Monday, December 22, 2008

DO YA WANT TO PEEK AT MY DRAWERS?

Ever notice that addictions run rampant in blogland? You see these lovely ladies with 12,000 dishes, or the women who just can't say "no" to a chair. Well it's time for me to make a confession....

Inside this drawer is my ultimate shame.....for I am a "MAKEUP JUNKY"




I just can't stop myself...I try...really. But for some reason makeup just calls my name.....It has my number...it knows my soft spot. It SPEAKS to me....too bad it never tells me to organize it.



How do these purveyors of facial glop lure me in?


Part of the problem is I'm drawn to shiny things...yup I love me some sparkle and shine.....so they catch me with mirrors and fancy glittering cases.....



And soft brushes....Lot's of floofie, puffy applicators. They make me feel like an artist..just waiting to create a masterpiece on my face. (generally more Picasso than Rembrandt)


I've noticed the older I get the bigger my collection of "cover ups" gets. It takes larger quantities of this stuff to do the job. I never figured out how that green stuff can cover up my red stuff...but hey I saw it on an ad somewhere...


Then there's the stuff to add a soft glow to my otherwise pallid complexion. It makes me look DEWEY & FRESH. Or like a clown...but they never tell you that part.


Oh look...the Siamese twins of makeup. I'm not even sure what it is...but they always get me if they package it in clever ways! How cool is that! They share a head!


On the rough days I break out the BIG GUNS...if it says "Spackle" you know it's gonna be heavy duty....Notice my eyes seem to need much more Spackle than my lips. The one on the left is the face Spackle...that one I purchase by the case!


And speaking of lips.....Does this look normal to anyone....just how much lipstick is too much...at what point does it say "crazy woman"?


I tend to experiment with mascara....Always looking for that magical brand that will make my lashes look like those babes on TV. So far such "eye perfection" has eluded me. Notice the two on the right side...they come with their own built in mirrors , also notice I didn't even bother to peel off the protective coat on one of them...but why not? This is such a handy thing to have a mirror right there on your mascara...a GENIUS idea no?


NO! Lets not kid ourselves...at my age a mirror like that is totally useless! So I went out and bought a 5X's magnification...woo hoo now I can see my head. Then I got a 10X's magnifier to attach at the bottom....YIKES no one should see themselves that clearly!!!!! I think I prefer denial....



And here are the goodies for the eyes....For a person with only two of them.....this seems a bit extreme.


And then we have what I call....the nublets. Those remains of makeup past...that are now too small to even grip in your fingers...but you keep them.....I guess in case there is ever a makeup famine.


Here are my makeup tools.....WAIT...let me explain! There is a heated eyelash curler (shut up!)tweezers that only get the easy hairs, the second tweezer for the big daddies that fight back!, sharpener, screw driver (oh please don't pretend you don't have one in your makeup kit)....pocket knife (if you can't fix it or cover it up...just cut it off) and that black thing....I've been looking all over for that!




This is such a cool gadget. Looks like a sweet little kitty head right? And it's a KEY CHAIN....but wait....it gets better.


Just slip your fat little fingers into the eyes when you're walking back to your car after a night of partying charity work....


And if you're assaulted...ya POKE THEIR EYES OUT!!! pretty nifty huh? Why is it in my makeup drawer you ask? Because if I poke myself in the eyes before I look in the mirror....I can't see all the sags and wrinkles...it's better that way!



Two questions....what substance are my eyelashes made of that they rip the teeth right out of this comb (opposite the brush side....there was a comb)....and second...why the heck am I keeping this????



Now this is how you tell the difference between a young chick's makeup drawer...and an old Chick's....you count up how many products they own that do the following things: Lift, Repair, Soften, Remove, Decrease, Plump, Firm and Renew. Here is proof that I am VERY old.




At least as a collector I'm not brand snobbish. I have my favorites, but I'm always willing to try the next great thing that will make me look like Heidi Klum instead of Cloris Leachman



And BONUS by exposing my shameful secret...at least it accomplished one thing...my makeup drawer is now organized! (hey...that IS organized!)

120 comments:

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

LOL now I feel better I thought only my makeup was so "organized" like yours and that it spoke to me in the store hahahhaha

Have an award for you :)

Janie said...

Shut up, I'm first? Are you kidding me?

So you're a cliniquer, huh? I like Bare Minerals, so far.

I'm a mascara ho, too.

