I’m A Beauty Editor & I Turned My Office Into A Beauty Room | Sweet Digs | Refinery29

I’m A Beauty Editor & I Turned My Office Into A Beauty Room | Sweet Digs | Refinery29


Hi, I’m Thatiana, welcome to my home. This is a shoes-off household, so be sure
to take off your shoes. But also, be sure to subscribe below. Come on. I’m a beauty writer born and raised in New
York. I live in Harrison, New Jersey. I moved here because I was looking to escape
the high rent of New York City. So, me and my boyfriend decided to move to
New Jersey where there was more affordable apartments and we found a beautiful three bedroom that we knew that we could not pass on. The office right now is just set up for my
boyfriend. It’s very bland. It’s just a desk and a calendar, and I feel
like it really could use some light, color, and feel just as homey as the rest of the
apartment. So today we’re transforming our office into
a coexisting, creative space that has a beauty station, and we’re doing it under a budget
of $500 with three price points of $100, $150 and $250. So let’s get to it. To start off I’m focusing on organization
with the price point of $100. First, I’ll be going through all my products and seeing what I
can donate or recycle, and then from there I will be building drawers and putting the
products that I am keeping into those drawers with dividers. It’s a lot of pieces so we’ll see how this
goes. I’m really excited to transform this space
because it’s going to inspire me, in which I will be able to inspire others with my job. I used to freak out in high school and I really
wanted to find the right products. And in doing that, I would go to the drugstore,
I would look at the back of the packaging, look up the ingredients. And for me, that really sparked my interest
in skincare. I started doing pageants at the age of 15. I was Miss New York Teen USA and I became
obsessed with makeup. I just feel like… there’s so much more pieces. It’s alarming how many pieces there are. Under a $100 I was able to organize all my
products and now I have so much space. A lot cleaner. Let’s go to the next step. We’re focusing on inspiration with the budget
of $150. I am measuring out the contact paper to be
the length of the wall. Don’t make fun of my cutting skills. So this contact paper was a little long, so
I had to step out and cut them, and now we have them all set and ready for each of the
six strips. I love this wall. So I have a photo from the first day I was
crowned Miss New York. And I feel like it really adds to what this
station means to me. Getting started in beauty. And then I have one of my favorite photos
of me and my boyfriend, which was taken at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with my
new real plant. I remember having a vanity when I was younger. It was like this Barbie vanity thing. One of my favorite pieces that I snagged was
this hand-woven multicolored rug that was only $40. For just $150, I was able to transform this space into something that I could have never imagined. This is really nice. You got some color on your side. At least I get something. For the last step we’re at a budget of $250. And I’m hanging up a mirror and getting those
fancy lights around them, a ring light, and finally getting a chair. When I tell you guys I did not have a chair
and I used to do my makeup standing up. So this is huge. What I love about these is that you just stick them on. This is the ring light, and this is going
to help me not only just do my makeup with brighter lights, but also produce content
for social media. I love this! I could see myself working here, doing my
makeup, doing just anything. I don’t see myself even leaving this area. That last phase was $250, which I found to
be really impressive. Thinking that you have a ring light, and you
have lights, and a mirror. Altogether, that makes for a total of $500. And to me, with how much this room has transformed
and how different it looks, it just feels like a whole new room. The lighting is beautiful. The color on the wall just takes you
to the Caribbean. I just can’t wait to do my makeup, I can’t wait to work here, I can’t wait to create content. It’s exciting. Hi everyone, I am trying out a new product that I am loving, and I wanted to tell you guys about. It’s full circle being able to have my vanity
as an adult, that’s not a toy. It’s my area. This is exactly what I wanted creativity-wise. And it’s just small changes like this really
do make a difference. This is a dream come true. Thank you so much for following along on this
journey. To subscribe to Refinery29, click here. And to watch other videos, click here.

65 Comments

  • Ayonah Hayden

    February 9, 2020

    Ily soooo much ❤️😍😍😍😍

    Reply
  • Sha&Shan

    February 9, 2020

    Who else love Refinery?
    👇💕

    Btw, I would love feedback on the new video I just did. Thank you 🙂

    Reply
  • Refinery29

    February 9, 2020

    What is your favorite DIY hack for decorating on a budget? Share with us below!

    Reply
  • Julia Fenigstein

    February 9, 2020

    Ahhhhhh I wish I could do this too

    Reply
  • Nerden ?

