Get Organized: Beauty Organizers and Trays

It’s time to get organized with beauty organizers and trays. I like the idea of an organization system that has hierarchy — making everything accessible and visually appealing. I have plenty of makeup bags of various sizes and styles for storage. Apart from being travel friendly, depending on the style of the bag, things seem to get lost at the bottom. Eyeliner tops come off, marking up the inside of the bag. I can’t get to my favorite NYX concealer because it rolled to the bottom during the journey down the hall.

Beauty Organizers and Trays

Thankfully there are plenty of organizers and trays for your at-home beauty needs. There’s bold and colorful, clear acrylic, wood, metal and everything in between to suit your style.

There are many items you can use to organize beauty products, tools and essentials. A vase or cute toothbrush holder can be converted into storage for makeup brushes. You can also re-purpose kitchen organizers, like spice racks and drawer organizers, for your beauty needs. Breakfast and serving trays make wonderful vanity trays.

Feeling a little crafty? You can make a tiered makeup tray on the cheap with dollar store goodies.

When you’re not in DIY, Pinterest generating mood, many stores, like Bed, Bath & Beyond, offer organizers and trays specific to beauty and makeup storage.



Simple Luxe Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is filled with love, good food and delight. I call this Thanksgiving Table set Simple Luxe. The fresh and simple is reflected in the white handcrafted Maison Versailles Blanc plates, classic serveware and crystal stemware. Purple is considered a royal color, which adds an element of luxury to the table setting.

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Elegant Thanksgiving Table

Here’s a little sweet Thanksgiving Table Decor inspiration. It’s all elegant with lots of metallics!

Elegant Thanksgiving Table - Model Me

Lomographic Influence

There are plenty of reasons to rave over analog cameras. Some people call them toy cameras, but they were on the scene before DSLR and camera phones turned the masses into photographers. Analog cameras added “filters” and effects to photographs before Instagram.

The lomography photographic lifestyle is fueled by the Lomographic Society International and passionate artists of every kind — from the professional and hobbyist, to the friend who shows up at every event with a camera.

Photo Courtesy: Photo Vide

Photo Courtesy: Photo Vide

The results you get from lomographic film photography can be categorized as unexpected amazement. You don’t necessarily choose your effects, you’re surprised by them. Light leaks are acceptable. Blurred images are common, but the photos are colorful and unique. The principle behind lomography is there are no rules —  just shoot without being bound by photographic techniques. Picture a kid with a camera. It’s fun and creative!

If interested, has a beginner guide, interactive community and shop that are worth checking out.

I curated items in the Lomographic Influence set based on the striped colors of the La Sardina St. Tropez Graniers 35mm Wide-Angle Camera found in the lomograpy shop.


1.BOO AND BOO FACTORY Geometric Neon Earrings

2. MODELCO Fat Lash Mascara

3. VALENTINO Rockstud Striped Camera Bag

4. JANE COSMETICS 5-Piece Pro Artistry Brush Set

5. LA SARDINA St. Tropez Graniers 35mm Wide-Angle Camera

6. MODCLOTH Just a Jaunt Flat

7. FOREVER 21 Color Cascade Lacquered Bangle Set

8. DAVID YURMAN Exotic Essence Perfume

Dorm Room Style: College Girl, Go Pink!

Hey, college girl! This set is for you! It’s dorm life at its best. Pink. Stylish. Fresh. Fun. This set features signature dorm decor goodies from Victoria’s Secret.

Dorm Room Style: College Girl, Go Pink!

Kate Spade: Office & School Chic

A fresh school year is drawing near. It’s back to school and back to college! For the girly, yet sophisticated, Kate Spade offers a chic assortment of office and school supplies. This set features gold dots and pink.  Please take note of the phrases on the pencil set. You’ll make a polished statement with expressions such as, so well composed and in a manner of speaking. Enjoy!

