A little while ago I started a Thursday routine of sharing life round ups on my blog, e.g. a few instagram snaps & some content around my life. Today's post will be no different, but has a little twist to it. It's actually about my bedroom. Now a little bit of context, I have a LOT of stuff (I'm talking 3 wardrobes of clothes, 50+ pairs of shoes, general mass volumes of 'stuff', i'm very organised, but due to the sheer volume of the things I own (and hoard) my room can look very busy (an organised mess).
Now a little while ago the lovely Trisha from Fashion For Home (an amazing fashionable furniture store) contacted me about some of their beauty / fashion focussed furniture pieces - think beauty cabinets, designer chairs, fashionable wardrobes. I am an interior design lover, I am always looking to revamp my room, and find new ways to store my 'stuff' so this offering was totally up my street.
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to choose an item from the collection (eee excitement) and as my dressing table area was completely unorganised and a total mess (think a table covered in products, makeup, jewellery, with boxes of camera stuff, hairdryers straighteners messily piled up below) I decided that my best bet was to pick a stylish set of chest of drawers that could be used as a beauty table (or if I changed my mind, a clothing chest of drawers).
Now I was thinking this amazing set of drawers would take a good month or so to deliver, take hours to set up and generally require some DIY skills. Think not, delivered a week after I confirmed my pick, fully made up, and delivered to my house. It was literally the biggest surprise and treat coming home from work on Monday to find this amazing cabinet waiting for me. So Monday night became my night for room organisation / spring cleaning, luckily my netball match was cancelled so I got to spend the whole evening setting up my new beauty station - yeah i'm totally calling it my beauty station!
This Marina chest of drawer set is perfect for a number of reasons, first off it obviously looks beautiful. I am a humongous fan of shabby chic and this dresser is totally my style. Secondly it has 4 small drawers which are perfect for organising my beauty products etc into (no more piles & piles of messy products on view) and thirdly it has 2 very spacious compartments for me to organise my under table junk into. Drawer 1 has been dedicated to my hair dryer, straighteners and other beauty utensils while drawer 2 has been filled with all my camera & video camera kit, my 'paper work' and general bits and bobs that don't really have any other home.
I've laced the top of the drawers with my jewellery & perfume, and a box full of my Chanel, Bobbi Brown & Mac beauty compacts. It finally looks a little presentable & makes my room look so much prettier.
I'm hoping to move out with my boyfriend in the next couple of months so this is going to be a perfect addition to our house :) It's inspired me to get my wardrobes in shape too, and invest some serious dosh in a proper 6 door wardrobe (you know the ones) ideally in this same style.
Overall I am so chuffed with it, and so grateful to have been given the opportunity to review a Fashion For Home product. If you're looking for bedroom / flat furniture to home all your clothes and beuaty products then I'd really recommend checking this site out. I'm definitely going to be saving up now to get myself some matching pieces to house my thousands of clothes :D
What do you think of my new beauty drawers & how I've organised my bits and bobs? How do you store all of your makeup & beauty products? I'd love to hear your ideas?