Thursday, April 18, 2013


So I've been reading a lot of beauty blogs lately. For some reason they are just interesting me a lot more right now than the fashion ones. Not that my love for fashion is diminishing, I'm just having an affair with makeup/skin care at the moment (or maybe I don't have to be mutually exclusive. Just maybe I can love them both equally. There's a thought...).  

After reading some posts/watching some videos and seeing how other bloggers organize their makeup, I figured I should probably tidy up my space. I'll paint you a little word picture -- my husband and I live in a 2 bedroom apartment. In my opinion, it's way to small for us (or maybe we just have way too much stuff...but really, the answer would be to get a bigger space. NOT get rid of things. Obviously). The second bedroom is really more of a glorified closet so that is how we use it. We have our dressers in there along with my makeup storage.
Now on the average day, my clothes/shoes/makeup/hair stuff/whatever else you can think of are thrown all over the place in this room. It's the one room in our apartment (aside from our sun room...which is another story) that I just don't care if it's messy. After all, it's just the place where I get ready. If people have a problem with the mess, well, then they don't need to go in that room anyway :)  

To get back to my point, I thought it was about time I at least try to organize my makeup.  I currently have this unit from Ikea and the first three sections house my makeup and some face products.  About an hour and a glass of wine later, I achieved the level of organization pictured above.  Not where I would like it to be, but it's better than where it was.  I should have taken a "before" but to give you an idea, the top of the dresser (last picture) contained mounds of products and the below drawers were only half full. 
Even though my current dresser has been good to me, I think when we eventually do move and *hopefully* have more space, I would like to get something like this so I can actually sit down and do my makeup.  I miss the days of having a vanity when I lived at my parent's house.  Sigh.
What do you use for makeup storage??  Any creative ideas?


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