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Declutter. Downsize. Simplify. Words like these have been getting buzz lately, and the message is loud and clear: Get your life together! These days, it seems like excess equals out-of-control.
But what if you just really, really like beauty products? Or just really, really care about your skin? We’re far from ashamed of our lengthy Sunday pampering sessions, and yes, sometimes using three different mascaras feels completely necessary. When it comes to adding a little Zen into our lives, though, we can see why less could be more. Point taken.
Have you fallen victim to too-many-products syndrome, too? Signs point to yes if you're reading this. Taking care of yourself and looking your best is obviously important, but do your habits elicit eye rolls and snarky texts from your squad when you're a half hour late to meet them again? They know all too well that, "The subway was terrible" is code for, "I couldn't put down the flat iron."
Read on for some telltale signs that it might be time to streamline your routine.
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