Friday, 3 August 2012

Make-over for my makeup box

With Eid just 2 weeks away, I decided to do an audit of my make-up box. The reason for me undertaking this long-overdue task (which I had been successfully avoiding for over a year) was that I had run out of one of my must-have items, but could not be sure that I did not have another 1, or 2 or even 3 of these items lurking at the bottom of the mess in my make-up box (to which I affectionately refer as the ''Bermuda Triangle'' owing to its ability to make items that  land within it, disappear).

So, to save money by preventing myself from purchasing a possible quadruplicate of the same item, I half-heartedly embarked upon the task of unpacking, sorting and tossing out expired items.

Now if you're wondering if my overflowing make-up box is the result of me extravagantly spending my poor husband's hard earned pennies, let me assure you that it is not - I was lucky enough to receive about 20 almost-new make-up and other face products from my mother-in-law, when she won herself R2000 worth of Kanebo products. Never had I been more thrilled at someone else's good fortune.

The problem is that I now have many products that I am unlikely to use before their expiry date, since I seldomly have the opportunity to wear make-up. Also, these products remain hidden in my make-up box and tucked far out of reach of my daughters. I would love to display my make-up and perfumes beautifully the way I'd seen other women do, but I can just imagine the field day these girls would have should this delightful 'face-paint' be placed anywhere within their reach (as experience has, on numerous occasions, shown).

Aisha (2) after having gotten hold of one of my favourite lipsticks
Thus it was only after carefully assessing what was still lacking from my skin care range, that I headed off to the nearest Clinique counter to make my carefully-considered purchases. And, much to my delight, I received a free gift consisting of:

- Take the Day Off Make-up Remover for Lids
- 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse Formula
- All About Eyes Rich (eye-cream)
- Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturiser SPF 20
- Even Better Makeup SPF 15
- Blushing Blush Powder Blush
- Blush Brush
- High Impact Mascara
- High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15

Contents of Clinique Bonus Box
And, incidentally, here's the final outcome of my organising process using (don't laugh) Jiffy sandwich bags

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