Monday, 29 June 2009

Makeup Storage, Tk Maxx & Bootsale.

When it comes to makeup storage i find it SO hard to find anywhere that has something suitable. I don't know if thats because im too fussy..
I always look in stationary shops & just never have any success.
At the end of the day, if it's your bedroom, you want it to look gorgeous :)

I accompanied my mum shopping today.
We went to TkMaxx (TJmaxx in america i think)
& the selection of storage is massive compared with anything i've seen before. They have SO many different styles , sizes & colours at the moment. I was actually torn between a few different things but i do not have the money to go all out and buy everything (even though i happily would have)
So i settled for this gorgeous set of silver draws.

The different drawers...I am SO pleased i found this. It's perfect, it even has the different compartments.
Before i went into Tkmaxx, i went into the pound shop to buy some latex gloves for self tanning...can you believe they sell them as a 25 pack? 25? we have 2 hands...Surely an even number would make more sense?
Anyway..
I found these little plastic drawers for £1, i don't think they are very pretty but they are very practical & inexpensive, & thinking i wouldnt find anything else, i picked up the last 2 they had.
So if you are on a bit of a budget, or are not too fussed with what your storage looks like i highly reccommend scouring the poundshop. :)


Also, in Tkmaxx they had these gorgeous little baskets. I wanted something like this to put all my body lotions/hairsprays/hair serums in.
They have SOO many different designs & sizes of these. Lots of cute floral ones for you Cath Kidston fans (even though these arent the real deal) & at £2.99 & £4.99 you can't go wrong.
Now onto my Sunday Bootsale finds...

It wasn't an overly successful trip, no makeup, no bath/body items. But some cute jewellery.

This necklace was 50p. It has a garden gnome, a fork & a little boot on it...SO cute, i love it.
This is how it hangs. Quite low, and don't panick..i know it looks silly with my outfit, but i was just modelling the length for you because im nice like that :)

This one was also 50p.
I got this because it's just damn cute.
Sorry for the boobylicious shot..but this is how it hangs. This one is quite alot shorter. I love it.
Then, i saw this book. & yes, i saw it & picked it up because it had my name on it, and then on further inspection i notice that it is infact all about everything i love & its such a fab book. There are so many tips & tricks that i'm thinking i will share with you all.
This was £1.
Bargainus!
And before i end this post. I will share with you a pair of sunnies i also picked up in Tkmaxx (seriously ladies...tkmaxx sunnies are amazing)
These are Vivienne Westwood (one of my favourite designers) & i fell in love with them.
But do you know what made me love them even more?
they were £19.99!
I am usually SO fussy with sunglasses. If you havent noticed already, i am petite..which means that i find watches to be a mission (as my wrists are tiny) & i also find it hard to get shades to fit my head! haha I actually really like the shape of these & they feel so unbelievably comfy..maybe because i am used to cheap £2 ones from Primark.
I havent ever owned a decent pair. So these will be my special ones. haha
My mum also picked up some amazing roberto cavalli ones.


Have a goofy picture...
What do you use for storing your makeup & where do you buy it?
Hope you're having a lovely evening ladies. How blummin amazing was the weather today? 30 degrees! Loving it but feeling a tad sticky.

42 comments:

  1. Ohmigod everything you bought is just gorgeous!! I have that book too, it's one of my favourites, it covers lots and lots of things from styling yourself to styling your house! :) xoxo Anna

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  2. oooo i have those baskets :D! i ♥ TK maxx i swear i could spend all day rummaging!
    Outfit looks gorgeous from what i can see of it too! xxx

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  3. I love you, I love your blog, and I LOVE your new storage :D I'd love to see a piccie of it all full up with your stash...that's a lot of love for one comment ;) xxxxxxxx

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  4. £1 for that A to Zoe book is amazing! I bought it for like £15! It's really good :)

    I love them Cath Kidston style baskets- I'm going to have to buy some!

    I keep my make-up in a set of drawers from Laura Ashley at WHSmiths xoxox

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  5. You found some vivs at tkmaxx!? No way! Mine only has shitty ones =( I love tkmaxx for interior stuff though, I'm going to go crazy in there when i move out =)
    xxxxx

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  6. omg i have those little white drawers for £1, i bought two sets and glued them together :) xx

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  7. I love your little set of drawers, it's so cute! I just have a plain one from Ikea... The shades are fab too! xxx

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  8. It looks like TKMaxx has much better stuff than T.J. Maxx in the United States! I am very jealous. <3

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  9. I love those drawers from tk maxx!! Soo cute! I keep my make up in drawers from ikea that i decorated myself! :) xXx

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  10. Amazing purchases - especially the set of silver draws and baskets!

    The gnome necklace is sooo cute <3

    I LOVE that book.

