Monday, February 20, 2012

Makeup Storage & Organization: Lori Greiner Deluxe

Hi Bellas,

It's a new year and one of my early resolutions was to cut out the clutter and get organized, especially when it comes to my personal makeup!  I've gone through numerous solutions that just didn't work - Sterilite drawers, container store organizers, drawer inserts...they just didn't cut it.  

I scoured the internet for ideas and kept running across Lori Greiner's name.  She's a storage/organization guru featured on QVC and I saw quite a few Blog Posts and YouTube videos on her products.  By chance we happened to meet on a twitter and I've got a great opportunity to share a review of one of her products.  If you're a makeup junkie like me and you're looking for some practical storage solutions, this post is definitely for you!

Check out the video!

I have a problem with storing my personal cosmetics.  Oftentimes, they're tucked away in various drawers, bags, and train cases.  I forget what I have because I never see it.  I need something that's sturdy, looks nice, and is easily accessible.  The first item I found was Lori Greiner's Cosmetics Spinning Organizer just from random Google and Amazon searches.  It's also a great option and very affordable.  I could have definitely used this in college! 
Then I came across the Lori Greiner Deluxe Wood Cosmetic Box which I just think looks a bit nicer and holds more.  I was also happy to see tons of YouTube videos on both.  I've found a solution to my makeup organization needs!

Luxury Deluxe Wood Cosmetic Box with Mirror by Lori Greiner

Available for $76 at www.QVC.com
  • Available in 4 wood shades:  white, oak, walnut and cherry - I picked the darkest shade which is walnut
  • Deluxe wood/wood veneers
  • Magnetic features in doors and knobs
  • Measures approximately 14" x 11-1/2" x 8-1/4"
Product Photos





Here's What Mine Looks Like - I chose the Walnut Shade.  This is what it looks like closed up.
All of the drawers are open...you can slide them out mid-way or all the way out.
Lippie Section
Middle Section
Left Section
Right Section
All Opened Up

PROS
  • The product is sturdy and high quality - you can tell it will last
  • Built in Mirror at the top
  • Drawers are lined so they are easily cleaned if you have cosmetic spills
  • Underneath each drawer there is felt lining so that you don't scratch the tops of other drawers when you slide them in and out
  • Nice classic look - looks gorgeous on your vanity.  I have mine sitting on my bathroom counter.
  • Compact - smaller than I thought it would be which is good!  Doesn't take up a lot of surface space
  • Convenient drawers/cubbies/slots to keep all your products standing up and not falling all over the place
  • Holds a lot!
  • Once you open the vanity you can see all your products...makes you use your makeup a lot more!
  • Magnets keep drawers closed 
CONS
  • Can get heavy if you're trying to move it, no handle
  • A bit of an investment at $76
  • I wish it was available in an espresso or black color to match my decor :)
  • It's hard to get some products to fit in some of the pre-fitted slots, i.e. lipsticks in the back of the lipstick holder and compacts in the slotted compact drawer
  • If you're a makeup junkie, you won't be able to fit all your makeup in here
Final Thoughts
I truly love this makeup organizer.  It's made my life so much easier.  I'm such a sucker for organization and I truly believe that your life is more calm and happy when you've got space and your items are all in place.  I also think that in order to use your products, you have to see them.  This cosmetic organizer has allowed me to keep my personal cosmetics in plain site, but I can conveniently close the box to hide everything away but it still looks nice!  I think it even makes my bathroom counter look like it has an upgrade lol.  My friends and boyfriend have all seen this case and everyone loves it!

The piece is a bit of an investment at $76, but honestly I haven't found anything that's comparable to it.  I think we've all gone through our cheaper storage solutions such as the Sterilite Drawers - and found that they end up looking dingy and breaking down after time.

Keep in mind, if you're a makeup junkie like me, you're not going to be able to fit in all of your makeup in this box.  However, I'm able to place my most loved and most used items in there.  I find that this forces me to condense my collection.  When I do my makeup, I can work straight out of Box without having excess clutter on my counter.  It holds enough to give me options without looking like a makeup train exploded on my vanity.  I definitely recommend this to everyone!

You can find this product at www.QVC.com

FTC Disclosure:  Products sponsored for review.  I am not affiliated with this company and not paid to make this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

7 comments:

Shalini Dhillon said...

Hey Ren, these are indeed great ideas especially for those with less space...

Rabi said...

wow it looks really nice. But its bad as you said its hard to move .

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Gellie Abogado said...

And this made me want to finally organize my makeup :P

tinaschatline said...

Where do you put your pallets?

Threcia said...

Wow ... this looks so so ... organized and easy on the eyes! I'd love to purchase one!

Agnes said...

Gorgeous! What a perfect system to store your make-up.

LadyC said...

Hi Ren! I am desperately trying to find something to organise my make up, and this looks like the perfect solution! But I can not order it anywhere :( Is it already discontinued? Can you help me find it somewhere? I would be soooo grateful!
Chloe from belgium, europe