My Bed Side Beauty Storage

26 August 2012


Just gonna put this out there, this is gonna be a long post. It's pretty picture heavy too, so don't say I didn't warn you! You may recognise bits of the above as the out of focus background to most of my recent photographs. I thought it was about time I shared the one tidy area of my room with you, as I love being nosey and looking at other people's storage solutions.

Basically, my bedside table (which is just a cheapy Ikea one at the moment, but will be a beautiful dressing table one day) is where I keep all of the items I need within easy reach. My bed is underneath what is very nearly a wall full of windows, so its the perfect place to put my makeup on as it's the brightest part of my room. My hair/body products live on top of my chest of drawers, but that's a whole other post ;).

Underneath the table is an old joliebox which I keep samples to test in, a shoe box which has products which I reach for less often (i.e. night out eye makeup, even more neutral nail polishes etc), a Liz Earle bag full of skin care products that I reach for probably once a week, and a Space.NK bag packed with wax strips and cotton pads! So pretty boring, but the slightly more interesting stuff sits on top.

I purchased this trinket jar from notonthehighstreet.com, and I have to say that this seller in particular has some beautiful items which I'll definitely be investing in come pay day. It's the perfect size for packing full of cotton pads and buds, and I think just looks really pretty.
I store all of my 'favourite' nail polishes in a deceptively sized JolieBox - the 1st birthday one, which was an amazing colour! Although it looks small, it holds an excessive amount of varnishes, most of which have featured on my blog.

This basket comes in a pair, and the other one is currently holding my fake tan and hair products on top of my chest of drawers. This is the part of my bedside table that I love using the most, although everyone else probably finds it boring! I house all of my daily skin care in this basket, along with nail polish and brush cleanser just because I use them so often that it seems silly for them to be anywhere else. I'm considering doing a skin care routine post now that I finally *touch wood* seem to have got my acne under control. I've only been using the majority of these products for around a month though, so I'll give it another few weeks before I post any rave reviews.
 Wedged in between my skin care basket and my brushes is an empty Cath Kidston makeup bag which I tend to use for the gym or overnight stays - read more about it here!
 Acrylic Pen Pots - £1.95 each

At the moment my makeup brushes live in these Muji pen holders, but I'm considering swapping them in to the Minnie Mouse ice cream pot that my brother bought me because its so damn cute, and I love pretty much anything Disney! I don't think my brush collection is too excessive - I recently cleared out most of my makeup collection and threw a load of cheap brushes away, so now I mainly have MAC and Real Techniques brushes, although I have odd Sephora, Chanel and Ecotools thrown in the mix too. I like to think I use all of these brushes on a regular basis, although I'm tempted to pick up a few more RT brushes as I love the core collection.
 Acrylic Drawers - £10.95 for two

Most people have seen or own these drawers from Muji (I have the wide version), but they house my everyday makeup. On a day to day basis I tend to go for neutral eyes and lips, and I like a really smooth, clear base - hence why my eye draw is so empty, but my foundation draw is a bit jam packed! Like I mentioned earlier, I recently threw a lot of my makeup away, so this is a really stripped back collection.

So there you have it, the pictures behind the pictures I guess? These are the products I tend to reach for most often, and its the only empty surface area in my room at the moment, so I guess I'd better go and get tidying! What do you store your collection in? Any tips to share?



25 comments

  1. Nice!

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  2. Love posts like this! I only wish all my makeup was so neat and tidy! xx

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  3. Aamazing! I am moving into my new uni house soon, and I can't wait to get all my things organised into nice little containers and boxes! Also do you recommend the Emma Hardie? Because on beautybay there is a set on there, and it's on sale, so debating whether to purchase it. x

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  4. I love posts like this, probably because I'm so nosy:) really need to invest in some Muji for uni soon

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  5. I love storage posts. I'm an actual storage nerd. I love the Muji drawers and the white baskets. Gorgeous. Sophie at Sophie Rose x

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  6. I love this post! xx

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  7. I love posts like these - thanks for sharing! :) Love the 'glass trinket jar' - it's looks so nice on your table there :) x

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  8. Absolutely in love with your blog! This is such a brilliant post! I really want some of the clear draws to store my makeup in! Where is your duvet cover from? It's gorgeous!

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  9. loving the acrylic storage and the jar, very elegant x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Love how you store your makeup! I've always wanted to get those acrylic organizers but i never find one that I like..
    Is that OPI Divine Swine? I used it today! :) xx

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  11. So jealous of your Muji drawers, I need some like that! I'm the exact same with my nail polishes though, I keep that in a beauty box :)
    Daniella x

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  12. Amazing storage. Everything looks so near and easy to access. Love your blog :) x

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  13. brilliant post, loved it.
    and plus.. I think we have the same bed! haha
    xox

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  14. I love reading posts like this! We have many of the same products.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  15. Wow :) You are definitely a bit of a beauty junkie and from that feeling you get when you have everything perfectly organized, I totally get why. There's just something nice about being able to organize certain things exactly the way you want it sometimes.

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  16. Love posts like this, my set up is quite similar as I've just decorated my room so this was really helpful giving me ideas of how to sort it all out! xx

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  17. you have some really good ideas josie! i like the little drawers. also i have a white basket with things in too; i keep moisturisers and hair products in mine as its slightly bigger.
    and oh my, you have the best nail polish collection i think i've even seen!
    hope to speak soon as you seem so lovely!
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I too love reading/watching people make-up storage. God knows why haha. great post :) xx

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  19. So organised! Love the Muji pencil holders and trinket for the cotton pads :)

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    x

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  20. I love your white wicker baskets, I need these in my life and they're less than a tenner!
    Your storage is great, and the Minnie Mouse pot is a must for holding your brushes ;)

    Mollie xo

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  21. Very pretty pictures, I love the little glass trinket jar :) x

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  22. Wow, your organisation puts me to shame! My stuff is just everywhere, have never managed to find a suitable way - or the space - to store it, but those drawers look like a good idea. I can just imagine mine would end up covered in foundation smears and blusher crumbs though as that seems to be the way no matter how careful I am with my makeup!
    Hope you're well hun.
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Moving to a new flat in September and been looking for ways to store my make up! Thanks for this post very well written and beautiful pictures!

    Well done xxx

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  24. Super cute storage! Absolutely love it. You take fab pictures by the way, really enjoy blogs that have great quality photos. xx

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  25. pretty pictures and nice blog ♥

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