I seriously need help with how to organize my cosmetics. I looked to my makeup holders and my existing beauty products drawer situation. I didn’t want to buy a caddy to hold all of my make up so I adjusted my “glasses.”
I stared at my drawer for 3 seconds and thought, “Why am I using this narrow drawer for my makeup?” A wider drawer is RIGHT BESIDE the narrow one. Wider drawer equals more organized eyeshadows, powders, and other essentials for skin care. But I know wider, for me, means more room to spread everything around with no rhyme or reason.
When you put your Creative MakeUp Organizing spectacles on, you see your ordinary items in a whole NEW way. Pantry Containers I now see as Makeup Holders:
I have been in this house two years, bought these containers on Amazon just to get everything in a place and am now rethinking that plot. I tried both containers side by side, and they just don’t fit.
No idea why I gave fingernail polishes a home in the wide drawer!
What containers will puzzle together for maximum storage?
Which containers are free in my house?
Spray paint for a uniformed look.
See how perfect these shapes are? We can puzzle piece them together for cosmetic storage, uniform look and fit all for one super low cost! I spray painted them all and love them!
I also spray painted my yogurt container and wrapped it with washi tape from my Happy Planner videos. Look what fits perfectly in them!
I truly love the containers I bought and have used for two years! I will continue to use the more narrow one to hold just the cosmetics that I use the most often. It’s super sturdy and clear and clean looking. The wider one will continue to hold my fingernail polishes. In the video above you can see the beveled floor of these containers. I would venture to say that they are unbreakable!
This summer I’m guiding you to the easiest and smartest ways to create your own nail art for a beach trip. It’s your “party nail” – that’s when one fingernail design is having its own party. The nine other nails have a solid nail polish color – the wall flowers of your party.Which isyour nearest ocean: the Atlantic, off of California, in the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands?Let’s make nail art for the summer.
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3 Things POP into my head when painting a “party nail” on my fingernails for a beach trip.
1. What colors match my bathing suit?
Some of you may not care if the nails match completely.I just want them to blend.
2. What glitter do I have?
The color of your solids determines which color glitter you will want.
3. Do I want the party nail to blend with the other nails or really POP with its own party?Muted or Pizzazz?
My nail art is flamingo inspired for the beach this summer.I loved the pinks and gold in my Recollection stickers so I ended up going with a fuchsia pink beside the gold.
Then I started thinking, wait, flamingos are salmon colored-not fuchsia.So you can try that orangey tone next to the gold.I don’t like it as much as I like the Kiss Me On My Tulips by OPI.Then I put glitter on top of the orange color, and it can give you a much more muted but fun beachy look.
I wanted my party nail to really stand out, and the best way to do that is by using the lightest color in the gold glitter.
Look closely; see the white in that gold?So my base color should be the lightest color that is in the glitter….
The best ever white fingernail polish is Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear White On.Here is a sample of a cheapy cheap white by Sinful Colors-that’s what was cheapest in my grocery store that day.They’re mostly milky.OPI has a better one, Alpine Snow, but it still not the best.
This stuff is like white out.Raise your hand if you ever painted your nails with white out in school in the 80s….
Glitter Nail Polish
When you’re picking out glitter, make sure it is condensed looking.You do not want the ones that have big pieces of glitter or sequin type pieces (below).It’s super extra sticky, which makes it hard to get off.Plus, it has minimal impact.You hardly see the party.No one will want to attend that party.
See how the gold and purple glitter are like a powder?That will give you more impact.More bang for your effort.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear
Nicole by OPI
When using a blue toned glitter, the base color can be a lighter purple, a pink or a light pink.So I’m going to try all three and show you the different party offerings.
So then I tried white because I do see white in this glitter.Look how it is turning out on the video above.It makes me not like this glitter as much.It looks goopy and not very condensed.BUT what if we painted our other nails a I’m Not Really a Waitress (red), and this white one with silver, red and blue glitter POPped?Lookslike a patriotic party, right? That’s next week’s nail art for sure! Happy Summer Beach Trippin, friends!
