Spring Cleaning: Organizing my makeup vanity area

My vanity makeup organization
My vanity corner makeup organization

I don’t consider myself a girl that hoards makeup, I go back to basics and try to have only the things I need.  I don’t wear crazy amounts of makeup but I do always leave the house with something on. Since I moved to our apartment (over a year ago) my makeup had been lying on a corner of the bathroom vanity inside makeup bags. Not seen all the makeup that I had many things where just growing old and never been used.

First I looked in Pinterest and started pining things that I liked to a board. From there I got the main idea of what I wanted to do to clean the space and make it look nicer.

Secondly I accessed how much make up I had and did a major cleanup. Starting with throwing out things I had no idea when I got them and started anew.  Usually beauty products say their shelf life in the box that they come in. A quick tip I do, is add a little sticker to the back of the product say, an eye shadow, and write down the date that it would expire after opening so if I opened ion 04/14 and the shelf life is 12M then I write down 04/15. That way I don’t keep anything longer than needed.

As for the organizing portion I decided to get an acrylic tray with divisions that would hold most of my makeup. For the brushes I used and vintage style apothecary glass vase with a lid and cored them with some glass pebbles, like the ones used for floral arrangements. The rest of my brushes I added to a mason jar.

To complete the décor look I got a vintage frame for which I drew a special illustration for it.  (If you would like one check out my store here to get one). Added a candle and an Amethyst cluster stone that has protection and calming effects, which you know we all need sometimes in this hectic life.

The Architect of Style illustration, Alixx Tea Time Candle & raw quartz stone
The Architect of Style illustration, Alixx Tea Time Candle &  natural amethyst cluster
Brushes in a vintage style apothecary glass vase and mason jar
A tray to hold everything
An acrylic tray to hold everything




  1. April 14, 2014 / 11:19 am

    you store your makeup so beautifully, I need to clean up my case half of my stuff I don’t even use.

  2. April 14, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Thank you! it used to be a mess lol.



  3. April 14, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    I need one of those acrylic tray. Great job! It looks pretty and organized.

  4. September 12, 2014 / 10:00 am

    Jumpsuits are fun and fresh this season. I have a black one I wear day to night.
    Best, Heather

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