In an ideal world, most of use would choose to have a nice vanity area to apply our makeup each morning. With perfect lighting that mirrors actual daylight, instead of casting ugly shadows and giving us a yellow glow. Also perfectly organized storage for our makeup which could be conceal in a flash to leave a nice, tidy, clean area would also be a must.
The reality sadly is that most of us apply our makeup next to the windowsill to grab as much natural light as we can or you sit on the floor to apply your makeup, much like me.
Yes, I have a lovely desk (see below), but instead I sit on the floor and get bits of makeup in the carpet. Which for moment is okay as I have quite a darkish carpet! However I am moving house and my carpets are sadly cream (I say this, but I did pick it!)...so I have decided no more sitting on the floor & spilling pigments into the carpet. It just cannot happen.
I'm going to get organized!
So right now the reason why I don't sit at my desk is because when I'm applying my makeup (contact-less) I just can't see myself in the mirror, I am too far away! Which can easily be corrected by buying a little mirror. I am abit of an Interior design freak and don't actually like the round makeup mirrors that so many people own. But I have seen afew nice rectangular ones in Homesense without any surround, just on a flexible base of marble or metal. I am still going to keep my main mirror where it is though as it's good for seeing yourself full length.
As for storage - you can see my desk is pathetic! It's just a piece of curved glass, so I intend to buy some nice clear acrylic storage boxes from MUJI for ontop of my desk. Just to hold all the products I use daily, like foundation and blushers. Afew brushes and maybe cotton bubs and few boring things
I'm also planning on changing the chair as it's just not comfy and looks abit cheap (even though it wasn't).
However then I have the dilemma of where all my other makeup is going to go. I could just buy a storage unit with little drawers and put it under the desk on the floor. But I don't want to do that!
So I am thinking either a little piece of furniture that can hold everything that can sit next to my desk looking pretty or it will all have to go into organized storage boxes in my wardrobe!
Anyways enough rambling - I promise I will show you all when it's done as it will all hopefully look lovely and relaxing and not chaotic. I have also picked some lovely black and cream wallpaper for behind the mirror, which should add abit of interest!
Anyway here are some desks that I would pick, if I could go back in time!
Ok, slightly boring I have to admit and I don't like the carper. But the desk is good! It is fairly practical in the sense that the bottom shelf pulls out so you could store alot of makeup in nice clear storage boxes under there. It also has a gloss finish, which makes cleaning it a breeze and it will always look nice and shiny. Also if you only had a little makeup mirror, the desk also doubles up perfectly as a work desk or for a laptop.
I had to include this...just so, so pretty. The tray is beautiful but not really practical as you can only store pretty things on it. However the desk itself reminds me on the IKEA malm desk, with the long draw, just in black. I think if I ever where to buy a malm desk I would be very tempted to spray it all black like this as I don't really like the beech wood of it. It also makes it look quite chic!
This isn't my favourite, but it is so practical and great if you want to hide all the mess on the days when you are in a rush! You could literally store so much makeup in this and then hide it all always, however messy and disorganized it was! I know Habitat do one exactly like this but it is around £165 I think. But if ever I where to have a makeup room come guest bedroom I think I would definitely buy one.
If you do know of any pretty ways in which I can store all the rest of my makeup, please do share with me!