Cleaning up for Christmas

With the year drawing to a close, it’s good to get organised so you can enjoy get-togethers with peace of mind.

If you often find your small make up items sprawled all over your dresser or even your room like me, I’ve found a nifty storage solution from MUJI that doesn’t take up much space!

This plastic unit comes with six drawers and are the perfect size for all your small cosmetic and beauty items. I filled my drawers starting with items that I use commonly at the top such as creams and blotters, followed by concealer/ foundation/ eye shadows/ primers in the next drawer. Below that would be the blushers, followed by lip colours. Essentially, all in the order in which I use them from top to bottom.

I probably don’t have enough many personal items to fill each drawer, but for size reference, here are some photos:

Each drawer comes with one removable divider and even fits the thick tarte cheek stain perfectly!

Many lip colours with plenty of space to spare! And the more amazing thing is that should you not have so much vertical space, you can rearrange the drawers to sit horizontally:

In Singapore, the MUJI set of drawers are priced at S$39. Just nice for a Christmas gift for someone or even yourself :)

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‘Mark my words’ collection and other cool stuff

Signed up for a stall space at a Creme Creative Market bazaar at the Cathay yesterday. Though most stalls were occupied by established local brands, I decided to give it a go when asked since that would give me a deadline to finally finish some of the things I’ve been wanting to make for the longest time.

So there it is, my simple and last-minute set-up:

On the left are some clutches made by an overseas artist which I love like crazy. Decided to bring in a few extra since I felt that people here would love them too and they definitely did! The large bronze laptop clutch (see previous post) was also on display for custom size orders and the navy blue and orange pouches are part of my latest brainwave – the start of the ‘mark my words’ collection.

For a few months I’ve been meaning to make these totes and pouches that allow for fun and re-labelling with alphabet stickers. Not only do these make great gifts with custom messages, but they’re excellent for organising your stuff too!

The vinyl alphabet stickers are removable and re-stickable times infinity (somewhat like car decal stickers) and I had to work with a custom printer to get them done (thanks for your patience Ken!)

Each pouch comes with a satin lined interior – hot pink for the vermillion pouches and turquoise for the navy blue.

It was a mad rush mass sewing these pouches the day before and didn’t get down to all the colour combinations and sizes I wanted to make but will be working on those shortly!

If you’re interested in purchasing or distributing, do email me at sayhi@micheleng.sg! :)

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