Saturday, 4 June 2011

My make up & jewellery storage

I spent a long time looking for the perfect storage! I needed something compact enough to fit into the small space that I had available on my desk, and something relatively easy to organise so that I can find what I need quickly in the mornings.

I discovered these boxes from Muji. They're lightweight and clear, making it easy to see instantly whats where. I must admit that there's not much space to layer up, but I think that adds to the simplicity and organisation. Anything I don't use often is stored in a tower of small Ikea boxes on the floor.  . 

Most of my make up brushes are stored in a cheap lined basket within a paper tray built into my desk, along with some bigger eyeshadow palettes. My most used make up brushes however, sit in a Ikea vase, as they otherwise have a tendancy to get lost amongst a sea of eye make up brushes.

On  top of the acrylic boxes sit a small finger washing bowl from Ikea, in which a small collection of my rings sit, and the rest of my jewellery and lipsticks/glosses are again stored in clear acrylic kitchen accessories from Ikea, stuck to the wall!

As you can see, I have filled the largest of the two drawer sets with make up, and the smaller with mainly jewellery. When I first ever bought these, everything looked incredibly neat and organised, but this has decreased with the increase of make up and earrings that I've managed to cram in. 

Small pendant necklaces are stored in boxes within the acrylic drawers, but bigger ones are hung from a cheap coat hook. 



  1. aww wow, this looks really pretty! you have some great storage ideas :) x

  2. I love being nosy and peeping into the ways people organise! I like the idea of the clear drawers, I'm not sure I'd manage to keep them as neat as you though.

  3. Blimey you are so organised!

  4. Really well organised, I love it. I do get very envious of large and varied make up collections. I have so little!

  5. I store all of my things in perfume boxes I get at Christmas. I always used to throw the big gift set boxes out but they are so handy. Love these clear drawers x

  6. I love your storage, I've been wanting some of these Muji boxes for soooo long now but never have any spare cash, booo! Our local Muji has closed down recently too, so I hope they're not in trouble! :(

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