May This Makeup Corner Be This Tidy Forever.

Hiatus, shmiatus.  So much for that.  I’m just so excited to show my makeup area.

I have been in obsessive home organization mode lately that I thought I’d share my sorta complete set up for my vanity area.  My vanity table is the IKEA MALM Dressing table.

My most recent addition is the huge hanging mirror I bought from Homesense for a steal — only $30.  I love that it’s almost as wide as the table.  For lighting, I have an OttLite ($30) from The Shopping Channel.

Another Homesense buy that I love is this round silver tray ($15).  It contains my everyday skincare and makeup products, as well as other products that I am testing out.

The mirrored perfume tray was something my mom picked up from a garage sale that she gave me.  I love displaying my favourite fragrances this way; it just looks so luxe.

My makeup brush and hair products holder is a pencil holder from IKEA.  These are the only hair products I use as I’m very picky and products rarely work on my fine hair.

Read on to see what’s inside my vanity table.

Inside My Vanity Table…

The trays and things are a mix of stuff from Dollarama and IKEA.  There are some extra room in the back of the drawer, so I stash less frequently used products in there.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. 🙂  I’m not going to show you what’s inside that grey rolling thing as it’s a huge mess.  How do you keep your makeup area organized?

P.S. This was before, which was taken on my iPhone. Yikes.

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  • Nice! I wish I had room for a vanity table! Someday. And when I do, you can come and organize it for me bahaha! 🙂

    • Hahaha Tracy, no problem, as long as I get to snag some of your blush stash as payment. 😉

  • I am completely impressed! And it colour coordinates with Scherbie!

    • I know! I should write “inspired by Scherbie.” 😉

  • Mel

    Very nice setting. I love love the mirror!

    I spotted the Garnier BB cream! Jealous!!! How are you liking it?

    • Thanks Mel! Jury’s still out on the Garnier BB cream. The shade is a tad too pink. Still testing. 🙂

  • Now that I see more of the table, this is the exact one I was eyeing up on my last Ikea trip 🙂 I’ve been looking for the right size desk accessory to hold my makeup brushes. That one looks just right. Hmm… Maybe I should head to Ikea while we still live near one!

    • Buy it! It’s a great table. 🙂

  • I love the fragrance tray – I’ve been looking for one like it for my perfumes, too. And I want that mirror!

    • I’m sure you can find something similar Larie. 🙂 Try Craigslist or eBay even.

  • Oh I am SO jealous! Looks gorgeous. I hope you enjoy using your vanity every single day!

  • Your corner looks so chic! I also store my perfumes on a mirrored tray, makes it look so sophisti-cay 😛

    My most-used make-up is in a pink caboodle – I can lock it and stow it away and (hopefully) not have to worry about kiddies trying to use mommy’s make-up as crayons LOL!

    • Do you have a bigger mirrored tray? 🙂 I think I need a bigger one. Hahaha. Good idea re: the lockable caboodle when you have kids. Will keep that in mind for the future.

  • ; ___ ; It’s…so…neat and beautiful!

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  • Love it!! Ummm my makeup table is a mess! Too embarrassed to show you! I still sit on the floor doing my makeup, such a pain! I don’t have anything permanent b/c we keep saying we’re going to re-do the whole room – I have pink floral wall paper in the room I do my makeup in LOL!

    • Hahaha show me show me! I can use it to blackmail you, Elaine!

      Re-doing the apartment was such a huge pain but so worth it! In the summer we are painting the entire place. We might hire someone, though.

  • Arianne your storage is simply wonderful.I organised all my make-up today.Felt so good that they’re all in 1 single drawer now.It makes me happy seeing them all together aswell.I feel like I don’t need anymore. SO having a good storage system is actually beneficial don’t you agree?

    • That’s awesome. It’s true. When you get to see everything, it’s easier to know what you have and use them all. 🙂

  • love your storage 🙂

  • Omg I love how you have everything set up! I`m still dreaming of getting my vanity someday…probably when I get my own place.

    • Thanks! I’ve dreamt up this vanity forever. I just need a cute chair to match. 🙂

  • Danielle

    I really love what you did to your makeup corner. It’s so organized and chic and sweet looking. Love love love!

  • This is SO epic and beautiful! You’ve inspired me to try and actually introduce some kind of order to my vanity collection.

    • Thanks Soha. 🙂 I’d love to see pics, please.

  • I sighed audibly with longing when I looked at this! I don’t HAVE a makeup area and I need one.

    So jealous, it looks stunning and so fun!
    ♥ Jessica

    • You need one! It’s necessary.

  • What a lovely neat set up! I like how neat you kept the top of your vanity and how pretty it looks. Like something from a mag 😀 Mine has stuff all over the top and I can’t seem to keep it clear … I try though 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Hahaha thank you Paris B. 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • It looks great! Very sleek. I also love the perfume tray. Pretty!

    • Love the perfume tray, too, AP. 🙂 I need bigger.

  • It’s so beautiful!! *tears*

    • LOL! Ashley you’re hilarious.

  • Lovely!!! 🙂

    I am not in the process of needing to organize my make-up in the bathroom. Thanks to all your wonderful reviews and recommendations, my make-up collection has quadrupled in the past year and my one bag will no longer suffice!

    • Make sure you purge every now and then. 🙂 The bigger your collection gets the more likely things will get forgotten/ignored.

  • Very nice. Good luck with keeping it neat 🙂 I tried.

    Happy New Year

    • Hahaha thanks Michelle. I’ll try!

  • I’m inspired to organize my own now! Thanks!

  • Meg

    So inspiring! Love how you used the Ikea paper organizer for brushes!

  • wahh I thought I already commented on this, guess not! LOVE your new setup, especially that gorgeous mirrored perfume tray. I’m in the process of re-organizing/re-decorating my vanity, hope it gets done soon 🙂

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  • Nice job! I’m now inspired to do some organizing myself today. Everything is a complete disaster and already the resolution to stop procrastinating has been broken repeatedly. Love the perfume tray especially!

  • Joy

    How did I miss this post?? LOL Nice set up! LOVE that mirror! I was going to get the MALM cuz that matches our bed set but I wanted something with curves lol. Homesense is great for decor and inexpensive!

  • Julie

    Hi Arianne, I was wondering how wide your table is. Is it the same size as the white one that’s available at Ikea?

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