Beauty Organizers you need in your life

Top Ten Tuesday has chosen Beauty Organization as this week’s theme. I am the most unorganized person in the world but I love my beauty organizers. Most of these are items I own but a few are wishlist. The Beauty Spotlight Team will also be featuring Organization and that’s when I’ll be sharing my personal pictures. Until then take a look at all the wonderful ways you can organize your life – from $5 to $400!!  — Marcia
1454967731_51jhvqunkrl._sy300_Clear Organic 60 Bottle Nail Polish Organizer –  Of all the nail organizers I looked through this one is the one I think is the most useful (although I’d need about 5 of them). Besides having room for 60 bottles there are 2 drawers at the bottom to hold supples. ($35.50)
1454966686_icebox_wide_5659fc74e36a7_150x150SHERRIEBLOSSOM ICEBOX WIDE is absolutely incredible. This is what you want if you want the finest available. The quality of this is top notch. It’s sturdy, well crafted and holds an amazing amount of product. I’m thrilled to see this on my vanity daily. ($415) There are other styles that Sherrieblossom makes too. *
1454966532_41mf8i5-qul._sy300_ql70_ACRYLIC LIPSTICK HOLDER –  This holds 24 lipsticks and it’s only $10.32. I have a wide drawer in my bathroom which holds about 5 of these. There are other lipstick holders that are tiered but I prefer the flat ones to hold my collection.
1454966311_71m869h0x3l._sl256_MELODYSUSIE LARGE COSMETIC ORGANIZER –  This $49.99 acrylic cosmetic holder is a gem. Both Lisa and I have reviewed this and we just finished a giveaway for one. While this doesn’t hold as much as the Sherrieblossom, it holds a good amount and there’s a separate holder (seen on top) for lipsticks or naipolishes. I like that it holds my rectangular nail polishes easily and  I can even move it elsewhere.*  Reviews:  Marcia’s  –  Lisa’s
1454966142_51zhyf9gvtl._sy300_ql70_ZAHRA SPINNING LIPSTICK TOWER – This is a wishlist item. This “lipstick condominium” has 4 sides and fits 81 lipsticks. If you have counter space this would be a delight to have.  Spin and pick!  ($99)
1454966026_51rcrm1rcel._sx300_MESH VANITY COSMETIC ORGANIZER  – such a handy organizer especially if you have a drawer you can store it in. Large deep capacity holds many shapes and sizes of cosmetics like blushes, compacts, eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes. What I like most is the long compartment in the back that I can lay down two sided brushes. Make sure you choose the $12.98 organizer since there’s an identical one that’s almost twice the price.
1454965710_51yyqvuk_2b1l._sy300_STEEL MESH PENCIL CUP  – I have at least 8 of these cups in both silver and black that I’ve bought over the years. They are perfect for holding anything tall. I have one for lip pencils, one for eye pencils, others for lip crayons or eye crayons. I keep my brushes in them too. And the best thing is that they are only $5.25.
1454965592_41ejfj-evnl._sy300_SEVILLE 10 DRAWER ORGANIZER –  I have two of these that I keep in a separate room to hold overload. Now not everyone has overload like I do but I also use one for other things like stationary and important papers. I bought mine at Costco and spent more than the current price of $35.16. It’s also made in white and black if you want something more subtle.
1454965117_s0634525_sc7__splssku_?1454965117BLUE HILLS STUDIO 3 DRAWER CART can be found at office supply stores like Staples. This is perfect for hair product IMO. You can fit all your tools in one drawer, use another for your styling gels, goos and sprays and still have one more for skincare. This sturdy cart ($45.59) will hold up for a long time.
Now that you’ve seen some favorites of mine, check out the other lovelies and decide what organization you can’t live without. — Marcia


*items were pr samples, some affiliate links used

Makeup Wars shares beauty storage solutions

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This week’s Makeup Wars is an exciting one. The problem is that this is going to be long long long. I won’t bore you with details but there will be a lot of pictures. One of the reasons this is going to be so long is that I, along with a few other “warriors”, received the Sherrieblossom ICEbOX Lucite storage container and it’s absolutely amazing. My mouth dropped open when I saw it in person. Pictures made me crave it but the reality makes it a dream come true. I’m still playing with mine deciding exactly how to arrange it and what I want in it so another full review will be upcoming.

Since I started writing about cosmetics a dozen+ years ago my collection began growing. Just about that time we remodeled our bathroom so I’m lucky enough to have some storage. I have an angled area with my sink at the right. I’m able to use a stool to sit on to do my makeup so I use a two sided mirror. Underneath I have room for these two storage unitswars storage red and clearThe red piece is a thin file cabinet I found on sale at a modern supply store which is now out of business. It’s a treasure for storing items like blush and eyeshadow. The problem is that items get hidden in the back and I can’t see them. It was about $200 and worth every penny. I’ve looked and looked to find something similar but haven’t found it again. To the right of that is my very messy Sterlite organizer bought at Target. I’m overdue for a rearrangement on it. Ignore that mess and look at some of the drawers though on my red file cabinet:

One of the eyeshadow drawers

One of the eyeshadow drawers

The drawer with pigments

The drawer with pigments

Powder blushes

Powder blushes

I once did an entire post on how I store my brushes and pencils on Beauty Spotlight Team. With my Sherrieblossom ICEbOX though I’m storing a lot of what was in these cups so that I will have more room and less mess.

pencil cups and Stila cans holding brushes, pencils, cosmetic crayons

pencil cups and Stila cans holding brushes, pencils, cosmetic crayons

Now that the basics are out of the way – here comes the STAR of the show. Introducing Sherrieblossom ICEbOX

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX Wide

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX Wide

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX empty

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX empty

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX drawers

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX drawers

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX top

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX top

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX is top notch quality wise. You can do so much with it. If you aren’t a makeup maven you could use it for jewelry, desk supplies, craft items, skincare galore. As a first class makeup maven I’m using mine for cosmetics I want to find more easily. When it arrived it came with the angled pieces seen in the picture just above. It also has rectangular pieces that you can move to separate items. Plus it came with a lot of extra lucite pieces to arrange things the way you want. Here are some of my finished drawers:

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX Wide filled

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX Wide filled

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX bottom drawer

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX bottom drawer

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX Le Metier de Beaute drawer

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX Le Metier de Beaute drawer

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX 2nd drawer

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX 2nd drawer

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX top

Sherrieblossom ICEbOX top

I can’t recommend this storage unit from Sherrieblossom ICEbOX highly enough. It’s sold on her website and at some Neiman Marcus stores. I haven’t finished filling it yet my other drawers have much more room now and I’ll be able to find what I use all the time by storing it in my ICEbOX. You’ll be seeing a lot more of my ICEbOX as it fills up and fills my life.

Please join the other Makeup Wars ladies as they share their systems. I doubt they’ll tempt me now because I’m lucky enough to have the best of the best. What do you use for storage? Do you have anything unique? — Marcia

*ICEbOX provided for review