Makeup and Beauty Storage feat. IKEA (Not the Alex Drawers)

As you can tell by the title, this is a ‘makeup storage’ post despite the fact not much of this is makeup! I went to IKEA at the weekend with my family (best roadtrip ever) so of course I had to get something for my room. This time it was the ‘MALM’ drawers which I’ve used to store most of my makeup and beauty bits. It’s very similar to the ‘ALEX’ drawers which every blogger and their mum seems to have. I really like the fact this also has a mirror on the top so I can use that as well when I need to. I also bought this tray which is really useful when organising makeup, shame I didn’t get two really. But anyways, lets get to the makeup..

Right so that was the top of my drawers, and as you can see I haven’t got the mirror up because I just don’t have enough space at the mo! So up here I’ve got my makeup brushes, cotton wool pads, everyday makeup, everyday perfumes, my trusty L’Oreal Micellar Water, my Raybans and a photo of me and Toby (IKEA frame). These are pretty much my everyday things but I’ll do an everyday makeup kinda thang soon.

My first drawer contains the makeup that I change up more frequently. So this includes mascaras, eyeliners, brow pencils and waxes, lip balms and then my eyelash curlers, pencil sharpener and tweezers which I use on a daily basis.

Here are all my lipsticks and face products which I don’t tend to switch around much. I used the drawers from my muji storage to make different sections and they fit perfectly which is sweeeeet! I’ve also got my moisturiser, cleanser and sudocrem here for easy access!

This is a bit of a random/unorganised drawer which some random makeup bits and bobs. I’ve got 4 cup holder things from Tiger which house my loose eyeshadows, skincare bits, sponges/nail files/applicator things and random nail polishes. To the right I squeeze in a few of my favourite palettes, mostly MUA! At the back there are some makeup wipes, muslin cloths and some makeup bags which don’t really fit!

Here are just random skincare, bodycare and nailcare bits which I sometimes use. There are a lot of random things in here as well including candles, anti-bac hand gels and fake tanning mits but who cares eh?

I’m not a massive haircare fan as I’m lucky to have naturally well conditioned hair so this drawer isn’t really filled to the brim with products. But the products I do have I really do quite like at the moment, even if I didn’t used to be the greatest fan of all of them!

Okay fair enough beanies aren’t exactly makeup or beauty but I think my mum was getting sick of the sight of them so I chucked them in here and surprisingly, they all fit!

There ya go. My makeup/beauty storage, hope this gave you an idea of what kinda products I like and how I store them, etc etc etc!


  1. Everygoodthingblog by Melissa
    20/01/2014 / 18:23

    thanks for sharing your beauty drawers! i love muji products, i think they are so helpful for staying organized 🙂

  2. 20/01/2014 / 18:56

    Oh my lord, you own so much beautiful make up haha! Can I just have it all?! Thank you for sharing your storage ideas, I love storage so this is great inspiration!

    – Natalie [A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog]

  3. 20/01/2014 / 20:33

    Thanks for the comment, i love this post, im in need of some storage at the moment and this looks perfect,


  4. Charu Sharma
    21/01/2014 / 12:38

    Nice post and all your products are so organised!! Wonderful blog 🙂

    Well I was wondering if we could follow each other via bloglovin,facebook, gfc and g+? Do visit my blog and let me know!! 🙂

  5. Debra Bros
    22/01/2014 / 11:38

    I can't believe there is another blogger (and/or vlogger) out there who doesn't use the Alexa draws to store their makeup!! Crazy days eh? Looks like a lovely collection you have and actually of a pretty usable size. It would be awesome to see a lipstick collection post sometime in the future. I have to admit lipsticks are my favourite part of my own collection so I think that's what I enjoy most in other peoples as well.
    Hope you're well 🙂

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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