Building A Beauty Room: The Reveal…

I’ve been on my beauty blogging journey for almost 18 months now. Time flies when you’re having fun right? πŸ˜‰ I started out with my humble make-up bag half full of staple cosmetics, yet somehow over the past year or so it’s become (almost) a full time hobby with a variety of lotions, potions and countless eye shadows that have pretty much taken over every little nook and cranny of my bedroom. Naturally, when my hubby came up with the pretty nifty solution of me ‘taking over’ the spare room I couldn’t resist the idea of having my own space to blog, create, craft and spend countless free hours conjuring up an array of fun make-up looks. What gal could resist?

After ten days of intense DIY my little beauty room/office space is finally finished. All the chipped &Β broken nails, cursing at unfathomable flat-pack instructions, trips to the DIY store and half drunk cups of tea were certainly worth the effort, as even I’ll admit it’s turned out even better than I imagined – all thanks to Steve’s handy work and a little bit of vision and creativity on my part. I love it. From the moment I open the door to the second I close it, I feel like I’m in my own little haven.

Best of all, pretty much everything is from the shelves of Ikea so it’s super affordable. From the cute little picture shelf displaying my entire polish collection to the huge corner desk that was so easily adapted for my ring lamp. Okay, so there might be a few little extra’s I’ve picked up along the way but I couldn’t resist such pretty little accessories that really give the room a subtle sprinkle of chic femininity!

So if you’re thinking of decorating on a budget, revamping a room or simply on the look out for some sassy but affordable storage for your cosmetic bits & bobs, then I really hope this weeks video will help inspire you too!

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Have you been getting up to any recent DIY projects? What’s the best thing about your beauty or workspace? Maybe you have some great tips for storage or a burning desire to do some organising of your own? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by to say a quick hello. As always, thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget you can subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel by *clicking here* so you don’t miss any future uploads – waaahh hoo! πŸ˜€

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90 thoughts on “Building A Beauty Room: The Reveal…

  1. What a gorgeous wee space you’ve got there! Everything looks so neat and works perfectly. I got some shelves almost exactly the same as the 4×2 set in your video for my birthday. I actually really enjoyed getting my DIY on and putting them together. I wouldn’t say no to more videos featuring your nail polish and makeup collections either πŸ˜‰ xx

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    • Awwh thank you so much sweetie – I’m beyond chuffed with it!!! Ahhh you got the shelves too??! Great minds think alike Chanelle πŸ˜€ hehehe
      Aren’t they awesome?! So pretty and actually very affordabe here, I also thought they were the easiest to put together lol

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  2. Love your beauty room hun it’s so clean and neat.
    Love the white theme, it’s gorgeous ❀
    Your drawers for your makeup are so organized and pretty, I would love to go through the all, lol.
    The deco lights are so pretty and omg hun all your nail polish on a shelf that is an amazing idea.

    I love your writing desk as well hun, so cool looking and very organized and neat looking. Love the little bows so much, you are so creative and inspiring. Must do something about my writing desk, lol.
    Your open shelves looks amazing and so pretty 😍
    Well done hun on the beauty room and congrats for all the hard work ❀
    (Sorry for the long comment)

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  3. I love all of this so much! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– The earing stand is just brilliant and I love the button picture and the shelves! I can see lots and lots of space ready for new products! πŸ˜‰ Great job! β˜ΊπŸ‘ How easy are the Alex drawers to put together? I want a 9 drawer but the DIY is putting me off.x

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    • Awwwh thank you so so much my lovely friend πŸ™‚ Yes, there’s certainly lots of space to fill with new goodies Traci lol lol πŸ˜‰
      I have to say I done okay with the Alex drawers – they took about an hour to put together but I’d imagine the bigger ones would more than likely be a job for two of you with the size of them πŸ™‚ Otherwise Ikea do a service where you can arrange guys to come out an build them for you… apparently it’s very good!!! Ahh just wish I lived closer and then I could have helped… heck we could’ve made a girly night out of it… or maybe that would have made things worse!!! Hide the vino!!! lol lol XXX

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  4. I really like the finished beauty room! White furniture makes a room seem so fresh, clean and cheery! Great spot for the little Dior bag. Maybe it will do some tricks. That’s so nice that Steve helped put the room together. I guess you’ll keep him around haha πŸ˜€ bravo, bravo, great room to get beautified. Is Gomez allowed in there? Xoxo

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  5. the result is absolutely beautiful!! I am still figuring out mine since it is also my study room and I have a giant shelving unit with countless books hehe. But I absolutely love your, great outcome.
    XO
    -Jani

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  6. I watched this last night and am so jealous! I love your little set up and your hubby was so smart to drill the hole to get your light in! I’ve stored that away in my memory for future use πŸ™‚

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    • I’m telling you Kaily this was done on such a budget – it’s amazing what you can get in Ikea… a whole blooming room kitted out for about Β£150! Not bad girl πŸ˜€
      Awwh thank you so so much for checking it out chum, really glad you like it too ❀ Hope you're keeping as well as can be lovely!!! XXX

