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?




  1. April 14, 2013 / 11:14 am

    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!!!

  2. April 14, 2013 / 11:21 am

    loved seeing your makeup storage & collection!!

  3. April 14, 2013 / 12:02 pm

    i love your duvet cover haha! but those drawers are great, i definitely need to be more organised with my makeup 🙂 xx

  4. April 14, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    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


  5. April 14, 2013 / 12:40 pm

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


  6. April 14, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    Great storage x

  7. April 14, 2013 / 1:47 pm

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


  8. April 14, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    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 ♥

    • April 14, 2013 / 4:10 pm

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

  9. April 14, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    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

  10. April 14, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    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

  11. April 14, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    Where is your Morrissey pic from? X

    • April 14, 2013 / 4:11 pm

      Hello! Got it online, from eBay I think!

  12. April 14, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    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

  13. April 14, 2013 / 4:14 pm

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

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

  14. April 14, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    I love that Morrissey is just chilling on the wall, I have some severe make up envy 🙂 x

  15. April 14, 2013 / 5:13 pm

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


  16. April 14, 2013 / 5:15 pm

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

  17. April 14, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    I just LOVE organisation in general and LOVE all the posts about Ikea! Great post and organisation 🙂 x

  18. April 14, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    I love the alex draws the perfect size for storing makeup 🙂

  19. April 14, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    Love seeing makeup all organised, it's a shame I can't be like this! x
    Amy |

  20. April 14, 2013 / 9:27 pm

    wow! love the organisation!

  21. April 14, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    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 ^^



  22. April 15, 2013 / 12:18 am

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

  23. April 15, 2013 / 8:14 am

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

  24. April 15, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    Love your make up storage 🙂

  25. April 15, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    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

  26. April 15, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    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! x

  27. April 15, 2013 / 3:21 pm

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

  28. April 15, 2013 / 3:45 pm

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

  29. April 15, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    I love those Alex drawers, they're so great! Also the Trilogy Cleanser is so nice 🙂

    Gem x

  30. April 15, 2013 / 8:23 pm

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

  31. April 17, 2013 / 10:56 am

    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 😉

  32. April 17, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    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.

  33. April 18, 2013 / 5:36 am

    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 ♥

  34. April 18, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    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 🙂

  35. April 19, 2013 / 8:49 am

    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.

  36. Anonymous
    May 5, 2013 / 9:52 am

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

  37. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013 / 6:12 am

    thanks for share....

  38. November 13, 2014 / 10:00 am

    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.

  39. January 20, 2015 / 9:49 am

    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 🙂


  40. May 30, 2016 / 5:35 am

    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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