Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Organize My Makeup With Me

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With makeup flowing over onto my desk and lipsticks making their home in the most random of places, new storage has been at the forefront of my mind. So when a trip to Ikea presented itself, I pretty much knew what I was going to get. Or did I? The Alex 9 draw units are the most popular choice for makeup storage these days and I had every intention on jumping on that bandwagon. At £90 they aren’t cheap, but they’re just so perfect don’t you agree? After some moments spent oohing and ahhing over the decision to get the 9 draw over the 5 draw I finally decided that i might as well splurge. That is until I reached bargain corner. There, in perfect condition, fully assembled for £40 was the Alex 5 draw. As someone who has been saving money for the whole of 2013, i couldn't say no really as it was £50 cheaper than what I was originally going to spend and with Christmas looming I couldn’t break the habit. Looking back now I probably should have gotten the 9 draw and kind of wish I had, but these are definitely a good investment and I can see them housing my teaching documents (I’m currently a trainee teacher) in the future if I upgrade. Plus they were already assembled! Anyone else hate putting together furniture as much as I do?

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After fiddling around I’ve condensed my makeup into 4 draws (not including nail polish) with the bottom being used for general beauty products. I did not realise how much makeup I had and how much I rarely use so organizing it all has made rediscover some unloved products, always a good thing. I decided to bring you all with me when I started filling up the Alex by filming the process in an “Organize My Makeup With Me” style video. I personally love seeing how people store their products so I hope this post/video gives you some ideas and a little insight into my growing collection.

How do you organize your makeup?


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1 comment:

  1. I love your new setup! And I totally agree with you- assembling furniture is so tough. :)


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