I recently revamped my vanity table area to look more organized and found a whole host of cheap and affordable organizers at Ikea. I kid you not! Some of them might take a bit of imagination but hey, they work for me. I’ll be posting up some of the storage tips I have from time to time and I’ll start with my storage for my makeup brushes, mascara and various pencils.
I found this magnetic board from the stationery department in Ikea. It is the Spontan magnetic board (RM39.90) and 2 sets of the Spontan container and hook sets (RM19.00 each). Each set consists of 1 large rectangle container, 1 smaller container and 2 hooks with a strong magnet at the back of it.
All I did was hammer in 2 nails into the wall (Hey! Even I can do that! ;) ) and hang the board up and voila! Perfect storage for brushes and mascara tubes! Now, all my brushes are segregated by type – powder, eye, cheeks – which makes life so much easier in the mornings. Mascara too has a section all to itself, which makes it easier to store the big tubes like my Guerlain le 2 Mascara which is super long.
I was at a loss as to what to use the hooks for, until I hit upon the idea of lining up the hooks side by side at a little distance and using it to hold my eye brow and eyeliner pencils and shorter brushes that would get lost inside the containers!
I reckon if you are the more artsy or crafty type you could do some decoration on the magnetic board and containers with paint or stick ons, but I’m the minimalist type (read: unimaginative) so I just left mine bare.
The board is really quite big so there’s lots of room to grow, if you want to add other magnetic containers as you go long, or it could even double up as a message board for you to leave messages to yourself about what you need to get the next time you go out. Its a great little tool that is only limited by your imagination ;)
How do you store your brushes, mascara and pencils?