Sunday, 1 July 2012

My make-up storage :)

I'm not entirely sure why but lately I've had a bit of an obsession with watching YouTube videos on peoples make-up storage. Some peoples make-up collections are mahooooosive!! They literally fill up wardrobes of the stuff! Woah. But not me I'm afraid. I don't have lots & lots of pennies at the mo & I don't really wear loads of make-up, so it wouldn't really be justified to have loads make-up. But anyhoo, now that I've moved back home all my stuff is in one place (yayy!) I've been sorting through everrrything in my room. Before my little (or big) sort out all of my make up was in one basic vanity case. Whilst having a nosey through it I realised I had so much more stuff than I realised, & of a lot better quality than I'd realised too. I think this was because it was all just piled on top of each other, so nothing ever really stood out to me.

I had a mosey on eBay & Amazon at different make-up storage they had. & although quite boring & predictable I came across some really good value for money vanity cases. However, these vanity cases open up with different compartments, allowing me to organise my make-up stash a little more. In the end I bought the pink vanity case pictured below for only £14.99. You can find it here.

So here are some photos...

As you can see the 4 compartments fold out, revelling a larger space at the bottom. I love having the different compartments, as I can unleash my make-up OCD!! Here are some photos & a brief explanation of what I keep in each part.

Numero uno - eyeshadows! Including the brands Barry M, Bourjois, 17, Rimmel, Nivea, Avon & Opia.

Thenn, underneath are my lipglosses. Including the brands Soap & Glory, Urban Decay, Rimmel, Inika, Sleek, Bobby Pin, Avon & Ruby & Millie.

On the other side we have eyeliners & mascaras. There are too many brands to name but my current faves are the Collection gel eyeliner & Yves Rocher mascara!

& the last foldy-out-bit contains lipsticks, lip liners & a couple lip balms. The majority of my lip sticks are Rimmel & Urban Decay!

At the very bottom, in the largest compartment, are bigger items that didn't fit anywhere, various eyelashes, eyelash curlers & a few face products.

I wouldn't necessarily use many of the above products for everyday wear. & when I'm in a rush (or just early mornings in general) I canny be fussed to rummage through the box. Soo, I have myself a lazy little everyday box! I just keep my everyday make-up items in a little Anna Lou of London box in my bedside table.

In here is the newly raved about Wake Me Up foundation by Rimmel, Benefit's concealer Boi-ing, loose powder by No7, the porefessional primer by Benefit, Benefit's bronzer/blusher sugarbomb, Maybelline's falsies mascara & a brown Rimmel kohl eyeliner! When I'm feeling extra, extra lazy I'll just chuck on (not literally) some Maybelline matte mouse & I'm out the house!

I didn't really know where to draw the line with regards to what I'm showing you; for instance make-up, toiletries, skin care, nails etc. But I figured nail polishes are classed as make-up, so I'll briefly show you those too! At the moment I just keep my nail gear in an ever so pretty Marc Jacobs box.

In here I keep all my nail polishes, base coats & top coats; most of which are Rimmel, Barry M & Topshop. I also keep different nail polish removers, tools such as files, buffers, clippers, cuticle pushers & removers etc, masking tape, cotton wool pads, cuticle oil, nail art & nail foils etc. I plan on expanding my nail collection massively, cause I love doing my nails! To buy list: more Topshop polishes & my first OPI & China Glaze polishes!

So, that's it! As you can see my collection isn't amazing, but I like it :) I hope you enjoyed reading my post, I enjoyed writing it!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Jen xox


  1. Awww wow i love that vanity case that you keep your make up in!! i might just have to buy it :D hehe my favourite blush ever is benefit sugabomb so i was like oooo its in her everyday box!!! hehe

    Come and join in on my give away! :D

    Jen xxxx

    1. I just entered your giveaway! Fingers crossed :) xx

  2. Ooh, I am equally obsessed with watching storage videos! haha. I have just redecorated and have a new dressing table from Ikea with a long drawer which fits EVERYTHING. It's the best feeling ever when you find the perfect makeup storage!
    well done on organising! This can be a huge task if uncompleted hehe

    rach xx

    1. Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stop watching them! That's so good that you fit them all in one draw! It really is a huge task, it took me a few weeks to pluck up the courage & get started haha xx

  3. I've been considering buying one of these for so long! I'm just worried I wouldn't fit everything in.xo

    1. I thought that too, but it all fit quite nicely. I don't know what I'll do when I buy more though haha xx

  4. I love seeing how people store their makeup! Great post!