Thursday, May 12, 2011

Collection and Organization

Hi everyone,

It's finally Thursday! Where I live, we've had some beautiful weather these last couple days! It just makes me so smiley and happy! Odd enough, I haven't done my make-up lately.. so I'm here to post my collection and how I organize my make-up! Hopefully this might help a couple people! If you have any questions at all, just let me know! 

My Make-up Desk
Jar from Michaels filled with floral beads. Used to hold my make-up brushes
Make-up Mirror (Got it as a xmas gift, I'm sure you can get it at any local Wal-mart)
Pencil holder from Homesense. Used to hold all my eye-liners.

Plastic Organizer from Wal-mart

A zebra desk organizer. I bought this from homesense. 
It holds mostly palettes, but also make-up remover, Fix+ and Urban Decay eye-liner sharpener.

All my face products. Foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer etc.

Lip products, theatrical false lashes, fake blood, and spirit gum

Eye products.. which include.. single or duo eyeshadows, primers, mascara, liquid and gel liners, paintpots, tweezers and an eyelash curler.

Here is a more close-up view of the shadows.

Close-up view of mascara, liners etc..

 Finally, this is my bottom drawer. I keep several different palettes in here, including my MAC palettes, Urban Decay Ammo palette and some cheaper drugstore palettes. I also have sponges, and pigments from the Tartan Tale collection.

Now, I realize this may not be the best organization for everyone. But simply separating my products into different areas makes me breathe easy. Although I would like to figure out how to organize both my lip and face products a little better. 

My best tips for organization would be to go to your local Wal-Mart, Home Depot etc.. and look at what they have for organization systems. You could even look at the kitchen and desk organization, where you would be able to find pencil holders, envelope holders (which you could use to hold your palettes), and even drawer organizers. I hope this is helpful to some, or even just interesting!

Have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Haul & Swatches!

I just came back from a lovely day out with my mom. I got to stop in Sephora and take a look around. There have been so many things I've wanted, and I finally caved today!

I bought an Urban Decay lip liner in Naked, MUFE eyeshadows in #99 (it's a bright red) and #159 (bright blue), Benefit bronzing powder in Hoola, Nars highlighting blush powder in Albatross and finally.. I redeemed my 500 point perk, which got me a spiffy palette from Too Faced! 

This is my first attempt at doing a haul post or swatches, so let me know how it is! Here are some pictures of all the goodies... (if you click on the pictures, they get larger so you can see everything better :) )

                                                               The haul..

MUFE #159

MUFE #99

MUFE Swatches (No primer - taken w/flash)

Hoola by Benefit 

Hoola Swatch (taken with flash)

Urban Decay Naked Lip-liner Swatch

The 500 Point Perk

Swatches of Too Faced Palette (I'm sorry, you can't see the lighter colours that well..)

I haven't had time to try any looks with any of these products, but from what I can see so far.. they're going to be well worth the money! Everything is very pigmented and smooth. Hopefully it stays that way once it gets on my eyes (or lips)!

I hope this is helpful to some! I'm hoping to blog about my collection and storage for make-up, and give ideas on how to organize make-up. Possibly within the next couple days?!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their week!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Theatrical Make-up

Hi everyone,

I'm so sorry I haven't been posting lately. I haven't really been wearing make-up and have been busy doing many things. But, I'm back and here to post some old looks that I've done! They are all more dramatic, theatrical type looks! I hope you enjoy!

Happy Mothers Day to all the mom's out there!

Ps: My brother's a good sport when it comes to trying new looks on him!
Black Swan Inspired Make-up

Broken Doll:


Edward Scissorhands (No wig.. sorry!):

Evil Clown:

Red Queen [of Hearts] from Alice in Wonderland:

Snow White:

An attempt at Michael Jackson:

Jack Sparrow:

Mad Hatter:
Road Rash Zombie: