My trip to Ikea last weekend was a success! My boyfriend took me first thing in the morning and we ate breakfast there before shopping around. I can't believe how cheap the breakfast is! Walking around the store didn't take as long as I thought it might. It was probably a good thing that I had in mind exactly the kinds of things I was looking for. The biggest thing on my list was something to organize my make up and nail polishes in. I looked at the Helmer, but I found it to be quite flimsy. It was also a lot smaller than what I was looking for. The 9 drawer Alex caught my eye. It was a bit more than I was hoping to spend on something like this, but it was a lot bigger and sturdier than the Helmer. I also picked up a table mirror, a couple of lamps and tea lights in a few different scents. They smell so good!
My boyfriend was sweet enough to put it together right when we got back to my apartment.
It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to organize everything in there, and I still may make some changes. Here's how everything is in there now.
Here's the first drawer. Right now, it's just random stuff I've bought over the last couple of weeks that I haven't tried out yet. I've had a thing for buying purple nail polishes lately, can you tell? :)
One of my kitties wanted to get in on the action.
My lipglosses and lipsticks.
Eye liners, mascaras, fluidlines, eye lash curlers etc.
Blushes, MSFs, MUFE HD powder, MAC loose blot powder, concealers and such.
My MAC palettes, quads, paint pots & paints, UDPP, strobe cream, foundation, eye shadows that need depotting.
Here's what my MAC palettes look like open. They're supposed to hold 15 shadows, but I take the seperators out and they can hold 26 instead. A lot more convenient when you're trying to find colours! Not to mention it saves space.
My nail polish drawer. Wow, it sure looks like I've got a lot of pinks!
This is how I store my brushes. I bought this holder at Ikea as well. I think it's supposed to be meant for kitchen utensils.
Here's my kitty again, tired out from all the excitement!