Hi. I'm Kristen, and I'm a neat freak.
Maybe it's my light smattering of O.C.D., or just the result of being my mother's daughter, but I am an organization junkie. Growing up, our house was always pristine but never in a "no one lives here" type of way. We never had vinyl couch covers or rooms we weren't allowed in; it was just neat and clean and gave me a tremendous sense of comfort. I always made my bed and learned to "clean as I go" to avoid an overwhelming monster mess at the end of the day. As an adult with my own place to care for, mom's penchant for clean is certainly evident in my home. I still get that sense of peace and order after cleaning out a closet or reorganizing my desk drawers. I've had people marvel at the emptiness of the trunk of my car and make fun of me for straightening up my desk before I leave work. What can I say? Clean = peace for me! As a result, I LOVE browsing Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube for makeup storage ideas. I've seen so many great photos and videos of how other people organize their stash, and they always inspire me. Here are a few of my faves:
|Image via Shannon / @srblane|
|Image via Fashion2828 / @makeupfash28|
Muji, eDiva, Ice Box, and Original Beauty Box through the power of Instagram and Google. After several rounds of measuring and other generally obsessive organizational behavior, I have finally made some storage decisions!
I decided to order the Acrylic Case 5 Drawers from Muji ($27.95 USD). I feel like this is the perfect way to store my lipsticks, glosses, eye pencils, mascaras, and other skinny items since the drawers aren't very deep. This case is little, it measures 10.2 x 6.9 x 6.3 so it's pretty compact.
|Muji Acrylic Case 5 Drawers|
So, after about 5 months of ogling from the sidelines, I saved up and purchased an Original Beauty Box ($120 USD)! I really REALLY thought about this purchase for months because I struggled to justify the cost. However, if you look around the Internets and compare it to similar capacity drawer systems, it's a great deal! I was loathe to disclose the price of this as I know some will think it's completely loco, but in the end I decided it's what worked best for me and I saved up my own hard-earned money for it (and boycotted numerous makeup releases that looked gorgiepants, Sephora's Disney Ariel Collection included). So...on to the Original Beauty Box! You down with OBB? Yeah you know me!
|Original Beauty Box|
I will definitely post pictures after I receive these drawers and get my stash reorganized! The people at Original Beauty Box are currently offering free shipping (no coupon code needed) because both the Original and Deluxe cases are backordered with a current estimated ship date of 7/17 (Original) and 7/30 (Deluxe).
Are you into storage and organization? How do you store your stash? If you do a post about it, please share your link with me! If you know anyone with a great Pinterest board or Instagram account full of beauty organization inspiration, please share!