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New Vanity Storage {Acrylic MUJI Drawers}

As much as I love my vintage vanity, it’s storage space has been severely lacking as of late (check out my previous post on how I managed to keep it organized). The drawers were overflowing with products that wouldn’t fit into one of the designated bins, and I found myself constantly purging or giving away perfectly good makeup simply because I didn’t have the room for it anymore. Not to mention I was cutting way back on buying new beauty products, even ones that are staples in my everyday routine – I really just can’t stand for that. #beautyjunkieproblems

After a lot of research – even considering the purchase of a new, bigger vanity – I ultimately decided that some tabletop drawer organizers would help solve the issue.

I knew that I wanted acrylic drawers to give the illusion that they weren’t taking up too much space on the table, and that’s where MUJI came in.

Holy moly – I cannot sing this company’s praises enough. I discovered MUJI through numerous YouTube beauty gurus, and now I understand why makeup lovers adore these storage boxes. They are sleek, functional and affordable. My purchase was less than $60 – for solid quality acrylic boxes, that’s a steal.

It took me a couple days to decide on what size drawers to purchase since not all of them are the same height and depth. For my needs, I settled on two different sizes. For face products, I went with the two-drawer case. I store foundations, concealers and a couple powders in the top drawer and bronzers, blushes and highlighters on the bottom.

For eyes and lips products, I chose the three-drawer case. You’ll notice that the second drawer can house up to THREE eyeshadow palettes – the LORAC ones are stacked on top of one another, and the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette is hanging out in the back. In the long run, I think I’m going to store my palettes elsewhere so I have another drawer for lip products, but I wanted to demonstrate just how deep and high the drawers are.

Another bonus of these acrylic cases is that all the drawer cases that are available are the same width, which makes them easily stackable. So, if I ever need to purchase additional cases in the future, I’m glad to know that I won’t have to sacrifice additional tabletop space.  

Needless to say, I am over the moon and impressed by these little drawers. It’s much more convenient now to have my daily products within arm’s reach on top of my vanity, leaving the drawers with more storage space for seasonal products and general overflow.

Do you use any type of makeup organization system?