Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reorganizing

Sorry guys for being MIA again :S. Been mostly hanging out at the bf's place, but he's been using the computer almost all the time the past week for something he's working on. Finally got to reply to your comments and post this now because he went on his PS3 for a break :P For once I actually wanted him to go on the PS3 and not bug me, lol. I have a lot of posts to catch up on reading!

So I've been on that shopping ban for over a month now and its been going well in terms of makeup. I did however buy a pair of mini tweezermans and some bath/body stuff from the drugsture because I "sorta" needed them :P Don't have the pictures watermarked and the body stuff isn't too exciting, so I'll probably post about them only when I've used them enough to do a review.

However I do have something to share - my newly reorganized eye product collection. My traincase was getting really redundant because I'd squeeze everything in there but I would never know what colours or products I already own because nothing was organized inside.

So I decided to save the traincase for only foundation, concealer, cheek and lip products. All the eye products - shadows, liners, mascaras now have a drawer of their own. I deliberately chose a large drawer because I really wanted to be able to see all my colours at once. That way it encourages me to use more of my stuff, and discourages me from buying more.

I was too cheap to buy drawer dividers, haha. So I recycled :) I used the empty chocolate boxes from Valentine's Day as dividers. (I keep spelling 'divivers' instead of 'dividers'....whats going on...?? lol) Also threw in a contact lenses box for my pencil liners and an empty LORAC box that one of my palettes came in.


Eye makeup storage 2008 July watermarked


Labelled the sections so you know what is what.

Eye makeup storage 2008 July labelled


One of the chocolates came with a plastic insert which helped the individually wrapped chocolate pieces to be stacked nicely - that came in really handy with the small palettes below. As you can see they stack nicely, its because of that plastic insert thingy :)

I wanted to put in falsies too, but there wasn't space, unless I start stacking them on top. That'll defeat the purpose of being able to see the colours I own though, so for now I'm just keeping them in separate boxes.

So the next time you get a box of chocolates, save the box because those can come in handy!

26 comments:

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

nice organization! that's SO SMART to use the empty chocolate box as an divider. now your makeup drawer looks like a little makeup display. haha. very awesome. :D

IRENE said...

ahhhh this is like a mini eye porn! :D i love it! soooo neat! makes me want to organize my makeup too! but too lazy! HAHA

Tracy said...

i love how neat and organized everything looks! recycling chocolate boxes is a great idea. i used old gift boxes to organize my eye makeup. :D

Anne @ yummiebitez.com said...

omg that's a lot of makeup! you did well in organizing them though :)

Grayburn said...

Well done! These look great in there!

x Grayburn

Nic Nic said...

wow great organising!! i must say your collection is pretty huge!!

My "collection" is much considerably smaller than yours XD

Loved how you organised the eye-shadow palettes!

ladynpink said...

Hi, love how you organize your collection..i need to do that with mines.

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i would love to add you too..lmk

Fei said...

That's a whollllle lotta makeup. You have much more than I do. When it starts to get so big, I start to cut down the size by throwing and/or giving stuff away. lol

jewels said...

hey I do the same thing too. I organize my bath room drawers with tin/plastic chocolate and cookie boxes...

its a cheap alternative to storage.

cheryl said...

oh my gosh how much makeup do u have? lol, this is such a creative way of organising them. my collection's real small so i just use a few stacked MUJI trays & it's good enough for me...

ChyiX2 said...

Both my traincases are full, so I'm using cookieboxes, giftbox-boxes etc. They didn't cost me anyething except for the content and they do the job nicely. You're a very organized person!

fuzkittie said...

This organization is so awesome it gave me the chills! :D Great job.

Audrie said...

holy sh*t girl! You have so many eyeshadows!! That drawer also looks humongous, this is make me dizzy...lol

Alice said...

Lovely organization!
I must do the same thing when i'll back to my home in Rome, i'm always moving for my work and i usually pack every make up stuffs in 5 large purple beauty cases bought from The body shop during years, so the top of my dressed is a bit messy.
Somedays ago a Muji shop opened in Rome and i think i can buy some plastic drawer as your to put in my closet. The idea to recycle chocolate boxes is so clever!

The Faux Fashionista said...

Nice! This is what I do back home, but instead of chocolate boxes I use my dad's golf ball boxes! :D

mayaari said...

nice use of recycling those boxes :) I love how the little eyeshadow quads look so neat and accessible...well, all of the makeup is accessible, but you know what I mean :)

Ling said...

Nicely organized. I like!

You have so much makeup compared to my mini collection. lol.

gio said...

I love how you orgranized your collection, it looks so neat!

Rae said...

Wow. You have a TON of makeup. (*is jealous*)

Also, I just picked up a pair of mini tweezermans too - they're pure LOVE, no?

I always save my boxes for the same reason (and their lids! You never know when you'll need a shallower container!) Lol: "I needed a new box for organization. Want a chocolate?"

Emilee @ GMM said...

Nice job on reorganizing everything! I've given up on drawers; I went to Target and bought a bunch of the small plastic containers, and just threw everything in there. Sadly, I actually know where everything is, lol.

ChyiX2 said...

I posted pics of part of my collection on ABB. There's is simply too much for me to take pics of my entire stash. I'm not kidding, I think this is 30% of my stash in these pics. Here are the links to some of my more n00bier days.

http://members.asianbeautyblog.com/entry/Chi/52261/EOTN_and_my_MAC_shadows_image_heavy.html

http://members.asianbeautyblog.com/entry/Chi/67697/Makeup_store_fotd_for_Marymore_pics_of_part_of_my_e_s_stash_.html

Have fun!

ChyiX2 said...

Haha! I was just looking at some of my old entries at ABB. Remember the first time I tried blue eyeshadow and your comment was this?: "i really like the amount you put on, its perfect. you brought it up to just the right height so that it doesn’t look harlot-y, but you can still see a nice flash of colour when you blink or look down. i never wear my blue shadows because they makes me look like i’m in some costume drama but i might just try it the way you did yours.
also just wondering, do you apply the hydro powder with your finger or a brush? if so what brush do you use?"

Now look at you, looking all hawt with your blue eyeshadow ;) I guess we've both come a long way when it comes to make-up huh? :)

starlit said...

that's really cool. yay for recycling. :)

The Home Spa Goddess said...

I love this! Isn't putting makeup on in the morning more fun now:) LOL

Askmewhats said...

Oh my! i just saw your blog from someone's blogroll (sorry I don't remember) Your make up organization makes me go :O "WOW" I love the way your organize stuffs, no matter it's just a chocolate box, i love love love it! :)

theChas said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm totally going to copy you because my makeup is just piled in cosmetic bags everywhere and I always have to mentally rifle through my shoddy memory to see which colors I can use.

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