My So-Called Chaos and Chasing My Extraordinary have this great monthly link up. This months theme is organize. Now, being that I moved less that a year a go, I don’t really have a ton of clutter. In fact, if we’re being honest, I don’t really have a lot of anything, anymore. Anyway, I sat down to put on my make up and realized how much of a mess my make up drawer was. It’s actually kind of embarrassing.
See? It’s just a mess of … mess. So, I had these baskets from either the Dollar Tree or Dollar General, that I originally had bought for my bathbomb displays at farmer’s markets. Well, it turns out that they’re great for organizing make up.
I went through and separated everything by what it was. So basically everything that was for lips went into one basket, eyeshadow went into another, blush, powder, and foundation into another. I have a ton of eyeliner and eyebrow stuff (the curse of having small, blonde eyebrows) so that stuff all went into it’s own basket. While organizing it, if went through and if it was broken or hadn’t been used in the last couple of months, I threw it out. I also cleaned all my brushes and put them into a new jar. It looks sooooo much better now that I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am with it.
The best part is, it only took me about 15 minutes to do. All you need to do is go in with a plan. My plan was, “If I haven’t used it in the last 2 months, it has got to go!” this made the process a lot faster. I know what I use regularly and I know which products I love and which ones I don’t. Fortunately, I don’t get super attached to my make up (nail polish though, that’s a different story!) so I don’t have a problem throwing it away if I don’t like it.
What do you think?