Are Diptyque candles penultimate to capturing the perfect shelfie? I have been carefully burning my Baies Diptyque candle for a while now, always cutting the wick to make sure not to burn the glass or destroy the wrapper. Once a relaxing experience, lighting a candle has now turned into a chore. A chore that is worth it (I tell myself) for the moment I get to repurpose my candle into a makeup brush holder situated on my own top shelf.
But everyone, and I do literally mean everyone, has a Diptyque candle on their top shelf — situated next to a rose gold something and beauty products organized by color.
And that is fine, if you want to follow the crowd. But I have decided enough is enough — I want my shelf to be different. So, follow my lead, put the Diptyque candle down, and pick up one of these products to immediately elevate your #shelfie above the rest. Because why else do we all snap the picture, anyway?
JQJ Crystal Glass Perfume Bottle
I picked up this decorating tip from my mother — she is a collector of perfume bottles — but there is something to be said for the old-fashioned pastime. Situated next to your lactic acid serum or moisturizer, the bottle adds a delicateness to your top shelf. Go for an art deco design for an extra cool factor.
Mason Pearson Rake Comb
There are combs, and then there are the kings of combs. Mason Pearson — a legendary British company known for its hair tools — is one of these said king combs. Hair indulgence at its best, Mason Pearson products are pure luxe. Amp up your shelfie with this gorgeous wide-tooth comb peeking out from behind your products, giving just a hint of how your hair looks that good.
Kate Spade Drinkware
Cotton balls and q-tips are less than visually appealing — and so are the typical plastic containers. Repurpose drink glasses into fun holders for all of your cotton needs. These Kate Spade strawberries glasses are the perfect balance of flirty and functional.
HOME SMILE Ceramic Aloe Ring Holder
Succulents are all the rage, but if you don’t have a green thumb, this dish was made for you (and your thumbs). Displaying jewelry doesn’t have to be dull — or designated to your jewelry box. Pick a few standout pieces (or your everyday wears) to give your top shelf a bit more of a lifestyle vibe, instead of just another (albeit impressive) row of products.
MyGift Apothecary Flower Bud Vase
Hear me out on this one: fresh flowers give any space added appeal. And your shelf is no different. Don’t bring out a full bouquet, instead, grab a bud vase and choose a few delicate stems to compliment your bathroom colors. Candles might add scent, but flowers add scent and happiness. A win-win.
Kai Reed Diffuser
Try and convince yourself a diffuser doesn’t look chicer than a candle. You can’t, can you? You will be going the extra mile for your shelf and yourself by adding in a diffuser. And hey, aromatherapy has been proven as a relief tactic for depression and anxiety, so the benefits are more than just picture-worthy.
Jonathan Adler Trinket Tray
Jonathan Adler’s quirky and cool objects and patterns have thrust his brand into the spotlight — and they will do the same for your #shelfie. With a cheeky play on our daily pills, stash your meds (or anything else) on this tray for a pop of color and humor.
SKL Home Gilded Pineapple Lotion Dispenser
Let’s be honest: soap dispensers are the most difficult bathroom accessory. In your search, you will come across the plain, the tacky and the only-my-grandmother-would-use-this dispenser. Should your top shelf have room for a dispenser — lotion or soap — make it a stand-out piece with this pineapple-shaped holder. And since pineapples are a sign of hospitality, the fruit could snag you a few extra likes.
GOBAM Makeup Organizer
Acrylic boxes are everywhere — your pantry, your linen closet and even your top shelf. If space allows you to keep your makeup on your top shelf, swap out plain acrylic holders for this bamboo organizer. And don’t worry: bamboo is even trendier than acrylic, with Pinterest calling it a top trend for 2019.