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January 17, 2023

Best Beauty Organizers Umbra Bellwood Organizer Tower

I’m back with a beauty organization roundup! Keeping all my beauty products organized has definitely been an ongoing challenge over the years. So many of you have asked for a beauty organization post wondering how I store all my beauty products and the short answer is I’m still figuring it all out.

Beauty Organization How to Clean Diptyque Jars

I’ve loved and used the Ikea Alex Drawers, Billy Bookcases, a number of larger acrylic beauty boxes, Muji acrylic organizers, things from The Container Store and Amazon – you name it! I still store things in the Ikea Alex Drawers (tall and wide ones). The best large acrylic beauty containers I’ve found unfortunately are from brands that are no longer around (like the Original Beauty Box and Glamboxes). I also love repurposing the Diptyque candle jars to hold pencils, mascaras, brushes, pens etc.

The main problem I’ve found with the large storage units whether it’s an acrylic box or large drawer unit is that if anything is stacked or put in a drawer out of sight it gets neglected. While I couldn’t possibly use up everything in my stash I still like to rotate things. Having a nice display or smaller organizers helps me edit my current rotation to keep certain things top of mind.

Omorovicza Peachy Micellar Cleansers

A lot of these are organizers are great to store my daily must-haves or go-to’s like foundations, concealers etc. and keeps them within easy reach too! If you’re looking for organizers that won’t break the bank and that will keep things somewhat edited this post is for you!

Umbra Organizers

Umbra Glam Cosmetic Organizer ($25) is a really nice affordable option. By this time I’ve tried a few of the Umbra organizers and think they’re well made. This Glam organizer comes in a white option and they also have it in a different configuration for Hair Tools. You can find it at a number of places like Umbra, Nordstrom, West Elm, Amazon.

See the Umbra Glam organizer in action here.

Umbra Glam Organizer via The Beauty Lookbook


Umbra Cascada Cosmetic Organizer ($25, available at Umbra, Amazon, West Elm)* is another style with a spinning base. It can also double as an organizer for office supplies on your desk. The compartments are on the narrower side so it won’t fit larger bottles of perfume or skin care, but it’s great to store and display other beauty items.

See the Cascada Organizer in action here.

Umbra Cascada Organizer via The Beauty Lookbook


Bellwood Organizer ($45)* is another one from Umbra. This is super easy to assemble and is great for small spaces. Looks clean and streamlined. They also make a matching Caddy ($25).

Best Beauty Organizers Umbra Bellwood Organizer Tower

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Target Acrylic Round Desktop Organizer - Project 62

I recently made a Target run and found quite a few organizing options. They have a great storage system with different size bins in their Brightroom Collection. I bought quite a few to organize products. The only downside is that it can get a bit expensive to design the exact configuration you want.

Target Project 62 Acrylic Round Desktop Organizer ($15 each) is a spinning organizer designed for the office but also works for beauty products! It’s a small-medium size which means it won’t take up a huge amount of space on your vanity, counter or desk. Measures about 7.98 inches wide and 7.26 inches tall.

See it in action here.

Target Brightroom Bathroom Spinning Turntable ($25) is another one I picked up. I haven’t used this one yet as it’s on the larger side and takes up quite a bit of room. It measures 10.9 inches wide 5 inches deep and it’s pretty good quality. You can probably find similar options on Amazon for less. They also carry a 2-tier spinner with dividers.

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Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Acrylic Spinning Desktop Organizer

Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Teen both have a great selection of organizers for the desk and bathroom. They have a lot of gorgeous solid lacquered wood organizers and towers. They are on the expensive side but one that caught my eye is the Pottery Barn Acrylic Home Office Lazy Susan (on sale for $47.99 and with code EXTRA for 20% off clearance). This is an even smaller organizer measuring 7 inches in diameter and 7.5 inches tall. It’s pricey for what it is but well-constructed and good quality.

Pottery Barn, West Elm and PB Teen Solutions


Amazon Finds

Amazon Beauty Organizer Review Beauty Lookbook

There are so many options Amazon! I ordered a Rotating Makeup Organizer ($28.98) a while ago and really like it. The quality could be better as it’s a really lightweight plastic but I like the size and it works. There are moveable shelves that are easy to adjust. Makes it convenient to customize! The downside with having that much surface area is that it does tend to collect dust and debris, but that is the case with pretty much everything.

