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How To Style: A Gothic Vanity

The Skinny Confidential talks home styling.The Skinny Confidential talks home styling.

I completely made up my first vanity.

Surprise, surprise.

I was like 8, really 8, & I decided that my school desk was a real bore so secretly I turned it into a vanity.

Yup, yup, yup.

I stacked those yawn-ass math papers under my bed & went to work. Way more fun, huh?

I had the standing mirror, overly sweet perfume ( stole it from my mom ), a million Lip Smacker’s ( special shoutout to bubble gum ), Sun-In, & of course, my pink/purple/teal CABOODLES ( psst, duh! ).

Back then it was all about how many different color eye shadows I could collect. Now? Not so much. I’m more about the tinted sunscreen & efficient organization methods. LOL.

SOOOOO presenting: the next installment of TSC video series with The Design Network: how to style a gothic-kinda vanity.

Click here to watch…let me know what ya think?

The Skinny Confidential talks home styling.

The Skinny Confidential talks home styling.

By the way, I’m very much obsessed with two things on my vanity.

Number one is THIS VINTAGE LOOKING LIPSTICK HOLDER. Seriously though, every single girl in the world needs one. I think it’s possibly the cutest thing I own? Sometimes when Michael’s not looking I even display it on the dining room table. BUT ISN’T IT SWEET?

Number two is acrylic makeup organizers. They make a huge, huge difference on vanity tables. Here’s why: the whole see-through thing makes it appear like you’re not a cluttered hoarder ( aka me ). And you can store a bunch of shit/makeup in them & it looks super chic/organized. All of the ugly stuff that no one wants to look at goes in the clear makeup organizers on my vanity. It’s almost like an Instagram filter for your makeup, you know? Like everything looks clean & put together even though it’s not? You get it.

( Am I rapidly approaching my grandma years or does everyone else get as excited about lipstick holders as me? )

The Skinny Confidential talks home styling.

♡ On My Vanity:

Clear lipstick holder
Vintage lipstick holder
White mirror ( sold out, similar )
Marble vanity tray
Large acrylic makeup holder
Favorite perfume
Acrylic chair ( w/ white faux fur )

* My black vanity is an antique that has been refurbished. Surprisingly though, I found one here that’s super similar!

♡ For more home styling episodes check out, how to style a:

Sexy, lil coffee table
Pretty workspace
Bar cart
Bedside table
Gothic vanity

Ok, your turn: what’s on your vanity?

Full video tutorial on how to style a vanity can be found here.

lauryn, xx

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The Skinny Confidential talks home styling.

The Skinny Confidential talks home styling.

  1. Having a vanity is definitely on my wishlist for my next apartment! I have so much make-up and toiletries…I really need to find a great way to organize it because I totally forget what I already own!

  2. I can’t wait to finally move and be able to set up my own space like this! It looks beautiful!


  3. I NEED ONE.
    Also, caboodles are the absolute best. I have a problem every time I go to the container store because I just want to buy EVERYTHING.
    Amazing style as always. xx

  4. This is such a fun post! I actually turned my desk into a wine bar into a vanity-ha! I love all of your ideas…and that vintage lipstick holder-to die for.

    please make a post about deodorants. I can’t find one that works and is aluminum free….


  6. I really love when you do videos! Your editing skills are amazing. You should definitely incorporate more videos on your blog, maybe even some vlogs? love your posts!


  7. Love this vanity and how you styled it, you have a true gift:) any tips on how to utilize the drawer space? Mine drawers are small and sadly I don’t have room under the mirror :/ thanks in advance.

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