Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Two days ago I wrote about Clean Freak on HGTV, and instead of just letting the days go by and considering ways to improve my overall organisation, I decided to start with some small stuff that would be very impactful for me in trying to create a more organized and clean environment. Today I went to The Container Store (my favourite store) to get lipstick holders originally. I ended up getting a few more things but they turned out to be major in my closet re-organization. I’m going to jump right into it! 🙂 (the first picture is what I bought).


I’m going to start with this because it’s what I went there for in the first place lol. I was eyeing a lipstick holder on Amazon but it was for 60 pieces. I thought no way! I don’t need that many and I went and started counting every single one of my lipsticks/lip glosses/lip balms and sure enough I had over 30 but I still didn’t want to buy the one for 60. So I checked online and The Container Store had one to hold 24 so I bought two after a friend suggested I do that with the possibility of stacking them. I can’t stack now because of the type I bought and the different heights of the products but at least now they’re neatly stored!


As I said before I wanted to move my scarves to the accessory belt and get proper belt hanger for my belts. I bought two belt hangers today – one for my belts and one for my necklaces. I sorted my belts first as there are a few to get rid of that I never wore or liked. I also have a few belts that do not have anything for me to hook them with so I closed them up and put them on one of the rings with the scarves.


The lipstick holders were practically next to the jewellery stuff, and since I’ve been saying for years I need something to store my jewellery properly, I decided to have a little look at what was available. I bought a spinning bracelet holder, an earring rack and as I said before, a hanger for the necklaces. I haven’t transferred all of my necklaces as yet because I have a few that I no longer wear and I really want to sort through them. I still need to find something for my bangles but I just may end up getting one of these considering their shape. I wanted to go to Michaels to see if I could get creative and make up something on my own but laziness may get the better part of me. Below you will see a round mason jar with earrings on it and stuff on the inside. As I was taking pics today, I realised that before Pinterest, I was coming up with my own uses for mason jars outside of the kitchen! (This is what gave me the idea for the title of this post :)) Anyway I needed something else for the earrings as I had more than when i first started doing this and obviously all couldn’t fit. I cleaned out most of my kitchen cupboards Saturday and that’s when I’d placed this lovely vase on the dinning table with some other stuff to go somewhere else. I decided to use it because the earring holder I bought wasn’t able to accommodate all of my long earrings and store all of my costume rings on the inside (2 for 1 ;)). I was about to return it when I realised I still needed something for my studs so I decided to keep it (I know it looks scanty but I prefer long earrings and don’t want my studs laying around anymore).

These strips here are another piece of what this title is all about. I had bought a piece of this plastic (I never  remember the name of it) to hook my long earrings on just to keep them together. What I also did was cut smaller pieces to attach all of my earrings to when travelling. This way I know they’re all together and I don’t have to worry about the being scattered all over a bag.

I hope you enjoyed this little post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. 🙂


For Gurls only ;)

Hi! Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I was going to do a video because I thought it would save time but the fact that I couldn’t find my camera which was next to me halfway through this post cost me time and I figured I could as well type away. So this will be a picture filled post! *Yay* I hope you enjoy it! I purposely did not choose a specific category for my blog because I wanted to be able to share everything! I’ve spoken about clothes before but never really posted pics or anything and I’m going to give this a try. Anyway! On to the post!!!

I think I’ve mentioned before that I follow a fashion blogger called Dulce Candy. I follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and I subscribed to the blog. I LOVE HER! I know she’s gotten so far at her age because she keeps it real (really Symone? Sorry but I couldn’t think of another way to put it but it’s pretty much sums up what I think.) Ok, here goes another shot – she’s easy to relate to and she has the girlfriend factor (you feel like she’s talking to you personally in her videos). I have to say it’s because of her that I’ve opened up my sense of style and started using/liking make-up. In her last drugstore haul video, she had so many things that I wanted to try so I decided to go and see what I could get. I had such a blast and  because she somewhat did a review on the products I wasn’t buying blind.  First you’ll find below the video then I’ll add pics and tell you what I got ok? Let’s go!

The Goodies (minus the MAC stuff)

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter. (left to right: L->R) Crème Brulee (095), Sugar Plum (085), Sugar Frosting (005), Pink Truffle (001).To me, these are lip balms with a tint. I really don’t remember what Dulce said about them but I love them! Perfect to keep in your handbag for daily use and the variety of colours allows you to change it up often. I only bought 4 but there are about 8 or more colours.

More lip stuff: (L ->R) Sally Hansen Vita A Lip Line Smoother, Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick, Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Colorfull. I wanted to try some different stuff so I just added these for my lips. I prefer to add colour to my lips than make up my whole face or even do eyes. So much easier!

Nail Polish (L ->R): Sally Hansen Gem Crush “Razzle Dazzler (06)”, Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care “Dune (03)”, Wet n Wild Megalast “Wet Cement (201C)”, Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel Color “Champagne (12755)”. I’m always doing my nails and looking for something different but not flashy. I saw the Gel Perfect Nail colour on Dulce’s haul and decided to give it a try as well since my nails are very brittle right now.

Eyeshadow (L ->R): L’oréal Infallible “Amber Rush (892)” and “Bronzed Taupe (890)”, Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eyestudio “Pomergranate Punk (30)”. The two eyeshadows by L’oréal are quite interesting. If you haven’t noticed by now, I LOVE neutral/natural colours when it comes to make-up – the “barely there” look. Those eyeshadows have a little disc on the inside that compresses the powder which makes it not so loose and also great for travelling. The Maybelline color is more creamy in texture.

Blush: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush “Coffee Cake (60)”. I am NOT  a blush person, but after Dulce showed this one and how it’s not very pigmented I decided to give it a shot.

Eyeshadow Brush & Eye liner (L ->R): RiteAid Renewal Eyeshadow Brush, Physicians Formula Shimmering Strips “Nude Eyes (7568)” and “Brown Eyes (7374)”. I’m always buying loose brushes because I’m still practicing. My mum got me the MAC brush kit for Christmas and I used it for my make-up on NYE but I like to keep using the cheap brushes for practice as I am NOT a pro. The eyeliners are also a pick by Dulce, and besides lipglosses/lipsticks I love eyeliners, so I decided to give these a try as well.

MAC products: SuperSlick Liquid Eye Liner “Smoky Heir” and Lipglass “Hot Spell (A81)”. I stopped by MAC when I was leaving the mall because I received a flyer on their latest collection “Naturally”. The lipglass is from that collection and I want to go back for a lipstick that was also there. It just screamed my name! The eyeliner… Believe it or not, my mother  has me into this coloured eyeliner. We both bought the blue one while I was home but they were out of the purple so I just got it. I ‘ll have to go back and get hers or else I’m in big trouble lol.

Since I was sharing so much today I figured why not share what I’m wearing as well :). I love these pants! I decided to wear them today to boost my spirits as I knew I’d be out and about and they’re actually brighter than they seem in the picture. (Sorry about my background – I hate cleaning that room!). I washed my hair and didn’t get to flat-iron it as I ran out the house early but at least I have quite a few hats lol!

Thanks for reading today! If there’s anything else you’d like to see or read about feel free to let me know in the comments!