Storage 2 – 0 Clutter

Hello there,

So here’s part 2 on my storage posts & I saved the worst till last. 
My makeup!
It’s literally everywhere & it was really doing my head in. Not being able to find whatever I was looking for was the final straw. So here’s a cheap & simple option on how I’m combatting the mess.

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I picked up these 4 small boxes in B&M for £2.99 & delegated one to eye makeup. One to nails, One to brushes & one to lips. I’m going to get some more as I ended up *Quelle surprise* having more items than I had boxes to put them in. These boxes are really so handy, when I’m finished hoking through them I can just pop the lids back on & stack them vertically for more room. I also got a woven basket for £2.99 & am keeping all the the bits I use daily in here so I know exactly what is where.

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While I was boxing up everything I bit the bullet & binned alot of stuff.  A few eyecreams that I hadn’t even used.  If I’m honest I didn’t even realise I had them.  Eyeliners, lipsticks, cleansers, toners, eyeshadows etc.. These were all a gigantic waste of money as they were lost in a sea of messy makeup & were definately beyond their use by date.  I really hate binning makeup.  It feels inherently wrong but I’m starting as I mean to go on & making a massive effort to cut back on clutter.  Hopefully this way I’ll use what I already have quicker & not double or tripple up on items. 

I really hope you find this helpful.  Are you a hoarder? Please tell me you are so I’m not alone.

~ LoVe & huGs ~

*MaRiA*

xO

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How To Fix Broken Powdered Makeup

HellO there!

Firstly here’s a *MahoOsive* big ole thank you for stopping by my brand spanking new blog.

Tonight I’d like to talk about a personal heartbreak I suffered a few months back.
I’d treated myself to the Benefit Brow Zings eyebrow duo (at a whopping £28). I’d never imagine spending that kind of money on such a small item but I’d won a few pounds on a lottery ticket & figured it was free money so to speak & if I was going to splurge then now was the time.

Well a few weeks back I noticed a small chip in the corner of the powder section & sure enough the crack slowly crept across until it was completely shattered.  I was gutted to say the least, not beaten I took to the trusty internet & found a method to fix it . .

Lets get started . . .

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Here’s what I used. Alcohol, broken pallette & some cling film to tap the powder into.

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Here’s a closer view of my poor little smashed up Brow Zings.  It’s highly pigmented so when I opened/closed it bits would escape staining wherever it touched making it a nightmare to use.

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I emptied it onto the clingfilm & wiped all the residue off the pallette with kitchen roll.

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I used the end of a teaspoon to break up the larger pieces so it was all the same consistency.

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I then added a few drops of the vodka to the powder, wrapped the cling film tightly around it & used the spoon & my fingers to mould it together. Then transferred the paste back into the pallette & smoothed it down with the spoon handle.

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And here’s the end result. Not too shabby eh!
I’ve left it near the radiator so it will eventually dry out & turn back into a powder.

It’s alot cheaper than forking out another £28 for a replacement that’s for sure!
I have broken so many eyeshadows & pressed face powders thats will now get a second lease of life. *yiPpEe*

Have you tried this method or anything similar before?

Thanks again for stopping by!
Sure say hello so I can add your blog & get to know some of you!

~LoVe & HuGs~

*MaRiA*  xO