Monday, July 16, 2012

All in One Place

I've come a long way since the dark days of all my makeup being buried in one drawer. It started off slowly, with a modest lipstick organiser, but gradually progressed to compartmentalising the drawer itself and buying a couple of stackable rectangular containers from Daiso in which I placed my newer and most reached for makeup. I also managed to find a nifty box with internal dividers that ended up housing most of my lipsticks. But everything changed for the better when I discovered this absolute gem from Officeworks. It's the Keji 4 drawer storage organiser. While not exactly the same as the storage from Muji (not available in Australia) or The Makeup Box Shop, it's the closest thing, for the bargain price of $17.99.



The unit contains four drawers. The first three are the same size but the last compartment is considerably deeper. You can't pull an individual drawer out so it detaches from the rest of the unit, it's made so that you can only pull it out to a certain limit. This means that it can get a bit tricky to reach for the items at the very back. It does look a bit bulky, in that there's essentially a bit of double up with the relatively thick panels of the exterior and the plastic drawers themselves, but the fact it's all clear streamlines it somewhat and makes it easy to see what's inside. For something that was designed to hold paper, I'm really pleased at just how well it functions as a makeup organiser.

Cheek products (blush, highlight)

Eye makeup (mainly powder eyeshadows and Revlon cream eyeshadow palettes)

More eye makeup (current favourites, plus eyeliner, mascara, eyelash curler)

Bottom drawer containing larger eyeshadow palettes, a few miscellaneous items


I did not expect this thing to hold as much as it does. The majority of my makeup collection is now housed in it, which makes me think that it has phenomenal capacity, or I don't have as much as I originally thought. Granted, the process of filling it up did propel me to ruthlessly chuck out a good deal of old and unloved makeup. My lip products are still scattered about in various places and my relatively small foundation stash is in one of those Daiso boxes I mentioned earlier (with the exception of my Missha and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, which I just keep standing upright separately). As for nail polish, that's now all in the drawer that used to hold everything, though I wish I had the DIY knack to whip up this drool-worthy nail polish rack.

62 comments:

  1. I love this! So clean and tidy!

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  2. I agree that the clear drawers makes everything look more streamlined. The frosted parts makes it especially nice.

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  3. I love organisation posts like these! I think I need to go visit Officeworks soon and see this set instore. It feels good when the majority of your makeup can fit in a single unit (I'm downsizing atm) :) xx

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  4. oOOh i love this storage organizer! I was looking for something like this as well but they are SOOO expensive here in the states. This is such a clean look and storage space for makeup! =)

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  5. The drawer looks wonderful! I think I'll have to go to my local office/stationary store and look for something similar haha. My makeup station is a bit of a mess right now ever since I did a big rotation in my room with the new closet, I really hate it when everything isn't in one reachable place >_<

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  6. I need this! I have just begun the laborious task of organising my skincare collection. Don't even get me started on makeup! This is a fraction of the cost of a clear cube or similar, I wonder if they have these in NZ? Love your collection too xx

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  7. I love this post. I am obsessed with finding new ways to organize my makeup

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  8. I was reading your Chock-A-Block post just a couple of days ago and I was literally like :O when I saw the photo. Lovely storage! I spot a NARS duo- tbh I only recognise it because I watched that Today Tonight counterfeit cosmetics feature and that was one of products featured :S Watching that was a little scary.

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  9. I was going to buy this but I wasn't sure if it would fit all or most of my make-up. But I think I may need to buy this now after seeing how much it fits! :)

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  10. Oh the drawer is so clean and chic! I love it so much! been wanting to buy similar one by muji, but muji here is more expensive than anywhere else I think :/
    you keep all your make up so tidy :O
    I wish I could do so to my make up.lol

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  11. I actually like this makeup organizer better than the muji one^^ I need to get something similar instead of my endless boxes :)

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  12. Your organization setup completely made me night! I love seeing organized makeup stations!

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  13. That surprisingly holds a ton of your make-up. It all looks so clean. I'm in the process of finding the perfect organiser for my make-up too but we don't have much choice, here. Btw I'd love to see all of your make-up collection :)

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  14. I love seeing how other girls organize their makeup! Like you, up until a few months ago, everything was thrown into a single plastic container I kept in my closet- it is so much nicer having everything organized & easy to find now!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  15. This looks lovely! So neat :)
    S xx

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  16. It looks really nice and neat!
    I see lots of maybelline color tattoos ;)
    And NAKED palettes <3

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  17. This looks really lovely :) so neat and tidy - the opposite of my make up!
    I am super envious of how much make up you have!
    Your blog is great by the way, all the posts are so well done!
    Anna

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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  18. Ahhh those nail polish racks!!!
    I love storage systems like this, it looks so organised and classic, I love that you can see everything!!!
    Lovely, and I'm now slightly jealous!

    xoxo

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  19. Awesome. I did something very similar to you but with a set of drawers from Kmart and some lipstick containers from Priceline. I found that all of my makeup fit in mine too, so strange how that works right?

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  20. love it :) it's so organized!

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  21. I thought I was quite satisfied with my collection storage...I was SO WRONG!
    I just fell in love with your organisation, it's beautiful.

