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Eyeliner as Time Management Tool?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

If you’ve been reading my posts for the past few months, you already know that every Friday I post an organizing tip to my Organized Artistry Facebook Page. Each month has it’s own theme–December’s theme is Time Management.

While creating content for this theme, I came up with a bunch of products that help manage or save a person’s time. Typical products like calendars and kitchen timers came to mind but as the night wore on, I got punchy and came up with a few ‘unorthodox’ time management products. The one I’ll be talking about today is one I use at least 5x a week. Gentlemen–you may want to get up for a few minutes and have your wife/mother/girlfriend/friend read on ’cause we’ll be talkin’ about makeup.

Makeup? Yes, the stuff ladies wear on their faces.

Makeup as a time management tool? Yes–I’ll make you a believer by the end of this post…

I promised myself (and my husband) that when we had kids, I would make the time to, as my mother likes to say, ‘put on a face’ in the morning. We now have two small children so my makeup routine has to be quick and simple.

I have this eyeliner I love–the color, the texture, but it seemed as if I had to sharpen it every 2-3 days. That’s fine if you have the time in the morning but lately, I just don’t.

I stopped into my local Sephora to see if they had another eyeliner in that color that I wouldn’t have to sharpen so often. They did!

Today’s Cool Product/Time Management Tool is the…
Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner

The Sephora consultant showed me how I didn’t need a sharpener at all with this eyeliner. All I had to do was give it a twist and more eyeliner would reappear. Now it takes me about 1-2 seconds to get my eyeliner ready for use as opposed to the few minutes it took with the other pencil. Perfect for the mom on the go!

They come in a multitude of colors–I use Brown #08 for everyday usage.

The only ‘con’ about this eyeliner is that you don’t know you’re at the end of the eyeliner until you try to turn the base and it stops turning. I live near a Sephora but I can’t always get there so I use another time-management strategy–I buy multiple products–usually 2-3 at a time. This saves me from having to make a last minute trip to the mall which I rarely have time to do.

Bye-bye eyeliner sharpener! Hello, retractable (and time-saving) eyeliner!

About Stacey Agin Murray

Stacey is a professional organizer & speaker in New Jersey specializing in residential organizing, time, and paper management challenges. She also authored The Organized Bride’s Thank You Note Handbook: Let Systems and 101 Modern Sample Thank You Notes Take You From Overwhelmed to Organized.

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