Happy Monday all! Its crazy to think in just a week, we will have already gone through the first month of the year! Time is going so, so quickly, dont you agree? Last night I was sitting in my personal beauty room, doing my own makeup and thinking about what I wanted to improve in the room and what I want to add to it. Now, I only use this room for personal use and for my close friends and family when they need a free massage or a quick manicure, But Ive had a few questions regarding what my room looks like and what products I have, so last night I took a few snapshots so I could show you guys and let you know where some cheap places are to shop for beauty supplies and where I got some of my equipment from! So lets get started.
Okay, I know- the table is nothing special and isn’t set out well, this is because I only recently purchased the table and have been planning/buying a few things online so that I can organise the table correctly and have it set up exactly how I want it. Its definitely a process and it takes a while, but I need to be patient. As I stay at my boyfriends on the weekend a lot of my favourite/go to makeup is in my travel bad, So ill make sure I do a post on my travel bad ASAP too! My makeup station is based on the side wall as soon as you walk into my beauty room I chose this spot because if my curtains are open the natural light hits the area perfectly and the table in this spot doesn’t clutter the room up at all. I use a simple beauty stool too (I got two of them on eBay for $86.00) The stools make it so much easier to move around and Its so easy for me to use them in different sections of my beauty room.
Ive recently been going through all my extra foundations and ones I haven’t opened yet. Ive decided to just put them in the drawers until my new dividers arrive and then I can unpack the rest of my un opened facial products. As you can see on this side I just keep some foundations, translucent powders, concealers, contour kits, blushes, highlighters and lip care products. In the drawers I also keep brush cleaners, eyeshadow palettes and random products just until I’m happy with my collection. Then I’m going to set up one side for eye products and the other side for facial products such as concealers, powders, contour kits and of course, foundations. Its going to take time to get it how i want it though, Thats for sure!
My go-to foundations. These 4 are my life savours and I wear them all depending on what I’m doing each day. This is what I use these 4, for!
GOING OUT/NIGHT LONG WEAR:
- Kat Von D – Lock it tattoo wear.
- NARS sheer glow
These two are flawless and stay on perfectly all night! Because they are both a little heavier I prefer to wear them at night, and prefer something lighter for all day wear.
LIGHT WEIGHT/DAY WEAR:
- Stila all day wear
- MAC studio fix foundation
These two are amazing to wear during the day and are super light, well I think so anyway. If I’m just heading out with my friends, boyfriend or out for the day and I know Im going to be doing things, I opt for one of these. Its a lot lighter and not as full coverage as the above two in my opinion.
My massage table area. My table is massive and I’m actually, obsessed with it! Its literally the size of a single bed and is super comfortable. My Mum got it for me as a gift on eBay and paid around $150.00 which is a reasonable price for a table that folds up, down, adjusts and is portable. Underneath the towels the table is black and super comfortable to sit on. I have the table closest to the window as its the most practical spot and i can easily pull it out if my Mum, Dad or friends want a quick massage. I usually have a few candles and display a few of my achievements/certificates on the table if its not being used. Under the table, I store my foot bath machine, spray tan machine and some other equipment.
Either side of my massage table I keep my go to skin products which I use when I remove makeup and on the other side I keep a few of my essential oils, candles, massage oils and in the tray I keep a range of nail art. When I have spare time I love to practice on fake nails different nail art and I often keep it in these drawers so I can access the supplies easy!
In the drawers I keep my GEL FX kit and tools – Which gives me the option to paint my nails with shellac. Ive also got some tools to remove shellac and maintain healthy nails. In another drawer I keep some glitters and nail art supplies as well as cotton pads and nail polish remover (Im always stuffing up my designs so the remover is a big saviour haha) In the top drawer I keep my fake nails which I use as canvas’ for my nail art practice, some nail clippers, nail art pens and some nail art tape and stick ons. These are always SO fun to play around with!
This is probably the most colourful spot in my beauty room due to all the nail polishes. On this shelf I leave everything I use to do my nails and my friends nails. On the top shelf i display a few of my nail art designs as well as the plastic hand (It looks creepy but it makes doing nail art designs SO much easier!) The top shelf also has the products I use most, such as the top coat and matte coat selections, nail art pens and stick ons, colour pamphlets, nail dryer and some of my favourite colour choices.
On the second shelf I keep a range of different brands and colours. I recently just ordered a keep of new OPI colours so Im super excited for them to show up! Once my collection grows and I’m happy with what I have ill do another post on my favourite nail supplies/colours too!
On the third shelf I keep a few colour sets, such as my pastels, neutrals and neons. On this shelf i also keep more GEL kit supplies such as the light and other tools, my bottles of SUNFX tanning solution and some soft hand cream.
In this area I also have a simple table which I use to create my nail art. In this spot i also display my nail files, my nail nutrition, cuticle care and nail art brushes.
In the corner of my room I have a little round table which I keep some ‘Tegan Audrey Beauty’ display cards my boyfriend got me as a gift, as well as some ‘Tegan Audrey Beauty’ pens, notebooks, candles and a bamboo style tea set. Marilyn Monroe is a beauty icon so I of course, had to incorporate her in one way in the room.
Im definitely very passionate about makeup and its one of my favourite things to do, I love that i finally have a real makeup table, however there is A LOT of work to be done and more products to buy. I need to have it perfect before I’m 100% happy with it, but hey! having a table is a start (haha).
I also love the nail art stand. Its bright, it catches your eye and its super fun displaying some of my favourite nail designs and colours!
I dont like the carpet in the room and how small it is. I definitely want to focus on making the colour scheme and style of the room match and just focus on making it exactly how I want it to look. Theres so much room for improvement and I’m excited to slowly get it how I want it to look, but Rome wasn’t built in a day, I know that!
Thank you guys so much for taking your time to take a sneak peek into my beauty room. It was hard for me to post this just because I’m not 100% happy with how the room looks yet, but I share a lot with you guys so I wanted to share this. If you have any questions or want to know anything about the products/equipment do not hesitate to ask me, I am more than happy to answer any of the questions you may have.
Until next time,