Stop letting lost tubes of lipgloss languish at the bottom of your luggage on trips. Next time you travel, keep them and the rest of your makeup safe and sound (and organized) in a clear pencil case. With back-to-school season coming up, you might even be able to find them on sale.
I’d been using Urban Decay’s voluminous Quinceañera makeup bag to store my face paint on my last couple of trips because of how wonderfully cute and spacious it is (fits all of my foundation, eyeshadows, brushes AND the kitchen sink), but it was a little tricky locating specific products buried within the roomy bag.
I usually ended up just dumping the contents on the bed and sifting through the pile. Not a great system, and it was only matter of time before something rolled off the bed only to get accidentally left behind.
Enter the see-through zippered pencil case. It’s clear, so I can easily spot whatever I’m looking for, and it’s built for travel.
Well…it’s built for binders, but it works great for travel.
These are made with children in mind, so they’re pretty durable, inexpensive and easy to clean. I found the one shown above on sale at Target for 50 cents. If you like to have lots of makeup options when you travel, it’d almost be a shame not to get three or four (one pouch for your lipglosses, another pouch for blushes, etc.).
Adventures in dinner!
I never thought I’d actually say this, but I really missed my stove last weekend… After days of bagels, bananas and Balance Bars, I needed something to cook.
So tonight, it’s just me, my kitchen and a Cheesy Veggie Pasta recipe from the September issue of Women’s Health. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
I don’t subscribe to Women’s Health, but I think I might now. I picked up an issue yesterday while I was stuck at the airport and read it from cover to cover twice. It’s been years since the last time I read it, but it’s not a bad magazine at all. Lots of healthy recipes, a fall style guide, great photography and a very enlightening piece on genetically modified food.
Do you subscribe to any magazines? Right now I’m getting Real Simple and Better Homes & Gardens.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Almost forgot! Did you catch the last True Blood and Project Runway episodes? I’m watching them tonight, so by Wednesday morning I’ll be all caught up and ready to dish.