I am a lover of things. I buy more mugs than I can drink from, more trays and pots than I have surface space for, and more product that I can fit on my face. At the same time, I love my bedroom to look neat, tidy and just generally on point. To find a balance, I have had to be creative with how I use space in my room, so I'm sharing five useful beauty storage tips and tricks that can transform your dressing table from a bomb site into another part of the decoration.
Repurpose a beautiful mug into a make up brush holder. If, like me, you have a surplus of mugs whilst also only ever drinking tea from the same one, repurpose a pretty mug to store your make up brushes. It's the oldest trick in the book because the brushes are then easy to find, and also they will stay a lot cleaner for a lot longer if they're not bundled up in a make up bag with who-knows-what spilt in it.
Keep your free samples in an old teabag tin. We all love a free beauty sample, but we hardly ever use them. Keep them safe and stored in an old tin so that when your moisturiser runs out a week before payday and you're caught out, you can reach into the tin to find an old sample you once got. Plus it's useful for when you're going on holiday, because you can take a few sachets of foundation and that miniature mascara instead of your bulkier, more expensive products.
Separate your lipsticks into their own box. I have a ginormous make up bag and lipsticks are tiny, so it's no wonder I have to empty the entire contents whenever I want to slap on some lippy. I keep my lipsticks in this beautiful glass jewellery box so that I can see which lipstick I want easily. For extra ease, have the names of the lipsticks facing outwards so you can identify the one you want first time.
Have a designated place for your bits and bobs. I am a bits and bobs person - the fact that I have kept enough samples over the years to warrant having an entire tin for them testifies to that. To avoid having mini pots, sachets and perfumes strewn about my room, I keep the bits I reach for daily on this Oliver Bonas copper hammered tray so that instead of these bits becoming a mess, they become part of the furniture!
Re-home your cotton buds in a tea light holder. Not only is cotton bud packaging not that attractive, you're also never going to need access to 50000 of them at one time. Grab a handful from the pack and place it in a small pot instead, and replace as necessary. My vessel of choice is a copper tealight holder, which coincidentally perfectly matches my copper tray!
We love our bits and bobs and tat and stuff, but now it can become a part of your bedroom interior rather than just another mess to clear up!
Do you have any nifty storage tips?
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