Monday, November 25, 2013

Makeup Collection and Storage - 2013

Hi beauties!

Makeup collection and storage posts are my absolute favorite types of posts to read and/or watch from my fellow beauty bloggers.  I've never done this type of post and I figured I'd do it now so I can see where I'm starting out because I have a feeling I will be adding quite a bit to my collection in the near future.

Update: Click here for my updated 2015 Makeup Collection & Storage post!

*Please keep in mind that my makeup collection is probably less than 1/16th the size that you usually see from beauty bloggers!  

**I've seen some other makeup collection posts get really nasty and negative comments assuming that the blogger is showing off.  I do NOT look at these types of posts that way at all.  When I see makeup collection posts, I like them because I'm curious (aka. nosy) and I love looking at how others organize and store their collections (for ideas and tips).  I hope that you all feel the same way.

So let's get started!

Here is a new vanity I treated myself to.  The table is actually a knock off from the Hayworth one at Pier 1 Imports,  I got this Mirrored Vanity from Amazon for about half the price!   My makeup is stored in Muji Drawers which I gushed about HERE.  I recently got a bunch of ELF brushes and with that order I got their black brush holder.  The mirror is from Home Goods, and the oval lighted mirror is from Conair and I got it from it from Amazon.  The chair actually is the one that goes with the Pier 1 Imports Hayworth vanity set but with coupons and gift cards I got it for super cheap.  Yes, it's gorgeous and matches perfectly but in hindsight, such a light color cushion is probably not ideal to be applying makeup on.  Oh well!

Hayworth Mirrored Vanity Knockoff

Hayworth Mirrored Vanity Knockoff

Now onto the makeup.  I'm not going to go into super details, I think that's much easier done in a video.  When I originally took these photos my Muji drawers were in my bathroom so that's why you are seeing a granite countertop and not my mirror vanity.

Muji Makeup Drawers

Below is the top shelf of my Muji drawers.  I've got a little lipstick holder which I've put some of my lippies and glosses.  Some of these are Be a Bombshell, NYX, Lancome, Jane, etc.  I've also got a YSL lipstain on the right side and a Cailyn gel liner and lip balm.  There's my HG foundation which is Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and also the matching powder.  My current concealer is in the gold square tube from YSL which I don't love so I'm in the market for a better one.  Also you will see UD Baked Bronzer which is perfection for my skintone and my fave eyelash curler from Shu Uemura.


The first drawer is where I keep my shadows.   Here is where I keep my beloved Naked Palette, and some NYX, UD, Lancome, and Bare Minerals Singles (which I never use b/c I hate loose powders). On the left I have 2 UD sample size primer potions and my Bare Minerals eye primer. 


On top of the above shadows in the same drawer is where I put my ZPalette which I discussed HERE.  In there I've got lots of Lancome, Estee, and UD shadows as well as some drugstore brands.  I know it's very messy looking but it's much better than having a million small plastic palettes hanging around.


The next drawer contains all my mascaras.  Most of these are samples which I talked about HERE.   The rest consist of YSL Faux Cils (my HG), Lancome Hypnose Drama, CoverGirl Eyelights (Not sure if they still sell this but I love it.  It's VERY subtle, it doesn't clump, and gives a nice feathery look), Channel Inimitable (my 2nd place HG), and 2 new ones I got during an UD sale.


Here I have all my eye liners and there are a couple of gel liners in there too.  Most of my black liners are on the right and the fun colors are on the left.  As you can see, I'm quite the UD 24/7 eye liner fanatic!


In this drawer I have the rest of my lip products such as MAC Lipglass, VS Beauty Rush, POP, Moxie, Borghese.  On the left I also have a small UD palette which I talked about HERE.  It came in a zip up container but I took the palette out of that because I wanted to be able to see the colors or else I'd never use them.  I'm sure this isn't very hygienic with the exposed eye shadows, but oh well.


 The last drawer contains more of those UD palettes that I took out of their containers.


Here is what I have in the two drawers of the vanity.

I was able to divide the drawer up with box tops that came with my Sample Society boxes.  In this drawer I've got things like an Umi magnetic palette, some extra brushes, my Bare Minerals Primer, Beauty Blender, ELF powders, UD setting spray, some BB creams, tinted moisturizers, blushes, and some more eye shadows.


In this drawer I've got all my lashes, tweezers, scissors, some hair clips, primers, glitters, hair elastics, and barrettes.