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  11. very cute buys! and i love those shades on you!

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  12. Love it all! particularly the baskets, sunnies and gold necklace, gorgeous! xx

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  13. loving everything youv'e got - you get some fab bargains!

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  14. great post Zoe and great haul:D everything is fabulous, i am considering driving 20 miles to my nearest TX Maxx tmw for a good rummage......well it would be rude not to, in these recession times, we all have to our bit for the economy and if i just happen to benefit from it then so be it :D :D :D :D :D xx

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  15. Cant believe u got the book for £1 thats fantastic! I paid like 18 or something pounds for it when it first came out eek, Rachel Zoe is one of my favourite stylists =)

    Great buys! Jealous! =)

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  16. i love that book
    great finds
    xxx

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  17. love the vivienne westwood sunnies! I've been surprised at what TKMaxx has in the glasses range bit never seen them!

    I also LOVE the bootsale blogs. I use to be such an avid bargain hunter but got a bit lazy recently. Will have to wake up early one Sunday and see what I can find but my dad did come back with some GHDs for £5 once!

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  18. Those sunnies are amazing! I love Vivienne Westwood too.

    It'd be really great if you could share some of the tips in the book - it seems so good :)

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  19. I have the nearly the same nekleace as the kissing kids but in gold and without the printing:) I love it!!! I am hunting fr the Style A to Zoe book as Rachel Zoe look is so hot!!! I am lovign your blog missy!!

    I gave you little award on my blog so come and check it out!!! xxx

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  20. haha 25 gloves? that's just too silly.

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  21. Love, love, love those shades!
    Too cute!!! Looks like you found some great deals!
    Send some good shopping vibes my way!

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  22. i love the baskets! im looking for a cute jewlerry box atm, i might just go check out tkmaxx. i barely even glance at it, but vivienne westwood shades! i think it might just become my new favourite shop! do share the tips from the book, i love beauty books!

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  23. I have those white drawers and I agree they ain't pretty but their damn useful! I have 6 in total which means 18 different categories of make up...but I'll stop there 'cos I'm flaunting my OCD for all to see!

    Beautiful sun glasses :-)

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  24. all of those boxes are SO cute!! id love to see pics of your makeup IN them.. im weird like that haha!! its fun to see others collections :) and i looooove that little outfit you have on! its adorable!

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  25. I need to get some drawers for storage because it's either in a big box under my bed, in a bag or out on my desk - when I'm trying to do my work. lol

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  26. I've only just started reading your blog but I love it already! So glad to see I'm not the only person whose mum gets them up at 7am to treck around a field bargain hunting! Keep up the good work x

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  27. I'm so jealous now! I purchased 3 storage units that are like yours, but they're pink. I bought them here in the US at Target and that's how I store my makeup. Love your blogs!

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  28. I love the silver drawers!! I'm going to check to see if the tjmaxx near me has them! And I love the sunglasses as well :)

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  29. adore the sunnies, they have that vintage look about them (: the drawers are so fab, i need a new set. which tk maxx do you go to ? xoxo

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  30. @Emily - I went to the one in Swindon - Wiltshire :)

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  31. Great haul, look forward to heading to tk maxx! x

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  32. i went to Swindon the other day when visiting family, we got sooo lost trying to get home lol
    xxx

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  33. I love TK Maxx sunglasses, I have two pairs from there, both Cavalli!

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  34. Thanks for following. I'm almost half way to 50 followers.
    I'll be having a HUGE contest when I get to 50 (or maybe before!)
    xx

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  35. I am 50..and i am checking out your blog....is that ...weird...but i love fashion and makeup..and stuff...I am 23 at heart...!! thanks for sharing your beautiful collection...love your blog!

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  36. It is TJMaxx here, when I first saw you mention Tkmaxx, I thought it was a typo, thats so odd how they're named differently haha.

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  37. Hi Zoe! Woah this is so far back in time, no one has commented for over 4 years! And by the way don't take me as a stalker i need some inspiration. Anyway just wanted to say ive been a subscriber from the start and i love reading these blogs with you talking about wether you will or will not make a youtube and now we just celebrated 4 million subscribers! I just wanted to say, if youre reading this, that since the day i first watched one of your videos, youve been my idol, not only have you inspired me to 'just say yes' but i am also a different person to what i would have been without you. I cant thank you enough and i shall be one of your many subsribers till the end. <3
    P.S mine twitter is @suggalicous and my name is jemima :)

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  39. Hey Zoe!
    I was wondering but you say you are tiny..
    I thought you were 5 foot 4 ? Thought i heard you say that in a video
    I'm just wondering because i am 5 foot 2.5 (1.58 meters? lol)

    Also, I really like those baskets, I'm Trying to find almost those exact same baskets for my make up and hair stuff.

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