January 5, 2015

My Makeup Collection, Organization, and Vanity (+ Video!)

Happy 2015! To start off the new year, I wanted to share something that I've been meaning to blog about for ages: my vanity area. I'm really happy with my current set-up (the IKEA Malm Vanity and Alex 9-Drawers), and I thought this might be helpful in case any of you are looking for ideas on how to organize and store your makeup.

I initially tried to do this in photo and text form but I found it was way easier to film a video explaining everything. That means this post also marks my first foray into Youtube! Disclaimer: I have absolutely no idea how to make videos, having never done one before, so apologies for the terrible quality and extreme shakiness. Apparently I have no idea how to hold a camera straight, haha.

To make up for my severe lack of video editing skills, I'm also including some photos. You'll see that I use a variety of different storage/organization solutions, from plastic 3-drawer sets to cutlery trays and reused beauty boxes.


  1. I love these kinds of posts/videos! Maybe I'm just super nosy.. :)


  2. Love how organized you are; wish I was!

  3. Your makeup collection puts mine to shame! I really need some sort of organiser for my ever growing lipstick collection!

    Always, Alice x
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  4. Woooww that looks amazinng! My collection is half in my room and half in my bathroom right now. I love looking at big collections but I'm personally trying to slim down for the year!


  5. Oh wooow! I need something like this ;D looks perfectly organized! xxx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

  6. super jealous of your make up collection you have going on there! i want it all.


  7. Oh my gosh I would love to do this with my collection, because right at the moment I have everything stuffed in a one bag! Your collection is amazing <3

    She Will Be

  8. Fantastic makeup organization and collection!

    Made in Mauve

  9. Where do ppl get these 3 level storage thingies?

  10. Hey, I'm following your amazing blog on bloglovin! I'm loving the storage! I hope I can organise my makeup this year! xx

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

  11. Wow! That's a lot of stuff you got there! :D And those Ikea MALM pieces. Aah I love them! Now I also know they are pretty practical too ^^

    x Aurélie

  12. I really want some of those plastic storage boxes, my vanity area needs a major toiy up!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  13. Oh my gosh that is my idea of heaven at the moment, you have everything so organised! My make up is everywhere!
    Lovely make up area :) xo


  14. #makeupenvy! You have quite a collection, and it's all so neatly organised too!

    M + K

  15. Wow!! So organised and so much makeup goodness. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Yours Truly, NY

  16. Wow organised perfectly in time for the start of the New Year! I am so impressed and *cough* jealous *cough* I am glad I checked out your blog because I think its just amazing!

    Love, Anon Style blog x


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