See it in action here.


I really like the mDesign boxes with a hinged lid. They come in a clear and cream version. Love that they’re stackable but since I want to be able to see things I try not to go crazy with the stacking. I keep my lash curlers, cotton and mini perfumes in these but the options are endless! They also have these in wider or taller configurations.

mDesign Plastic Storage Boxes


I also picked up a couple of the Spice Racks which make for a nice display. They are very lightweight but it’s functional and I like they way they look. There are a few configurations including a Corner Rack you can put together side by side if you want a wider display.

See the display in action here.

Amazon Spice Racks Beauty Display


Also really like these Tiered Riser Shelves to display and store perfumes.

Tiered Acrylic Stand Amazon

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Ikea Finds

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Ikea Godmorgon Storage Box

I’ve featured the Ikea Godmorgan Box ($22.99) a few times in the past and mine has still held up after 5+ years. Mine is a clear version which they don’t make anymore. The current one has a slightly smoky tint but the design is still the same. This is a nice larger style box and is compatible with a lot of their bathroom drawers. Some of the inserts are removable too.

The same Godmorgan Line also has a Mini 2-Drawer Chest ($14.99) and Box Set with Lids ($17.99).

See it in action here.


Muji Acrylic Pieces

Modern California Loft | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least a quick shout out for Muji. They make some of the best acrylic storage. I own lots from them and the acrylic is very well made. I’ve owned some for 10+ years and they still look as good as the day I got them. There are some light scratches but considering the amount of use they’ve gone through it’s very durable.

The above photo is from my older home office when we lived in San Diego. I still have 5 Drawer Units (I stacked them 2 high) these but they’re in a beauty closet. Also available in other configurations and depths like the 3 Drawer Unit.

This mini 3 Tiered Stand is also from Muji. It holds a small amount of things but makes for a cute mini display!

Muji Acrylic 3 Tier Stand

Yamakazi Home

Diptyque Candle Repurpose and Yamakazi Home Caddy Storage

Also thanks to one of my readers who commented below Yamakazi Home makes great storage solutions. Especially for small spaces. Andrew has a few of their stands (one in his bathroom). I also love their Bath Caddy (small and large) and just ordered a Rolling Bathroom Cart.

A few more options rounded up below!

Beauty Organizers

1 tower / 2 caddy / 3 boxes with lid / 4 small caddy / 5 half moon box / 6 spinning tower / 7 acrylic spinner / 8 rack / 9 Five-drawer / 10 gold & marble spinner / 11 three tier stand / 12 clear box / 13 smoked box / 14 small desktop spinner / 15 larger spinner


What are your favorite beauty organizers? Do you have smaller organizers? A large one? Several large ones? Would love to hear about your favorite finds!


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January 19, 2022

Amazon Beauty Organizer Review Beauty Lookbook

Continuing my home features with a roundup of some of my organization and storage favorites! As a beauty blogger I go through a lot of product testing and keeping everything organized is quite the challenge! I keep the vast majority of products in a beauty closet in Ikea Alex drawers and shelves with clear storage bins. I also have storage in my bathroom.

There are staples and things I use frequently that I like to have quick and easy access to. Being able to see things displayed also helps me find things faster when I’m pulling things for a makeup look, tutorial or comparisons (versus having things stored in a drawer). If you’re looking for some ideas on how to display or store your products, I’m rounding up storage solutions I love.

Rotating Beauty Tower

Amazon Beauty Organizer Review Beauty Lookbook

I ordered one of the Rotating Makeup Organizers on Amazon. There are tons of options from a wide range of brands and I picked up this one. It comes flat packed and is super easy to assemble. Quality is decent for the price, but it’s not the most sturdy or thick compared to the pricey acrylic organizers. This one has adjustable insert shelves for each side and also comes with small locking rings to hold the shelves in place. It holds a lot of product although I wouldn’t put super heavy things on the shelves. I like it! It’s functional, very affordable and lightweight.

