Monday, 20 August 2012
Storage - Muji 5 Drawer Boxes
My quest to contain and constrain my ever-growing makeup collection continues. As well as The Cupboard, the train case and the helmer, and the lipstick corral, I recently acquired a couple of five-drawer units from Muji for my eyeshadow palettes, and some treasured singles. Somehow I can't bear the idea of depotting, even though I know it makes sense!
Anyhoo, the pic above is two five-drawer units, piled up into one big tower.
There are rubber feet on the bottom of each unit, which stops them slipping around when they're piled up on each other - I wasn't too sure about the wisdom of this initially, but I've not any issues, even though I'm fairly heavy-handed.
All that said, I'm a bit disappointed with these, as the drawers are very shallow. Whilst an excellent size, there isn't a whole heap of depth to them, meaning I couldn't cram as much into the drawers as I might have liked to. This, possibly, won't be a problem for people who have a "normal" makeup collection (i.e. one that isn't threatening to take over their entire home), but, I think I managed to get a fair bit into the drawers. Would you like to see? Stupid question, I know. Here's some quite gratuitous pictures of makeup:
This is the drawer that impressed me most - I managed to get 14 Bourjois singles, in their notoriously bulky packaging, into one drawer!
Some old, OLD, favourites.
More old favourites, and some stuff I've not used yet ...
I love these teeny Stila palettes, the Balm palettes are always wonderful, and there's an Estee Lauder travel palette in there too. Don't think I've shown you that one yet.
A cult favourite. Can you believe I've only used the Naked palette once? I'm not even sure why I bought it. Blogger frenzy (a soon-to-be medically recognised condition), I suspect.
I like a bit of Dolce & Gabbana, can you tell? That silver Laura Mercier eyeshadow is a new - and unexpected - favourite too.
I like the juxtaposition of Bobbi Brown and Victoria's Secret in this drawer. Victoria's Secret makeup is surprisingly good. I'm a bit of a fan. It's a surprise to me too, don't worry.
The Une eyeshadow palettes are a real treat. And I adore the New CID palette an unhealthy amount. God knows how much I'd like it if it wasn't a mixed lip and eye palette - they annoy the bejesus out of me. Oh, and that pink Laura Mercier eyeshadow? Very wearable. I've been wearing that mixed with the silver one above a lot lately. To the office. I'm a rebel, what can I say?
And these are two jewels of my eye collection, a full Chantecaille palette, and a Prescriptives set that was a present from a good friend. Man, I wish they hadn't closed Prescriptives! I still miss it.
So there you have it. Another addition to my makeup storage. Pretty soon, the entire flat will be full of prettily stored makeup and no room to apply it ...
The Muji Acrylic Five Drawer box is £24.95 from muji.eu. I ordered mine online and had it - full to bursting - on my desk two days later, very impressed!
The Fine Print: Purchase. Products featured are a mixture of purchases, PR samples and gifts. There was some serious dusting to be done before I took these pics, I tell you ...
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