Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Vanity Project!

Hey Guys!
Sorry for my lack of posts this past week, but I've been really busy with work and various little side projects...like reformatting my computer! It finally runs just like new and I have no internet issues anymore! Yay.

Anyways, I decided it was time I had a vanity because my train case is officially overflowing and I needed more space. This project was fairly cheap because I found a lot of little office supplies and holders from the dollar store! I love being thrifty.

I had this desk from my parents house which was just collecting dust and holding a stereo system at my place so I decided to use it for my vanity project! Here are approximate values of everything I purchased for my project. I thought it could have been a lot more expensive, but I got off fairly cheap.
MAC Eyeshadow palettes, Eye brushes, Part 1 of MAC lipstick army

Acrylic Nail Polish Holder, Fix +, MAC Brush Cleanser, Paper Towel Bowl

Face brushes, 78 Palette, MAC Blush Palette, Part 2 of MAC Lipstick Army

Makeup Storage, Estee Lauder Makeup Bag, Garbage, MAC Bag w/ Back to MAC empties

Desk FREE
Palette Holders x2 $1 Each
Makeup Brush Holders x2 $2 Each
Paper Towel Holder/Bowl $1
Acrylic Lipstick Holder x2 $10 Each
Acrylic Nail Polish Rack $25
Sterilite Plastic Organizer x2 $10 Each
Garbage Bin $2

Total: $74

Now I just need a lighted makeup mirror and more vase filler stuff for my eye brushes and I'm set! I prob will spend just over $100 in the end. How do you organize your makeup?





39 comments:

  1. I love to see people's Vanity and yours look just like a little store I love it so cute and made with love =)

    Chloe.

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  2. Amazing, you're so organised! I did a post on make up organisation a little while ago on my blog, but you're so much more organised and neater! Where did you get that Nail Rack from? I've been trying to find one forever!

    xoxo

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  3. Love the vanity! Where did you pick up the nail polish rack?

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  4. Its perfect!! I will definitley be buying a nail varnish holder like yours! XX

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  5. Looks very organized but still cute! I love organizing my makeup!

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  6. I recently purchased a huge 3 drawer organizing drawers since my small organizer drawers were running out of room to put all of my makeup. I do indeed need to purchase a lipstick holder for my lipsticks since my lipstick collection has grown!

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  7. ooo, very neat and organized! :)

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  8. i love the set up!
    where did you get the lipstick holders and nail polish rack??
    would love to get a hold of those!
    thanks <3

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  9. That's awesome!! Looks real nice and neat! =)

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  10. I'll tell you how its NOT organized. . . it's not anywhere near as neat or nice as yours! lol.. Where did you find the nail polish rack? I've been looking for one for ages!

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  11. Do you know if MAC accepts empties from depotting/delabeling eyeshadows for Back to MAC or does the product actually have to be used up inside?

    Your collection looks beautiful, by the way!

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  12. = ) your vanity turned out great!!

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  13. Your set up looks great, very organized. Kudos! : )

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  14. omg you're officially what i aspire to be some day. Lol, soooo organized!! it's weird cuz i jusssst bought one of those plastic organizers last week, and reorganized my makeup! can i ask you, Where did you get that filler stuff for your brushes? ive been looking for like 2 years, no joke. it's pretty sad...my brushes need it! lol! xoxo!

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  15. Lovely... Your nail polishes look so yummy..

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  16. Great work - it looks so tidy and organised!

    I store my make up in a Caboodle from Walmart...with back-ups in a floral storage box. Nailpolish is stored in GWP (gift with purchase) make up bags. I want to keep my collection small - so I purposely limit the amount of space I have to keep it LOL!

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  17. love your storage ! so organized !

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  18. love your storage ! so organized !

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  19. Great post! I'm always looking for ways to organize my overflowing makeup drawers :S
    Where did you get the nail polish and lip stick holders?
    - Anjali

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  20. Wow it's really organized. I love your lipstick organizer. :)

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  21. I wish my makeup was this organized! haha thanks for this post its making me want to get those organizers!

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  22. i love this!! i need to organize my stuff cuz it takes me forever to find things!

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  23. I love how you organize everything! I need to find some lipstick holders like the ones you have, that would come in handy. And how did you find a spray nozzle to fit the brush cleanser??

    I did a post recently with how I organize my makeup, take a look if you want! http://soveryfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-collection-and-how-its-organized.html

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  24. I love your nail varnish holder, it looks like the ones at the salons! I really need to sort my stuff out, I keep all my stuff in a drawer of my dressing table apart from the nail varnishes that are in an old tin of quality street

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  25. so well-organized...nice job! i need to organize my makeup too!!! thx for showing ur vanity and the tips

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  26. Ooh, this is so pretty and organised! I love the nail polish rack, really want one of these! x

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  27. This is looking great! I wish I had enough room for something like this :)

    www.NaturalFlarexx.blogspot.com

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  28. wow thats so great!!! can you let us know where you picked all those things up. especially the nail polish and lipstik holders..:)

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  29. Wow, everything's so neat!
    It must make it so easy to find exactly what you 're looking for in seconds!!!

    Fab setup Cheryl! Makes me wish I had some space for a vanity table! :(

    xxx

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  30. In answer to a lot of your questions, I got the nail polish rack and lipstick holders/organizers off of ebay! Just google "Nail Polish Rack" and "Lipstick Organizer" and you will find a variety of different acrylic organizers to choose from!

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  31. this is a SWEEEEET way to organize it all.. here is what i do (can't fit all on that small desk of mine ;P)

    http://thevioletrosemakeupstudio.blogspot.com/2010/03/favourites-of-month-part-i-10-face.html

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  32. I absolutely looooooooove your vanity!!

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  33. Amazing how all those cheap office supply things can make it all so organized and nice looking!! I never thought of using an old computer desk as a vanity. You could possibly place a large mirror where the monitor used to go as well!!

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  34. so clean! mine is so messy and my desk is bigger than yours :p
    looks like it time for me to tidy up. I also use office supplies for storage :)

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  35. So neat and nice alot bigger than mine

    Marcy,
    smudgemyeyeliner.com

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