How To Detox Your Home, Life, & Beauty Routine ~ Genius Tips From Marianna Hewitt!
2018 is already off to a fab start!! You’re feeling lean and refreshed with your detoxifying superfoods and you’re on 🔥🔥with your new Total Body Detox workout! (Pssst…if you haven’t started the 5 Day Detox yet, you can join in today! There’s still plenty of time before your Love Your Body Series begins on Monday!)
One of the best things about this Detox is that you’re refreshing not just your body, but your mind, home, and lifestyle too. We’ve been seeing so many TIU girls on Insta de-cluttering their closets and pantries and giving their homes a fresh look and feel. It’s SO inspiring and the energy around this Detox is contagious!
For even more inspo on detoxing your home and beauty routine, we turned to our girlfriend and one of our fave beauty bloggers Marianna Hewitt. Her blog Life With Me has such amazing beauty, fashion, and lifestyle tips! And when we told her about the 5 Day Detox, she was so excited to join in and detox with the TIU community. She’s such a busy boss babe and was traveling a lot around the holidays so, like us, she was really ready for a reset. She’s already been rocking the Detox! Have you seen her crushing her workouts on Insta?!
Check out our Q&A with Marianna to find out all her best tips for rebooting your beauty routine and detoxing your home and life, plus her personal goals for the new year!
We’re so happy you’re doing the Detox with us! What is your personal reason for detoxing?
After the holidays and with traveling for work, I need to detox my body and get back on track with eating clean and feeling better!
In what ways do you want to start fresh in 2018?
I always try to be mindful of how I feel and what I put into my body, but I want to be even more conscious of it moving into 2018.
What are your goals and intentions for the new year?
In 2018, I want to continue to grow my community of women through my blog, YouTube, and social channels. I’m also launching a new skincare line called Summer Fridays with my partner Lauren Gores and am really excited to be able to share products that make you look and feel good with my community around the world.
What are your best tips to let go of negativity and detox your life and mind?
Sometimes you need to just say no! I think people are afraid of saying no to things because they feel obligated or pressured, but sometimes saying no is the best thing you can do for yourself. If you really want to stop doing something, it isn’t selfish, it’s necessary if it will make you a happier or better person.
Having a morning routine is so essential for feeling your best! What’s your a.m. routine?
I wake up around 7:30 am, make myself a smoothie and a green tea, then tackle emails!
We always LOVE your beauty tips! We want all your advice for cleaning up your beauty routine!
If you haven’t used it in the last three months, toss it! I know we hold onto things because you might want to use it sometime…but if you haven’t recently just get rid of it! Also be really conscious of what ingredients are in certain products — you don’t have to use all clean or natural products but look for the options that have the cleanest of the bunch. Check your labels and look for products without parabens, synthetic colors, phthalates, formaldehy
How do you decide what makeup to keep and what to toss?
If you’ve used it recently, keep it. If it’s just sitting there taking up space, toss it. Makeup all has different expiration dates. You can look on the back and see a little symbol to see how long the shelf life is. Mascaras are typically good for 2-3 months, but a product like lipgloss is good for a year, and lip liners and lip pencils up to 1.5 years.
Do you have fave products you use to organize your beauty products?
I love the under sink bins from the Container Store. I use them to organize my products and then I label them. I also use the ones for kitchen utensils for my hair tools because they stand up straight in the bins instead of laying flat and getting tangled.
It always feels amazing to wash your makeup brushes! So how often should we really be washing them?
I wash my Beauty Blender every time I use it and for brushes at least once a week to get rid of build up.
What is the best way to wash them?
I use a washing pad from Sigma Cosmetics that suctions to your sink. I run warm water and brush soap on the brushes and wash them along the pad until the water runs clean. Then I’ll reshape the brushes and lay them flat to dry.
Tips for de-cluttering your closet and organizing your workout gear ~ GO!
I do a closet clean out 2-3 times a year. I donate a lot of my clothes that I don’t wear because it’s only causing my life to be more stressed if I have too much clutter. I love organizing my workout wear and seeing what cute leggings I haven’t worn in awhile ~ you’ll be surprised to see what’s hiding in the back of your drawer and by reorganizing you can find old items you may have forgotten about!
How else can you detox your home for the new year?
Have a friend come over and have a “cleaning party” with you. I do this with my friends all the time. We’ll take a day and do certain areas and just purge things we no longer want. If the stuff is in good condition, it goes to donation. You can also swap clothes and beauty products with your girlfriends!
Looking for more ways to detox your mind, body, & life?