Packing My Makeup And Skincare: A Photo Story

by Bionic Beauty on 10.Jun.2008 · 14 comments

As I was attempting to squeeze all my skincare and beauty products into totes over the weekend, I decided to photograph this craziness and share it with my readers. Mostly it is lacking organization; as I was focused on “quick”. In these photos, you can see that I have filling-in to accomplish in order to prevent shifting/breakage.

I used plastic totes for the packaging (rather than cardboard boxes). If something breaks or leaks, I can easily rinse the product off the rest; but washing a brown shampoo or mineral blush out of clothing or bedding would not be fun (at least in my opinion, maybe someone would get a kick out of this…)

Here is my small tote FULL of freebies here on Bionic Beauty:
Sample Tote of freebies from Bionic Beauty

This is my daily makeup case. I use it to hold items that I use for everyday looks and things I need to have easy access to. I used packaging tape to tape across this top- creating a “lid” of sorts. Crumpled tissue paper fills in the open voids. Prior to taping, I removed the makeup I’ll need for the next two weeks into a train case by Lancome (Which is now crammed full as well. Hey, a girl needs options!):
Bionic Beauty's daily Makeup Case

My nail polish tote (yes, it’s an old old OLD style Caboodle makeup case) and my “extra” makeup case (it’s a fishing tackle box- very handy!). Do you see all the extras of my favorite mascara? (Click for a larger version.) :

Bionic Beauty packs her cosmetics - nail polish tote and extra makeup

I picked up 2 of these flat totes awhile back. This is one (the other is full of hair products and color). If you look carefully, you’ll see my Sally Hansen foot scrub, Herbaria soaps, Caress body wash, and some other favorites (Click for a larger version.):

Flat tote of skincare and body products


And here is the “big-boy”. It’s a 27 gallon tote. This photo shows it partially full. Whew… I don’t think you realize how much stuff there is to pack until you start going through it. Sunblocks, Green by Nature lotion, my PedEgg, previously mentioned nail polish tote, Lever soap, Astara masks, the current *organic* skincare lineup I’m testing (that’s what is in the cardboard USPS box) and so much more. (Click for a larger version.)

27 gallon tote of beauty products