I wanted to do this post for a while now and I finally got the chance!
My make-up didn’t really had a place, my collection wasn’t big enough and I kept it on random places. It started to grow bigger so I had to store it in various things like shoe boxes and little bags. It wasn’t the best solution because it was very impracticable and hard to find certain things you needed at that moment.
If you look closely at this picture, you can see the back of my little dog in the right corner, lol!
I really loved the Ikea Alex, but There was not enough room and I needed to fix a ride to Ikea. When I finally got the Ikea Alex I was really so happy with it. You have two versions, the other one is taller and not as wide. I bought it in the black colour because it goes better with the interior I have going on. The drawer is placed next to my desk a very convenient place for me. Besides the drawer their is a place for the pets where they sleep.
I also bought those white things where you store cutlery, not sure what’s it called, but it’s a very convenient to store your make-up. Let’s take a look what’s in the drawers!
The first drawer contains mostly my ‘every day’ make-up. I don’t use make-up on a daily basis, but these are the most used items. You can see all my palettes, both Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, the Mac palettes (you cant see the smaller ones on the pictures) and the Inglot one. I also store my blushes in the first drawer, as you can see, my collection is still very small.
In the second drawer I store all my lipsticks, I put them a bit according to brand and price range. Next to them are all my lipglosses, I originally only had two, but since I started blogging it expanded dramatically, lol. Can you see that I love corals? Then we have a space filled with mostly all my eye shadow singles, it’s a bit of a clutter, I know, but I hope I will depot a part of them some day. Way back I got all the pencil kind of things like lip liners, eye liners, brow products and so on. On the left I got mascara’s and back ups from my favourite mascaras.
My third drawer is reserved for mostly make-up tools, lie the brushes. I got my eye brushes together and my face brushes. As you can clearly see they all need a bath! Most brushes are from Mac and I really love them, especially the 217 and the 109. I also got two eye lash curlers, because I can’t live without them! Left are a part of my fake eye lashes collection. I love them for photographs!
Then the fourth drawer, it’s filled with face products like primers, bb creams and foundations. I don’t have a ton of foundations because I am quite pickyand I actually prefer tinted moisturiser. I always use primers for photographs and I love the Clarins one for my make-up routine.
The fifth drawer is for my skincare products. This is not all my skincare, another part is in the bathroom, but I keep my moisturisers, serums and sunscreen here. It’s very important to keep your skincare in a dark cool place that is not humid because UV rays can affect the efficiency of your product when it comes in a clear packaging.
I didn’t show you the sixth and last drawer because it’s empty. As you can see I don’t have tons of products and I kind of like to keep it that way. I love the drawer, it’s perfect for my needs and since having ths my make-up isn’t cluttering around the house anymore.
I really hope you enjoyed watching this. If you have the space, the Ikea Alex is really nice! And Ikea has a lot of nice drawers, so I really recommend it!