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Photos of Your Stash

I saw a thread a while back on here about counting your makeup products.  It was amazing to see those numbers!  While I was reorganzing and going through my makeup since I have moved on to Sephora, and since some things expired and I learned that the hard way lol, I got the silly idea to take a picture of it lol. So if you're bored or just reorganizing your stash, feel free to take a picture and post it!  Smiley Happy My collection is in the little league range at the moment lol


This is my stash after I went through stuff.  I don't use my Victoria's Secret kit much anymore since I discovered Sephora, but I still do use the blushes in it and the lip products when I'm at home for the day.  The main two palettes I've been using are from Urban Decay and Kat Von D, and I love both!


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Here's my stash back to organization on my spinny organizer my granny gave me for Christmas.  It works well for the moment, but there's no way I can fit my polishes in it lol.


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@sephoramusthave I know what you mean! I have a number of different 'build your own palettes' since I can never decide haha. I'm really happy with every one that I've tried though, and it's most certainly one of those things that you can never have too many of.

Whimsically yours,

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janine----Which build your own palettes do you have? *jealous* Eventually, I do want 3 custom made palettes: neutrals, smokeys and brights. That way, I will have everything I need and wont be tempted by anymore shadows and palettes!

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@sephoramusthave  My Ammo palette wasn't get as much use as it used to.  My Naked palette has pretty much taken over lol.  I hated the idea of it just collecting dust on my desk, so I cleaned/disinfected it, and I passed it over to my future mother-in-law.  She's never tried UD, and she's very loyal to Estee Lauder.  I think most of her products are Estee Lauder.  She tried the ammo palette, and she texted me after the first time she used it.  She's in love with UD now! She said the new shades made her feel like a new woman lol.  I'll have to see what ideas she came up with for the shades since she's a licensed cosmetologist.  There were some colors in that palette I had no clue what to do with lol.


I've not tried MUFE, and I've only tried a few MAC products.  It does sound like a dilemma, though!  From the pictures, it looks like MUFE and MAC have more options as to what size palette you'd like to create. 

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@Kimmi your nail polish collection is super impressive! I should attempt to organize and re-do my collection but.. I have a feeling it may be an all day event, or at least a few hours. I made the resolution to toss out all my old polishes earlier this year but BAM ended up with at least 20 more bottles and nail stickers!


I can't post all my makeup as it will look like I have a serious and severe problem. I actually went through 3 boxes of gratis and freebies I had collected to send my sister for her bday and christmas coming up so she's getting a good free haul LOL.


Let's just say I have over 30 lipsticks opened, 8 mascara tubes, 5 foundations and 6 concealers I can think of off the top of my head. All that I rotate every day. =p I can't stop myself! 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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@dianabt  Thanks!  I think I have enough to start my own mini salon lol.  It's hard to beat freebies!  



@sephoramusthave  I never knew what to do with Oil Slick, the white shade, and the darker plum shade lol.  I mainly used Mildew, Shattered, and Sin the most.  


I wonder if there are any YouTube videos of people testing the durability of the different palettes?  I don't blame you for worrying about the protection of the shadows.  That's a lot of money to watch fall to the floor and possibly break.  

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Kimmi----I love my Ammo palette and I use every color except the black one. I would use it as a daily liner if it didnt have glitter in it >_< But I will probably eventually use up the black as well in smokey eye looks because I only have 2 black shadows, and they are all in palettes.

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kimmi----I'm really drawn to the slim and sturdy compacts of MUFE and MAC. I dont need the 15 pan palette, I'm not a makeup artist so that would just be too much for me (and too much moolah!). 6-10 slots are good enough for me. I read that in the MUFE palette....that the insert is basically a SPONGE that holds all the shadows in place, that its really hard to get those shadows in and out of there and that there's no magnet or secure closure holding the very expensive shadows in place (20 bucks a pop). The MUFE palette has 10 slots so thats 200 bucks of shadow in there (without tax) that the palette needs to protect. I have one single MUFE shadow that I LOVE but I dont know how I would get this shadow out, its not like UD where you just pop them out at the bottom and insert the product in the palette with the name still on the bottom. I just have to see all the palettes in person before I buy anything.

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wow awesome collection kimmi1115, i would give 100 hearts if i could Smiley Happy

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I always have more makeup than I think I do, that why I like to count up my things every once in awhile or post pictures of my stash, just to keep myself in check hehe. I'm always shocked at the amount of lipgloss that I have, because its something that I rarely use. I'm a lipstick kind of gal.

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I'm swooning over your collections and storage solutions.


