Over the last few years that I have seriously gotten into make-up I have never shared my set up and storage on this blog. My bedroom was redesigned when we rebuilt our house in 2008 and I used a small desk (which was meant for studying) to display a mirror and a few products. As my collection grew I tested and tried various storage ideas but didn't love any. It was around this time I bought my first set of MUJI storage and fell in love with clear acrylic storage. In late 2014 I moved my desk into a new room and replaced it with this vanity from Argos and this seriously changed my set up game as it gave me somewhere that was completely devoted to the storage of my make-up and allowed me to be more spacious with my organisation. However, as you can see from the images above this vanity only comes with two very small drawers and so I purchased another smaller set of MUJI drawers last September when I was in London and at a MUJI store. In the past few months however my collection of make-up has become larger and was starting to over flow so I picked up the organiser in the centre of my vanity from TK Maxx (UK equivelant of US TJ Maxx) for super cheap! If anyone is looking for acrylic organisation then I would highly recommend checking out your local store and seeing what they have. Buying this new storage inspired me to re-organise my collection and for the first time I can say I am super happy with my layout. I was umming and ahhing over whether or not to post this as I will be moving to London in a few months and will be showing you a completely new room tour then, but Kate from Kate La Vie uploaded her Makeup Storage Tips and Tricks and inspired me to show you mine.

As you can see from the images above, my entire collection is on display in acrylic storage. I was always quite embarrassed at the thought of putting up something that displays my make-up collection as it is very small in comparison to higher profile bloggers but I think it's important to remember that many of them get sent a large amount of products, and also that they are at an age and stage in their careers where they can spend a lot on make-up. I meanwhile do not have a large disposable income to spend on make-up, and I also am very picky with what I keep and what I throw out, donate or give to friends. All that being said, this is how I store my make-up.

The two MUJI drawers are the Acrylic Box Narrow Drawers and the Acrylic Wide Box 5 Drawers. I have a love/hate relationship with acrylic storage: both of my boxes have cracked in places from wear/tear and they get extremely dirty, however it does allow me to see and therefore use my collection and the fact that the boxes are clear definitely makes them appear less bulky on my vanity than they would if they were opaque boxes. On the left hand side set of three drawers I keep some of my favourite and most well-worn nail polishes that include the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry nail polishes and Gelly Hi Shine polishes along with all the minis from my Ciate Mini Mani Month nail polish advent calendar. The rest of my nail polishes (there are around 80) are stored in this drawer divider from IKEA in my wardrobe and are the only part of my collection not on show. Above this set of drawers are my miniature Miss Dior perfume collection along with my Paco Rabanne Lady Million and Jo Malone Earl Grey and Cucumber, and some faux flowers in a glass Coke bottle.

In the middle section I keep foundation and concealers and a few extras that I either grab frequently or look nice. I much prefer keeping foundations and concealers in upright storage as I find that it is better for products that have a pump. It is important to note that the larger bottle such as the foundations do not fit in the MUJI 5 drawer as the drawers are too shallow, but can fit in the wider, deeper ones. In this I also keep my favourite lipsticks - two from MAC in Velvet Teddy and Fanfare, and two from NARS in Afghan Red and Niagara.

My 5 Drawers are my favourite because they hold so much make-up. These are honestly "Mary Poppins" storage - you wouldn't believe how much you can fit in (and how much you can conceal from your parents when they accuse you of more shopping). In the top drawer I have any lip products that come in tubes, including lipglosses, lip balms and liquid lipsticks. The next one down holds traditional lipsticks that come in bullets, and this drawer comfortably holds two rows. The third one holds my MAC palette and my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette and also some tools such as nail files in the back. In the fourth row I keep all my eye products - everything from single eye-shadows, cream eye-shadows and a MAC quad as well as various eyeliners, brow products, mascaras and lash glue. I am always amazed with the amount of product in this drawer in particular! Finally, the last drawer keeps cream and powder face products such as powder, blusher, bronzer, highlighter and face palettes. On top of this drawer set I keep my Alexa Chung 'It' book as I often use it in blog photos, a vintage glass jar full of cotton buds, my every-day jewellery, all of my make-up brushes in a £2 IKEA plant pot, and then some beauty products that either look nice or are difficult to store.

As I said before, the drawers underneath are quite small and do not open all the way out and so are difficult to store make-up as you could not reach any products at the back, however I have still managed to find a use for them. On the left I keep make-up bags of all shapes and sizes which I mainly use when staying over at my boyfriend's, and on the left I keep my stash of eyelashes and my everyday moisturiser.

