Last weekend I made a very exciting trip to Ikea to finally purchase an 'Alex'! My make up collection has been getting out of control lately and it's been stored in lots of different places which has meant it's hard to see what I've got and things get forgotten about. I wanted to go for the wide 6 drawer version (link) which comes with castors that you can put on the bottom but I didn't want those on. This unit is also £90 like the usual 9 drawer version (link) people seem to buy but I fancied having more of a surface to put things on top.
I'm not really going to talk at an individual product level, I just thought you might like to see how I've filled mine in case you're thinking of buying one. Feel free to tell me how ridiculous this much makeup is for one person. I've been into buying beauty products for years but I don't think I'd have this much if I wasn't a blogger! Oh and before I forget, this doesn't include my vast nail polish collection so if anyone has any ideas for storing nail polish that would be fantastic. I have around 200 bottles (at least!) but I'm looking to get rid of some of the older ones. They are currently stored in two glossy boxes plus a massive box that I had from a Christmas gift set a few years ago.
So lets see how I've loaded my makeup into this unit... (Note: drawers are shown from top to bottom and the top three drawers are more shallow than the bottom three, as you can probably tell from the photo above)
Lipsticks, glosses, crayons, balms, etc:
Blushers, bronzers, powder highlighters, a few Benefit Cosmetics kits:
Eyeshadows, crayons, mascaras, eyeliners:
Foundations, BB/CC creams, tinted moisturisers, powders, primers, concealers, liquid highlighter:
How do you store your makeup?
Do you have the 'Alex' or have you gone for something more original?