Updated Makeup/Nail Area and extras

Hello my gorgeous readers. I have been a bit of a mad woman lately and well mostly because so many amazing doors have been opening for me in the bloggersphere! That being said I have been quite the busy bee behind the scenes her and figured let me update you all on a few projects going on .

For starters I tend to get kinda bored and tired of my apartment. So from time to time I like to rearrange my little spaces and make it a little more fun and girly. Yes I always keep my husband in mind of course too, however being that we are limited to certain spaces in our place I have to make due with the space I have. Due to recent projects I am finding the need for ample working space and am having a hard time here. Moving is not an option at the moment so I am making it work for me instead of against me.

I recently took apart my entire nail area and re did my makeup space as well. I knew these were gonna be one heck of a project but a much needed revamping was in order.

You can see Here what my makeup space look liked a little while back. Not too bad but I am very limited to space in our bedroom .

 As you can see here quite a difference from my last set up. I picked up some snazzy decor from one of my favorite stores Target. I loved the wording and they are self adhesive so you can move them around as needed without damaging the wall. The lettering, the zebra mirror circles, and the other round mirrors etc were all from Target for $20 each pack.

One of my sets of Muji drawers. I like it this way better so that I can actually reach all of my lipsticks better and see them all and use them more frequently.

I get asked all of the time where I bought my brush holders. I made them myself with magazines and vase filler etc. I did a pictorial here a while back so go and check it out if you want to make your very own. Yes I actually do use all of these brushes and only keep the ones I use in them !

My other set of Muji drawers with more lippies and blushes etc.

I picked up this little organizer from Michaels recently because they had all their craft storage for 50 % off and with all the projects I have going I needed some more space. I had only wished it was in black but not a big deal for me and was small enough to slide under my vanity table.

I sit this little organizer from target right on top and has some of my primers, eyeliners, and other odds and ends I use frequently in them .

This actually wasnt so bad to put together and love the dividers and the shelf.

On the other side of my vanity is a small table I bought at walmart for $12 . I put an organizer I wasnt using and filled it with items that are for upcoming reviews/posts etc so that I can keep myself on schedule etc. 

I didnt go into elaborate details of my whole collection but its an idea I am playing around with in the future.

Ok so I needed to change my nail station a bit as well. I had a desk my husband had passed along to me and was a bit big and took up some space in my dining room. I had actually contemplated taking down my nail area, simply because I just didnt like that when company came over it was out in the open and well lets just be real some pass judgement , or think Im nuts. I then decided it you know what this is MY house. I dont want to hide my things or change my  work area around to please others I sure wouldnt expect them to.

So we cam up with a plan that we needed something that in the event we needed to move it to accomodate guests , that was easier than the bulky desk I had. I went to IKEA and I had already done my research on the Helmers from other beauty blogger and nail bloggers. These ran me $40 each and used a cutting board I had in storage as my table.

My racks fit perfectly over them and a little lower than before but thats ok and I like it better. 

Yes these did have to be put together. If there is anything I despise about Ikea is that need to put everything together. But is one of the reasons their items are so affordable.

Rumor has it that these Helmers hold anywhere up to 400-500 Polishes each! There are also alternatives to the Helmers called Melmers aka Michaels version of the Helmer . Just google it and you will see what I mean!

I still need to organize these drawers some because I havent had the chance to so I just placed all of my polishes in random drawers for now.

A sterilite container in between my 2 helmers for other crafts.

Hello Kitty Binder Holds all my Stamping plates.

So all the pics are pretty self explanatory. It has been fun creating my new spaces.

Some other projects I am working on:

** Latina Lifestyle Blogger Johnson & Johnson Campaign**

** Pretty Addictions looks and posts**

** Ambassador for Bloom.com . Be sure to check us out its like Facebook but for Beauty and its just an awesome site!**

** Contributor for This That Beauty. I get to work with the awesome Felicia Walker Benson Chief Editor for Bergdorf Goodmann. Updating you all on everything beauty and dental related.**

As you can see I am hard at work for all of my fellow beauty lovers! I am truly enjoying all of these projects and looking forward to even more doors that may soon open for me. 

“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”

I believe I have and I am blessed. To some may seem nonsense and I get asked quite often why I do it. I do it because I love it and it is my hobby and passion. Judge me if you will but I am happy and all that matters to me in the end! 

Love and Lip Gloss to you all and thank you for all of the support you all show me !

Comments 9

  1. Glitz Glam

    WOW girly, this is awesome! I need to organize my vanity/makeup area, my collection is growing and it’s really starting to look like a big whole mess! Thanks for showing this, I now have some ideas on what I want to do with my beauty area!

  2. Ms. Prettyful Girl

    Aw, what a fabulous post! I love all the storage ideas you share with us. Fantastic set up! I,too, am very limited in the amount of space I have to work with for my “makeup area” in our bedroom. But (fingers crossed) we might be getting our house in September so that will be something to look forward to. I’m amazed at all the opportunities that have come your way. That leaves me speechless! I’m so proud of you and happy for you and like you said, as long as your are happy doing what you do, that’s all that matters! You do what you do very very well. Love this post. LOVE IT!

  3. Makeup Majesty

    wow, sounds like you have a lot of fun stuff going on, congrats doll!! love what you did with your wall – the lettering and little mirrors really add something extra and fun to the space! xoxo

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