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Sunday, 8 January 2012

My Pretty Makeup Storage + Murder Mystery Madness

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I am NOT a tidy person. I'm awful, really bad. My problem is that I have too much stuff and not enough space, so I tend to just leave everything on the floor. I'm a great believer in the 'floordrobe'. But y'know, New Year, new start and all that - I thought I should try and make an effort to keep my room tidy.

My make up normally kind of lies everywhere, spread among three boxes with no rhyme or reason. I recently did a POST where I did a mini tidy and discovered lots of goodies! I'm just not good at keeping things in their place.

So, when I saw this gorgeous little storage box in WHSmith for half price, I knew I had to have it!!

Look at all those spaces for stuff!! I am determined to keep this organised. So far I have sorted it like this:


Bottom drawer is skin/cleansing stuffs, middle left is my everyday make up, middle right is my brushes and eyelashes, top is (l-r) eyes, lips, face that I sometimes use! I have a ton more make up that I haven't sorted yet, so think I'm gonna try get another one for 'extra' make up. I'm also wanting to get an actual brush holder for my Sigma brushes rather than have them in a drawer.

Do you like it? I think it's super cute and it was about time I threw out all the stuff I don't use and reacquaint myself with the good products I have that I'd forgotten about.

EDIT: The cupcake drawers are available online HERE.

Also wanna show you a few pics from the Murder Mystery night I recently had with my family:
It was an old school Hollywood theme, from l-r is my sister's boyfriend, my sister, me, my dad, my mum and my boyfriend. I think we all did well!


I was supposed to be an aging actress/ producer/ author etc! My outfit description was a white fitted dress and a white fur stole, so I think I did ok! My character was Mae Vest, obv based on Mae West, so I modelled my make up on her...

Haha, what do you think?? I love Murder Mysteries. My friends and I used to do them a lot, and Ive done a few with my family. If you've never done one, I'd thoroughly recommend it!!

Anyways...
How do you store your make up? Are you one of the super organised people or are you a bit like me?? =p
Let me know!

~ Lauren

35 comments:

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  2. Love those murder mystery photos. And also, your term "floordrobe" completely describes mine as well. Haha. I need to get more organized. :)

    xx Jessica

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  3. @Jessica - thank you! It was so much fun dressing up. Haha, at least I'm not the only one who has a floordrobe! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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  4. I have the same storage drawers as you! I got mine last year & it's the bright pink & black leaf pattern, but Siobhan at A Girl And A Beauty Blog has the cupcake one too. Mine's a little knackered, mainly because it's so stuffed full & because it's sat in the middle of a chest of drawers that's buckled :( Am definitely in need of a clear out & a bit of a reorganise.

    Steph xx

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  5. @Steph - I'm pretty sure that in a month or so mine will be knackered too lol! I'm gonna try hard to keep them all nice and organised, but I'm not sure how well I'll manage..! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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  6. Those storage drawers are really cute and look like a great way to store make up! I need some better storage system for mine, it's all just squeezed into some make up bags so I tend to use the same stuff all the time and forget what I actually have! The murder mystery party looks fun :) x

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  7. @Caroline - Mine was a mess before hand, and I've still got a lot of make up I don't really use lying in boxes. Need to do a big, proper clear out!! Murder Mystery party was sooo much fun. ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3

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  8. That storage box is gorgeous, I want to find something like this!

    Just started following you the blog looks fab :) I <3 animals too so that comment drew me in LOL!

    http://tidingsmagpies.blogspot.com/

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  9. wow you look incredible hun! And the murder mystery party sounds like so much fun! My friend & I really wanna do one, we've seen a few brochures on murder mystery weekends, they look great! :D

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  10. @Laura - thanks you for following! I'll be sure to check out your blog too. Like I said, I got mine in WHSmith, so I think it's probably a good idea to look for like stationary storage rather than makeup in particular! ^_^

    @Aysh - haha, thanks! We just buy the box set and do it in our own homes, much cheaper and awesome fun, but I'd like to try a weekend away one too!

    ~ Lauren <3

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  11. Such cute storage, inspired me to clearout and organise my stuff again too x

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  12. Aww I so need a storage box like that! So neat and tidy. At the moment my make up is being kept in a crappy black washbag haha! I really love your look on the Murder Mystery night, you look so glamorous! I've never done one of those but I've always wanted to, sounds so fun! Great post Lauren <3

    Jen xx

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  13. I just found your blog from twitter on the #bbloggers converstation on twitter and thought I would take a look! I really love your blog and I followed you and I would love it if you would take a quick peek at mine!I have those drawers but they have roses on instead of cupcakes! They came in the post yesterday and they are the perfect size and I love them!
    xxx

    islaay.blogspot.com

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  14. We love your blog is wonderful and will always be here giving all the news.
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  15. I really want these storage drawers!! there so pretty:) Wish we had a WHSmith in Ireland! x

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  17. That storage box is so adorable!!

