Monday 17 September 2012

My Makeup Storage

Me and Andrew officially moved in to our house on Friday and we've spent the weekend unpacking, doing last minute DIY (badly) and welcoming our new home to its first guests. My pride and joy is definitely my new dressing table and having never had proper make-up storage before it felt lovely to put everything in its rightful place.

I am so in love with my dressing table and I am even more in love with the price I paid for it. The table itself cost me just £15 from a charity shop and whilst it was hard to see past the dark, old fashioned wood, I knew the shape of it and the beautiful fittings would make the perfect dresser when given a little TLC. The mirror cost me £8 from a car-boot sale and again, just needed a little love and attention to restore it and the chair cost me just £2 at the same boot fair. That's my dream dresser for just £25!

On top of my dresser I keep a few of my 'nicer' makeup and skincare items such as a Chanel foundation and lipstick to give it that luxurious boudoir feel. I use this really cute little plant pot to hold my makeup and the deliciously scented 'Sugared Vanilla' Yankee Candle finishes off the girly dressing table.

I got this really cute storage box from TK Maxx and it is perfect for storing my favourite lipsticks. As I must have mentioned a million times before, lipsticks are by far my most treasured makeup item and pretty much the only thing I ever change up so I love having them on top of my dresser so it's easy for me to chop and change.

Inside the dresser it is split into compartments which is perfect for storing make-up. I am going to bring my empty Glossy Boxes from my mum's house to divide it into sections a bit more clearly as I have with the blushes and bronzers to give the drawers a bit more structure.

My friend Sarah made me this cute floral printed cushion as a house warming present, who knew she was so crafty?! It's very Cath Kidston-y and looks adorable on my chair whilst adding much needed comfort for those lengthy beautifying sessions.

You may recall from a previous post that I got this cute little storage rack from a charity shop a month or so ago and I've hung it on the wall next to my dressing table to store all the beauty bits I don't want cluttering up the dresser. It's the perfect size for all my lotions and potions and the pink flowers adds a nice contrast against the pale blue wall.

So that's my make-up storage! I am so happy with how it's turned out, for £25 I have managed to make a real focal point in the spare room and I think it adds real character and femininity. How do you guys like to store your makeup? 



  1. Your collection of lipstick is INCREDIBLE Becca! I'd have a field day playing with all those!

    1. Haha thankyouuu, I do have a serious love affair with lipsticks! x