Beauty

MY MAKEUP DESK

April 15, 2016

I always wanted a really nice makeup desk like what you see people have on Pinterest, and over the last two years I’ve been working on making that happen! I’m nowhere near finished, but I thought I’d share what I’ve done so far!I guess this will also be a little makeup collection tour also. First up is my nail polish collection. This is only half of my actual collection. I have taken half of them down so I can put my eyeshadows, powders, ect, up on display better. I use OPI and ULTA3 the most so that’s why I’ve left them up. I got my wall storage from a woman on Facebook. She was closing down her nail salon and I was able to get three for $30 (one is in storage as it doesn’t fit on my wall).
DSC_38561ST ROW L-R: Red Shatter, Red my Fortune Cookie, Did it on ‘Em, Mermaid’s Tears, Uh Oh Roll Down the Window, Shatter the Scales, Fly, Blue My Mind, Super Bass Shatter (x2), Sparrow me the Drama, Pink Friday, Kreme de la Kremlin & OPI Scores a Goal.
2ND ROW L-R: Anti-Bleak, Ice-Bergers and Fries, San Tan-Tonio, A-Taupe the Space Needle, Suzi take the Wheel, Did you ‘ear about Van Gogh, I Want to be A-Lone Star, Push and Shove, Black Shatter, Pure 18K White Gold Top Coat, Rapid Dry Top Coat, Hard-Kourt Fashionista, Khloe had a Little Lam-Lam & Kim-Pletely in Love.
3RD ROW L-R: Rustic Red, Cherrylicious, Flashback Fuchsia, Berry Crush, Peach Pie, Orange Blossom, Fresh Squeezed, Corsican Rose (x2), Tahitian Lime, Jelly, Emerald Inten-City, Jade, Toffee Apple, Lucky Bamboo, Soft Hydrangea & Calypso Holiday.
4TH ROW L-R: Berry Blue, Mulberry, Black Plum, Blackberry Tart, Orchid, Lilac Bloom, Gumball, Fairy Floss, Bon Bon, Gingerbread, Sugar Coated, Creme Brulee, My Macaroon, Chinchilly, Midnight, Gold Rush Fever & Silver Grey.

Next up are my eyeshadows, powders, glitters and eyebrow kits! I have been looking for eyeshadow storage for so long. The cheapest thing I could find that would match all of my other storage was a $20 letter holder from Office Works and I would probably need 2-3 of those for my palettes. I couldn’t even find anything that was a reasonable price for my powders, so when I realised that I could just use one of my nail polish holders I was so happy!
DSC_3864 1ST ROW L-R: Beauty Essentials 10 Shades Natural, Beauty Essentials 10 Shades Smoky, eBay 120 Shades Palette, eBay Conceal and Correct Palette & Models Prefer Complete Nudes Shadows Palette.
2ND ROW L-R: BYS Glitter Eye Creme Cherry Bloom, BYS Glitter Eye Creme Two Tone, Australis Metallix Eyeshadow Plum Diddy, Mary Kay at Play Ocean View Eye Trio, BYS Matte Neutrals Shadows, LA Colors Cafe Au Lait, LA Colors Traditional, OXX Eye Quad, OXX Eyeshadow (x3) & Australis Matte Bronzeyed Girl.
3RD ROW L-R: Lorac Unzipped Palette, Lorac Pro Palette, Lime Crime Venus & Lime Crime Venus II.
4TH ROW L-R: Australis Banana Powder, Savvy Contour & Highlight Powder, Savvy Pressed Powder (x2), Savvy Mineral Baked Bronzer Terracotta,  Savvy Mineral Baked Bronzer Golden Glow, Essence Sun Club Bronzer, Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Australis Conceal & Correct 4in1, Beauty Essentials Eyebrow Kit, NYX Eyebrow Kit & Australis Browz It.

