Room tour and make up storage ideas

Hello you gorgeous Fashionistas. You look particularly radiant today.

I have something a little different today:

A video tour of the room I would like to spend most of my time in,  the spare room that I turned into my beauty room. I could literally spend hours in there organising and reorganising, and playing with my make up.

Yeah, I am weird.


Anyway, here it is. Hopefully this video might give you some make up storage ideas.

The video is about 13 minutes, grab a cuppa or a lovely red and sit back.

Oh and can I just say: “HI!”  I forgot to do that in the video..


Just a few links and thank youz:

  • Quilt was made by my very clever daughter.
  • Dior shopping bag was sent to me by one of my lovely readers, Helena
  • The Fashionista original watercolour (you can see her on my blog header too) was painted by Jemma White
  • Acrylic tower by
  • Ikea purchases: Alex 9 drawer unit, Malm dressing table and stool, rug, frames, plant pot brush holders
  • Kmart purchases: Mirror, candle, fluffy cushions, copper light, copper lips moneybox and clock
  • Baskets by Reject shop
  • Drawer dividers by Daiso
  • Leather blog notebook by Scarab Rouge
  • See my Fullips review HERE
  • See my Vidal Sassoon Magic Curler Review HERE


Dressing table

I hope you enjoyed, let me know if there is anything else you would like to see.

Til next time,



About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

8 thoughts on “Room tour and make up storage ideas

  1. Wow, that’s a girls paradise!!! My tip for brushes in the bathroom is a toothbrush holder. I have a roll of brushes but my four faves have their own tooth brush holder for ease of access. I have a question about shelf life…do you need to get rid of ALL your makeup Barbe after 2 years? It looks like you’ve been collecting for a while. On the flipside it’s a good excuse for a shop up! I love your room and can’t wait for my own lady room, your prints are gorgeous.
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    1. Hiya Jen!
      This is my take on all things expiry dates and it is only my personal one.
      mascaras: 3 months. I really only use one mascara. The ones j have in my container are either gifts,or still unused, or if they are dried up they go in my hair drawer to touch up my roots.
      Anything Cream based: foundations, concealers lipsticks: you will know when they are off. In lipsticks the colour will separate or will smell a little off. That is when I throw away my lipsticks, not before.
      Anything powder based: I have eyeshadows and blushes that are over 20 years old. They are as good as the day I bought them and I will not throw them out just because the cosmetic companies tell me to.
      Pencils I will keep until they are dried up And break. Until then I will regularly sharpen them.
      If I use any of my make up on anyone else, I spray it with antiseptic or scrape off the lipstick just as they do with testers in stores.
      In short, if it looks different than before, if it smells funny it is probably off and it goes in the bin. Powdered shadows and blush I keep forever.
      Again this is my personal opinion, good question though!! And great tip re the toothbrush holder. X

      1. Valyn williams says:

        Hi Barb. Thankyou for showing me you’re lady’s room. You are so generous with you’re makeup knowledge ,I especially love you’re lipstick topic as I am a girl who also can’t live without my lippy. Wear it everyday .to work ,home,anytime of the day .

  2. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    Barbe I love your beauty room,you do have a very clever daughter for making you a quilt,lucky you I really enjoyed this thank you and I agree this candles from Kmart do smell amazing especially for $6 Xx

    1. Thank you so much for commenting Lisa! I am really proud of that quilt. How good are those candles??? I love them, will stock up over the weekend. xoxoxo

  3. I wish you could have seen my jaw dropping in delight and hear the squeals of rapture as I watched your video.
    This is my idea of personal space and quality time!
    Thanks heaps for sharing, Barbe. Informative and inspirational as usual. ?

    1. haha Jackie! glad you liked it. It is my happy place, i would rather sit in front of my mirror and play than go to the gym! (the size of my butt is evidence!) x

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