Monday, August 29, 2011

Box of Organizational Fun

For a while now I've been quite envious of other bloggers and their organizational skills. Organization is a foreign word to me. I keep all my makeup in a drawer and under my bathroom sink. It spills out and has also found it's way on top of my dressers. It's a big ol' mess. I'm really not an organized type of person. Usually things end up in piles but I know exactly where everything is in those piles. I decided I really need to clean up my makeup so I can find things a little more easily.

If I had an extra $300 I'd buy the clear cube. to house all of my makeup goodies. Everything would have a home and it would make me oh so happy. It would also make a great birthday gift .

First up on the list to organize: lipstick. I found this gem of a box when searching out organizational tools online. It holds 50 lipsticks, and is like a tackle box for lippies! Now all my lipsticks can have a home. The box features plastic cut outs that fit even my big YSL lipsticks. This fits all of my MAC bullets wonderfully but it will not close if I put a MAC Lipglass into it.

Next up on the list to organize: makeup brushes. They're just sitting in an plastic box, buried underneath each other...

Do you have any tips and tricks for organizing your makeup stash? Feel free to send me some links to help a sista out!

The lipstick organizer box is $14.95 and available here for purchase.

Disclosure: I bought this myself.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sharing the Wealth: Free Target Beauty Sample Bag!

For a limited time, Target is offering a free Beauty Sample Bag and all you have to do is answer 5 survey questions. Click here to get some free goodies!

Thanks to Becky for the heads up!

Friday, August 26, 2011

MAC Me Over Haul and Swatches

Yesterday I packed up the baby and headed down to MAC to check out the new MAC Me Over Fall 2011 collection. I thought I'd be able to shop while he slept. Haha fat chance. Midway through swatching baby boy woke up and said oh heck no. Actually, he said wah wah wah pick me up, mommy. I still was able to do significant damage as you can see.

I ended up getting the new 226 brush, Stunner Blush, Lady Grey Eyeshadow Palette, Social Lite (top) and Spirit Lipglass (bottom), Outre, Carbonized and Creamy Bisque Eyeshadows.

Outre, Carbonized and Creamy Bisque Eyeshadows. Outre is a yellow brown that is an excellent crease color. It looks like it would be great on everyone. Carbonized, a deep brown, swatched very creamy in texture. Creamy Bisque is a pretty frosty ivory color but has sparkles like Vanilla eyeshadow.

Stunner Blush. This is described as a light coral pink. It reminds me of Well Dressed and swatches very pretty. Honestly, I like how Well Dressed looks on me more. Stunner just looked super powdery on me.

Social Lite and Spirit Lipglass. Social Lite is a very reflective neutral pink. Spirit is a muted plum brown color. Don't rush to buy Spirit since it's permanent.

Lady Grey Eyeshadow Quad. This quad swatches beautifully. On me it looks a bit too cool. I wore it today and just felt like my eyes looked ugly. I could see this quad looking beautiful on ladies with olive skin tones, or just anyone darker than my light butt. If you're going to buy this quad, buy it for Hazy Day (mid tone grey) in the bottom right. It reminds me of a lighter colored Smoke and Mirrors. It definitely has a hint of taupe.

Top row: Stunner, Outre, Creamy Bisque. Middle row: Lady Grey Eyeshadow Palette. Bottom row: Social lite, Spirit

MAC Me Over is quite a big collection. Weirdly, I was the only one crowded around the three displays. I'm used to having to take turns at a display since so many people crowd my local MAC store. If you end up checking out this collection, swatch the Evil Eye Eyeshadow Quad. For lack of a better term, its quite horrid, and very chalky. Why would they even try to sell it is beyond me.

Did you end up hauling anything from this collection or are you passing?

Disclaimer: I bought everything featured.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Meet Baby Peaches!

If you've been following my blog then you'd know forever ago I announced I was pregnant, then stopped posting a couple months back. I left you hanging and I apologize. Babies are demanding believe it or not.

41 weeks, overdue... so not cool.

Baby Peaches has a name. Meet my little man, Gavin! Born 8 days late he drove mommy crazy when he didn't come on time. I kept waiting and waiting then finally one Tuesday morning he decided he wanted to come. Some hours and hours later he arrived and not in a fun way. I had to have a c-section. Dang baby has a big noggin. He was born 8lb's 2 ozs and with a baby toupee. I love that his hair spikes. Right now it's grown so much, it's not as spiky but you better bet he's rocking a rat tail down his back now.

Here's a more recent pic.

Motherhood has been challenging but I find it to be a total joy. Every day he gets bigger and cuter. I just want to kiss him all the time.


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