in general, i don't keep a lot of products on hand. i stick to my tried and true items and repurchase them when i run out.
but, we all get the itch to experiment and try new things, and that's where most of my excess products come from. for example, finding the perfect red lipstick is like trying to find the perfect pair of jeans...you purchase 10 before you find one that's close enough. i may also get products to review or win some in a giveaway, and those also get stashed away - not because i don't like them, but because i feel the need to finish one thing before moving on to the next! (but have you ever noticed that it's difficult to completely finish certain products...like lipsticks, nail polish, and blushes?!)
out of sight, out of mind. right?
i'd keep everyday products on my vanity; the rest of my makeup and beauty products were thrown into miscellaneous containers and stored in a closet high up on a shelf, under the bed, or in a cabinet. basically, out of sight...forgotten...never to be used again.
enough is enough.
i stored my excess products because i didn't want to waste my current products, but the stuff in storage would expire or just go bad anyways. wasted.
so i looked into acrylic storage options and was discouraged for several reasons. they were either too small (muji), too expensive (sherrie blossom/icebox), or too outrageous to ship here. so i was perfectly fine with my current mini plastic drawers, although they are not stackable and eventually take up precious real estate on the vanity as your collection grows.
i stumbled upon this acrylic organizer at tj maxx and almost freaked out in the store. the mere fact that it was here and didn't have to be shipped...price was [almost] a non-issue. i would have bought them all. but there was only one.
i texted mini-she who was somewhere in the store and had her stand guard while i grabbed a cart...although no one around seemed interested at all, haha. but still.
similar stores like marshalls and ross have the most random items sometimes, so check your local stores!
it's big: 15"W x 10.5"D x 10"H
i haven't figured out what will go where, but i threw some things in so you could get an idea of the size. i don't know the drawer height off hand, but you can see that it fits 2+ rows of lipsticks and i can also stack another row on top.
tag: $99, marked down to $95.
website: $202.50 + shipping
(Danielle - Socalite Acrylic Beauty Organizer via TJ Maxx)
in case anyone is in the market for acrylic storage, here's a comparison of similar items:
muji 5-drawer, $27.95: W26cm x D17.5cm x H16cm / 1" drawers
Sherrieblossom Shorty Wide, $385: 15"W x 12"D x 12"H, 2" drawers
The Beauty Cube 5-drawer, $149: 11"W x 11"D x 15"H
how do you organize and store your makeup?
here are a few alternatives:
in case you missed it:
a week of beauty . sephora haul + review