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2014 Resolutions: Teni's Top Beauty Tips for Starting the Year Strong

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014! It's a new year and a chance for a new start, and I'm making new beauty resolutions to ditch some old habits and start new and healthy ones. Here are a few of the resolutions I'm making and tips to go along with each, but check out the video below for more beauty tips and ideas.


Better Brush Cleaning
When it comes to cleaning your brushes, some sources will say you should clean them once a week and some will say once a month. Personally, I find it most reasonable and hygienic enough to clean brushes once every two weeks. Now, if you're a makeup artist you're pretty much going to be cleaning your brushes almost daily since you're working on different people every day. But if you're the only one using your brush collection, once every two weeks should suffice. My favorite brush cleaner? The Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner is it. As far as beauty tips go, this one's a must!

Fight for Flawless Skin
Since flawless, glowing skin is the look everyone's going for right now, one of the most important beauty tips I'm sticking to in 2014 is a combination of serious skin care and minimal makeup. This year I'm committing to diligently using an eye cream with an SPF every single day! While I've always been good at applying an SPF face cream, I've been fairly lax on the sun protection when it comes to my eye area. But this year I'm committing to reaching for my Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Serum SPF 15 every single day. On top of that, I'm refocusing my makeup routine: The idea is to apply as little makeup as possible, keeping the skin looking natural but still glowing and flawless. 

Overall Healthy Lifestlye
Lifestyle habits play a huge role in how healthy (or unhealthy!) our skin looks, and as far as beauty tips go, I'd go so far as to say that lifestyle habits are among the most important. There are two specific elements that contribute to how healthy your skin looks: hydration and stress. Let me break it down for you. More hydration, better skin. Less stress, better skin. That's all there is to it. 

Enjoy the video, and you might find that some of my beauty resolutions are some of yours, too! And if you have any beauty tips you'd like to share, be sure to leave a comment below. I'd love to hear them!

Get more makeup tips from Teni at Miss Maven.

Teni Panosian

I created my beauty blog,, in 2010 and later began making tutorials on my YouTube channel, missmavendotcom. After earning my Master’s degree in Communication Management in 2009, I figured it was time to combine my academic know-how with some expert consumer advice to bring all things beauty to my readers and viewers. My specialty? Skincare. I think we’re all at our most beautiful when we’re just down to moisturizer and lip balm, and I hope to make every woman who reads my content feel confident enough to rock the natural look. But considering I’m also a product junkie, you’ll find some fun makeup looks and tutorials from me, too!

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