Show us your vanity/make up set up!

Show us your vanity/make up set up!

I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities.

 

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I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way.  This is my set up for now.

 

Whats your set up like? 

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Hey!

 

I keep everything organized more or less by type of product and grouped by brand, and then if possible, sorted by colour family. So, for example, my palettes are almost all in the tall Alex units on either side, and each drawer contains either one brand, or related brands (say, all EL brands). In the Dior/Chanel drawer, I have my quints organized from warm to cool.

 

In my lip drawers, I subdivide them my high vs low end, and separate glosses from lipsticks. I keep the same brands, or the same types of lip products from said brand if I have a lot from one brand, together. 

 

I've thought about grouping by colour as the primary category, but my brain twitches at how everything would look disparate. It's maybe less functional, but less chaotic for the way my brain deals with visual information this way.

 

Pisces with Virgo ascending. :smileywink: 

 

The room itself took a few months to build (my hubby built it in our basement), and I had a few of the Ikea pieces in our bedroom already (which he was SO happy to see go, lol!). He started the build in early 2012 (February? March?) and I had it roughly set up by July 2012. It took about a year of fine-tuning after that to get it to more or less where it is in the pictures, and that includes buying/inheriting, and/or making all the furniture and decor elements, plus all the storage bits in the drawers and on the tabletop. :smileyvery-happy:

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I am thoroughly impressed by how neat and organized everything is. I am curious though, given how big your collection is - how long does it take you to find a specific color of nail polish/lipstick/blush, etc? Do you have it all catalogued in your head? :smileyhappy:

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Pretty much. I have a decent visual headspace (fine arts background, worked as an MUA and currently as a visual merchandiser), so I tend to recall that kind of information well enough.

 

Though every now and then I pull something out and am all "Where the hell did YOU come from??" :smileyvery-happy:

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Amazing amazing amazing. I think this is any makeup lover's dream room!

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I am so jealous.  Love the whole room, the color scheme, everything.

 

I wish there was a suitable antiquey looking Alex substitute, because they would be so great for holding my excess makeup and way prettier than the 3 storage shelves I have now, but I want something to match my antique vanity.  

 

 

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Maybe an Ikea hack? Like adding moulding trim to the edges, and vintage looking drawer pulls to go over the gap at the front of each drawer? (I believe China White paint from Benjamin Moore is the closest white match we've found to the Ikea white furniture shade.)

 

Otherwise, maybe something like the Ashworth Lingerie Chest from Pier 1 would be an antique-y version of the tall Alex, albeit way more expensive.

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Wow this is amazing!!!

<3 Melissa

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Thank you for sharing this. Love the Ice Cube Tray Idea. Your set up is just beautiful.

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WOWWW!!!  I just watched the full tour video on youtube... this is amazingly beautifull!!! :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy:  Woww!!!  Good job!!!  And thanks for the great storage tips :smileyhappy:  :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy:

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Hey! Yay, I'm glad it's helpful! :smileyhappy:

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In addition to loving this because of the smart makeup storage I love the wall color as well. I have the same color in my bedroom! :smileyvery-happy: 

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Um, if you don't mind PMing the youtube link, I would love to do a full tour. :smileytongue:

 

EDIT: Found it!! :smileyvery-happy: Hope it's ok to share on here: Maggiesmakeuptv 

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Thank you!

I really enjoyed her video.

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This is amazing. Perfection. What is your youtube name?

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Thank you! It's 'maggiesmakeuptv'. :smileyhappy:

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Wowza!  Everything about your setup & collection has me in awe!  Its so organized & like you said, completely feminine!!  Thanks for sharing your amazing set up :smileywink:

 

xo, Mia

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Once again, the nail polish rack lured me in.  It is amazing, but Ikea and my husband putting things together just will not happen.  I love the concept of putting it on the side of a bookshelf though, and that is the first time I have ever seen that.  

 

Back to scouring for something I can buy ready made.  

 

Your whole set up is fantastic.  If you designed this yourself, you have a great eye.

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Thank you! I did design/decorate the room myself - I work as a visual merchandiser at Chapters, and I catch myself merchandising things in my house all the time. :smileytongue: My husband laughs at me whenever he sees me stepping back from something and squinting at it for 10 minutes. 

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I totally love your vanity, how you organize your makeup, and specially that nail polish display! :smileyhappy:

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haha I just watched the room tour for this on youtube yesterday! It's an amazing space. I especially enjoyed your genius use of ferrero rocher boxes :smileywink:

 

I have one tall Alex unit, but it's not nearly as pretty inside the drawers as yours are.

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Ummm this is perfect!! 

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