Janie said...

I knew I couldn't be first. Oh, well, it was fun!

Heather said...

I've never figured out how the green stuff supposedly works to cover up the red stuff, either. All it's ever done for me is make green spots on top of my, ahem, blemishes...

I also own way too much makeup, especially for someone who wears it maybe four times a year, tops. (These days - in my youth, when I had much less need for it, I slathered it on with a trowel. Hey, it was Jersey in the 80s, totally in fashion...........)

These days, I'd be lucky to resemble Picasso, but I tend to wind up looking much more Dali or Munch!

tam said...

Oh my Gosh Nikki-I just want to thank you! LOL- for making me feel normal! You are a brave girl to do that post and... I am glad you got your cosmetics so beautifully organized too!
Wishing You and Your Family a Very Merry Christmas!
~Smiles~Tam!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I loved learning about your addiction. Now tell us, what products do you love and can't live without?

Lee Laurie said...

My makeup drawer needs a makeover! I love my make up too! My daughter goes through it sometimes and borrows some! I have to replenish it often. I have a perfume addiction too! Isn't is great to be female?!

Tiffany said...

I too am a makeup whore. I absolutely LOVE it. I have a giant bag of all kinds of stuff that I never wear. And I'm always looking for the perfect mascara. If you find it let me know. I'm off to go roll around on my bed with all my makeup. LOL

Andrea said...

LOL I totally know what you mean about saving nublets for a makeup famine. It could happen, right?

jill jill bo bill said...

I am a Make Up Ho as well. I knew I loved you...And I love Clinique mascara with a passion.

Lo said...

Makeup junkie too! It's because I can never resist spending money before I save up for something expensive...say a great pair of shoes. Instead I blow all my money on philosophy. Amazing Grace smells REALLY good! Finally back online and after I do some minor file extraction I'll be back and rollin'. Merry Christmas Girl! (((BIG SQUEEZE)))

Heather said...

I think it may be time to get rid of the eyelash brush, lol! I think it is time I go shopping for make-up since i aonly have a make-up bag and not a drawer.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Nikki, This was a fun thing to learn about you. I really love my girlie stuff. But, I tell you. You have me beat by far!! I use those little white plastic baskets in my bathrooms and kitchen. I love them. I never have to straighten my drawers. I do have to take things out of them and clean them every once in awhile. Do you have as many lotions and perfumes as you do make-up?? I would think you could be a consultant for Clinique!!
Hugs, Terrie

Happy To Be said...

Girl you are too funny...but you know when I was younger I had a makeup bag I could carry in my purse and now I need a streamer trunk to hold it all in..and girl I have more make up than you haha!! and I bet you look better than me...hope you have a safe and blessed Christmas..hugs and smiles Gloria

Laura said...

I love all things girlie, make up the most! I have to purge once a year or mine is overflowing! I am especially partial to eye makeup. Have a Merry Christmas!

Laura :)

Becky said...

BIG makeup junkie here!!!! Girl, I love that you have nublets everywhere. ME TOO!!! LOL!!! I also love that you wear Maybelline GREAT Lash! It's the only brand I have EVER worn!! Oh, how I love that stuff!

Ma'dame French said...

Oh I thought i was the only one with this secret~~~your drawer looks good compared to mine and despite how hard I try Heidi continues to elude me ( that bitch) ooops! Hugs French;)

tara @ kidz said...

LOL! My makeup drawers end up almost exactly like this, even though I clean/organize them about twice a year! So funny. I have never seen an eye gouger like that.... very cool, I want one! Ya just never know when you'll need to poke someone's eyes out!

KC Mom said...

Those niblets are like food storage dont cha know!

jeanne said...

Nikki, it was so reassuring to see that you are normal. My makeup drawer is a hazard to my face. Some of that stuff is outdated since heaven knows when. I can assure you I would never think all that stuff would be entertaining. I would be wrong. I was mesmerized to say the least. I am now reminded of the $90.00 I spent to make myself look like a gorgeous babe that was supposed to be close to my age. All lies, no one selling makeup is my age. LOL. thanks for the chuckle. We women do love our makeup.

Thank you again for your kind comment about Babette. My dh has been looking at photos for days and he wanted me to post them. It was hard but I am glad I did. Now maybe we can finally say goodbye to our furball. We have to let her go.


Hugs...Jeanne

lvroftiques said...

