April 8, 2009

The Muse’s Makeup Stashed Into One Tiny Cabinet

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?


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Anna Fantasia

    OMG Checking out your stash- I died and went to make-up heaven. My stash is lives in the Ikea make-up bar, Thank heaven for Ikea (angels singing)

  • jamie

    Muse, do you actually remember what’s where? and isn’t it hard to replace everything back to where they’re from? my jaw dropped when i saw this post lol my collection is tinyyyyyy compared to yours!!! hahaha though i rather keep it that way ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kiwikiwidragon

    i love all the beautiful organization Muse! I am a stickler for organization and cleanliness of my makeup. I mainly use this one craft organizer from Walmart I hate the place as well, but for less than $20 its the best and portable, plus it has a smaller cousin that works just as well. I was going to link it, but it doesn’t seem to be on the site anymore, well its really cool, it was in the store two weeks ago when i was in there looking for fabric. Someday I will start putting snaps of my stash up somewhere, until then, I will admire the likes of everyone else.

    • the Muse

      thanks kiwi ๐Ÿ˜€ def put them up!!!!!! I’d be interested to see ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Soo

    you makeup stash looks incredible! I’m sure it has grown since this post too! do you ever feel like some products will get ‘old’ and not as good as they could be if you were to forget about them?
    side note: I looove the Container Store!

    • the Muse

      me too soo totally addicted to the container store. I rotate it often so I don’t feel like anything is getting old ;-D Most of it ends up swapped or given away before that happens ;-D!

  • Lisa Nicole

    How many drawers does this storage system have? I want to get one as well but I cant decide on the 8 drawer or 10 drawer system.