3 new beauty fave's inexpensive blender sponge and olive nailpolish

I thought I would share 3 beauty items that I have just recently tried out and I
have added to my current faves list..



First up is I was searching for a camo green or a olive green nail polish and I just couldn't find one locally, so I searched online and this is the one that I purchased. ♡

It is exactly the shade of green I was searching for, which isn't always the case when
I purchase something online.
I have had a few surprises with lip product colors in the past, lol. So I am a little more picky
at what beauty products I purchase online.
This one however was a win all the way, Love it.  (especially for fall!)



Next up I needed a new sponge blender as my little Gracie girl got ahold of mine.
(Gracie is my yorkie) :0)

Not particularly wanting to spend a lot on one, I went with this blender.
It is a wonderful option in place of the more expensive beauty blender we all know and love,
seriously pleased with it, and I will definitely go to this one again in the future. 

(reg. $7.99 / was on sale here for $6.19)





Lastly I had received a sample of this eyelash conditioning primer  and after using it
several times, I went ahead and bought it.
It definitely adds a little oomph.





I am so glad I gave that blender a try instead of forking over the amount of the one
I normally buy.



And can I just say.. ♡ this green!

What kind of beauty items have you added to your fave list lately?
I am such a fan of the camo green color..
and camo prints for that matter.
Seriously did ya see my camo hats? Lol.
(you can see a peek at my hat collection here)


                              Blessings,
                                -TinaH



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5 tips for an Organized Makeup Vanity

My top 5 tips for organizing a Makeup Vanity.

Learned by trial and error. Lol.




#1 - Keep Like Items Together

It is so frustrating to me to be looking for something,
 in a  mess pile of a lot of somethings.
does that make sense? :0)

Who has the time or patience for that? Lol.

I use to have a drawer in the bathroom vanity that I kept everything in, and while
I tried to keep it organized, there were always those hurry up moments
 and things ended up all willy nilly, so to speak.

Which brings me to tip number 2.



#2 Containers 

To keep like items together, you need something to corral them.

Small glass mason jars are one of my go to's, they are inexpensive, easy to find,
 they work great for nail files/tweezers, liners/pencils, makeup brushes etc.
I have also found they fit in drawers that have a little depth to them which is
a plus in my book!

My other favorites would be clear acrylic organizers. 
They look neat and tidy, you can see what is inside, and actually hold a lot depending
on what you get.

These acrylic containers are perfect for lipgloss/lipstick, pencils, 
mascara, brushes etc. and they have 24 sections to hold quite a bit.

I have 2 of these and love them.



Plastic bin/baskets are also great in drawers to keep things separated,
contained, and for a lack of better words, tidy.

A variety of sizes can be Found Here.




#3 - Go To Items in a Go To Spot

If you have a tendency to use the same 5 items everyday,
then it might make more sense to place those everyday items in a quick go to spot.
Perhaps a decorative glass or mirrored tray that you can leave out,
or something as simple as a small makeup bag.

They will be easy to find, and your other non-everyday items will
stay more organized on a hurry up kind of day if you aren't looking
through them for your go-to's.






#4 - Putting it back where ya got it :0)

This is kind of self explanatory..  but just like everything else,
if you put the item back where you got
it then your items stay better organized. (and easier to find)

I know there are a lot of crazy hurry up moments in life however,
so instead of tossing them in the drawer,
perhaps leave them to the side, or in a small bin/basket or tray,
 and put them back when you get a minute.



(similar glass tray found here)



#5 - If it doesn't work for you, change it up.

You do you, as they say.
I have learned over the years that I like things kept a certain way
and that makes getting ready in the morning just go more quickly.

However, what works for me, may not be what works for you.

How do you organize your makeup?




I have always enjoyed makeup, and I would say
probably even more so after making my mirror to go with my vanity.
(I will link that post below)

I kind of go from minimalistic makeup to all out primed/prepped and painted,
depending on my mood. Lol.

