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Storing My Cruelty-Free Stash

I am a hoarder.

I'd love to be one of those people who keeps everything really minimal and uncluttered, but I'm not.

I've always found it difficult to throw things away because I think 'What if?' 'I could use it for...' 'I used to love that..' and then it always gets thrown in a box under the bed, and only comes out when I attempt my next clear-out.

But my everyday stuff? Well, that takes pride of place. So when the lovely people at MakeSpace asked me if I wanted to share my storage solutions, I thought, why not?

(MakeSpace do the whole storage thing for you, which I think is an excellent idea. Do people know if there are any similar companies in the UK?)

Everyday Make-Up


Contents: My Face

Most of my make-up lives in a small box under the bed but I keep my everyday stuff close to hand. I get up at 5:30am during the week and I really don't think properly at that time so day  who does?!  so I like everything to be where I can just grab it and go.

All, that is, except my everyday lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect, which lives in my bag so I can apply it on the train  when I remember. There's been many a time when I've rocked up to the office wearing a full face of make-up and bare lips. Lovely.

(Btw I got the make-up bag from Waldo Pancake years ago and it remains one of my favourite things! It's incredibly sturdy and I do love a sassy caption.)

In my everyday make-up bag: 

  • Soap & Glory Sunshield Superfluid
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in 0.5
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral
  • NYX Lush Lashes Mascara XXL
  • NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade in 03 Brunette
  • Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in First Love
  • theBalm Schwing Liquid Liner
  • Pixi Eye Pencil in Graphic Griege*
  • NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Lace Detail

Everyday Bathroom Products

In The Bathroom

My skincare and some of my shower products are all shoved in a box, which was actually my mother's excellent idea (she got sick of seeing my stuff strewn everywhere, and to be honest I can't blame her). I basically just chuck everything in there without a thought, so about once a week or so I reorganise it all and make sure that whatever I have is still being used.

Everyday bathroom favourites:

  • Avril Body Oil*
  • Superdrug Nail Polish Remover
  • Soap & Glory Hand Food
  • Soap & Glory Flake Away
  • Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist*
  • Antipodes Juliet Brightening Gel Cleanser
  • Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go*
  • Avril Organic Deodorant*
  • Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask*
  • LUSH Greased Lightning
  • Yes To Cucumber Moisturiser
  • Superdrug Contact Lense Fluid
  • Laidbare Eye Cream*
  • Antipodes Eye Cream*
  • LUSH Ultrabland


How do you store your stash? Are you a hoarder like me? Let me know in the comments!

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at beth.toasty@gmail.com

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