Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Makeup Storage/Organization

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share with you my new storage/organization scheme. Originally ALL of my makeup was stuffed into a 3-drawer organizer that was large enough to hold a regular sheet of paper.

This is a 6-drawer cart from Office Depot and it costs $24.99. It also comes with four wheels, but I haven't put those on yet. The dimensions of the cart are:
◊ Height: 26.44 inches
◊ Width: 12.06 inches
◊ Depth: 14.25 inches

So the drawers are a bit larger than my old organizer and there's twice as many drawers! The organizer is pretty sturdy but the drawers do not slide all the way out. About two inches stays inside the cart, so there is potential for products to go into the back and then be forgotten about...

The top of the cart is actually really sturdy, the top of my original organizer was very flimsy and buckled under my fragrances and hair products. This organizer actually has sections on the top that was probably meant to hold office supplies like paper clips and pens, but I use it to hold my witch hazel, rubbing alcohol, brush cleaners and there's even a spot that I use to put my cameras!

The first drawer is lip products, the front part is frequently used lip products and the basket in the back holds the less used products. (Since I've taken these pictures I've actually switched this drawer with the eyeshadow drawer since I apply my eye makeup first.)

The second drawer is my blushes and bronzers. I actually now have a place for my Hello Kitty blush palette, and all my Rock and Republic blushes are hiding underneath. There's a basket in the back for other blushes like my Wet n Wild ones.

The third drawer holds single eyeshadows and small palettes

The fourth drawer holds my large palettes, like my StarsMakeupHaven palettes, UD's Naked and Alice in Wonderland BoS

The fifth drawer holds just my face primers, blot powder and BB cream, as well as fragrance samples

The last drawer doesn't really have anything in them. I just put some of my nail polishes that were lying around in there.

Staples actually sells a 10-drawer version for $60, which maybe be really good for those of you who have larger collections!

Hope you found this helpful!

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CVS Clearance Haul aka Last Haul of 2010!

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a bunch of fun last night :) Myself, I didn't go partying or whatever but I did spend the day with my boyfriend, and he took me to CVS for their clearance sale!

If you haven't gotten yourself to CVS you need to ASAP to see if any of your favorite shades are being discontinued! I'm actually really surprised about some of the products they are ending, many of them to make way for new products and shades.

A couple of Maybelline ColorSensational lipsticks were 50% so they were $4.49 and I saved $4.50! The shades I got were:
◊ "Pink Please" (2): This is one of my favorite everyday lipsticks and I'm sad it's on clearance! It's supposedly a dupe for MAC's "Way to Love" so if you were hesitating to buy this, run out now!

◊ Park Ave Peach: A cream finish peach shade
◊ Pink Petal: It looks sort of like a pink version of "Warm Me Up" which is my other favorite everyday shade.

NOTE: Definitely check the smell of these lipsticks! I've been saying this in every review I've made of these lipsticks but sometimes even I forget. I didn't check yesterday and "Pink Petal" is one of those bad tubes. Unfortunately I didn't realize that until it went on my lips. The texture was very hard, it sort of burned on my lips and the smell was awful. My sister can't smell the Play-Doh I smell but she literally balked when she smelled this rotten tube. So don't forget to check the smell!

A bunch of the Revlon products were on sale so I picked up a few of those too:
◊ ColorBurst Lipstick in Lilac: I actually bought this a couple weeks ago from Target for about $5 and this shade and a couple others were on clearance for 75%! That brought the price down to $2.25! So this is a backup.

◊ ColorBurst Lipstick in "Coral:" I saw this shade in another Luuuxer's post and it looked really pretty. In person it's a very bold red-orange that I might have to tone down with some gloss.

◊ Super Lustrous Lipgloss in "Lilac Pastelle:" I had been wanting to pick this up for a while and was going to buy these at Target, but they were also on clearance for 75% off so it's good that I waited. I picked up two on the off chance I will like this and need a backup. The sale price of these was also $2.25!

◊ Super Lustrous Lipgloss in "Pink Afterglow:" Wasn't originally on my wishlist, but since it was on clearance I figured why not?

◊ Super Lustrous Lipgloss in "Nude Lustre": One of my favorite everyday glosses - it's a neutral rosy brown. This was also a backup.

In the end I was able to get all of these products for about $30 and saved about $60!

Thanks for reading, hope you found this helpful in deciding what to purchase! Happy New Year again!

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Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year! 2010 seemed to go by really fast and it wasn't exactly the greatest year so I'm sort of happy it's over. For 2011 I hope to do well in all my endeavors and hopefully keep up with this blog better!

I wish you lots of love, happiness and success in this new year!