For the past month, I've been a little frustrated with my current makeup storage area. Needless to say, I stuffed most of it in a big drawer in my dresser. The rest went into some cosmetics bag that you get for free from Dior. And, being the super organized person that I am, I was losing sleep over the mess :( *haha*
So, IKEA came to the rescue! Ok, well, not really. I was watching one of my favourite gurus, What Style Is To Nickel and his makeup collection, and it inspired me. I already had a lot of dark items on my dresser (mostly anna sui stuff), so I decided to run with it!
Here are the drawers I got from Ikea:
Both from their Fira collection (ranging from $16-17)
Almost 3 hours later, I completed building them :) *and I thought they come pre-assembled..since theyre small...what was I thinking...?*
I thought, hey I'm done! Now I just have to paint them! Right? Wrong! My dad, whos a carpenter said I had to paint it with a primer. Twice. So I did:
Ok, now just gotta paint it...and...
Well, aparently, you're suppost to sand the entire thing before painting it!! Argh. So, after 4 hours of sanding (inside and out!), finally it was smooth enough to paint.
And 3 coats later of semi-matte black paint, it was done!!! Weeheee!!!
(yes I know the ugly brown dresser does not go with the black drawers. That will be changed in da future!! :P )
And now, on to the organization!!
This first drawer is mostly face/cheeck/primers/powders. The foundation of makeup :)
This one carries all my eyeshadows.
These 3 small ones carry mascaras, lip stuff, and liners of all sorts.
Yes, this drawer is dedicated to fake lashes, mostly inexpensive Asian ones. Because they are good and cheap!! :)
Some tools, new items, and sponges.
My "sad" drawer which consists of my one and only MAC palette (which I love and I have 6 shadows in it so far...) and a few palettes I never touch anymore...
That is all!! Hope you all like :)