Spring Clean Your Makeup Collection: Guide & Checklist

If you’re anything like me, spring is a time for renewal and refreshing. I clean and organize, top to bottom. Of course that means changing out my winter sweaters for shorts and summery dresses. It also means I go through my makeup collection. It never takes long but when I’m done, I’m left with a paired down collection of makeup that I love, feel confident wearing, is easy to apply and isn’t expired. While I’m at it, I deep clean my makeup brushes so I’m left feeling…renewed, refreshed, and ready for spring.

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Three Reasons I Wear Makeup

As soon as my son turned three this past December, he became a three-nager. If you’re a parent, you may already know that this stage that feels so much harder than the terrible twos. In the midst of our daily struggle for independence (he both wants it and wants me to do EVERYTHING for him), I let my makeup routine fall off my to-do list. But lately, I’ve been really missing “something.” I think I’ve figured out what that is and how I can bring back a teeny bit more joy into my daily life. It might not surprise you that it’s putting on makeup! Here are the reasons even a little bit of makeup goes a long way for me (and maybe for you too):

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Holiday Gift Guide For The Man In Your Life

If you’re anything like me, you draw a total blank when trying to find the perfect gift for your dad, brother, son, husband, boyfriend, or someone else who is a man in your life. It’s always so hard to tell what they want. (Unlike my 4 y/o daughter who peruses every catalog saying, “I’m pointing to everything I want, Mama.”) Well, I’ve done the work for you and rounded up a few things they may not even realize they need!

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