Saturday, December 17, 2011

lovely little make-up storage

I recently got this lovely little Helmer from Ikea to organize my ever growing make-up and polish collection. I first got the idea from fellow blogger Charlotte who got one for the same thing. Her collection of polish and make-up puts mine to shame but mine was growing too big for its current home so this little Helmer has plenty of room for growth. (It also might be encouraging me to add more, though don't tell my boyfriend that.)

The silver handles weren't really "me" so they were quickly painted gold. They match the storage baskets too! You find these storage trays at your local dollar store, and I love Valspar Metallic Spray Paint. Charlotte suggested adding contact paper in the drawers for extra flair and I have definitely kept my eye's out for the right pattern.

So far the drawers are as follows (though I already thought of a better way to organize them). 
Top drawer holds my travel case, primers, sponges, and extra brushes. 

The next drawer holds my foundations, powders, blushes, bronzers, concealers, and other face products.

Third is the eye drawer with shadows, lashes, mascaras, liners, and eye brow products.

The lip drawer is a little under whelming so I left that one out. I'm still trying to figure out how to organize the polish drawer and nail tools. And need to pick up some more of these baskets. Especially the long skinny ones. I will keep you lovelies updated on the process!

Have any recommendations for new products to stock up on?


  1. I love how the gold looks with the white! So chic! My next visit home to Ohio we are SO makeup hauling. :-)

  2. Omg drool! I definitely need this lol

  3. Omg drool! I definitely need this lol

  4. the little make-up storage is so cute, love it:)