Makeup Organizer

Being organized is hard, for me. If you googled the least organized person, my name would probably come up. You know what they say, “Bad habits die hard”.

I’ve been trying to become more organized recently, and I must say, it makes my life easier.

I recently  moved about 3 months ago and I didn’t really know how to organize my makeup or where to put them. I wondered if I should just leave them on my dresser? Do I put them on my washroom counter? Do I just throw them outside? These are the questions, I asked myself.

Well, I found the solution to my problem. Upon researching on Amazon, I saw these really cool plastic organizers, but I didn’t purchase them. One day, I went into the dollar store to get something and I saw similar plastic organizers, I was so happy! And the best thing is that they were so much cheaper than Amazon! Woohoo! Who doesn’t love cheap things?

Below, are some pictures of the organizers I purchased from my local Dollarama store here in Canada.

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These are little plastic drawers. I use them to store my foundations, concealers, mascaras etc. It makes my life so much easier.I don’t have to be searching all over the place to find my makeup. I have 3 of them but I’m going to purchase more.

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The top drawer is where I put all my concealers and my eyebrow gel. This is where all my Nyx concealears, NARS concealer and Rimmel London eyebrow gel are.

 

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Below my concealers are my Fenty Beauty match stix and shimmers. I have one for concealing, one for contouring and one for my highlighting. For my concealer I use the shade Latte, for my contouring I use the shade espresso and for my highlight I use the shade Sinamon.

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I put my foundations in the other drawers. I use Fenty Beauty, Maybelline and Loreal Infallible foundations. The drawers are clear, so it’s really easy to find everything.

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So where do I put my brushes, beauty blenders, lipsticks  and setting powder? Well, I also found another little treasure in the dollar store. Here’s a picture below.

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This organizer has little pockets where I can put my lipsticks and the bigger pocket is where I put all my 10 brushes. In the middle is where I place my 4 beauty blenders, setting powder and setting spray.

I’ve probably said this a thousand times but this does make my life easier. I don’t have to be searching all over for my makeup. Everything is just there, in front of my face. The drawers are big enough to hold enough products and I love it.

You can find similar ones Here and Here

What do you use to organize your makeup?

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My Favourite Concealer

Finding the right concealer can be tough. Throughout the years, I’ve had my fair share of different brands of concealers. Some leave you looking ashy, oily or out right weird looking.

I have dark under eye circles so I like to use concealer to cover that up. I don’t want people asking me if I’m ok every second, you know what I’m saying? Girl, I know you can relate.

Recently, I found one that works well, The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I absolutely love it!

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This concealer is EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! Yes, believe the hype.

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I vividly remember the day I went to sephora looking for a new good concealer with my friend. I had heard some friends talking about it and decided to see what it was like.I even read the reviews online and 99% were good reviews. There was no one to help me find my shade in the store, so I said to my friend “You know what? I’ll just try them on until I find my shade”. I chose one that looked like it would suit me then I proceeded to apply it. I immediately fell in love. LOL and I’ve never been in love before. After I put it on,I asked my friend how it looked and she said, “Wow, it looks so good, and you chose the right shade too”.  I was so happy.

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My shade is Biscuit. Biscuit is a medium dark natural balance of pink and yellow undertones. This covers my dark under eye circles so well and makes my face look radiant. It doesn’t crease! I like when my concealer looks bright and is a tone lighter than my skin tone so I love this.

These photos below show how I apply my concealer.

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After using my beauty blender to blend it out this is the result.Processed with VSCO with l10 preset

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I love this concealer. I know, I’ve probably said this 100 times. But it’s that good.

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What I Use To Fill In my Eyebrows

I think my eyebrows are probably my most favourite part of my face. I just love them. I like to get my eyebrows threaded, at least once per month and in between those visits,  I tweeze them at home.If I’m not wearing makeup, I always make sure my brows are filled in. It just makes my face look brighter.

In the past, I used those simple eyebrow pencils that you would  find in the hair store or the local pharmacy. I used to think that they were the BEST thing! The biggest problem with those eyebrow pencils, they would rub off so easily. By the end of the day there would be nothing left on your brows.Yikes!

About a year ago, I found the best thing for my eyebrows. I found Rimmel London’s Brow Shake Filling Powder. It’s light and easy to use. I like my brows bold, dark and thin and I find that this helps with that. The best thing? It doesn’t come off.

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Below are some pictures of what my eyebrows look like, before, and after using the filling powder.

Before 

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When filling in my brows I like to slather on some concealer around them. I like using L.A. Girl Pro Conceal High Definition concealer. It just defines my brows more.

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Next, I use my beauty blender to tap the concealer in and blend around my eyebrows.

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I then shake the filling powder and apply it to my brows

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And this is the end result.

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It doesn’t rub off!

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I really loves this filling powder. I’ve had this for close to a year now, that’s how long it lasts! Bomb right?  I bought mine at Shoppers Drug mart here in Canada for about $10 but  you can also purchase it Here

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How I Clean My Beauty Blenders

I use my beauty blender to blend my concealer as well as baking. I use a brush for my foundation and they get so dirty! In the past, I would  either throw them out after I used them, or continue to reuse them.

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I try to clean my beauty blenders at least once per week because I mostly use makeup on the weekends.

I’m not Ok with breakouts or wasting my hard earned money, so I found a solution to my little problem.

Heres how I clean my beauty blenders.

1)Place beauty blenders in a container with water.

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2)Take out one of the sponges and add a small amount of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. You can use other brands of dish washing liquids but I find that this brand works the best.

