Nifty Finds: My New Makeup Storage + Quick Peek in My Vanity/Workstation
People who are close to me are already aware of this. But I just love buying storage bins, organizers, plastic drawers and practically anything that can store all of my stuff. It helps me keep all of my things organized and at least make my room appear a bit more presentable. Which is why when I started collecting (more like hoarding) makeup, I wasn’t just satisfied with a traincase. I liked something that has more room for my makeup and I also would like to at least divide them into sections.
Anyway, ever since I started collecting makeup, I’ve always wanted one of those acrylic containers. Sadly, I just find them a bit too expensive. Fine, I have a knack for mid-range to high-end makeup but I still can’t bring myself to buy one of those drawers. IDK why. I know they’re really pretty, believe me, there have been countless of times when I was already on the verge of ordering, but I just couldn’t do it.
Until one of my IG friends @makeupinmanila uploaded one of these acrylic drawers (similar to the one pictured above) and she mentioned that she bought it at National Bookstore for a thousand bucks. I’ve also been seeing a lot of uploads from makeup artists/enthusiasts saying the same thing. So of course, right after my shift, I hurried to National Bookstore (SM San Lazaro Branch) and checked if they the same drawers. You see, they’re usually the last branch to have something new, but what do you know! They have tons of these!
So I bought this right away. I believe it costs Php 1,050 and aside from this one, I think it also comes in a dark green color (just not sure). Anyway, it’s actually more of a stationery/documents drawer but it’s very spacious inside. It has 4 layers and the plastic is quite thick actually. Still, I would take some extra measures take care of it because it’s still plastic. I have no idea how durable the other boxes are, but for me, this will do.
The first three layers are more than an inch deep, and the third/final layer is more than three inches deep. You can fit your blushes at the bottom layer sideways, or you can place your eyeshadow palettes (I decided to place my Naked palettes at the bottom) there and stack ’em all together. For the first three drawers, however, you can stack at least two blushes, provided they’re not as thick, but won’t be able to stack two lippies.
Now, here’s a quick peek of my vanity/workstation..
I only have one table in my room (well 2, but I can’t use the other since it’s too small) and it serves as my vanity area and workstation. It’s more of like a 50/50. Left side is my vanity, where my skincare, makeups are, and right side is my workstation where i have my laptop and my planners, etc. Middle is where I have my speaker.
I love my current setup and I love how long my table is. Actually, my table is really old. It was my first computer table way back when I was in first year high. (1997 – now you can calculate my age ) I just had it repainted and I had them do some minor repairs, but it’s still falling apart
Anyway, that’s how a portion of my room looks like and those are my thoughts about my new makeup storage. If you want those acrylic storage but you find them expensive, I suggest you try this one first. You’re not going to regret it. I promise. See you on my next post, loves!