Where I keep my crack!

I thought I'd show you all where I keep my beloved make up collection. I think it's a decent sized stash and I'm gonna try not to let it get that much bigger over the next few months (she says) as I have lots to play with to keep me occupied.

When I was going through my blushers the other night I found Sweetness beauty powder blush and had no recollection of buying it - that's so bad LOL I'm glad I did come across it though cos it's a gorgeous dolly bright pink. You'll be pleased to know that I christened it yesterday and it's love!

So here's my baby, my San Remo beauty box. It's the largest size and still too small!


CCBs, MAC cream & mineralize e/s, palettes, mascaras, primers & lash treatments, blushers, MSFs & Bronzers, other branded e/s and misc and my MAC blushers are all to the far right.


Brushes, powders, eye & lip pencils, foundations, e/s palettes.


(I actually threw some away and gave some to my Mum yesterday and still have too many lipglosses!)

Lipstick and more lipgloss!

My 'back up & accessory' drawer - magnets, pans, brush cleaners, eyelash glue, lashes, labelling machine, sample sachets, rubbing alcohol, lip balms and other unopened/unused MU - you get the idea.

Nail polishes, pigments and dazzle dusts.



Whenever my friends come round, they're drawn to my stash like flies to shit. Luckily my friends know better than to stick their grubby fingers into products or try stuff without asking but I still feel very protective if anybody gets too close.

I'd love an Ikea MALM desk and when I get rid of my PC, I may get one or just continue to use my current set up. It depends on a couple of things. We'll see.

How do you keep your stash organised? Are you happy with your current set up or not?

**Please note the date of this post - my collection has somewhat increased since July 2009**

36 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Deborah said...

That's some lipgloss collection right thur! Get the Malm dresser and big pretty mirror. Might as well be glam with that fab collection!!!!!

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Yinka - what an amazing collection!!! And I LOVE how you have organized everything. I used to have all my makeup in our upstairs bathroom but my husband sent me and the makeup to our downstairs bathroom since he thought I was waking him and the kids up when they would hear the 'clinking' sounds I made as I looked for products in the a.m. LOL. Today I have a five drawer plastic organizing drawer but am on a search for a nicer solution to stash my collection.

AbbieAndBrian said...

where did you get the plastic lipstick seperator from??
you collection is really good btw :)
xx

xoladiihoneyxo said...

dangggg. that's a lot! I have three makeup bags, one of them is really big and that's where all my makeup is and sometimes, I use some of my mom's product. LOL.

bubblegarm said...

wow hun, thats alot of stuff :) it looks v organised, love it! i kinda want a train case now lol, oo where did u get those lipgloss holders from? xx

Miss.Fab said...

SPEECHLESS!!!!!!
ummm OMG!!!
That's heaven I wish I could enter that picture take everything then leave LOL

I need to know your top 5 foundations,lippies and blushes...

Just curious LOL

verina oei said...
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Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

omg! Girl, quite the collection you got there! I like your set up. I love the corner shelves you use! AND Your blushes are CRAZY! lol! I know you are having fun with all those:) Everything is lovely!

Shangri-La said...

Holy moly! That is an amazing collection, looks like a professional kit!
xx

loveaudrey said...

Such an impressive collection! Where did you get the things you're storing your lipsticks/glosses in? They look great and I hate rumaging for the product I want! xxx

Liparazzi said...

Wow! I'm impressed with that collection! I can see why your mates are dying to have a rummage through it!ha ha. I seriously need to sort my stuff out, it's overflowing out of the stack I have at the moment. Love seeing other people's makeup collection though!Great post x

Lolly said...

To say I am jealous is an understatement! FABULOUS collection, and so organised! I would be drawn to it like flies round shit too!!! xx

Victoria said...

I have no organisation whatsoever but I'm going to get some storage malarkey from Muji and tidy things up, as soon as I get round to it! xx

VexInTheCity said...

@ Deborah - I don't want to spend time and money making it look perfect with the MALM, spotlights, etc and then a few mths down the line I'm packing up to move to NY. I'm not gna spend the ££ to ship my it all over when I can buy a MALM there.

@ Michelle - Thanks Mich! LOl @ hubby banishing you downstairs. Men eh?

@ xoladiihoneyxo - My Mum would get 'emotional' whenever I rummaged through her MU when I was younger. Being older and wiser, now I fully understand! LOL

@ Miss Fab - I'll do a Top 5 product blog post soon just for you :-)

@ Verina Oei - Thanks. I think I have enough now though. LOL

@ Sara - Thanks Sara. Those shelves in my bedroom were the selling point that made me move in! They're perfect for all my stuff.
There are 6 of them in total and the others house my skincare, hair products, bath & shower stuff and vitamins & misc stuff. The in-built storage in my bedroom is really good.

