DIY Beauty Storage Ideas #2

I am sure if you are a regular reader of this blog you would know I love beauty storage and I have quite a few. I am obsessed with Muji beauty storage (post here) and many other acrylic storage (post here) and I really don't know what it is about this storage systems but they just look damn pretty in photos and real life. However, I appreciate that not everyone wants to shell out on Muji or any other Acrylic beauty storage which is why I have some alternative ideas/tips on storing your makeup with items you already have. None of these ideas are new because I am pretty sure many people store their beauty items this way already but I thought it would be useful to collate some of my favourite DIY ways.

Chocolate Tin Boxes 
Many people would get tons of chocolates during Christmas and majority of these chocolates may come in fancy packaging. Once the chocolates are gone, it's time to reuse the packaging. I actually learnt this tip from my Mum who stores some of her beauty items in old cookie tins and they look so beautiful and fancy. I got this chocolate tin last Christmas from work and it's useful for storing some makeup bits like lipsticks and lipglosses as it is quite compact. One tip is to line the bottom of the tin with paper or leave the paper that comes with tin as this would help prevent any damage to your beauty item or the tin itself.

Gift Boxes 
I think these are my favourite DIY beauty storage because they look so pretty and they are large enough to store quite a sizeable amount of products. My favourite gift box is my Ed Hardy Love Kills Slowly Perfume Gift Set which I adore and it still remains one of my most used fragrances. The Gift box it came in is very fancy and well designed just like the perfume bottles. The good thing about it is that you can use both the lid of the box and the box itself as storage. I store majority of my nail polishes in this gift box and they look so lovely. I didn't use the lid as storage rather I put it under the box to give it some reinforcement as nail polishes could be quite heavy. My Illamasqua Alter Ego Mystery Gift Box  is useful for storing eyeshadow palettes and it looks really classy mainly because it is black. It is not as sturdy as the Ed Hardy one which is why I opted to store lighter makeup like eyeshadows so the box does not get destroyed

Old Beauty Subscription Boxes e,g. Birch Box, Latest In Beauty, Glossy box, etc
 If you have ever purchased a beauty subscription box, you would know the joy that comes with reusing the boxes afterwards as beauty storage. They can also serve as drawer dividers especially if you own an IKEA desk. The Latest in Beauty Box which was featured here is my latest addition to my stash of boxes and I have not used it for anything on my desk yet because I need to save space but I think it would be lovely as a storage for foundations. You can store the foundations upright or flat against the box and it looks beautiful either ways. I also think you can store your most used products or every day makeup here so you can just grab them if you are in a hurry.

I hope you have found one or more beauty storage ideas which can help you organise your makeup. If I had a large dresser or a lot of space, I would definitely use all my empty DIY boxes but I can't for now which is why they are not displayed on my vanity. You can also customise these storage options anyway you like and I have a post here on some more ideas. I hope you have had a pleasant weekend and I would catch you in my next post....x


  1. I do this! Those beauty box boxes are great for storage. I have my nail polishes in one, the lid is great as well to keep the smell of polish away. What do you think of the beauty boxes Liv? I got the glowwbox a couple of times and like the mizani edition but wasn't a fan of the cosmetic ones. I'm quite picky with beauty products so cancelled my subscription and haven't subscribed to anymore boxes :/

    1. Hi Fiona, I would love to see your collection and I think I may start using the lid to keep away the smell of nail varnishes too! When it comes to Beauty Boxes, I am very picky as well which is why I am not committed/subscribed to any one. I prefer to just buy boxes that I like. However, if I were to ever commit to any box, I think it would be "My Little Box or My Little Paris" as it's a mix of lifestyle, fashion and beauty products and it just looks so pretty!! I may subscribe next year...xx

  2. Love this, will definitely be saving my boxes so I can try your ideas out.

    1. I am so glad you found this post useful and you should share your collection on your blog when you get around to it; I love seeing other people's collections!!!...x

  3. I love the idea of using the christmas chocolate tins!!!


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