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  22. This is one of the best ideas ever. I have a few things from The Makeup Box Shop on my wishlist but this is something I can get now to keep me organised until I can afford them :)

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  23. Ahhh great minds.think alike! I.bought one of these two months ago to store my makeup too after.being.shocked at the price.of the makeup.box.shop ones! Mines.the five.drawer one.though, think I'll also do a.blog post on it!

    Xx

    Sorry.about the.dodgy formatting.of this.comment, m on my phone and it has.a mind of its.own!

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  24. I wanted to get the MUJI ones, but the shipping was way over the top! I then found some white stackable plastic drawers at a nearby 'home depot' kind of a store and they work and look great! Plus they were a lot cheaper. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  25. I have the same exact thing I bought from officeworks! I also bought some lipstick holders (of 9) and bought 3 of them for $3ea at some Dollar Store at Parra Westfields. I need to get myself another storage box like that again, cause mines getting all cluttered! Weird how it's $17.99. I got mine for $14. (Probably cause it was a back to school sale) and this is soooooo much better than those Make Up Box ones, they're a rip off. Haha

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    1. I also labeled mine as well top to bottom ie. lips, face, eyes, misc :)

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  26. i really love your make up storage ! this is a really good organization to find everything without looking for them :)

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  27. I bought the same thing but it's housing my jewelry! They also have an acrylic business card display with multiple tiers that I imagine to be very nice for displaying lipsticks or potted products :)

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  28. This is pretty awesome. Might need to take myself down to officeworks and take a look.

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  29. Just the perfect size to hold everything!
    I've been looking for clear organisers for a really affordable price, THANKYOU so much for introducing these babies :D

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  30. Oh wow, it stores quite alot, ive got the muji ones however its bad at storing larger makeup items! Love the post hun xxx

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  31. This is how I store my makeup too! I've had the officeworks organiser for ages, it is such a winner. I have two, overflowing, and quite a few boxes that don't fit inside ><

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  32. Very organised, I like it! :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. i love this! i kinda want to get one of these organizers!

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  34. These are a great idea! Affordable aswell, which is always a plus!

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  35. OMG I need this in my life!! I clicked on the link and it didn't work though :( I want it very bad! Haha

    Evani
    simplyevani@gmail.com

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  36. Have you ever had a moment where you stumble across a blog and think... how have I gone this long and not had this blog on my reading list? That just happened to me. I love your storage - being in the UK I'll probably end up getting a Muji stack but I think yours is just as pretty if not prettier! It's quite nifty and sleek, isn't it?

    So happy to have found you, and this!

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  37. Oh gosh, that looks like a fabulous way to organize your makeup! I love that the whole thing is clear. It just makes everything look neater that way. :-)

    ~ Yun

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  38. I absolutely love this storage system! It's beautiful but very well organized! xoxo

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  39. You're so organized! I think I need that organizer in my life!

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  40. WOW! What a fantastic idea! Looks amazing :D

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  41. This is a dream!
    It is so feel organized and cute!!!

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  42. I wish my makeup was so organised!! I've picked up a few storage drawers from Muji but I just haven't gotten around to tidying everything yet xxx

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  43. I NEED this sooooo bad. Such a nice set of storage drawers. I have looked into other ones but they are super pricey and the shipping is incredibly high. Thanks for recommending this! I may have to check out some local stationery stores(don't think the link you provided will ship to Canada :(

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  44. The neat freak in me is drooling right now! This is such a nifty idea. Plus how good does it feel to chuck out makeup you never really use. I love doing that. It makes everything so much more managable.

    That nail polish rack is awesome too. I'd be worried it'd fall off the wall with the weight of all those polishes though!

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  45. I love this display, really need to organise my messy make-up into something sleek and easy-to-find like this! I also want to have a go at making that nail polish rack, serious drool! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. I've been looking for something to put my makeup in and this is just perfect! plus you have an awesome make up selection.

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  47. Whoat that is pretty amazing!! You have so much makeup!!

    I'm a new follower!
    If you have time, could you check/comment/follow if you like my blog please!
    http://mindy13579.blogspot.com/

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  48. sooo pretty! I love seeing other people's makeup storage.. I am still in the early phase of having all of it in a drawer in my washroom! One day I hope to be this neat and organized :)

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  49. I have a big collection too but I must say I envy this <3 nice. Definitely following! :)

    http://colorspiritattitude.blogspot.ro/

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  50. you are so organized! I am not. haha.

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  51. this is a perfect way to organize makeup, love it! <3

    Hope you have a fab day hun! ~ xx
    Chriissydollxo's Blog

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  52. Your organizer is awesome ! You have a lot of makeup but it's enough (it isn't too much haha) ! I really love your container, it's a perfect dupe of Muji's containers :D I hope I can find the same in France

    Turtle <3

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  53. i love how you organized it. :)

    following you now through GFC. i hope you're also kind enough to give a follow back. :)

    http://misslitratista.blogspot.com

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  54. Such a great idea! I'm struggling to find some good make up storage like this. Thanks for the inspiration :)
    N xoxo
    breathebeautyfitness.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Great post! I saw this at officeworks as well and was thinking of getting it. But then I saw other beauty gurus on YT using a chrome 6 drawers trolley. Now I am in a dilemma. Does this organizer store a lot? Which one do you think I should get? :D

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    1. Do you have any pics of the trolley? I'd imagine it would hold quite a bit more. These organisers hold heaps, but you also need to store your items strategically to get the best storage capacity out of it.

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