Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Make Up Storage: Blogmas Day 5!

These Ikea Moppe drawers were something I looked at every time I was in store & it wasn't until I saw an instagram post from Bubblegarm that I decided to purchase. She is super creative and covered her set of Ikea drawers in fabric and I thought they looked so pretty, so I pinched her idea and did the same. Mine aren't as neat & the drawers don't close properly because I put too much fabric on (I'll peel some of it off at some point but for now I'm not in the mood!) but I'm really happy with them, mostly because it now means I have room for more make up. Even though I don't need any more. I only have one face. *Repeats to self*. I only have one face...

I still love my acrylic drawers from Homebase but I didn't want to get anymore because a) I think any more stacked on top would look a bit silly and b) they don't really hold very much & I had a few products with chunkier packaging (MAC Face & Body and the ELF HD Powder) that just don't fit. Definitely going to keep the ones I have though because it's nice being able to see where everything is & it makes me keep everything tidy! 

I was in Tesco the other evening doing grocery shopping (am I the only one that feels like they spend half their life in supermarkets?!) and I spotted this little Christmas tree, all on its lonesome. I felt bad for it and it made its way into my trolley. Seriously, it was 84p. They'd reduced it from 98p. That made me chuckle.

My next project is the table, it was a cheapy purchase from Argos many years ago so it's done well, it just doesn't look very pretty. I have some cream paint that I think I'm going to use & I might change the drawer knobs to something a little more sparkly. Now, I just need to get around to it. If only there were more hours in the day, eh? That'd be nice!

How do you store your make up? I'd love to know/see!
If you have a blog post about it, link me in the comments!
xoxo

69 comments:

  1. Love your wee Christmas tree - such a bargain. I want one in white haha!
    XO

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  2. It looks lovely! In the picture you can't tell that you put too much fabric, it just looks totally cute. Wish we had an Ikea around here!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

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  3. I feel the same about acrylic drawers, they're nice and handy but don't hold very much. Ikea have a new range of drawers that you can stack and they're pretty cool.

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    1. Ooh I'll have to look for those! Xo

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  4. Oh look at you, you're so organised! I even bought a lovely dressing table with lots of drawers to force myself to organise my makeup more nicely. But nope, it is still messy and all over the place! Haha also I like that you bought that Christmas tree because it was lonely, I totally would have done the same! :D

    elissiam.

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    1. Haha aww, I'm super messy most of the time <3

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  5. Love this :) The Ikea drawers are super lovely, and I have the homebase drawers too!
    You should paint the table, we did our chest of drawers and I love it now xxx

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  6. I spend a good 80% of my free time in Supermarkets.
    Drives me mad I tell you!!
    Love your IKEA storage though, thinking I might have a go and get some but paint them white... might be nice?
    x

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    1. Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one! xo

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  7. I did a blog post about my make up storage last month...
    http://www.glamupeveryday.com/2012/11/my-make-up-storage.html

    Love your little acrylic drawers!

    Gillian x

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  8. I love your diy drawers! If I'd made them they'd be so so messy, haha. I seem to spend way too much time in Supermarkets, don't even know why. They just seem to be a bit like black holes xx

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  9. Your make up is much more nicely presented than mine! I just have mine shoved in a box and hidden away under the bed! And your chest of drawers would look really nice in white/cream :) I wish all my drawers were that colour instead of the boring brown they currently are!

    louisejoyb x

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    1. I've had a go at painting them and I like them much more now! <3

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  10. I made over my IKEA drawers too, but used craft paper instead. They hold all of my nail polish and I love them :D
    Yours are absolutely gorgeous, I love the idea of covering them in fabric. You picked really pretty colours!
    Here's my post if you'd like to have a nosey!
    http://molliemuses.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/new-nail-polish-storage.html

    Mollie xo

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    1. Ooh I'll pop over and have a look, thanks hun! xo

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  11. Ah you are so much more organised than me! I love all the storage boxes from Tk Maxx and they seemed to be reasonably priced too - I need to invest!
    xxx

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  12. Oooh this is so organised Jennie! Better then mine, mine sit in baskets under my mirror, handy but dusty. I need to find something with lids, the ikea drawers are cute - tempting.
    Plus, your 'I only have one face' comment made me laugh. I love buying make-up, have loads and its just for one face...hahaha!

