In the summer I revamped my computer desk with acquiring Alex drawers and a table top from IKEA and it had been working awesomely for my computing needs. I know the internet is gung-ho for Alex drawers when it comes to makeup organization as well. So I purchased another set of Alex drawers and put them in my closet to start organizing and that never happened. It just wasn't convenient to put some stuff in my closet, have some stuff on my dresser, and then some stuff in the bathroom where I would get ready in the morning. Not to mention I know it's not a good idea to keep makeup in the bathroom because of the humidity. And that did concern me because I didn't want my stuff to get ruined.
So since I had the set of Alex drawers in my closet already I decided to do a similar setup in my bedroom as I had with my computer desk in my office nook. I live in a cape cod and there are the cutest little dormers so my room has a pretty cool nook that had my storage bench sitting there.
So a few days before Christmas the minions and I trekked to IKEA and purchased a table top as well as two legs. (Linnmon table top and Adil legs if you want to be specific). And then began the quest to get all of my makeup and skincare organized and take into account what I have. Needless to say 2018 will be a no buy/low buy sort of year. Much shopping of the stash this year.
The before = disaster. It became a dumping ground for laundry that I needed to hang up so I had draped it over the storage bench and one of my minions dumped it all on the floor.
All set up and ready for some stuff!
Slowly migrating storage containers and brushes from their various hiding spots.
OMG HOW DID I MANAGE TO COLLECT ALL THIS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS. Don't mind the weird video...I'm not very good at taking videos. And it was really late - 1 AM at least.
One of my favorite things to use is mason jars for brush storage.
Almost done. Drawers have been organized. Most used makeup has been relegated to the clear storage thingy and brushes are clean and ready to be put in their jars.
Done!!! I need some better light. But my old desk lamp works in a pinch. (I'm up at 5-5:30 AM so there is no natural light for me to work with at the asscrack of dawn),
Clear organizer with my most used items. (And some I want to try and use more). Setting sprays. Lip products. Double ended brushes. Eyeliner. Lip liner. Mascara. Eyeshadow singles/duos.
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Top drawer is holding foundation, brow products, primers, and powders.
2nd drawer has bronzers, blushes, and face palattes.
Eyeshadow palettes. (It's so nice to have these consolidated now).
More eyeshadow palettes, highlighter singles and palettes.
More eyeshadow palettes. I don't have a problem....I swear!!
Overall, I'm very pleased with how this turned out. Sitting down instead of leaning over a bathroom sink or standing in front of a bookcase was enjoyable. I was able to declutter a lot through this process and I still need to go through and declutter some more as well as post on Mercari/Facebook the items that aren't getting any love in my collection. I still have some items on my dresser (my lipstick tower and perfumes) and the closet just has extras. It will be much easier now to shop my stash.