At our last apartment, we had a vanity room with a vanity table and small closet which was pretty awesome I'm not gonna lie. I never had a little table to sit at to do my makeup and get prettied up. We don't have that option at our new place so I had to make do. We had a bunch of shelves between our doorway and bathroom probably for towels and such. I didn't like the idea of just stowing things away on these shelves because they are viewable from our living room so I wanted them to be presentable as well as functional. I turned the two bottom shelves into my jewelry/makeup vanity area.
I used the same idea for necklace holders from our last apartment but only used three nails for my bigger necklaces. They spill over onto the shelf and I kind of like it like that for now. The smaller necklaces (as well as all my earrings) are stowed away in the brown jewelry box my in-laws got for me as a birthday present. My bracelets are in Anthropologie cups I got last year with my gift card earnings. My makeup and hair things are stowed away in white IKEA bins in the top left.
How do you organize your makeup/jewelry?