As we welcome the new year, it’s time to put aside the bad habits—you know the ones—and replace them with some real, solid, actually-doable resolutions. When it comes to beauty, there are some places we all naturally tend to skimp: maybe it’s that little issue we have with removing makeup without fail every single night, or that kind of unsettling decision we make to let nail polish chip away on its own.
At TheBeautyPlace.com, we realize life gets in the way—which is why we’ve collated a few of our favorite products that will make it easy to make and keep your biggest beauty resolutions for 2017. Here is everything you need to stay on track!
Resolution: Remove my makeup every night
Solution: Murad Clarifying Wipes, $15.99 or Jane Iredale Magic Mitt $13.99
How easy life would be if we could just wave a wand and watch the makeup magically disappear into thin air. The next best thing could be these wipes, which come 30 to a package and are infused with nourishing ingredients that do far more than justremove cosmetics, dirt, and debris. They also soak up excess oils and help normalize your skin. The more you use them, the clearer and brighter your complexion will look. With this added benefit, there’s no reason to skip this essential step any longer—your skin will look amazing by the end of the month!
Resolution: Keep my manicure fresh
Solution: OPI Euro Centrale Collection My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours, $7.99
The problem with manicures and pedicures is that they kind of don’t last forever. That’s unfortunate for those of us who are too busy to sit down and remove those last remnants of color, but actually pretty cool too because it allows you the opportunity to play around with so many different shades. Enter this nail color: a fiery, sexy hue that’s primarily red, yet injected with an orangey undertone that gives it a warmer feel. You can wear thisanywhere, at any time of year, and because it’s so dark you’ll want to remove the chipped bits as soon as possible. What better way to stay on top of your nail game?
Resolution: Stop damaging my hair with heat
Solution: Style Sexy Hair 450 Headset Heat Defense Setting Spray, $9.99
There may have been a time when you resolved to completely eliminate heat styling products from your regimen. If you’re a slave to your blow dryer, though, or you can’t actually envision life without your flat iron, then you absolutely must make sure you’re protecting your hair before you use them. This setting spray keeps your hair safe from temperatures up to 450 degrees, so that you can freely dry or straighten without fear of damage, like breakage and brittleness. It also reduces frizz and adds a healthy, shiny finish, so your hair will look amazing all day long.
Resolution: Clean my makeup brushes
Solution: Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleaner, $13.99 or bareMinerals Quick Change Brush Cleaner 3.7 oz$15.99
One of the biggest beauty faux pas out there is something most of us are guilty of committing: not washing our makeup brushes regularly. It can be a difficult habit to settle into, primarily because it takes a bit of time for brushes to dry. Make this process just a little more convenient with this spray, which helps brushes dry more quickly. It contains extracts of grapefruit, plus seaweed conditioner, to soften synthetic or natural hairs and rinse away gunky buildup from your makeup. It’s free of parabens, too, so individuals with sensitive skin don’t have to worry about dealing with reactions.
Resolution: Protect my skin from the sun
Solution: COOLA Eco-Lux Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 ($30.99)
Not only is wearing sunscreen a smart habit, but it’s also potentially a life-saving one. Why risk the chance of developing premature wrinkles, age spots, or even skin cancer? This spray-on sunscreen makes application a breeze. It’s water resistant for up to 40 minutes, and is enriched with antioxidant-busting, organic ingredients that combat the signs of aging and drench skin with hydration. With additions like algae, cucumber, and strawberry, it’s not unlike a healthy cocktail for your skin. Even better is its refreshing citrus mimosa scent—it’s a crisp, summery, sweet fragrance everyone you’ll love to wear.
Resolution: Make myself a priority
Solution: John Masters Organics Roll-On Fragrance, $19.99
Carving out some much-needed “me” time can be difficult when you’re bogged down with responsibilities of work, family, friends, and household. Even if you don’t have time to curl up with a good book, enjoy a lazy cup of tea, or take a nap, you can add some small details to your day to change your overall outlook. It’s the little things that count, after all, and applying some of this fragrance to your pulse points will serve as a reminder that you’re treating yourself to something special and indulgent. The Sultry Spice fragrance is a lovely blend of bourbon vanilla, orange, neroli, and cypress, yielding a warm, cozy scent that’s reminiscent of an embrace.