New Muji Storage



Hi Ladies! I hope you are all having a fab weekend. I'm not very well, my IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) has been playing up lately so my stomach is not in the best of states. BOO. However, I am attempting to go out tonight for my friends birthday so fingers crossed I'm feeling more human later. My lovely boyfriend is currently in town getting me some tablets, bless him. 

Anyway, sob story over I wanted to share this cute acrylic storage I ordered from Muji recently. Makeup storage is something I have always had trouble with as I have far too much stuff and not enough places to store it. My dressing table is fairly small with one drawer and as that is already over-flowing with hair and tanning products I had nowhere to store my makeup. After storing it in a huge box for a couple of months, it became too messy and too hard to find anything so I had to look for a more organised alternative.

With this being said, I decided to dip my toes into the acrylic storage ocean and ordered myself a six drawer storage box from Muji. I ordered it at the start of this year and absolutely love it. I wrote a full review on the drawers here if you want to have a read. It organises my makeup into individual compartments and makes it easy for me to find specific colours. It looks pretty too which is obviously an added bonus. However, since the start of this year I have accumulated more and more products meaning the drawers just aren't big enough anymore. My god I sound like a makeup manic. My face products still fit nicely as I tend to use the same products and stick with them but my lip products are a whole new story. My lip collection is rather ridiculous and one drawer for lipsticks just wasn't cutting it anymore. I also found that mascaras, eyeliners, lip and brow pencils didn't have any place in the drawers so I decided I needed a new method for storing them.

This is when I popped on over to the Muji website again to find some additional storage. I've always liked the idea of having my high-end lipsticks out on display so I began looking for a storage solution. This is when I spotted the acrylic 'Desk Pot' which is essentially a rectangular box with three individual sections. I couldn't gage what size it was by looking at the photo online but for £4.95 I thought it was a bit of a bargain and ordered it anyway. I also ordered an acrylic 'Pen Pot' as I thought it would be handy for popping my mascaras and pencils in. This was only £1.95 so I really couldn't complain for that price.

When they arrived I must admit they were much smaller than I thought they would be. At first I was slightly concerned I wouldn't be able to fit much in them but they are obviously pretty deceiving as I managed to squeeze six lipsticks in to each container. I  decided to pop my MAC, Illamasqua and Inglot lipsticks into this container as they are the most expensive ones I own and the ones I would like to see staring up at me from my dressing table. (How sad?) As for the pen pot, it is pretty small but ideal for sticking pencils in. I also popped a couple of mascaras in there too so they will be easy to grab when getting ready. I really want to find a wider version of this pot to store my brushes in too as I'm currently using a mosaic one from TKMAXX that I'm not a huge fan of.

Overall, I really love my new set up. As you can see from the last picture it looks pretty neat and tidy. My only gripe now is my actual dressing table. Its black and small and just generally naff. I'm definitely upgrading to a huge white one with lots of drawers as soon as I have a job. If you want to treat youself to any of this Muji loveliness you can find it all on their website here and here.

How do you store your makeup? Are you a fan of acrylic storage?

Have a great weekend guys!

Lots of Love,


42 comments

  1. I really like your set up and new storage. The storage seems to be a reasonable price too. I like the lipstick holders the most. :)

    Alex xo
    http://blogs-and-mogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Ahhhh it's all so lovely and organised! All mine is in so many different boxes littered around my dressing table!
    Jealous of all your MAC lipsticks too!
    xxx

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  3. Oh, also I hope that you're feeling better soon. xo

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  4. I recently got some MUJI storage as well its really good isn't it. I can't stop staring at my stuff now haha. Hope you feel better soon xx

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  5. love the idea of that muji storage, hope you feel better soon hun x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. you cow!!!! That lipstick one would be perfect for meeeee!! Loveee acrylic storage :) xxx

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  7. I'm sure Muji do a round version of the pen pot, it's much bigger, I have one with my brushes in now, so they did do it, but not sure if they still do, try the bathroom section of their website. xx

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    1. http://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?V=1&Sec=15&Sub=63&PID=190

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    2. Thanks for the link lovely :) will have to order that at some point!! Xx.

