I hope everyone has had a super weekend. I know I did and I am unashamedly looking forward to next weekend..As you may or may not know, I love beauty and makeup items and I do have quite a few of them...I'm lying, I have quite a good number of them. The most important thing in acquiring these makeup and beauty product is ensuring they are properly stored to increase their longevity and prevent them from getting damaged. In addition, you want to store your makeup in a way that makes it easy for you to reach them easily. Of course Pareto's 80-20 principle applies to makeup, at least for me, I tend to use 20% of my make up 80% of the time which means I have my most reached for and Go-to everyday make up essentials (blog post here) and the items in my make up bag (blog post here). I love to arrange and store my makeup in an easy and attractive way for the above reasons. I would share with you all a few storage bits and bobs and how I organize my beauty and makeup. Let's get started..
Wicker Compartmentalised Basket- Unknown Origin
This was given to me by my lovely flatmate when I moved into the flat. I am not sure where she bought it (She does not know either as it was for her cousin; it has indeed served many people well) but I love it because it functions like a miniature dresser/vanity table since I don't have one at the minute. It is quite sturdy and has different compartments which is why I love it so much. I don't have any set arrangements for the items included but I tend to just throw in all my beauty and hair bits into the largest section.
The smaller compartments house a few of my my make up bits which I reach for every now and then such as my YSL Touche Eclat foundation (review here), Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (review here) and Fit Me Powder. I also store my Illamasaqua Makeup products which were included in the Mystery Alter Ego box (review here). One of the outer section stores all my brushes including my mostly reached for brushes like my beloved Real Techniques Brushes (review here). As you can see from the picture, I don't have too many makeup brushes; just a few nice ones and I think they serve me really well. That's all I have in the wicker compartment basket.
Muji Storage Two Tier Cabinet (Find it here)
I really love this cabinet and it had been popular on beauty blogs and YouTube at some point. I love all products from MUJI because they are affordable, unique and great quality. I could not wait to get my hands on it and I hope to add more to it. At the moment, I just have one although I could do with more.It is made from Acrylic with two drawers which can slide in and out easily.
They are very sturdy and solid which is why I love them. They are also easy to clean which is big plus for me in case I have some spillage or I just want to give it a cheeky little clean. The first drawer houses all my Drug Store and MAC Lipstick.
As you can see, I don't have a lot of High End Lipsticks in fact the only High End ones I have in here are from MAC which I got free from their Back to MAC programme. I love how this drawer fits all these lipsticks and it is transparent as well so I can see and reach for them easily. I also store a few lip glosses here although I am not a huge fan of lip glosses.
The next drawer houses all my samples mainly from Lancome which I totally love. I love this drawer a lot and I open it every time I feel like giving my skin a home made little spa pamper treatment because I know I would always find the right product in here.
3 Tier Mini Cabinet/Drawer - Poundland
This was my latest addition to my make up storage family and incidentally it is the cheapest. I got this for only £1 from Poundland near where I live. I was absolutely delighted and I greedily went back to buy more and it was sold out. I was mortified. At least, I was wise enough to buy two at the time.
As you can see from the pictures, it has three drawers which do not open to the end. Of course, this drawer set is nowhere near as sturdy as my Muji one but it serves its purpose for organising my makeup.
Majority of the compartments are used to store my Sally Hansen Lipsticks and a few NYC lipsticks while a few compartments store random things like eyelash glue, primers and back up makeup products like my Maybelline Fit Me concealer and Model Co Mascara. I really like this little drawer and I have not experienced any hiccups with it except for the occasional unwarranted movements as it is not the sturdiest drawer but, then, it only cost £1, so I am not complaining. AT ALL.
Acrylic Makeup Organiser- Amazon (Find it here)
I think this was one of the first makeup organiser/storage I ever bought and it is pretty old; I think I have had it since 2010. I love how you can use it for anything you want. Formerly, I stored all the makeup I reached for every morning in it because it had many nice compartments as you can see from the pictures where you could store lipsticks, foundation, powder, etc.
Now, I have upgraded it to a nail polish organiser where I store my smaller nail polishes in the small compartments and bigger ones in the larger section. I still have some other nail polishes which do not fit into it but I store them elsewhere. At the moment, this stores all my Lancome Vernis in Love Collection nail polishes which has been reviewed here..
The only downside is it is difficult to clean because some areas are really narrow and hard to reach. I don't know how but some ink got into it and I have just not been able to clean it properly but all in all, I think it is a brilliant lil'piece and it is perfect for any beginner who is just building their makeup stash.
The beauty of makeup storage is you can find them anywhere especially in the most random shops ever. You can also be creative and make yours out of any old random bits which you may have lying around in the house; those are more affordable than some of these lot. All you have to be is creative and do it. I hope you enjoyed this post. It seems like a little while since I posted, I guess it's simply because I was posting everyday last week but since I have a few deadlines, my posts may be fewer but I always enjoy reading your comments and feedback. Have a blessed week ahead...xxx..toodles..