As a final step of the move, we got our boxes delivered from Australia yesterday. I think we have officially moved to UK now. It took 4 whole months for the freight. I was getting fed up of waiting and fed up of living with minimum makeup, skin care and clothes. I couldn't even justify buying, say a blush because I would get about 10 if I waited. Finally, I am so glad to see all my stuff again.
Everything got here fine, expect for a leak from my Aveda bath oil (the whole box smelt like mashes flowers!), a few powder spills from those tiny mineral makeup samples and moist-smelling clothes (will take me a week to do the laundry!). I can't find a few of my skin care stuff and a few brand new conditioners and shampoos I bought just before leaving. I haven't opened all the boxes yet, so here's to hoping they are in one of them.
It took me all of yesterday (and a couple of ibupropens) for unpacking and organising. Let's just not get into the boring stuff like electronics and books and go straight to interesting things! After toiling for 3 or 4 hours, this is how my walk-in wardrobe looks! There are a few boxes and a few huge suitcases but the room is also serving us as a store room.
|Welcome! The white chest of drawers looks out of place with the rest.|
Three drawers each containing makeup, perfumes and extras respectively.
|Clothes on rotation. Bare minimum warm clothes. Summer clothes are in a plastic box.|
I know, I don't have many clothes. It is not as easy to shop for clothes as easy as it is to shop for makeup or perfume!
|Dressing table (just a shelf, really) L-R: hair care, compacts, deodorants, jewellery boxes, skin care, brushes, everyday face stuff, mascaras, pencil stand with eyeliners, cutlery stand (!) with mascaras and lip glosses, a box of lipsticks|
I didn't take a lot of 'before' pictures because I was taken aback by the task ahead of unpacking and organising. I had two little mountains to deal with! One is an avalanche of makeup and second, a heap of samples. Some makeup was organised and what couldn't deal with went into the aforementioned pink bag. The samples went into the black bag.
I did a wise thing by downsizing my perfumes and makeup collection before I moved. I have all I need and more. I have lived for 4 months with minimum things and survived. I feel I have enough for a lifetime now!