Wednesday, 10 September 2014

New Home Priorities: Updated Makeup Storage!

Hi, everyone! If you've been lurking around the blog lately, you'll know that I recently moved in with my boyfriend, which has been an amazing, exciting step. While some unpacked boxes still linger, the decor element I prioritized from the start was my makeup storage. Obvs. I've had lots of fun arranging my beauty bits around the condo and I thought I'd share some shots of the setup with you! 

So yes, I was picked up by the Muji-esque bandwagon. A real Muji store is opening up in Toronto soon (yay!), but in the meantime I turned to Amazon for these two clear acrylic makeup drawers. I really like them! The left drawer houses my go-to face products (foundation, powder, blush, etc.), while the left stores my eye products (shadows, liners, and mascaras). I plan to rotate the contents of the shelves (particularly the blushes and shadows) every few weeks so I can get good use out of my entire stash!  

For my makeup brushes, I found the coolest mug ever! I found the skeleton model graphic  quirky and charming and it's a perfect fit for all of my brushes. 

On the other side of the counter sits my daily skin care products as well as another plastic storage container where I've tucked my favourite palettes of the moment as well as a few other skin care bits. The container fits even my biggest palettes perfectly, which is so handy! 

Now onto the bedroom! The artwork above my dresser is still a work in progress, but the surface is fully dressed! 

On the left is my beauty tray, which I'm using to temporarily store my newest beauty bits, items received in swaps, goodies sent for review, and other cute little bobs. I've also topped it with my floral headband and adorable Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura hand mirror. 

Beside that is my new vanity tray from HomeSense, which fits my perfume collection perfectly! I love how classic and feminine it looks. 

Further down the line is my new lipstick holder, also from HomeSense. It fits 24 lippies and displays them so nicely! I've filled it with Fall-inspired shades that I'm planning to gradually transition into my on-the-go lip bag. Behind it is a MAC lipstick illustration that I purchased from Etsy years ago. I think it frames the lipstick holder wonderfully :)

Finally, we have a slim shelf that displays my favourite body care goodies as well as my entire nail polish collection! 

Like the beauty geek that I am, I've organized my nail stash by colour and I'm very happy with the result! It's nice to finally have all of my polishes in one place- hopefully it'll inspire me to paint my tips more often! 

And the final (non-makeup-related) piece de resistance is this tissue box holder. Adam found it at Value Village a couple years back and I've been treasuring this quirky little treasure ever since! 

What the heck is going on here? Please help :)

It is possibly the weirdest thing that I own and I have no idea what it's all about! I'm pretty sure the writing is Japanese... If anyone out there can translate or explain what this is all about, I'd be forever grateful! 

So there you go! A peek at my updated makeup organization and storage. It's been a pleasure setting up all of my treasures and really making this condo feel like home :)

How do you store your makeup collection?

Thanks for reading! xo


  1. my dear, you have /completely/ taken over hahahaha. but then again, every other surface has all of adam's games, vinyls and toys so i think its fair. i LOVE the storage solutions you have created!!! i'm not sure how i'm going to convince david to give me as much space as you've got :P

    and where did you get that mac picture?

    A Beautiful Zen

  2. I love how your set up is looking! I've just started to reorganise the spare room since moving back in but still working on it.

  3. Makeup storage is my legit weakness. LOVE your nail polish collection!

  4. WAIT WAIT WAIT WHAT? A Muji is opening in Toronto soon? WHERE?!?! And WHEN?!?!

    Anyway, on to your actual post... the makeup collection is definitely my favourite thing to set up when I move into a new place!

    I love your lipstick area in particular. That MAC lipstick painting (drawing?) is a lovely addition.

  5. You are so well organized! I love that you have an entire shelf system devoted to your nail polishes and body care products,

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  6. Love it! I'm definitely heading over to Muji when it opens. That MAC lipstick illustration is the cutest!

  7. Congrats on the big move!! You are so organized!!!

  8. Your storage area is so neat and clean! I've been meaning to post an updated makeup collection/storage post for so long, but being a student means my living situation changes a bit too often, plus I'm not happy with my current makeup desk. Once I'm settled somewhere I hope to be able to write about it :) x

  9. Great organization!! I love that mug for your makeup bushes! I'm always trying to think of a new way to store my brushes, I don't know why I haven't though of using mugs before!

  10. yay for new set-ups/storage and definitely for Muji!!! WOO!
    love your display of the polishes. =)

  11. So beautiful products, dear. ;-)
    Lovely greets

  12. Great organization and storage ideas! I have the exact same acrylic drawers. I got mine at Solutions in Richmond Hill. I know I for sure will check out the Muji store once it is in Toronto.

    New follower :)

  13. That lipstick print is so lovely! Perfect décor piece to accent the whole set up! Thannks for sharing your makeup station!! Love it!

  14. haha..I have no idea what's going on there, but that has to be the greatest tissue box ever made! :-)

  15. Love the storage! It's all very cute. The mug is awesome, and the MAC illustration fits perfectly hehe!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  16. great organization sweety!
    have a wonderful day!

    <3, Kathrin

  17. love this storage! x

  18. Nice post! I am so loving the way you organized everything. Have an amazing day!


  19. Yay for moving in with your boyfriend!! I kind of have this love of organizing stuff like this! Your nail polish collection is quite fab :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  20. Lovely storage :)
    I am loving that print of the MAC lipstick.
    Amazing touches glad your settling nicely!!

  21. I love your set up! I have my stuff primarily in a 9 drawer Ikea Alex that I've had for like 5 years. It's funny because when I first got it, there was lots of empty space, but now it's overflowing, with some of my collection in various storage on my desk and various baskets on my dresser. I need to do some kind of declutter, or get some more storage. Let's get real, it'll probably be me getting more storage. I'm so excited for the Muji store to open too!


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