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  8. Love the little storage system you have going on here lovely. I think i really need to invest in some acrylic storage as it looks so neat, tidy and pretty and love how you can see all your makeup, great review xx

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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  9. I love Muji storage:)!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. great post iv been looking for these for ages! x

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  11. Love the Muji storage, i currently store mine in my dressing table draws and glossy boxes but i find i forget about the make in the glossy box stored away :( hope your feeling better soon x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. great idea! I'll have to do that too!! xx

    www.ajumpinmargaretslife.blogspot.com

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  13. I really need to sort myself out some storage, my whole dressing table set up is such a state at the moment!

    xx

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  14. Ooh I need that storage for lipsticks to go with my Muji drawers! I just love how the acrylic looks and how easy it is to see everything! xx

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  15. Love the setup! I really want some acrylic cases! I'm sorry about the IBS :( I hope you feel better!

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  16. I went through a stage having problem after problem with iPhones. So i've got a lot of iPhone boxes which I store my make up in ha! I'm slowly running out of space and iPhone have upped their game so I really think I need to invest in something like this. Great post :)

    Hannah @ www.aprettymessuk.blogspot.com xo

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  17. I LOVE muji. For some reason I thought it was really expensive and then when I went into their shop, I was so surprised and went wild :) x

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  18. Love your new storage solution :) I still have the very same problem, don't know where to put my ever-growing collection..Might pop down to Muji soon to get some of these pretty acrylic drawers although I think they're a bit pricey but I can't seem to find anything similar. Hope you're feeling better soon! xx

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  19. me encantan las cositas de MUJI, siempre que voy a Barcelona me paso por la tienda a ver qué encuentro!!

    un beso

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  20. Popping over to the website to have a look now, love how it looks so organised! I currently keep mine in mugs, haha! x

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  21. i loove to organise xxx


    http://babyemilycloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I love Muji storage! I have a few of the drawers, a lipstick container similar to yours but a bit bigger and another acrylic nail polish storage thing I got from eBay! I love being able to see everything, but the drawers keep it safe from dust :) x

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  23. I adore Muji storage, so compact and reminds me of the Kardashian make-up units! My little brother suffers with IBS too so I know how frustrating it can be getting sick all the time, hope you feel better soon! xxx

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  24. Looks so organised! I used old Glossy Boxes to store all my makeup but looking to get a cosmetics trolley . Well jel of all the Mac lippys you have! Xxx

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  25. Hey, I love your blog layout! That makeup storage is amazing too, I have a few acrylic bits that I store my makeup in... I just like to see it! :) Thanks for following my blog xxx Lizy

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  26. you right, it looks really good xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I loveeeeeeee how acrylic storage looks but unfortunately, I have wayyy too much crap :( I love how organised it looks though!

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  28. well done, it looks so well organized! hope you get better soon! xoxo

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  29. These are so cute, I need Muji storage, mine is stuck in one big box and looks so untidy!

    Beth @ Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk
    X

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  30. Those are really cute! I want them :) xx

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  31. I hope I wasn''t the only one who didn't look at the storage but thought "...how many MAC lipsticks did she buy??" Nice :D

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  32. I love your set-up!

    BTW, Hope you feel better!

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  33. Superb way to organize makeup! Love it! :)

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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  34. I have alot of Muji storage on order at the minute. Did it take long for yours to come? I haven't had a dispatch notice yet and it's been a week :/

    Hope you feel better soon.

    xo

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    1. i was just gonna comment with the same thing! i ordered some stuff last week too and am getting at that stalker email stage... u know when ur waiting for some boy to text u and u check ur phone every two mins?! that's what im like with muji storage!! xxx

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    2. Hey Ladies :) mine only took a few days to arrive but when I ordered the drawers it took a good couple of weeks so I guess it just depends?? I'd drop them an email if your worried about it :) xxx.

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  35. It's such a good idea. I'm going to go to Muji store on my next day off! Thanks for sharing the idea!

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  36. WOW! I love your lipstick collection, do you have a post on it?

    http://georgialouisexo.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. I love the way your accessories are organized. This reminds me of my mom who always wants all my things put in their proper places. Using acrylic for storage is a great idea because it would look neat and tidy. If every family can store their things just like that, I’m, sure keeping track of everything will be much easier. :)

    Regards,
    Ericka Muldowney

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