Saturday, 15 February 2014

My makeup storage


Since getting rid of my big dressing table (click to see my old post), storing makeup has been a bit of an issue, so I decided to buy the tall Malm chest of drawers last year and I am quite happy with it. I also added some clear acrylic drawers for my everyday makeup (I got an extra set since I took the photos). They are perfect, because I can see everything and access my favourite products easily. I would still like a small dressing table in my bedroom, but I will wait patiently, until I actually have a walk in wardrobe in our dream house and I can make it as girly as I want :)

The small acrylic drawers are sitting on the top of my Malm chest of drawers with some white ikea plant pots for my dirty brushes and hair brushes. I keep my clean brushes in a drawer and a little brush case from Space NK, because I don't want them to collect dust and cause breakouts.

I can't find a link to the set I got, but if you type 'clear acrylic makeup drawers' into ebay, you will be able to see many different sizes and options.

The two top drawers in my Malm unit are really shallow, but they can hold quite a lot of makeup. In the top drawer, I keep my Clarins palettes and most used blushers, bronzers and highlighters.

In my second drawer, I keep single eye shadows, small eye palettes and loose powders.

The third drawer is really deep and perfect to store things like lipsticks, liners, mascaras, primers and foundations. I used empty cups, candle jars and little boxes to divide the drawer into smaller sections.

The next deep drawer is quite random and I keep my big palettes, fake lashes and old nail polishes in it. I have to bin them to be honest :) haha. I keep the rest of my polishes in another chest of drawers, but I might do another post about that.

There are two more deep drawers in my Malm unit, where I keep hair tools and hair product. You can also open the top, which reveals a mirror and some storage space - perfect for jewellery.

Overall, I am quite happy with this unit, but I am planning to get the tall Alex unit in the future for extra storage. I am a real hoarder and I need to be more organised :)



  

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful collection :) And a lot of Clarins blushes! :P But I understand, I'm a blusher addict too. :) We are moving into our own flat in a few months so I can't wait to organise my makeup in a similar way.

    Blu Button Box

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  2. I really like the way you store your makeup i'm trying to find some good storage tips and fer sure i'll be inspired by yours :)
    xx
    http://marybloomy.blogspot.pt

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  3. I had a very similar unit to this (if not the same) when i moved back home after uni, but moved out a couple of months after and returned to the UK so didn't bring it along xD

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  4. Love your storage! I've had to make use of whatever I can get my paws on; old boxes, draws etc haha, it's a bit of a mess but would love it to look something like this eventually!

    Sam xx

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  5. Wow so organised, and what a fab collection you have!
    I just purchased some Muji perspex drawers - far more organised now!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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  6. wowee what a fab collection, and well organised. Im trying to get some new makeup storage!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love seeing other people's storage for ideas. I really need to invest in something more substantial as my collection is growing and growing! Definitely interested in invest into a set of Alex drawers, they're my favourite from IKEA.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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  8. I love having a nosey at other people's storage for some inspiration! I've been thinking of getting the Malm chest of drawers for a few months now, this post has convinced me that I definitely need it - your makeup looks so organised! x

    CatherineSarah

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  9. You have built up an amazing collection! I've got some serious product envy. I love the way you've divided the drawers x

    lamourjosie.com

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  10. so much beautiful makeup items ahhh!! love your way of storing it all

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  11. So much make up. I love these types of posts and they really inspire me to sort out my lot.

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  12. I love looking at how other people store their make up! Love your pots you use to hold your brushes :)

    Biancarosa // xoxo

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  13. Wow you have a fab collection! :-)

    http://dispicableshe.blogspot.ie/?m=1

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  14. Ikea and Muji can really help sort out all the makeup organization needs for us girls!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  15. amzing organization.
    You may be the first blogger that doesn't have the alex drawer.



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  16. Oh my goodness you have so much makeup! I'm super jealous. I also keep my makeup in these drawers, but my entire collection fits in the top drawer. I use the bottom bigger drawers for socks and underwear, but yours is so much more exciting. Xx

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  17. Very well organized! I love your makeup collection!! (:

    ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  18. Holy moly, what a beautiful collection of makeup.

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  19. Great collection and storage Sandra! I recently got Muji acrylic drawers and I love them! :) x


    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  20. dang girl, jealous of your make up collection! i love the acrylic drawers you have. really pretty set up!

    xo.
    jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  21. Some great ideas! I've been trying to re work my storage lately, some great ideas.

    http://wednesdayswwpink.blogspot.com.au/

    xx
    E

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  22. This is pure make up heaven! I love your storage and photos! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

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  23. Gorgeous! Particularly love the acrylic draws. I have the 5 draw version of them.
    Sarah-Jayne x
    Bella Coco | Lifestyle, Crafts, Beauty

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  24. Love your makeup storage! I really want to get muji storage when i get my new dressing table x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  25. Such a great collection, I love looking at other peoples stash and getting some inspiration on storage!

    cassandramyee.blogspot.com

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  26. I seriously NEED to get my collection organized like this! It's so nice being able to see everything clean. Looks like such a nice collection you have there x

    morerebe.com

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  27. I simply love these posts. It looks like you have a great collection and some neat storage going on! I wish I had more room to have some makeup store. At the moment I have 1 drawer - just one tiny shallow drawer - to put everything in and it's simply exploding. I'd love a big drawer set like the Malm one and use these, they simply seem so useful! Can't wait to move out and have my own makeup corner, I need it so badly ;)

    xoxo Anine
    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  28. I purchased some clear acrylic desk-top drawers a few weeks ago and they are great. Before now all my makeup was packed into separate makeup bags, a real pain!

    www.thefashion-six.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Amazing collection! I have the Alex drawers, and like every beauty blogger, I love them!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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