    February 9, 2020

    Oooooooo:)

    Reply
  • Alessandra Donnelly

    February 9, 2020

    Love the lights on the mirror hack! 👏🏽

    Reply
  • Trap Town NCS

    February 9, 2020

    great content

    Reply
  • not the one

    February 9, 2020

    I couldn't deal with all those pieces😬😬 you did good chicka. Favorite hack- my roller makeup cart. It hides in the closet when not in use.

    Reply
  • Cici Heart

    February 9, 2020

    I always scroll to the end of the video (I know, weird) to see If I like the results, and only than I decide If I want to watch the full vid. Refinery29 is the only channel where I always go back and watch the full video ❤️

    Reply
  • MakeupMenaree

    February 9, 2020

    I did my entire room for like $200. Very cute but she didnt get much for $500.

    Reply
  • Sierra LaFaye

    February 9, 2020

    Def trying some of these! 🙌🏽

    Reply
  • Trap Town NCS

    February 9, 2020

    Awesome video

    Reply
  • potato

    February 9, 2020

    So many good finds! Love the meaningful purchases, not just cheapest options! 🙂

    Reply
  • Trap Town NCS

    February 9, 2020

    Awesome video

    Reply
  • Trap Town NCS

    February 9, 2020

    lovely

    Reply
  • Trap Town NCS

    February 9, 2020

    lovely

    Reply
  • Trap Town NCS

    February 9, 2020

    lovely video

    Reply
  • iCo_okie

    February 9, 2020

    hi

    Reply
  • Modern Ruki

    February 9, 2020

    Great video thanks for sharing! One question, what are you using on your face that looks so healthy and shiny??? Saludos

    Reply
  • Corsets&Curls

    February 9, 2020

    It’s like she split the room in half bc she didn’t do anything to his side. Kills the coherence of the room

    Reply
  • Ashleigh Sanders

    February 9, 2020

    I love the stick on vanity lights. I really think that is genius. Otherwise it kind of just looks like Ikea stuff. Nothing looks unique, personal, etc. The handmade rug was a nice touch.

    Reply
  • DAVENEIGH S KOLADY

    February 9, 2020

    I love it! Def gonna be using some of these!

    Reply
  • 🍯 blood honey

    February 9, 2020

    Contact paper on the walls. Why not use paint? It's cheaper.

    Reply
  • Ms Cartier

    February 9, 2020

    pretty ugly

    Reply
  • B C REDDY

    February 9, 2020

    No no no nononon ……

    Reply
  • Estrella Felina

    February 9, 2020

    Vanity the devil s favorite sin
    Make up is witch craft

    Reply
  • Ishan Ali

    February 9, 2020

    Love it

    Reply
  • Tatiana Fraser A.

    February 9, 2020

    does she have a YouTube channel?

    Reply
  • Mousy Leigh

    February 9, 2020

    So fun to makeover rooms. I just made over my pantry into my new YouTube studio!

    Reply
  • Nichole

    February 9, 2020

    I LOVE this!!! LOVE her!!!! so many good pieces for a good price! I was looking into getting organizational things for my room and could only find super expensive stuff. Thanks for all the tips!!! 🙂

    Reply
  • lexica510

    February 9, 2020

    If those are the boyfriend's shirts hanging on the rack in the beginning, he's got a great color sense. 😄

    Reply
  • Leslie Stubin

    February 9, 2020

    The host is really good! I love the wall color! Never would think to use contact paper- great hack!

    Reply
  • Laura Isabel Delgadillo Bermudez

    February 9, 2020

    Goal ✨

    Reply
  • Jemimah Yarlee

    February 9, 2020

    she could have done better, i feel like it still missing some things but it good for now

    Reply
  • Destiny D’anna

    February 9, 2020

    Cute!! 💕

    Reply
  • sumeyuh

    February 9, 2020

    thottiana

    Reply
  • Anavic Rijo

    February 9, 2020

    Its so good! Love that wall!! Can’t wait to try something like that too 💕

    Reply
  • Glori Ventura

    February 9, 2020

    love this!!!

    Reply
  • Genesis Marte

    February 9, 2020

    Love everything about this!

    Reply
  • ugly poop doodle bob

    February 9, 2020

    $500 to add a vanity area?

