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Confessions Of A Beauty Junkie

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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Yes I'm glad!! They are colourpop shadows, and they are actually just clear plastic containers from the dollar store as well, meant to sort cuttlery.  

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So organized and pretty! 💕 I have a vanity table from IKEA but it has a small drawer 😭 I wish I just went with a desk with a big drawer instead.

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Thank you! I almost got that as well, glad I didn't cause I need more space.  But theres pros and cons to both, the Alex drawers only have two shallow drawers.  I wish it was shallow drawers all the way down because it can be difficult to utilize all the space!

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Nice vanity! I also have that cosmo cube but use it for my eye liners.  I also have containers like your pink ones but some of mine are grey the other are kinda teal colored Smiley Very Happy

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Thanks! Thats a great use for it as well, I used to keep my pencils in there but I stopped wearing eyeliner so it just looked silly and I accumulated too many brushes!

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@sydtomato I love your vanity and organization!

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Thanks!!

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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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No you aren't dumb @pixiedust2! I got my Alex drawers over two years ago when they only had black and white.  Mine have black exterior and interior.  I got mine on sale so I think they may have been clearing out the black at the time. Now they have white, grey and brown-black.  I just saw on a fb group that the inside of the new brown-black Alex drawers are white which I think looks weird.  

 

When I got the table top last year to make a proper desk they only had brown-black in the wooden slab.  So technically my Alex drawer is straight black and the top is brown-black but its not noticeable unless you are really looking.

 

And thank you! I realized when I had all these products all over this tiny desk I had to organize and its so much nicer now.  

 

 

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@sydtomato Thanks for your response! I bought my Alex drawers less than two years ago so that explains it. Ugh, why get rid of black?

 

I need to DIY my Alex with some wallpaper or something. I like the inside being white, helps me find all my stuff. But the white exterior is so not me and clashes with the rest of my room. I'm sure there are a bunch of Pinterest ideas out there. 

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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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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 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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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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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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@PaletteAddict99,  

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

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