The past few weekends have been frigid, gray and short. It’s been the worst possible weather for outfit photos. Instead, these types of weekends seem built for doing chores. (Riveting, I know.)
The bright side? I’ve discovered the single greatest organizational secret for cosmetics. Don’t laugh. But do you ever have problems identifying which eyeshadow palette is which — especially early in the morning before work?
Nearly all my cosmetics appear virtually identical, making my morning routine especially time-wasting. Because modern cosmetics have such artistic, nonsensical names, I can’t discern the products based solely on the labels stamped on the back of the compacts.
(Example: Do you know what color Mediteranee is? Because it’s not blue, green or any other color I associate with the Mediterranean — it’s orange.)
Enter the miracle-maker.
I don’t know why it took me so long to think of using a label maker, but the idea turned into a weekend-long fascination with translating obscure-sounding colors into plain English. (Like the color “Cleo.” Seriously, what is that supposed to even mean?)
I quickly labeled every soldier in my cosmetics calvary, but it didn’t end there.
Because I often buy shoes from consignment stores, I wind up storing the more valuable or delicate pairs in random shoeboxes that have nothing to do with the actual contents. This is much more practical than the still-circulated tip of taping identifying Polaroids to the outside of the boxes. (Consider the ridiculous expense of tracking down a working Polaroid and dozens of boxes of film.)
I did a cursory look on Pinterest and couldn’t find any other tutorials on this. Is it possible I have actually invented something useful? Perhaps not, but let’s create a movement anyway.