Yesterday Rojo took it upon himself to clean my beauty counter. Living in the wild side, he wasssss. I was quite pleased of course, since I have had the busiest week so far. He asked something like "why do you have this and this and this here? it is not makeup!"; which got me thinking about some of the alien tools I keep in the makeup area; and thought I would share it with you.
So which are my alien tools?
I have two of them. One, bigger; for boiled water; which I switch about once a week. I keep this one next to the hair tools; and use to spruce up in between blow dries, or to reactivate heat styling products. A time saver.
The second one is a smaller version that holds whichever toner I am currently using (remember I use toner instead of water to activate my pancake makeup); so I keep the actual toner bottle out of sight.
Now now.... don't 'look' at me like that. These babies are my best found alternative to "blotting tissues". I just refuse to pay money for blotting paper. Will not do it. I must say that I "borrow" these napkins from my local Starbux --- if you are a MUA member, you can see they rank high on the blotting scale.
Stop and hail the mother (how apropos) of all versatility. I love them so much that I actually made an entire post about them; but suffice to say I use them to clean both my face, the counter, excess from the brushes, etc.
Chewing Gum and Altoids
I am a fresh mouth freak. If I counted, I can say I brush my teeth way too many times a day. but when it is time to rush rush rush, I pop in a chewing gum and off I go. Or a mint, or candy. Rojo is partial to Cinnamon Altoids flavored kissessssssss.... yum yum yum.
How about you? Do you keep anything handy that is really not makeup but helps you with your artistry? Do tell. And while you are checking that out; remember my tips to keep your Beauty Sanctuary clean and nice.