7 April 2016

My Dressing Table


Today I thought I would do a post on everything that is on my dressing table, including how I store my make-up, what perfumes I own and wear, and what are some of my most-reached for products.

The actual dressing table is a previously dark coloured one I painted white a few years ago (it was such a mission), but it's still looking fairly good. If you know me, then you'll know I tend to like white or neutral-coloured furniture. There are downsides to having this white as dust tends to show up well and it can get dirty very quickly, but I'm still so pleased I have this type of dressing table.


A little while ago I decided to lean this 'Luck' print from Hydrangea Ranger on one of the sides as it just adds a nice touch of decoration, along with the book It by Alexa Chung (I swear the only reason I own it is for aesthetic reasons), although Alexa is such a babe. I have my make-up brushes in a little clear jar as I don't have many, but I use all of them nearly every day.


Above the mirror in the middle section I have some of my lipsticks in clear stacking containers from Daiso (brands are L'Oreal, Rimmel and Essence), and I have the three perfumes I own above that. Vera Wang 'Princess' is pretty much the first 'proper' perfume I owned, and wore that more regularly about two years ago. I would describe this one as the muskier scent of the ones I own, but it's still quite sweet. Viva La Juicy's new perfume 'Rosé' is the newest addition around here, and I'm literally obsessed with the smell. I had smelled this perfume on someone before, and thought they smelled so lovely (um, creepy?). This one is very addicting, with a more fruity and sweet smell. The last one is Marc Jacobs 'Daisy Dream' which I would describe as being more floral than the other two.


On my dressing table I have a few skincare things floating around - the Garnier Miracle Wake Up Cream which I'm loving the more I use, the Simple Kind to Skin Rich Moisturiser which is a nice and gentle one, and the Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel which I've decided I absolutely love. I also have some Trilogy Rosehip Oil seen in previous photos which I use when my skin needs some more moisture.

On the right side, I store my Essie Nail Polishes in a bird cage type ornament that was from Typo a while ago. I only really display the Essie Polishes I own because they are my fave. Above that is a Benefit make-up lip and cheek kit if you were wondering. The black and white drawers hold jewellery and bits and bobs, but I don't own much.


Now onto a mini make-up storage tour, if you will. I don't own much make-up by some people's standards, but I'm happy everything fits in and I use most of it regularly. I store the majority of my make-up in the four little drawers that are apart of my dressing table; the rest is in a copper basket from Kmart and is mostly things I'm yet to try.

The first draw is where all my base products are. I don't own many foundations or anything because most tend to not suit my pale complexion and I'm yet to delve too much into high-end brands (NARS foundations - I'm lookin' at you!). My go-to foundation is Rimmel Match Perfection in Light Porcelain, and my favourite concealer is the wonderful NARS Creamy Concealer.


The second draw contains all my eye and eyebrow products. My favourite mascara of the lot is definitely Maybelline Lash Sensational, my go-to eyeliner at the moment is L'Oreal Superliner Superstar Eyeliner* for it's easy-to-use factor, and my beloved Anastasia Brow Wiz also sits here. As you'll see, I'm not really into eyeshadow too much, so I just have a couple single ones, and some small palettes I have are elsewhere at the moment.


On the other side, and in the first draw, we have the blushers and extra lip products - e.g. everything bright and pink packaged apparently. There are some lipsticks and things in here I don't use too often but like, and a few rare blushers I own, my favourite being Tarte's Blushing Bride.


Last we have my nail draw, which isn't opened too regularly, I have to say. I don't use these nail polishes as much as the Essie ones, but most of these I still need to try anyway. There's some other nail things in there too, like glue-on nails and nail art pens (not much of that going on around here).


So that's it! I hope you have enjoyed reading about what's on and in my dressing table.

-Emma


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