Friday, March 18, 2016
So Here's My Stuff
In my recent Beauty Community Pet Peeves video, a lovely reader pointed out that the beauty and bed rooms of many bloggers and YouTubers are homogenous: swaths of pure white Ikea furniture, a burning candle in the background, and at least one inspirational quote framed, pinned, or posted on the walls. As silly as it sounds, I sometimes see these beautiful rooms and think, "Man, I wish my bedroom looked like that!" It just seems so elegant and functional.
Then I remember that I am tacky as Hell and I have a weird obsession with repurposing things, soooooo why not be happy with what I've got? After all, this is where I really live, where I do my makeup and prep my lesson plans and sleep at night--why not show it for what it really is?
So here are a few beauty-related parts of my bedroom.
I keep most of my fragrances in a drawer away from the window and air vent to prevent spoiling, but I like to keep a few on my bookshelf in case I'm in a hurry in the morning. I do pick the cheaper frags, though, because if they DO spoil...well, I won't be totally heartbroken. Currently taking up residence amongst my tchotchkes and photos are the Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Toilette, Lady Gaga Fame, Ghost Deep Night (long discontinued, I believe), and a small box containing some TokyoMilk roller balls.
Yes, the shelf is totally tilted. I'm finally at the point where that doesn't bother me.
I keep some of my makeup in a jewelry organizer that hangs on the back of my closet door, but 95% of it is right here on my desk. If you want a nice acrylic organizer, definitely check out Marshalls or TJ Maxxx; they abound there.
As for, "Why your desk?" Well, I do most things at my desk or in bed, and doing makeup in bed is a bit tricksy, so there's the obvious choice. Also, I like to sit down when I apply makeup and there's zero room in here for a separate vanity. Desk it is!
By the way, this is my version of a "makeup basket." It's actually the lid from a tin that held a men's wallet. Is it elegant? No, but it's definitely functional; the small lip on it keeps products from rolling around, but also makes it easy to grab stuff without having to reach deep in to, say, a jar or a drawer.
Speaking of the makeup basket: somebody please force me to do a review on that Becca Backlight Priming Filter. I have been staring at it for days, but actually forcing myself to use it under makeup? That hasn't happened yet as of this writing. MAKE ME DO THE WORK, GUYS.
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Get on it, missy!ReplyDelete
I'll patch test ASAP. :)Delete
REVIEW THE PRIMER!ReplyDelete
I have to say, I'm much more interested in your thoughts on the OCC Tinted Moisturizer!ReplyDelete
I used it a few years back, returned it because I wasn't in love with it, then forgot what my issues with it were. Soooooo it's on my backlog now. XDDelete
Ugh, give me an interesting pile of tchotchkes over a staged room full of ikea furniture, fairy lights and diptique candles any day!ReplyDelete
There's nothing wrong with those rooms, of course, but I'm just trying to realize I will never have a room like it. And that's just fine.Delete
Nothing wrong with them except their generic lack of imagination.ReplyDelete
I've been holding off from getting becca backlight by telling myself it's not worth the purchase since I already have/use/love mac strobe cream, but it's still tempting...so I would love a review on it from you, since you're the blogger that got me hooked on strobe cream in the first place!ReplyDelete
I'm going to try patch testing as soon as my face heals up. :)Delete