I recently put up a picture of my new mini storage on Instagram and everyone seemed to like it. I post frequently on Instagram (@Fashstyleliv) especially exclusive photos that never make it to the blog so you should be following me on there if you are not already. I can't imagine anyone not liking it because it is super cute. I purchased this mini acrylic storage from my local Ryman stationery store. I had no idea they had a wide array of lovely acrylic storage. Of course, they are meant to be for stationery but there is no rule that says it has to be exclusively used for that. I think this one is called the Acrylic 5-Drawer Storage Box. It is so easy to find once you get in-store. I actually think it is also sold online if you don't have any Ryman close to you. As the name implies, it is a mini storage unit but it is so perfect for all my lip glosses and lip pencils. It has 5 mini drawers and it looks and feels so sturdy as expected from any thing made form acrylic material. It really reminds me of Muji Acrylic storage as they are both made from acrylic material. I spied a bigger unit in-store but I already have a lot of the bigger storage units from Muji.
I purchased this because I found that my lip pencils and lip glosses were rolling around in my main drawer which I didn't like. I wanted something really cute and compact so everything could have its own place. One thing about stacking makeup products in storage is that many products are not visible. This meant that I was not using some products mainly because they seemed to hidden or invisible. Thankfully, those days are behind me and this storage unit just makes me so pleased.
In the first drawer I have all my Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Glosses which I am obsessed with. I had only three at some point and then I added two more shades because they were on offer in Sainsbury's. I found out that Sainsbury's makeup section is so cheap and I love to check them out whenever I am grocery shopping. The second drawer houses my Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils which you all know I love so much. I think I have majority of the shades that show up on my skin and I love them. I have a more stored else where but these are the shades that I currently reach for. I have no idea what happened to the picture of the third drawer but I store my Clinique Chubby Stick and NARS Mini Lip Pencils in there. I love me some Chubby Sticks especially on days when I cannot be bothered to look glam. They still add some understated chic look to my overall makeup.
The fourth drawer houses my Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers which are one of my favourite Liquid Lipsticks hybrid from the drug store. I store all the nude ones in here and I love reaching for them when I want a long lasting lippie. The fifth drawer also contains Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer but it houses the deeper or brighter colours. I love wearing some of these colours for summer and autumn.
I think this unit is also perfect for storing products you want to use or you are testing. I have not had any problems with it at all. It can also be used to store everyday makeup products so you can reach for them easily. The list is endless and I know I would be switching things up again when I rearrange my makeup collection. I even bought another one because I loved it so much. It retails for £7.99 which I think is a good price given the quality. That's pretty much all for today. What's your favourite way to store your makeup?...xx