Thursday, January 12, 2012

GETTING ORGANIZED - CABOODLES ACRYLIC COSMETIC ORGANIZER TRAY

Anyone resolute to organize in the new year? 

Our bathroom sink, a.k.a my temporary makeup storage, has been a complete mess since our toddler started walking. Because she cannot keep her hands out of my makeup drawers, I have been slowly moving them onto the bathroom counter I share with hubby.

Poor hubby! He has been complaining since the summer.

Today, I saw this clear cosmetic tray at Target. It cost around $15.

Cute packaging, right?

Love all the compartments.

Excellent ways to store makeup brushes and tools

There is room for about anything.

What a good way to organize!

With diligence, I organized all the pretty things I own, and converted this:


No, we did not just experience a tornado. This is actually a good day.

My poor brushes. They deserve so much better than my college roommate's mug.

into this:


Neat...at last.

Makeup is still busting out, but so much more organized now.



Hubby could really give me a back rub now. (Wink! Wink!)


How do you organize your makeup?





75 comments:

  1. Nice one on the organizing! Haha it's kinda crazy how much cleaner it looks

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  2. This is too cute! Something I would blog about :). I organize my makeup in similar containers (a bit smaller) that I have in my top bathroom drawer. Love it.

    My favorite part of the article was: "My poor brushes. They deserve so much better than my college roommate's mug."

    HILARIOUS!

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  3. This is the kind of thing I really don't need, but I'd end up getting two of them "just because..."

    I totally wanna go to target now.

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  4. This could not come at a perfect time than now! I'm currently in the process of re-organizing my makeup and this will help me a lot!

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  5. That looks so much better! My grandma would be proud. :) I need one of those, my brushes and eye pencils sit in a "Batman" pencil holder. X(

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  6. I'm always looking for different kind of stoarge solutions. Have you tried the child proof locks for the drawers?
    I keep my regular/daily use stuff in one drawer. All other make-up is organized in a metal make-up case (similar to this:http://www.bmdcase.com/image/silver-makeup-case.jpg) and in additional drawers that are a little harder to access.
    I WISH I had space for a proper vanity or space for Muji acrylic drawers. Have you seen Elle's amazing make-up storage? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5m7kqmenyY - DREAM

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  7. very nice!! I love it too!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  8. Love that organizer!

    I just saw your blog and thought I might follow. Check out mine too!!

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  9. Incredible how one simple tray organized everything so beautifully. I am "super-organised", so all my make-up is in a huge makeup bag, all brushes in a special brush case, and creams etc stacked with military precision ;-)
    Happy weekend Sweets xx

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  10. Great idea! I wish there was a Target here in Vancouver. I'll have to look for similar alternatives!

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  11. wow! nice....if you like to check out mine here's the link...

    http://ilovemakeup68.blogspot.com/2011/12/keeping-things-organize.html

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  12. Thanks for sharing! I REALLY need something like this!!

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  13. I don´t organize it, so it always looks like a mess. Great tip! I am following you. <3<3

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  14. Good idea!
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  15. Oooooh, what a great organizing tool! I'll have to keep my eye out for one of these. I wish I didn't have to admit that I most often do my makeup in my car . . . but maybe this would be inspiration for me to break that awful habit!

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  16. Wow that looks so neat! Love it x

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  17. I have no organisation whatsoever - time to tidy up things a bit before chinese new year! :P

    by the way, I'm a new follower of yours!

    check out my blog too if you shall have time!

    www.beautysketchbyjacq.com

    cheers!

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  18. What a great idea, I wonder if I can find one here...my make up is scattered all along the windowsil of our bathroom :(

    Thank you for all of your lovely comments, they make my day xox

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  19. that's like my well-organized girl ;)

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  20. darling you just have such a lovely blog x

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    http://artichoke--heart.blogspot.com/

    if you like follow on bloglovin! and i shall do the same
    x

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  21. yes good way to organize make-up!

    followed you, follow back?

    glitterdessert.blogspot.com

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  22. I'm desepate for something like this but I can't seem to find anything in the UK :( check out my blog ymmakeup@blogspot.com

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  23. That's a great organizer and your sink area now looks all organized and clean.

    My brushed are kept in an old vase and I have a makeup train kit to hold all my makeup. I also have a makeup bag that contains the stuff I wear daily.

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  24. I heard about Caboodles organizers since I read Teen magazine! But I never really got one, I usually ended up just organizing my beauty products inside a wicker basket, ex-Christmas parcel container!

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    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  25. Im also a Mess with my make up !! Well .. I can say its a bit more organized now with my cupcake tray... but your box would be really helpful to me !!! Well done..

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  26. Hi lovely, I love the organizer!!!
    Great idea!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  27. luv the tray !! we dont get such trays in india .. :( i organise my makeup in a plastic vanity box with 3 drawers ... it stores my makeup pretty well. . .

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  28. Love this, I have been looking for acrylic drawers to store my lipglosses and lipsticks in but I cant find them anywhere in Norway.

