It's been a long couple of weeks, getting the new flat together. We repainted every room, including glossing everything. We stripped the bathroom of woodchip and plastered it. We're still waiting for lino to be laid in the bathroom but other than that it's all done.
I moved the last of my stuff in last night. And now I have my makeup set up the way I want it, I thought I'd show you how I store my beauty products. Lots of other stuff is planned for this week, so expect OOTDs, FOTDs, a review on Gellish and a couple of haul posts, as well as my October favourites (my first ever monthly favourites post!). It's nice to be back.
This, on the far left of my dressing table, is how I store my brushes and jewellery. I keep my brushes in a Kilner jar with the lid removed (the bottom of it is filled with glitter shapes). Next to it is a pink box I use for storing jewellery, with a candle and an owl bank on top. I keep hair ties and kirby grips (or bobby pins) in the mug next to it. In front are two ring boxes where I keep the rings I wear most often (shown are my Lorraine Law, Romwe, ASOS, Primark and Accesorize rings).
This is my nail polish storage. I'd love tiered acrylic storage for them but it's pretty expensive, so in the meantime I've arranged them by colour (the front row being base coats, nudes and golds, and then going backwards darker) in a Models Own box with the lid cut off.
This is my No7 makeup mirror. It lights up - Boots had a deal on where it was only £19.99 so I snapped it up immediately. Next to it are some skin products I use most often - Benefit Dear John Moisturiser, L'Occitane Hand Cream, No7 Cleanse & Care, a Witch Blemish Stick, Rimmel Primer (I'm testing this out as my NARS favourite is currently out of my price range), Mitchum deoderant, Soap and Glory Heel Genius and Scrub Your Nose In It, Lee Stafford Argan Oil, Taylor & Taylor Nail Polish Remover and No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser.
These are my stackable acrylic drawers from Muji. You can pick them up in sets of two (so I bought two and stacked them) for £10.95, here. On top is a picture frame from Paperchase with a photo of me and Boyfriend. The top drawer hold blushes, bronzers and powders; the second drawer eyeshadow palettes and mascara, the third eyeliners and single shadows, as well as false eyelashes, and the last drawer lip glosses and pencils.
Sorry for the sun reflection. This is my lipstick organiser from John Lewis. You can get it here for £11.50. I have my foundations, concealers and eye primer in the large left part. Cotton pads go in the back, and at the front, my lipsticks (if I buy any more I'll need more storage!).
On top of my chest of drawers I have an old typewriter, plus my perfume collection. From back left: Marc Jacobs Lola, DKNY Woman, Stella McCartney Sheer, Ralph Lauren Ralph, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Dior Miss Dior Cherie and Dior Pure Poison.
On the other side of my typewriter, I keep my hairbrushes in a Kilner jar, and my Lush bath products in little jam jars. These are from a haul that I will post soon, so check back!
So, what do you think? How do you store your beauty products? Any other ideas would be great to hear about!