Hahaha!! Amateur!!*winks* Naw I'm just kiddin' ya! Always wanted to say that! Lol! But I do have just as much makeup as you! And why? When I KNOW that no amount of the glop is going to really help! And I'd probably be better off savin' for some PS (that's plastic surgery for those in the need...ahem I mean in the know)And I could afford it too if only I hadn't bought all that dang makeup in pretty packages.... Vanna

Eudea-Mamia said...

Spackle? Who the hell names their make up product spackle?

Must have been a man.

And all those lipsticks - I have the same collection. Funny thing is, I always buy the same shade - never fails. Estee Lauder might call it peony or Clinique calls it grapefuit, but it's still that same damn shade of brownish pink.

Way to kick off the new year by getting organized! I'm inspired.

Em

P.S. LOVE the finish on your drawers. And where do you find those songs?

Meadowsweet Days said...

Nikki,
One question, who are you and how did you get a pictures of my drawers? hehe! My drawers are exactly the same (not the organized one!) You're just braver than most and you admit it! Three cheers for you! :)
We're normal after all! :)

Carol

Susancnw said...

Check out Paula Begoun for mascara suggestions. I'm trying to find L'Oreal H.I.P. in brown/black...so far all I can find is black!

TinaTx said...

Okay - I don't have quite the make-up fettish you do (and mine has to be fragrance free so that limits me too) - but those Clinique 'free gift with purchase' things, they suck me in every time. I mean really, how many of those little makeup bags does one girl really need? And I LOVE my heated eyelash curler! I'm on my third one. First one quit working for whatever reason (okay - I think I burned it up by forgetting to turn it off) the second one I dropped on its head and it didn't work after that so I got another one and I think I've about worn it out!

Shelia said...

Oh, Nikkiness, I love ya girly! This was a great post! I have me lots of this stuff too - even if it's the wrong color or doesn't do what it says it will - I can't toss it out! I know you're beautiful!! But you didn't show us your most made up face! Have a blessed evening, Most funny one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bridget said...

I need that eye gouger fast if I can find the bastard cop that gave me a ticket today just because I forgot to flip down the handicapped placard on my rearview mirror. Don't they have something better to do? As one of my dear friends said, Rat Bastards!
Anyway, back to makeup...does your heart palpitate when you walk into a Sephora store? I love all the lotions and potions and gobbledy goop. I have so many MUST haves in my collection that there isn't much room for new stuff. I used to be wildly addict to those "gift with purchase" collections but I've managed to wean myself off of them. I do more of my makeup shopping at Sephora now where I can get up close and sample everything first. Speaking of which, my four new tubes of "The Balm" Plump lipgloss from Sephora.com just arrived a few minutes ago (yes the UPS man is running late and earning a lot of overtime!)
I know when the makeup famine hits, you and I are going to survive quite nicely.

santamaker said...

Oh my, girl... I'm sorry I missed your visit to MY makeup drawer! I have the ALL the same stuff you do, except for the spackle. I have not tried it, didn't even know it existed! I will be out looking for it. So glad we're so close that you don't mind sharing your "dirty little secrets" with us. You know we won't tell anyone........LOL

Swirl Girl said...

It's good to see you have financed the Clinique sales reps facial reconstruction surgery...

I am a Bare Minerals girl...one bag, 4 jars and 2 brushes.

Laura said...

Make-up junkie - meet undereye cover queen! I have super dry skin, and have found the most wonderful stuff for you to try. Covergirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Compact - I use Ivory (105) since I'm paler than Casper the friendly ghost. It goes on smooth, spreads nicely, doesn't look like you have foundation on and you'll look radiant and age-defying at the same time!

Jan and Tom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh...way too funny!!! What a drawer-full of make-up!!!

My collection is VERY small...and I mean it! About 8 items, is all. LOL!!!

Midwest Mommy said...

LOL,OMG! You are so funny. Which one is a heated eye lash curler? I have never heard of that.

Deb said...

Lol!!!! Makeup Famine? How could there be with all that you have? LOL!!!! I just wish I could win an extreme makeover! Makeup is not doing the trick for me. Oh and your eyelash/eyebrow comb, all I can say is DANG! LOL!!!! Still love ya, girl! LOL!!! You're a hoot! Deb

cedwards55 said...

