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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Clutter Control: 6/30/11

A long while back, I guess about two months ago, I went to the outlets in Mercedes which is about 30 minutes from where I live. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, just an outing with my sisters and our mom.

I was passing a fragrance outlet store when something caught my eye. They had a table displayed with makeup in the window. I could of sworn the nail polish bottles were NYX. Granted, this was before I had ever seen NYX products in person and I had just placed my first ever NYX order online just days before.

My sister asked if I wanted to go see and I said yes, of course. And it was NYX. They were having a huge sale on NYX. The sales woman could see my excitement and brought over a little basket for all the goodies I was grabbing. I ended up with 3 nail polishes, 3 lip glosses, 2 lipsticks, and 2 eyeshadow singles. I believe the sale was 5 for $9.99. (I forgot to do a haul post on these. I'll try and get around to that soon.)

When I was heading to the register to pay, the sales woman told me that she had some eyeshadows in the back for $1.00 and told me to wait. So I did.

She came out with 3 different palettes. One held NYX eyeshadow singles, one held NYX eyeshadow trios, and the other one held NYX blushes. I'm an eyeshadow person so I was studying the single shadows looking at which ones I wanted. Then she proceeds to tell me that the whole palette was $1.00! What the what??

The palettes she brought out were the ones they put on display and because the store was no longer going to carry NYX (hence the great sale) they were getting rid of the testers as well. I was really excited. So, of course, I bought them all. Even if they were testers, I'd clean them up!

OK, now I'm finally getting to the point of this post. I needed to clean up the palettes and the pans were no longer sticking to the palette anymore. I want to get a Z Palette or something like that but for now, I'll have to keep them the way they came. This is just a quick fix.

Items I need to do this project.
NYX Eyeshadow Trio: $3.00
NYX Eyeshadow Singles: $1.00
NYX Blushes: $3.00
Double-sided tape
Alcohol (not pictured)
Felt (not pictured)
Wet rag (not pictured)
NYX Blusher Tester for $3.00

Turn palette over upside down with the lid still on.

Remove the black plastic palette.

All dirty. I am very anal with my makeup.
It has to be clean!

Clean the palette with a wet rag.

I cleaned the backs of the pans too.
Be careful not to mix up the pans because they are in order.

Get some alcohol and a piece of felt.

Wipe down the backs of the pans and the palette.

Add a piece of double-sided tape.

Remove the backing.

Stick back on to the palette.

Now I used the Sharpie to write the names on the labels.
Each blush had a number underneath it so I looked up
the names online using these numbers.

I stuck the labels to the back of the palette.

Repeat the process for the eyeshadow trios...

...and the eyeshadow singles.
Even though I had to do this and the fact that some of these items were used while others were broken, for the price, I'm not going to complain. The blushes were more beat up than the rest while the eyeshadow singles looked practically brand new. I just know I got an awesome deal. I spent $7.00 for 12 blushes and 59 eyeshadows. I'm really happy!

While each palette had the number stuck on to a corresponding eyeshadow/blush, I don't know if they are all correct. I compared them to the ones online and some are wrong for a fact! And some I just couldn't find anything that resembled it. So...yeah....

I'm going to need help from all of you that are more familiar with NYX because I certainly am not. I will do a future post enlarging the eyeshadows and blushes so that you can tell me if they are correct or not.

Will you help me, please?

Luv & Luk,


  1. I really like the makeup display. ^_^

  2. Ooh I really like how you organized everything!

  3. @KawaiiBarbie, thank you! :)

    @Vintage Makeup, thanks. I tried to make it look cleaner and well, more organized. LOL. What can I say? Mission accomplished. This will work for now :)

  4. OMG THat is AMAZING Wish things like that happened here . YOu got some great stuff! OH Man I want them all!!!! ha ha Enjoy it girly!!!!

  5. @Cathy, LOL, things like that NEVER happen to me! I was just lucky that day. I was at the right place at the right time. The sales lady said that those were the last one because, of course, all the associates bought the better ones first! I'm just happy I got my little paws on these!

  6. You got an amazing deal, Lucky. lol. You did a great job cleaning everything up. It likes like new. Everything looks awesome girl. :)

  7. Wow how creative! I love how you organized everything :)

    Also, I don't know how I wasn't following your blog until now. I've literally looked at it a TON of times and follow you on twitter and was so confused when it wasn't on my blogroll. Yay!

  8. @Purple Eye Diamond, LOL. It was a great day! I'm so glad I was there when I was. I was really lucky. :)

    @frugalspender19, thanks. I always want my makeup clean. When I'm done doing my makeup and there's little eyeshadow dust everywhere, I have to clean it up. I clean my makeup all the time, it's weird actually. LOL. :)

    @Whitney, Thank you! I try to be as organized as possible. I love organization! I'm so happy that you are following now. I've been following you for quite some time now and on Twitter so it means a lot to me that you like me enough to follow! I'm so happy! :)

  9. OMG thats awesome!!! Mercedes has an outlet store now? Nice! When I was living in the Valley they never had stuff like that now that I dont live there...theres tons of stuff LOL! I love your haul and enjoy my friend!

  10. @Priscilla, yes, there's an outlet mall in Mercedes now! It's really nice, very pretty. I believe it's over 120 stores. Not positive. We even have a CCO--Cosmetic Company Outlet, right? LOL. I'm still surprised I got this stuff at the price I did. For once I got a break! LOL. Thanks, my friend, I will enjoy for sure!

  11. omgodd girl thats soo much nyx stuff....i'm actually so jealous haha!!

  12. @Alma, LOL. Not bad, right! I lucked out, girlie! And this was my first time buying NYX so I was super duper excited :) Thanks for stopping by!!

  13. That's awesome! I'm glad you did a post on this! :) I would have NEVER thought of it! Thanks!

  14. @Elsie, thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like sharing ideas with you all. Hope it comes in handy for you :)


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