Why is it that we have such a hard time letting go?  Lately, we’ve caught a glimpse of makeup bagsome of our friends’ makeup bags and closets & we began to wonder why we hold on so tightly to certain items & styles.  You know, like that friend you have who still has the same dated hairstyle from 1984?  Claw bangs, spiral perms and bi-levels (aka Mullet Family big“the mullet”) must somehow make her feel safe, sexy or more in control of her world. 

 Ask yourself, “Why am I holding on to that lipstick, look or even relationship?”  It takes courage to make changes, even small ones like throwing out that 7 year-old blush stick or 12 year-old lipstick.   Honestly, though, even if your stuff hasn’t actually gone bad, you probably need to update the color or try out some of the new technology  out there in the world of beauty. 

Another phenomenom we see in the salon is the folks who struggled with oily skin in their teens or twenties but now that they are a little (or even a lot) oldtrixies-blog-pics-020.jpger may have completely different skin but can’t figure out why their products just don’t feel the same.  As we always say, your skin & hair change every few years, so your products & your style should as well.  The times they are a changin’ — why not use it to your advantage? 

Signature looks are great, but holding on to a look or a product because we “need” them to feel okay about ourselves is something else altogether.  Throw out that crusty mascara and go try something new — you’ll feel better, we promise! 

Next time… liquid eyeliner!  You know you want it…