Product Type: WHSmiths home furniture
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WHSmiths Nightingale Multi Drawer Set
Member Name: walsha11
WHSmiths Nightingale Multi Drawer Set
Advantages: versatile, nice designs, price, storage possibilities, good for make up
Disadvantages: bulky to store
I have owned one of these W H Smiths storage boxes for a few years now. I bought a load of boxes from them ages ago when I was reorganising my room and this was one of the selection.
Initially I used it to store my jewellery but have since started using it for all my make up. I think it is designed as a stationary storage but obviously there are a wide range of uses for this type of device.
The box has three tiers of shelving, the first shelf is slightly shorter than the other two which are equal in height. Each shelf is split into a different number of drawers, the first and smallest being three and the second being two and the third being one big drawer. This means that you have three small drawers which are great for storing all your little bits and bobs. The second shelf has two medium sized drawers which are really handy for slightly larger objects and then the third is great for storing larger flat objects.
The base of the bottom drawer is the size of an A4 piece of paper and if you want to store stationary this is probably the best use for this drawer. The two medium sized drawers are half the size of the large one but the size of them makes them good for storing items like pencil sharpeners etc. that are slightly more bulky. The top drawers are small but because of the depth of the unit they are good for storing pencils and pens. I don't personally use it for stationary but it would definitely make a great stationary unit if this is what you needed it for.
I personally use mine for my make up at the moment. In the bottom drawer I store my powders/foundations and generally all face products, the size of this drawer is great and because it is so shallow things aren't piled up and therefore are easy to find. The second two drawers are used for eye products, one for eye shadows and the other for mascaras. This again works well as these are slightly bulkier products but because these draws are a little larger you can still see everything in them without having to sort through it. I use the top three drawers for eye liners, lip products and then make up accessories like sharpeners and eye lash curlers. This really is the perfect storage unit for my make up, as all other ones I have used have been too small and cluttered. I can easily see everything in this one and this makes applying my make up a hassle free task.
The unit I own is a turquoise colour all over, with a flower design on the front of the drawers and on the side, this is in silver and bright pink. The colours look really good together and go well with the design of my room. They also have really lovely touches like the handles for the drawers being made out of ribbon, this adds a really sweet feminine touch to the box which steps up the style factor a notch or two. I also think most of the designs available for these storage units are bright, colourful and pretty versatile for most rooms. There is a union jack floral design selling at the moment that I have my eye on...
My only slight reservation is that if you don't have loads of storage space this can be a little bulky to put away in a cupboard, I tend to leave my in front of my mirror on the floor because I use it almost everyday. Luckily when I need my room to look presentable I do have a cupboard in which it can fit, but if you lack the space this might be a little annoying.
The price of these boxes vary and they are often in the sale so it is worth looking out for cheap offers. I think I paid £10 for mine when I bought it, though I believe they retail at £14.99. This is a pretty reasonable price for the best make up storage box I've ever have and for something that really takes the hassle out of storing my make up. I have owned mine for two years and it isn't yet in need of replacement which makes me one happy customer.
This is definitely something I'll buy again in the future.
Summary: A great, versatile storage unit.
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