My New Dressing Table

Sunday, January 06, 2013


I now own the dressing table of my dreams! Up until I got this I'd been using a plain wooden desk to sit and do my makeup, and as practical as it was it reallllly wasn't very pretty. I know the Ikea Malm dressing table is really popular with bloggers but I knew I wanted something a bit girlier, I'm obsessed with shabby chic style furniture and so when I spotted this it was an easy choice- ivory in a shabby chic style with gorgeous flower detailing across the sides and front. Now I just need to decide what to store my main makeup collection in, because unfortunately the drawers in this don't hold much!

On The Top
The acrylic storage holds my everyday makeup products. I got this from ebay here because it's quite small I have to consider what I'm putting in here which is perfect because I can't load it up with things I'm not using on a day to day basis. Keep an eye out for an upcoming post about what I keep in here. The first pot contains my everyday makeup brushes which are mainly by Real Techniques, and the second has my everyday hair products: two different hairbrushes, a comb, heat protectant spray and leave in conditioner. This is so handy, and saves me from digging around in a drawer to find the hair stuff I need when I've got out of the bath.

In The Drawers
The drawers are too small to store much of my main beauty stash, but they're quite handy for housing my daily products. The left drawer contains my Naked and Naked 2 palettes which I was happy about as it saves cluttering up the top of the dressing table keeping them with the rest of my everyday makeup. The middle drawer contains my everyday skincare: day cream, night cream, eye cream, toner, hand cream, makeup remover, face wipes and body butter. The left draw has cotton buds and cotton pads for removing makeup and applying toner.

Where It's From
This dressing table is from the 'Rachel' range in Very and Littlewoods and cost me £199 which I think is really reasonable for a decent piece of furniture. I'm so happy with it and am glad I bought something worthwhile with my Christmas money. I love watching dressing table/ makeup collection videos on Youtube and so really wanted the perfect piece, I'm so glad to have found it!

Where do you sit to do your makeup?

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28 comments

  1. this is ADORABLE!!!!!! and so versatile! great buy!!!!

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  2. What a beautiful dressing table. Luv the shabby chic accents. A new follower from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop. Would luv if you could stop by my blog as well.

    Anne Marie
    http://moanasuniquedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm your newest follower via GFC, Twitter, and Instagram. Would love a follow back. Thanks!

    Your site is adorable.

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  4. this is so beautiful and you have it set up so nice :) things feel so much better when they are organized lol

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  5. Such a lovely piece! It feels great when you have things organized

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  6. WOW! I've been searching for the perfect dressing table for ages! :) It's really lovely, good on you for having it :)

    Gia @ Lovely Serendipity

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  7. Wow great buy! Such a gorgeous table :)

    F xx

    http://thefrancescadiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I live this! I am in the process or sorting/organising my make up, you've definitely inspired me!

    Zoe xx
    beautylifebalance.blogspot.com

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  9. This is gorgeous. I am after a dressing table too but haven't found the one yet. I think you should go for the Alex draws. xx

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  10. That is gorgeous! I'd love a new dressing table x

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous choice!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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  12. Oh congratulaions! I have been on the search too. No luck as of yet! This is so gorgeous! xx
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  13. This is too pretty! Looking for a dressing table, not sure which one I want to buy yet...
    Go for Malm, its cheaper and has a mirror too!
    New follower :D
    xoxo

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  14. beautiful dressing table and it looks so neat and organised :) i love those handles!

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  15. Beautiful table, what a great find! :)

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  16. Wow! I love that dressing table! It's gorgeous!!
    It looks so elegant!

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  17. wow love your dressing table hun great for doing makeup wish I had a big enough bedroom.

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    Sophie
    xx

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  18. Pretty!! I love it.. mine is similar to yours but smaller with 1 drawer. Hello from beautylish! =)

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  19. I love our new Dressing table!! Good choice!


    I am from the meet and greet blog hop!

    Clear It Waste London

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  20. Beautiful table. I would love to see how you organized the inside of the drawers.

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  21. Love the table! I'd go with the Hemnes design myself as both it and the table have some kind of hardware on the drawers, but that's me.

    Found your blog through the "Inspire Me Monday" hop at Create With Joy! :O)

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  22. Such a gorgeous dressing table. Beautiful:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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  23. Super Jealous! That is so Cute :)
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  24. That is so beautiful! I wish I had the space for something like that! <3

    http://thesleepyjellyfish.blogspot.ie

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  25. I love that dressing table! Super cute.

    Txx

    http://fantasticfunfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. That is gorgeous! Has a shabby chic feel to it!

    Jen x

    http://chicgeekdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Beautiful dressing table and look very well organized. It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the shabby chick furniture.

    Regards
    Nathan
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  28. Love this dressing table, so pretty and chic. xx

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