For my main cosmetic and beauty collection I just wanted to streamline everything. In fact, the scary thing about getting older is that you just want to simplify everything and have a less is more approach....or is this just me?! I got myself a new dressing table later and I absolutely love it. I think I'll do a separate post on that but it's the White Dunelm-Mill Dressing Table (20% off ends on Sunday!) in case you were wondering. It has one big drawer and then two other smaller ones beneath the mirror. I've managed to get all of my collection in one said drawer but I felt I needed one other storage item to put everything else in that was a bit bulky.
I was flicking through Musings Of A Muse and spied the gorgeous Etude House Princess Rotating Make Up Holder. It looked like something my inner 6 year old self would be all over, but it turns out that my twenties self loved it just as much! I searched high and low but it was sold out everywhere. So, onto Ebay I went, and I spotted something almost identical and it was a very impulse buy for me (and pink!). Because it was a UK seller it arrived in just a few days and after about 5 minutes of setting it up it was all ready to be used. I noticed a few people on the item were stating how hard it was to put together but I promise it's very straightforward.
I've been using it for a few weeks now and I really love it! At first, I'm not going to lie, I had a few things spiralling off as I got a little too overly exciting with the rotating-ness of it (!!) and also you really have to make sure every shelf is clicked exactly into place as otherwise it's not entirely stable. But apart from these hiccups it's such a handy little storage system. I keep changing the items up because I'm getting a feel as to what looks and works best, but the photos above hopefully show you how much you can fit on and how it looks overall. I'm in love with the lipstick and lipgloss holder at the top- believe it or not it fits in all my lip stuff!
And I'm so happy that each day I can twirl it around and see the whole of my collection right in front of me. I find I really use absolutely everything I own now and I wasn't doing that when I had everything in drawers. I think if you have a small-medium sized collection you may want to check this out. It cost £19 and you can find the exact design I got here.
Do any of you own one of these? And how do you store your make up?