Jun 2, 2011

Thursday's beauty post: organizing makeup

When I moved into our new apartment I realised that especially the bathroom had very little storage space and we were also very limited on what we could build in ourselves. I like my makeup more or less organized and accessible that's why we had to improvise a little bit. I'll show you the CD tower we use for a girlier purpose in another post but today I wanted to show you how I organize my nail polishes. I think Ikea discontinued these wooden drawer boxes I've had for a couple of years now and didn't want to throw away.

Right now I'm trying to find all the nail polishes that used to be randomly scattered around the house and put them in the designated drawers.

How do you organize your makeup?


Unknown said...

Wow! I am quite jealous of your diverse nail polish collection. I feel like I need to go and get some more colors for mine! haha great idea color coordinating them :)

xo galmeetsglam.com

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

i always love it when a furniture is used for something different. and how perfect it is for nail polish. above that, it is perfectly organized and i love love the colors. it is like the most amazing color inspiration.

Behind the Lashes said...

I'm in the process of organizing mine. It's currently overflowing my drawers hahaha. And I'm SOOOO jealous of the yellow nail polishs, I've been hunting for the perfect yellow haha.

Gawgus things... said...

I'm so impressed by how organised people can be! This is a great idea - mine are all just lined up! XX

Anonymous said...

love the nail polishes!!

Cinja said...

oooh great! i have to admit, i pretty much just throw everything into a drawer :S

Fashionisaparty.com (Suz) said...

love the selecting on colour! looks so good!

Elisa @ Crazy, Amazing Life said...

I bought an adorable train case from Target two years ago and my makeup has been residing in it ever since. It has 6 retractable compartments which I assigned respectively to:
- eye shadows
- eye pencils/kajals/liners
- mascaras and eyebrow set
- blush
- lipgloss/lipstick (though the ones I use most take permanent residence in the makeup case I keep in my handbag)
- primers

I keep brushes in the brush holders on both sides and use the large compartment at the bottom for the largest brushes, bottles, compacts (foundation, bronzers, etc).

I don't have as many nail polish bottles as you do, so keep mine in a colorful plastic box. But I love the idea of a small drawer chest like the one above!

INES said...

Love it

Buse Ucer said...

such a good idea! love how organized it looks!!

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