Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Reorganised Make up Storage

Yesterday I sorted through a lot of unloved make up and minimised my collection. I decided I needed a change from my current make up storage system and reverted back to my old style instead. I used acrylic boxes from Muji, which come in various styles and sizes. I used the 2 drawer system and stacked them on top of each other.



I also put my Nails Inc nail polishes within this section as I have so many yet neglect them, this way I get to see them everyday and actually use them.


To clarify, there is a mirror behind it, so it looks like I have double the amount but I don't!



I put my brushes inside one of the drawers, this way it protects them from dust. The pictures speak for themselves. I'm forever changing the way I store things as I am obsessed with organising. Check my "Storage" label for more posts on storage and organisation.

How do you store your make up?

My new aim in life is to minimise my make up collection even more! :)

39 comments:

mizzworthy said...

I really really need you to come and organise my stash!

bubblegarm said...

@Mizzworthy I would LOVE to :)

Hollywood said...

Good Job that looks awsome makes me want to do the same lol now <3

Chelle said...

Cool! Thanks for the tips! I'm gonna scour for clear acrylic containers too... Sometimes I neglect my makeup when it's stashed somewhere unnoticeable...

Olivia said...

I really need to do this. Yours looks so neat :) Great Job!

Liparazzi said...

I'm glad you made a note of the mirror! I was thinking that your makeup went on forever!ha ha

Victoria said...

Wow. It's like a shop counter! I love it. Makes me want to get super organised :) x

Doorstepping said...

Süper fikir! Daha geçen gün makyaj masamın dağınıklığı ile ilgili post yapmıştım.
Umarım Istanbul'daki Muji'de de vardır bunlardan :)

natalya said...

Wow.. please can you come organise mine!! I am the complete opposite of you ie. far too lazy to be neat and tidy, but I love having things in their rightful place. I am hoping that once I move I will force myself to do this! xx

Michélle said...

Wow, love your collection and how you store it. Looks really neat :)
xo Michelle

Rocaille said...

Haha, I just went through my stash today, but couldn't force myself to throw anything away... I always think I am going to finish the product one day, but then I never do ;) Great storage solution! xxx

Shangri-La said...

Wow that is some collection, I'm liking the new organisation :)
xx

Louise said...

Oh thats a nicely organised stash - well done x

Dye-A-Graham said...

I loooove your make-up collection...and everything is so neat! I especially like the acrylic storage unit. It makes it easy to see everything and get to it quickly without having to rummage through everything and making a mess..hahaha

Dye-A-Graham said...

Oh wow..I just saw the part about the mirror! ahhaha I was thinking 'wow this woman has alot of lipstick'..hahahaha..thanks for sharing.

WinterBlossom said...

OMG im in love. :P Gorgeous storage. To the non make-up addict I am aware that this is sad but I dont care - I think its awesome! :D xxx

Computergirl said...

Wow so many nails inc polishes!! I wish I had roomto put my stash out lik that!!

I see labels too!
You should run a company that organises people's make-up!!
Emma :)

Jo said...

Heaven! I have to say I thought blimey when I saw your Nails Inc collection, then I read about the mirror lol! xx

amynicola_ox said...

i actually LOVE this storage system
congrats girl - you have me trawling the muji site as i write this :)

Tali said...

Nooooo dont minimize your collection! lol What will we do without you having to reorganise it all every time you move/travel! :P

Looks great.. before i realised it was the reflection I was thinking.. wow she likes nails inc!!

Daisy said...

Haha I was about to comment on the number of Nail Inc polishes you have but then you mentioned the mirror!x

lovedesignerskin said...

yummy at all your nailpolish x

Lina said...

You should see my make-up "area", total mess, chest of drawers FULL. I need to organise big time - I might invest in those muji trays as well. Lxx

Jupiter Jones aka Magpie Burns said...

turn your varnish upside down so you can see the colours easily for quicker selection - great make up collection too. i love your blog.xxx

Sirvinya said...

Oooh, that's a nicely organised stash :)

fantastic said...

i saw all of those nail polishes and thought the same thing--wow, this girl has nearly 50 of the same brand! this looks v neat, and probably makes it easier to see what you have (thus, i'm sure you're using items you haven't used in some time). thanks for showing!

Connie De Alwis said...

very neat storage! I keep organizing mine then it goes back into a mess in less than 3 days :-/

Sofee said...

LOVE this organization system!!!

VampiressDoll said...

:O Incredibly neat!
Now where to start on mine..
5 wooden draws in my dresser.
4 large plastic draws, brush cups, a wooden black organiser and 5 boxes for nail polishes under my bed. I'm not really an organised person lol it is a bit of a mess..actually it is a mess haha!

yorkieluvs said...

I always rearrange my makeup too, especially if I am ignoring products I should be using lol.

Love how accessible your stuff is...I totally need to rearrange mine. Thanks for sharing!

xox

Veronika said...

I store mine in the exact same way- clear drawers from the container store- I have pics on my blog!http://veronabrit.blogspot.com/2009/10/makeup-product-organization-101.html

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Hilary said...

this is so organized! Great job. You've inspired me to clean out my old make up and be more organized too!

tina_mbc said...

Love your set-up, everything is neatly organised!
I used to keep my collection in similar acrylic drawer thingies, but they hold probably half the stuff than what yours hold...They do look pretty though!
So, now I use them only for shadows, with pencils, blushes and lip stuff in other random boxes!!!

I need to sort out my storage situation at some point!!!

xoxo

~Lisa said...

Wow! I absolutely love how you organized everything!!! It looks so good! And I got a bit fooled by the mirror! Haha, I was like WOW! Awesome Nails Inc. Collection!! Too bad Canada doesn't have Nails Inc. I'd love to try it =D

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emily☆ said...

I am forever changing the way my makeup is stored, I've never seen clear containers but I'll have to keep an eye out because your set up looks great! xo em

Snowdrop85 said...

Wow! You have as many Nails Inc polishes as I do!! Nice organisation, I need more space for all my stuff!

Shortiee31 said...

Wow! Feeling very jealous Mushine! :o x

Alex said...

i have been looking for a good system to store my makeup for so long but in the uk we seem to have a big lack of stores such as the container store which is in the us. Then i noticed that you were blogging in the uk and i realised that that means you bought from the uk! Yes! Yes! Yes!