Today I'm starting a new series: "What's on My Vanity?/What's in My Bag?". I can't tell you how many times I've gotten sucked into reading blog posts about what's inside someone else's purse, makeup bag, or carryon. It's like legalized snooping. I always get good ideas about products, organization, what kind of bag is best for what, etc. I thought it would be just as much fun to see what someone has on their vanity--their go-to products for skin and/or makeup. Plus, seeing how they organize it all is always educational. We'll start with "What's on My Vanity?" and next time we'll get the "What's in My Bag?" series rolling.
We're kicking off the series today with a "What's on My Vanity?" entry--and it's a good one! Ash, from The Grits Blog is here. Ash did the blog design for me and it was so easy and fun to work with her, I shouldn't have been surprised that working with her on this post was just as easy and fun. Let's see what kind of treasures she keeps in her arsenal:
What's on My Vanity? The Grits Blog:
When Kristiina approached me about taking part in her "what's in my bag or vanity" series I immediately jumped at it. I was like THIS is what I have been waiting to do! I just finished getting my bathroom organized and was actually going to do a little reveal on the blog. So without further a-do! Here's what's on my vanity!
To the right on my counter is where I keep must have at the ready beauty products - basically what I use every day for my quick 15-20 minute routine:
1 - Victoria's Secret Bronzer
2 - MAC powder
6 - Beauty Blender
7 - Clinique Primer
13 - NYX White Eye Pencil
14 - Clinique Lipstick
After typing all of that out I realized...I use a lot of Clinique! I went on a binger a couple of weeks ago because it was gift time. I am loving everything I purchased so far! The primer isn't anything to write home about but the foundation is amazing and gives great coverage.
ALSO, about the beauty blender - I was having issues getting my foundation and concealer to set right on my skin and I was told to try out a beauty blender. BEST ADVICE EVER! If you haven't bought one, you need to - and you need to get the real one because the fake ones don't work as well!
To hold my q-tips and cotton balls I found these really pretty glass candle holders. They added a lot of color to my bathroom and really tied in all of the colors I used in all of the art and pictures I >> Chris hung up!
To avoid cluttering my vanity I moved my perfumes and hair dish to the window sill. Yep, there's a bottle of Clinique there - what can I say, I am a fan! Also, the Caudalie beauty elixir is great for giving that final touch for makeup. It just kind of melts everything together in a pretty, creamy way.
So overall - this is what my vanity looks like!
(EEK - Need to clean my mirror!!)
So that's what's on my vanity! What's on yours?
Thank you so much Ash, for getting this "What's on My Vanity" series started off with a bang! I am hearing more and more good things about the Beauty Blender--after all the hype a few years ago, it's really hung in there. I might have to give it a whirl! I've also always wanted to try the Caudalie beauty elixir. And I love the holders you found for the cotton products. Pretty things in the bathroom for mundane products just makes every morning a little better :)
Go check out Ash's blog, The Grits Blog, where she talks about everything from beauty products, to her favorite fonts, to married life.
If you'd like to participate in this series, or the "What's in My Bag?" series, just drop me a note at email@example.com. I'd love to work with you. (You don't have to be a blogger to join in the fun! Just someone who has a camera or camera phone and a bathroom or purse ;)