Archive for February, 2011
When it comes to makeup, clothes, accessories…. pretty much everything- it’s out of sight, out of mind. So with makeup, if I don’t see it in front of me, it goes unused. My solution to all of my eyeshadows is to depot everything that I can and keep it in palettes. But for lipstick, it’s been hard to find some way to organize them so that I can see all of the labels. So, I decided to do some research and see how other beauty lovers organize their lipsticks.
The two solutions that I found were to either buy a lipstick organizer or to make one! Here are some of the lipsticks organizers that I thought were pretty from The Container Store
www.containerstore.com | $12.99
www.containerstore.com | $6.99
These looked pretty great but I own more than 24 lipsticks. This lead me to conclude that I would make my own lipstick organizer! The best tutorial that I found was made by enkoremakeup on Youtube. So here’s what I did.
First of all, I gathered some potential boxes that I would use as the frame of my organizer, a cardboard cereal box, ruler, scissors, Sharpy marker and my lipsticks.
I decided to go with my yellow Burt’s Bees box.
I decided that I would make each lipstick cubby 1″x1″ to fit my largest lipstick. Then I started to cut strips of cardboard in the correct measurements of the Burt’s Bees Box. Per Enkore’s instructions, I cut slits into the strips (1″ apart).
Then after some assembling…
TADA! My new DIY Lipstick Organizer!
Okay, so here’s my conclusion.
As easy as it looks, this took me 3+ hours to complete. My hands/fingers were sore from cutting cardboard and it’s not as perfect as I want it to be. If you have the extra bucks, I recommend buying the manufactured organizer. I’m very proud of myself for having made this by hand and will definitely use it but… never again will I try to make this! HAHA!
Hope you’re having a BEAUTYFULL Monday!!
It has been quite some time, yeah? I keep telling myself that I’ll get better at being more consistent with blogging but I haven’t been. I’d like to give the excuse that I’ve been very busy. For one, it was my birthday! I’m now 26 years old! I honestly have a hard time grasping that I’ve hit this age. I guess turning 26 has made me realize that I’m no longer a kid and have to be more responsible. And speaking of no longer being a kid… I’m ENGAGED!! Yup! On Feb. 5th Maximus proposed to me! I’ve been busy busy wedding planning and making tons and tons of decisions.
I’ve decided to use this blog to share about my wedding planning process and of course all other things that I find BEAUTYFULL!
As an apology for having gone dark for so long, here is the proposal story! Enjoy!
Through the week, little flags were going off in my mind. For one, Max wanted to go to Richmond beach before brunch. Two, Max kept telling me how excited he was for the weekend. Either he really really wanted to eat at Salties or he had something else up his sleeve. Three, the ring should be done by then. And four, it was my birthday weekend!
As I was looking forward to seeing my completed ring, Max told me that the ring had broke while the jeweler was making it!! I was so bummed to hear that it wouldn’t be completed for another couple weeks! Whatever doubts I had that this might be a trick was squashed when Max told me that we could stop by after brunch to go see the progress of the ring.
So Saturday morning arrived and Max and I headed towards Richmond Beach. The morning was overcast but beautiful in a mysterious kind of way. Max seemed to have some VERY important “business” to take care of on his phone while driving so halfway there we switched and I (a little irked) drove the rest of the way.
We parked at our usual spot and started to make our way towards the beautiful cliff that overlooks the water. I usually like to walk with my arm around Max’s waist but he decided to link arms with me- which I thought was slightly strange but didn’t think any more of it. We walked, talked, even took some pictures of ourselves. I wanted to go to our usual spot but there was a man sitting by himself on the bench and Max didn’t seem to want to share the space with the him.
Then the strange questions started to come from him like “Do you love me? How much do you love me?” I started to get suspicious and told him to empty his pockets. He did flipping his jean pockets inside out to show me that nothing was there. Then, honestly, the rest is a bit of a blur. I remember seeing Max proposing (the ring was in his BACK pocket), hearing the camera shutter going off like a machine gun and then being bombarded by my best friends and of course having a beautiful ring on my finger.
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect proposal. I was indeed very shocked and surprised to the point that I couldn’t remember if Max had actually gotten down on one knee or not (the pictures prove that it did happen). And best of all, we were so blessed to have our best friends there with us at that moment. I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal… and I thank our God for an incredible fiance and amazing friends.