What’s On My Dressing Table?

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When we bought our house and I finally had space for one, I couldn’t wait to get a dressing table. About four years later I got around to buying one! I wish I’d got one sooner; it makes so much difference when you are a make up lover. It’s great to have all your most reached for make up items close to hand and I love displaying items on the dressing table to add a personal touch. I’m not claiming my set up is Pintrest-worthy, but if you are as nosy as I am a little tour around my dressing table might be of interest to you! The table itself is from good old Ikea. It’s from the ‘Hemnes’ range and costs a mega reasonable ยฃ135. For the price, it’s really sturdy and was surprisingly easy to put together (it took two people, 20 minutes and only one minor disagreement!)

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On the left side of the mirror I keep my lipsticks. Most other make up items including other types of lip products (glosses, lip crayons etc) are either hidden away in drawers or in a separate storage unit beneath the dressing table, but this is my favourite way to store lipsticks. As you can see, I have a modest collection, almost all from high street brands but with a few from Mac (which I love). Acrylic storage can be really expensive but I found this in TK Maxx for around ยฃ8 and I’ve got a couple of back ups for when my lipstick collection expands (which it inevitably will!)

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I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for statement necklaces and as I wear them really often I keep them hanging over each side of the dresser, bright colours on the left and more neutral on the right. They are mostly from Miss Selfridge, Primark and Make A Statement (you can find this company on facebook linked here – I highly recommend it!)

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As I use make up brushes almost every day, I definitely want these in easy reach. I find you really don’t have to spend much on containers if you are willing to be creative and shop around. I personally like the mis-matched looked as you can see! The little blue container is actually a tealight holder from Wilko’s costing ยฃ2. The middle container is a treasured gift from a friend from one of her trips to India and the Paris glass was another bargain from the TK Maxx kitchen section (I think it’s supposed to be a Latte glass!). I keep all my lip liners and eye liners in the final glass, which was a Next sale purchase.

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I love jewellery holders and want to get more, in all different shapes, sizes and finishes to continue with my mis-matched look! They are also a must for people prone to losing their jewellery, when you have items you wear every day but take off at night (speaking from experience!) I happened to get these both for Christmas last year. The Eiffel Tower one is from Next and was a gift from my husband. Here is were you will find my engagement and wedding rings (unless I’m wearing them). I keep all my ‘costume’ rings and stud earrings on the stag holder, a present from my sister-in-law and from Urban Outfitters.

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Finally; my perfumes. I’ve explained in a video on my You Tube channel that I’ve never been one to have a large perfume collection. I often only have one on the go and rarely have more than two. I’m also a bit of a fragrance floozy as I flit between many different scents and brands. On the go at the moment are Black Orchid from Tom Ford and Si from Giorgio Armani. The Tom Ford fragrance is a rare repurchase so that speaks volumes. It’s a very heavy scent so I tend to reserve this for nights out in the Autumn/Winter but it’s so sophisticated and one spritz lasts a long time. It contains black truffle, ylang, bergamot and blackcurrant so is not at all floral (as the name suggests) and a really luxurious smelling fragrance (although this is definitely reflected in the price). Si is my more ‘every day’ scent at the moment. Fresh, girly and a little floral it has ingredients including blackcurrant, musk and rose.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a tour of my dressing table. I plan to do a full make up collection video on my You Tube channel in the future so keep your eyes peeled!

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