Okay, I know, I know: those of you whose cosmetic consumption is limited to an occasional swipe of chapstick wish I'd give the whole makeup thing a rest already. And I will, I promise, but right now there's still some unfinished business that needs to be addressed, namely that cosmetic organizer that sent me to the emergency room back in April. Those of you who've been following the Quest know what I mean; for newbies to the Quest, suffice to say I had a little accident while attempting to make my own drawer organizer. I'm not going to post a link to that post because I got scolded by my Dad for posting gross-out pictures and he had a point: that's not what the Quest is about. But I just couldn't let the whole make-up organizer thing go without a fight. And so that's one of the summertime projects I decided to tackle this week.
Meanwhile, there are so very many cosmetic topics that never got addressed during the first cosmetic week: the organizing potential of those freebie "gift with purchase" bags for all kinds of stuff, not just makeup; how to remove mascara stains, which believe me, is no easy task; corner-cutting tips for your morning routine and ideas on (safely and hygienically) getting extra mileage out makeup, as well as how to turn cosmetic purchasing mistakes into new favorites.