The Weekend Post #65: MUJI Madness

I love nothing more than a good ol’ organising sesh at the weekend. Now there’s something about makeup storage that gets us beauty nuts a little hot under the collar. Where is it from? How do you store your lipsticks? Where do you purchase those little balls you unload into pots to make your brushes stand upright? Are all completely viable queries when it comes down to this topic. Now I’ve watched the Kardashians. I’ve seen the clear cubes that house their makeup, or is that Klear Kube - I jest, I jest – but there’s something about a box of acrylic lined neatly with makeup that just does it for me like it does for Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. And when the call for some plastic fantastic storage comes about, there’s only one place to go – MUJI…

Ever since writing this blog became more of daily occurance, I’ve begun to hold onto products a little tighter than before. Gone are the ‘one in, one out’ days, instead my makeup had started to create its own mountain range in the corner of my bedroom, sprouting a new mound on a weekly basis, I knew it was time to take a step-up storage wise. So last weekend I trekked down to MUJI, the boy in tow for bag carrying purposes of course (poor lad!), and stocked up. My MUJI menu: one triple drawer stack, four wide double drawers, topped off with a single wide stack on top. SMH – I know. But it’s a combination of which that tucks neatly under my dressing table (slightly hidden away from judging eyes), plus I still have room to grow. In terms of how I organise my stash, I popped the triple drawer set at the bottom as it’s slightly wider than the others and stuffed that lip products, then worked up through eyes, blushers, bronzers, highlighters, primers and topping off with foundations. Now it’s still a work in progress – you know what I’ll be doing this weekend, hence the slightly teasing nature of the photos and please excuse the lonesome strand of hair that decided to make an appearance in the lipstick drawer shot. It’s moulting season for me. Nice.

And so the MUJI madness continues: they’re stackable and sturdy nature combined with the general feeling of Zen that occurs once they’re filled can be rather addictive. Leading to a more makeup, more storage vicious circle. Oh jeez, can someone pencil me in for a downsizing stash operation next weekend? 


  • Denise F.

    They ship to germany!!!YES 😀

    • MUJI is availbale in Germany. So why not buy it in germany 🙂 It’s where I got most of my things for storage.

      • Katharina

        where did you buy it in which store? 🙂

  • Holly Skelton

    I LOVE your make-up collection! I too love being organised
    and tidying my products I just have lack of space! I am considering ordering
    from Muji online. Holly xx

  • Rebecca Varley

    Where are those little balls from that make brushes stand upright? I need them!

    Becky x

  • Petra

    I remember you having a few makeup products and that was what I loves about you 🙂 I know you are getting bigger and companies send their products to review, Im just saying I miss that 🙂

  • Chelsey Westby

    There is nothing to keep a girl happy like organised make-up! I don’t think my boyfriend knows what I have planned in terms of make-up storage when we get our own place next month, bless him! Maybe a video on this storage to see it in detail better? xo

  • I would love to have those drawers, although IKEA does very similar ones (they’re opaque, not transparent) 🙂 XX

    • Strawbry_Blonde

      I can’t find the IKEA ones – do you know what they’re called or could you possibly link? Thank you x

  • Oleta

    I need some draws like this! My make up seriously needs organising xx

  • Vignette

    Updated make up collection please!

  • Amysbeautyjournal

    Looks great, updated makeup collection video please! I may even buy some muji drawers myself now haha Im useless when it comes to organising!

    Amy |

  • talisa

    You’re so organised Viv!!!

    To celebrate the start of my new blog i’m
    giving away Roberto Cavalli’s latest perfume, i’d love if you could enter :)

talisa xx

  • I have a stack of 4 of these muji drawers at the moment but i really ought to rearrange some of the stuff inside because i have crammed so many things in there, that some drawers don’t slide as smoothly haha! Your make-up is so organized and pretty together~

    Have a nice day <3
    X x X x

  • I’m a little sad you’ve discarded the one in one out policy lol that I’ve only just adopted because it was so good lol but I’m still mega excited to see an updated make-up collection x x

  • carol

    udate makeup collection ananaaa

  • Maddy Cane

    You have so much lovely makeup, so jealous! xxx

  • M.

    I also organize my makeup thanks to Muji. Very nice 🙂

    My blog:

  • Sonia

    I love how organised your make up is! Going to be getting some of these!

  • Sirens and Bells

    I think I need to get of this storage, my make-up is currently just overflowing into bags all around my room!

  • I had to look very closely to see that hair 😉

  • Rocio

    I’m dribbling… Muji is just perfection.

    On another note, have you tried Muji candles? The ones that come in a glass. The fig one is amazing and the one that smells like orange blossom?Mmmm… They’re cheaper than Dyptique and in my opinion smell stronger and last longer! I really recommend them! 🙂

  • Muji is so enabling! It allows you to keep way more make-up than before indeed.. I’ve recently turned into a Muji addict as well and there’s no stopping me anymore 😉

  • Chloe Robinson

    I’m desparate to get my hands on these! They look so lovely sat on a vanity filled with makeup 🙂

  • Pippa Jones

    Really do need to invest in something like this from muji! My pretty make up needs to be on show not hiden away!!


  • Leanne Oswin

    Love the ‘K’ family, love MUJI organisers, love that you now
    selectively stash great products! Why get rid when MUJI have created such
    plastic-perfection for the secret OCD make-up organisers within us to enjoy? Great post! Lx

  • Millie

    I love Muji, I think the price is so reasonable for the quality! I have many of these drawers and I love organising my makeup with them! 🙂 ♥

  • Dejhana Waite

    Love the muji drawers. They’re just so clean and elegant.

  • Elinor Minett

    I need to sort out all my storage. This ooks perfect for makeup though!

  • Last time I was in Paris, I headed straight to the Muji store in le Marais to get my hands on some of these acrylic drawers – they seem to be the perfect way to store anything, from daily makeup to beautiful jewelry. Sad we don’t have a Muji in brussels anymore (which can be seen as a relief as well for my wallet!).

    Anyways, I personally store my makeup collection in a Ikea unit (you can see the full video here if you’re interested) but I love to keep my daily essentials stored on top of my desk in one of these Muji boxes 🙂



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  • ns510

    Yay! Updated makeup storage and collection vid;)

  • Editor In Chic

    I think Homebase does something similar as well, at the rate I’m going I may have to invest in both *shame face* It just piles up so quickly!! xo

  • i love muji but have never been in the shop and really want to!! love the way you write, so funny x