Organizing At A Snail’s Pace–But I Found THE Perfect Way To House My Makeup!

I’m moving at an incredibly slow pace today. I am pretty sure it has to do with my fear of starting a new job tomorrow.  I’ll be selling handbags (Is this perfect for me or what?) at a high-end department store.   My experiences will definitely be a future post–lol!

But–I have to tell you about the little gem of an organizer I found today.  My makeup desk is a chaotic mess and my attempts to organize my cosmetics and beauty products always manage to go awry.  And so, I’m constantly shoving shit around and getting nowhere.

Until today!  I had to stop at Sally Beauty to replenish my supply of Toppik. If I want to look good while selling bags, I better cover up my bald spots and you know how much I love me my Toppik!

Anyway, there’s a Five Below discount store at the strip mall where Sally is located. So I went in.  You never know what treasures lurk at Five Below!   While checking out the cosmetics aisle, I came across an eye shadow palette by Colormates.  At three bucks, it looked like a decent palette to throw into my purse if I needed a quick touch up.

Makeup eyeshadow palette. Three bucks

Not a bad choice of shadows.  The only color I would bypass is the blue. But this is a decent palette to keep in your purse or to take along on an overnight trip! Right?

I was actually surprised at how pigmented these colors are.  They feel nice and don’t seem to be ashy–they are aren’t the most finely milled and there can be a bit of fallout, but overall, it isn’t bad at all!

Makeup on hand

There’s also quite a bit of shimmer, but overall the pigmentation is decent for a three dollar item!

And I’m cruising the other aisles but nothing strikes my fancy. And then I spot it–a little gem for organizing! A hanging jewelry organizer. Upon inspection, I noticed the pockets were a good size. A little light bulb went off in my head!  I could use this to house some of my makeup!

Makeup Organizer 1

Isn’t this great?  Not only are some of my cosmetics no longer stuffed in drawers or boxes, but they are easy to find!   I have to go back and position the cosmetics so that the labels are facing the same way! I’m so happy!

I’m liking this so much that an additional trip to Five Below is needed.  At five bucks, this is a great little gem of an organizer!  When I’m getting ready in the morning, I can take this out of the closet and hang it over the closet door knob within reach.  I’m also glad that the black & white color combo was available!

Makeup Organizer 2

Here’s a closer view.  

So what do you think?  Anyone have cool DIY organizing ideas that they want to share?  God knows that could surely use them!!

Hey lads and lassies–I’m sorry that today’s post is a short one–it’s just that I’m getting all nervous about tomorrow!  It’s time for a girly-girl bubble bath, facial mask and some fake tanning on the legs!

And so I leave you with this beautiful version of Nessun Dorma, an aria from Puccini’s opera Turandot performed by Paul Potts. My wonderful blogger buddy, Lady Calen of Impromptu Promptlings, linked this video of him and it gave me major goosebumps and tiny tears!  Enjoy! XOXOXOXOX

About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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35 Responses to Organizing At A Snail’s Pace–But I Found THE Perfect Way To House My Makeup!

  1. Such a great idea! Love your blog, follow for follow?

  2. Leslie Preston says:

    Good luck tomorrow! Please let us know how you do! Yay!!!!

  3. hipchick66 says:

    That is so cute and a great idea! I use an art drawer cart for my makeup, but that’s because I own waaaaay to much! Lol. Good luck tomorrow!!

    • Catherine says:

      LOL–Lori. I have waaaaaaaay too much makeup too! I’m telling you, I could use about THREE more of those jewelry organizers for makeup! Thanks for the good luck! XOXOXO!!!

  4. Good Luck Tomorrow Sassy Lady!!! XOXOXOX

  5. Judy says:

    You ‘ll be great, Catherine. Hope you enjoy it as much as your new customers are going to enjoy you. Good luck and have fun! xxxx

  6. Autumn says:

    You will do well in your new job and they are lucky to have you! I have an Avon jewelry organizer that I use for makeup.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations on your new job!

  8. Good luck! Have you read the book, “I’ll Drink To That” – it is a memoir of Betty Halbreich, who is a personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman’s. I am sure your experiences will be similar.

    • Catherine says:

      Thanks Hipsterette! YES! I did read that book. I also wrote about it last year! She has the best job on earth. Sometimes she came off as a littly whiney though. Overall, I enjoyed the read! XOXOXOXO!

  9. Haylee says:

    I think, by the time you read this comment, you’ll be busy putting the organiser to good use as you get ready for your first day – hope it goes well, good luck! As for the organiser, great idea. I really should sort some of my items out – house is alway tidy but cupboards and drawers hold dark, disheveled secrets… 😉

  10. Very cool hack! I’ve been looking into ways to store my make up, I may have just found a solution, thanks for sharing!

  11. spearfruit says:

    Catherine, you always have the best ideas! Good luck on the new job! 🙂

  12. calensariel says:

    I’m so glad you liked Paul Potts. But hey! Did I miss a post? I didn’t know you were starting a new job. Temp or permanent? You’ll be perfect!!!

  13. Rosemary Eychenne says:

    Bonne chance mon amie.

  14. Margaret says:

    I have a make-up mess too, and thanks for the tips here. Congrats on your new job in “handbag heaven”, sounds like a lot of fun!

    • Catherine says:

      Thanks Margaret! I’m so proud of the way my organized makeup looks–I guess that means more room for additional product. LOL. I’m working on a post right now on bags!!!! XOXOXO!!!

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