Muji Storage

My makeup collection had become what can only be described as an unruly MESS. I was storing it all in a large box under my dressing table and every morning the rummaging around and not being able to find certain items was beginning to drive me insane. In the past, I never thought I had enough makeup to have a proper storage system in place but when the large box was almost over flowing, I thought the time for proper storage had come. This is when I started doing a bit of research online for a unit to keep my stash in. I originally looked at plastic drawers, you know the type you would see in an office or school? As practical as they are, I just didn't think they would look 'pretty' enough in my bedroom. I wanted something that was practical, displayed my makeup and looked pretty as well.

I then came across 'Muji' acrylic drawers on a LOT of blogs. It seemed they were very popular, practical and they looked nice too. Bonus. They are basically acrylic, stackable drawers so you can keep your makeup neat and be able to see it through the drawers. A lot of reviews also said the Muji drawers were a cheaper version of the 'Clear Cube' storage unit used by the Kardashian sisters.The 'Clear Cube' retails for 100's of pounds, so I definitely wasn't willing to fork out that amount of money on some storage. I remember watching the Kardashians and seeing their makeup all neatly stacked in a clear unit and thinking 'wow' so the thought of having my own version was very appealing.

A lot of reviews I read online mentioned the 5 drawer set but I actually ended up ordering 3 of the 2 drawer sets to make a 6 drawer unit. I worked out I would need a drawer for face, bronzers, blush, eyes, lips and palettes so 6 was perfect for me. I ordered my drawers from the Muji website, here. It cost me £10.95 for the two drawers so 3 cost me £32.85. I think this is a pretty reasonable price for something that will make such a difference to my 'getting ready' routine. I really love the idea of being able to buy as many drawers as you need too. The website said delivery could take up to 10 days which is quite a long time, but the wait was worth and my Muji packaged arrived in about a week. The drawers were nicely bubble-wrapped to protect and I just couldn't wait to rip the packaging off and get them set up. I must admit, they were a bit smaller than I'd hoped as the drawers are quite shallow. However, I don't have a ridiculously large collection so they are big enough (for now!). I do feel like I will need more drawers in the near future though.

I absolutely love my new Muji storage system. The unit is the perfect size to sit on top of my dressing table and it makes getting ready a breeze in comparison to my 'box'storage. Here is a look at my storage before and after.



Overall, I am really happy I purchased the Muji drawers and I will definitely be buying some more when my collection grows. 

Do you use the Muji drawers to store your make-up? Or do you use an alternative system? I'd love to see/hear about your storage methods.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Monday evening and has nice Valentine's day plans for tomorrow.

Lots of Love,




  1. They look great, such a good idea. I like the 'clean' look they have too!
    I just cleared out my makeup and ended up binning a sack full. I've seep rated my makeup and using my old glossyboxes as storage; I've labelled them 'lips' 'eyes' etc.

    L xo

  2. I know, definetely going to need more though, just wish the drawers were slightly bigger! I use my Glossybox boxes for all my hair/tan products and stuff!! Xxxxxx.

  3. Looks great ! I use little baskets for my makeup, yet I find its still annoying to have it all mixed together.
    This looks so organized and pretty :) x

  4. I've wanted these for so long! Your makeup looks amazing in them... I think I will definitely have to get some now :)
    Tor @ That's Peachy fashion blog xx

  5. This looks amazing, I love them! xx

  6. I want some! My make up is all tucked away in a box, I feel like I need it on show now haha x

  7. that is such a great idea! i use a similar technique with stack 'em cases!

    happy valentines day gorgeous!

    hugs, xo!

  8. That looks awesome, I need to buy some of those for my vanity!

  9. Your make up collection looks fab now!! I just keep mine in a make up bag but struggle to find things straight away haha!!xx

  10. ah I've been looking at these for ages, everything looks so nice and organised! x

  11. I keep meaning to order some of these, they look fab. My makeup is in a bit of a mess so these would really help. Great review xx

  12. Love the Muji drawers! Your makeup looks so pretty and organized xxx

  13. Is this you?

  14. I have wanted stuff like this ever since watching the Kardashians. This looks lovely :)

    Laura xoxo

  15. This is great!!!

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  16. I have these and my sister in law ALWAYS asks me for mine...if theyre spare.. im lie no, i like them! lol

  17. I invested in some a few months ago, and I'm so glad I did - so practical, but actually look good too!

  18. hi der just wanted to knw were can i buy this muji box from?

    1. I have included the link in the post!!! Xx.


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