I pulled out all my drawers and started to sort what was in each box and drawer, making sure that I checked out expiration dates on products and tossed them if that was what needed to be done.
I sorted out all my nail polish by brand...
Then I sorted out all my makeup products into categories, face makeup, lips, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, perfume samples, etc...
I also made categories for sunscreen, haircare, first aid, etc..
Look at all those empty drawers and boxes!
I also decided to take all of the lotion out of the bottom drawer of my jewelry armoire and store it with my other extra lotion... seriously no more lotion for me. I think I have enough to stay smooth for the rest of my life.
My perfume was okay on the tray, I love it there and there isn't a ton I can do to make it go faster, perfume takes a long time to use up! I will not be buying any perfume for myself anytime soon though!
Look how empty!
Also on my dresser, I have a cute little jewelry box that belonged to my grandma. I keep some important little treasures inside here..
Now, look at the mess I made....
Roxy was far from impressed...
All right! Now time for the organization part! I knew that I wanted to to store my nail polish away in a drawer, and decided that since my former lotion drawer was now empty, I figured why not use it for my nail polish collection and nail tools. I really like this system for now...but eventually would like to have my nail polish stored so I can view all the colors- but that is something for the future!
Next up, what I put in my plastic organizer... in the top drawer I placed all of my hair elastics, clips, and bobby pins.. they are organized inside jewelry boxes which worked out really well!
The next drawer is full of eyeshadow. Seriously how many do I need? No more. I just love eyeshadow....and it's easy to get it free which makes me just want more! =)
Next is concealer and face products. All of those concealer sticks were free, so don't judge me! I have a few face masks in here, a setting spray and some other face products.
Here are some other face products, my foundations, my daily moisturizer, and my eye cream..
Then all my lip products and blush/bronzer products were combined into this one drawer.
Now my tower of drawers is back up and running with all new contents.
I also decided that the box I had been using as my daily makeup box will now be my "first aid/medicine" box. So far, I have bandaids, neosporian and my contacts/cases.
Closes nice and neatly to hide what is inside!
My makeup brushes and tools now can breathe and have their own space on top of my dresser
In my basket, I placed all my sunscreen and makeup remover- basically things that I use daily during the summer!
All my hair items are still all in this basket but needed some tidying up! Looks much better!
And all that lotion I mentioned? It's now in my closet with my other stockpile storage. Someday I'll use it all up...but until then I won't buy any! (Unless it's free....because then it's not really buying it right?!)
Just a recap...here are my nice new clean spaces!
So much better. At some point I will be changing this up to have my makeup in a non-plastic organizer. I would like to have a set of drawers to organize it in possibly....
Here are a few ideas of how I would eventually like organized my makeup and other products...
Once again, I love this vanity...but it is super expensive and way more space then I actually need.
This is closer to what I am actually looking at getting...something that can hold quite a bit of product, but won't take up a TON of space...
I will keep you updated...but for now I'm happy my system is working a bit better! =)
How do you organize your makeup?