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Beauty Storage Wars: Guest Blogger

We’re all too aware of how insane magazine deadlines can be, which is why we’re amazed how editors can muster up the energy to blog in their spare time. And yet, somehow they do. This week, Nykia Spradley and Ayren Jackson-Cannady, the expert duo behind Gloss Daily, the Ladies’ Home Journal beauty blog, are on board for five days of expert tips, product recommendations, and more. First up: how to de-clutter your vanity.

There comes a point in every beauty junkie’s life when things start spiraling out of control. Your arsenal of products has the makings of an episode of “Hoarders” and the desire for more slowly outweighs any organizational judgment. It’s time for an intervention.

A few months ago we found ourselves at rock bottom. Products were spilling over everywhere. It was time to get clean. We headed to the Container Store for some assistance. Because our space is so limited, we needed something small enough to sit on a table top, but functional enough to fit everything. Here’s how it turned out.

You’d be surprised how not so ordinary accessories can double as awesome storage for your beauty goodies. Here are some ideas:


1.     Jonathan Adler Jet Set Coasters, $48

Yep, these are coasters, but the curved shaped is perfect for corralling loose bobby pins.

2.     Jamie Young Lighting Small Etched Hurricanes, $184

Pretty candle holders are perfect for storing makeup brushes.

3.     Macbeth Collection Tool Kaddy, $48

Since you may not ever use an actual handy tool, use a caddy for your hair tools. 

4.     Dabney Lee Personalized Large Lucite Tray, $130

Lucite trays serve as an great base for a pretty not just practical makeup table.

5.     Pool Hana Floral 3-Drawer Organizer, $22

Hide your not-so-pretty beauty items in drawers.

6.     Jonathan Adler Pig Butter Dish, $68

Instead of hiding this ridiculously cute butter dish in the fridge, use it to stash small items like lipglosses and lipsticks.

7.     Bohemian Paisley Superstorage Lap Desks, $79

Use the hardtop to display everyday items inside is a ton of storage space. 

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