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Makeup Storage

I got a couple of emails recently asking how I store my makeup, where I get the storage from and so on, so I decided to do a quick post on it. I don’t really have any genius idea’s I’m afraid, I just like things to be tidy!

I have a bunch of different holders which serve a variety of purposes. The one holding some of my brushes is from a stationary shop in Singapore and the cotton buds jar is from IKEA. I also have the No. 7 Vanity Mirror from Boots, which I love as it has a light and a x3 magnifying mirror.

I found these clear plastic stackable jars last week at The Homestore in CityCentre Mall, here in Bahrain. They are so handy for storing bits and pieces and a steal at 3BD for 3 stackable pots (6euro/5GBP). The one in the top picture holds some of my liners and cream eye shadows and the above one holds my nail polishes perfectly.

 

I picked up this old jewellery box in a street market in Thailand a couple of years ago. Originally, most of my bracelets were living in there, but now it is home to some of my skincare jars and bottles. It keeps them tidy and together and out of the way.

 

I keep my day-to-day makeup in the drawer of my makeup table. It’s easier to put my go to items in here rather than schlepping through my collection looking for stuff every day. As a result, I find I am really getting through the makeup in the drawer, and as I finish with them I replace them with something else.
That’s about it I’m afraid, nothing too ground breaking! I do LOVE to see how people store their makeup however, so if you have some cool idea’s or store your stuff in a novel way please share as I would love to have a look!
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5 Comments

  • Reply Prettyinthedesert

    >You're so organized!! I'm cleaning this weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures.

    March 26, 2011 at 9:10 am
  • Reply thefashionfreak

    >Oohhh! This looks very organised! Love the little plastic tubs. Notice you have the cosmo sponge, would you recommend it? xxx

    March 26, 2011 at 10:23 am
  • Reply dianeuk01

    >So lovely and tidy, those clear containers are fab and love the jewellery box. I've made a DIY lipstick storage container, will def be doing a blog post at some point soon, perhaps a vid too… It's not as pretty as yours but it works so well for my I love it.

    Good idea having stuff you use every day to hand and then being able to use them up and replace with other stuff in your collection, which must be huge!

    Thanks for taking the time to share.
    x

    March 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Niamh

    >majorly, MAJORLY jealous of the new storage stacks. I'm obsessed with little boxes and jars and what have you, my current biggest frustration is that I don't have a proper dressing table to lay everything out on!

    March 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Simone G

    >Yep, loving the storage pots. Thinking of buying some more!
    I'd love to see a vid on your collection and storage Di!!

    Claire- Yep, I definitely would. Its great, cheap and all the products washes out so easily so it lasts quite a long time.

    Aseya, did you get around to that cleaning?!

    April 4, 2011 at 10:00 am
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