Bargain Acrylic Make-Up Storage Finds….

 

Acrylic Makeup Storage

I’m pretty sure we’re all in agreement that there’s nothing more sweeter in the run up to pay day than spotting a few great bargains to add to the wishlist… especially when they’re super pretty storage items to hoard all your favourite beauty goodies in. So if you’re on the hunt for a new home to stash all your most treasured make-up essentials then look no further than this lovely lot….

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3 Drawer Coloured Organiser 

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For those of you who like a pop of colour in your storage this gorgeous little 3 drawer acrylic set is perfect for adding a pop of girly colour to your vanity table or makeup area. Available in a multitude of eye catching shades, it can be built up to create a mini stack or simply housed on it’s own for those little bits n bobs. I love it!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Dust-Free Brush Holder

Dust Free Makeup Brush Holder

For those amongst us who are conscious about keeping their brushes as clean as can be, here’s a surprisingly sizable device for doing just that. The Dust-Free Brush Holder allows you to store your most treasured collection of brushes in a safe and hygienic clear acrylic case, best of all those pretty little pink pearls come included in the package too!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Clear Acrylic 4 Drawer Organiser

4 Drawer Acrylic Storage

Having received a whopping 4.5 stars out of 121 reviews it’s a given that for a mere £14.97 you’re getting a great product for such little investment. Acrylic storage can be pretty pricey but this looks a great storage solution that lets you see what you need at a glance, when you need it!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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EF Lipstick Organiser Stand Display

Lip Stick Holder

Lipstick storage is always a bit of a hassle for me but I can imagine just how pretty this would look filled with my growing lippy stash. What a sassy accessory for any beauty bloggers vanity table!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Discoball 360 Degree Rotating Cosmetic Organiser

Rotating Makeup Storage Holder

Personally I think this would be a fantastic solution to house a few of my daily staples so that they’re easy to reach. Eye make-up remover, toner, brushes, balms, cotton pads – you get my drift ladies. Everything at your fingers tips at a mere swivel. It’s like a mini cosmetic stand you can fill with all your very own favourites 😀

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Brush Holder for Air Drying

Acrylic Brush holder for drying

Even though it’s an essential chore of any make-up maven, weirdly enough I actually really enjoy washing my brushes. However what I don’t enjoy is finding a decent parking space for them all to air dry afterwards. This takes away all that unnecessary hassle, giving you a neat little solution to allowing your brush collection to air dry perfectly without the risk of any mishaped bristles or water residue lying in the roots of the brush. Pretty neat eh?

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Hompo Roll Up Hanging Travel Cosmetic Bag

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Okay, okay, so it’s not acrylic – but this find was way too nifty not to mention. For anyone planning their jolly hols or find themselves on the move then this would be the ideal temporary storage for your range of travelling cosmetic essentials. For only £5.99 it’s clearly a great little purchase for any budding mobile beautician or jet setter!

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Eyebrow Pencil / Lip Pencil Holder

Makeup Pencil Holder

This is a great device to store all your pencils on, allowing you quick access at a mere glance. Whether it be lip, brows or eye liners. In fact you could have a little segment for each. Or if you’re really organised, you could colour co-ordinate instead 😉

*CLICK HERE* to check it out

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Are you a fan of acrylic storage? Have you uncovered any great bargain finds? How do you store your collection of beauty goodies? Whatever your thoughts we’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello 🙂

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Depotting Solo Eye Shadows…

If by any chance you’re an eye shadow junkie like myself, it’s more than likely you’ll have a stash of mini solo eye shadow pots scattered amongst your make-up collection. However, thanks to beauty space saving essentials such as the Z Palette range, it’s totally achievable to tidy up your hoards of solo shadows by carefully de-potting the pans & storing them in one handy place. No more rummaging through masses of individual singles *woo hoo*

But before trying this out for yourself here’s a few extra tips to help get you started…

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1) Depot your stash in batches, that way you can get everything done all at once.

2) Figure out how your going to organise your palette before you de-pot & don’t forget to jot down the brand/shade. Being super organised will save you time & confusion in the long run, particularly if you’re working with lots of similar shades.

3) Always be sure to take your time when removing them from the pot to avoid damaging your shadows… the bigger the pan the more likely the product is to crack with leverage.

4) Don’t attempt to de-pot cream or baked shadows as these usually don’t come in pans.

