‘Tis the season to store your makeup, fa la la la la…
The quest to rein in my makeup continues. At some point, I fear I’ll end up like those peeps you see on 60 Minutes who’ve trapped themselves in their homes behind stacks of boxes and crap. They end up living like sardines in a tin can.
I’ve told myself I can’t get my Christmas tree until I clear out the corner where most of the makeup is sitting, boo hoo.
I hate that it has to come to this, but I may have to make peace with the Container Store (why visit a store that solely sells crap to keep all your present crap in?) and shell out the dough for a Bisley Collection Cabinet.
The black cabinet on the right has 10 drawers, each 11 by 14 inches. That’s lots of storage for the shadows, blushes, palettes and perfumes that threaten to overtake my life. It also looks easy to clean.
But I wish it was a bit more girly, ’cause I don’t like looking at furniture that appears to belong in an office cubicle. Plus, at $199 it’s expensive. Do you know how many ugly Steralite drawers I could buy for $199? Holy crap!
Here’s a prettier, but even more expensive option: Z. Gallerie’s tall Borghese Lingerie Chest ($799), with seven 20-by-15 inch drawers and a lovely antique silver finish.
Oooh, purty. This could easily blend in with my furniture, and, where space is limited, vertical storage makes sense.
But it’s so pricey, ouch. Even though the four bottom drawers look roomy, having several shallow drawers like the Bisley would still be more practical.
Sigh. I suppose I could just stop the insanity and stop buying makeup, but where’s the fun in that?
Before it’s too late…
If you can still walk across your floor at home without stepping on random makeup brushes, then you can still save yourself from my current situation of makeup storage madness! I love Tarte palettes, and their We Wish You Wealth Palette provides all the makeup you need in one compact, easy-to-store palette.
This mother-of-all holiday palettes includes 16 eyeshadows, 16 lipglosses, four gel eyeliners, four gel cheek stains, four lip sheers, an eyelid primer, luminizer and some brushes, and everything comes in this pretty purple three-tiered box that fits easily into a bathroom drawer. Save yourself now, my friend, before it’s too late!
How’s your Monday so far? Are you holdin’ down the fort? I raise my coffee cup to you, *clink*!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,