Dumpster Diaries: The Beauty Organization and Makeup Storage Edition


so I had an unusable counter and sink in the upstairs kitchen that became the master bedroom’s walk in closet… we aren’t doing a full renovation until next year.

This blog post is going to be mostly photos and captions, because it’s 1 am and I am nearly passing out from exhaustion!


I’ve thrown out SO MUCH MAKEUP from my downstairs bathroom… this is just some of what’s left

makeshift sink vanity

makeshift sink vanity

No, you can't see the faucet... shhhh... don' tell me!

No, you can’t see the faucet… shhhh… don’ tell me!


what it looked like BEFORE I hauled more makeup upstairs from the downstairs bathroom

The stuff in this ‘vanity’ isn’t even 1/10th of what I own. Tomorrow I will be hauling the rest upstairs. I really need a better organization system- but until then, this will do.


my ipsy and birchboxes, coz they’re so cute


1960s-70s groovy glasses repurposed as makeup brush holders

Since this was originally a kitchen, I housed all my vintage linens and favorite antique china and glassware here. It’s a shame not to use them, so I am hauled some of them out as brush and makeup storage.


I’m glad I bought 4 of these lipstick organizers- I needed them

I cannot say enough about these cheap little clear acrylic lipstick holders from eBay! They’re AMAZING and practical.


Lipliners in one glass, eye liners in another- plus a vintage anchor-hocking glass for beauty blenders


after I hauled more stuff upstairs- I need to clean a couple of these brushes


I have no idea how I will end up organizing all the perfume/perfume samples and eye shadows

I have mac, nars, pout, nyx, and hard candy thingies in that little green tray.


a few of my favorite palettes

I love the idea of everything being out in the open where I can see them and not shoved into a drawer, forgotten.

I also received something in the mail from Birchbox, but will review later- Goodnight All!


7 thoughts on “Dumpster Diaries: The Beauty Organization and Makeup Storage Edition

    • thanks! I’m so relieved to have an organized space… only 14 more rooms to go. UGH. Pray for me.

      The joys of living in a huge, 103 yrs old house with 3 males, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 baby, and no help LOL!

      I’m ready to run away with my mom back to ‘pinas, seriously. It always freaks me out to ‘not have any arms’ because my mom has so many maids, but I secretly enjoy it.

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