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The Heffalump and the Fragrance Cabinet

My goodness, time flies! The past two weeks I think my brain has experienced a minor meltdown. I have a million things to do, yes, because I haven't learned how to say no to people, so I kinda feel like I did when I was on Atarax (mush for brains). Not a good thing. I most certainly work best under pressure, but at the moment I feel disconnected. I have no idea where to start, how to start, or even what to do. The main thing on my agenda is the 2012 Christmas issue of a magazine, for which I'm the chief editor. Can you believe that? The second thing on that very same agenda is a translation job, and in between there's a couple of smaller tasks waiting to be done. I'm aching to start blogging again, even though I don't have that much to blog about.

At the moment I'm trying to work out how I want my office/makeup room, and how to make it as functional as possible. I need most my things within reach, which isn't really that simple from a wheelchair. We have installed a cabinet where I've chosen to display all my fragrances and I really love how it turned out. Now it's really easy to see what I have, and chose which scent to wear. Up until last week I've kept all my fragrances in their boxes in a closed cabinet, but some of them are so decorative it's a shame to hide them away like that. Now they're all sitting on glass shelves, lit up by LED lights (no UV rays, no heat).

The Cabinet of Fragrances«The Heffalump and the Fragrance Cabinet»

We also went to IKEA, something I hate with all the fibers in my body, but for the very first time I came out of there filled to the brim with.. inspiration? Weird feeling. Suddenly I had this marvelous idea about how to make my office/makeup room even better, and I can hardly wait to see how my vision turns out! I think I've found a way to construct the perfect vanity area for myself, with excellent lighting and a way to store my makeup where I can reach everything without having to ask for help. My brain suddenly went into overdrive, and I started picturing myself uploading tutorials to YouTube! Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.. but this might just kindle my passion for makeup again, making it both easier and a lot more fun to do looks.

I also had a moment of having that feeling a little earlier tonight. I found a bunch of posts in my drafts folder that I thought I had already posted, but somehow I seem to have forgotten all about them. What a waste! Oh well, I guess I have a lot to chose from the next time I'm all out of inspiration.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

Posted by Shamini on November 27, 2012 – 3:54 AM

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  1. Whoa, that heffalump looks so scary in that lighting! Wouldn’t want to stumble upon him on a cold, stormy night!

    I’m so glad you found some inspiration as to how to organize your makeup area! It’s such an important thing for us crazies, and especially for you, so you can be as independent as possible. Hope your inspiration turns into reality soon!

    And good luck on all your business! Guess you’ll come to appreciate the free time you’ll have afterwards even better for all the work you’ve put in recently.

    And HEY! I have to see you. Like soon. It’s been way too long!

    • But he’s so cute! I adopted him from the Disney Store on Champs-Elysées, and he’s been living in a cardboard box for too long now. Now he’s just sitting on top of my cabinet, grinning and guarding my fragrances. Grin

      I am too, my dear. And I’m so happy with how my room is turning out. I can’t wait to show it to you! I feel like I’m wasting the walls (using to little of them), but the most important thing is that I’m able to reach as much as possible.. and I’m getting there!

      YES! I absolutely agree. We need to meet up soon, and have some fun together. Miss you lots!


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