Monday, 16 March 2009

My Vanity Area

Today has been an organising day, I have sorted through my clothes and other belongings. I finally got my mirror from Ikea yesterday and was able to complete the finishing touches of my vanity area. For your info: The desk and mirror are from the MALM range at Ikea. Desk approx £80 and mirror approx £50.


I will show you how mine is set up in detail.


My make up is stored in the lovely floral drawer box from the Laura Ashley range at WHSmith, as previously mentioned in an older blog post.



This birdcage tea light holder is one of my favourite items, I got it ages ago from Laura Ashley. Everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. :)



Oooo my dainty perfume ornament.. I got it because it was pretty, I don't intend to put anything in it. A cute picture frame adds a personalised touch. These are both from TK Maxx.




My Revlon mirror from Boots, it has 3 different light settings and the other side of the mirror is 5x magnified. Approx £40. Very good for plucking eyebrows and applying makeup in areas of bad lighting.




This is how I'm storing my palettes, it's actually a letter holder, how cool of an idea is that? It also holds my trusty Fix+!



This is how I'm storing my brushes: The floral one is for my eye brushes, (from a box set, mentioned at the end). The pink one is a Jemma Kidd brush holder from Boots.

It actually has four compartments, which is very handy.



The drawer includes most of my jewellery.. as mentioned in a previous blog post.



I don't like having clutter on display, I would much rather store them in pretty boxes. This box set of 5 was £14.99 from TK Maxx.


All I'm missing is a chair! Any ideas on where I can find one that suits this area? Thanks. Hope I have given you all some ideas. X

27 comments:

rainbowdust33 said...

Would you recommend the Jemma Kidd brush set?? I've had my eye on it for a while, you're the first I have seen that has it!! Gorgeous desk xx

bubblegarm said...

Yes I definately would, the eye brushes are gorgeous, and the flat top face brush is lovely, I use it to apply my msf natural and thank you :) x

dressjunkie said...

The mirror you have is the same as mine, its currently on sale at Argos for £25 :)

bubblegarm said...

OOO lucky you, I always end up paying full price, then BAM it's on sale. :)

javy said...

omg i want that malm vanity so bad, i really wish i had the room for it!

Female_intuition said...

Wow, your space is so organized! It looks like one of those rooms you would find in Ikea, great taste :)

Mish said...

I am totally jealous at how organized you are! I love your idea of using the letter organizer! great tip

Naty1129 said...

Beautiful vanity, love your makeup storage :)

fantastic said...

i love!! i've been trying to figure out how to do my vanity and yours takes the cake thus far!

the one thing i knew i wanted was an ottoman chair...the kind that can just be pushed right under the table...although, i don't know if that would be high enough with yours? i suppose there are different sized ones...

Krystallia said...

Your vanity is sooo well organised and cute :)) Love it,and the collection of your jewellery.. OMG!! All of it is wonderful,love the mirror as well!!I'll try and get one for myself,lol

bubblegarm said...

Thanks girls :) @fantastic I would LOVE an ottoman chair! Will have to keep an eye out!

Anonymous said...

I have the exact same vanity area - i bought the mirror and the table around july last year - In december I noticed the table had started to cave in the middle due to how heavy the mirror is.You may need to fix the mirror to the wall.
Big fan of your blog-you are beautiful! Rachx x

mariewilkinson1982 said...

I have the same table too, however it is in a lighter wood. I was recently considering whether to get the Revlon Mirror too - Is the light any good?

I bought a chair from Ikea of the same wood - It isnt very glam but it does the trick. It also has a cusion on it to go with the upholstery of our bedroom.

I've just started blogging and i love your blog! You are very beautiful - Already I have learned some tips from you!

bubblegarm said...

@anonymous.. thanks for that but I can't fix it to the wall as we are currently renting and I don't want to damage the walls. Hopefully it will be ok for now, once we get our own house, I can fix it :)

bubblegarm said...

@ mariewilkinson1982 Thanks for that :) i'm glad your'e enjoying my blog! The Revlon mirror is definately good, my husband even uses it for shaving sometimes. It's a must! About your chair: it sounds lovely, I wish I could find one in the exact same wood with a lil cushion on it :) where's yours from? The only ones they had in Ikea were a black ugly kitchen stool, or a white plastic kitchen chair. I'm kind of stuck! x

mariewilkinson1982 said...

It was Ikea that I got my chair from. It doesnt match exactly and is basically a dining chair. I found alot of actual chairs were too low to sit at my vanity desk. I made do with this one until I found an actual ottoman/vanity chair and i'm still making do! I think it was this one but it was a couple of years ago.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40044196

and i got the chair cushionin ikea too which goes with our room colour scheme. I think they do this chair in a brown wood too.

Good Luck! Thanks for the advice on the mirror.

Laura said...

Gorgeous :) x

Kelly said...

This is just gorgeous! I 'm so jealous :) I cant wait to move house and have a dressing table and a place to store my make up properly. I LOVE how neatly all your jewelry is stored its amazing :D I have Jewelry everywhere and its such a shame because alot of it gets lost :/ I am defo going to pinch some of these ideas for when i move house and use them in my bedroom :D Great Blogpost I really enjoyed this xoxo

bubblegarm said...

Thanks girls.. @mariewilkinson1982 that chair looks v pretty but low :( i'm on the hunt for an ottoman style chair now :) xx

Briony said...

Ahhhh I'm so jealous of your dressing table, mine is tiny in comparison!!

You've inspired me to post a couple of pics of my dressing room though (and to tidy it up!!)

xxx

Av said...

Thinking maybe a nice little stool that would slide in under the table would be perfect. Maybe you could get a second hand one and recover it in a fabric of choice!! Love your vanity area!

GlitterGutterGirl said...

Love it! You have great taste!

fantastic said...

i'm not sure that these sites ship to the UK, but just as an example:

http://www.westelm.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=17001&langId=-1&catalogId=17002&viewSetCode=E&partNumber=WE-PRODf581&retainNav=true&parent_category_rn=&cmsrc=SCH&parentId=ottoman

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=950&f=31221

http://www.frenchdressing.com.au/storefrontprofiles/DeluxeSFItemDetail.aspx?sid=1&sfid=98118&c=171859&i=246872816

ok...i know, weird way to post options :) now i'm set on finding one for myself! ahh, the possibilities!

bubblegarm said...

@fantastic wowww I like the french one, so cute but it will be too low for this desk, but i love the style. I also like the look of the brown leather rollo ottoman chair. Thanks for that! I will check out laura ashley as they have beautiful furniture in the uk. I'm inspired :) xx

Anastacia said...

Sooo great make-up area!!

bubblegarm said...

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I thought T.[K] Maxx was a typo at first, as in the United States its called T.[J] Maxx lol.