Although i'm still working on it, i thought i'd show you all my new vanity & makeup/hair storage arrangement! It's definitely not perfect and needs a bit of fine tuning, but i'm really pleased with it so far. For those of you who have been requesting an updated makeup collection, here it (kind of) is. I have to mention that i don't have a massive collection, i don't like to just collect a ton of makeup & have it sit in my drawer - i use what i have and yeah. :) Besides, most of my money goes to clothes or into savings anyway!
The vanity is the Shabby Chic Vanity from Target and i kept my computer chair from my old desk. I know it's a bit of an eye sore, but it's comfy enough & i don't have the money to scoop out on a nicer chair! So don't mind that. And don't mind the mismatching either, this set up is really working out for me right now and that's all i really care about at the mo!
Hope this is of interest to you all, although it is deffo still a work in progress. :)
I have replaced the tissue box with a mirrored tray from Target that i've put all my rings on. Not sure how i like the tray right next to the gold basket thing, kind of clashes i think! Will see what i decide to do with this situation. Anyway, behind my ring tray, i keep my perfumes, & my iPod dock (quite an eye sore!)
Inside the vanity drawer. It houses compacts, tools (eyelash curlers, tweezers, etc.), & my eyeshadow palettes (MAC, Sleek Makeup, and two Urban Decay).
I keep my q-tips & cotton balls in little glass containers i got from the thrift store - really handy! My liquid eyeliners, brow pencils, and eyeshadow primers are in the London mug - also from the thrift store. The next mug is from my kitchen cabinet and houses my mascaras. The next cup (with little horse heads on) is from my grandpa and stores my brushes. I keep my face primer and kabuki brush brush out as well, along with my dusting powder from Lush (as it's pretty), and a mascara i got in my Birchbox out on my vanity table.
Just to the left of that i keep my toner, makeup remover, moisturiser, allergy medicine, deodorant, chapstick, and a travel size bottle that i put my perfume in. It's just handy having it out all the time because i'm usually in a hurry & it's easier to access. To the left of those things is my old school makeup mirror (was my mom's from the 80s and i haven't found one that works better tbh!)
This VIKA Alex storage system from IKEA is literally my life, i don't know what i did without it! I know it doesn't match/go with the vanity at all, but it's so amazing i don't even care. It has two smaller drawers and three larger ones, and they are really deep & sturdy. I assembled this myself (along with the vanity.. girl power) and it is such great quality. I love it, if you didn't get that already. ;)
Top drawer keeps my hair tools and my headbands & scarves shoved in the back. Could probably make this look prettier, but can't be bothered haha.
Next smaller drawer is the rest of my makeup - i keep all my lip stuff in a Birchbox lid; my foundation, bronzers, concealers, blushes, and highlight/contour powder in that white plastic holder; and just kind of chucked individual shadows, drugstore/sample Lancome palettes, and my gel liner in the corner, along with a towel in the back.
The first larger drawer is a fun one, it's where i keep all my hair products! Shampoo & conditioner is all in the back, while mousses, hairspray, dry shampoo, heat protectant, etc. are all stacked on top of each other in the front. I stood up the smaller products, like CHI Silk Infusion & Got2B Powder'ful.
This is another reason i love this VIKA Alex, it can fit ALL my hair products. ;D
Next larger drawer is a bit miscellaneous really. I keep my nail polishes & nail polish remover in the back, and fake tan in the front; and Vaseline, back ups of products, and random skincare products fills up some of the rest of the space.
Last drawer is kind of a tangle of cords, but i keep heat styling tools & cotton balls in here.