How about you are you? Minimalistic or an all out'er? :0)


Blessings
-TinaH






Items Used / More details:

How I made my vanity mirror: Here
Crystal/Glass Tray: Purchased at Flea Market, similar found here
Plastic Bins for Drawers: (variety of sizes)Found Here
Acrylic Organizer: there are so many options, my tip is to be sure to
check the measurements on them if ordering online.
I like this one and this transparent pink one is fun.






Some items that would be useful and/or pretty for a vanity:
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My Vintage Vanity Gets a Makeover

I have been wanting to change up my makeup vanity for a while and with the weather we
were having last week it was the perfect time to get this project done.

Here is a reminder photo of my makeup vanity and how it looked after
I made a lighted mirror to go with it and painted it a bright pop of color.

While I do love the peacock blue color, I was ready for a change. 





So I cleaned everything off of it, wiped it down and started painting.

I chose to use this paint that I had left from painting my kitchen cabinets recently.
I am happy with how my kitchen cabinets turned out, and since I had
the paint on hand.. it was a definite win-win for a rainy,
feeling a little stuck in the house kind of week.





I chose to paint the top in the shade: classic black and then decided to dry brush ('faux distress')
over the white to show off some of the pretty details a little more.

Plain white looked good but I decided that it needed a little something.








After the paint had dried well, it was time to get it back in order.








Loving it.




I think a light shade of blush pink would be soooo pretty as well.
However for now the white is a welcome change.

I am in the process of trying to figure out what else I want to do in this room.

However, that is kind of a ongoing thing in just about every room,
and the outdoors for that matter.. Lol.
I do like projects ya'll. :0)

I am leaning towards painting the walls a little darker shade of gray,
currently they are very light with one dark gray wall, which I really like the color of.
I am just not sure if it would be too dark if it was on every wall.

So possibly something in between the 2 shades.
Of course then I need to decide if I am leaving the one wall dark or painting them all.
Hmm. 
Decisions, decisions.

Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
-TinaH





Products used/other info:
Pure White Satin Enamel Paint (found here)
Classic Black Satin Enamel Paint (found here)
Vanity Stool (similar here)
How I made my vanity mirror can be found here
Lights I used for my diy vanity mirror:similar here
Master Bedroom - redoing my floors/paint colors can be seen Here


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DIY Mini Must Have Kit for your handbag

If you have been by the travel size section in your store,
 you have probably come across small cases of cotton swabs.

These little plastic cases have so many uses, and I chose to use
one for a mini must have kit to toss in my handbag.




This is a simple project that took very little time to do and is rather inexpensive,
so it is a win-win. Gotta love those kind of projects. 

To make my mini kit I removed the cotton swabs and put them elsewhere, and
removed the product label sticker.
Then I decided to make a new decorative label to step it up a notch. 

I used some adhesive vinyl in a darker pink and layered the design over turquoise.
(I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out my design)

Then I just gathered the small items I wanted to use in my "kit" and filled it up.




The items I chose to put in my "Mini Kit:"

- Nail Clippers
- Bandage
- Cough Drop
- Mints
- Tweezers
- Small Nail File
- Ponytail Holder
- Tiny hair clips
- Bobby Pin
- Hand Sanitizer wipes
- Perfume (sample size)




Even though this container is quite small, you can really fit all sorts of things in here.
In fact I have another one with loose change in it that I keep in the console of my vehicle,
and they also work well for ear buds/charger cord, etc.

If you can't find them in the travel size section of your store I did see they are
available online Here.    

There are probably some other fun containers that could be used as well, I just
really like this one..  I like that it is transparent and I can see what is in it,
plus it comes in pink.  Lol.

I like having these items in a small container that doesn't take up much space,
so they aren't just floating about in my bag.
I definitely try to keep my purse as organized as possible.. which doesn't always
happen, but I do change my bags out fairly often so they usually
don't get a chance to get tooo bad. :0)

How about you, what kind of must have's would you put in your mini sized kit?



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For all those in the path of Hurricane Florence,  you are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless you and yours.    
  
    Blessings,
            - TinaH









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