Make Up Storage

30.4.12

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My make up storage needed a shake up. My boudoir had slowly become a dumping ground and I stopped bothering to put make up away when I finished it in the morning. So on Saturday, Ed and I headed to Southampton for an impromptu Ikea visit to pick up my new storage system....the Helmer! I'd read about this on Charlotte's blog, and after watching Lily's video I was sold.  And the best part was, it only cost £25 + another £10 for the tray inserts.  So how do I store everything?
Top drawer is foundations.  Right at the back are those I never use, in the middle are my current bottles, primer and tinted moisturisers and then at the front are my concealers.
Next is eyeshadows. Again, at the back are those I don't use, then in the middle are various drugstore brands and my MAC crushed metal pigments.  In the front two compartments are primers and paintpots, and then my MAC shades.
Underneath is a fairly empty drawer of make up, eyeliners and my HD brows palette. Mascara isn't really my thing, so any suggestions for holy grail products would be gratefully received.
Blush, however, is my thing.  In this drawer there's a mish mash of brands, then Topshop and Sleek in the front right and MAC next to it.  Tucked in with the Topshop blushers is my Cream Colour Base and in the middle on the left is bronzers and highlighters.
And here is my guilty pleasure!  I've got enough MACs to make the front left section stand upside down so I can read the labels easily, but I'll have to invest in some more to do the same with the right!  Behind that are various brands, and on the left are glosses, pencils and liners.  At the back are my spare MACs (yes, I did buy a back up Viva Glam Gaga...)
Finally, at the bottom is eyeshadow palettes.  I don't have too many of these, just my Naked palettes, MAC, Sleek, MUA Heaven & Earth and Fashionista.  On reflection, I'll turn this tray around so that the Naked palettes are at the front.
What about brushes, I hear you say. These are stored in my dressing table in those handy empty Glossyboxes. Face brushes in one, eye brushes in the other.
And finally, next to my Helmer is a cake stand filled with nail varnishes.  This is so much tidier than the drawer they were all thrown in before and so pretty to look at!

So in the words of Mary Poppins, I've found the fun (in organising) and snap!  The job's a game!  How do you store your make up?  I love having a nosey, so link me to any posts you might have done!  And if you haven't seen enough photos, have a look at this....so cute!

16 comments

  1. Oh my envy. You have made me want to get up and tidy the disorganised mess that is my room. This is beautiful, I could cry looking at this ;) I love these type of posts because I'm extremely unorganised and ridiculously nosey :) lovely post. Xxx

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    1. It's ridiculous how a bit of a tidy up can bring such a sense of calm and make a room so much nicer to be in! x

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  2. This looks Awesome :) I want haha :)

    Laura xoxo

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    1. I love it, and how cheap it was is a big bonus! x

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  3. adore this set up, so clean and fresh- looks gorgeous. Making me lust after some new makeup drawers now actually. I have the dream sign :) It's just above me bed though.
    I'd like to see more of your rooms please xx

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    1. Haha I've spotted your sign in pictures as well! Hmmm room tours scare me...I'd have to tidy up! x

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  4. This looks great! think im going to have to purchase! love the cake stand idea aswell! It looks really pretty!
    Im the same as you were, everything pretty much lives in random draws! as much as i try i cant keep it organised! LOL!
    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I got the cake stand for my birthday, and as much as I love baking cakes it did spend an awful lot of time unused so I figured I'd put it to work! x

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  5. Amazing storage! You've given me so many ideas and inspiration! x

    LittleGlitter.org

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    1. Haha all inspiration must be credited back to the original girlies who gave me the idea! Let me know if you do something similar x

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  6. Hi, lovely blog!
    I'm following you...
    xoxo
    B!girl
    http://bellettomake-upandbeautyblog.blogspot.it/

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  7. Amazing storage! Everything looks so pretty and neat. I love the cake stand too xx

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    1. I think it makes a really lovely touch...thanks for the comment! x

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  9. I love it, I have the helmer but was undecided if to keep it since its on floor, where did u get the table?

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