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A few months ago I came to the conclusion that I needed my makeup to be more portable, but also wanted it to be organized and easy to access.  Of course, The Container Store came to the rescue. I purchased the 5-Section Acrylic Tote and have been happily carrying my makeup tote around the house- while it stays organized & accessible!

Look at that beautifully organized tote.  I like to organize each section by use.  One section has eye products, brushes, and so on.   

And, since I'm showing you my makeup...might as well talk about it!

As a preface, I don't spend too much time on my makeup.  First of all, I don't have the time.  But secondly, I'm not patient enough...

At any rate- almost all beauty products/tips I snag up are either word of mouth from a girlfriend, my sister (she is incredible at applying makeup & knows her products), beauty blogs, makeup counters (since I was 14 I've loved to get my makeup done and have asked makeup artists 500 questions while they are applying my makeup- sure they love me), and most recently samples from companies like BirchBox, ipsy, etc. - ipsy is my favorite.  

Here's what's in my tote in case you're interested (*almost all of these items have been purchased over a very long period of time and have lasted me forever): 


Laura Mercier SPF 20 oil free tinted moisturizer in bisque (this brand happens to not make my super sensitive skin break out), for a bit more coverage for events, etc. I like to use my sisters latest recommendation which is:  Loreal True Match Lumi in Warm W6 with the beautyblender sponge, for powder (which I use more in the winter) I love Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 15 in Real Sand, for bronzer: Tarte Park Ave Princess, for blush: in the summer the Nars The Multiple Stick in Orgasm and sometimes I set it with some Nars Blush in Orgasm , or use that in the winter alone. 


Laura Mercier Secret Concealer  in # 2 for under eye, as a primer, for blemishes, etc. it's the best.  Then for day to day I use MAC Vanilla, MAC All that glitters, MAC Kid (for the crease), and for an eyeliner or smokey eye, MAC Carbon.  For mascara, love They're Real by Benefit & Loreal's Telescopic . For brows I really need the following items: Anastasia tweezers (I like to buy the gel and tweezers together- it's a steal), Anastasia Brow Gel, and Benefit Instant Brow in Medium.  For eyeliner:   If I have the time/it's a special event- I like to use the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner, but day to day I use the MAC Carbon with an angled brush, or use the L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner.


MAC Syrup is my favorite neutral & Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is my all time favorite now for some color (I put a little of this on before using it).


  1. Love the tote!! I am not big on makeup (3 children, who has the time for makeup?! ha) However I may invest in it for another use.

  2. I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and They're Real Mascara! Use them every day! :)

  3. I've been thinking about getting the beautyblender sponge for awhile now! What are your thoughts on it?

    1. I like it a lot. It def takes more time which is why I use it only once or twice a week. But it really gives you nice coverage!

  4. I've been using Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer since you first showed me it. It's been my go-to for over two years now. No BB cream has beat it for me! And that Telescopic mascara really is the bee's knees! I haven't loved a mascara this much since Lash Blast (orange tube) by Cover Girl hit the market! Thanks for sharing; the caddy is so cute and functional. xoxo

    1. Thank you for the tip on the Telescopic! love it! xoxo

  5. I totally need one of these! thanks for the tip!

  6. Some people have a lot of makeup but due their mode of keeping, they end up never using all of it. When you keep your collection organized, you are going to find what you are looking for whenever you need or want it. essential oil diffuser


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