Friday, 28 August 2015

My First-Ever Muji Haul!

Hi, everyone! When I heard that Muji was opening a shop here in Toronto, I was instantly excited. This Japanese chain of minimalist, functional, affordable housewares was well known to me, as every popular blogger seemed to store their makeup stash in Muji's sleek acrylic drawers and travel with their cosmetics bags. I was drawn to the sleek aesthetic and the wallet-friendly price tags as well as the opportunity to tap into my deep love of organizing! When Muji first opened its doors in Toronto, the stores was a zoo. I'd pass it on the way home from work, see the crowds, and decide to pass on by. But earlier this week my friend and I were on our way to grab some ramen, when a fairly tranquil-looking Muji store grabbed our attention.My friend left the shop with a sensible purchase of a new notebook and a couple new coloured pens. My haul was a bit more extensive, yet, arguable, also incredibly practical and well curated. Here's a peek at what I picked up: 






Lately I have been using the Quo Luxury Cotton Squares from Shoppers Drug Mart, but I was just coming to the end of a bag. Given the great price ($5.50 CAD), I thought I'd give Muji's Cut Cotton version a go!




I'm totally smitten with the chic, minimal packaging of Muji's skin care range, as well as with the quality ingredients included, especially for the price. I'm about to finish of a tin of my much-loved Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter, so thought I'd try a mini size of Muji's Mild Cleansing Oil ($6.50 CAD) to see how it stacks up.


These are the acrylic drawers that have made Muji famous in the blogosphere. I have similar storage in my bathroom at the moment, but it is completely overflowing. I thought the addition of these 3-Drawer Acrylic Cubby Boxes ($22 CAD) would take care of that excess in a sleek and compact way. Plus, the design is so easy on the eyes!

Yes, that is Darth Vader in the reflection :)



These plastic Makeup Boxes ($6 CAD each) or not quite as sleek and cool-looking, but I thought they would be absolutely perfect for storing my lipsticks. As we all know, my lipstick stash is a bit out of control, and is rather scattered around several areas of my apartment at the moment. I figured that these two containers would fit my collection quite well and finally give them a unified, tidy home! 


Although delayed, my first proper visit to Muji was a total success and a lot of fun. I'm not typically someone who gets ultra jazzed about housewares, but the variety of products offered (many of them rather adorable), the unique aesthetic, and gentle price tags could seriously having me lurk in the shop for hours. Luckily, our tummies were hungry for ramen at the time, so I left before doing any more damage!

Gratuitous kitty shot :)


Have you ever tried anything from Muji? Do you like shopping for household items? How do you store your makeup?

Thanks for dropping by! xo

32 comments:

  1. curious to see how that cleansing oil will perform

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    1. So far the cleansing oil has actually been great! Another great affordable option. The cotton pads are fab too :)

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  2. I so want these acrylic boxes, they are perfect for lipsticks and all other small bits!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. They really are! I've been storing my eye shadow palettes in them :)

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  3. I just bought those acrylic boxes from Muji too! They're so great xx

    RAYDANT Blog

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    1. They really are so sleek and handy! :)

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  4. I need to go buy more acrylic drawers, but everytime I go in there I want *everything* so it's best if I wait. I didn't know they did skincare, that's really interesting, I'll have to check it out when I finally go!

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    1. Oh man, I really did want *everything* in the store. But yeah, the skin care definitely is worth a peek! The cleansing oil has been great so far :)

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  5. I tried to go in there once and it was a zoo too! I am just waiting for them to open a location outside of downtown :p or have they already? I had no idea they sold cleansing products too, I def want to hear your thoughts on that cleansing oil

    Michelle | A Lovely Allure

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    1. I'm not sure if there are any other locations, but the Dundas location has definitely slowed down a bit! The cleansing oil has really been great so far! :)

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  6. I love buying anything that is storage! For makeup, household items, stationery... everything! I love trays and baskets. My makeup are in a few drawers separated in little baskets.

    xo Kat @ Katness

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    1. Yes, the little baskets are so handy- and cute! :)

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  7. The Muji cotton pads are the BEST! xx

    www.RoxandRoses.com

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    1. They really are!! I've been loving them so much :)

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  8. Nice Muji :) Kiss from France, Sand.
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    French Riviera on my French blog:
    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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  9. Love these items. I have a few acrylics now and love them. I also have some pp bins for storing my daily stuff and brushes. The wipes are fantastic too.

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    1. Yes, I've totally been loving the cottons :)

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  10. I need those acrylic drawers in my life! I didn't know Muji did skincare, hope it does well!

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    1. They're really so sleek and handy! So far I've really been loving the cleansing oil! :)

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  11. awesome post! i didnt hear about this brand before but i love the minimalist feel and look! i want some acrylic drawers to help organize my makeup! and your cat is super pretty! xo
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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    1. Aww, thanks! I'm always happy when Sadie can make it into a post :) And Muji is so worth checking out :)

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  12. fantastic collection, i love muji, everything is so simple and yet so very necessary

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  13. I have yet to actually purchase anything from Muji because they were ALWAYS out of stock when I was in there. However, my current setup doesn't yet require more organization - although I trust that won't last for long.

    I die over that acrylic organization one every time. And I like the idea behind the frosted plastic ones... Simple, and yet absolutely effective. I'm curious about those cotton strips though - how many are in the package?

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    1. They seemed very fully stocked when I was there last! The frosted organizers have been great for my lipsticks and the cotton pads are actually fantastic! There are 110 in the package and they're so big that you only really need one at a time. Super soft too!

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  14. I've never tried any Muji stuff, but I love organizing, and these look like they would be fun to use. My makeup collection could use a little help in the organization department. Pretty kitty!

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    1. Thanks! I'll tell Sadie you said so :) And Muji is so worth a visit!

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  15. I bought Muji when I was on exchange in HK. Those acrylic drawers are sooo awesome for storing lippies. I have the 5 drawer one. The price is actually quite reasonable too. I Hope they open one up in vancouver soon! Would love to hear how you are liking the skincare items too.

    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. They really are- though I've been using the acrylic for my eye shadow palettes. I'll be writing a review, but so far the cleansing oil is great stuff :)

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