    I store my makeup in a big drawer that my boyfriend got me for our anniversary, love it :)

    Xoxo, Christine♥

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  29. very nice!!! i need something like this too :)

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  30. I have organizer like this one from Target in my desk drawer. It is hard thought to keep makeup organized because it can get out of control fast!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  31. Oh, this looks great! I need something like this. My makeup is currently spread about the bathroom in three different makeup bags and a drawer. lol

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  32. I got something similar from the Container Store. It's so nice to have it all organized in one place isn't it :)

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  33. uber cool, love the pics!!
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  34. I really like your storage, very organised! I use muji I love clear storage as it matches any room :)

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  35. This post really inspires me to get my makeup sorted. It's in desperate need or organisation! Love the organiser you bought, it all looks so neat and tidy!

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  36. How neat is that! I have a very similar organizer, also from Target, and it keeps everything in place! Oh, I noticed you have the orange CoverGirl mascara... isn't it awesome? I am currently addicted to it- makes my lashes oh, so pretty and long and thick :)
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  37. dear you have a lovely blog....full of inspiration...take a look at mine.xoxo mininuni
    mininuni.blogspot.com

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  38. Im def.needing an organizer like that.

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  39. I've seen those before but didn't think I would be able to fit much in it, but now seeing yours I think I could fit the majority of stuff I use daily in it as least! Very nice great find :)
    -Ash

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  40. All my makeup is organized in this huge P.B. Teen organizer thing! It's pretty cool. Follow each other?

    www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

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  41. Love this! My target is almost always sold out of these. I have a vanity, and it helps me keep all my stuff organized by keeping them all in one place

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  42. Wow, That's nice.. You got a clear organizer and everything look good now. you bit feel easy to find things, all in the same place....enjoy it..

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  43. Ooh I love this! I don't have a lot, so it's all thrown in to one of these bags that Clinique gives out as a bonus sometimes.

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  44. This is genius!! I store my makeup in a pretty big drawer thingy from Ikea. I think it's from the Alex range...not sure though lol xx

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  45. I need those eyes brushes, too. But I can't find nowhere good brushes :S

    buyumeyencocukk.blogspot.com

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  46. Yay for organization! My resolution is to keep up-to-date on my polish organization now that I have found the perfect way to store it all. (580 bottles is a lot to keep track of if you allow it to become disorganized!)

    I saw these Kaboodles at Wal-Mart over Christmas for $9.97, what a great storage system!

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  47. WOW what a great way to organize~~i keep my make up in my bedroom drawer and on my side of the dresser...but they use to be disorganized too..but having them organized its just convenient..

    Jessy

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  48. Good job GB! looks great! so jealous of alllll your makeup! lol

    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  49. Great post, I'm glad you got that sorted with a simple organizational tray! xoxo, Veena

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

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  50. i love it! and probably your hubby is very proud of you at the moment :)
    veronika
    www.livinginwinterpeg.blogspot.com

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  51. Wow love it, great job organizing it all! looks lovely - i need one too!

    >'.'<

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  52. definitely a GOOD way to organize !!! :D

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  53. This looks Great! I have a vanity in my bedroom that I clutter with all my makeup lol. I also keep makeup in various makeup bags too.

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  54. Wow, that is a lot cleaner. My make up is like how you had it before, maybe minus all the scattered things on the counter top ;) But my brushes are in jars, and I have a drawer for eye makeup, another for face. I also don't have to share space with anyone though!

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  55. I have a big black make up train case.
    I used to keep it in my drawers but I didn't like how unorganized it looked. With the train case I can sort everything :-D

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  56. im needing to get my makeup organized too hehe
    have a good weekend love



    www.shevahh.blogspot.com
    xo

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  57. I just received one of these and this is making me super excited to get it all set up! I love being able to, quickly, find what it is I am looking for. My current situation... not so much! Haha Looks Great Doll!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  58. The transformation was funny! And that container is to die forrrrrrr...
    And i see u've changed ur header! Nice one :D

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  59. You're totally reminding me how disorganized my makeup is! I need to get one of these!

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  60. ciao, I need one like that !

    My make up is everywhere around

    ave

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  61. OMG! I just bought one today!!! I have to go back and get one more tom! :)

    Lhey
    www.mommylhey.com

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  62. I need to get this organizer! Love your blog, I just followed!

    -Lisa
    http://thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com/

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  63. That organizer is amazing! I love how many compartments it has! Great buy! I might get this one for other makeup!

    It's funny how we posted about makeup organizers at the same time!

    Great minds think alike!

    Kim
    www.aprettythought.com

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  64. Coincidentally I just cleaned up my makeup area too! Into a traincase it goes. Your try thingy was a great find!

    vonnie <3
    ohsovonnie.blogspot.com

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  65. That is a great item! May have to purchase!

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  66. Damn, I need one of those! Well, I don't keep any make up in the bathroom, it can get really warm and humid there...all in my bedroom in little baskets and long plastic containers with sections! I need to expand the space soon! :))

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  67. I should really invest (money...and time for organizing all my stuff lol) in one of these things! How handy to have it all right there!

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  68. I need one of these! I just use those plastic drawer things!

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  69. omg this is what I need!

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  70. WOW! I love it! Even I bald need this :(

    Love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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  71. What a great addition! It would be a breeze to clean too. I got an hanging organizer from LL Bean hooked onto the back of my bathroom door. It easy to pack up and take to the gym, for a weekend away etc. - highly recommended! For my jewellery I use a similar system as you. I got a plastic case with adjustable slots at a hardware store.

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