Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bellyhead Organization & Le Collection

I've been trying to pare down to the essentials these days.  Isn't it so funny what someone's essentials look like?  These days, I feel like I have way too many essentials.  I'm going to try not to be filled with too much self loathing and try to enjoy the heck out of everything.  I feel like I have an amount of product to know and regularly use everything.

Would you like to see how I organize and what I have?  Here it is!  Ah, Ikea.  The godsend of all requiring inexpensive organization.  I'm using the short Alex, which has 5 drawers, a Vika gloss white table top, and two legs.  The mirror is also an Ikea mirror, uh, as is the chair.  I have several plastic bins from Muji and an acrylic Muji drawer and cups,  as well as some cheap acrylic dividers I picked up from Daiso in Asia.
The Belly Vanity
On the table top are the things I need to get to quickly and are too little and fiddly to store in drawers.

There are various hair items, skincare items and base/foundation items in high rotation.

There is a Calista Tools curler set in the foreground, Amore Pacific skincare, various Rouge Bunny Rouge highlighters, their Milk Aquarelle foundation, Metamorphosis Primer, liquid bronzer.  The bin on the right has loose powders, Guerlain Cruel Gardenia highlighter, Laura Mercier cake liner & transformer.  The little flat bin in the front has samples from RBR that I'm trying out.
The rounded plastic bins from Muji are stackable and relatively inexpensive compared to their acrylic pieces.  You see some mascaras in rotation.  The clear acrylic cups hold my brushes.  I have more brushes of course.
Here they are.  They are being washesed.
This acrylic bin is one from Daiso.  If you are in Asia and have access to Daiso, definitely check out their organization things, some of which are high quality and very inexpensive.  You see eye lash curler, eye brow spoolie brushes as well as eye liners and lip liners.  
The big splurge for organization for me is the 3-drawer Muji.  They are slightly shallow, so a Guerlain Rouge G lipstick fit, but barely.
A peek inside?


I've actually sold or gotten rid of quite a bit.  If you're curious to see the before, check out this post.

Shall we take a look at what's inside the Alex drawers?
Drawer 1 on top are mostly eye shadows and some gel liners.  I've kept some in their compacts (Tom Fords, some Suqqus and my Shiseido.
The eye shadows which have been depotted: L) LMdB, Chanel and Shu Uemura, 2) RBR and 3) Suqqus.  All of the Suqqus shown have detailed posts, so feel free to click on the Suqqu label and check them out.
Drawer 2 are my cheek products.  The lavender Unii contains my depotted Rouge Bunny Rouges.
Drawer 3 has additional foundations and base primers.  I'm pleased with how generally empty this drawer is.  It fills me with Zen.
Drawer 4 is the "Junk" drawer.  There are mascara backups, some empty boxes, and all the random stuff you see here.  Looking at this drawer fills me with agita.
Drawer 5 is the Skincare drawer.  There are various travel-sized samples of my Amore Pacific Time Reponse stuff, and backups of the full-sized things.  That Volcanic Clay stuff is from The Face Shop in Korea (also available in the US).  It's the pore-cleaning thing, which is disgusting and I LIKE it!
That ticks off the stash/organization line item on the Work List!

If there's any particular item you'd like more information on, let me know in the comments.   I'm working my way into my personal level of comfort in terms of quantity and mass.  For you, what's just about right? 

22 comments :

  1. Mama Belly you have an AMAZING collection!!!!! I love your vanity, and it looks like you get some really great natural light!!! How do you like those curlers? I have a set of steam ones, but they are annoying to use bc I have to steam each one before setting it. Ah...cruel gardenia...I want it! So, so beautiful that one is!!! Looks like you are the depotting master!! Maybe someday I'll get there, but not sure if I have the heart to do it ha ha :-) What's in the Burberry box in your almost empty lippy drawer? THANK you so much for showing us all of your beautiful goodies!!!!!

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    1. I should give thanks to the Beauty Professor for recommending it, but it is amazing! Almost nothing holds curls, but these (+ flat iron curls) do and so easy to use. I really like them.

      I think you just picked up the box, too! It's the Rosewood lip liner. I'm going to use up my Edward Bess and then take that one out for a spin. :) I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

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  2. Your stash is beautiful! I've been meaning to take stash pics for a while now because I love looking at other people's so it makes sense to share in turn! I'm just waiting to see if I'm going to keep a few items and some new ones are coming :D

    I adore all the depotted Suqqu! They look so neat! And I already mentioned how amazing that RBR collection is. How do you like their foundation? I don't think there's anything pale enough for me, unfortunately :(

    And I still have regrets I didn't get Cruel Gardenia, but not enough to pay eBay prices.

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    1. I ADORE the Milk Aquarelle foundation. It's gel and light finish. I feel lucky to find a color match, since they only offer 5 (I think) shades and people on the very far side of the pale to dark spectrum will not find a match. That's a shame.

      I found Cruel Gardenia in some random Duty Free location WAY after it was sold out everywhere. I feel lucky. I actually think RBR Sea of Tranquility has a lot of similarity to it.

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  3. wow, very impressive and nicely organised as well, good to see there is space here and there for future buys :)

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    1. Oh yes, there is a wee bit of space. I'm just going to have to think long and hard about if I "need" anything more. :D

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  4. I love your storage system, so organized! And what a beautiful collection! I want to play in it, why do you live so far, far away?

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    1. A couple of thousand miles is not so far, eh?

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  5. Thanks for letting me oogle your stash! Love!

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  6. Wow, that row of RBR lipsticks has me drooling. Amazing!

    I loled at your comment about an empty drawer making you feel Zen - I can totally relate!

    Thanks for a peek at your stash!

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    1. LOL! I have a Zen drawer and an Anxiety drawer! :) Thanks for looking, Annick!

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  7. I love your set up ! I need to get my blush n lip drawer under control lol
    p.s. I love those curlers too

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  8. Yay goodies! thanks for sharing! ALSO i went to a daiso when i was in CA!!! i wanted the vika alex too but i really don't need one and am frightened of filling it up lol.

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    1. I LOOOOVE Daiso so much! I miss them!
      Filling up to capacity would be frightening even for me. I kind of feel like I'm cheating with the eye shadow depotting because it saves a lot of space.

      *Feels smug, plans future haul*

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  9. Such an eye candy!! Yay I love looking at people's make up stuffs :) Your make up drawes looks amazing and I love the fact that you still have spaces for your future purchase.

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    1. Thank you for taking time to look at my stuffs! :))

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  10. Oh my--how did I miss this post?!! I LIVE for these types of posts!! :P haha you have a great collection, Belly dear! And all those depots...props to you! I could NEVER--I get waaay too attached to packaging somehow. I have a whole large bin dedicated to the empty boxes that the products come in, too. Weird, I know :P haha

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    1. I love peeking at other people's stuff, too! So fun.

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  11. *standing ovation* *dies*

    Would you be able to make a detail post about what's in your freeform palettes?

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    1. *bows* *bows low again*

      I think I've covered most of the palettes in other posts:
      L) LMdB Silk Road Kaleidoscope:
      http://wondegondigo.blogspot.com/2012/11/le-metier-de-beaute-silk-road.html
      Some Shu Uemura and Chanel that I will cover in the Taupe post in the future
      M) Rouge Bunny Rouges - in this post
      http://wondegondigo.blogspot.com/2013/04/rouge-bunny-rouge-long-lasting-eye.html
      R) Suqqu Quads are under the Suqqu label. I did a bunch of the old ones and all of the recent LE Springs
      http://wondegondigo.blogspot.com/search/label/Suqqu

      TAH DAH!

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