Confessions Of A Beauty Junkie

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Whatever you call yourself... a makeup addict, skin care junkie, a sample hoarder - I am sure you have something to confess. Is it an out of control makeup stash, bins overflowing with samples or shelves filled with skincare? We want to hear it! Share with the community and let us know how you stay organized (pics welcome)

 

If you have tips for organizing out of control stashes we want to hear from you!

 

ps: I love organizing so love to hear what others have to say!

 

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pss: I did do a search and couldn't find anything recent close to this topic. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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@suessquatsch  just saw your main post. Smiley Very Happy  That's cool you have usage on yours Smiley Happy

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Oooh a spreadsheet is such a great idea! I'm definitely going to be trying that out. I used to just add things to my loves list, but I love how I would be able to leave notes for a particular item if I put it in a spreadsheet. SO doing this!

Cheers!
Nikko

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I second @suessquatsch and @veronika23's rec on a spreadsheet. I have a Google sheet with different tabs for most of my items (not mascara, since those get tossed frequently, and not foundation, since I usually only have one open at a time). I mark down what I wear each day, and leave notes (the lipstick lasted through dinner, the eyeliner smudged). If I post a photo on IG, I leave a link the spreadsheet so I can see how a product looked on me IRL instead of just relying on my memory or a hand swatch. The spreadsheet also lets me tally which products I'm using and what I'm not touching, which helps me clear out my stash.

 

It takes a little while to set up, but I actually find it quite soothing, and I enjoy categorizing it.

 

@NikkoBT

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I love the idea of adding a link from an IG post! So many great ideas, I'm so inspired Smiley Happy

Cheers!
Nikko

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Oh that's a good idea with the IG link @TKLJ!

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@NikkoBT  it is so handy I tell you!  Especially for me since I do buy a lot of MAC and sometimes they re-promote so it's good to look up a color name Smiley Very Happy  Just make sure that if you have an extensive sheet to back up your document so you don't loose the info Smiley Wink

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I like to have gifts on hand so I don't have to last minute shop So I have my guest bedroom closet filled with Sephora favorites sets, Holiday sets, candle sets nail polish sets, makeup brush sets and bags full of GWP variety bags, 500 point promos and a big collection of mini fragrances.
I bought way less gift sets last holiday season and hoping to cut down again this year because I'm thinking people might be tired of makeup as gifts.
I keep reminding myself it's me that has the addiction so why am I subjecting everyone else to it.

Luckily I'm not that overboard on skincare. Like alot of others here on BT I too made a New Years resolution to try to use up my deluxe samples instead of hording them and also to stop ordering just for the promos. So I bought a set of drawers for my bathroom and organized each drawer by: cleansers, serums, creams and masks and now I'm working through it!!!
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@PaletteAddict99,  

Why would anyone ever get tired of receiving makeup as gifts?  Smiley Happy

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lol @tsavorite ya think everyone is so completely crazy about it like all of  us here??? Hahaha I thought so for a long time but I'm sort of starting to wonder... I'm sure glad tho that we all have each other here Smiley Wink

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@PaletteAddict99,

Of course, we are the normal ones!

  I'm glad we have each other, too!  Smiley Happy

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Sounds like a treasure room/closet @PaletteAddict99 Smiley Happy

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Yes it is!!! @veronika23 Sometimes I just want to go live in my treasure closet Smiley Wink LOL 

 

Im having such a hard time again signing in to BT to be able to post

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@PaletteAddict99  I would want to live in there too Smiley Very Happy

 

Aww man! Smiley Sad  I can't believe there are still so many problems with the site. Maybe you can message a mod about it or post in the thread for site issues. Smiley Sad

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@veronika23 I think it's an iPhone / safari issue so I have to use a crome app but my emails link directly to safari. Crome is awkward to use on the iPhone. Also now It just started that I can't sign into Ulta in safari now either. It is making it all a challenge but I'll survive Smiley Wink I'll just go sit in my makeup closet LOL

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@PaletteAddict99  aww man.  Technology sometimes... I hope it gets better soon and the glitches are fixed. Haha nice! Smiley Happy

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I dont like hoarding makeup because makeup has to be thrown out after a while like mascara, eyeliner , eyeshadow , lipstick , concealer you name it . If you have had some stuff for years it should be thrown away because beauty products are not meant to last forever unless its unopened of course but like everything else in life it has its expiration date and wont last forever.Plus as a hygiene thing its good to get rid of makeup that has been used for a long long time.

 

I keep my makeup in storage bins.

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Such a great thread @veronika23 Smiley Very Happy 

 

This is one of my favorite topics and things to do, but it's still an ongoing issue for me and my collection isn't even that big. I guess that's why they say that being a minimalist is less stressful lol

 

Everything that I have is organized to my liking (will post photos later when back home), but it's "difficult" because I have little to no room to ADD things to my collection now.. and I constantly declutter. 

 

I'm debating on getting a drawer unit (instead of storing my unused palettes in my closet lol) but the Alex drawers feel like too much for me. I'm thinking of getting the Helmer drawer unit instead, which is smaller but seems less sturdy. Does anyone have experience with the Helmer unit from IKEA? 

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I went the typical Alex drawer route.  I used to have everything stored on top of a smaller desk and it was turning into a nightmare and looked so cluttered, this is much more manageable and thought it might be helpful for others.

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My entire desk area is Ikea. I have the shorter Alex 5 drawer, slab of wood and then two desk legs for the right side (I know its a bit hard to see).  You could also just get another Alex drawer and the longer slab of wood if you have more to store.  Square mirror and light fixures (again all ikea) except for the bulbs which I found at walmart and were much cheaper than the Ikea bulbs.  I did some electrical DIY and made the vanity with the light fixtures, plug-ins and bulbs so I didn't have to mount it into the wall.  I found many tutorials for this on Pinterest and Youtube it wasn't that difficult nor expensive (total about $200 I believe).  

My brush holder is from Cosmocube (from Sephora) which I filled with vase filler from Michaels. I splurged a bit for this since its the only thing on display.  For the drawers I just have cheap dollar store containers to organize a bit, not the best but it works and saves more space and is cheaper compared to acrylic inserts. Hears some of the drawers, roughly organized by order I do my makeup, top to bottom:

Face/eye primers, foundations/concealers, face powders and extras
19073007_10211292613048447_1837740830_o.jpgBrow products, lip liners/eye liners, single shadows, mascaras19074925_10211292613168450_115879645_o.jpgA couple stacked containers for lip products, glitters/liquid shadows/creme products in a pot, palettes19047315_10211292613288453_1853827059_o.jpgExtra samples and such that I will rotate out to use or save for travel + makeup bags
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Hope this is helpful for someone!

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I love this!   @sydtomato

 

Thank you for starting this thread! It is "organization porn" at its finest! lol!  @veronika23

 

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@Tamara76.   Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

 

Can be any confession but real nice to see/talk organization Smiley Wink

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Well I'm about to scream. I didn't know that had Alex drawers in black. Is this new or am I just that dumb and never saw them? I noticed online the inside of the black is white. Are the insides of your drawers white @sydtomato ? They look dark. 

 

Really like your organization. I have to get on that, I'm such a mess right now. And I love your bedroom. The colors are really pretty! THanks for sharing. 

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