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Hope you’s all find this weeks video a handy one, it’s certainly something that’s been on my to do list for quite some time! Goodbye messy solo pots, hello organised palette *happy sigh*

Don’t forget to stop by and say a quick hello, and do let me know if you’ve any tips for depotting your shadows too, we’d love to read them in the comments below! Thanks for watching 🙂

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Organising My Nail Polish Collection…

I seem to be harbouring a slight obsession for new nail polish. Admittedly, for the past few years, nails haven’t really been ‘my thing’. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always *tried* to ensure my nails have been kept reasonably presentable… a few layers of whatever polish was close to hand (& if feeling really adventurous) a dab of rose oil on the cuticles to keep them from withering before my very eyes.

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Yet recently, my desire for an eye catching mani has somehow snowballed to the point where I can barely go a week without sneaking into Boots to gaze & decide upon which lucky colour will be joining my expanding collection next… which of course brings me rather neatly onto this week’s video: Organising My Nail Polish Collection.

So if you fancy taking a peek at a few of my favourite nail goodies then pop the kettle on, get comfy and we’ll take a quick run through my much loved stash!

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What’s your favourite polish at moment? Have you any ‘fabulous for fall’ recommendations?

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Cute Acrylic Earring Closet…

Acrylic Earring Closet

A few weeks ago I featured this nifty little acrylic earring holder in my September Favourites video *click here* to check it out if you haven’t treated your eyes & ears already chums 😉 Many of you seemed rather taken by this sassy little space-saver, so to showcase it in all it’s glory I thought I’d give it it’s very own Friday feature here on Confetti & Curves!

 You see ladies, I was previously in the throws of a seasonal clear out when I discovered the vast amount of little earrings I was harbouring in a number of boxes & bags scattered around the house. Sadly, many of these earrings weren’t getting worn for the simple reason that I’d literally forgotten about them. So after consulting with the virtual oracle (aka Google) I stumbled upon this handy-dandy folding acrylic jewellery holder…

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If I’m totally honest it was love at first sight… instantly I knew it would be the perfect solution to my earring storage problems. It’s roomy, takes up minimal space & looks rather chic too, don’t you think?

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As you can see it’s totally foldable, which means it’s super easy-peasy to neatly store away if you’re battling hoards of beauty clutter (like myself) Alternatively you can leave the mini earring closet wide open to the world to display your delightful collection of lobe jewellery.

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As shown, it’s dispels any dilemmas for hanging hook style earrings or simple stud backings, thanks to the simple yet ingenious shape of the racks. It also has the capacity to store up to 125 pairs of earrings – not bad at all right?

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For a mere £8, it’s such a bargain! Considering I’ve previously hunted the high street looking for something similar there unfortunately hasn’t been anything out there that rivals the size capacity & handiness of this little gadget.

Of course as many of us cosmetic cravers tend to swoon over acrylic storage items, this is undoubtedly the perfect match to add a touch of consistency to any vanity table if you’ve already invested in muji style make-up boxes. Best of all, I’m now getting full use of my earrings – especially after most of them were hidden away in a treasure trove of hiding places for so long. My entire collection is now in full view so I can pick and choose whatever styles I like on a daily basis.

I’m also thinking this could very well be a super little gift for friends and family, particularly as the ‘season to be jolly’ is only a matter of weeks away!

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If you’d like to treat yourself (or someone else) to an acrylic earring holder then just *click here* to visit the the sellers page on the Amazon UK store. Happy Shopping gals 😀

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How do you store your earrings? Is this something that you’d consider investing in? Whatever your thoughts, do let me know in the comments below!

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Wishing you all a fabulous Friday & fun filled weekend ahead!

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The Me Spree: Ikea & Homeware Haul…

Happy Wednesday Y’all

As many of you already know from a few of my previous posts I’ve been doing a teeny bit of redecorating around the house and of course with that comes the need to take a trip to our nearest Ikea store to see what goodies I can fill my fresh new rooms with. Thankfully this time I didn’t go too nuts in the aisles of my favourite Swedish homeware store but kept it to a few key essentials. What girl can resist a few pretty storage items… isn’t that right ladies?! I’ve also managed to throw in a few other random little nifty finds I spotted this month that I’m pretty sure will come in rather handy too 😉

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Buying A Beauty Box?

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I don’t know about you, but finding nooks, crannies, gadgets and bags to store all beauty bits in is always a challenge for me as I seem to be consistently outgrowing whatever little cosmetic carriers I invest in. Makeup bags are great but I’ve noticed that a lot of them are of limited size and can often get battered, bruised and zip torn. Determined to find something a little sturdier to stash my beauty belongings in, my ever empathic hubby thought I’d benefit from a Beauty Box. Let’s see if his creative spending holds up to the idea….