Spackle! That's what I'm missing. It couldn't hurt, right? Sephora calls my name on a regular basis. What's your favorite mascara (so far)? You are one brave woman Nikki! I'm quite impressed with your collection. Hope your Christmas stocking if filled to the brim with make up toys!
Carol

beth at aunties said...

LOL... Oh my heck, thanks for sharing!
We used to play switch it up at partys and change drawers around in the bathroom of our guest's home. ( Can you believe we'd still be invited back again and to other party's???)

I am sooo glad my guests have never done that to me. In my kitchen it would have been fine but not my bathroom.
It seems like my little white baskets can stay organized in my make up drawers for a week or so and then I just do not know what happens:) TOTAL HURRICANE! Too much stuff. I like my creams and potions too.
Maybe I will purge my after Christmas, and it can stay organized for a month or so...

Merry Christmas!

WheresMyAngels said...

I see you have the Clinque bonus addiction! But you haven't lived til you have the Lancome bonus addiction. Girl, you gotta get you some of that!

By the way, you know how much bacteria is in all that makeup if you keep it for too long? Food for thought!! lol

I'm loving that keychain! Not loving the thought of using something called Spackle on my face. That would remind me of the movie Death Becomes Her.

Michele said...

Wow. I love it when someone lets me rummage through their drawers. Makes me feel so much more normal. Now, I don't have that much makeup, but my closet would terrify you!

Tristan said...

oh.my.word....I have no words..lol!

Leslie said...

I'm tired of searching for the perfect mascara....I give up.

But I have started using anti-wrinkle creams for every part of my body. I woke up the other day and I had eye wrinkles....where the hell did those come from???? waaaaahhhhh!!!!

AJ said...

Well, I'm blaming you for my laugh lines that now require Spackle! Who knew such a product even existed?! I must get some. And if you figure out that ultimate mascara, let me know. I've been looking for about 25 years and have yet to find a decent one!!!! You are definitely a make-up ho!!

onlymehere said...

I am so out of the loop on this one. I haven't worn makeup in years. True story. When I was pregnant with Nicholas everything burned my skin and I had to quit wearing it or have puffy eyes and mascara running down my face all day. I tried it again years later when the kids were older but still couldn't wear it. Last time I tried it it kept disappearing out of my drawer and ending up in Brianna's. Believe it or not I don't own one skitch of makeup! Now you know another reason why I never have my picture taken! LOL!! Honestly I wish I could wear some coverup makeup but I've given up.

Pedaling said...

i just read this whole post and i just have one question:

girl, what did you have to drink before writing this?

Anne Fannie said...

Nikki, No your not getting old until you replace the Clinique with Merle Norman. Then you know you are getting old.

Cynthia said...

That is some serious make up. I may have you beat though if you count my 'supplies'. I make my own mineral make up and that means I have lots of cool junk- not all of it useable though.

Oh- and try Colossal Lash as it's supposed to be the bomb.

Gollum said...

I'll give you some dishes if you'll give me some Spackel, or spackle...whatever it is, I need it!
Hugs,
Gollum

Lilly's Life said...

I am a makeup artist and do you know you have more makeup than I do. This was a great post!!!! Just get a bigger storage space for them. I have a huge makeup case. Strangley, I wear maybe five products only.

Even though I know about makeup I also fall for cosmetic companies tricks (of course most of the brands are run by the same company).

I see you are a Clinique girl! Tell me are you like me - you get drawn in by their gifts?

I am willing to share my top ten makeup products if you are interested. For the over 40s which of course you would not be.

One thing most people dont know is that a lot of makeup should be thrown after a certain period. Like mascara, dont keep it more than 3 months. That is why the sample sizes in the free gifts are usually the perfect size!!

I must follow up on that spackle though....given you are causing us to have crows feet given all the laughing we do when we come here, you should be selling it on your blog.

Love your Christmas music!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas with lots of fun and great memories!

Bo said...

Nikki...you are so funny...I think all of those chemicals in your makeup has effected your brain...
Speaking of drawers...my "drawers" in my panty drawer needs some organization or discarding too! I want a cateye hook thingy...not that anyone would choose me to rape or whatever, but it would be just plain fun to wear.
Merry Christmas! ♥ Bo

Echo said...

Wow... you have such a big collection of beauty products!!

mbkatc230 said...

