I have a 10-drawer hardwood dresser where I keep my makeup stash as well as some of my favorite personal items like back-up body butters, body scrubs, false lashes, perfumes and what-not. I keep my lipsticks and glosses in transparent drinking glasses in one of the drawers (making it look as similar as possible to the glass beakers MAC uses to store its tester lip stuff). As I trudged along my morning makeup routine, however, I noticed that the transparent glasses were getting harder and harder to use each day. I had to go through several glasses just to find the lipstick/lipgloss that I wanted. This weekend, however, I was shopping at Target with the whole family when I came across this at the dollar bin:
It's a tin pail that is as big as the pails used by toddlers for their sandbox activities. Underneath it, you can see my craft boxes holding my full-size mineral eyeshadows (that is an altogether different story, though - more of those in another entry). I figured since this has a bigger circumference/diameter, it can hold more lipsticks/glosses and thus eliminates the hassle of scrounging for lipsticks in different containers.
Hmm, this would work, I think. This holds part of my MAC lipglass collection. C-thru is sticking out of the pail because it just wouldn't fit anymore - but I wanted C-thru in this group, dammit! Yes, all are still fresh, wearable and still have the sweet vanilla scent; I chuck out rancid lipglass regularly.
Two pails of MAC lipsticks
Overflow of MAC lipglasses and non-MAC glosses (Lumiere, Aromaleigh, J.Lynne, Monave, and I think I see one Revlon)
My two lipgloss/lipglass pails
Closer look of the top pail: it holds my MAC eye kohls, some lipliners and overflow MAC and SN lipsticks
Ahh, these tin pails make my life so much more manageable! And yes, once you start needing pails to store your lip stuff, it's about time to stop buying lipstick/lipgloss. *thinks about MAC's upcoming collections and Silk Naturals' new glosses and slaps self*