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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Current Make Up Collection + Storage!

I'm still working on decluttering my life, some areas are more difficult than others but my make up collection was a lot easier than I was expecting. Four years ago I dreamt of having an extensive array of make up to choose from each morning, but now a small selection of things I really love is infinitely more appealing.

My make up used to live in three sets of three acrylic drawers and that was part of the problem; I had a real desire to fill them up. And I almost did before I decided enough was enough. I sorted through each drawer, keeping things I really loved along with things I wasn't totally impressed with but would use up, and parting with everything else. It was a very therapeutic process. I'm still working on using some things up that I wouldn't repurchase, but I've promised myself that I'll do that before buying anything new and if there's anything in there that I haven't reached for in 3 months it has to go. 

This vintage style case was a TK Maxx find many years ago. It had been sitting in a cupboard for a while not doing anything and I thought it would be the perfect size to store make up so I dug it out and I'm quite happy with it. Everything is in one place so I don't have to go rooting around in drawers and the whole thing is portable so I can do my make up anywhere in the house now. 

All my cheek products fit nicely inside an old beauty box and my lip products are in an acrylic container, which means they all stay together and there is some kind of organisation. Without those in there it would get very messy, very quickly. It's almost due for another mini declutter, some foundations, mascaras and lip products are getting close to their use by dates and there are some brushes I don't use, but aside from that this is my current make up collection.

How do you store your make up? 

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29 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a great idea. Very compact, I love it x

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  2. Hey Jennie! This is incredibly pretty and practical! How I'd love to have something as cute to hold everything I absolutely love and adore and not ever feel like buying more "just to fill the empty spaces" lol! Love love love your little beauty box! x

    TheConscienceFund

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  3. I love the vintage case! Your collection looks so organised compared to mine - I really have some work to do haha!

    Lovely post :)
    Valérie | Scribbles of Valérie

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  4. Such a lovely way to store your makeup! The case is so gorgeous, great idea!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  5. That case is absolutely beautiful!! Such a cute way to store make up :) xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  6. The vanity case is beautiful!! I'm working on down-sizing my make-up collection but it's so hard... A girl needs options! At the moment all my bits and pieces are a bit scattered here, there and everywhere since moving back in with my Mum, I really need a good sort-out actually...

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Aw that's so cute! I dont have much so all mine is in a zip-up case.

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  8. Aw that's so cute! I don't have much, so all mine is in a zip-up case.

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  9. Wow, great make-up collection! And I love the case you keep everything in!
    WritingMonique

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  10. This is such a lovely creative way of storing makeup! So pretty!

    Stephanie xxxx
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  11. O vau, perfect! I'm envious at your well picked collection *.* I need to declutter mine, immediately!

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  12. I really like the way you store your make-up. It's very neat, everything has its place, and with such a limited space, there's no room for unnecessary things.
    I decluttered my make-up collection as well and tried to keep only the things that I really use. I gave everything else to my sister-in-law and niece, and they were quite happy.

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  13. This is such an adorable little setup, and so much more fits in there than I would have expected! I store my everyday makeup in a large makeup bag and everything else under my bathroom sink in assorted other makeup bags. I definitely need to have a declutter soon!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  14. Love your storage solution! I have been trying very very hard to de clutter my life & in that process makeup has been quite hard. I'm taking it slow but have managed to cut down the size of my collection - I still have a long way to go but I already feel better with less.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  15. That is such a cute way to store your makeup! I store my everyday things in a small cosmetic pouch. And for the other bits and bobs its just in a drawer along with unopened lotions, hair ties and other bits and bobs.

    Dignifiable

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  16. Wow you've done a great job at cutting down and decluttering considering how much you had a few years ago. All looks beautifully organised in your case :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  17. This is such a great idea and the box is really charming too! TK Maxx has some awesome storage boxes! I used to have a fab case years ago which I bought from Boots but I don't think they sell them anymore, such a shame! xxx

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  18. Well this puts shame to my current storage system (i.e. - usually scattered over my dressing table!). What a lovely idea Jennie, and a great use of the case! x

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  19. TK Maxx is great for unique sort of things like that case. I also find a lot of bargain high end makeup there but I probably shouldn't tell you that hehehe.

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  20. Now this is the prettiest make up storage that I've ever seen. It's a shame that I'm such a hoarder and probably wouldn't fit half of my things in here. Oh well... :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  21. This is incredibly dreamy Jennie, I love it!! xx

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  22. All those bloggers and youtubers made me feel like I had to own five thousand cases of makeup too but recently I'm becoming very frustrated at this endless materialistic need. How long did it take you to get your collection down to that size? I'm working on it as well right now

    The Artistically Challenged

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  23. I love seeing this and hearing about how you did it! Thx for sharing!

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  24. This is such a nice way to store your make up Jennie! :)
    I have started to pop a little date onto my foundations as I can never remember when I opened them.
    Amy x

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  25. This is such a nice collection of makeup! I love the case x

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Wow so very organised!! This is what I'd like to do with my make up which is currently a jumbled up mess in a basket :/

    Emma xx

    www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I love this storage idea! I wish I had all those cheek products, your collection of blushers is dreamy. ;)

    Tara x

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  28. haha, i keep my makeup stuff in a mini suitcase like this too.
    im driving home every weekend - so it's easiest for me to take my makeup stuff in that mini suitcase with me

    pssshhht.blogspot.com

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  29. I only just started getting beauty products through my subscription with Ipsy, so so far I've just been leaving my products in the pouches they're delivered in, but the products and pouches are starting to accumulate, so I guess it's about time for me to find a proper way to store them! I love the box you have :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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