Hi all – you may have noticed it’s been a little quiet on the Project Swatch front lately, and I wanted to let you know what was going on. In addition to being quite busy studying for the upcoming bar exam, my wonderful, sweet dog was just diagnosed with a mast cell tumor on Monday. It’s a form of cancer, and she’ll be having surgery this Sunday to remove it. We will find out after they biopsy it what stage it’s at and what her future prognosis is; I’m very worried about her. She’s a real sweetheart and I love her so much.
|My dog, Zoe|
I have a bunch of things I want to review, and I think I’ll be able to get back to reviews in the next couple of days. In the meantime, I took some stash pictures for you! I recently (last week or so) cleaned out my vanity, organized my makeup, and boxed up about a quarter of it – I put aside the things I don’t use very often so that the things I do use and love would be more accessible. I’ll see if I miss the things I set aside, and if I don’t, I’ll eventually sell/swap/give away those items. Note that you can see previous stash photos under the stash tag to the right.
In the top photo (top of the post) you can see my vanity; on top of my vanity, I have some daily-use items, like my Guerlain Compact Meteorites, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, brush cleanser, moisturizer, and a couple other assorted items. I also have my brushes (face in one container; eye in the other). On the left side, I have a lipstick holder (from the Container Store) with my favorite low-end lipsticks; the right side has a lipstick holder with my favorite high-end lipsticks.
In the top center drawer, I have eyeshadows (including eyeshadow primer). Here they are in the drawer:
And here they are out of the drawer, so you can see what I have – as you can see, I have become a big fan of depotting; it really helps me see what I have an use it more frequently! Edit: I just realized that this photo is missing two of my favorite palettes; the Illamasqua Neutral Palette and the UD Naked Palette, both of which were in the other room when I took the photographs. Oops!
The top drawer on the left side has jewelry and some perfume samples, so I haven’t photographed it. The next drawer down has lip items. This contains lip items that either don’t fit into the acrylic lipstick holders (like NARS lip pencils or Revlon Balm Stains, both of which I adore), or that I simply don’t use as often.
In the next drawer down, I have all the eye products that are not eyeshadow: which ends up meaning different types of eyeliner (pencil, gel, pen, cake), a couple mascaras, and tools (eyelash curler, sharpener, and the odd looking thing is an eyelash guard – it’s awesome, and I have been planning to do a post on it).
|eye makeup things|
The next drawer contains my cheek products: blush, highlighter, contour powder, and bronzer. This is the most disorganized drawer, mostly because I simply have too much to fit neatly into the drawer, even after putting aside many products that I actually do really like – but have near dupes of.
|blush, highlighter, contour, and bronzer|
And finally, my “face product” drawer – foundation, concealer, and mineral powder, along with a couple samples. I don’t use face primer, and I love the Guerlain powder so much (not pictured, as I keep it on top of my vanity) so much that I have set aside all of my other translucent/ finishing powders.
|Foundations, concealers, mineral powders|
The bottom drawer is a mess, so I didn’t photograph it – it has makeup wipes, false eyelashes, and a couple other miscellaneous items along those lines.
I hope to be back to regular posting soon!
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