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Sunday 25 April 2010

A Touch of Spring Cleaning

Aloha Bloggerinos!

Since getting back from the Beauty UK 2010 event at the NEC with a few sneaky new purchases aaaannnnnndd being given an obscene amount of Urban Decay makeup as an early birthday present (Birthday Present post to follow), I felt I owed it to myself and my cosmetics, to TIDY UP!

I don't know about you but I'm not known for being Mrs Tidy. Some call me messy, but I prefer the term "free spirited" much more favourably.

Now, they say a picture is worth a thousand words so let's get cracking. This is a picture heavy post so look away now if you hate them (who are these people btw?!)

Here is my makeup storage system before my big-ass (I'm down with the kids) sort out:

I have sliding mirror doors round the chimney breast in my bedroom to make a wardrobe (clever, non?) and these are the shelvey bits that I keep shedloads of makeup messily on, much to the Fiance's annoyance.

So, first things first, take eeevvvverrrything off the shelf and dump onto bed:

Isn't it funny how when stuff if stored on a few shelves it doesn't seem like much.....until it takes up almost an entire double bed....

Next job, catagorisation!

Oooooooh I bought so beautiful China Glaze colours today and, thank god, they're not pink! Who knew there were so many shades of pink?!

Does anyone else struggle to throw away the pretty boxes the products come in? I bit the bullet and did it with only one small tear in my eye :(

After catagorisation comes cleeaaannninngg. I cleaned my brushes with Lush Rehab shampoo that the lovely Becky sent me a while back and it worked a treat. It also works a treat on my hair- thumbs up!!

Then, comes the lovely part of putting everything in groups in fresh boxes:

Those little glass jars were 89p from IKEA. Bargain!! The one behind is full of Barry M Pigments- woop woop!

So now I'm living a life of organisation and order. Lovely.



  1. Your brushes look great in those little jars - good old Ikea!
    Now the hard part - keeping it that tidy! Lol xx

  2. xD! You might think I'm crazy, but I use big, cute mugs filled with beanbag stuffing to sort my brushes out and liners ! xD
    But good job on the tidying up !

  3. I love the shelving method you use! Great post!

  4. i find it sooo hard to throw away the packaging too!!! it looks so pretty aha.

    your shelves look great now! and a plus, you can see all of your products now :)


  5. Wow, you're inspiring me to clean! Looks great!


    xox Laura Beth

  6. i love all those pink polishes ♥

  7. ahhh how lovely!! some times organizing can be so fun!!

  8. Congrats! Your shelves look great!
    Don't forget to enter my first ever giveaway over at my blog!

  9. Adorable blog!


  10. It looks great now! I love the ikea jars :)

  11. I love Barry M cosmetics too !!! :)


    Love and Peace xx

  12. It's your birthday today right? :) You commented on bella sugar cosmetics. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :D
    Have you received your eyeshadow from her yet? :)

  13. Ahhhh thank you London's Beauty- it is indeed my birthday. I'm still looking forward to my eyeshadow- woop woop xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. whoaaa.. so jealous to see your make up brush collection. hehe

  15. Whoaaa, so much! Crazy amount of makeup brushes!

  16. i adooooore your organization! :D

    i love seeing a bunch of products all properly organized. :)

  17. How fun =) Thank you for sharing! I love seeing other people's makeup storage. It is very important when you're a makeup addict lol ;)

  18. looking fabulous!
    i'm a new follower-just found you on youtube :D
    nice to see a uk girl on yt (and blogspot!) hehe!
    and also, we have similar blog names! you are sprinkleofglitter...i am sprinklewithsunshine!
    it would be really nice of you if you could check my blog out actually...
    you don't have to but..yeah :) if you do, thankyou SOO much :D xxxxx Olenka

  19. I love a clear out and a before and after pic! You should have kept the boxes though and done something crafty with them, even if it was some sort of collage of beauty that you could frame. I realise it is a bit late suggesting this as you have now chucked them, but maybe next time?

    x hel x

  20. Good thinking Hel!! xxxxx

    Grr kicking myself now though! xxx

  21. i would to clean your makeup all the goodies


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