Good morning lovelies, this morning I'm going to show you what I spent 2 hours doing last night: reorganizing my stash.
I've been debating getting an Ikea Helmer or a 2 Michael's "Melmers" aka JetMax storage cubes.
After a lot of thinking, and mostly the fact that I could drive 15 minutes to get Melmers vs. waiting 2.5 months to go to Ikea in Toronto, I decided to get one Melmer and see if I liked it. (With the option of returning it should I decide it wasn't good enough.)
So I went to Michael's. No 3-drawer storage cubes. None currently ordered for the store. Unknown if more will ever come in.
So that totally burst my bubble.
I needed to do something - my stash was overflowing.
Here is a before picture: (click to enlarge)
That is what you call overflowing.
Notice one of the drawers is not even in the tower because it was too full. Plus all the stuff on the shelf. And the separate cases for China Glaze and OPI. Plus stuff on the floor.
I had the second tower in my closet holding various things. A lot of things you don't want to throw out but don't really use/look at... I'm sure you know what I mean. It also held my sunglasses.
Now everything has a home.
Top - mostly drug store brands.
Middle - nail wheels, tools, brushes, cuticle oil, etc.
Bottom - packaging and cosmetic bags and just stuff I don't want to throw out but are not really useful.
Top - Sally Hansen
Second - China Glaze
Third - my OPI case is in here (I left them in the seperate case just so they don't bang around,) along with a case full of rhinestones/etc, my box of Qtips and the large bottles of acetone and remover.
Bottom - Color Club, Orly, Sinful Colors, Milani, and a few other things.
My nail art pens still sit on top in a separate case and I like to keep my small bottles of remover/acetone and my base/top coats and treatment there, too.
Much neater now.
I don't particularly like the way it is now, but it is better than before.
It'll stay this way until Michael's restocks their cubes or I go to Toronto.
Now, what to do with all my Wayfarers...
Hahaha. I think I have sunglasses hoarder disorder on top of polish hoarder disorder.
I look forward to the day I get better storage and will be able to return these plastic units to their original uses - yarn, crafts, sunglasses, and random sentimental items.
Whenever I get my new storage I'll work on new collection photos, because I know how much everyone likes those!
I would do it now if I didn't have at least 32 polishes on the way to me from swaps and the giveaway I won... Heh.
(Where are those polishes going to go?!)
Swaafie is holding a nail art contest, and everyone can vote for their top three favorites!
Then the top six will be judged by a panel she chooses. Check it out here.
Vote for me if you like my design :)
I'll do a post on my mani in the future - I really liked it!