I’ve been on a mad organizing kick lately. On this scale, I am at the point of “Clean ALL the things!”. It won’t last but while I’m on the rampage I’m making the most of it and trying to tame my bathroom.

Before we moved to this apartment our bathroom was huge, before that house I had 2 bathrooms… so space was never really an issue! Now space is a premium so I have to be smarter, which is good for me because I tend to accumulate junk.

Nice clean pristine hotel-like bathroom before all my junk took it over:

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First thing’s first. Eyelashes!

I store my lashes in a two layered cakewhich has room for 16 pairs. I am bad with throwing away lashes because until recently they were quite expensive here. Also when they come apart I like to use the individual lashes for other things like to accent the corners of my eyes or layer them.So problem: too many old crappy lashes.

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Solution:

Wash and clean off any dirt with make up remover. If the lashes have lost their shape, put them in very warm water and carefully bend back into shape.

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Sort them all into pairs. Throw away anything that is broken, too damaged, un-cleanable or useless.

Clean out your storage area with damp paper towel and after it’s dry store them away again. DONE!

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Problem:

Too many crappy shades of eyeshadow that I’m never ever going to use taking up space.

Solution:

Mixing and matching my own colours! For example, I have an unnatural number of blues and yellows in my collection. I really only need a couple of them… so I crushed them up and mixed them into green which I wear all the time.

Before…

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After…

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Also… I’m almost out of purple but I have lots of red/blue/white! So before:

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After 😀

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Super fun to experiment with colours and if you don’t like the end result it’s a good excuse to chuck out colours you’ll never wear anyway 😀

Problem:

I need some place to store lip sticks and glosses that isn’t just the shove-in-a-drawer solution. I hate not being able to find what I need at a glance. So I found this little wooden box that came with some bath salts I bought back when we had a bath and set to work with it using the same roses I’ve been painting on everything lately XD

Nail polishes at the ready…

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Done!

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I added a stripe of lace using a glue gun so the lip glosses didn’t slide out ^_^

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And there you have it!

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Very useful and easy to see everything!

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Last problem for the day:

I can’t get any more lip gloss out of my favorite with the wand thing but I can see there’s lots more in there!

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Solution:

This trick is an old one but just cut the sucker open and scoop it all into something else!

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Even though I couldn’t get any out with the wand there was still this much left in my favorite gloss…

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So that was what I managed in a night, once I’m finished over-hauling the bathroom I’ll make sure to take some photos of it all for you 😀