So here’s part 2 on my storage posts & I saved the worst till last.
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.
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.
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 ~
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 . . .
Here’s what I used. Alcohol, broken pallette & some cling film to tap the powder into.
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.
I emptied it onto the clingfilm & wiped all the residue off the pallette with kitchen roll.
I used the end of a teaspoon to break up the larger pieces so it was all the same consistency.
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.
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?
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~LoVe & HuGs~