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Bringing My Corporate Vanity Back Home and Hello Muji Storage!

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August 8, 2011
Composed by : Bun Bun

This is what greets me every morning when I arrive at the office. Cheery, isn’t it? =D

Haha and I don’t think there is such a thing as ‘corporate vanity’. I just coined the term because these are the things on my work-cum-vanity table.

I’m moving on to a new job and I decided to do a post on what had been my vanity corner for the past couple of years.

From a little cosmetics bag, to a larger cosmetics bag, to a slightly bigger box, and then to a 2-tier cabinet, I’ve amassed a makeup collection that has shocked myself when I put them altogether for their photoshoot.

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They’re usually not so properly placed. I keep the brushes in their brush holder in a drawer to prevent dust from settling on the bristles, and the pink polka dot bag (which is my travel makeup bag too!) is usually filled with many other things such as eyeliners, mascaras, Shu Uemura eyelash curler and the lipglosses you see in the white plastic holder. The pink polka dot is my ‘lazy bag’, for when I can’t be bothered to put things back in their original place.

Brushes I use on a daily basis.

Inside the ‘lazy bag’.

The 2-tier cabinet I only acquired recently becoz I had makeup everywhere! In this cabinet, in that drawer, in another bag… So I decided to put all those less impact-resilient products like eyeshadow, blusher, and liquid foundation into this 2-tier cabinet.

Don’t ask me why I need so many hair products.

When I brought them all home, my mum asked “Why do you need so many products when you only have one face?”. LOL. Tough question to answer, mummy. Tough question.

I had a 2-tier makeup cabinet and big makeup bag in office, and I have another 3-tier one at home. OH NO! There wasn’t any storage case large enough for all my makeup!

Previously I bought one from NTUC Fairprice which had 3 parts instead of 6, but it was badly furnished, felt very plasticky (and cheap!), and worse, the drawers were crooked. Gawd, for the love of gridlines, I just CANNOT stand misalignment.

So I went out shopping for a good storage case and ended up with one from Muji. I love the finish of Muji products and the earthy colors of its stores!

This is the PP Case Drawer Shallow 6 Parts. W26 x D37 x H32.5cm. Load bearing approx 1.5kg (Shucks, I hope I don’t exceed!). S$56.00.

I actually went down at least 3 times to different Muji stores to finally decide to buy it because it is really quite expensive! >.<

I had to make another trip back to return it for, erm, food items. That cost S$15.00 so the Muji one is a huge jump from that, but I always believe that if you buy something that can last you for a very long time (and looks and feels much better), then it is worth the investment!

I hope they can all fit into the Muji cabinet. (Oh, please, please, do!)

Alright! I’ll update you guys once I get my precious babies settled in their new home!

Review on the Muji storage cabinet coming up soon!

How do you store your makeup?

And… do you think they will all fit into the Muji cabinet? LOL.