I swear I must be the only girl alive that loves wandering down the aisles of Staples and thinking up strange and unusual ways to use office supplies for beauty storage purposes. At the moment I’m using various desk top organizers that I purchased online and in office shops as storage for cosmetics (I happen to do the same thing with kitchen draw organizers too!). Oh well I never claimed to be normal!
I needed a few items for my office this week so I hurried down to Staples in excitement in what I’d find in the Back to School aisle that I could use for beauty purposes. I love Back to School! It’s the best time of the year for locating little pencil boxes, small plastic bins, and other awesome little compartments and boxes that I can use for stowing away lipsticks, shadows, and the likes!
Sadly, I didn’t find too much in Staples Back to School aisle aside from three kids bawling there eyes out and one frantic mum trying to quiet them. I suspect they didn’t like the idea of shopping for school supplies in July but that’s just my theory of course.
However, I did find one cheap and cheesy find that I am loving for travel storage! A rather cute plastic pencil case that snaps open to reveal a little pull out draw. Obviously it’s used for stowing away pencils and such but I find it particularly nice for stowing brushes when I’m traveling!
Great idea right?
It has enough room to hold a ton of your eye brushes and you can neatly hold at least five or six face brushes inside maybe more if you don’t mind them being squished up.
At 79 cents I’d say it’s a steal and a deal plus convenient! The Muse highly recommends heading down to your local office supply store and looking at Back to School pencil boxes in a new light! Consider your makeup collection inside instead of a buncha pencils, pens, and erasers.
Simple ideas from your silly, old Muse!
How the Muse stores her stash!
Sephora Metro Traincase
Lori Griener Cosmetic Storage Solutions
MuseTV: Revisiting My Storage Solutions
L@@K! Aren’t these darling?
I got these a few nights at this little shop in Chinatown. It’s sorta a Sanrio style store that carries all sorts of kawaii bits and bobs plus your run of the mill Hello Kitty stuffins!
I got these for makeup storage as I was running out of room for some palettes I had and thought these would not only store them but also look really sweet on my vanity! They are really slim and long and the perfect height and size for MAC quads! I got them for $1.99 USD because Sue lurves me but they are regularly $2.49 USD which isn’t bad either in my humblest opinion!
But of course I couldn’t just leave with the boxes! I ended up with these cute pill boxes as well which were $1 USD Each!
I heart Kiki and Lala! Little Twin Stars Rock
Of course I couldn’t leave without sampling the Hello Kitty warez!
I got this cute little pencil box that I’m going to use for brushes when I’m away on holiday and such! It’s large enough to hold a few and has two trays!
I ended up with this mini perfume atomizer as well! So kawaii!
And finally Sue gifted me with this cute lipstick case! It’s a long silver heart shaped tube that’ll store one lipstick. Click the little button on the side and it pops open and a mirror is on the inner cap! Cool right? Thanks Sue the Muse hearts you (she reads my blog teehee)!
Anyway that was all rather random I guess but it was all so cute, especially the storage boxes I couldn’t resist sharing!
I promise I’m simply not going to order this because it’s entitled Strawberry Fields…can you tell how much of a Lennon fan I am?
I love Juicy Couture. It goes against everything I stand for but I sincerely love the brand! I can’t help myself.
I just plopped this bad boy into my cart simply because the name was so bloody appealing! Uh oh I think I hit submit too!
How cutes is it?
Don’t lie, you know you want one too!
I get so MANY questions in regards to some of my storage cabinets that I use for cosmetics and I’m happy to report that my three main storage units are up and available on QVC’s site for sale again!
Sometime ago they had been sold out but now is a good time to grab them! I personally love both and think they are a fabulous deal!
You can see my original post about the units and my cosmetic storage by clicking here. I’ve included some videos of my entire collection, plus photos, etc…in that original post!
Sometime ago I had asked for pics of collections and storage units! I got a few replies but not many so if you’d like to share your collection, massive or small, and how you store it e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here’s three of my main storage units that you can purchase from QVC!
Item Number H01970
Lori Greiner Deluxue Cosmetic Organizer $59USD
Item Number H01959
Lori Greiner Spinning Mirror Organizer $59USD
Item Number H78557
Lori Greiner Cosmetic Organizer $40USD
Yummie! I love me some pink!
If you’re collection isn’t as obsessively large as mine here’s a perfect little solution for storage!
Sephora Metro Traincase in Pink is $98 and has a four tier foldout trays, a detachable shoulder strap, plus a lock and key to keep all your pretties safe and secure!
This is the perfect solution for organizing and storing a decent size stash of cosmetics and hey it’s pink who doesn’t want a pink train case right?
I’m seriously considering getting one for trips since it goes with my cell phone, my ipod, my psp…what? I can’t help if I bring the girl to geek