So that is EVERYTHING in my wall storage! Now on to my desk. I don’t own a lot of brushes, I’m in the process of buying more from eBay and iHerb. My brushes are Real Techniques Replicas from eBay, Elf, Nude by Nature and random eBay brushes. They are just in a glass jar from a dollar store. I only keep a my everyday makeup on my desk. The rest of my collection is in my desk draw (which I won’t show in this blog post as it is not finished yet. I still need to buy organisers). I got the organizer from Spotlight a few years ago for $15. I’m not sure if they still sell it.
catsUP THE BACK L-R: Concealers – LA Girl Pro HD Medium Bisque, LA Girl Pro HD Medium Beige & Maybelline Fitme Sand. Lip Liners – NYX Mahogony, NYX Emerald City, NYX Rose Brown, NYX Chestnut, LA Girl Espresso, Essence Red Blush, Australis Lady in Red, Australis Tickled Pink, Australis Miss Behave, Australis Sangria & Australis Kiss me Quick. Eyeliners: Maybelline Master Precise & Beauty Essentials Felt Liner. Mascaras: Too Faced Better than Sex & Beauty Essentials Volumising.
Savvy Clear Brow Gel, Australis Colour Correcting Cream Dark Natural, Australis Original Primer & Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation Natural Beige
FRONT LEFT: Nude by Nature Kabuki Brush, Nude by Nature Sharpener, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade Dark Brown, Maybelline Fitme Foundation Sun Beige, Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation Natural Beige (backup) & Red Cherry Lashes Black Wispies x5.
FRONT RIGHT: Lime Crime Salem Velvetine (x2), Lime Crime Pink Velvet Velvetine, Lime Crime Black Velvet Velvetine, Lime Crime Suedeberry Velvetine, Lime Crime Wicked Velvetine, Lime Crime Trouble Velvetine, Lime Crime Jinx Velvetine, Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Androgyny, Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Unicorn Blood, Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Dominatrix & Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Celebrity Skin.

DSC_3889So that’s my makeup desk! There are a few things I haven’t shared yet, like the small set of draws on my desk. I want to get new ones soon so I will do another post once I have that. I will also share where I store all my skin care and hair care products! It has taken me so long to get this desk looking the way it is! Two years ago my makeup desk was a tiny little desk in my laundry. Now, we have rearranged our bedroom and I have it in there! I would absolutely love to see your makeup set up so please comment a link below to yours, or you can tweet me pictures!

Kayla x

20 Comments

  • Reply Kat&Elle May 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I envy how organised you are! I’m actually in the middle of organising my beauty products right now. If my make up desk ends up looking anything like this I will be so happy 🙂

    • Reply Kayla Arnold May 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

      I’d love to see your set up! Thank you for reading!

  • Reply Clare April 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Wow that is one make up desk! I love it! I can’t currently have my make up out as my boys would trash it and/or wear it, but one day! #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold April 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      My son isn’t interested in my makeup (yet) he just likes looking at himself in my mirror hahaa! Thanks for reading! x

  • Reply A Moment with Franca April 20, 2016 at 11:29 am

    WOW this looks AMAZING!! How good this is!! I wish I can have space to get all my make up on display like yours. I love it!! I’m so desperate for a dressing table but it won’t fit in my bedroom, 🙁 Hopefully one day!! lol Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I love that you are commenting a lot. I really appreciate that!! I hope to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Maria April 19, 2016 at 8:26 am

    OMG your makeup desk is AMAZING!!! I would soooo love something like that but it would never stay as clean and tidy as yours!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on sunday x

    • Reply Kayla Arnold April 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Mine is a mess 99% of the time! I was in a hurry to get ready this morning so there are products all over the place hahaha! x

  • Reply Andrea April 18, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I love that you’ve stored things on the wall, I may have to think about doing a similar set up with mine. x

  • Reply Jason April 18, 2016 at 8:04 am

    You’re so organised. I wish I was. #KCACOLS

  • Reply Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons April 18, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I’m working on a setup like this – you have everything so organised! I have a few perspex storage trays, but I need a few more to really house my collection. I love having everything visible though. #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold April 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Me too! Everything is so expensive I want to be able to see it all!! hahahah! Thanks for reading! x

  • Reply Sarah April 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Ooh, I like! Mine is just bunged in a bag or shoved under the sink. I do have a nice little box for my nail varnishes though 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Reply Kat April 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Wow you are super organised! I wish I had the space for a vanity desk let alone proper makeup storage! #kcacols

    • Reply Kayla Arnold April 17, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you!! I’ve been organising everything in my house lately haha! x

  • Reply Fi - Beauty Baby and Me April 17, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I LOVE this!!!!!! I need to get more organised! I have make up everywhere ha ha x #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold April 17, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Hahaha! Organising is always good! Thank you for reading x

  • Reply jeremy@thirstydaddy April 16, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    My wife has a real organizational problem in her bathroom. I’m going to show her this as inspiration #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold April 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Organising things makes everything better!! Thanks for commenting!

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