Last weekend, I made a little trip to IKEA to pick up a few makeup storage accessories and a photography table for my blog. I love IKEA – I could spend hours there and always end up finding cute things that brighten my condo!

The first item on my list is the ever-popular ALEX 9 Drawer Unit. I’ve seen it featured in a ton of makeup collection and storage videos on YouTube, and liked how deep and spacious the drawers are, the mix of short and tall drawers, and the overall sturdiness of the unit. I was considering getting the smaller, 5-drawer unit, but thought more storage space is better than less!

I placed it in my den next to my bookshelf and added a few girly touches. I have had these items for a while now, but I’ve included links to the ones still available:

So far, I’ve filled up the first few shorter drawers with makeup and toiletry bags, and the taller bottom drawers with handbags and clutches. I’m really happy I opted for the larger unit!

In terms of organizing my makeup in the drawers, I purchase some of the VAMMEN Boxes with Lids in purple which I used to divide and hold my products.

VAMMEN Box with lid set in purple
How they can be arranged to act as an organization tray

I’m really pleased with how the organization turned out. It’s an easily customizable way to keep your products segmented.

I also picked up the VIKA AMON/VIKA ADILS Table in white which I will be using as a backdrop for product photography for the blog. It’s small, portable, and will be perfect for taking photos with natural light coming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows behind it.

That concludes my IKEA haul! What storage do you use for your makeup collection?


3 Comments on IKEA Haul

  1. Moxie
    August 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm (4 years ago)

    I love your nine drawer unit!! Ikea is a fun place to find all sorts of great things!

    • Kate
      August 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks! I know – I love it! They have lots of great storage/organization ideas.

  2. Aleeza
    August 7, 2012 at 7:05 am (4 years ago)

    I love Ikea :). It’s probably my favourite non-beauty / clothing relating store. Alex is a beautiful storage unit. I store all of my makeup in Ikea’s dressing table. They don’t carry the same one anymore unfortunately 🙁 I would have definitely repurchased it x


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