I cannot tell you how long I waited for Ikea to get this piece of furniture back in stock and at one point, they told me it was going to be discontinued! I feel like I spent the whole of Summer 2009 watching Ikea's website like a hawk! It's the ALVE range and the bureau comes separate from the add on shelves at the top. I love it and it's the perfect solution to store all my girly stuff and act as a desk for blogging! I like the fact that for most of the day my perfumes are not in direct daylight thus prolonging their life.
This is the Nightingale Multi Drawer set from WH Smith and it's wonderful for storing make up as drawers are all different sizes. It's currently £16.99. I recently picked up the cupcake one which is so cute for my jewellery collection, but I have a feeling that my excess make up which no longer fits in this set of drawers will soon be squatting in the cupcake one too!
Top three drawers: Misc. beauty tools like brushguards, sponges, brushes I don't use - Concealers and under eye highlighters and eye shadow primers - eyeliners and eye brow pencils
Middle two drawers: small eye shadow palettes - mascaras and eyelash curlers
Bottom drawer: liquid and powder foundations
This set of pink plastic drawers was about £4 in a 'junky shop' (my mum's phrase) and stores so much. I've had it for over a year and last weekend scoured the junky shops near me for another to flank the other side of my Nightingale but it's not to be found anywhere :( I did come across it online but it was £14.99 and out of stock.
Top drawer holds face primers and SPF creams, next one holds single eyeshadows, next one stores lip products and the one beneath is for blushes, bronzers and cheek highlighters.
Unfortunately I don't think Paperchase stock these drawers anymore as I picked them up in the New Year sales last year for about £9. They're very sturdy. Top one stores my MAC stuff and bottom is all my Benefit stuff - I keep them separate from the rest of my make up as I often like to do looks with all MAC or all Benefits products, plus the packaging gets less damaged than if it was chucked in with the rest of my make up. The Nightingale drawers sit on top of these.
I got this letter holder from Rymans to hold my eye shadow palettes. Since then I've seen a pink one and wish I waited to get that one!
This glass holder for my make up brushes started its life as an Ikea candle which is about £3. It took ages to burn the candle down, and I actually use two of these glasses. I spent forever looking for a container of this size and am still on the search for little round plastic beads to fill it with to keep my brushes upright, much like the Sephora one that swept the beauty world a couple of years ago. If you have any idea where I can get beads like this in the UK or order online please let me know!
I got these pen and letter holders from Paperchase just before Christmas so they should still have them. I love them because they match my Nightingale drawers. I'm using the pen holder for my MAC brushes and the letter holder for my smaller eye shadow palettes, like the Urban Decay NAKED palette, my fave :)
I love reading about/watching YT vids on others' make up and brush storage solutions, so if yours is out there on the net please let me know by leaving a link to it in a comment below!