I know myself too well. If I try be super-organised and have every piece of make-up/cosmetics in their allocated make-up bag/drawer/container then my bathroom counter will look a disaster when I am done… Guaranteed.
For me it needs to be as accessible and simple as possible when it comes to my everyday make-up. Basically my cosmetics cupboards have enough cosmetics to last me a lifetime… And longer. I have shelves of scented candles, shelves of self tan, drawers of nail varnishes, and bags of ‘eye-things’/’lip-things/cheek-things blah blah blah (the list is long and ridiculous). However, the embarrassing part of all of this is that I use a teensy-tiny fraction of these cosmetics, so until then they can look pretty in my drawers, and I am on a mission to make my daily essentials look pretty, while being practically kept, thus avoiding my make-up mess.
This is the look I am going for…
As I’m sure you have guessed, the Dyptique candles as storage sold me as I love these and generally throw the jar away when they are burnt through, now I’m counting the days ’til these are done and I can use them to store ear-buds, glosses etc etc. I have bought a beautiful ceramic toothbrush holder from Wild Olive that has been great in storing my brush collection (ridiculous too), and plan on getting more of these as they are pretty and practical. How do you store your make-up/perfumes/cosmetics? Think I should try the jar look for some products, but I just seem to clutter everything as I want to display it all… As us girls do 🙂