Tips and Tricks to Make Your Beauty Routine Easier

Wednesday January 25, 2012 by Alexandra C.


I confessed in our Beauty DIY article on creating nail polishes that I am a huge makeup hoarder, and being a makeup hoarder comes with a load of issues. I compile useless makeup with no purpose and this is spread out everywhere, like literally, everywhere. This makes it difficult to accomplish my beauty routine. Searching through a big bin of makeup with one hand still wet with polish while holding my hair ties in the other hand should be part of the Olympics, just sayin'. 

While searching for a solution to my organization and beauty woes, I came across some awesome tips, tricks and products that are sure to make my primpin' a whole lot easier! 
 
Tip #1: DIY Beauty Tool Magnetic Organizer 
 


Finding a bobby pin in my room is like finding a needle in a haystack.  I'll be following my own advice and attach a magnetic strip to my bathroom wall or cabinet door for easy-to-find bobby pins, tweezers and nail files.
(via sprwmn.blogspot.com)

Tip #2: DIY Hair Accessory Holder  
 


'Where did I put that that hair tie?' This fix zaps that problem (and it's super cheap and easy) - just store hair ties and hair clips on a toilet paper or paper towel roll. 
(via realsimple.com)

Tip #3: DIY Carry Case for Makeup Brushes 
 


Another super simple DIY! Create your very own makeup brush travelling kit by weaving elastic through the bamboo sticks in a rolling mat and then securing the ends. Full tutorial here.

Tip #4: Smudge-Free Nails 
 

 
We know you can relate, when you just finish perfectly painting your nails and then the phone rings... Dilemma!  If you're in a bind, try spraying Pam cooking spray on your nails for a smudge free set.
(via realsimple.com
 
Tip #5: Get Organized! 

Of course, the number one tip anyone can give you is to simply be organized and tidy and have a clean working space, but if you're like me that's a mighty tall order! 

Look for interesting trays, bowls and jars in thrift stores, online or in boutiques for cute and more visually interesting ways to store your makeup!  Here are 10 items that fit the bill:   
 

1. Compartment Accessory Drawer Organizer (C$11.89 sale) 
2. Ikea Skubb Compartment Box (C$8.99) 
3. Simple Solutions Mesh Revolving Cabinet Organizer (US$19.99)
4. Ikea Yngaren Jar (C$8.99)
5. Ikea Yngaren Bowl (C$6.99) 


1. Umbra Mini Organizer Dish (C$24.99)  
2. Umbra Tubo Organizer (C$14.99)
3. Sterilite 3 Drawer Medium Tower (C$13.00) 
4. Sterilite 3 Drawer Storage Unit with Flip Lid (C$6.00) 
5. Supply Source Nail Polish Table Display Rack (US$32.99)

Are you as disorganized as me when it comes to your beauty routine? How do you get yourself organized in the morning?

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21 Comments

on Dec 10, 2012  KatelynRose1984  20,673 said:

That magnetic strip is such an awesome idea! I think I might do it inside my medicine cabinet.

on Jul 18, 2012  Tiffmorris  1,742 said:

great tips

on Mar 08, 2012  marebear  747 said:

magnetic strip what a great idea! will definitely try it out

on Mar 01, 2012  AngelinaRosaries  2,206 said:

magnetic strips and the elastic holders...thanks for these ideas. Love it!

on Feb 14, 2012  Patricia  4,853 said:

Great ideas! I'm going to have to look for magnetic strips now! :)

on Feb 06, 2012  LadyChick234234  3,651 said:

This stuff is awesome...Ikea has some great stuff too for storage ideas.

on Feb 01, 2012  Steffikah  5,579 said:

Pam? Really? Awesome.... you guys made my day!

on Feb 01, 2012  VickyHoang  440 said:

Good tips on the bobby pins!!! Hehe, time to buy self adhesive magnets!!!

on Feb 01, 2012  fargiemargie13  967 said:

Great ideas. I use some of these already. I do like the brush organizer.

on Jan 29, 2012  midnightsun2288  5,938 said:

I always had a problem with smudging my nails a minute after I finished painting them and then I heard about the cooking spray. OMIGOSH it is so cool, it really works. I spray it and then wash it off, dry it and spray them again and it works like a charm. Super quick!

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