    Fliss @ The Offbeat Girl xxx
    The Offbeat Girl

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    1. Hahaa it's all too pretty, it can't be helped! xo

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  13. Ooooh please paint the table and then show us how it turned out!!!

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  14. It looks amazing! You are very organised and it looks so pretty:)x

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  15. oh my, there is so many lovely stuff! i need to send you decoupage box made by me :D
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love this storage! I have two pink plastic mini drawer sets from discount world which have about 3 drawers and a top bit which flips open. I also have a couple of pretty TK MAXX storage boxes - one filled with nail varnish and the other has things like excess items, GB perfume samples & stuff I don't tend to use.

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    1. I love TK MAXX storage, they always have cute things! xo

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  17. love it! i now may pinch the ikea drawers box from you.. I always saw it but never thought of decorating it! thank you for the idea :)

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  18. the ikea drawers are just lovely!

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  19. This is perfection. I keep meaning to organize my makeup in those pretty acrylic drawers but I haven't gotten around to buying some. I just keep it in random makeup bags right now :/

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    1. I really do recommend the acrylic drawers, it's nice to be able to see where things are! Xo

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  20. Hey lovely! Just catching up on your blog after being away from the internet for so long. I really like acrylic storage (I have some) but you're right they often don't hold much. Love the TKmaxx frame - we get pretty much all our frames from there... so cheap :) Hope all is well,
    Sofia (Sofia's Journal) xo

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    1. Aww yay, it's so nice to see you back! <3

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  21. This is perfect!


    I'm new and I'm at
    http://tokyoleighfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

    I follow everyone back!

    Hope we can become friends!
    Tifa x

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  22. I know what you mean with the homebase storage. There are some bits that I cant fit into mine which is annoying! I do like the look of the ikea draws, however I dont think I have a big enough collection to fill them plus the acrylic draws.. It will only make me want to buy more makeup! And I've been pretty restrained recently!

    Leanne @ Leanne-marie.com xx

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    1. The ikea drawers are SO roomy, I can totally see my collection filling them soon enough though eek! xo

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  23. I love your Ikea Drawers they are so cute i'm assuming you did it!x
    Sarah xx Loveyourlumps <3

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  24. The mini Christmas tree is so cute, I probably would have taken pity on it as well hehe!

    fashioncrossing.blogspot.com

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  25. I arrange all my make-up and skin care products on a bookshelf. I know it will get really disorganized at some point because, of course, your make-up collection is going to look like a make-up counter someday anyway, but yeah. I like to be able to see what I have instead of knowing where my things are.

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  26. All of this is so cute! I love the mini Christmas tree :) I saw some lovely ones in Paperchase the other and am really tempted to get one
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. love this and yes,you really should paint the table,do mot worry if it does not be perfect,it will look vintage,there are many you tube videos and posts that will help you!

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  28. The grey bun behind the tree, has his little Santa hat on.

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  29. Looks like a great way to store your make-up! Mine's a mess at the mo...

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  30. I love the drawers, they look really pretty with the fabric on them! xx

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  31. I love your makeup storage! The Homebase drawers will last a lifetime and are always practical. Totally love what you've done with the Ikea drawers too- they look so different! xxx

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    1. Thanks hun, took ages but I love them! xo

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  32. That's so tidy and organised! My makeup is sort of thrown in various empty beauty boxes! xx

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  33. your storage is lovely! its so organised! xo

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  34. This is a really weird comment, and even weirder that its on such an old post, but I got the exact same Christmas tree in the exact same scenario haha.
    He was all on his own on a counter and I felt bad just leaving him so I brought him home. :)

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