It is that time of year for me!
Time to start cleaning out!
I started with an easy area to help me get in the mood to continue onto the big stuff that is not so easy, (closet, garage, you get the picture.)
I have a way of procrastinating when it comes to my closet and garage.
I began with my make-up!
Recently I made some new purchases so I could not possibly put my brand new items in a messy make-up bag.(Read about new purchases HERE!)
This time around I decided to divide my beauty products that I use ALL the time from the various lipsticks, and other make-up that I only use occasionally. I put the extras in a small three drawer stack of drawers.
Plus, to be honest it is pretty hard for me to get rid of lipsticks, and lip glosses. I kind of have an addiction when it comes to my lips.
The first thing I did was gather all of my make-up brushes to clean. I actually went through 3 different methods to see which one was the best so I could tell you all what really works.
Clean with baby shampoo: I have done my brushes this way before and it seemed to work fine until……..
Clean with equal amounts of Dawn and Olive oil: The premise here is the Dawn cleans them and the oil conditions the brush itself.
Only problem was I think I used too much olive oil so I had to do my final and BEST method as far as I am concerned.
Clean with Dawn: DONE and clean.
I was amazed at how much more makeup this process got out of my, what I thought was, already clean brushes.
I laid them on a white towel to dry….
Next it was time to organize and purge.
It actually went rather quickly to my surprise.
I used a stack of three drawers:
The first drawer contains what I start with first, foundation.
I also put the brushes I use to apply foundation, and concealer in this drawer so I don’t have to rummage through all of my brushes to find just the right on.
Second drawer contains eye makeup and brushes
Third drawer contains my blushes, lipsticks and glosses that I wear on a regular basis.
BLUSH, LIPSTICKS AND GLOSSES
The next items were my lotions, and potions that I use daily.
I corralled them in a plastic basket that is easy to clean if I spill something, which I do once in awhile, I am kind of a klutz…
I keep both the stack of drawers, and the basket inside my closet, and just bring them to the vanity counter when I use them.
So far it has been very easy to keep them clean, and organized because everything has it’s place.
I don’t know if this method will work for you, but it is an inexpensive way to store make-up and keep it out of sight until you need to use it.
How do you store your beauty products? Leave a comment, we can all learn from each other!!
After all that is why I started this little blog, to tell you all what I have learned, and to learn from you!