When I ask on my blog or twitter what blog posts you would like to see, I always get requests for my dressing table and makeup storage. I've had my Ikea Malm dressing table for a while now and brought some handy storage inserts about a week after I purchased the dressing table but it has taken just over a year, and me moving house for me to actually put the inserts in the draw and sort my makeup! I also used to have a boring black chair at my dressing table but since moving house I have changed it for the Ikea Adde Chair which is a simple white and also a bargain at £10.
Being a makeup lover, I have tubs and tubs full of makeup, so I decided just to put my most loved products into my dressing table draw. My storage inserts are Ikea Stodia which are actually cutlery trays but fit nicely in the draw and my makeup fits into them perfect. Ikea have some material draw dividers but I preferred these as they are plastic, so if any foundation or bronzer gets onto them they are easy to clean, where as the material ones would be a bit of a nightmare!
In my dressing table draw I have all of my favourite products that I tend to wear often, divided into foundations, single eyeshadows/concealers, eyeshadow palettes/blushers, bronzers/lip balms/mascaras/eyeliners, lipsticks and then random hair products that I use everyday and my hand cream that my boyfriend uses more than me!
Onto the top of my dressing table... I have my everyday perfumes on there that I wear to work. I save my more expensive perfumes for best and some of my favourite work perfumes are actually from Avon! My owl jewellery stand is from Poundland! One day I was having a quick browse and came across it, obviously for £1 I would have been dumb not to buy it, and it's perfect for keeping my everyday jewellery on there. I also have a heart trinket box that my Dad brought me when I was younger, I use this to keep some of my earrings in that I don't wear as often as the ones on my jewellery stand.
Also on top of my dressing table is a Chanel bag which I use to store bits and bobs in, an Ikea Korken Jar which was a bargain 80p that I use to store my cosmetic cotton wool pads so I can grab my cleanser and quickly remove my makeup of an evening. Plus it looks neat too.
Finally, I think every beauty blogger stores their makeup brushes in the Skurar plant pot... Even my nan does! I don't keep all of my makeup brushes in here, just my everyday brushes, hair clips and scissors.
So there is my current dressing table and makeup storage. It has been well requested for a while now but better late than never eh?
If you have any posts on your dressing table/makeup collection then be sure to link yours below.