Makeup Storage

I’ve been wanting to share this with you all for so long as my vanity and make up, is my baby. I decided to wait until we moved and it looks so much better in the new flat! So let’s get started… here is my vanity area.



I have the ALEX ELKBY shelf from IKEA and a set of ALEX 5 drawers underneath that make up my vanity (ignore the 2-drawer bedside table, that’s only got my boyfriend’s underwear in!)


The shelf is a great idea for a vanity as it has 2 drawers underneath it with storage which is always helpful. On top, I have my large mirror I think this was from Home Bargains but about 4 years ago now. My small round light up mirror, make up brush holder, lipstick holder and the storage on the right-hand side are all from amazon – amazon have great acrylic drawers and storage etc. The photo of my dog is one I’ve had since we first had her 12 years ago and I haven’t changed the frame or anything – it means too much! The Body Shop tea tree serum in front of my makeup brushes is incredible for when I’m having a breakout!


Also on top, I have all my Victoria Secret body sprays which are my favourite – I don’t use anything else, my perfume and my jewellery. Can’t forget my Kylie Cosmetics note.. I’ll treasure that forever!


The right-hand side drawer is where I keep my every day essential makeup. Both of the inserts are from IKEA with the larger one containing my everyday makeup. Other smaller items that I don’t necessarily use are in the drawer and the small storage contains all my Benefit mini’s.

The left-hand side drawer contains my every day skincare (I like Simple, can you tell?!), some jewellery and a pot full of tweezers/nail clippers etc!



In the top drawer of the Alex 5 drawer I have loads of random bits of skincare that I used to get from Birchbox and just generally a load of crap that looked too ugly to take a picture of. The second drawer contains all my hair stuff so dry shampoo, hair bobbles, grips and my all-in-one spray (which fyi, is my all-time favourite hair product) and this drawer was also too messy/full of rubbish to take a good photo. The third drawer is my favourite drawer… Eyeshadow!! The storage is again from Amazon and I love it! It’s so handy. There will be another post next week on my eyeshadow palette collection so keep your eyes peeled! The fourth drawer contains my jewellry boxes and also my GHDs and curlers (also not worth taking a picture of!) The fifth and final drawer is very boring and contains spares of products and tampons/pads.


So that’s my makeup storage/vanity area! I love this part of our room as its just my little world of happiness. As I said earlier, there will be a post on my eyeshadow collection next week so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks for reading!

Liz x

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26 thoughts on “Makeup Storage

    • Liz Brannan November 18, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      Haha it’s only neat because I tidied for the photos, usually it’s everywhere too! Erm I’d love to know but I just do! I clean it every week so I guess that helps! Its usually covered in tea stains 😦 oh god, how?!? Thank you xx


  1. Samantha November 18, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I’m loving your makeup storage, it’s all so organised. Mine is a complete mess.. I’ve wanted the Alex drawers from Ikea for a while now but they wouldn’t go with my current furniture which sucks.. I might just have to re-decorate haha. Great post lovely!

    Samantha |

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    • Liz Brannan November 18, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      Thank you! It will be organised for literally one day and then it’s all over the place! They are so handy as I keep everything in there and it’s all out of the way! I’d redecorate if I were you, can’t go wrong haha! Thank you x

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    • Liz Brannan November 19, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Aww thank you! It’s built up over a few years and my boyfriend is the same and complains that I still buy more! Its one thing that I’ve always wanted and when we got our own place, I said its something I want! I’m sure you’ll get one soon.

      Thank you for reading and commenting! x


  2. Katie Henry November 19, 2017 / 11:33 am

    Looks brilliant such a cool vanity. This is what I aspire to have when I get a bigger room.

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  3. Hello Bexa November 19, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    This looks really pretty and super organised 💕 I love it! It must make doing make up much easier everyday! Thank you for sharing 😘 xx

    Bexa |

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    • Liz Brannan November 19, 2017 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah it is so easy to get ready when its tidy.. which is a rare occurrence haha!
      Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂 xx

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  4. hudapervez November 20, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Omg I love your vanity, it’s so clean and organized I wish mine could look as good as this haha!
    Great post! 💕

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    • Liz Brannan November 20, 2017 / 6:43 pm

      Thank you! I cleaned and organised it just for the photos, I should do a ‘in reality picture’ 😂 thank you 💕

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    • Liz Brannan November 26, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Haha it’s only this organised for the pictures, if you saw it today it’s a mess! Haha thank you anywY xx

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  5. bournemouthgirl December 15, 2017 / 7:28 am

    I love reading blog posts like these! You have such a beautiful collection x


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