Sunday, April 13, 2014

My Take On: Organizing Makeup

To be completely frank, I've never been a huge makeup junkie in my 21 years of existence. It has nothing to do with my environment... cause I grew up in a school where girls had eyeliner on since middle school. I've always been quite conservative and never really thought much about makeup. It was after college that I began to expose myself to the makeup world, and I guess now I can say that I've officially joined the "makeup band wagon" LOL! =)

I'm not overly obsessed with makeup, so I don't always find myself seeking for the latest designer or drug store products to try. I only have one face after all, so it's understandable that I only have a conservative amount of makeup right? hehe

Anyway, getting to the point, I recently found myself a little frustrated with how messy my makeup is. I share a bathroom and it just isn't right for me to hog all of it and clutter other people's space with makeup just because of my lack of organization. I came to the conclusion that I needed some type of organizer and wallah!!... I found the perfect one from T.J. Maxx! Score!

I know I know.. it looks kinda small, but that's all the space I really need to hold my makeup "essentials". On another note though... isn't it cute? (haha not sure if that's the right word to describe it!)

I love the way the organizer looks, and I love how it is designed! I'm sure you guys can tell, but I'll say it anyways... this is a 3 layer organizer that has opened slots aligned in the back for I guess brushes and any products that in this case.. "I" want standing! =)  

Because we don't know what these things have gone through, and should never assume that they are clean, I decided to wipe down the makeup organizer! 

Alright, now we're done with the boring part... this is what I had to work with! 

Out of my makeup and makeup applicators, I had to sort out the ones that I wear more often apart from the ones that I wear like... never. And after about 15-20 minutes this is the transformation that I am super duper proud of!....

This is how I organized my makeup and I'm seriously so proud of it! It's been a few weeks since I've organized my makeup and surprisingly I've kept the organizer looking exactly the same! 

In the back top left slots, I decided to put products that I prefer standing and can easily be obtained: Eyeliners, Mascara, Wet Q-tips, Eyeshadow Primer & BB Cream! 

As for the back top right portion, I aligned the slots with my most often used brushes: Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Foundation/BB Cream Brush, Blending Eyeshadow Brushes & the more Precise Eyeshadow Brushes! 

As for the three layers, I organized my makeup from most to least used. The top layer includes my Powders, Blushes, Highlighter, Mascara, Eyelash Curler & Lip Balm.  

The middle layer includes my Bronzer, Eyeshadows (I rarely ever wear eyeshadow), BB Cream (One that I least prefer) & Lipsticks (I usually carry lipsticks in my bag, so what you see are ones that I favor least atm.)

And lastly, the bottom layer holds my least used products: Fake Eyelashes, Extra Powder Pad, Eyeliner Sharpener, Eyeshadows, Mascaras, Make-up Setting Spray & Lip Gloss! 

So yah! I guess that pretty much concludes to all the essentials I have in my makeup organizer! I had such a fun time working on this project! Not only did it help me with the obvious...keeping organized, it also opened my eyes to how much makeup I didn't used. I ended up storing the rest of my makeup away, and threw ones that I've had for way.... too long in the trash! 

I haven't read through this blog post yet, but I have a feeling that it's a pretty long one! I hope this post was enjoyable and somewhat helpful? If you guys have any tips on how to organize makeup, feel free to leave a comment below! 

Alright, I'm gonna get ready for bed now. See yah later alligator!~ =)


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Monday, April 7, 2014

LookBook: Ready for Business


What do you usually wear to work? My style varies~ Everyone at work is pretty laid back, so instead of needing to dress all "office lady" like, I get to play with colors and patterns. Yay! Despite that, I usually stick with darker colors, cause at the end of the day, I am working at a professional environment and there's no reason for me to stick out too much with vibrant colors! =)  

So... here's one of the outfits I have worn to work in: 

Out of the many outfits I've worn to work, this is probably one of my favorite! First of all, I'd like to mention how much I love emerald and purple together. I think green and purple are one of the prettiest color combinations that exist, and I think that the shade of green and purple I am wearing match well in a way that they give off a sense of sophistication.  

The top I am wearing is a two piece 100% silk blouse from a brand named Tess. I love how light the fabric feels. It's currently Spring right now, and I think this blouse definitely goes perfectly with the semi-hot/chilly Cali weather! =) As for pants, I'm wearing one of my favorite pair of geometric like trousers from Forever21. The high waistline accentuates my curves and gives my legs an elongated illusion! (Who wouldn't like that? lol!) 

As for accessories, I wore gold arm candy and a statement necklace that adds a little more excitement and elegance to my look and completed my outfit with a bright brown leather bag that adds a nice pop of earthly color. To finish everything off, I wore my quiet yet attention grabbing black pointed heels! 



Growing up, I always had the image in my head of business ladies wearing black/blue blazers and trousers/dress pants to work. Now that I'm a working adult, I've learned that the stereotypical image I had in my head was only a painted picture I've developed from movies I've watched as a kid and that dressing up for work can be extremely fun! =) Yep! 

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