Thursday, January 9, 2014

Muji Acrylic 5 Drawer Case for Lipstick Storage & Their New Flagship Store in Hollywood!

 Purchased by me. (Unaffiliated links)

Los Angeles was all abuzz when Muji opened a flagship store in Hollywood before the holidays in 2013, and I was among the happy people. I have wanted lots of things from Muji for quite some time, but wanted to see everything in the store rather than ordering online. I waited until after the holidays to go since the store is located on Hollywood Blvd.-- right in the tourist-mecca. The store is delightful, clean, and immaculately organized.  While there were many things that caught my eye, I was on a mission to find a few things to organize my makeup.
I had been thinking about the Muji Acrylic 5 Drawer Case (10.2" x 6.9" x 6.3") to house some of my lipsticks and lip glosses for quite a while, but didn't want to buy it sight unseen. Instead, I went to Muji armed with a pile of lipsticks to make sure that I felt it was an adequate solution. While it hardly holds all of my lipsticks and lip glosses-- it does hold many of my favorites. The drawers from this particular case are a touch too shallow to comfortably accommodate the Guerlain Rouge G Lipsticks-- you can manage to get the drawer to close, but if the Rouge G bullet moves around then the bulkier parts can trap the door shut (for this reason I don't store them in here).
 Top drawer: Tom Ford and Susan Thompson Cosmetics lipsticks and lip glosses
 Second drawer: Burberry lipsticks and lip glosses
 Third drawer: Giorgio Armani and Rouge Bunny Rouge lipsticks and lip glosses
 Fourth drawer: Le Métier de Beauté and By Terry lipsticks and lip glosses
Fifth drawer: Chanel lip glosses and lipsticks

How do you store your lipsticks? Are you satisfied, or are you looking for a better solution?

Overall assessment: We are very happy together.
$27.95 online and $23.95 in-store.
Purchased by me. Unaffiliated links. 
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18 comments:

  1. Love it! I've been looking for a way to organize my lippies better. I may have to take a trip down to Hollywood Blvd!

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    1. Hi Miranda, It's a pretty easy way to store lip pies, and it's really nice to be able to see what's in there at a glance. It's definitely worth checking out! It's on the corner of Hollywood and Sycamore near CVS-- they even have parking below accessed via Sycamore. They have lots and lots of attractive things for storing things! Let me know what you get if you end up going.! :-)

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  2. I have a MUJI 3-drawer one! I love how sleek it is and how I can see everything I own. It helps me use stuff I would ordinarily forget. I noticed also that the G's are not a good fit, which is a bummer, but I manage to shove them in. (and then go into an apopleptic rage when I can't reopen the drawer! :P)
    I LOVE seeing all your beautiful beautiful lip collection though. What a treat! You have some glorious lovely things in there!
    I swear, I can not leave a MUJI store without some doodad.

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    1. I looked at the 3 drawer as well, and decided to start out with just one for now-- it would be pretty easy to end up with too many of these if one wasn't careful. I found some nice storage trays in the kitchen section as well. It's hard not to get something in there! Yeah, those damn sculptural G's just don't want to be confined to small spaces. I believe that they would be happiest on a pedestal in a museum so that they could be appropriately worshipped! I hope that your new year is off to an amazing start!

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    2. LOL! Yes, the G's definitely feel they deserve a museum pedestal! <33
      It's been off to a great start, thank you! Hope yours as well, Helen!!!

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    3. They definitely demand it! I'm so glad to hear that your new year is off to a great start. Mine is off to a great start as well! xoxox

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  3. Those look very well-organized, and the drawer is a good system.

    I currently keep my lip products scattered about. There are a few in a box in the drawers under my bed, lots in a plastic file cabinet, and some in a plastic box on my nightstand. Someday I shall re-arrange and re-organize everything. :)

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    1. Hi Iris, It's definitely a good system. It's not too big and not too small. It houses lots of products, and it's so easy to find what you are looking for! A win-win for me. Don't get me wrong-- I, too, still have lip products scattered around. That said, it's really easy to locate some of my favorites now. I think that you might find something like this quite useful!

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  4. OMG!!! I need one of these. I need to organize my lippies too for I can't seem to use some for they are all scattered everywhere. This is a great organizer for lippie addicts like me =)

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    1. Hi Julie, These Muji 5 drawers are really great for organizing lippies! I am just thrilled with mine! Not only does it organize things so well, but it also is so easy to see everything at a glance! I highly recommend it! :-)

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  5. hallelujah! no more need to haul muji goods from taiwan! i currently store my lip items either in the Luxe Acrylic Modular Wide Drawer (12-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 2-1/2" h, so these might work better for your Guerlain) from the container store or i keep a few often used ones standing in the Large Acrylic Makeup Organizer along with in rotation eyeshadow palettes of the week.

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    1. Hi Chia-Yi! Isn't is great news, indeed?! Thank you for the tip-- the Luxe Acrylic Modular Wide Drawer is definitely a much better size for things like the Rouge G Lipsticks! Your system sounds fantastic-- I love that you rotate what you are using each week and store them in that organizer. That is such a great way to have the things that you are using both conveniently accessible and easy to see! :D

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  6. I'm a total container store junkie and love all things to do with organization. A whole muji store...oooooh I dunno what kind of heaven that would be!!! Love seeing all of your favorite, beautiful lippies here!!! Gorgeous collection - so glad you have a way to see view them all :-)

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    1. I LOVE The Container Store! I hope you get a Muji-- it is a wonderland of attractive organization solutions!!!! I'm glad that you liked seeing many of my favorite lippies! It really makes such a difference being able to see the contents! :D

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  7. I like how you organized your lipsticks, It's easy to see everything.! I might have to buy something similar but I like the current setup of my vanity so I'm torn. I invested on a huge dresser to store all my makeups because I don't want my counter looking cluttered. Decisions, decisions, decisions....

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    1. Hi Kath, I think that the Muji 5 drawer case is a nice addition to my collection because it allows me to select many of my favorite lipsticks and keep them together in an easy to see and reach place. I keep them on a little chest in my bathroom, and the rest of my stash is in the big built-in wall unit (cabinet and drawers). If it will just visually clutter up your vanity then maybe you don't really need it. On the other hand, you can always place it somewhere else for easy access-- that way you may be more likely to use some of your lipsticks and lip glosses that might otherwise get neglected since they aren't as easily seen. At least that was my justification for the purchase! I'm super happy with mine! :-)

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  8. you have amazing lippies! WANT

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