Kate Spade: Office & School Chic {Gold Dots}

Art Expression: My Beloved, Come Away

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My Beloved, Come Away

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Art Expression: Be Free, Beautiful

 The Yoke of Bondage Mars Your Beauty - ModelMeGirl

If you created a list of the different things that mar a girl’s beauty, where would you begin your countdown? I would list 6 Things That Mar a Girl’s Beauty. Why six? Because it’s an imperfect number, just one digit shy of 7—God’s perfect number. Something marred is far from perfect.

Number 6 – The Yoke of Bondage

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Somewhere along the way, those of us who have experienced the salvation of Jesus Christ, forget we are free indeed. Old habits creep in. So do old friends who mean us no good, exes, and the old way of looking at the world. We hold tainted perspectives dear to our hearts. We forget we are a new creature. Family and friends who do not understand our newness in Christ plead with us to attempt to make us feel sorry and ashamed for being saved with, “I miss the old you. I miss how you used to be.”

Boo hoo. She doesn’t live here anymore. In fact, ladies, our response should be, “The old me is dead to sin.” Those of us who are weak, fall for it, and try to please the flesh of man by conforming to the ways of the world; taking up idolatry, and holding onto man-made doctrines, just to get accepted by people who don’t like the image of Christ shining from within us.

Enter the yoke of bondage.

And then there’s doctrinal errors that we will spill blood over. The doctrines of devils— things we are fed and taught, that is not of the Word of God. Man’s opinion preached as salvation—who are too high-minded to admit they are wrong in their teaching. Who believe that by putting more on you than God, they are somehow “protecting” you, or that you are showing how saved you are, when indeed it is nothing but control. Being lords over God’s heritage, as though the people of God belong to them and not to Christ.

We end up following man’s rules, traditions, ideas and opinions just for a little praise, out of ignorance, and failure to study the Word. As a result, we take on a Pharisee spirit and look down on others who do not conform to what our preacher told us. Never mind what the preacher said didn’t come from the Bible, or that it’s his own private interpretation, and not the revelation of the Holy Ghost. Or that those “rules” do not apply to his household. Just to yours and the rest of the church family. Can we spell out the word, H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E together?

Enter the yoke of bondage.

We put on a show. An image. A form of godliness, just to look more saved to people, but are so wayward and lost inside. We do not fool God. We become a slave to our own masquerade ball.

We forget that God gave us freedom. Not to do as we please, but to please Him; and the love and faithfulness to obey His Word—because we desire to, and we desire Him.

Why do we fall for the man-created system, which dupes us into thinking outward appearances and vain, self-glorying performances add value to the price of salvation?

“What will the “church” think if I…?”

What about, “What will God think if I…?” Do you see the bondage? Instead of being concerned about what God will think, say, or do, we focus on what people MAY think, say, or do. We become slaves to man, and begin to worship the opinions and praise of men.

Enter the yoke of bondage.

Sometimes we cannot contend for the faith like we should because we’re contending for man’s attention and approval. We cannot be about our Father’s business because we’re in everybody else’s; worrying what others think about our own. We don’t go to the Word of God or prayer when in trouble. We go to our friends first. If it isn’t about God, the “I cannot make it without you in my life” mentality is bondage.

Enter the yoke of bondage.

Any thing, person, idea, or rule that is imposed upon you that is not in agreement with what the Word of God tells you to do to be saved and stay saved, will attempt to place a yoke upon your neck that you cannot carry. You can become entangled, not realizing that you really are free. Once entangled, you become enslaved.

The yoke of bondage mars our beauty. It makes us ugly, because it confesses to God we do not have faith in Him alone—like we’re supposed to. We betray our hearts and Him by trying to do things to earn salvation, as if repentance, baptism in water in the name of Jesus, and receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues is not good enough (Acts 19:5-6). There must be more, we think. Because man said…

Are you free?

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Be free, beautiful. And while you’re free, use your liberty for good and not as license to sin to willfully abuse God’s goodness and grace. Yes, God gave us free will. And then He gave us freedom—only to those whom the Son, Jesus Christ, has made free. Were you MADE free?