@ Shangri-la - I think it's just the San Remo that gives that impression. There's nothing 'professional' about me and my MU - LOL

@ Abbie&Brian, Bubblegarm, Loveaudrey - I bought the lipstick holders off somebody in the U.S who was selling them dirt cheap on Specktra.net a few weeks ago and my boyf sent them over with my NYX stuff.

Search 'lipstick holders' on Ebay and they'll come up. Or check somewhere like Lakeland Limited online which may have something similar.

VexInTheCity said...

Oh and the actual stack of drawers used for my lipglosses are from Muji.

verina oei said...
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Lauren said...

So jealous of all the lip glosses!xx

LionLovingTiger said...

That is one impressive collection. It makes me want to go shopping right now!

Mrs Osi said...

Wow nice collection! I have mine in a beauty box, but a good friend of mine has hers stored in like a plumber tool box and she has the plastic storage drawers from Ikea, I was thinking of going that route because slowly but surely my collections is getting larger!:) Hey saw some falsies can u put up a tutorial when u get d change I love false eyelashes but afraid to do it my self,
By the way love ur blog!

*LilBiuty* said...

OMG I want to live in the middle of your crack! Adopt me! LOl
Love you blog btw!

missmascara1983 said...

Wow that is an amazing collection.xx

VexInTheCity said...

@ Verina Oei - I'll try and cut down. I've got my shopping mojo back so will be buying more clothes!

@ Mrs Osi - I'm crap at applying falsies so I'm not the best person to be doing a tut on it! There are loads of tuts on You Tube though x

@ LilBituy - LOL! You had me rollin', Glad you're enjoying my blog so far.

@LionLoving Tiger, Lauren & Miss Mascara - Thanks ladies x

Em x said...

I'm swooning over all that lovely lovely make up x

SoFrolushes said...

Oooh I like what I see. I have no organisation at all. I am trying though. I have seen some cute boxes in poundland which will be perfect for me to organise.

Though I would love a makeup chest.trolley. I see one on ebay and hav eyet to take the plunge.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

If I lived near you, I'd rob you.

:)

Yinks where did you get rubbing alcohol from? I needed some a while back and had no idea where to go look for it?

x

Oyin said...

dang girlie thats alot of makeup.... I have very little and that stays in my purse. I wanna be like you when I grow up..:)

VexInTheCity said...

@ Em - It is a bit easy on the eye isn't it? LOL

@ Sofrolushes - Buy one. Ebay won't bite!

@ GWTG - I bought mine in NY but you can find it in Afro hair shops if there are any near you.

lol @ Oyin

witoxicity said...

Girl, that's helluvalot of crack you got there! That's enough to last you 5 lifetimes, at least. Imagine how heavy your luggage will be when you move to NY! :)

Glamour Whore said...

First I would like to say...NICE!!! Your collection is to die for and your storage skillz are impeccable!!! I have been a pro MUA for 10 years and your collection is comparable to mine...I love fellow junkies;)I'm anal about my storage. F/X supplies have their own separate container and the rest is divided among drawers. If I find a lipstick in the eyeshadow drawer, heads are gonna roll...lmao...seriously. I'm also nuts about my brushes. And like yourself, my friends love to play but they better ask 1st...if they know what's good for them;) I really enjoyed this post...thank u!!

LaaLaa said...

Jeez lady u got alot to keep u occupied lol..i love the way u got yours stored..i keep mine in boxes etc but you know eyeliners/mascaras in one..lips in one eyes in some etc girls gotta be organized in a world of hetic makeup.

VexInTheCity said...

@ witoxicity - Hmmm when the time comes I'm just gonna pass the excess. I'm taking it on the plane with me. I'm not shipping it!!

@ Glamour Whore - LOL @ heads rolling if a lippie's found in the e/s drawer. It's so much easier to maintain when it's neat. Now I just gotta KEEP it tidy!

@ LaaLaa - Thanks hon and damn skippy we do!! lol

Shortiee31 said...

That is one AMAZING stash!! :o

Olivia said...

Where did you get that corner organizer? I want one!

VexInTheCity said...

Lipstick holders I got off somebody, the drawers are from Muji.

courtney said...

oh my gosh what an amazing collection! IM SO JEALOUS!!<33

Anora Priddle XOXO said...

Wow... it looks just like my collection of make-up before I was cornered by friends to share lol it might have worked with the make up but they will never touch the shoes <3

 

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