I’m showing you how to make your house wheelchair accessible or handicapped accessible. You may need to temporarily provide access for a wheelchair in your home. I am going to help you prepare your house for a wheelchair by giving you wheelchair hacks that worked for us. I’m dividing your house into 4 stations.
We took the doors off of the bathrooms…and by we I mean a friend named Jerry.Our walker would not fit through the bathroom door, but the wheelchair did.
In the video above, I’ve divided your house into four stations for your wheelchair. I promise the video will help you and your family member!
Power strips at each station
Anti-bacterial sanitizer for when you come back from doc or errands
Purse and wallet and credit cards
Water bottle, Aluminum cups
Padded Computer College board for eating
String tied to fan or overhead light so can turn off fan if cold or on if hot
Clothes and one shoe for night – getting to the bathroom that’s easy to slip on her foot
We just kept rubber gloves and clorox spray to clean it out in the tub
Clothes Pin or Clip for connecting the phone charger wire up close because he may not be able to reach that far down to get the wire.We clipped his to the lamp wire.
Clothes and a tennis shoe on the bed, towel, brush
Basket for dirty clothes and one for clean clothes
Deep cereal bowls are good because they can tilt without spilling.Shallow spill with the slightest of bumps
Tongs – to pick up items that fall and you cannot bend over far enough
Large pitcher if have to fill animal’s bowl with water or food or cut a gallon jug. Trick: Use them upside down for food.
What We Used:
I’m linking these items to help you and your family member.
We have this Walker, but it’s more expensive. We tried our best to move the wheels to the inside, and they don’t budge. Two men tried as well. But these walkers are very sturdy for family members who get off balance easily.
With so many TSA (Transportation Security Administration) guidelines for toiletries during airline travel, I thought my tips could help!
Love love love GoToob because it does not leak.I use it for shampoo.You don’t need as much shampoo as you might think.I fill this in increments of the days I will wash my hair.One teaspoon, another teaspoon…I don’t just squirt shampoo in all the way to the top because on an airplane this liquid needs some space for air.
You don’t have to only use bottles.I love these new disc containers-so good for moisturizer (LOOK HOW BIG MY MOISTURIZER BOTTLE IS) for your face, vaseline for swim rash, jewelry, pills, but that’s not liquids.Stay focused.You can put your facial cleanser in here.You only need a dab a day, right?
Once you’ve made your vacation toiletries packing list (you can watch this Packing video and get free printables here), you are ready for your liquids.
I use this On the Fly liquids bag, and I’ll link it below.I like it because it’s sturdy and can get wet.It’s like a soft, thick and clear plastic baggie. Its zipper is THE reason I bought it, besides the Lipstick that looks like an Airplane?
I’ll show you the difference between what this can hold and what my normal quart sized bag can hold.
If you watched my other packing liquids video, I showed you that laying your bottles horizontally will help you fit more bottles in.
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How do you pack suntan lotion for airplane travel in Europe?We’re going overseas, and we’re worried about buying suntan lotion over there.Should we be worried?Should we buy it in the airport once we get through security?Just buy a bunch of little tubes?
Here are two Vacation Packing Lists for Travel and can be used in your Me and My Big Ideas – Create 365 – The Happy Planner. These FREE printable travel lists help you and your child take a mental snapshot of your day.
I created one vacation packing list for your child. Do you make lists for your child? Do you make the list for everyone all at once, or one piece of paper? Do you do it by family member?
My 12 year old is old enough to pack his own suitcase, but he wants me to make the list for him. It’s important that he practice this (in my former teacher’s opinion). Then, when he goes to pack again, I bet you money that he will have this mental image while picking out clothes.
You OR Your child writes in each circle the outfit she will wear, along with shoes and pajamas, swimsuit, swim shoes, hair bow, deodorant, nasal drops, or their lifelong stuffed animal (Horsie). Usually, girls appreciate a cute printable on which to make their list. My boy could care less. But I like the visual of this; it’s like a School Planner, divided into sections or Pictures of Their Day.
For you grown ups, I created a list broken into Morning, Noon and Night. I’ve also included blank printables in case you want to customize either vacation packing list.