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Beauty Addict And Her Stash To Pack | OOTD

Leaving UK in less than 2 weeks now, so that means these are crazy packing times! Last night, I was home alone. Mr.CZ had gone to Newcastle and he'll be back till later this evening. I layed almost all my makeup and beauty products on the bed in our guest bedroom. This bed just has a sheet, and we didn't get any pillows and whatnot for it because, you know, no point. These are most of my beauty products (save for some skin & hair products I keep in the bathrooms) that I'm packing to take to India.
I decided to throw myself into the MESS, because it's always been my dream to sleep on/next to a pile of makeup products..hehe. Btw, I kept my left knee bent in most pics, coz I was trying to hide a a big (healing) bruise. I fell down on the bridge a couple weeks ago. Always been a quiet bridge, but that day, a couple was walking towards us, and they saw me fall. Because that's how life is - you never fall without an audience.

Perfumes, some makeup, Jewelry Stands. Butterfly is by TU from Sainsbury's.  The heart one is from New Look, I got it for 50% off recently. Gold glitter clutch is a phone case from Primark. real Techniques Blush Brush (don't know why it's here)


Things I'm sending by courier/mail:

This is a tricky situation, because I can't send liquid products like foundations, nail polishes & perfumes, which are the heavy ones. I don't want to send most of my palettes and blushers, coz I'm afraid they'll break. So that leaves me with lipsticks, brushes, pencils, and other stuff I don't care so much about.

Things I have to - in the husband's words - "throw away":

- Most Hair & Bath Products- Shampoos, Conditioners, Masques, Shower gels, Scrubs. I haven't bought anymore recently, so they will probably be almost finished or halfway gone by the time.
- Very Old products - This includes old foundations & skin care products.
- Products I don't like.


Boxes/Packaging
  
The cute and limited edition ones, I have flattened out and will go with the courier (Mr.CZ's idea). The rest, chucked.


Nail Polishes:

Right now, I have put them all in one plastic bag.

Lipsticks:

I think they'll stay with me. I'll probably try to get a bigger makeup bag that could accommodate them all.

Outfit:  Forever New Skirt | Top I'd never worn before from hometown. It's a woolen sweater with georgette/chiffon bishop sleeves pinned with bow pins at the wrists. I lost one bow pin. It came with a matching muffler-scarf thing. | New Look Shoes. I never take shoes to bed. These are brand new and have never been worn outside =D | Topshop Gold Belt. | Forever 21 Key Necklace | Accessorize Gold Hoop Earrings.
I slept at around 6 am. I did something else around 4 am after sorting all this (you'll know what!) I have removed most of the stuff from the bed, because it's Mr.CZ's "dressing" bed. Now I wait for him to help me really pack them up. He's an expert in these type of things.

If you have any special tips on compact-packing breakable things, like nail polishes, please share them!
Okies....Enjoy your weekend, everyone! Oh, and I also watched Clueless again last night. How ironic! =) Tonight, we're watching Breaking The Girls & We Are What We Are...bheryy bheryy excited about doing nothing but pig out in front of the tv.



37 comments:

  1. OMG-if I had to look at such huge stash while packing-my instant reaction would have been to take a nap :D :D :D. However, two more hideous tasks ar awaiting you-the unpacking and re-organizing :D

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    1. Oh gosh! I know...Dreading it already :D

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  2. Maybe u shud do a blog sale to get rid of the things u can't/don't want to take back to India!

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    1. Shipping here cost too much Geetz :\

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  3. For breakable glass bottles seal them in individual small ziplocks, wrap with tape and then cover with bubble paper and tape it. For shampoo bottle and such wrap some tape on the cap especially where the top is meeting the bottle. This prevents the product from leaking.

