Friday, 17 March 2017

Storage Secrets to Declutter Your Beauty Products *

You never know when you’ll wish you’d kept something. We've all had the experience of instantly wanting something as soon as we get rid of it. The answer is to the dilemma is to keep everything.

Here are some storage ideas to help keep your beauty collection organised and to hand.

Storing at Home for Easy Access

There’s nothing worse than rummaging through a jumbled collection for a particular item. Keeping things organised makes finding items quicker. Organised storage is also pleasing to look at, and that's part of the pleasure in collecting.

  • Use tiered cake stands, or spice racks, to display and store tubes, bottles or small pots.
  •  Keep beauty pencils like lip and eye liners in a standard pencil case or tin. These are also useful for other long, slim items like mascaras, brushes or applicators
  •  Use a desk tidy to keep long-handled brushes in good condition and all in one place.
  •  Use drawer inserts in dressing table drawers to help separate out items. Purpose made ones work very well, but you can also use cutlery containers to good effect.
  • Stand larger palettes of makeup colours in letter racks so you can easily flip through them for the one you want.

Extend Your Collection with Self Storage

Self storage is a brilliant way of keeping a large beauty collection in good condition. The rooms are dark, which helps beauty products last longer as they won’t dry out so fast. Perfumes keep their freshness better when they're stored out of direct light. The natural oils in lotions or other products won't separate, so they won't spoil as fast. The spaces are also dry, so you won’t get any excess moisture inside powders, which can ruin the texture.

Unless your collection is very big, you won't need an entire storage room. Happily, there are also storage lockers to rent, and these are ideal. Storage terms run from one week, so you're not tied into a long contract.

When putting beauty products into storage, package small items together so they’re easy to find. Label everything so items are easy to find. Transparent storage tubs are ideal. Close all lids tightly to prevent spills or drying out. Nail polishes are especially vulnerable, so check on their condition now and then.

Storage Secrets for Holidays

Choosing what to take and what to leave behind for a holiday can be tough. Clever packing can make room for more of a selection, so you don't have to choose:

  • Don’t take full-sized bottles. If you decant into smaller containers, you can use the space to increase the variety.
  • You don’t need much for weekends away. Use small containers like contact lens holders for small quantities of foundation or moisturiser.
  • Use pillboxes to carry earrings or rings. You could slice samples off lipsticks so you can take a variety of colours without packing the whole swivel compact.

Making the most of space and keeping things organised can be a challenge with beauty products. But, with a bit of creative thinking, you can organise even the biggest collection so it's neat and kept in good condition.

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Birmingham Leadership Convention - in photos

Hello, Hi, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao, Ola, Namaste ....

For anyone who maybe does not follow me on social media (why not!?) 
Here is my weekend at The Birmingham Leadership Convention - in photos.

Birmingham Leadership Convention.

Hello, Hi, Bonjour, Hola, Ciao, Ola, Namaste ....

Well, what a bloody weekend!!

As you may (or may not) know, I am a proud mentor and distributor for #MissionBTA (google the hash-tag) and this past weekend I ventured all the way to Birmingham with Laura, Gill and Sinead. 

The journey there was not bad at all, I think because we were full of so many different emotions, including excitement, nerves and my anxiety was defiantly present - we constantly spoke and it made the time fly. 

We arrived on the Friday, around lunchtime. 
We headed straight to The ICC (where we met the amazing Sinead) and checked in, before heading to Starbucks to grab some lunch. Then the fun begun ….

The Juice PLUS+ Company
Paul Jarvis (Chief Operating Oficer, The Juice PLUS+ Company EMEA)

Products That Make A Difference
Liza Pepple (Director of Product Innovation) 

Life-Changing Stories 
Lucy Wright (NMD) 
Salli Murray (QNMD) 
Laura Smith (QNMD) 
Gillian Hainey (QNMD)
Gemma Bullock (NMD) 

My Life Then, My Life Now
Hayley Bouchere (PMD) 

Inspirational Mums
Georgina McCormack (NMD) 
Julia Kraffczyk (PMD) 
Christina Murray (NMD) 
Claire Black (NMD) 
Michelle Towle (IMD)

Be Ready!
Lukas Spies (PMD) 

We then headed to our hotel, checked in, unpacked and reluctantly got ourselves ready to head to a restaurant to have dinner with another team. It was a lovely evening, and when I referred to getting ready reluctantly, this was just because we was all so tired from travelling and a long ass day, we wanted to run a bath, and jump into bed to get an early night! Never the less, we ploughed on and met up with Jodie and her amazing team. We went to Jimmy Spices, which is an all you can eat restaurant in Birmingham. I think we paid something ridiculous like £15, and they served a huge selection of foods from American, Indian, Chinese, Mexican – the list was never ending! Unfortunately we flaked pretty early and was back at the hotel catching Zzz’s by midnight.

Saturday, was outstanding. We woke up extra early, and I was buzzing for the day’s events. We headed to the restaurant at our hotel for breakfast, which was gorgeous! Completely off plan all weekend, but my god did it feel good.

Then we headed back to The ICC for day two, jam packed and fun filled.

Against All Odds
Cassy Smith (PMD)

Rising Stars
Harriet Jones (SSC) 
Shalga Breen (QNMD) 
Dan Alridge (QNMD) 
Jess Bowler (QNMD)
Ego-Susan Michael (NMD)

Believing In Yourself
Dani Kumrou (NMD)

Business, Body & Brain
John Holowaty (PMD)

Be Your Best
 Dr Sven Goebel (Vice President, Business Development EMEA)

Events Build Your Business
James Sanderson (PMD) 
Sinead Kavanagh (PMD) 
Charlotte Bryan (EMD) 
Elaine Allen (QNMD)
Lauren Spraggs (NMD)

The Time Is NOW!
Emma Sneddon (PMD)

We then all set off for lunch, before returning for an amazing performance from the Boy-band BLUE and the Juice PLUS+ Awards which were amazing. The amount of recognition you gain in this company is outstanding.
We then headed back to the hotel, grabbed some dinner and got ourselves ready for the big event…. The Great Gatsby Theme Party!!

Although admittedly I did not drink as much as I probably should have, I used this to my advantage and networked loads. I managed to meet some incredible people. I spoke to some PMD’s and just completely enjoyed myself!

Sunday, we grabbed breakfast at the hotel again before heading home. We dropped Sinead off in Kidderminster, and then drove home. The journey home seemed to take forever. I'm not sure whether it was because we were so tired or because I was so excited to get home and get my plans into actions. 

I simply cannot explain to you, just how amazing this experience was. This was my first 'proper' convention. I have been to a few small events, but this was unreal.

The feeling of being surrounded by so many people whom online you feel as though you know inside out, but in person you aren't sure if you know at all. Luckily everyone I had the pleasure of meeting was exactly like they are online (thank god!!) but it’s just crazy, how in Network Marketing / Multi-Level Marketing you can meet so many inspirational people.

This convention has left with me a fire in my belly that the biggest fire crew could not extinguish if they tried.

2017, I’m ready for you.

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