My New Digs!

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 11 - 2010

I work from home and my workspace has been stupidly crowded for as long as I can remember.  You know the scene, papers piled high, things ‘filed’ under other things…

I finally got a new desk and have been able to get my priorities straight and move all my makeup RIGHT NEXT TO ME! OMG!

You have no idea how little proper work I’ve gotten done since I moved my makeup within playing distance.  Mr. Lipglossiping is wondering when the book-keeping is gonna get done.  Right after I finish playing with this lipstick dear…. (or like, NEVER! – mwuahahaha!!)

Ain’t it spacious? *spreads self across desk*

Those drawers on the right.  That’s proper grown up pay the bills work stuff.  The rest? MAKEUP and SKINCARE and NAIL POLISH and HAIR STUFF and all the other important things.  I better do some work, I can feel a *side eye* from Mr. L. burning a hole in the back of my skull.

23 Responses to “My New Digs!”

  1. liloo says:

    omg, so tidy! well done :) you deserve that hot cuppa of tea and the bar of chocolate standing next to it. :0)

  2. That looks so neat. My makeup station is a disaster area.

  3. Mrs B says:

    Wow 😀 *lusts after your neatness* it’s all so pretty and organised 😀

  4. Sian says:

    Dangerous, very dangerous lady. LOVE the desk though, it’s HUGE!

  5. I love your set up, you’re so tidy! I’ve got tons of make up stuff on my desk, as well as my drawers full of make up and polishes next to my desk! :)

  6. Jo says:

    Haha… love it!!! You’ve so got your prioroties right, make up before anything else! 😛

    Is that a Mars bar I spy on your desk too? Shares!!!!!


  7. Janie says:

    A chocolate bar… is it a Wispa, or a Mars? and is that OPI Mad as a Hatter on the left?
    It’s like a dream!!! And four whole empty boxes for even more purchases :-)

  8. lenny says:

    love that your priorities lie with the make up! heh that desk is immense. is the wooden storage from ikea? x

  9. SoFrolushes says:

    I am obviously doing the wrong job. I wish I had a job that involved staying at home and working in my own sanctuary. I have a one of the small plastic stacked drawers. So useful. I will be buying some more very soon.

    Having makeup nearby is not a bad thing at all.

  10. OMG…awesome! You know, I totally ditched my workspace in my room to make space for my makeup to move out of the bathroom about a year ago! I have been so happywith the move, just like you! Not only is my makeup all spread out and where I can find it, but now, I do like NO work at home! LOL!!! I guess you really can’t do that tho since you have Mr. L and a work from home job! Love it hon! Great post! Laura

  11. Heather says:

    I love seeing pictures like this that showcase a little bit of your life :) LOVE the spacious desk–I love desks with plenty of leg room and desk space :) Congrats on being a hard working organizer :)

  12. Me again!

    So now, since I saw your post, I have spent the better part of this hour looking over ever site I could think of for the 3 & 9 drawer organizers you have there! I have seen them a million times in MU ORG vids and can’t, for the life of me, remember where the heck they come from! I would love to have them span the back wall of my vanity beneath my mirror! If you, or another reader, could hook me up with a link, I would greatly appreciate it! :) My email is THANK YOU SO MUCH! Laura

  13. Nicola says:

    aww your so organized… i miss having ‘space’ altogether… everything is small and compact in Japan! >.<

  14. Redtiger21 says:

    Heeheee!! Great idea! When I was at high school my homework desk was also my dressing table, so I was forever stopping my revision *just to check* my makeup still works!!

  15. I dont know what Im more jealous of – all the makeup, or all the makeup storage solutions!

  16. Isa says:

    Hello sweetness!
    Today I received my prize and I am very happy:)
    Look, I am always available to give you the flashy liner Sephora:) just to tell me the color you want:)
    Big kiss
    Thanks for the opportunity you’ve offered!

  17. Lillian says:

    Oooh wow, so huge a stash! Where did you get the wooden storage things from?

  18. Lauren says:

    It looks really organised. Get you! Hope the make-up is not too much of a distraction x

  19. gio says:

    I love it, everything looks so neat and organized!

  20. Could you please come over and organise my study, pleeeeeaaaaaseeee!?

  21. Dv says:

    Mmmm, you’re desk looks delicious! I love neat and stuffed desks, i dunno why haha. I got my giveaway (quite a while ago actually, but this is late :/) thanks, the card was sweet! :)

  22. @liloo – hands off the chocolate 😉

    @Jeweled Thumb – It’s only neat on the surface :/ Those drawers are hiding a multitude of makeup storage sins!

    @MrsB – Thank you!

    @Sian – I know! I love having space! My old desk was teeny tiny!

    @SoVeryFabulous – I’m not *that* tidy. The big ol’ mess ontop of the drawers is a hint of what lies inside! It’s nice to reorganise though!

    @Jo – Wispa Wispa Wispa – no sharing allowed!

    @Janie – Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner… it IS a Wispa. But I’m still not sharing! And yes, it’s Mad as a Hatter sat next to CG Channelesque. It’s 3 drawers now, I found some more polishes! xx

    @Jenny – It is! Now discontinued though :( Called Fira, don’t know why they discontinued *sigh*

    @SoFrolushes – Those little drawers (my nail polish drawers) were on offer in Asda last week… I think they’re down to £4 at the moment. It is lovely to work from home, but quite often takes more discipline than I can muster!

    @Laura – When it’s all completely organised, it should be much easier for me to find everything (hopefully!). I did email you, but incase anyone else is interested… The drawers are Fira from Ikea, but they’re just been discontinued – boo!

    @Heather – Thank you! Desk space is a wonderful thing!

    @Nicola – oh no! but on the flipside, loads of stuff over there is ultra cute!

    @Redtiger21 – LOL@Checking to see if your makeup still works. Is that what we do? Not playing… checking. I’ll remember that!

    @SilhouetteScreams – LOL, I may has a *little* makeup problem 😉

    @Isa – So glad you got it safely, much love my friend x

    @Lillian – They’re Ikea (but discontinued) – boo. I recommend the little filing cabinet though, that’s Helmer at Ikea (£20) x

    @Lauren – It’s a beautiful massive distr….. sorry, what was I saying? Lipstick got in the way. xx

    @Gio – Thank you!

    @OxfordJasmine – No! it’s boring! How the heck did you move a whole house huh?

    @Dv – You’re welcome xx

  23. […] of my makeup is split between five old-style Ikea FIRA chests and a couple of Ikea HELMERS.  When Ikea discontinued the FIRA, makeup-loving hearts were […]

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