    Best idea.....get a shipping container or atleast a part of it...you can even get your furniture that way and pack all the liquids and breakables in it. You can get a whole lot of your stuff :) Though the sensible thing to do would be sell them off. But since when us beauty addicts did anything "sensible". So mainstream....so 2002 ;)

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    1. Thanks for the tips Shikha! We don't have so much stuff for a container, so we went with freight, And yes, we have a different idea of sensible :D

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  4. aww.. i fainted at that stash of urs! :D

    take thick carton boxes n base them with some bubble wrap. Place all your nail paint bottles then run across the bubble wrap in between rows of these bottles.. Top it again with a flat sheet of bubble wrap and stick it with a tape to the sides of the box... this shud keep them safe from clanking & breaking :)

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    1. That's a great tip Revathy, thanks! :D

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  5. What a stash! Imagine all the unpacking that u'll have when u get back!!
    You look really pretty. Dont cut ur hair short when u get back....its lookin great.

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    1. You think so? I like it long too, but it just needs some bounce :)

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  6. whoa! Alot is an understatement! you could do a blog sale or something.

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  7. That's a oh my god moment here!! What a stash and you know I loved this post and enjoyed reading :)

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  8. hehe....I would love to sleep with a heap of makeup lying around me & 'throwing away' even when it is expired is sometimes painful; ask a fellow makeup addict that! Lucky you.......Mr CZ can pack :P

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  9. Wow ! what a collection!! At a loss for words!
    Bubblewrap is the best solution for your problem. Get tons of bubblewrap, arrange your stuff in layers with bubblewrap between them. A large part of the collection will be safe. Perfume bottles are liitle more tricky though. Got no idea for that :( ..

    http://www.ssuchie.blogspot.in/2014/01/inspiration-for-2014.html

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  10. good lord..that is some make up collection!!!!

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  11. What are you coming here for? I wish u r shifting permanently here 😊

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  12. I think perfect packing is also a Virgo quality..coz how much ever I try to do neat packaging hubby comes back again and he will rearrange everything which saves almost half of the space :P

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    1. Yup, definitely Virgo quality Aarthi :D

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  13. Goosshh.. u have gt Jaw dropping collection.. :P

    Are you sure you have enough space to store them In India or can we help.. ;)

    BTW yes Bubblewrap would be a great option.. pick a bag or something that could contain all of ur nailpaints. cover it bubble wrap and then stack ur nail paint. and repeat.. :)

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  14. wow!
    now, after reading your post, i think i want to have my make up collection on bed, and take picture of them (with me, of course) too!

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  15. i have moved many many times...will come with some good suggestion once i finish drooling over your beauty stash!

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  16. love ur attire. Ul be needing one bag just for this + ur clothes + ur shoes how will u manage. by da way AMAZING collection

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    1. So far, managing ok Richa....waiting for another luggage :)

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  17. For products you're thinking of throwing away, check Give and Makeup. All for a good cause. :)

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    1. Oh, knowing about it for the first time! If only they had a drop off location nearby.

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  18. Gosh! You Were Clicking These Pics With a Big Bruise on Your Knees o_O

    Needless To Say, The Pics are Amazing As Always n That Heart Shaped Jwlry Holder Too..Awww *__*

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  19. Wow Cynthia..... am envious of yr collection....

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  20. Heyo Cz Di ..... It's Me Shrutika ..!! Long Time Yup u definitely need some virgo help , sigh if i were thre to help ya :(....Now This is a HUGE MAKEUP HEAVEN !!!!!!!!! Btw i jst went thru ur ethinicity post .....its a really good story ..i can totally understand ur problem coz i also dont hav conventional indian looks , Blame by Light brown hair , porcelain skin, freckled hands ...:P I still hear in school ppl calling me british ... i hav quite big eyes but in fourth grade a girl called me Chinese !! >.<...Im a pakistani punjabi .....No foreign natives though ;)) Ok bye <3 SHRUTIKA

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    1. Hey Shrutika, yes I do need a lot of help from Virgo hehe :D I wish I could see your pretty face,...maybe you should mail me your pic sometime! :) <3

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    2. Wow...i also wanna meet u ...i live in west delhi ..i wish if we cud meet someday ...<<3

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  21. OMG!!! this is heaven.. such a huge stash :D you look lovely as always CZ :)

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  22. omg mind blowing collection you have

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  23. droolworthy<3 gorgeous u

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