18 October 2014

The Muji Files | Part 1

Muji Files 1

When it comes to storing your beauty products there is no denying that the appeal of the much hyped about acrylic storage from Muji is one that is hard to avoid. For a while I held off but then one day I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase two draws of my own; the rest is quite simply history. Upon closer inspection of my content recently I have noticed that I have never really alluded to my beauty storage and indeed my collection on a whole therefore I thought that I would kill two birds with one stone as it were and combine both within a mini blog series therefore welcome to The Muji Files Part 1!

Kicking things off I'm starting off with my top draw because you know I'm all about the base, about the base...check me out with a current music reference there albeit the different spelling! Back to make up rather promptly I tend to store anything here that is a base product such as primers, concealers and of course foundations as they are the first things I use in the morning when I apply my make up after I have moisturised. Some of my favourite items within this draw consists of the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer which has to be one of my favourite high street concealers to date; paired up with the Seventeen Phwoaar Paint you have a pretty good combo here for helping to cover dark circles. The only thing I feel that I do need to mention is that before using Phwoaar Paint I really do have to ensure that I have used a hydrating eye cream beforehand as I do find it prone to sinking into any creases.

A big shout out goes out to the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation and NARS Sheer Glow which are two of my up-most favourite foundations that I have tried since I started my blog. Firstly I can't ignore the price tag of these as they're not cheap however I have been so impressed with these two and would without a doubt re-purchase them when they eventually run out. In comparison I have a much more affordable foundation option in the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation which I would go as far to say that it is my favourite from the high street that I have ever tried. For me I find that it provides a light to medium coverage that blends really well and feels light on my skin; it is an almost perfect match for my skin tone which makes it one of my favourite budget beauty buys.

I also like to store foundation samples here too as I'm a big believer in trying a sample of a product before buying them, that is of course if it is possible to do so. At the moment I have a few samples from Lancome and have also more recently picked up a little sample of the DiorSkin Star which is beautiful! Quickly rounding up this post I have a few primers that I tend to go between with no real loyalty to any if I'm honest, they're all pretty good however I think I'm still looking for the one that works for me. A worthy mention here does go out to Benefit Porefessional Primer which I think works better for me in comparison to the NARS Radiance Enhancing Primer.
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39 comments

  1. Love this post! That Laura Mercier Foundation is the bees knees.

    Books & Novelties

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  2. Homebase have an extensive range of acrylic storage at a fraction of the cost of Muji :-)

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  3. Hopefully this series will give me some storage inspiration..fingers crossed!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  4. I love Muji acrylic storage but I've also bought some items on ebay, very similar and much cheaper! x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

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  5. I've always wanted to try the Muji storage..but this post has given me a lot of inspiration! thank you!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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  6. Daisy Churchward19 October 2014 at 09:55

    Dior Star foundation is pretty good, I also have a sample! How do you find it? I tend to feel like it changes colour after applying though!


    daisychurchward.co.uk

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  7. Lovely products! I'm excited for more posts in the series :) I recently got a sample of NARS sheer glow and am really loving it! It's making me want it even more!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  8. I love the seventeen stay time! It's super pale and works a treat! I'm excited for this series! I really want the Nars Sheer Glow!

    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  9. NARS Sheer glow is my absolute favourite. I had a weird phase through summer where the shade didn't match but now it does I've fallen back in love with it! Great post idea, I have to admit I was anti Muji for such a long time but I can't imagine myself without them now!

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  10. I love Muiji storage! Think I might have to treat myself to some when I move out again next year! xo

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  11. Looks so organized, I need that. I love Sheer Glow too x

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  12. Loooooove the look of your perfectly organized drawer, the base one is always my favourite too!!! :) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  13. What a great idea for a series Amy, love it! I've just bought two more drawer sets and some brush pots - my collections getting a bit crazy! I really wanna get my hands on the Laura Mercier foundation, I've heard amazing things!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  14. I love foundation samples although they rarely seem to be in a shade that suits my skintone :/
    I really want to try Revlon's Nearly Naked, I think that may be next on my list of bases to try :) Lovely post Amy!!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I really need to pick up a sample of Dior Star foundation, I've been wanting to try it for ages. I think I'll pick it up soon since Sephora is having their VIB sale in the next couple of weeks I think.


    I've also been wanting to get a couple Mujis, my makeup storage is currently overflowing, and I would love to be a bit more organized

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  16. OOH! I love bases! I'm jealous that I don't live in a place where a Muji is easily accessible. Cool concept as a series!


    Tiff | AMtoPM

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  17. Thanks Tiffany! Muji is pretty popular but in all honesty any acrylic storage is the same :) x

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  18. It's worth picking up a sample just in case as it's a lot to spend otherwise. Muji really does help you to stay more organised I find :) x

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  19. Aww :( I used to find that but I think I'm getting better at finding more suitable shades for myself. Nearly Naked is so good although perhaps the L'Oreal Infallible would be better for you? There's a much bigger shade range :) xx

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  20. Thank you so much Megan! The foundation is so good, I dread running out of it though as I picked mine up in the House of Fraser sale haha! x

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  21. ooo really, I think the blush one is my favourite :) xx

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  22. Me too Coco, Sheer Glow is such a beautiful base x

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  23. You should definitely take a look! The storage is great but they also do some other really quirky things too in there x

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  24. It took me a while to cave into Muji too although I have to say I'm so glad I did! x

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  25. Thank you Jodie! I'm excited for it too! x

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  26. Thank you Tasha! Sheer Glow is gorgeous, keep an eye on Asos as you can buy it off there and often you can use discount codes x

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  27. It's certainly visually appealing :) x

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  28. Oh really? Now I have to say I haven't noticed that myself, I will pay closer attention next time I use it x

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  29. Yes! I have to say I wish I had looked on eBay beforehand, only because it is cheaper x

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  30. Thanks Simone, that is a place I never tend to go to however I will bear it in mind now xx

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  31. Thank you so much! I quite like it too :) x

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  32. Isn't it just! It's one of my all time favourites x

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  33. I know, I just really miss having a Muji close by. They're so good for everything. Like a Uniqlo, only for everything!

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  34. Yeh it is pretty good :) hopefully you get access to a store near you soon.

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