How I Turned My Boring Dorm Desk into a Glam Station for $200
When I was growing up, I had a beautiful vanity with a big mirror and bright light bulbs. I cherished the time I spent at my own little glam station over the years, up through my high school graduation. So when I was preparing to move away to college, I didn’t know much about what my future would hold, but I did know one thing: I wanted to recapture the magic of my beloved vanity in my new home away from home.
Once I moved into my dorm room, I found the perfect opportunity to DIY my dream vanity in the form of my standard-grade dorm room desk. All it took was sourcing a handful of cute, space-saving products to make me feel like I was back at home, in my bedroom, doing my makeup and skincare routines. Just like my old one, this new glam station was there for me through all the biggest milestones of my freshman year: my first day of classes, my first college party, sorority recruitment, and, finally, moving out. It was my comfort space during a year of big changes, and I am so excited I get to recreate it again in my sophomore year dorm room.
If you’re someone who values your getting-ready routine like I do, these products below can help you turn your boring dorm desk into a glam station just like mine — all without spending more than $200 total.