Spinning Acrylic Lipstick Tower

Lipstick Makeup Storage Ideas

I have a ton of lipsticks stored in these 24-Lipstick Acrylic Organizers in drawers but I found Impressions Vanity Lipstick and Powder Spinner with Drawers more functional. Sold out at Impressions Vanity but still available at Wayfair ($89.99). It’s more expensive than what you’ll find at Amazon but the quality is really good and I think all their acrylic organizers are well made and worth it. This one has holders on the side for pencils or brushes. It also has horizontal slots for compacts (which I use for more lipsticks) and also drawers.

Ikea Godmorgon Box

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I purchased the Ikea Godmorgon Box with Compartments a few years ago and love it. Mine is the clear version which is no longer available but they still carry it in a clear smoked color. I love the quality – it has held up a lot better than I anticipated! I like that the compartments are removable. I like their other products in the Godmorgon lineup too.

Ikea Godmorgon Storage Box

Ikea Godmorgon Storage Box

Snapware Snap and Stack

Snapware Snap 'N Stack Portable Organizer

My little Olive and June box for storing hand and nail essentials has been a tried and true for a long time but I’ve found I needed something bigger. I saw this Snapware box on @overglowedit’s highlights and ordered it immediately! The box comes in a few size options. Mine is the 2 tier Snapware Snap and Stack Portable Organizer (14.1 x 10.5 inches size) and I absolutely love it. I put in a few iDesign Shallow Organizers inside to separate products (I also use these in my bathroom drawers and Ikea drawers).

I keep my hand and nail essentials and tools here like my clippers, cuticle pusher, cuticle trimmers, nail oils, favorite base and top coats etc. All of my nail polishes are stored in my beauty closet but I keep the basics in these snap boxes for easy access since I switch my polish a lot with testing etc.

Snapware Snap 'N Stack Portable Organizer

Snapware Snap 'N Stack Portable Organizer

Plastic Hinged Lid Containers

mDesign Plastic Storage Boxes

I ordered a few mDesign Plastic Storage Boxes (they come in a few size options and in different colors). I like storing my lash curlers, perfume samples, beauty sponges and small things inside to keep them dust-free. These come in a set of 2 and I like that they’re stackable too. I ordered some of the larger ones for Andrew’s grooming products to store under his bathroom sink.

Acrylic Tiered Stand

This riser display stand is another Amazon find I’ve featured before. I like this functional tiered stand which helps me see product like perfume (or foundations) easier on my shelf. I have the smaller version.

Perfume Storage Ideas

Tiered Acrylic Stand Amazon

Marble Acrylic Storage

Still loving this Marble + Acrylic Storage Unit from CB2! Including it in the roundup in case you missed it! Several of you have messaged me you purchased this too and love it! I’m thrilled!

Jewelry Storage

Kendra Scott T Bar Jewelry Stand and Mejuri Jewelry Box

Last mention is a couple of jewelry storage solutions I have. I get so many questions about these brass T-Bar stands. These are from Kendra Scott in the Large and Small size. They’re perfect for hanging necklaces so they don’t get tangled. Also available in silver and rose gold colors. I’m really happy with the quality.

I’ve received a few questions about how I travel with jewelry and store it at home. I bought the Mejuri Travel Case about a year ago and had my initials embossed on the surface. It’s a delicate kind of leather they describe as grained but it has a smooth touch/feel to me. I’ve only traveled with it once and it worked well for my earrings and rings but necklaces became a tangled mess. It’s still functional and I like the quality. Since the leather is on the softer side I do see it getting scratched if it’s thrown into a luggage bag or suitcase.

I also ordered the Jewelry Box to organize my jewelry and just received it in the mail. I’m still in the process of organizing my earrings and other pieces of jewelry. I think it’s a beautiful case! You can also have this monogrammed/embossed with up to 3 letters. I have the larger size (also available in black leather).

One last note is that I still really love the heavy duty acrylic organizers I’ve purchased in the past from Muji, Original Beauty Box and Glamboxes. It seems like several of the acrylic storage makers and brands are no longer around though. I had a feature of some units in our Home Loft Tour from several years ago when we lived in San Diego in case you’re curious.

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So many of you seem to love these organization posts. I plan on doing more in the future! What are your favorite ways to organize your beauty products?

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