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You can find this dishwashing liquid at your local grocery store.

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3)Then start to gently rub the sponge on makeup brush remover mat. You can find these at your local dollar store or from Amazon Here

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4)Gently rub sponge on the mat until makeup is completely gone.

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5)Rinse, then towel dry the sponges.

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Then you have clean blenders.

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This process takes about 5 minutes, so nothing too long. Thanks to my friend Elise for recommending the dollar store for the makeup cleanser mat. I’m in love with it. My life is so much easier now.

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How to be Happier

People might think that happiness is elusive, it’s not. Just because you’ve had a lot of sad days, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be happy. Bad days don’t last. Yes, sometimes life  circumstances might occur that are out of our control, but happiness can be attained. God didn’t place us here, to wallow in sadness, he wants us to be happy. God says “Though weeping may endure for a night, Joy, comes in the morning”.

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I’ve often feel like I don’t deserve to be happy, or I shouldn’t feel happy because of this, or that. I used to feel so guilty. But you know what? Tell that voice to shut up. YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY. You deserve to laugh after all you have been through, you deserve that house, you deserve that new job. Stop feeling guilty because God wants you to be happy.

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How can someone feel happier? Well, here are some tips that help

Play an Upbeat Song– You know that song you like? Yeah, that one that makes you get up and dance? Yeah play that. And get up and dance. I like playing Cardi B’s “I like it”, to get me in the dancing mood or some of Kesha’s old songs. Dancing makes me happy.

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Go Outside– Fresh air, is good for the soul. If you’re feeling stuck or sad just go outside it will do wonders for you, try it out.

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Make Plans– Even something small like going to the movies to see that film that you’ve wanted to see with a friend will make you happier. I like going out at least once per month. If I don’t go out sometimes I start feeling blue.

Get off Social Media and Find Something to do– You wanna know something? Endlessly scrolling through social media is not healthy. Get up and go do something. Go call a friend or go for that run that you’ve been planning since last week. The only reason, I’m on social media so often these days, is because I have to keep up my engagement and for my blogging. I’ve deactivated my Facebook so many times in the past and honestly, I felt happier. Find a hobby, clean your house, that’ll make you feel better.

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Express Gratitude – Sometimes when I’m feeling blue, I  start listing off all the things i’m grateful for.I feel so much happier and lighter afterwards. I say things like “I’m grateful for my 10 toes”, “I’m grateful for the roof, over my head”, “God, thank you for my family, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have them”.

Be kind – One day, last year, when it was really cold, I helped this blind guy find the bus stop and I helped him get off the bus as well. I felt really good about that. I couldn’t stop thinking about how, if I wasn’t there, there would be no one to help him. That made me really happy that day. Sometimes the smallest acts  of kindness can do wonders for others and for your soul as well.

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Treat Yourself – Girl, go on that shopping spree, or go for that massage. This will break you out of that rut that you’re in.

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Let things go – Negativity isn’t good for anyone. That person that you hate from 3 years ago is enjoying their life and what are you doing? Hmm?. Holding on to things will only make you angry and unhealthy. If you don’t know how to let things go you will never be happy. Leave the past in the past.

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Be positive – My philosophy is that, a positive attitude always goes a long way. I say it to my coworkers all the time, and when I do I always feel like some motivational speaker or something LOL. But it does go a long way. Mindset is everything. The computer broke down at work? Still a good day. You forgot your jacket at home? Still a good day.

I’m not saying that you’ll never have bad days. In fact, happiness is something that you have to work on consistently. I’m also not saying you’re going to be walking around giggling all day. But, happiness is a choice. You can choose to be Happy or wallow in sadness. Choose Happiness. Life is too short to not be HAPPY.

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The Mascara I Use For Longer Lashes

I don’t wear false lashes. I know, shocker, right?. I have nothing against false lashes themselves, or people who wear them, I just don’t know how to put them on. I’m also scared that if I put them on, they’ll fall into my eyes or something like that. You know how clumsy I am and all.

So, what do I use? Well, I use, Mascara! More specifically, Covergirl Lash blast Volume Mascara.

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I apply 3 coats of this bad boy on each lash and BAM!Longer lashes! It’s like MAGIC!.I like that it doesn’t clump and it makes my eyes really stand out.

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When your lashes look longer it brightens up your face and draws attention to your eyes. Your eyes will look sexier and inviting.

This picture is of me without mascara on

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And here I am with mascara on

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I think that this mascara, is one of my favourites so far. I just want to bathe my lashes in it, you know what I’m saying?.

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Outfits : Spotlight on Dungarees

In Canada, the weather can be very volatile. Recently, we’ve been having somewhat warmer days, as recent, as last week. Dungarees, are a great option for this transitioning weather. They’re long, so if it gets cold, you won’t be freezing and they’re very versatile.

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The ones that I’m wearing are from Asos.com. They’re made of polyester and they’re very comfortable. Throw on a T- Shirt underneath and you’ll look like one of the cool kids, or add an off the shoulder top and you’ll look like a bohemian babe.

 

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Dungarees are making a comeback this season and I’m here for it.

 

I chose these black ones because black, is my happy colour and I feel like my best self wearing black.

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You can wear these to brunch or on a hot date with your man. They are very effortless and fashionable and you won’t break the bank trying to purchase one of these.

 

I bought these about 4 years ago, but here’s a link to purchase similar ones : Asos.com

Here’s to living our best fashionable lives!

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