|Above: The Muji delivery...a copious amount of bubble wrap guaranteed that the boxes arrived unblemished from their East Coast to West Coast travels.|
I have read about the many merits of the Muji acrylic cases for years now and although I've always possessed my fair share of cosmetics, nearly two years of beauty blogging have taken my collection to another level entirely. I was at a point where every train case, pouch, spare makeup bag and tote in my house were employed to keep everything from being strewn about. While this arrangement might have kept things neatly out of sight, it also made it incredibly difficult to quickly locate a particular item at any given point in time. Perhaps some of you can relate...frantically searching for a particular lip color in our stash that, by the way, we have no intention of actually wearing...we just want to find it because it entered our mind and must be procured. Whether I'm searching for an item on a cavalier whim or because I absolutely need it for a trip or imperative swatching session, too much time and energy has been wasted in the hunt...madness, indeed!
In turn, I recently decided to act upon my Muji awareness and ordered ten boxes of varying sizes to house the items I use most. Retailing for anywhere from $15-$30 each, these boxes are made of high quality acrylic and have smooth, sturdy, transparent drawers that glide open and closed with ease. The drawers are removable, which makes cleaning them an attainable goal and their simple, clear visage allows them to seamlessly blend in with any decor aesthetic.
Kindly scroll on for my Mujis in action...
|Above: Muji 2 Drawer Small Acrylic Case on my nightstand, holding my bedtime essentials including eyeglasses and lip balm options.|
|Above: Here are two Five Drawer Mujis stacked together...they are holding my most frequently used lip products. I arranged mine by brand; Le Metier de Beaute, Tom Ford and By Terry are dominating my top three drawers ; )|
|Above: A closeup of the Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana and Christian Dior lip color drawer.|
|Above: A Large Five, Three and Two Drawer with Lid schema in my spare bedroom...foundations, blushes and powders a plenty!|
|Above: Two Large Two Drawers (stacked on each other) and a Case for Glasses and Small Items holding eye products, foundation samples and even more powder compacts.|
|Above: A large Two Drawer in my bathroom for commonly used complexion products (primers, foundations, blushes and bronzers).|
What do YOU use to organize your makeup collection? Have you tried Muji boxes? Thoughts?! XOXO