Thursday, January 24, 2008

Organize those lipsticks!

Hi bellas,

So like i've mentioned before...I've been trying not to get myself in trouble with more makeup debt...I think a lot of you agree with me on that the meanwhile, I need to get my makeup collection posted.

However, I've been having problems. I tried doing a video and laying all my items on the bed but it looked crazy! Then I tried taking pictures but since I was standing over my bed it had creepy shadows on them, lol. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Meanwhile, I'm trying to get organized. I know sometimes I get overwhelmed by all this makeup and it drives me crazy when things look cluttered. Right now I have my makeup in those plastic drawer containers from wal-mart. Have any of you run into the problem of sorting through lipsticks...getting frustrated having to open every lipstick because they all look the same?!? I saw a little storage solution at the container store. I think i'm going to check it out during my lunch break. I heard about this on specktra. You place your lipsticks upside down so you can see the label. The only problem is that the MAC lipsticks have a round cover so it might be wobbly. Others also mention they've taken swatches and somehow put them on the lipsticks? I'm going to have to experiment to find my perfect storage solution.
Here's a pic, it holds 24 lipsticks (I might put my glosses in here too) and it's only $7.99:

While I'm there I'll also check out some other organizing opportunities...I don't know why but I love organizing stuff, lol. It's the OCD side of me.

On another note, tonight I'll post a video with my new traincase and how I've been labeling my eyeshadow palettes. Hopefully my internet doesn't act all crazy so I can get this uploaded once and for all. I'm also still editing my hot hepcat look...that video has been giving me problems! I'm aiming to have it up by Monday. I think it's because I always do a full face in my video and usually have to edit out 20 minutes of stuff to make the video the required 10 minutes for you tube. Sometimes I think maybe I'll just do the one eye like everybody else because video editing is dominating my evenings. Or I might just cut out talking and do the speed up feature and voiceover. I'm still experimenting with what works best.

What kind of videos do you guys prefer? Subtitles, voiceover, talking while applying? Let me know so I can get a feel of what I should put out there.

On that to the container store...

Ciao bellas!


Vanessa said...

I agree with you too about the Fafi collection, they look pretty (packaging and all), but who knows if they will live up to my expectations. I just might come out with a lipstick, lipgloss, and/or a paintpot. The quads don't look all that great in the pictures so I have to swatch 'em. And I am thinking about getting a fafinette doll too!

Mrs. Lynne said...

Hey sis. For your collection I would try laying them out on the floor instead of the bed because the bed could create more shadow since its soft. Then if you can get a short stool or chair, stand/kneel on it to take an aerial picture of your stash. Depending where your light source is, you should not have any shadows :)

Are you sure you're not a Virgo? Because I'm very OCD on organization. I'm actually surprised I haven't spreadsheeted my stuff yet, lol.

Anyways, I think that voice over is better for your videos because you can be more descriptive in your words vs. having to read long subtitles to get the point across. Plus you can put more emphasis with your voice instead of CAPS, hah.

Have a great day sis!

d0rksta said...

Hello RenRen! Do you have a tripod? maybe you could use that to take pics of your makeup. And I think you should create videos with one eye and talking because it's easier to explain.

I'm about to add you to my links section (:

mayaari said...

I love going to the Container Store - it's so difficult to walk out of there without buying something, ya know? For your collection, Lynne's suggestion of laying it out on the floor is a good idea, maybe laying a white/off white towel or something underneath as well. as long as you have a good enough light source there shouldn't be too many shadows.

Ethereal Prey said...

haa haa! I have tagged you! :)

mandilicious said...

hey!..i read your blog and watch your videos too!..yay!..i don't mind at all..:)i would link you too, however, i'm a loser and i don't know how..:) i don't even know how to pimp my blog.. :( can you teach me how?..hehe..and yezur, FILIPINO- represent!:) i think blogger is dominated mostly by Filipinos. if not, by Asian ladies..hehe..


oh hun, a $250 budget on fafi?? i think not. just the paint pots alone will cost a tad bit. i wanna cry so bad because i was gonna put $500 away with this paycheck that i got today & guess what?? my job shorted my check $700 dollars :( i am so sick to the stomach right now.