Life: My Make Up Space

Having a less than large bedroom in the first place and adding a baby into the mix means very little space I can tell you! I have had to think of pretty creative ways round storing everything I need to whilst keeping things out of toddler reach all whilst leaving enough space to get myself and Eloise sorted and it’s not an easy job!

I originally had a desk, various chests of drawers, a corner television cabinet and a double bed but all of that minus one chest of drawers and the double bed had to go to fit a cot in so I have had to think of many ways round storing my copious amounts of make up and give myself room to apply it without little grabby hands running off with my expensive bits and fingers being poked into lipsticks (and not the cheap ones might I add!)

So the photograph above is my new dressing table…Or rather dressing shelf! It’s just a cheapy Ikea Floating Shelf that cost about £9. I have it positioned about rib height which keeps it low enough to make reaching for things easy when applying make up whilst making it high enough to keep little hands from getting into things they shouldn’t. It works out about just above Eloise’s head height so she isn’t going to bump herself on them anytime soon. I have a nail polish display thing above it which is mirrored which is convenient to say the least!

I keep mainly my big everyday products and new things (although I had a bit of a sorting out sesh before I took this photo so it looks a little bare!) I haven’t found space for yet on here along with a jewellery stand, a little tiny set of wooden drawers and a metal floral carrier with things I don’t want to lose (L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof for example, a photo strip of me and Eloise, etc) or just want to be easily accessible.

I have a collection of ideas for posts showing you guys how I store things and just general little snippets of my space. Is this something you’d be interested in seeing?

So this is my little make up applying space for minimal space! What do you think?



  1. April 15, 2012 / 8:30 am

    Oooh it's so pretty! Love these sort of posts 🙂 x

  2. April 15, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    That picture is so pretty I love it! The nail polish display looks amazing too! I'd like to invest in something like this or a spice shelf sort of thing for my nail polishes as I currently keep them in a make up bag and its almost bursting!

    You're little daughter sounds so cute, if a little mischievous 🙂 I would also love a gorgeous shabby chic kind of dressing table but there is no space in my bedroom for it but I actually really like the idea of a dressing shelf- it could go right under my mirror.

    Thanks for such a great post its a really quirky idea and I'll just say again- the picture is gorgeous, the colours are really up my street! I would also love to see more posts like this.

    Julz xx

  3. April 15, 2012 / 1:38 pm

    Its really nice, I would never have thought to use a shelf instead, great idea though!

  4. April 15, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    Thank you! 🙂 I have a couple more lined up! 🙂 x

  5. April 15, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    Thank you! 🙂 It took me blooming ages to find the nail polish display! I have a post coming up son about it 🙂

    Aww thank you! She is very cute and very cheeky! Think she is taking after me make up wise! She tried to use felt tips as lipstick though bless her!

    Oh I love shabby chic! Such a lovely homey style!

    Thank you so much for your comment 🙂 x

  6. April 15, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    Thank you! 🙂 x

  7. April 15, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    the shelf is such a great idea! looks lovely and child proof xx

  8. April 15, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    Thank you 🙂 Dont really know why it hasn't occured to me until a month ago! Haha! x

  9. April 16, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    I have my stuff on a shelf as well, it looks similar to your set up but I have more space. Love the way the Real Techniques brushes are self-standing 🙂

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