Again, I apologize if this is a boring makeup collection.  I don't really have much of an excuse because I've been a makeup fanatic for years, I just used to be much better at controlling my obsession.  Now that I've been beauty blogging, that self-control has gone out the window!

Anywho, I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope to update with many more fun items in a few months!  Please let me know if you want details of any of the items you see, I know I went over them pretty quick.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day everyone! :)

Click below to see my updated makeup collection posts!
2015 Makeup Collection & Storage - Part 1
2015 Makeup Collection & Storage - Part 2


28 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a lovely vanity you got there! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this! XOXO, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by! Love your blog and I think I'm following all your social medias now!

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  2. Beautiful vanity area! I love that mirror! Blogging has a way of doing that, doesn't it? I started with a makeup collection that could easily fit into a cosmetic bag, now I'm overflowing with products. But we're not hurting anyone, so we might as well enjoy the pretty stuff! :)

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    1. Thanks! I agree, we aren't hurting anyone (except our wallets I suppose). :)

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  3. That vanity is really nice! And if the cushion gets dirty you can always recover it. BTW, I like looking at collection posts too and I don't think of it as "showing off" at all. Different people have different budgets so if they have more makeup than I do then that has nothing to do with me, y'know?

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    1. Good point about recovering the cushion. I agree, if someone has a bigger budget and more to show then what's the big deal, it's their lives! And it benefits ME b/c I get entertained by looking at their posts! :)

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  4. I want your vanity!!!!! I've been eyeing the Hayworth one for months now, but it's so darn expensive! I might have to check out the one you linked to on Amazon and see if I can do that instead!! I can't wait to get all of my makeup organized! I agree that they're not showing off. I love seeing others collections and finding new things to add to mine! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Neya | www.neyavbeautytalk.com

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    1. Yeah, def. check out that Amazon table I linked, it's almost identical and half the price (though still not cheap).
      I've been eyeing the Hayworth jewelry chest forever but it's soooooo expensive. And the lingerie chest too (for beauty stuff of course hehe)!

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  5. Beautiful vanity. Thank you so much for sharing. It has given me such great tips. I'm still debating about getting the drawers. I just need to reorganize every thing.

    Also, I don't think of these post as showing off. Everyone has a different budget. It's more a general way for everyone to get ideas and tips.

    Thanks for sharing!

    http://innerworkingsofthefemalemind.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I would def. recommend the Muji drawers. Of course I'd love to be able to afford the IceBox or the Original Beauty Box, but the Muji drawers are a nice alternative.

      Love your blog btw!

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  6. What a lovely vanity! Your makeup collection is pretty large, but everything is so well organized. I didn't see too many brushes? How do you store them?

    xoxo,
    Irina
    www.brandnamesus.com/blog.html

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    1. Thanks! My brushes are in a black ELF brush holder and you can see them in the pics behind the little light up mirror.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I think it's a perfectly lovely collection. Like you I am quite the nosetta baretta and love sneaking a peek at what everyone has regardless of the size! That vanity is darling! Thank you for letting me stick my nose into your collection and check out your goods! I really enjoyed it! (◕‿◕✿)

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  8. Gorgeous Vanity I want it LOL
    What an awesome Collection !!!!

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  9. That vanity is gorgeous! Right now I'm using the desk that came in my dorm as a vanity, it's kind of an eye sore. I'm like you & I love seeing what people have in their collections! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks hun and thanks for stopping by! I remember those dorm desks and don't miss them! Though, my memories are from VERY long ago so maybe they are nicer these days haha!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful setup! I love the mirror, the...heck I love everything!!
    I'm like you, I love makeup collection and storage videos and posts, so nosy of me! Hehe!!

    Thank you for sharing!!

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  11. Thank you for showing us your setup and collection! What a lovely set up!!! I absolutely love your vanity pieces. So pretty!!! And no no love, it was not a boring post at all! I completely understand and totally agree with you. I enjoy looking and reading at others' storage and setup for ideas on what do to and improve with my own space. Again, thank you for sharing with us hun! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Liz! I had fun writing the post up too!

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  12. I love these posts. Totally enabling lol - and your dressing table is gorgeous xx

    Jules


    Http://lippylikes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I know, when I look at these posts from other people I usually end up buying some of the items they have! :)

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  13. Wow! Love this post you have a beautiful setup for your makeup collection!!
    http://daintydeescouturedreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Gorgeous set-up. You're inspiring me to upgrade my small oak set. thanks for sharing.

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