Sunday, 14 April 2013

My New Makeup Storage with Ikea’s Alex & Muji

So last weekend I had a sudden urge and impulse to re-organise my makeup… I’m sure every girl who has a makeup collection loves organizing it (I could spend hours playing with and sorting out mine). 

So on Sunday I went online to check out what IKEA had to offer, then jumped in my car, drove to Lakeside (with no makeup, nor a bra on) picked up the Alex (with great difficulty, this thing is HEAVY), drove home, spent the day building it and voila, spur of the moment idea came into reality.

I thought I’d make a little video showing my new storage because I simply LOVE it!

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I do have A LOT more makeup which I will save for a big makeup storage/room tour type video and post, but for now, this is it!

I really hope you enjoy this video, let me know your thoughts!

How do you store your daily makeup?

xxx

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49 comments

  1. I loved your video! You have ALOT of makeup but i totally agree with the speech that you said at the start about what you don't spend your money on. Great blog post!!!

    brainybeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  2. loved seeing your makeup storage & collection!!

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  3. i love your duvet cover haha! but those drawers are great, i definitely need to be more organised with my makeup :) xx
    http://lydiam4y.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. i need to get myself on of those drawers! i used the cd shelf from ikea to store nail varnishes and muji clear cases for the rest of the makeup

    yukluistyle

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  5. Pretty room! I love the sheer white drape-like thing!

    xo,
    April
    www.beautyandbraids.blogspot.com

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  6. Great storage x

    www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I also bought these drawers for my make up storage and love them.

    fashion--geek.blogspot.com
    xo

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  8. I love storage videos and blog posts especially from IKEA they have so much nice things and for the fraction of the price :) great post and I love your camera collection and make-up very pretty x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  9. Love the Robbie willams canvas;)

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    1. Please say you're joking!! It's Morrissey, not Robbie!!

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  10. So many people seem to have the Alex - it looks perfect for make up storage but I don't have anywhere near enough stuff to fill it just yet. I have a vintage dressing table and matching chest of drawers next to my bed that I keep everything in, every now and again I do attempt to organise it but that never lasts long! xx

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  11. So many gurus have bought these shelves for their makeup storage. I'm kind of jealous because we don't have IKEA here and I feel like these would be perfect to store everything!
    Laura xx
    cosysaturdaynight.blogspot.com

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  12. Where is your Morrissey pic from? X

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    1. Hello! Got it online, from eBay I think!

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  13. Ok wow, you're organised. I chuck all of my makeup in a huge Marilyn Monroe vanity case and take a lucky dip for what I fancy everyday

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  14. This is really fun to see! I have tons of make-up as well... :-)

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  15. I don't know what looks better, the make-up or Moz!

    That camera collection is impressive too, I'm more than slightly jealous.

    blotandreapply.blotspot.com x

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  16. I love organising my makeup/skincare :)

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  17. I love that Morrissey is just chilling on the wall, I have some severe make up envy :) x

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  18. Love watching this type of viedos, there are always many good ideas for me!

    MyMakeUpCompulsion

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  19. Love it!!!! It be great if we followed each other

    http://burstwithenvy.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  20. I just LOVE organisation in general and LOVE all the posts about Ikea! Great post and organisation :) x

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  21. I love the alex draws the perfect size for storing makeup :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  22. Love seeing makeup all organised, it's a shame I can't be like this! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Looks great! I need a new storage too. But it's so hard to find the right one :O
    I might take a look at Alex when I'm the next time at Ikea ^^

    XoXo

    Irsada

    https://twitter.com/IRSADAxROCKs/status/323548873819836416

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  24. I've been looking for ways to organize and store my makeup so I might have to check out Ikea!

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  25. It looks lovely! Watching the video now :)Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  26. Love your make up storage :)

    http://facebook.com/inluxure

    http://inluxure.com

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  27. I'll be picking up some new beauty/makeup storage at the end of the month. Im looking forward to organising it all. Love using old chocolate boxes as organisers. Like you say win win!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  28. I so agree with what you said about why you spend your money on lipsticks! I also really love your make-up collection!

    Haha, after you showed the pics of your bruise I literally said 'ouch' the same time as you! Looks so painful!

    www.megabeauty.blogspot.com x

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  29. Such a wonderful blog! So glad to have discovered it :)

    xoxo

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  30. I love your makeup collection ive wanted the one from ikea for ages its amazing!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. I've got ikea malm chest of drawers, which serves the purpose really well.

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  32. I love those Alex drawers, they're so great! Also the Trilogy Cleanser is so nice :)

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  33. Awh I love your storage for your make-up - mmm maybe I should invest in some muji


    http://yummei.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. You really did a great job!! I love your storage!!
    I've been looking for ways to organize my makeup too..perhaps ikea is the solution ;-)

    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.gr/

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  35. Nice job! I have a small Ikea alex drawer for undies and socks etc. I find them really handy. I love MUJI storage :) I don't own any of it myself but it looks so neat that I should really do some research for my growing make up collection.

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  37. I adore your storage! I've been considering getting something similar. I have my collection in baskets which I stack at the moment, which is pretty inconvenient.

    Very cute and organised. Thanks for sharing!

    -Julie ♥

    www.beautybard.com

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  38. very jealous of your make-up collection and good way of sorting them with boxes in draws :) I don't have the biggest collection so just have mine in 3 make-up bags and a box! Maybe one day my collection will be like yours (I can wish) Loved the video as well!

    Katie :)

    http://katiesworld13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. That is such a great idea & I love The Smiths :)
    I'd love to have your make-up collection as well! Great post you have done here.

    http://blondiesbeautybag.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. in the video u said that you loved some concelears! what is the brand? it's good to cover dark circles? :)

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  41. thanks for share....

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  42. Can't speak to competitiveness of storage facilities regarding price but I feel we pay a fair price for our unit. Bottom line is that those guys are a pleasure to do business with.

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  43. Where I live we do not get IKEA but if we did I swear I would have about three Alex units! They are gorgeous and so many people have them! Also that simple idea with the eyeliners in the glasses is crazy genius - amazing how such simple ideas can be so smart :)

    http://makeitraynex.com/2015/01/make-up-storage-fun-ideas/

    XX

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  44. Love your storage! I've had to make use of whatever I can get my paws on; old boxes, draws etc haha, it's a bit of a mess but would love it to look something like this eventually!

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