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Over the last few years that I have seriously gotten into make-up I have never shared my set up and storage on this blog. My bedroom was redesigned when we rebuilt our house in 2008 and I used a small desk (which was meant for studying) to display a mirror and a few products. As my collection grew I tested and tried various storage ideas but didn't love any. It was around this time I bought my first set of MUJI storage and fell in love with clear acrylic storage. In late 2014 I moved my desk into a new room and replaced it with this vanity from Argos and this seriously changed my set up game as it gave me somewhere that was completely devoted to the storage of my make-up and allowed me to be more spacious with my organisation. However, as you can see from the images above this vanity only comes with two very small drawers and so I purchased another smaller set of MUJI drawers last September when I was in London and at a MUJI store. In the past few months however my collection of make-up has become larger and was starting to over flow so I picked up the organiser in the centre of my vanity from TK Maxx (UK equivelant of US TJ Maxx) for super cheap! If anyone is looking for acrylic organisation then I would highly recommend checking out your local store and seeing what they have. Buying this new storage inspired me to re-organise my collection and for the first time I can say I am super happy with my layout. I was umming and ahhing over whether or not to post this as I will be moving to London in a few months and will be showing you a completely new room tour then, but Kate from Kate La Vie uploaded her Makeup Storage Tips and Tricks and inspired me to show you mine.

As you can see from the images above, my entire collection is on display in acrylic storage. I was always quite embarrassed at the thought of putting up something that displays my make-up collection as it is very small in comparison to higher profile bloggers but I think it's important to remember that many of them get sent a large amount of products, and also that they are at an age and stage in their careers where they can spend a lot on make-up. I meanwhile do not have a large disposable income to spend on make-up, and I also am very picky with what I keep and what I throw out, donate or give to friends. All that being said, this is how I store my make-up.

The two MUJI drawers are the Acrylic Box Narrow Drawers and the Acrylic Wide Box 5 Drawers. I have a love/hate relationship with acrylic storage: both of my boxes have cracked in places from wear/tear and they get extremely dirty, however it does allow me to see and therefore use my collection and the fact that the boxes are clear definitely makes them appear less bulky on my vanity than they would if they were opaque boxes. On the left hand side set of three drawers I keep some of my favourite and most well-worn nail polishes that include the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry nail polishes and Gelly Hi Shine polishes along with all the minis from my Ciate Mini Mani Month nail polish advent calendar. The rest of my nail polishes (there are around 80) are stored in this drawer divider from IKEA in my wardrobe and are the only part of my collection not on show. Above this set of drawers are my miniature Miss Dior perfume collection along with my Paco Rabanne Lady Million and Jo Malone Earl Grey and Cucumber, and some faux flowers in a glass Coke bottle.

In the middle section I keep foundation and concealers and a few extras that I either grab frequently or look nice. I much prefer keeping foundations and concealers in upright storage as I find that it is better for products that have a pump. It is important to note that the larger bottle such as the foundations do not fit in the MUJI 5 drawer as the drawers are too shallow, but can fit in the wider, deeper ones. In this I also keep my favourite lipsticks - two from MAC in Velvet Teddy and Fanfare, and two from NARS in Afghan Red and Niagara.

My 5 Drawers are my favourite because they hold so much make-up. These are honestly "Mary Poppins" storage - you wouldn't believe how much you can fit in (and how much you can conceal from your parents when they accuse you of more shopping). In the top drawer I have any lip products that come in tubes, including lipglosses, lip balms and liquid lipsticks. The next one down holds traditional lipsticks that come in bullets, and this drawer comfortably holds two rows. The third one holds my MAC palette and my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette and also some tools such as nail files in the back. In the fourth row I keep all my eye products - everything from single eye-shadows, cream eye-shadows and a MAC quad as well as various eyeliners, brow products, mascaras and lash glue. I am always amazed with the amount of product in this drawer in particular! Finally, the last drawer keeps cream and powder face products such as powder, blusher, bronzer, highlighter and face palettes. On top of this drawer set I keep my Alexa Chung 'It' book as I often use it in blog photos, a vintage glass jar full of cotton buds, my every-day jewellery, all of my make-up brushes in a £2 IKEA plant pot, and then some beauty products that either look nice or are difficult to store.

As I said before, the drawers underneath are quite small and do not open all the way out and so are difficult to store make-up as you could not reach any products at the back, however I have still managed to find a use for them. On the left I keep make-up bags of all shapes and sizes which I mainly use when staying over at my boyfriend's, and on the left I keep my stash of eyelashes and my everyday moisturiser.

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