I remember the day my first ever Muji package arrived. It was glorious. Unwrapping the beautiful acrylic drawers and setting them up on top of each other, then carefully filling each one up and arranging my makeup so I could see exactly what I have - it was (and still is) a brilliant feeling. I love knowing what I own just by glancing at my dressing table and lets not forget that organising each section by the brand is SO satisfying! (I can’t be the only one ._.). I think I bought my first Muji drawers a year and a half ago, and now I’ve finally completed my set up. They’re fairly affordable for what they are, however I found it easier to purchase 2 drawers at a time, rather than all of the set up in one go. This post is going to talk about my new Muji additions, but let me know if you’d like a full ‘tour’.
P.S Don't judge me whilst reading this post - remember I'm very very savy, those Dior foundations? I've not paid full price for a single one :p I actually got Dior star totally free thanks to the Boots advantage card system! I shouldn't have to justify my collection, but I've had a couple of, well not very subtle remarks - so there you have it. Work hard, play hard as they say. *clears throat* so lets get started:
Stackable Acrylic CD Box (£6.95) and it is perfect for holding all the foundations, BB and CC creams I own. It looks gloriously sleek and almost like there is not acrylic in-front! I appreciate how roomy this is, I can arrange bases in whatever order I like. Currently it’s the Dior sisters with my new HG base - the Make Up For Ever Face & Body review coming soon. However I plan on arranging them based on summer shades at the front and winter at the back. I’ve mentioned before that I don't have to worry about my face matching my neck as it's not on show one of the perks of being a Hijabi hehe, however I do prefer using my warmer shades in the summer months as I have tanned a little.
I also bought a smaller version of the two drawers. The Acrylic box 2 drawer narrow (£7.95) is just a tiny bit smaller than the CD box, making it the ideal size to stack underneath. The drawers are a great size for fitting thing in that you need every day. It’s right by my fingertips and having my key 3-4 products close by means I can do my makeup in 5 minutes if need be - yay being organised(ish).
In my first drawer I have my beloved Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers in SX08 reviewed and SX06. They’re phenomenal, I use them as concealers and sometimes as a tinted moisturiser too. A tiny bit goes a long way and they have the best coverage ever. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate reviewed here is my go-to brow product, as well as the L.A Girl Pro Concealer in Creamy Beige reviewed here - my most used drugstore concealer. The Essence I heart stage eyeshadow base is pretty awesome, it covers all discolouration and seems to enhance longevity whilst increasing pigmentation of shadows, so when I have the time I use this (otherwise I’ll just apply left over concealer). My Benefit Erase Paste concealer in 3 is a fantastic corrector for those days the SSE doesn’t cut it alone and I also have my current favourite eyeliner - the Soap and Glory Supercat liner which is easy to use and last all day as long as there’s a good base in place. Finally (this little draw fits a lot right!) I have the Topshop Glow Pot in Polished which is part of their limited edition ‘5 years of beauty’ range and recently I have been obsessed with this stuff! The creamy texture makes it so easy to apply and for this new ‘strobing’ trend this is your best-friend - it’s a mix between a silver and a champagne shade and it really gives a beautiful glow as the name suggests.
On to the second drawer, I have my most used lip products as well as my ‘new ins’. As you can see they’re all a kinda ‘my lips but better’ shade or some variation of it. I currently have the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Frida, Lumiere and Brinx with the last being my current favourite. Gloss wise I’ve been enjoying the Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Lunch Date - non-sticky and beautifully pigmented, I find this is excellent on top of lipliners. The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets in 07 Nude-ist and 12 Beau brun are my newest drugstore purchases - first impressions are I can 100% understand the hype. They’re almost weightless on the lips, non-drying whilst being pigmented in one swipe AND long-lasting too. The two Rimmel lipliners East End Snob and Spice reviewed are old time favourites of mine, pigmented creamy and both colours are my cup of tea. I also have two brand new lipliners from Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in 2C and 3C there will be posts dedicated just to these beauties, I shan’t give away too much away but I am absolutely SMITTEN. The Rimmel Provocalips in Make Your Move was an instant hit for me when I first bought it, the shade is my absolute favourite and this stays put for hours on end. You can read the full review here. The Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial was one of the first lip products I really loved, a medium/dusty rose pink shade in a glossy formula. It’s the kinda product I can just throw on and it’ll make you feel a little more put together whilst being comfortable on the lips. The last lipstick Wet’n’Wild in Bare It All is a little on the nude side, but paired with one of the lipliners it looks brilliant! Also one day I will get around to going the neutral wet’n’wilds swatches and review I promise ^_^ Finally I have the mini sample of the Benefit Roller Lash mascara which was a sample in a magazine, you guys know me and mascara we have a love/hate relationship but I have to say I’m quite happy with this for day-to-day.
Phew! That was a longer post than I had intended, I’ve linked everything I’ve mentioned above. Please let me know if you enjoyed this type of post, I personally LOVE Jasmine’s monthly Muji contents update (her blog is here and it’s amazing, the photography, the content and the blogger herself, she’s so genuine and kind!) and if you guys enjoyed reading this I’d like to add more Muji to my posts ^_^
Do you have any Muji storage? What’s your favourite thing about them?
Thank-you for reading ♥