow quad and all else you know you'll never actually reach for? If you know that all such products are doing are gathering dust then it is time to let them go; be that donating to a charity, a blog sale or passing them on to a friend - let them go to a happy home.

7, Set aside time for yourself - life is busy, complicated and often overwhelming, make the time to do whatever makes you happy and of course relaxed. This could be a bubble bath, a long walk, painting your nails or anything at all but take some time out.

8, Learn something new - the older I become, the less inclined I am to learn a new beauty application method or hair style - I've become lazy! Last week I sat down and watched various YouTube videos and somehow in the space of one hour, I not only finally mastered the art of the fish tail braid but also Dutch braids too. It's funny how something so simple boosts your confidence and leaves you feeling on top of the world - I highly recommend it. Next week I plan on finally mastering the art of liquid eye liner...wish me luck.

9, Make a list of all the products you truly need and for once stick to the list, no more rushing into Boots for cotton pads and leaving with half of the Maybelline stand all because it was on 3 for 2. Ask yourself if you really need something, stick with the essentials, save a few penny's and let treats be just that.

10, Stop abusing your skin - take the time to properly cleanse and treat your skin every night and day, use an SPF and in my instance stop using countless new products each and every week. Find a routine that works for you and stick to it.

Now if you need me, I'll be locked up in the bathroom washing and sorting a month worth of make-up brushes...send help!
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37 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!
    After reading this I feel you must be my twin... Every single one of these was on my "March to do list..."

    I feels so good to not be the only one feeling the berden of cleaning make up brushes, not being able get in bath cupboard for half empty bottles!

    Well girlfriend I'm on it with you!

    #letsdothis ������

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  2. I try to clean my brushes every couple of weeks, doesn't always work though. I am getting better at the sleep thing and drinking more water! I definitely need to throw away some old make-up though ... Some I've had when I was 16 ... Nearly half my lifetime ago :O xx

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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  3. I've decluttered already and have a basket full of use up products.xx

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  4. I'm so bad about washing brushes, definitely need to do that more!

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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  5. What a great list! I'm soo guilty of not clearing out my old beauty products after they may have gone off...

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  6. All of this is on my March to-do list! I feel like January & February were such a piss-up. So, I've kind of been taking control of my life this month!

    Meggan
    www.cardiganjezebel.com

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  7. Haha great tips! I feel like march is the perfect time for a de-clutter, even if it is just to make room for all the new spring make-up launches!x

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  8. I am definitely guilty of not washing my brushes enough so I'll definitely be tackling that this month. It's on my to do list!
    March is the perfect time floor spring cleaning! X

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  9. I am definitely guilty of not washing my brushes enough so I'll definitely be tackling that this month. It's on my to do list!
    March is the perfect time floor spring cleaning! X

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  10. Really great post! I like the funny twist you threw in here! So creative. Definitely will be trying these out!

    Love from Indonesia,
    nnsabrina.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm awful at washing my brushes.... :(. I started setting aside all the stuff I do t use much and try to go through one product a day to see if it makes the cut.... It's sorta working. I must be a pack rate cause I got shit that's 10 years old in there.

    http://www.mytwopence.com

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  12. I was just thinking about some of these tips today actually! I'm definitely trying to get 8 hours sleep per night from now on because I always notice such a huge difference in my skin when I get a lot of rest compared to when I only sleep for about 6 hours per night. I'm definitely going to exercise more this month and increase my water intake as they are also huge factors that affect my skin massively! Thanks for sharing, super helpful post xx

    Ciara Rose | www.ciara-rose.com

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  13. Oh gawd! The washing of make-up brushes is such a chore! : ) xx

    ♥ Carly's Beauty Blog ♥

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  14. I need to declutter for sure. Hopefully March is good to us all! :)

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  15. I am useless at washing my brushes. I try to at least wash my foundation brush every week but my other brushes are neglected! LOL x

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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  16. This is a great list and perfect for the Spring Cleaning binge I feel coming on! I definitely need to do the majority of these but I particularly like #8, as I've gotten older I definitely get stuck in my ways. Great post, happy weekend! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  17. I definitely need to wash my brushes! xx

    Zoe Mountford x

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  18. I swear I do nothing but wash my MAC 217. I should just give in and buy another one! But I am good at doing the rest, I am so OCD about my makeup, I love to use things up and make the most out of my money. Maybe its because im poor all the time. lol

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  19. This post just reminded me I need to wash my makeup brushes haha - I've put them aside to wash them for days now and still haven't done it! Decluttering is also a great idea, especially if we want to treat ourselves to a few new products for spring!

    Julia x
    Last post: Are We Defined by the Makeup We wear? | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/03/am-i-defined-by-makeup-i-wear.html

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  20. Those tips are definitely awesome, and will definitely help everyone. This post made me realise just how organised I am when it comes to keeping bath/personal care products small, tossing out anything that have expired/don't work for me, washing my brushes every week, and even mark down how many bottles of water I've drunk every day in my daily planner. It helps me to remember that I need to drink four bottles to hit the 2 liter quota, and sometimes I'll even eat something salty just to make myself thirsty for more water. I need to work on task 7, 8 and 10, because they're things I never really do, especially when it comes to being kind on my skin (my skincare regime is "can I be stuffed?")

    Stephanie
    The Thrifty Vegetarian

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  21. I love using up products! I find posting my empties each month a great motivator to finish things off before opening something similar :)
    I tend to be pretty good at drinking water but I love the idea of carrying a two litre bottle in your bag haha!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  22. Drinking more water is definitely something I need to do! When I was at Uni or Work I'd always have water with me but it's like now that I'm at home doing nothing really for a while I keep forgetting haha! x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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  23. OMG, such an awesome post. I need to work on every item on the list!! Drinking more water is my #1!!!!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  24. Wonderful list! There are a few things I need to add to my March list as well, haha.

    http://covetedbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  25. Great list. I need to moisturise more in March!

    Lizzie Dripping

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  26. I need to do every one of these, especially using up old products and drinking more water! I have about seven mascaras on rotation at the moment, probably half of which need to be thrown out!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  27. Great post! I agree with every single point, I'll be saving this post and keeping it to hand to keep myself on track. Now where's my brush cleaner...?!

    Love Siobhan www.feelingprettyvintage.co.uk

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  28. I don't do most of these things, I wonder when was the last time I washed my brushes. I can spend hours watching YouTube videos and practice braid tutorials, that's how I learnt fishtail braid.

    Ela BellaWorld

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  29. Thanks for the To-Do List!
    My goal is to wear sunblock every day rain or shine.

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

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  30. I definitely need to also do a declutter of my makeup and throw away all my older makeup products!! :)

    kathy
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.com

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  31. Weird question, but where did you get that pineapple bowl from?

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  32. I'm going to take my brushes for a wash now thanks for reminding me!

    Abigail Alice x

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  33. I am guilty of getting into bed early but just being on my phone for hours. I need to learn to put it aside!

    Jasmine x
    www.jasminesimone.co.uk

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  34. Nice read. Check out my Afro Curls tutorial on my blog and insta!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

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  35. You are so right about sticking to the same products. Your skin will love not being experimented on all the time. I like taking the weekend off for makeup if i can so my face has time to breathe as well. Great read. www.styleonedge.net

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  36. I should really clean my brushes soon, thanks for reminding me!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  37. I love all of these tips! I'm getting ready to move to a new place and should be going through my makeup stash to get rid of products that aren't good anymore, I'm so bad for keeping everything. Also, I love the look of those brushes! So fun!
    xx
    Mikayla | thatluckieone.com

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