This was a scream, thanks for the laugh. You are a brave woman showing us your makeup drawer. My DH and I walked by a Sephora store the other day and he was just stunned - that's all makeup? He couldn't believe it. His comment was that if you needed that much stuff to look good it would be cheaper to go by Auto Zone and pick up some bondo lol! Wait til I tell him there is a face product called spackle, he's going to die. Kathy

MizFit said...

THIS POST IS SO FUN.

and you so ballsy :) I wonder if Id have the courage to bare mah drawers :)

LadyFi said...

Sooo funny! I do not wear make-up (ssshh.. that's our little secret) but I am obsessed big-time by earrings!

Rachael said...

That looks like fun stuff! I love make-up...can I come play in those drawers? I have a few things I can't part with and probably should before I grow some fungus on my lips or eyes!
I am actually a little over the top when it comes to lip gloss....love the stuff and I have to discipline myself not to buy it everytime I see one I like.
Also, Sephora is like a candy store to me...that place is fun for makeup lovers :-)

Quirkyloon said...

"the nublets. Those remains of makeup past"

This is too hilarious! ROFL!

And I need me one of those cat eye gougers!

You are so funny, I can always count on you to make me laugh...big time!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Lipsticks.... I have one of EVERY color, and two of some colors. They always get me while waiting in CVS for my prescription to be filled.... A girl can never have enough lipstick I'm tellin' ya. But it looks like you already got THAT memo. lol

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Picket said...

Oh my word girl!!! You got more "paint' than an auto body repair shop!!!!!! lol lol You could hold all my make-up in one hand seriously and my poor lipstick tube may get opened twice a year...but ohhh I do have some nublets! lol lol Now about that heated eyelash curler...lol hey I didn't see any Preparation H in there...I have heard of people using it on their face...they say it shrinks wrinkles...I'M NOT GONNA TRY IT...YOU TRY IT!!!! Merry Christmas to you & yours Nikki!

thedomesticfringe said...

I had no idea heated eyelash curlers existed. Thank you for enlightening me. That's a load of makeup. I now know where to turn for beauty advice.
Great Post!
-FringeGirl

dana wyzard said...

It's 7am and I'm here with my coffee. Groggy. Pissed because, well, It's 7am.

Then I come here. First place I come every day. Kinda like poking my eyes out with a sharp object, but I'm here.

ARE YOU FU**ING SERIOUS!!? The question is: DO THEY WORK?

I guess we all have an addiction, but God almighty, half of that stuff has expired. And the other half? You don't NEED IT!!

I've got: ONE mascara. TWO eyebrow pencils. ONE eyeshadow duo in PURPLE. I bought it and by God I'll use it even though it looks horrid. And one lipstick from CoverGirl that lasts all day. One tweezer for the chin hairs of great length. One foundation that accentuates said chin hairs.

That's it! And half the time I don't even wear them. Because I'm a natural beauty? Nah. If I put it on, I have to take it off eventually and I'm lazy.

Charli and me said...

LOL Well, I just had to run to my makeup drawer and count my lipsticks. I have eight so you sure have me beat. I used to think I had a lot of makeup but I told the hubby I just have to go out and buy more. Then I showed him all of yours LOL Now I can now buy my makeup without any guilt LOL Your drawer is much more organized then mine. I hope you have a lovely day.

tammy said...

The girls at the make-up counter must love to see you coming!

Twice as Nice said...

Keep on experimenting and the minute you find that facelift in a jar please let us know!! I'll buy a truck load from ya.

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh Nikki, you're a riot! And I didn't know they made heated eye lash curlers...I need one of them. Now I gotta go shopping again...darn!

And I need facelift in a jar too!

Hugz,
Michele

Smilingsal said...

Looks like some of it ended up in the trash, but isn't that the reason we put off organizing in the first place? Good job.

laurie said...

That is the question of the ages. Why do we keep those nublets? I have a lot of those and I am always wondering why I don't throw them away. Showing your makeup drawer to the world is no different than me showing my Christmas junk to the world! There are people who are shocked by your makeup collection, but probably more people who are shocked by my Santa collection! Have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Dude--you got issues! LOL!

Justine said...

