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Enter: The Vanity, the ultimate girly indulgence. Vanities are both classic and over-the-top, and I've wanted one since I saw "Gone With the Wind" in third grade. Although Scarlett's private dressing boudoir is no longer the standard, the concept of an area all your own devoted to beauty appeals to my inner Hollywood starlet. Where else can I elegantly don my rouge and pearls in a cloud of perfume and powder? A vanity may seem excessive, but I can rationalize its necessity because I work at a beauty company. "It's basically my version of a Rolodex," I tell my boyfriend, as I justify taking up more space in our two-bedroom apartment. And, because he's tired of knocking over my face powder every time he reaches for the toothpaste, he agrees.
So I turned to Pinterest, the supreme spot for all things inspirational and aspirational, to plan out my perfect vanity. In the process of this "research" I discovered a few essential details that go into creating a makeup station worthy of Jean Harlow. Click through to see the most important elements of a DIY makeup vanity.
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Lusting after a vanity? You don't have to spend a bundle...you just need a few key elements to create a DIY vanity. We've put together the ultimate inspiration slideshow for the diy vanity of every girl's dreams.