My collection is always expanding so I need some sort of drawer/vanity system that has room for growth. I really like the Alex which is narrow enough to fit in a corner or beside a vanity. There's a nice mixture of shadow and deeper drawers; it seems like a nice option for storing everything that is stored in various parts of my apartment: nail tools, travel pouches, samples, palettes, duplicates, foundations, my extra skincare products, special effects products, and hair stuff.


ALEX Drawer unit with 9 drawers IKEA High unit with many drawers means plenty of storage on minimum floor space.

I'm still looking for the 'perfect' vanity...which is turning into quite the project! I want something feminine with a bit of storage. I keep going back and fourth on if I want a mirrored vanity or not. I love the way mirrored vanities look, but I'm insanely clumsy and fearful I might crack it some how Smiley Sad.

Whimsically yours,

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You can't really see my makeup in the photo except for what's peeking through the clear organizer drawers, but there is no way I'm taking all that makeup out to take a picture and then having to put it back up...that's too much work, ha ha!  Anyway, I think you can get an idea of my stash and at least see the way I've got it organized.

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@tenngal  I love how you have it organized!  And I don't blame you for not taking it out lol.  I really like how you added labels to it.  Since I've gotten a few more products and I've moved back up to the off campus apartment, I've been rearranging how I have mine set.  I'm OCD about my organizing.  I didn't like how it was the first 2 times, so hopefully the third time is the charm lol.

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what is that you have your curling irons stored in? that looks really cool, i would love something like that to keep my curling irons in!

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@18psu55:  I bought the "styling tool holder" at Sally Beauty Supply a couple of years ago off their clearance table.  I had searched the Internet looking for one like my hair stylist had on her counter holding her hairdryer, curling iron, flat iron, etc., and couldn't fine one and I even asked my hair stylist if she could order one for me, but she didn't know where to get one except to go to a beauty supply store.  Anyway, I just got lucky and found that one on the clearance table.  If you have a Sally's Beauty Supply close by you could always ask them if they could order one for you or see if they have them online.

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tenngal, looking at your tash I feel like I am at a mini beauty salon Smiley Wink

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This is a fun thread! Smiley Happy I'd like to share some organization tips with all you lovely beauty junkies out there Smiley Happy


Here is what my "vanity" area looks like:


I purchase this white, interlocking cube organizer at Costco for about $25. I love it because you can have large cubes AND smaller rectangle ones too =)


On top, I've got my Princess Ballerina piggy bank from Target. Below that, I've got my Betseyville makeup bag with my everyday make up products. Below that, I have my perfumes and lotions (and my watch). The first large cube holds my cosmetic organizer tray from Bed Bath & Beyond with lip/nail/everyday/random products. Below that, I have all my hair products. The last tier is a small organizer from Target, where I keep the rest of my make up!


On my drawer set, I have a mirror, two makeup brush holders, jewelery tree and a lamp.



Here is a closer look at my organizer tray from Bed Bath & Beyond and my hair products.

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Here is my makeup organizer, where I store all of my makeup (that isn't in the tray).
I didn't like how it was just blue because that didn't match my room very much. So, I took pretty pink wrapping paper (from Costco) and decorated the top and front of the organizer! Smiley Happy





Inside my makeup organizer:


Here is where I keep my powder foundations / concealers / blushes / bronzers / samples.



Here are some random eye products.

Eye shadow singles / primers / bases / eye liners / mascaras / one stila trio / tools



Here are some palettes, trios, and quads.


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Here are the makeup brush holders that I made.

I bought these square vases from Ikea, placed pretty Martha Stewart stickers from Michael's on the front and added small beads from Michael's. Super easy and super cute! Smiley Happy They make great birthday/christmas/graduation gifts, too!


This was a really fun post and I hope I was able to help anyone looking for some organizing tools! I love looking at everyone else's organization to get some more ideas!


Take care Smiley Happy

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@katie723  I love your organization and creativity!  Your brush holders are too cute.  If you hadn't said that you made them, I would have thought you bought them like that lol.  

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aww, thank you! Smiley Wink

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@katie723:  You really have things organized!  I love the brush holders you made...they are sooooo cute!!!  I had never thought about giving brush holders as gifts until you mentioned it, but I think that's a great idea.  It would be easy to customize the brush holder with decals that are "personalized" for the friend you're giving the gift to (for instance, if the person likes cats then you could put cat decals on it).  Thanks for the idea and a big thumbs up on how organized you are!

tenngal Smiley Happy

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@katie723-  That is an awesome organization you got going on there!  I love your brush holders, mine is a vase that I got at a craft show. I thought it was a tall drinking cup but after I purchased it the artist told me that it was a vase. The top is too wide for flowers, they all fall over, so I made it a brush holder.


Thanks for posting the photos, I love to see other people's makeup collections~

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