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Thursday, February 13, 2014

How to Start Using All Your Neglected Makeup

So I had intended on posting yesterday but life just once again got in the way of my blogging. Don't worry, I'm not going to launch into a rant now. For now, I'll settle for a quick post and I hope you will too. I promise this is a good one because I finally had another epiphany!

Okay, remember this Dear Ty post? In case you don't be bothered having a read (it's worth having a look, trust me!), it's basically a request for a Makeup Storage and Organisation post. For a long time, I could not answer Jenny's question on how to get out of using the same makeup products because she is short on time in the morning. The answer came to me recently.


I bought a plastic storage tray from IKEA a month or so ago. For a while, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it. I didn't need it but I wanted it; it appealed to me. One morning when I was rummage in my drawers for my makeup, it struck me that I could put my makeup aside the night before to save me time the next morning. So the next evening before bed, I collected all the products I wanted to use the next day and placed them in the tray. I set the tray on my bathroom counter where I apply my makeup (and where the mirror is). You can place it on your vanity if that's where you apply your makeup.

The solution is so simple, isn't it? Maybe I'm just slow but I seriously haven't thought of it before. This is also a great way to make yourself use all your neglected products. Just place them in the tray the night before!

Do you have any makeup storage/organisation tips? Please do share!  

11 comments:

  1. Hahah, I'm glad I'm not the only one who does exactly what you do! I've been doing this for more than a year! I have the exact same basket too but it holds my foundation, I use a small wooden weave basket and it feels like I'm shopping for make up from my collection!

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    1. Oh gosh! I really am slow! Haha. :)

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  2. I do this too! A bit differently though. Instead of doing it daily I do it weekly :) like I have a draw that is my 'everyday' draw and I swap products form my main collection every week. It works well and it's nice to swap things around.


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. I don't really do it daily either. Too lazy to keep picking products every night. :P

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  4. This is an idea that I have been using for ages. At the end of every week I put all the products I want to use for the next week in a separate tray on my makeup table and only use those products and nothing else. It takes out any thought on my part when I'm in a rush in the morning and means I get to use up some much neglected older products as well.
    When I was staring at my entire collection each day I used to get so overwhelmed and stressed out. Now getting ready is a breeze!

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    1. I know what you mean, Michelle! :) That's how I felt.

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  5. This is a great idea!!! And it will save time in the morning too! I really think I will try this..

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Apparently, my idea is not that original after all. Lol. But yes, do give it a try! :)

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  6. Great idea! I have a spare one like this lying around the house somewhere! probably the best time to put it into use now ;)

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