MAKEUP STORAGE AND ORGANIZATION
I love having a good snoop around in other peoples' drawers, particularly their makeup drawers. Seeing as I've done my fair share of snooping in all of your drawers at this point (start locking your doors) it seemed only fair that I offer up mine for inspection. Like the rest of the beauty blogging world, I've gone out and got myself a nice Ikea Malm dressing table. I look at a number of other desks from Ikea, but the Malm ended up being a fairly affordable option in comparison, considering it has a drawer compartment.
I've pretty well decked myself out in all the Ikea. On top of my dresser I've got a Skurar candle holder to put a few skincare bits and bobs in. I've got a Tysnes table mirror in the middle there, which is convenient for getting uncomfortably up close and personal when doing my makeup. I've stored my brushes in a couple of old mason jars and the acrylic lipstick holder is from Homesense. The mini drawer set is absolute junk and I don't have the heart to recommend it to anyone. I'll replace it at some point.
In terms of storage inside the drawers I got a bit crafty. I purchased a couple of kitchen flatware trays (Rationell flatware tray) and spray painted them white. They fit pretty perfectly into the Malm dressing table, with just a smidge of space left on the side for palettes. I know I don't have the most beautiful array of makeup in my drawers, but that's reality. I don't have 30 YSL lipsticks that I can line up in there, but I consider myself pretty darn lucky to have all that I do.
Finally I've got a couple of prints above the dressing table that are framed in some Ikea Ribba frames.