Today, I am going to be showing you my vanity, which is also where I blog and take my blog photos. Before I start I would like to make this clear, I am not a tidy person, so my makeup storage is a little..well...messy. I really need to have a tidy of my vanity but I didn't really have time to do it before I took the photos. Anyways lets get on with the tour!
As you can see I have a mirrored dressing table which I think is from next, however I don't know If they still sell it. Both my mirror and lights are from Ikea, they came separately, but fit perfectly together! I love these lights so much, I could literally do my makeup in the middle of the night and I would have perfect lighting.
On the left hand side of my vanity I have a stack of a magazines, a book and a notepad. I always like to have a magazine at hand to read, so I keep that on my side. The notepad is where I jot down ideas for blog posts and write my ever expanding beauty wish list. At the moment I am reading "The Fault In Our Stars" I only started it yesterday but can't put it down!
I am a candle addict. Every hour that I'm awake, I will have a candle lit, my favorites at the moment are Yankee Candles - Christmas Cookie and Waikiki Melon. Yes, I know it's no longer Christmas, but who says you can't have your room smelling of cookies all year round?
Because I do my makeup at my vanity every morning, I have my most used makeup brushes at reach next to my makeup storage. I have them separated into 2 cups, one from Ikea and the other a Mike Wazowski cup from the Disney store. If you have read my blog before you will know that monsters university is my obsession. My brushes mostly consist of real techniques and e.l.f. Next to my brushes I have my much loved Naked 2 palette - which I use virtually everyday. I might have to save up for the Naked 3 palette.....
In front of my brushes I have a couple of products and my favorite perfume. I have my everyday moisturiser out and the Honey by Marc Jacobs perfume. If I don't have a perfume out on display, I always forget to put it on! I also have 3 products which I have recently purchased that I need to try out and maybe do a review on. I usually try a product for just over a week and then decide whether I like it or not and review it.
The next part of my vanity is my favorite part - My makeup storage! I have been asked several times where my makeup drawers are from and they are from MUJI, which is an online storage store. I have got them in the narrow version, however I wish I got the wider ones as I have run out of space to put my new products. I have a different draw for each type of product and have to strategically fit them in like puzzle pieces so the drawer closes. On top of my drawers I have an acrylic storage "thing" which was from eBay, I keep the products that I use every single day in there plus some extras that won't fit in the drawers.
This is where it gets messy. In my vanity I have two drawers which are not very deep. It's really annoying that they don't come out that far, you can only see about 2/3's of the drawer in the photo, there is so much space behind but it's very hard to get too. The left hand side drawer is full of hair care products that I use on a regular basis, the rest are in my wardrobe. I also have the odd skincare item in there like my cleanser and body lotion.
The right hand side drawer is the messiest drawer in my room. It is basically full of makeup that I don't use everyday, a couple of empties and some miscellaneous things that I might need in my vanity. I am currently looking for some draw dividers but am yet to find some that are affordable and will fit in my drawer properly.
Finally I just have a pot of stationary, which is always useful to have and a bottle of water. One of my new years resolutions was to drink 4 bottles of water a day, so I keep one near me at all times.
Thankyou for reading and I hope you enjoyed having a nosy at my vanity, I know I love reading these types of posts as it gives my inspiration on how to organize and style my blogging area.