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