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.