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    • Awwh thank you sooo much Cos, what a lovely comment to read – I’m chuffed to bits you like it so much huni!! Honestly I’m so delighted with how well it turned out huni. Isn’t the little card super cute? I just couldn’t not use it, too pretty to stash away somewhere and the Ikea frames are so inexpensive… only took me a couple of minutes!!! Hope you give it a go too, really cheers up the walls!! πŸ˜€ xx

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    • Glad you enjoyed it huni – it was such a fun project to work on but after all the flat-pack building I’m so glad it’s finally finished Anne! Though my love for Ikea has been amplified, their stuff is amazing πŸ˜€ Isn’t the lamp cut-out blooming marvellous?! Steve done well!!! XXX

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      • I adore Ikea, but there is always that moment half way through construction were you want to strangle them for their ambiguous instructions πŸ˜‰
        I think it came together so well, a great space for blogging and crafting.

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      • YES!!!!! It’s those little drawings of smiley cartoon men, they make it look like it’s so damn easy when you’re hoping to heavens you’ve the right end screwed on or bolted in lol
        Awwh thank you my wee chum, that’s very lovely & glad you like it too πŸ™‚ XXX

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      • I think they add steps that make absolutely no sense once in a while just for laughs. I recently put a bed together, and the last step was impossible. I could not figure out what they wanted from me πŸ˜‰
        xx Anne

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      • Yes yes yes!! Honestly, so bizarre! Sometimes the drawings don’t even make sense, it turns into a game of Pictionary after a while *sigh* Hope your bed is still standing strong! πŸ˜€ xxx

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  9. This is fab Karen, really fab, well done you!! I’ve got some great inspiration here for my own πŸ™‚ Question, where is your big light from? I’ve been looking for one for filming too but don’t know where to start! Thanks hun xx

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    • Awwh thank you sweetie πŸ™‚ Can’t believe the transformation – should’ve took a before shot lol
      As far as I’m aware it was from Amazon, my hubby bought it for me for Christmas. I can ask him to get me the link for you if it helps? From what I remember it was about Β£130 – quite pricey but well worth it as they are FAB!!!!! It’s called a ring lamp, so if you can’t find anything under that search or if you’d prefer to go with where Steve got mine from let me know and I’ll get you sorted with the details πŸ™‚ XXX

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  10. Love it!! My husband and I have been putting together my vanity ourselves and it is almost done so I can’t wait to share it! Also, with Ikea pieces;) BTW, the card you framed is absolutely adorable!!

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  12. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! πŸ˜€ I absolutely love your little beauty room. It’s so organised and I love how you two desks just fit in perfectly with that drawer set in the middle. I love that little draw set too. It’s just perfect! You have made me want a beauty room too now, Karen. πŸ˜€ xxxxx

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    • Awwh THANK YOU!!!!!!!! You’re the sweetest Dini, really you are huni *huge hugs* Doesn’t everything fit so perfect? I got really lucky with it all, just so chuffed it worked out so well, crazy good for such a teeny budget lol You already do…. look at your gorgeous room tour you put up last year… it was stunning & super organised! Definitely an inspiration πŸ™‚ XXXX

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      • Yay! Hugs! πŸ˜ƒ Know that I am sending huge hugs right back! Your room really is perfect.
        Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it! It has had to undergo some reorganising and DIY due to my compulsive shopping habits but I am happy with it too. I will eventually need an entire room for my make-up stash though. I already have to store half of my clothing in my mother’s room. πŸ˜‚ xxxxx

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      • I always know you are – I can literally feel them as I read your comments huni πŸ™‚ Hey, that is always the best kind of Re-organising reason hehe πŸ˜€ It sounds like my kind of dream set-up… a whole other room for clothes and a whole stash of makeup hoardings! Fabulous hehehe πŸ˜€ XXXXX

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      • Oh, a walk in closet is my ultimate dream… Especially having an entire room just for clothes and an entire room just for beauty. I think that’s probably every woman’s dream. πŸ˜€
        It’s always lovely to see a dream becoming a reality. xxxxx

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      • I Googled it and it’s out of this world! I want it. πŸ˜€ Next time you are on Instagram check out @thestilettomeup ‘s account. She has an entire closet just for her shoes and it is breathtaking. They are all Jimmy Choo, Louboutin, Valentino and those high-end designers. You will fall in love, Karen. She also has the cutest sons ever. πŸ™‚ xxxxx

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      • Oooh can’t wait to check that out too huni!!! I love looking at fab pics – always very inspiring when it comes to home decor, even if I don’t have the room for any of it lol lol Ahhh can you believe owning all those gorgeous shoe brands *happy sigh* Sounds aaahhhhmazing! Closet goals for sure hehe XXX

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      • It is very inspiring! It’s certainly motivation to work hard too. πŸ˜€ Oh my, I am not sure I would remember how to be human in a room filled with such beautiful shoes. I would just be gobsmacked. πŸ˜€ You will certainly love her account, Karen. πŸ™‚ xxxxx

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