i love your collection and storage ideas!
April 20, 2009
I've gone on a mica rampage and added about 60+ baggies of loose pigment to my collection! I've already posted them on the Swatch pages, here:
March 6, 2009:
It's been yet another year, and I've moved into a place with more space, which means more makeup! I've changed my setup and someday will get to the part where I detail out my collection. For now, here's my storage setup:
The top of my vanity:
With the two desk drawers open, where I store lippies, powders and cream/gel shadows/liners:
Closeup of left drawer:
Closeup of right drawer:
Closeup of my brushes:
I have another small cabinet beneath the desk,
Top drawer where I store all my liquid liners, mascaras, and lipglosses:
Bottom drawer for nail polish storage:
Feb 17, 2008:
It's been a year since I've last posted collection pics. My how things have changed since then.
I went on a shopping spree this past weekend... for ice cube trays! I love being able to easily access my makeup without digging around too much for it, so I thought I would share how I organize it all. Then I got carried away and took pics of the rest my collection too
All the ice cube trays I have:
My paint pots
Top row: Iris Eyes f/l (what I was hoping Nice Vice would be), Otherworldly, Stray Grey, Layin' Low, Perky
Bottom row: Electro Sky, Pharoah, Girl Friendly, Groundwork, Greenstroke
Most of my fluidlines (excluding my top favs, Blacktrack and Lithograph as well as Bobbi Brown Sapphire Shimmer and Galaxy)
Left row, top to bottom: Graphic Brown, Ostentatious, Macroviolet, Shade, Sweet Sage, Uppity
Right row, top to bottom: Frostlite, Brassy, Delineate, Non-Conformist, Royal Wink, Jadeeye
Other random stuff in a tray meant to make ice sticks: Formal Black 2006 Warm and Smokey, random 4-pan of Body Shop Eye shimmers, Fashion Frenzy, Afterdusk, Hipness, Sephora Blush Me in Rose
Lipglasses, glitter liners, and lippies, all in an Ikea ice cube tray (which I ended up not using in the end, but hey, it may work for you!)
Row 1 (starting from left), top to bottom: Snowgirl, Cultured, Crystal Rose, Magnetique, Flashmode, Palatial, Totally It, Venetian, Pure Vanity
Row 2: Boldheart, Atmospheric, Jewelbright, Sex Ray, Pink Patina, Electro-Lush, Lust, Spite, Spirited
Row 3: Bronzibar, Entice, Flashtronic, Oh Baby, Revealing, Nymphette, Perfectly Pink, Fancy That, Petit Four
Row 4: Ignite, Lovin it Light, Topper, Bronze & Brazen, Most Wanted, Mousse
Row 5: Make Up store Choco Lux, Body Shop blue, Body Shop silver, Blitzed, Lime Dandy
Row 6: Paramount, Satiate, Cherish, Blast o Blue, High Top, Fun n Sexy
Row 7: Clinique Raspberry Glace, Clinique Maple Sugar, Lady Danger, Russian Red
Woops, forgot a to take a pic of the tray with MSFs and powders, but I have to say it's the one that inspired me to buy more trays, since I keep them organized from darkest to lightest, I pretty much have their positions memorized.
All of my collection, some of which I reorganized since the batch of ice-cube tray pics, after I figured out how to maximize my space:
All I have space for on my vanity: Eye brush cup, Loose Powder in NC15, Sunspill Beauty Powder, Hundred Degrees Pearlizer, 181SE, Face brush cup
All my brushes neatly washed for pics:
Sephora #16 powder
Sephora #3 bronzer
NYX Eye Angle
I Nuovi Fan,
Quo Angled Liner,
Palettes, and a few shadows waiting to be depotted: Markings: Pink dot (powder blush), Green Dot (blushcremes), C for cool, G for greens, N for neutrals, B for browns, P for purples, plus Neutral Pink, Remotely Grey, Goldmine, Going Bananas
Closeups of N, P, B, and G:
Top row: Grain, All that Glitters, Patina, Retrospeck, Cloudbound, Flashtrack, Pandemonium, Terre a Terre, Swan Lake, Electra
2nd: Smut, Clue, French Grey, Restless, Seedling, Violet Trance, Gallant, Body Shop Amethyst, Relaxing, Body Shop Copper Eye Shimmer
3rd: Till Daybreak, Bravado, Trax, Leap, Shale, Romping, Floral Fantasy, Stars n Rockets, Up At Dawn, Pen n Pink
4th: Tickles, Roustabout, Satellite Dreams, Fig. 1, Fertile, Steamy, Newly Minted, Big T, Nightbird, Stormwatch
5th: Haunting, Body Shop Aquamarine Eye Color, Tilt, Moonflower, Prussian, Amazon, Gorgeous Gold, Eyepopping, Pagan, Wondergrass
6th: Footwork, Parrot, Clarity, Freshwater, Bang on Blue, With a Twist, Humid, I Nuovi Moss, Sumptuous Olive, Fiction
Top Row: Phloof!, Rose Blanc, Blanc Type, Body Shop Silver Eye Shimmer, empty
2nd: Fab n Flashy, Firespot, Expensive Pink, Statuesque, Vapour
3rd: Take Wing, Primal, Cork, Tempting, Body Shop Golden Paprika Eye Color
Powder blush palette:
Top Row: Ablaze, Dame, Peaches
Bottom Row: Flirt n Tease, Petal Point, Fleurry
Left , top to bottom: Fancy Ray, Uncommon, Otherworldly (nowhere else to go!)
