For the past few years, my makeup storage has been a tiny Ikea cart outside my bathroom door. Not so glamorous, and not very practical or organized. Last month, after doing some research and stocking up on Muji drawer organizers, I finally dragged my husband to Ikea and picked up the MALM dressing table. I know, I know, all I need is a set of ALEX drawers, and I’ll be a real beauty blogger! Seriously, though, I do like the ALEX drawers and might pick up a unit some day. For now, I’m happy with my dressing table, and its limited storage is good for keeping my collection in check.
My favorite things are probably the two mirrors. The round light is the KAITUM light from Ikea. I love that it’s battery operated. The hanging mirror is from CB2. It’s so pretty. I did originally want one of those ridiculous “Hollywood” lighted vanity mirrors, but they’re like $400! I’m quite happy with my little shelf mirror; I think it’s adorable, and I love putting a few of my favorite trinkets on it. Right now I have my Thierry Mugler Alien perfume, my teensy Chloe Eau De Parfum, a Richie Tenenbaum pin from an art show, and an amethyst (my birth stone).
It’s pretty modest, and I don’t have a cute stool yet, but I’m pretty happy with it!