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Organising my makeup

Muji 5 drawer acrylic storage

Over the years I have accumulated a serious amount of makeup. Probably too much if I’m honest. In the last two years however, I have really um, cut back (read: a slightly less excessive collection) and I think it’s down to how I store it all.

I tried various bits and pieces from Ikea, plus acrylic drawer inserts for a makeup cabinet I used to have and mini wicker basket things but none of them really worked. They were either too naff, too difficult to clean or completely useless at actually organising stuff. So what happened you may ask? Enter Muji.

I’ve blogged about some of their storage before but looking back, my setup then wasn’t all that either. I still had way too much stuff! Plus I broke the drawers when we moved house. Anyways, there is actually a point to this post – I think my makeup is now the most organised its ever been.  And it’s because a) I spent some time reducing my collection to make it a bit capsule-y and b) I got some new storage from Muji that is very purposeful.

Muji makeup storage

The main one is a five drawer acrylic box which holds literally everything and then two of the deep one drawer boxes stacked on top of each other. I use these for bigger items like foundation and primer.

I find them pretty sturdy and super easy to keep clean and let’s be honest, they look kind of pretty. Looking at them now makes me want to buy more makeup!

Muji makeup storage - concealer

Muji makeup storage - lipstick

And that’s about it really. Muji is available in Dubai from their huge shop in the Dubai Mall or online from

In other news, today is my third day as a vegan. If anyone is remotely interested in knowing more about this and most importantly, what I’m currently stuffing my face with, let me know and I will happily whip up a long, rambling blog post 🙂

That’s all for now!

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  • Reply Alejandra

    Love how they look!
    Btw, this is my third day as vegetarian, yaay for us, I’d love to read what are you stuffing your face with.

    February 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Muy bien Alejandra! Why did you go veggie? I’ll probably do a post next week once I’m more than a week into it 🙂

      February 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Alejandra

    Love how the make-up looks!
    Btw, this is my third day as vegetarian, yaay for us, I’d love to read what are you stuffing your face with.

    February 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Steph

    I love these Muji storage units, I have a few all over the house! so pretty! I’m interested in this new Vegan thing of yours…def write about it 🙂 x

    February 5, 2014 at 10:16 am
    • Reply Simone

      Steph we need to organise a shopping trip and coffee soon. Think I’ll wait until next week to blog about vegan thing as although I’m sticking to it, I could MURDER some chocolate right about now 🙁

      February 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    Love it! I’ve been looking for something like this for ages, like you say everything else is either tacky or impractical! I’m going to Dubai next week for a few days so definitely need to squeeze some boxes into my bag!

    February 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Ooh yes, do it! The store here is so massive and gorgeous.x

      February 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply chloe walsh

    Hi Simone!! Hope your well! So what is this vegan diet you have been following and where do you get the recepies from?


    February 10, 2014 at 11:34 am
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