Monthly Archives: November 2014

DIY Depoting your shadows

What exactly is depoting?? Depoting is a method used to remove the pan of makeup from its plastic packaging allowing you to condense your makeup into empty makeup pallets, personalizing your makeup pallets. This allows makeup to be stored and/or traveled with ease. A lot of brands have eyeshadows that you can buy in pan form already which has magnetic backing and  can be put in an empty pallet. There are different places to purchase an empty pallet. The one I am using is from mac and was only $8. You can also find them on ebay, amazon, makeup geek to name a few. Now if you’re like me, you get a pretty eyeshadow set and want to store them all together with your other pretties or you will forget that you even have them and won’t use them as much when they’re not in sight. This is my method (although not perfect) to get them all in sight so they can be used up instead of collecting dust which then makes them a waste of money. And I am not in the business of wasting. I also depot pressed powders, blushes, brow powders, lipsticks (rarely but if they break its a good way to save the product), and cream compact foundations.

Today I will me depoting two Mary Kay shadows that I’ve had for a long time. Mary Kay does sell the shadows in pan form but these are the old packaging where they snap into a empty pallet therefore they are not magnetic.  IMG_3116

With that being said, here are the supplies that I use:

IMG_3107Scissors, a pencil (which I switched out for a silver eyeliner because it can be seen better), the eyeshadows, tweezers, a sheet of magnetic adhesive, an old flatiron, a piece of thin scrap paper (I’m using a receipt), and sticky labels.

Step 1: Place paper on hot flatiron. i do this so that the plastic doesn’t melt directly onto the flatiron. I don’t use this flatiron on my hair, but I don’t want to get it gunky with melted plastic so that I can depot more products later.


Step 2: Place eyeshadow onto paper to melt the plastic. Melt it just enough to loosen the glue that is between the pan and the plastic packaging. This shadow’s plastic is thicker than a mac or Lancome shadow so I had to leave it on the heat for about 45-60 seconds. Check the back of the plastic to make sure the plastic is melting. IMG_3110

Step 3:Once the shadow has loosened from the packaging, I use tweezers to push the metal pan out to the plastic. I also use the tweezers to grab the metal pan because it can be hot. So be careful.


Step 4: After the pan is detached from the plastic packaging, I outline the shape of the pan onto the magnet sheet. I used a silver eyeliner (instead of pencil shown) so that I can see the lines when I cut them.


Step 5: Cut out the shapes and place on the pan adhesive side directly on the pan. I also place a sticky label on the back with the brand name and color of the shadow so if someone want to know or if I want to repurchase I will know where to get it. Because my memory is horrible :/


Step 6: place into your desired empty pallet. I’m putting these in my face pallet ( which is from Mac but has no Mac products in it lol) because my eye pallet is full and I want a few more before I make a new pallet.


The other products in this pallet I depoted as well. I have one of my favorite, and discontinued color, powder from Lancome  duel finish powder in sable. There is also a blush from Ulta brand called sun kissed, a hard candy fox in a box blush in hot flash, and a cream foundation, discontinued, from Lancome in bisque 4.

If you have any questions leave me a comment. Also, if there is something you would like for me to talk about on a post just comment!!!!

And as always, thank you for stopping by. Smooches

Kim B


What is your SSB??


While I am an obsessed fan of the Sex and the City series and movies along with all things fashion and beauty. Not everyone feels the same. Although most have not seen any of the episodes or movies, a lot of us fanatics of beauty, fashion, and relationship issues can relate to a lot of the story line. One of my favorite conversations between the ladies was about SSB. This stands for Secret Single Behavior. Which is defined as: things you do when your alone at home that you wouldn’t want your boyfriend to see you do. Now for, me narrowing these things down are tough lol. While I have to decide which activities to list I asked my two favorite girls in the world what their SSBs are: my sisters!!! Now let me introduce you to these ladies that way you can match an “SSB” with a face.

1619613_751148981575885_236119998_nMy oldest sister, Toya, the calm normal one. Single divorced mother of two amazing kids. Both kids are in every sport imaginable so she is extremely busy and barely have time alone so her SSB is very rare to her.

Now lets get into it shall we. Lets start with Toya: her SSB is laying around the house watching tv in her house coat with long non matching socks

traciMy youngest sister, Traci, the rebel/ mom’s rock star. Single college student. In her last year to her bachelors degree, woohoooo!!! Work full time, school full time and live by herself. Total catch but her SSB is essential to her sanity and shall NEVER be interrupted. lol

Traci: Eating, taking naps, and watching tv with no plans of functioning in the real world.

IMG_2855now on to me, the girly girl/beauty addict: I like to roam around the house in a fresh pair of pajamas, look through fashion and home magazines marking the pages up of my favorite things with a black permanent marker, and watch reruns of bad TV, cooking shows, or youtube beauty or fitness videos.

SSB is different or some what similar with different people. while some like to lounge around and other like to “eat a stack of saltines with jelly on them standing up in my kitchen reading fashion magazines” (carrie bradshaw). All of our weird behaviors are ours and what gets us through a sometimes hectic week. It’s what keeps us going, a moment of disconnect.

Comment below your SSBs!!!

Thanks for stopping by as always smooches

Kim B