Holy shit woman, you've got issues! Call in the men in the white lab coats. NO! Not the chemists who are making your makeup. The guys who will tie you up and lead you to a padded, makeup-less room! No one needs that much makeup. And you do realize that the stuff goes bad, right? I mean, you might make up your face one day and 15 minutes later be blind from contaminated mascara! Btw... throw out the Great Lash. Cover Girl (another cheapo brand) makes the BEST mascara I've found. I just don't remember what it's called, and even though my makeup case is only 3 feet away, I'm too lazy to look. It comes in a bright orange tube though. Okay spackle. Look, anything that makes you face scrapable has got to go!
But, at least this post forced you to reorganize... and don't think I don't know you had paper towel and Windex outside of the pics too. There's no way your tubes were looking that shiny after being in that drawer! LOL

Justine :o )

Amy said...

I use way more makeup now than I did when I was younger. I guess we need to hide more the older we get.

I do keep mine contained to a makeup bag tho.I've got nuthin on you :)

French Fancy said...

Nikki - you've got more make-up than Harrods make-hall. I've never seen anything like it. But how great to have such a thorough collection. I hardly wear any(I need it but I'm lazy).I darken my eyebrows, a slick of eyeliner, some base and atouch of lipstick and blusher and I'm good to go - two minutes flat.

ko said...

wow! that is hillarious! Can I borrow some...I have like NO MAKE UP! 1 face thing, one mascara, on eye shadow, one lipstick and one blush! You crack me up!!!! Ihave always wanted to try that stuff that makes you GLOW......Love ya CHICKY

hellosweetworld said...

Now that's some makeup. If i ever use any, now i know where to go for help!

squawmama said...

OMG!!! I know for sure we are sisters now... My make up drawer is just the same as yours... LOADED with all the things that claim to make me more beautiful or younger... I cannot resist any of them... I read the ads in the magazines and next thing you know I am out hunting for it... Or here's one that gets me at every makeup counter in existence today... Free gift with purchase...LOL LOL Oh girlfriend I am all over that one... or buy one get one... that too draws my eye right to it... Sooooo let’s talk makeup brushes and applicators... LOVE them... don't they just feel so wonderful on your face... I feel they are like a magic wand... especially the BIG fluffy one I use last.... I just know after I sweep it across my face I will instantly look like a Movie Star.... but atlas no... I don't
Have a great day... Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

squawmama said...

Oh yes... I was a little worried when you asked if I wanted to peek at you drawers.... SO relieved was I when I saw the make up....LOL LOL

Love ya
Sis

Darlene said...

Ok I am having to laugh at all of this! I don't have a make-up obsession but my mother does! She has drawers and drawers just like you do. Actually she could have written your post! Too FUNNY!! I am going to have to take a dump truck (to get rid of a lot of it) to all her make-up drawers when they move to Oklahoma!

Nancy said...

Nikki, You would laugh at my make up....I don't use much...but I do use way more then I use to. I really need to get some of that spackle!!!! LOL
I don't think I will be around much the next week or so....so I want to wish You a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! Blessings to you!!! Nancy

Carolynn said...

I never know quite what I'm gonna get when I stop by for a visit, but I do know I'm gonna love it.

I have a few 'extras' lying around, but for the most part, my obsessions do not lean toward makeup. I've always considered myself make-up savvy, but I can honestly say, I have never heard of a heated eyelash curler....lol!

I'm sure you marvelous, daaarling, under all that spackle. ;o)

Lisa said...

In regard to the lipstick, it is not your fault. While you are sleeping, The Clinique lipsticks mate. In the morning, babies are born, full-size tubes, but newborns, none the less. I know, this is not a well-known fact. Trust me, though, it is true.

Marrdy said...

Holy Kats!! Look at all that Clinique. Now, you have to adopt me so you can share all that lovely stuff.

Anonymous said...

Oh Nikki, I have a drawer that looks like that too. WHY ???

I just cleaned out some of my STUFF, I am very good about mascara though, you can't keep that too long it does have a shelf life !!

I LOVE makeup and never leave the house without it...don't want to scare anyone lol !!!

Rhoda did a post on "whats your fave beauty tip" a while back... she got some great suggestions !! So there are a lot of us gals out there !!

Thanks Nikki another great post !!!

And thanks for your kind words about my daughter, she is a beauty inside and out !!!

Merry Christmas,
Kathy :)

Tracey said...

LOL!!! The eye gouger and the toothless eyelash comb......you are so funny, hey maybe they have an group for makeup-a-holics!!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Nikki I'm just popping in..... I'll be back to read every line of this post!~ I just have to hear you explain having so much make up! lol!!!

Lisa Loo said...

