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Monday
Sep302013

Makeup Wars: My Makeup Storage.

As a beauty blogger and someone who is simply pretty much obsessed with beauty products, I have a lot of products. I am fortunate to do what I do and test a lot of makeup, skin care and hair care items, but it can be overwhelming. Luckily, I have a teenaged daughter with a lot of friends, a sister who is just as addicted to beauty as me, and quite a few friends and family members that regularly go through my stash of products. I also make seasonal donations to local women's shelters and donate to events, etc.. Even with all these hands in my stash, I accumulate a lot.

At times, all these beauty products can seemingly take over my house. I had come up with a system of organizing that works for me. It is not a pretty system. It is not for anyone to see. I like to think of it as organized chaos, actually. While I really don't know where any one thing is, I sort of have an idea of where it may be.

Beauty Blogger Makeup Organization Tips

When I receive products, I unload them onto shelves in my home office. These are the newest of my beauty products; they have either recently been reviewed or need to be reviewed. I clean out these shelves about every month.

From those shelves in my home office, products make their way into a large armoire that I have in my bedroom. Seasonal products or favorites that I may pull out on a regular basis go on the top shelf in bins. I have one bin for lips, eyes, face and skin. Products that need more organizing or storing go into a set of large plastic drawers that I keep in the armoire. I have one unit for department store brands and another for drugstore and mass brands. I label the shelves, again for lips, eye, face and skin. My larger products and sets, products that aren't so easily stored are just thrown in here in front too. These are products I will probably be needing or using soon. Items such as razors, shampoo, body creams and such like to hang out here.

Makeup Organization

I try to do a major reorganization each quarter. This is when I toss old products and put together boxes to donate. As I do this, I fill up drawers in these two lingerie dressers.

Makeup Organization Drawers

These dressers have a lot of smaller sized drawers that are perfect for storing makeup. Because I have many more drawers, I can further separate and organize more. Here I have a drawer for things such as my all time favorite MAC lip products, the eyeshadow palettes I use often, or just a random drawer of lippies.

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Beautiful Makeup Search Makeup Organization: Lippie Drawer

I told you it wasn't pretty, but for now, my beauty stash organization works well for me.

I can't wait to see how the rest of my beauty blogger friends store their stash of beauty products too.

Tuesday
Sep242013

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse.

My purse it like a bottomless pit when it comes to beauty items. I knew I had a lot of makeup in there, but I just didn't realize how much I did when I did a recent clean out. When I was deciding what beauties  I really needed in my purse,I kept it to a minimum - ten items. These are the top 10 items in my purse.

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse

1. Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens

2. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder - Naked Medium Light

3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

4. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara - Black Blaze

5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard

6. CHANEL Glossimer Lipgloss - 347 Allegorie

7. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo - Nude Nº 1

8. Nivea Lip Butter - Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss

9. CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - 86 Instinct

10. MAC Lipstick - Plink!

Tell me... how many beauty items are rolling around in the bottom of your purse? Then check out what my blogger friends have in theirs.

 

Tuesday
Sep172013

Bigger is Better: 6 Supersize Beauty Products to Buy Now.

When shopping for beauty products that you use often, bigger is better. Think of your favorite beauty products. If they are products that you really love and buy month after month, stock up by buying supersize. Not only will you save trips to the store, you will be saving money to boot.

Take my favorite Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser as an example. I could purchase the 3oz. size for $10.00 ($3.33/oz), 8oz. size for $22.00 ($2.75/oz), 16 oz. for $33.00 ($2.06/oz), 24 oz. for $41.00 ($1.71/oz), or 32 oz. for $50.50 ($1.58/oz). Obviously, the best deal is to buy the largest size and pay less per ounce.

Here are my favorite supersize beauty products that are super beauty buys.

Bigger is Better: 6 Supersize Beauty Products to Buy Now

It Cosmetics Supersize Airbrush Silk Luminizer .49oz. - $44.54
This silk finishing powder that adds a soft, airbrushed glow to skin is infused with Vitamins A,C and E to help skin as it makes it look better.

h2o+ Raspberry Guava Shower and Bath Gel Jumbo 32oz. - $24.00
This invigorating body wash has little beads suspended throughout that are full of Vitamin E to nourish the skin as it washes it. It smells so good, just like fresh, ripe raspberries!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 12oz. - $39.00
A super thick, rich nourishing cream that works hard on even the driest of skin. I use this all over extra dry spots like feet and elbows for instant and soothing relief.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate 5oz. - $175.00
If you want the results of a facial in a few minutes right in your home, this best seller does the trick better than any other. This scrub works by way of enzymes that slough away dead skin, unlike most scrubs that are harsh on the skin. It does so immediately and over time to give skin a super healthy glow.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 1.7oz. - $49.00
The best selling foundation primer, preps and primes skin by filling in pores and lines as it makes for a perfect base for makeup. Foundation just looks better and lasts longer when using.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser 32oz. - $50.50
My favorite cleanser and product I use each and every day, removes every trace of dirt, oil, makeup with just a very small amount. I have yet to find another cleanser that works as quickly and effectively on my face, while keeping it soft and smooth.