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7/29/13

Makeup Vanity Organizing ~ Before & After

How you keep the things around you reflect what's going on in your head. When you see the state of my vanity before, you'll kind of get a peek into my head. About 2 weeks ago, I realized I was wasting at least 5-8 mins of my makeup time just searching for stuff: where's that color tattoo? taupe one, not this black! where are the scissors? where's that lip crayon? the fuchsia one, not this orange! why do I keep finding the same things I don't need?! now where did that black kohl go? not this one, the other one! 
Those thoughts are usually followed by words I reserve only for scenarios like these. A variety of words in 3 languages - my mother tongue, English & Hindi. So you can imagine how m-a-d I get. The main reason for all this is because I don't have my stack of drawers like I do in India. I can't even buy some here, coz I know I won't be able to take them.
Okies, now let's take a look at the transition.....
  • 1st Pic: That's how it looked last to last Friday. Yes, utter chaos. I don't know how it got that way. Hair products...Q-tips....hairband.... my shame. 
  • 2nd Pic: Clear out the table.
  • 3rd Pic: Clean and wipe table with a damp sponge & some cleaning liquid.
  • 4th Pic: Re-arrange stuff. 
Eyeshadow Palettes in a stack on the extreme left. | Cotton buds. | Coconut Candle. | Brush Cup: Reduced to one, and I keep only the brushes that I use more often. | Face Products ~ Foundation, BB Cream, Concealers, Etc. | Highlighter & Bronzer. | Real Techniques Blush Brush & Expert Face Brush. | Most-used Blushes. | Maybelline Color Tattoos & MAC Paint Pots. | In the front are tools & necessities: eyelash curler, eyebrow scissors, tweezers, mascaras, eyeshadow primer, bronzing powder, blush (that doesn't stand like the other ones.).
Right side: Jewelry stand: TU from Sainsbury's. More pics here.  |  Perfumes: Escada Cherry In The Air, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Marc Jacobs Oh Lola Sunsheer, Marc Jacobs Dot. | Lipsticks that I like looking at, and some that I'm currently using.
Tip to keep it organized: Put back the stuff on the same exact spot you picked them up from. Simple =)

I know in my Vanity Stage 1 post here I said I'd add some stuff here and there, but turned out I was running out of space, and decided to put the products that I use often out in the open so I don't have to search for them crazily.

I guess this is the last time you'll see this vanity table, because I'll probably not live here anymore in a couple of months. It's kind of sad, but let's hope the next one will be something I picked out & designed myself. This came with our rented apartment. You know, I wondered why the owners would place that wall mirror so high up. Then one day, I met the couple, and the wife was very tall, maybe 5'8" or 5'9". Now I understand why... hehe!




17 comments:

  1. *gets up and goes to clean her own table scattered with products* *ashamed* Do I still have to tell you inspired me? :D I'll rob your makeup collection some day! :D
    Such a beautiful place it is! ^_^

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    1. I totally agree with this haha. Let's rob her together :p

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    2. Yup I will gladly help you guys!

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    3. There is loadsa stuff girls...I wouldn't mind joining your gang and dividing the stuff 1/3 (wink... Bdw,lovely arrangement Cynthia...loweeeee it :)

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    4. Hahaha...OMG I have to make sure I lock the door properly tonight! :D

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  2. I wish I could keep things out like that... there's always a layer of dust that follows if I do!

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    1. same here :P
      I will spend hours arranging it and after a week it same messy.

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  3. Inspired to clean out my makeup area! I dont even know where to start :P

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  4. Clean- Organized - Artistic - Terrific :)

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  5. Can you come over and organize my vanity? Pretty please, with a cherry on top? LOL, thank you for inspiring me to finally clean mine!

    Priya xoxo

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  6. I absolutely love the style of your photos :) xx

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  7. I jst Got Mad and Fell down the chair after reading( laptop ka kaam tamaam ho gaya...!) So Pretty Furniture And Makeup. My aunt has a similar setting i thought u had a 100 lippies where u hid all of them ;) <3 Shrutika Wonderful :D

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  8. I like the organisation :) But where is the rest of the stuff CZ? :P

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  9. love it! but the toughest part for me is to put back stuff from where I've taken them!! hahah :D I need to work on that :D

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  10. That is high!..I would have to kneel on top of a stool/table to be able to do my makeup on that mirror!!

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  11. wow u have cool collection!! btw which is ur mother tongue? *just curious*

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