Heeey Picasso!!!! I don't know about anyone else (i don't have time at the moment to read 79 posts) but I am desperately needing to see the finished product!! AAAAHHHHH--the suspense is killing me! I guess this is where I am deeply ashamed and admit that I wear No makeup anymore--unless I'm on stage. I have come to terms with the fact that only stage make up can fix my problems--

Love your post!! Merry Christmas!!!

tiburon said...

How have I never been to your blog before?!

I am here. I am in love. And I am not leaving.

Let the stalking begin!

Ally said...

Never got into the whole makeup thing. Thats a pretty neat collection, I bet those stores love you! =)

Frippery said...

Hilarious. You have obviously hit a nerve with all the comments.I too purchase new makeup constantly, hoping for a miracle. I recently unloaded a drawerful and I am trying to minimize. I have been wanting to try Spackle for a while. I will pick some up this week. Those magnifying mirrors are scary but if I can look passable in one of them I figure no one else is gonna get close enough to see the scary stuff. 'Cept my hubby and he already likes me. Pam

Linda said...

OMgosh - girl - I thought I was bad! I purged when I quit working though. It felt so good!! And quitting work is how it all gets done around here - LOL!! I am slower than I used to be so I need all the time I can get!!

From my home to yours, I want to send you a special Merry Christmas wish and thank you for welcoming me into your world through your blog. I have so enjoyed it! hugs, Linda

Bobbi Jo said...

WOW! That is a lot of make-up and such. I thought I had a lot.
It is so true that the lifters, smoother and such products seem to multiply as we get a little more mature. Dang it that means I am getting mature.Sniff sniff
I lover your post and great job organizing. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

meg said...

I'm so proud of you- admitting the addiction is the first step in recovery ;-)
That is a serious amount of lipstick :-O

Big Hair Envy said...

OMG!! Where can I buy some of that EYE SPACKLE?????

Your makeup situation doesn't shock me one bit. I have a teenager who is going to be YOU when she grows up. True story.

Preston said...

I am so glad you managed to clean up your make-up drawer(s). But I refuse to show my sock and underwear drawers! They're even scarier.

Anyway, I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very happy, make-up organized New Year!

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... you've got quite a collection... you could open a store... hmmmm... it might have to be unused... hmmmm
I've never had an addiction to makeup... but nail polishes... ooooooh baby!
I used to use a lot of that green tinge to hide the red, but thanks to laser procedures... my skin colour has gotten even and the redness is going too... I only get a touch up here and there... FAB! It's not bad for a couple lines that have popped up... sigh!
Thanks for sharing! You NEVER disappoint!

Michelle said...

Wow, that is a serious make up collection. The kitty eye poker outer....scary!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Nikki......oh and I am asking Santa to bring you a new eyelash brush. :)

jeanne said...

Hi Nikki, My hubby new that Gators are festive. He is a Gator down to his toes. Lol. He makes me crazy but I did make him laugh with my little vignette of gators.

The make up song is cracking me up. I didn't hear it yesterday as my sound was off. where did you find that song? So perfect for your post. Your ideas for entertaining us is unlimited. You go girl, We bloggers are loving you.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

jeanne said...

Oops!!!knew. Lol. I hate errors. sigh.

Jeanne

salmagundi said...

I haven't owned this much makeup in my life time - and it shows! What you see is what you get with me. The older I get, the more I realize I should have paid more attention in the make-up department (I was always in the dish department at the stores!!) Merry Christmas to All! Sally

Yaya said...

That's a lot of freaking make up! I thought I was bad!

Once a year my Mary Kay consultant runs a special where we get a discount on new makeup when we 'hand over' our old makeup!

LuLu said...

LOL that was great, just what I needed! It looks organized to me too know!!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awesome! Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! L♥ve and Hugs :) Shauna

Kristens Creations said...

You made me laugh outloud again!! I'm 35 and am starting to collect more and more of those coverups, wrinkle creams, fillers, etc. I think I'm ready for the spackle! I need to clean out my drawer too. Have a Merry Christmas!! Kristen

GaleForceOne said...

Lol..I knew you had alot of make-up but what I DIDN"T realize is that you had THAT MUCH MAKEUP!!

GOOD GOLLY WOMAN!! CONTROL YOURSELF lol

imjacobsmom said...

