Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Makeup Collection and New Storage!

I finally just got my new storage containers that I was talking about during my January Favorites so that means a makeup storage and collection post! But before we get to all the beauty-full pictures I'll fill you in on where I got my storage.

My New Storage
My Old Storage

I purchased two three drawer acrylic containers (6.5 inches square each) and one shallow drawer organizer (3 inches wide by 2 inches depth by 6 inches long) from The Container Store online. Although I am pleased with what I received, I have some major hang ups with The Container Store online. I ordered from them on a monday and they did not even fill my order until Thursday. Now I know they must get many orders, but I would expect a much shorter time frame to just fill an order. However, on the up side my package was delivered by Saturday. When I first took the boxes out of the bubble wrap and their individual plastic wrap I was kind of disappointed to find that one of the boxes already had a scratch across the top of it and all of the drawer pulls on both of the boxes were grimy. Then I found out that because of the small footing on the bottom of the drawer organizer I bought to go into one of the drawers it was actually taller than 2 inches and would not fit into the drawers (the website does not state anything about the small footings on the bottom of the organizer and does not account them into the 2 inches height).

It is safe to say I am not too pleased with the fact that I had all of these problems, but I am just happy that now I have better storage for all of my makeup and that at least the 3 drawer boxes I ordered were the right size as stated on the website. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely have gone to an actual store and these problems could have been avoided. However, there are not any Container Stores close to me (I think only one or two even in the state I live in!) and going through the online store was the only way unless I wanted to wait a couple of months to take a trip to where there is one.

Now to compensate you for reading through that entire debacle I present you with a tour through my new storage to see my stash!

Container #1
Drawer #1: Primer, Foundation and Powders
A few things you may find lurking around in here: Stila One Step Makeup, Essence Mattifying Compact Powder, and various Napoleon Perdis Primer Samples

Drawer #2: Blush and Bronzers
A few familiar things: N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Pressed Bronzer in Sunny, E.L.F Contouring Duo, Benfit Feelin' Cheeky Minis and LORAC Blush in Rendezvous 

Drawer #3: Random (Moisturizer, samples,
brush cleanser, pencil sharpener, sanitizer, etc.) 

Container #2
Drawer #1: Eyeshadow Primer, Eyeshadow
Singles and Small Eyeshadow Palettes
Some things you have seen before: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, LORAC Single Eyeshadows and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked

Drawer #2: Mascara and Eyeliner
A whole mishmash of my favorites: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners, Essence Eyebrow Designer, L'Oreal Voluminous Million Mascara, and Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara

Drawer #3: Lip Balms and Lip Glosses
Lovely Lippies: EOS Lip Sphere in Sweet Mint, Stila Lip Glazes, Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate, Essence Stay With Me Lipgloss and Bath & Body Works Lipgloss

I know I don't have a very large collection, but I have really only been collecting for six to seven months and did not originally intend on even having a makeup "collection" per say when I started my blog. Most of these products I purchase on my own with my own money or have received from friends and family on special holidays as well as a few products that were given to me by companies. This is also not my entire makeup collection and if your read my blog you may be able to spot a few things missing, especially from the lip drawer. I also try to throw away any makeup that I am just simply not using, many of those being drugstore palettes and some of the makeup I had first started out with. Currently I am quiet happy with the size of my collection and it wasn't until I started putting all of my makeup into the drawers that I realized that if I do expand my collection I may just have to actually buy a vanity and buy more of these drawers because all of them are almost filled to capacity. And in that event, I took a picture of them stacked to give an idea of what they might possibly look like.

I also realize that I do currently store my makeup within a drawer in a bathroom and because of moisture issues with a shower, makeup should in fact never be stored in a bathroom. However, the bathroom that I store my makeup in does have a shower, but it is never used and therefore I find that it is a fine place to store my makeup.

How do you store your makeup?
Tell me your organization ideas in the comments!


AtomicNony said...

your organization looks so much better :)

Kelsey said...

Agreed! =D

Ly said...

Wow I love seeing how people organize their make-up. I could always use the tips.


Gillian said...

I love those little drawers! I have a big vanity case but my makeup collection is starting to get a little too big for it, I might get something similar to those drawers! Haha x