Even though my new "Beauty Room" is far from finished (we are still working on the bed, end table, decor, and basic organization), I have still been using my new room; especially the vanity. I have put my make up on several times in the day while sitting at the vanity, and the light is fabulous. In fact, on a very sunny day I actually had to close the sheer drapes because it was too bright! But once I moved the sheer to cover the window, the lighting was perfect.
I did have to put my make up on once in the dark. I was wondering how that would work, and it ended up being fine. The room is very well light, and I checked my make up in the bathroom mirror before I left.
I really do enjoy sitting down at this beautiful vanity to apply my make up. It seems a lot less stressful, and is actually kind of fun and relaxing.
I was worried that because the vanity was so small, I wouldn't have room for everything. But I was wrong: I did! Here is how I store all my cosmetics.
On the top of my vanity I keep my make up brushes. I found this pretty toothbrush holder at a home improvement store. It was just the right size and style to hold my brushes.
The perfume bottle is old. I am keeping my eye out for more of them, but I don't want the top of the vanity to get too cluttered. I found I like to set my make up on top of the mirror while applying it. If I set it directly on the vanity, I get a make up stain that's more difficult to get off the wood than the mirror.
Both the mirror and the pretty dish were found at T.J. Maxx. Don't you love that place? I've been going there once a week since I started this redecoration project. They get new items in every week and I'm never sure what I will find next!
Now for how I store my cosmetics. The vanity has five drawers, and although I filled them all, none are filled to capacity. So I have room to grow!
The top left drawer I have my tools, moisturizer, and concealer.
In the top right hand drawer, I put items I'm either currently not using or rarely use.
The center drawer, the drawer hardest for me to reach because my body is in the way, holds all my foundations I'm currently not using. I change my foundation with the seasons, because the color of my face changes depending on how much sun I get.
And finally, the far right drawer...the drawer closest to my dominant right hand, holds the items I use the most. My favorite eye make up ("Naked" by Urban Decay. Someday I will do a post on this awesome eye shadow palette), my current foundation, bronzer, and illuminator.
Now that all my cosmetics are in my vanity, my husband is thrilled to have his counter space back in the bathroom. So ladies, if you want a vanity, this is a good incentive to tell your hubby so he will buy you one!
On a side note, I just found out my Easter Outfit was chosen twice this week on two different link ups! I was featured in "The Spotlight of the Week" on Stylin in St. Louis and Living in Color Style and in "Thursday Moda" on Elegance and Mommyhood! How exciting is that?
Have a Great Day! Amy
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