    I found your blog through the #bbloggers chat and am now following!
    beautybyarielle.blogspot.com

    Sorry about the delete I had a typo!

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  18. ohhh, I've seen then in WHS before but I never thought of using them for make up storage but it looks great :] I've I have the space for the sorage i'd get it lol xxx

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  19. I totally own this box! It's just in a different style. It's amazing makeup storage :D

    Makeup for Biochemists

    x

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  20. oh my gosh i love the storage unit... i'm obsessed with anything to do with cupcakes so will deffinately be having a look in mynearest wh smith on my next visit to town ha ha!! xx

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  21. @Knight's Eclectic - thank you! You should, it's a great feeling!

    @Jen - omg Jen it is sooo much fun, seriously. And not hard to organise! You really should!

    @Islay - thank you for following! I have a ton of links to check out from #bbloggers tonight but I will defo add yours to the list! ^_^

    @Rogerio - Thank you! :)

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  22. @LauraMck - Aw that's a shame you don't have WHSmith! Anywhere that sells stationary might have something like this tho. ^_^

    @Arielle - Haha, no worries! Thank you for following, I'll check out your blog too!

    @Danielle - Once I got rid of all my junk I was storing my make up in before, I had room lol! I want more of them now. =p

    @Lucy - I love it! It's just perfect for makeup!

    @Pebbz - And half price - what more could you want?!

    ~ Lauren <3

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  23. Oh wow, you look fantastic, I have always wanted to do one of those Murder Mystery nights.. they seem such fun !

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  24. that is soo cool! ive always wanted to do a murder mystery w/friends!! it seems like so much fun!
    I love your makeup storage! :)

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  25. @Daisy - Thank you! I thoroughly recommend them, grab some friends, some food, some drink, and it's always an awesome night!

    @Stefanie - Thank you, I just saw it and knew it'd be perfect. It is seriously fun!!

    ~ Lauren <3

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  26. I've just had a little look at mine. It got knackered after a few months, mainly I think due to the buckling chest of drawers. But, I took all the drawers out & flipped it upside down & carried on using it to try & force it back into shape a little. This seems to work fairly well, I flipped it back again when I moved house. I use the big drawer for my nail polish now though, & I think the weight of the polishes is causing it to start buckling again, so I'm going to have a shift around & fix it. I do love my drawers, they are perfect & hold a lot of makeup :D xx

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  27. aw, I'm so jealous of your new purchase cos I spotted this in WHSmith on a shopping trip before Christmas... I had too many bags that day so went back a few days later and it had sold out :( Kinda sucks cos it's the kinda storage I'd be happy to have on show - most of my storage boxes are functional and seriously unattractive :)

    Love the mae west look! and the murder mystery night sounds awesome ♥

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  28. I am SO untidy too ha-ha I love that storage box! SO cute :). Also wow that looks like such a fun night, glad you weren't guilty ;) absolutely love your outfit too :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  29. @Steph - nothing I've put in my drawers is too heavy, so hopefully it should be ok! That's a good idea about turning it upside down, I'll need to remember that! =p

    @All Made Up - I know, mine was the last cupcake one available or I'd have defo bought two! Hope they restock them. ^_^

    @Sarah - Haha, innocent for now. =p I'm so bad, need to seriously go through all my make up and be ruthless!!

    ~ Lauren <3

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  30. I store my makeup in a box like that! :)
    The murder mystery looks great!
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    xx

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  31. @Emily - it's so handy and looks so pretty in my room! ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3

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  32. That storage box is so cute and what a great idea!
    I tried to sort out my make up at the weekend, v long job ha ha!

    Great post.
    Stace x

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  33. @Stace - Thank you!! Haha, yeah, it's one of those jobs you start and then halfway through realise it's gonna take a loooot longer than you think! =p

    ~ Lauren <3

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  34. Really cute storage! Ive seen a few people with this for their makeup. I love being really organised.

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  35. That's stunning! Definitely thinking about getting something like that for my perfume samples :) Really want to be part of a murder mystery weekend too, we should arrange something! xo

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