Right: Summer Lily, Brit Wit
Storage of CCB, Mineralize Shadows, and Metal X as well as leftover fluidlines:
Contents (what I wouldn't do for some 8-pan palettes!):
Lonely: Fuschia Perfect CCB
From top of pyramid, top to bottom: 6th Sin, Family Silver, Metal Blu, Lovestone, Mi Lady, Plum Electric, Pink Ingot, Tectonic, Earthly Riches, Pure Ore
And since Valentine's Day just passed, a closeup of my Lovestone, how very a propos ~
The powders/MSFs I forgot to take a tray pic of:
Clockwise from Sculpt and Shape: Accentuate/Sculpt, Warmed, Northern Lights, Shimpagne, Lightscapade, MSF Natural in Medium Dark, Gold Spill, not pictured is Blot Powder in Medium
The lippie holder I ended up going with:
The names listed earlier in the red Ikea tray
Rest of the random stuff, some in a plastic sock and underwear organizer:
Concealer palette in medium
Dig It Eye Khol
Heirloom Eye Kohl
Lightful Protective Moisturizer SPF 30 (Asia only)
Lip Conditioning Stick
mini Strobe Cream in Peach
Prep + Prime Refined Zone (Asia only)
Select Foundation in NC30
Studio Moisturecover in NW20
Studio Finish NC35
Gently Off Eye and Lip
mini Cleanse Off Oil in Tranquil
I have virtually no counter space on my tiny vanity, so the rest of my stuff has to live in a fabric Ikea box underneath. I carry this whole thing from my bedroom to the den to play with in front of the TV when I need to destress
Phew, that took about 2 hours of my life. Hope you enjoyed and I think I'll wait for another year before I attempt this again.
i love your collection and storage ideas!
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so creative and you have great stuff. i noticed in the pic of your lovestone e/s there is a little heart, are they all like that? maybe you got luckly lol. n/e way thanks for all the effort and sharing!!
nice stash! love the ice cube storage x
I LOVE the storage ideas!! I find I'm starting to have a few msfs and blushes and laying them down takes up quite a bit of space in these plastic drawers I have. I love it!!! And the lip storage thing too--way to go!
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thats such a great idea! love your collection
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love your fluidline collection!
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I love your collection and your storage idea.
awesome idea!! i'm definitely going to steal it, what a great storage system. and love the collection too!
You have such a fabulous collection!! And I love the storage idea!! When I saw your Paint Pots and Fluidlines, I think I drooled!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Great idea! Great collection!
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wow that is a great idea! nice collection!
Very nice collection!!!
note to self: pick up ice cube trays heheheeh (love that idea!)
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I really like your storage ideas, & thanks for the great photos.
Love your collection!
how clever! i love it!
Wow I absolutely LOVE your collection. And great storage ideas
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Very organized! Love it!
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wow! That such a creative way to store things!!
That's such a clever way to store your makeup. I love it and your collection. You got alot of great things there.
What a great idea. You've inspired me to go buy some ice cube trays now, LOL.
I'd never thought of storing them in ice cube trays!!!
I LOVE your makeup collection, the storage and the photography you've done. Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea too.
Must... buy... ice cube trays
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Great storage idea!
Will definitely apply your ice tray idea...hope i find one similar to those Ikea ice trays cos they're perfect for my growing lipstick/lipglass collection! Thanks for showing
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Wow, you have a killer collection! And I am so stealing the icecube tray idea!
This idea is so gorgeus. I will try it too! VERY VERY cool!
and very nice collection
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I love your collection! Especially the brushes!
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