Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Make-Up Storage and Organization

It has taken me a long time to perfect my make-up collection, and goodness, I'm still working on it as we speak.  I am always hunting for that perfect foundation, the most pigmented and blendable eyeshadows, and the make-up brush I can't do my make-up without!

The way that I organize my make-up collection in my "dressing room" as I call it (aka our guest room, haha) is extremely important to me. Looking at a wonderfully organized make-up collection gives me pure joy! It's an odd fascination, but I adore it!  If you have a lot of make-up, why not organize it so that you can see all of it and actually be reminded to use it? This is why I've taken the time to find organizers and pieces that make organizing and storing make-up easy and effective.

I really have the most trouble organizing my samples as well as lipstick and lipglosses!  As many of you know, I am obsessed with lipstick (specifically pinky-nude shades which are currently taking over my purse at the moment but anyways...).  I am constantly adding to my collection (Ryan loves it obvi), and the space has just become so limited.  I'm still working on the most practical way to see and use all of my lipsticks and lipglosses!  If you have any recommendations please feel free to comment!

Here are some pictures of my make-up collection and the way I've chosen to store a few things! 

This is about as clean as it gets people...

Whats a make-up vanity unless it's rough around the edges? *scrubs concealer off of glass* :)

The extra drawers on my vanity are filled with eyebrow products, concealers, lipbalms, single eyeshadows, mascara, and small foil samples! 

These are my babies, people.  My most favorite make-up product -- foundation!!

Just in case anyone wanted a close up of my dirty brushes, here ya go...

Recycled Anthropologie candles are perfect to hold brushes!

These are only my favorite "higher end" lipglosses.  I wasn't brave enough to photograph all of them...

As you can see, I have a thing for Chanel and Buxom glosses -- nothing compares! They are the best.

The Alex chest from Ikea is perfect for organizing, especially since it has different sized drawers.

These are a few of my blushes and powder products.  I have separate drawers for my bronzer's and highlighter's!

Thank you for taking the time to read my post!

Another great option for any of your storage needs would be self-storage through a company such as MakeSpace!  Sometimes not everything can fit in your house. :)

xoxo, molly

Friday, March 25, 2016

eyebrows | product review

Hi, everyone!! I hope everyone is enjoying this warmer weather we are starting to get here in South Carolina.  (Finally!) Today I wanted to share with you what I use on my eyebrows and how EASY the products are to use.  This isn't necessarily a tutorial, but more of a review.  I change up what I do quite often and have typically stuck with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and ABH Brow Gel when filling and shaping my brows.  However, have ya'll SEEN what's been up at the drugstores lately?  The drugstores are definately stepping their game up - and I'm falling for them!! I didn't even purchase these products with the intent of using them everyday.  I just sort of picked them up impulsively.  Now, they are my go - to, and I don't know when I'll switch up my routine again!

1. Loreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette 6.99 @ Walmart
This product is SUPER similar from the ABH Brow Wiz but way more affordable and just as good.  It's super creamy so when you blend out with the spooly that comes on the other side, it looks lovely! Not to mention, the spooly is pretty fantastic! The blonde shade was way too light for me so I returned it and got the brunette shade and it's perfect. 

2. NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade in Blonde 6.99 @ Ulta
 This product was something I bought a while ago and through in the back of my drawer, not expecting to one day use it and fall in love with it! It's SO easy to use.  Just dip a thin eye brush like the one in the picture below and sweep it to shape the brow.  Since it's a pomade it also acts like a gel. 


I use the pomade first, and then go back in with the Brow Stylist and fill in any parts that need some extra attention.  The Brow Stylist has a super fine tip so it literally mimics hair when you apply it slow and steady! Blend everything out with the spooly. 

As always, thank you for reading!! xo, molly