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It's Time To Tidy Up!

14 November, 2017 - 10:19pm by - Head Pixie | 19 Comments

By BR Amelia

What does your makeup space look like? Is it well ordered and everything has its place? Or is it a bit of a hot mess with stuff randomly slung about and cotton balls dotted all over the show? If you're more of the latter than the former, then it's time to tidy up - not only does it make getting ready more efficient and less stressful (seriously, I've been in that place where I can't find my one and only mascara and was running late, and it's not pretty), but there's also something soothing about having everything in its proper place - and to make that happen you need storage. Yes, you could spend a fortune on buying said storage, or you could DIY or repurpose it. Check out these inspirational ideas!


My heart may well have skipped a beat when I saw this set up from Instagrammer curlsandlashes. What an amazing idea to take the Disney princess Vogue covers (created by fashion illustator and designer Hayden Williams) and turn them into cosmetic and brush holders, complete with matching coloured tops. What I especially enjoy about this is that it can be tailored to your own passions. (Can you imagine how gorgeous vintage sewing pattern designs would look done in this style?)

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Take a candlestick, attach a stylish looking jar to it and you've got yourself uber-glamorous containers to hold your cotton buds, balls and wipes. Sublime!


We love this repurposing of a file rack from Instagrammer abovediamondsandbeauties. What an gorgeous wya to keep your palettes in place!

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Tired of not being able to see the woods for the trees... in a beauty sense? Scour a second hand shop for a vintage cake tray, pop it on your vanity, place your products on it, then step back and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.


If space is at a premium then this could be the ultimate solution fo storing your makeup while still being able to easily see your collection. An old tool chest transformed into a thing of beauty! So impressed. Big claps to you for taking something meh and making it magical, locketpeddler!


Another idea is to turn your collection into a work of art. Take one magnetic board. Make it your own by painting and decorating it. Hang it up. Attach magnets to your makeup. Arrange on board. Boom. Storage solution sorted.

There you have it, some fabulous ideas to inspire you to make your getting ready area a thing of beauty! Do any of the ideas inspire you? Have you DIYed or repurposed things for your beauty space already? Be sure to pop a pic up on the Photowall - we'd love to see what magic you've worked!

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I like to have all my products organised. I put a dvd rack on top of my drawer, sideways, took all the shelf's out and now all my products fit on me draw lol

Some really cool ideas here. The candlestick/jar thing looks beautiful!

Some awesome creative ideas there! Mine is organised at the moment but can become chaotic at the drop of a hat.

Wow i love these ideas! I've turned my old rotating spice rack into a makeup storage for my foundations, primers etc. Some of my other makeup is in some little drawers I got from kmart. I love organising my stuff!

Love the idea of the rotating spice rack -very clever

15th November, 2017 at 8:06 am

So cool!

15th November, 2017 at 8:29 am

Love the candlestick storage idea, looks so pretty

The candle stick idea looks awesome and the cake plate.

So cute! LOVE the magnetic board idea, what a great space saver too

Totally agree!

15th November, 2017 at 9:40 am

The magnetic board is fantastic! I went on an organizing rampage with my makeup a few months ago and since have it all in my bedroom (moved out of bathroom due to a past article talking about that no-no!). I have a display with all my really well used products in it, and a box with dividers for the rest.

I have recently had a massive clean out of unloved products and gave them away. Now I have a tidy small area of only products I use. I have acrylic storage which I've brought from Kmart, Bed Bath & Beyond & TM.

I like the filing idea!

The candlestick jars are beautiful!

People never cease to amaze me, so talented and skillful. I have just used a scented candle glass jar for my hair ties and clips.

I bought a wire tray from The Warehouse and put all my palettes in (they reposted my photo of it on their Instagram page if you want to see the photo!!)

These are so cute! I wish I had enough space to create cute storage spaces for all my makeup

Very nice storage ideas. I actually haven't tried any these because I wash and put my brushes away in the drawer when they are dry.


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