Friday 12 May 2017

Shopping your stash

Recently as part of my bedroom declutter which has been taking place, one of my first priorities was getting my makeup in order. I wanted it to be on display where I could see everything clearly and easily to grab for easy access. I bought the Alex/Linnmon desk from Ikea which I absolutely adore. It is perfect for if you have not got lots of space, but you want a makeup desk and drawers to hold your makeup collection. I am going to do a whole post on the contents of my drawers in the near future.

I have to say since that having everything organised in my Muji containers and these copper baskets which I have to say both fit into my drawer perfectly, it has allowed me to literally shop my own collection. I have found so many products which I used to love, which has been gathering dust as I simply could not get too. Having everything organised and to hand makes life so much easier. I found that I was in a rut of using the same products day in day out. This new set up allows me to browse everything which I own, and at such ease.

I wake up a 6.30am for work and I cannot explain how nice it has been to have all my makeup displayed in order in my drawers, and to hand. I keep my base products - primers, foundations and concealers in the top drawer. The second homes all things powders - face powders, bronzers, blushers and highlighters. The third is where all my lip products life in all their different forms. The fourth and fifth are the biggest drawers. In the top one I keep all my palettes and extras such as eyelashes and tools, and in the bottom I keep all my skincare things which I do not use on a daily basis. The copper baskets which you can see the picture were exactly what I was looking for for a long time, I was super happy when I saw them on the shelves of Primark for just £3! They are perfect and I have four of them in total, they are a perfect way to display your products.

From this post my main message was really just try and organise your collection, and before you think that you are needing something new maybe shop your own stash as you will be surprised at what you will find. If your makeup collection is large, I suggest rotating your products which you have on display. When I started rediscovering my old products it was really exciting as I felt as though as I had been on some major shopping spree and had lots of new products to now play with. It is also a great way to get inspiration for new blog posts as I have come up with lots of new ideas.

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