    Reply
  • Paint Me Violet

    February 9, 2020

    Wow. I went to middle school with her. That’s crazy 🤯 lol

    Reply
  • Carrina Marie

    February 9, 2020

    The second step would have been much cheaper if she just painted that one wall. What did she spend $150 on if the rug was only $40. Wall paper, 2 frames and a plant? This channel and their ideas🤣👎

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  • Samantha Stubin

    February 9, 2020

    I love it! What a beautiful transformation.

    Reply
  • Viajando Y Aprendiendo

    February 9, 2020

    Quedo muy bonito. Me gustó el color de la pared.

    Reply
  • Maritza Medina

    February 9, 2020

    Love the stick on vanity lights and wallpaper! So easy and cute! Thatiana makes me want to makeover my entire apartment! Great job on the transformation!

    Reply
  • rose191991

    February 9, 2020

    wow the stick lights are cool ♡
    i dont like the color of the wall paper…
    blush pink will be better but that just my vibe lol

    Reply
  • Sabrina Tatalias

    February 10, 2020

    She is so beautiful, does she have her own YouTube channel or blog or anything????

    Reply
  • Chat Pointer

    February 10, 2020

    It looks good!

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  • Dakota -

    February 10, 2020

    bro isnt this a shared office? she did legit nothing for him and his side and fucked up how the room looked with it's consistency. he didnt even seem chill with it when they showed his reaction lmao

    Reply
  • Madison

    February 10, 2020

    I live in an apartment and I have really limited space in my room. However I am a massive beauty lover and have a lot of products. I have a few solutions.

    I have a 10 drawer cart I use for all the makeup not in my daily rotation. I have a three drawer unit for all my skin and hair care.

    My favorite and last part is my make shift vanity. It is a white entry way shoe rack that I converted into a sit down vanity. It has three shelf’s. The top shelf I have my 11 drawer acrylic makeup organizer with my daily makeup. I have my mirror, face lotion and makeup brushes. The middle shelf has all my makeup palettes. Other lip products I reach for frequently. Baby wipes, my hair brush, and my flat iron. Bottom shelf I have my daily skincare

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  • Cheryl Rose

    February 10, 2020

    that rug is gonna be completely in the way when her boyfriend tries to move his chair. and if they're both working in the at the same time It'll be so squished they'll be sitting back to back. should've placed the vanity differently

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  • Vanessa Contreras

    February 10, 2020

    Loooooove the color for the wall. I hadn’t thought of contact paper for the wall !! I really liked this video can’t wait to see more now that you have the space

    Reply
  • Karina Carmona

    February 10, 2020

    I loooooooove your boyfriends YERRRR sweatshirt! Your space looks so cute now! Need to know where you got that ring light!

    Reply
  • Rosalie Rodriguez

    February 10, 2020

    I love this new setup! The picture of her with the vanity when she was younger and seeing how excited she is now made me so excited and happy for her!

    Reply
  • Marcos Cortorreal

    February 10, 2020

    that color really brought the room to life but let’s talk about how she built that drawer like a boss! there was like 87 pieces! those stick-on lights were dope too

    Reply
  • Dayana Ariza-Gonzalez

    February 10, 2020

    So cute! Love the finished space and the color is beautiful! <3

    Reply
  • Brooke Red

    February 10, 2020

    I just saw your episode on Mica, & was wondering if you have the courage to investigate bacha bazi in Afghanistan & Pakistan. It's where men dress boys as girls & rape them… NO ONE has REALLY given these poor boys a voice, they're either afraid of being called Islamophobic or of getting killed. Will you give them a voice?

    Reply
  • Dr Scolopmpeyo

    February 10, 2020

    She is taking over the whole room with that rug. Not very thoughtful at all

    Reply
  • Turbo Bitch

    February 10, 2020

    Contact paper as wallpaper? No ma'am

    Reply
  • melanie Taylor

    February 10, 2020

    i love her accent!!

    Reply
  • lea. sans.accent

    February 10, 2020

    Was this a joke?

    Reply
  • Nye Noye

    February 10, 2020

    bust down

    Reply
  • Sheridan Lee

    February 11, 2020

    When I DIY my room, do I cover my power outlets with contact too?

    Reply
  • Laura Sebly

    February 12, 2020

    Tatiana is my FAVORITE name besides my own name:)

    Reply
  • Jamelle Hearn

    February 13, 2020

    You are so damn beautiful I would love to have you as my girlfriend

    Reply

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