I see your a sucker for the Clinique free gift with purchase, too. I think that I have at least 15 tubes of lipstick and poofy brushes, too. Then I was a sucker for the bare minerals, then the bare minerals wannabe from Sam's Club, It's never ending - the real hot one is I wear a mask at work so I pretty much take it off with the mask after the first patient. Oh well....If I don't see you before Christmas hope yours is Merry! ~ Robyn

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

You crack me up! It's not even the new year yet and you are organizing away! Wow!

OK, this is one of the problems...Clinique Bonus Days! I see it in your photos and in my drawers! All those free things that might not be just right, but you can't just throw them away!

Then they always have their new items that will make your skin softer, smoother, keep your skin from cracking...whatever! I fall for it!

Congratulations on organizing your make up!

Michaela said...

Eyeshadow is my downfall - love it and hardly ever wear it - heck I hardly ever wear any makeup lately.
I'm also glad I'm not the only one with the green stick(almost used it as lip gloss today - it was in my purse), it's never worked for me though- only turned red to green, which the cover-up had to then fix!!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Oiy vey! For someone who only has TWO LIPS that sure is a lot of lipstick! *lol* The spackle cracked me up. I think I need to get some of that! And maybe some caulking for the crows feet...fill those bad boys up!

Mc Allen said...

hmm, well after 101 comments I pretty sure you might have already gotten similar comments, but Im gonna post anyway!! so many things occur to me... first, was it your intention to try and disuade us from being like you" a make up guru'? if so you failed, I have never wanted make up more in my enire life- my hubbs says thanks!
2nd,what the heck is spakle? I just love your posts, you neva know what your gonna get!! ♥ LA

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Nikki, You and my daughter should be friends! LOL! She is a makeup junkie too! Walk in a store, and she heads to the cosmetic counter first! And Ulta is a dream land for her! :)

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and Blessed Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Anna Lefler said...

Go, Nikkicrumpet! I'm right there with ya on the war paint.

If it's good enough for Liz Taylor, it's good enough for us, right?

YES.

Merry Christmas, gorgeous!

XO

Anna

~♥~ Monica S said...

Merry Christmas!!

Monica

Jessica said...

Okay, I'm obsessed w/the spackle, I'm so getting some...lol. On my 35th b-day ( a few months ago. ) I went shopping for more Oil of Olay anti wrinkle, aging, firming, line filler....stuff. Where are these lines on my forehead coming from....uuugggghhhh! :)

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs~ J

ann said...

AND NOW WE KNOW.HA.MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOUR HOME FROM OURS.HEY,YOU THINK THERE REALLY COULD BE A MAKE-UP FAMINE?...ANN

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You are an absolute scream..I laughed and laughed..
Merry Christmas!!
hugs ~lynne~

amy said...

Merry Christmas...what a huge collection you have in there. Lots to play around...LOL!

amiable amy said...

Aside from cleaning your drawer, you also did a bloglist update ? Huhuhu! Sob...sob...sob...

Michael said...

I think Jay and I can rival your mascara collection with hair product, lol :)

tardevil said...

Here's a news flash, I don't think age rewind stuff works to well either - judging from my own experience....perhaps it's really fast forwarding. Hmmm....

trogblog said...

I have to confess, I was both confused and frightened through most of that post. But the cat keychain was pretty cool

Queenie Jeannie said...

Seriously fun trip!!!!

I'm a junkie too, so I'm letting in on a great "secret"...

www.beautyblisscosmetics.com

It.Is.Da.Bomb!

And! You can get a sample of ANYTHING for $1.25 and we're talking a month's worth sorta sample here, not one time use! You will never use any other foundation again!!

And no, it's not my company or anything, I just love it!

The Muse said...

Confession: No makeup for me...LOL
This blog post is a riot!

Alice said...

You are too crazy, girl!!! I'm dieing here laughing! All you need for your makeup tool kit is some duck tape (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) - you can use duck tape for everything. I'm glad your secret is now out in the open. So, how much makeup did you get for Christmas?

Tulsi said...

This is to great. My daughter's drawer looks like this. I'll admit I have to have a tidy area. I have planners to put my things in and don't go beyond that or throw it out. I bet you feel more youthful with a tidy drawer!!

Penny said...

I thought I was the only product junkie?
I feel better, now
Just found your blog>
I have enjoyed my visit.
Your Dogs are adorable!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

A kindred spirit! I heart the products!! Lipstick? a girl can never have too many. At one time I was carrying 32 different shades in my purse at one time.....

 

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