Long time no see! Hope you're all doing well.
I decided I'd make a new post finally on my new storage and vanity table I bought from IKEA.
I picked up the 9 drawer ALEX unit and the MALM vanity table - I'm sure you've all seen tons of these but I figured I'd show mine anyway. :)
This is it. Please excuse the mess... lol.
I keep my brushes, eyeliners, eye-makeup remover, fix+, face products, q-tips, cotton balls, cotton rounds and hair products used daily on top along with a mirror and a towel to wipe my brushes off.
This is the first half of the drawer.
In the little plastic tray (old q-tip box) I keep every day items. Eye drops, mascaras, concealer, eye lash curlers, eye primers. The little square at the back has mini UD 24/7 pencils, tweezers and nail clippers. Beside that are two powders.
Beside the long tray is my face primer I'm testing out, my EL DW foundation and MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural. I also keep my little make-up bag I take out with me beside it - I have a different powder in there, blotting sheets and interchange lipsticks accordingly.
Beside that are my... 5 I think, MAC quads and an ELF palette.
Moving along (excuse my lounge pants), I have 3 plastic drawer organisers that I bought from Morrisons a while ago. Eye, face and lips.
Eyes: I keep all my MAC shadows in here (I don't have a 15 palette), some loose NYX shadows, Sugarpill, MUFE, MAC Paint Pot in Painterly and some other random eye products.
Face: I use this to store my cheek products. MAC blushes, NYX blushes, a NARS blush and some ELF blushes.. I also have my Benefit samples from last year in there and a Bronzer from Bourjois which I don't use as it turns me orange *sigh* lol.
Lips: I keep all lip products here. Primarily MAC and NYX lipsticks live in here, some Milani and other random brands but those are the ones I have the most. I have a couple lipliners, lip glosses which I don't use etc, lol.
Beside that I keep my makeup wipes, eyelash glue and some bobby pins at the back to the right.
This is the top of the ALEX unit. I keep my perfumes up here, some keep-sake gifts from my 21st birthday, deoderant and a few bits of jewellery. Mainly my Pandora bracelet, necklace and some random rings.
This top drawer is all nail polish. OPI, China Glaze, Nails Inc, Revlon, Beauty UK, etc. I keep my base coat, top coat, strengthener and cuticle oil at the back.
This is my palette drawer. I have all my eBay palettes at the back, sleek palettes, UD palettes, Sugarpill, NYX etc and a MAC palette from Christmas just gone.
This drawer is just extra space, to be honest. I keep a body moisturiser in there, my Clarisonic brush heads, teeth whiteners, there's a Lancome lipstick sample in there and an empty Clinique box. The make-up bag at the back has Clarisonic cleansers in it.
From here I have 2 more drawers this size completely empty (yay for growing room!) and so now I'll show you the bigger drawers.
This first one is hair stuff. Again - please excuse my lounge pants and slippers, you'll see them a couple more times.
In here I keep my hair dryer, Babyliss Big Hair, some random straighteners, hair brushes, hair ties, bobby pins, and some random products like mousse and hairspray that I rarely use.
This is my LUSH drawer. Just a mix of bath bombs, bubble bars, face masks, soap etc.
This drawer here is an odd one. It has a little nail station thing that I do my nails on, random bits of nail stuff like quick dry spray, nail files etc. I also keep lashes in here and face paints.
This is the final drawer. I keep extra things in here like cotton rounds, q-tips, cotton balls, make-up wipes, brush cleanser and garbage bags for my mini garbage under the table.
This is just a bit more of a close up of the desk. I'm still thinking of adding a mirror behind it - but we'll see. I also have a picture of my Mom on her wedding day to my Dad that I plan on putting up beside there.
Hope you've enjoyed this! I'm so happy and excited to have it so organised, I completely outgrew my last storage area and I feel like this just looks so much more adult and ... professional, albeit my not being one.
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