The Louboutin of Vanity Tables | My Makeup Organisation

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia

How a vanity table can be minimalistic yet chic at the same time
/Kako jedan toaletni stolić može istovremeno biti chic i minimalističan

 

Recently I went through my old university photos (okay, maybe not so old really), and found my second year’s random shots with an at-the-time new camera. It was fun to see and reminiscent how both my makeup collection and organisation grew with years. Of course, it was never a full-size makeup-junkie-seen-on-Youtube kind of collection, but boy did I enjoy putting tiny pots in candy boxes! Nowadays I still enjoy the same ritual so you can imagine my happiness when I finally got my own vanity table: the Brimnes vanity table from Ikea.

Nedavno sam prolazila po svojim starim slikama s faksa (koje zapravo i nisu baš tako jako stare) te sam naletjela na nasumične fotke s tada-novim-fotićem s kraja druge godine. Bilo je zabavno gledati i razmišljati o tome kako su mi se mijenjale kolekcija i organizacija šminke. Naravno, nikada to nije bila kolekcije u punoj veličini, kakve često vidimo na Youtubeu nešto poznatijih kanala, ali bome sam uživala u slaganju malih pakiranja u prazne kutije slatkiša! I dan-danas još uvijek uživam u tom ritualu, stoga možete i zamisliti moju sreću kada sam konačno dobila svoj stolić za šminku: Brimnes toaletni stolić iz IKEA-e.

 

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia brush holders detail

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Nice ‘n’neat on a budget

Regardless of it’s budget quality (I mean, IKEA), it’s a fantastic vanity table, easy to make even on your own. First when I saw it I though it was just another table, but on a closer look I could start imagining my makeup, all sorted out in its compartments. What sold the table was the idea that all my lipsticks can fit horizontally so I don’t have to use any other container or divider to prevent them from falling. And in the end, it looks that I even lack a couple of lipsticks to have the compartment completely full :’) The other, bigger parts are divided with empty Ferrero Rocher boxes, which I think is a nice alternative to ordering clear acrylic makeup containers. There was even enough height to put the lid on top of it, thus creating additional space for concealers.

Lijepo i uredno, a pristupačno

Neovisno o njegovoj “šparnoj” kvaliteti (mislim, IKEA), to je fantastičan toaletni stolić koji se lako slaže, čak i kad je jedna osoba u pitanju. Kad sam ga prvo ugledala,  mislila sam da se radi o samo još jednom u nizu stolića, no pobliže sam mogla već početi zamišljati svoju šminku lijepo poslaganu po njegovim odjeljcima. Ono što mi je prodalo stolić bila je ideja da mi svi ruževi mogu okomito stati tako da ne moram koristiti ništa drugo da ih sprječim od konstantnog padanja. Na kraju se još ispostavilo da mi i nedostaje nekoliko ruževa da skroz ispunim taj odjeljak :’) Drugi, veći dijelovi su podijeljenji u manje praznim kutijama Ferrero Rochera, što mislim da je super alternativa naručivanju prozirnih akrilnih kutijica za šminku. Ima čak i dovoljno mjesta u stoliću da se na vrh kutije stavi i poklopac iste, čime se stvario dodatan prostor za poslagati korektore.

 

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia bow ornament detail

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia open view

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“I could start imagining my makeup, all sorted out in the compartments, and all my lipsticks fitting it horizontally next to each other.”

– Mogla sam već početi zamišljati svoju šminku, svu lijepo poslaganu po njegovim odjeljcima, i sve ruževe okomito posložene, jedan do drugog.

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If shoes were furniture…

And the colour, doesn’t the red interior make it stunning and a bit more special? It also comes in white/red combo, but this one reminded me of the famous Louboutin Pigalle Follis black pumps with red soles. The mirror is a nice addition but to be honest I prefer a self-standing mirror to keep it closer when I apply mascara for example. Furthermore, the hinge that is supposed to hold the opening/closing mirror is placed on one side only, so the other side keeps wobbling upon mobilisation.

Da su cipele namještaj…

A boja tek, ne čini li ga crvena unutrašnjost još posebnijim? Dolazi još i u bijelo-crvenoj kombinaciji, no ova me podsjetila na famozne crne Louboutin Pigalle Follis cipele na petu s crvenom potplatom. Ogledalo je zgodan dodatak, ali da budem iskrena preferiram samostojeće ogledalo, da mi bude bliže kada nanosim maskaru na primjer. Štoviše, šarka koja bi trebala držati zrcalo za vrijeme dizanja/spuštanja postoji samo s jedne strane, tako da se onda druga malo ljuljuška za vrijeme pomicanja.

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia open mirror

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia makeup storage detail lipsticks

Another secret compartment

In the drawer (also red inside!) I keep mascaras, eyeliners and currently used face creams at hand. Makeup palettes (except the Urban Decay ones, which fit so well in the big compartment, next  to the big Ferrero box) are placed in the back but are still easily reachable. The only thing that wouldn’t fit are makeup brushes. Also, I like to keep lip pencils visible, so I put them all in respective Skurar candlesticks (also from Ikea) on the top of the vanity table.

Još jedan tajni pretinac

U ladici (također crvenoj iznutra!) pri ruci držim maskare, olovke za oči i kreme za lice koje trenutno koristim. Palete (osim Urban Decay komada, koje se tako dobro uklapaju u veliki odjeljak, pokraj velike Ferrero kutije) su posložene na njenom kraju, ali se i dalje mogu lako dohvatiti. Jedino što mi nije stalo su kistovi. Također, volim i olovke za usne držati u vidnom polju pa sam sve skupa stavila u zasebne Skurar držače za svijeću (također iz IKEA-e) na sami toaletni stolić.

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia drawer makeup storage

A ride for one

The table’s price was 69 euros, and I think it was a great price for its purpose. I placed it in my bedroom, near a big window extending to a balcony to have enough natural light when I do my makeup in the morning. Building it on my own lasted around an hour. Of course, it fits one chair underneath quite comfortably, but I’m afraid not much else could be placed there at the same time (I wanted to have an extra chest of drawers, but figured the table on its own could be enough).

Karta za jednu osobu

Cijena stola je 499 kuna, što mislim da je dobra cijena za njegovu svrhu. Smjestila sam ga u spavaću sobu, pokraj velikog prozora na koji se nastavlja balkon kako bih imala dovoljno prirodnog svjetla pri jutarnjem šminkanju. Sama sam ga sastavljala oko sat vremena. Naravno, ispod njega sasvim udobno stane samo jedna stolica, ali mislim da ništa više od toga ne može biti stavljeno ispod u isto vrijeme (htjela sam imati dodatan ladičar ispod, ali sam zaključila da bi mi sam stolić mogao biti dovoljan).

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia drawer makeup

IKEA Brimnes vanity desk Cydonia gloxinia flower

How do your vanity tables look like? Let me know in the comments!
/Kako izgledaju vaši stolići za šminkanje? Pišite mi u komentarima!

Cydonia :*

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