We’ve officially said our goodbyes to 2016 and welcomed 2017 into our lives.  We don’t know about you, but there’s definitely something about the start of a new year that leaves us eager to make some changes in our lives.  They’re not necessarily resolutions, but it’s just that desire to start fresh and shake things up a bit.  If you’re like us, you’re probably feeling that urge to shake up your beauty routine in the New Year – we’re with you!  So we thought we would share a few of our favorite ways to shake up your beauty routine in the New Year.

Clean All Your Tools
You’ve probably heard a lot of the makeup experts talking about how important it is to wash and clean your makeup brushes.  But if you’re like so many of us, you don’t do it quite as often as you really should.  Look, we’re not judging – life happens!  But to really shake up your beauty routine and kick off 2017 on a positive note for your beauty look, it’s the perfect time to go through and thoroughly clean all your tools.  That means actually setting some time aside to get a deep clean on all of your makeup brushes.  In addition to actually cleaning your makeup brushes thoroughly it’s the perfect time to wipe down all your makeup as well – not the actual makeup as some makeup items you can’t actually clean the product, but the containers and compacts they come in.  You’ll be off to a clean and gorgeous start in the new year for sure!

Cleanse Your Beauty Collection
In addition to cleaning the actual makeup brushes and containers they’re in.  The start of a new year is the perfect time to go through all your makeup and beauty products to toss anything that may be expired, doesn’t actually work for you or your skin type, or you just don’t use anymore.  Let’s face it, if you haven’t used it in a few months odds are you’re not going to anytime soon.  Go through all your beauty products and toss it – you’re going to feel great and it’s such a great way to start fresh and really shake things up in the new year.

Try Something New
You know there’s something about the new year that has so many of us itching to try and do things differently, no matter how big or small they may be.  If you really want to shake up your beauty routine, try something different this month!  Whether it’s trying a new lip color you’ve been wanting to but just haven’t felt comfortable doing, or changing up your hair color – make a little change for yourself with your beauty routine.  It’s a new year, so why not make a little bit of a new beauty change?  Remember, it doesn’t matter how big or small the change is – trying something new can be incredibly refreshing and be just the little shake up you were looking for to start 2017 off on a different foot.