Everyone have a good weekend? The Muse is hoping so.
As we are in the New Year I imagine one or two people made a resolution to get more organized. I know it’s always one of my top priorities when it comes to life, makeup, etc…I like everything to be as organized as possible without organization I tend to get a bit crazy.
Recently I had to stop at Staples for some office supplies and came across some great little boxes which were super cheap and super useful.
Take the Jump for the details!
Last week I told you that The Container Store is having 25% Off your entire in store or online purchase. It’s still ongoing if you’d like to indulge btw, up to April 13th w00t!
I had a hard time deciding whether I wanted to indulge in a Bisley Media Cabinet or a Helmer Cabinet from Ikea. I finally decided to throw my hard earned cash on the Bisley since it’s incredibly sturdy, very tiny, and fantastic for stashing away my makeup!
Jump ahead for the deets and pictures of my Bisley stuffed full of goodness!
The Bisley Media Cabinet is meant for collectors, particularly collectors of stamps or baseball cards. I don’t think Bisley was thinking anyone would want to stash cosmetics in their fine cabinet but that’s exactly what I decided to do. The cabinet is costly and even after discount it was an obscene amount to pay but it organized about 40% of my makeup stash and made my life alot easier so that in fact makes it priceless.
The unit is super duper tiny! I’d say it reaches from my ankle to my upper thigh. I’m 5″1 so it’s not exactly a whole lot of leg we are talking about here (exact measurements: 11″ x 15″ x 23-1/4″ H).
I feel guilty but I ended up also purchasing some of the dividers that are sold separately from the unit. Each divider has different slots for storing small items into. They have various styles of these dividers to customize your cabinet. They are rather nice and make organization key but I’d much rather they include these with the purchase of the cabinet.
Anyway! Without further delay here’s some pictures of everything stored away nice and neat.
I’d honestly love to indulge in another cabinet to organize the rest of my monster stash but I think it’s a bit too much of an indulgence. Now I did avoid the Helmer from Ikea since it comes with the drama of putting it together plus I don’t think it’s nearly as sturdy as the Bisley. But maybe I’ll just get the Helmer for my second round of storage as the Bisley was rather expensive.
How do you store your stash?
You got the makeup now you need somewhere to store it all. I’m always looking for ways to organize my monster of a stash and The Container Store is one of the first places I hop to when I want to locate cute little draws, containers, bins, boxes, and trays for stashing away all my makeup goodies!
Jump ahead for a steal and a deal for your storage needs!
From now until April 13th you can score 25% Off your entire Container Store online order or in store purchase! Sweet deal right? I rarely see them offer a deal like this so the Muse is taking full advantage.
I’ve had my eye on a Bisley media cabinet for a while now to store away some of my shadows, glosses, etc…it’s so tiny and takes so little space but you can stash so much makeup in it! It’s still costly after the discount but it’s probably the best price I’ll find on a Bisley! I’m thinking of taking the plunge.
Well, enough about my storage needs.
If you want take to take advantage of the 25% Off simply use code CLUTTERCREW or click here to print your in store coupon. Take your coupon to the store, load your cart, and hand the coupon to your sales person, and presto! 25% Off!
The Muse is a big fan of Lori Greiner as you may already know from my post, upon post, upon post of her awesome storage units!
A majority of my collection of makeup is stashed away in a Lori Greiner organizer or two!
On Lori’s recent QVC appearance she spotlighted one of her new Mirrored Wall Cabinets that I am seriously having a case of the lemmings for!
Looks quite unassuming doesn’t it? Wait till you see what it looks like opened!
Open up this mirrored cabinet and inside lays a spot for just about anything and everything in your cosmetic collection! The entire unit holds 150 pieces of makeup with spots for your lipstick, compacts, brushes, and more!
The cabinet is wall mountable or you can purchase a separate frame that will hold the unit in an upright position for placing on a table or vanity.
The cabinet comes in your choice of finishes (oak, cherry, or white) and is also available in a jewelry version for stashing away accessories, earrings, etc….
I’m dying to purchase the makeup one but I’m trying to be reasonable with my purchasing at the moment! If I do get it expect a review and a rave! It’s $78 USD and available now from QVC using Item Number H06285.
The Muse loves it!
Anything Lorai Greiner is ALWAYS Muse Approved! The Muse thinks she’s aces with her wonderful creations.
A year or so ago the Muse did a post and video about her makeup stash and within that post I blogged about Lori Greiner and how she’s a goddess from above with her awesome storage items and ideas!
A majority of my makeup collection and jewelry collection is stashed away in various storage boxes and armories that I’ve purchased from Lori’s Clever and Unique Creations line. Lori obviously thinks like a woman because her storage solutions are obviously what all of us have been looking for our entire lives! As the name suggests the are clever, unique, and exactly what makeup junkies need to stash away all there goodies!
Not a day goes by that I don’t get at least 2-3 e-mails asking me where I got my storage boxes and one in particular that gets questioned over and over again is the Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer. I thought I’d do a post and review about this particular organized since it’s so chic and holds ALOT of product!
The organizer is disguised as a beautiful box complete with tassel pull but inside hides an array of awesome little nooks and crannies to stash away an entire wardrobe of makeup! I don’t want to disappoint but this one is currently out of stock on QVC however that’s why the Muse is here to tell you to 1. be on the look out for it on E-bay and 2. be sure to set your Tivo as Lori is often on QVC and this sometimes pops back into stock so you’ll want to grab it while the grabbing is good!
The top half opens to reveal four fold out trays, two on either side of the box. On the left side of the box (the top tier) you have 28 slots for lipsticks, fold this back to reveal two deep comparements for blushes, shadow palettes, etc…..move over to the middle of the box and you’ll have one main compartment for storing small bottles, more palettes, etc…also in the center, divided in half from the main compartment, you have 8 sectioned boxes to hold brushes, eye pencils, etc….on the right hand side (top tier) you have two main comparments for storing more palettes, shadows, etc…and finally on the bottom tier 8 sectioned dividers for holding blushes, shadows, etc….
As you can see the unit holds tons of product and if your collection isn’t ridiculously large you can probably fit it all safely inside this beautiful box. I actually now have three of these boxes and each is filled to the max! One is in my washroom and the other two are in my spare bedroom or what I’ve deemed “the makeup room”.
When I originally purchased my first unit it was only available in a green print but it’s since evovlved and is available in blue and pink. I’m quite partial to the pink print! I can’t recall exactly but I believe this was around $29.99-$35 USD when I purchased it and as I mentioned it is out of stock at the moment on QVC but it does sometimes slip back in and out of stock so keep your eyes opened!
Lori has a slew of other fantastic cosmetic units and storage ideas so do have a click over and check out her site for ideas on how to get your stash in order!
I have my eye on her new makeup vanity unit which looks amazing and her new mirroed spinning jewelry cabinet which looks amazing!
You can see all of her items by visiting www.lorigreiner.com
I’ve been a fan of her items for many, many years and her entire collection is Muse Approved! I really do sincerely love everything she puts out! Her ideas are simply awesome and I haven’t come across a better place that offers such amazing storage solutions and other great gift giving ideas!
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