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The Beauty Box

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Made of sturdy aluminium this sizeable cosmetic carrier was bought from www.beauty-boxes.com. If you haven’t visited the site yet, it’s an online store selling a range of high quality beauty boxes, trolley’s, cases, makeup brushes & accessories… and when I say high quality, I really do mean it. Comparing this box to a few smaller similar styles I’ve had in past years it’s pretty much leagues ahead in the reliability stakes.

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Who’s it for?

Ideally, this would be the perfect beginners case for a budding MUA, a professional that carries a limited amount of beauty/hair products or someone who travels considerably and wants to keep their lotions and potions safe from being unnecessarily battered in transit. Admittedly I’m not any of those three but it does make a great case if you like to keep a select amount of regular use items in the one handy dandy place!

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The Opposition?

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Okay, so here’s the current opposition… my pretty little Ikea cosmetic bag that I adore in every shape, way and fashion. It’s strong, has a metal frame that stays open when you’re vigourisly plundering through the contents. Has a zip that’s tough as nails, is under £5 (or somewhere around that region) and *most importantly* it’s the most gorgeous shade of raspberry. Yes, that’s right ladies – not pink, raspberry 😉 If you wanna take a trip down memory lane and check out a 2014 post of me rambling about it in all it’s glory just *click here* to be digitally redirected!

One of the reasons I l-o-v-e this makeup bag is simply because of the ability to contain everything in one roomy place and (unlike other bags I’ve used in the past) doesn’t faint into a pathetic mass of material on opening. I’ll admit, I had my doubts before transferring everything over to the Beauty Box if it would all fit, but ever the optimist I kept hopefull it wouldn’t end in a finger pointing rage of fury at the chubbiness of my Clinique Chubby Stick or saucer sized Rimmel Sun Shimmer compact. After all beauty comes in all shapes and sizes… isn’t that right ladies? 😉

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Lets Talk Organisation…

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Setting everything out before my very eyes put into context the vastness of products my make-up bag has been hoarding. This of course was the perfect opportunity for a damn good clear out & wipe down (hence the baby wipes)

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Everything slotted neatly into place and looked great once it was finished. One handy little advantage of the beauty box is that it eliminates the mass of mess that often accumulates at the bottom of a makeup bag as everything is divided into small compartments which saves times rummaging around for the smaller items such as liquid liner or stubby little lip pencils. One glance and you know where it’s at. However a slight drawback is that the compartments aren’t overly big and they can’t be altered to fit, which in my humble opinion is a much overlooked design drawback. The top row of smaller individual ones may be ideal for tipping a mass of bobby pins into on a whim, but area is limited for lippies and most certainly larger glosses; and with me being a gloss-hoarder it won’t be long before I’m reaching maximum capacity with this lot (and to be fair my stash doesn’t exactly rival that of Carli Bybel) just *click here* to check out her video & you’ll understand why this gal needs an entire room to house her obsession with make-up!!

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Overall Verdict:

All in all the Beauty Box is a great way to organise a small collection of beauty essentials especially if your collection isn’t overly extensive or if you’re on the road and need a sturdy little companion to travel along with. Okay, the compartments aren’t huge but there are other shapes and sizes available if you do decide to upgrade to something a little roomier. Alternatively you could just buy a portable pink potting shed and be done with the hassle of finding extra space, genius huh?

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For me this cute little case means no more messy makeup bag, no digging through masses of powder dusted mascara tubes or crumbling eyeshadow palettes… just mess free makeup at a glance!

Do you have a beauty box or is it something you’re thinking of investing in? What’s your favourite makeup storage solution? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello!

Cheerio chums…

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The Must-Have Make-Up Bag…

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Recently I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect make up bag, yet bizarrely none of my high street finds uncovered a new little beauty-nest I loved enough to bring back home with me. Everything has either been too small, not pretty enough or just ridiculously overpriced for what it is. Maybe I’m just a hard gal to please, but when it comes to picking a cosmetic bag (for me) it needs to tick three boxes: pretty, functional and affordable. I just want something I can lift, love and admire without it overly denting the contents of my bank account.

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I admit, all seemed lost until a few weeks ago when a gorgeous raspberry coloured item caught my eye whilst wandering around Ikea. Honing in for a closer inspection I couldn’t believe my luck… surely I hadn’t gone and found the perfect home for all my make-up goodies?

It was indeed love at first sight, so you can imagine my inner jumps of joy when I unzipped it to discover the vast amount of room for my assortment of eye palettes, blusher compacts, lip pencils and glosses. There was even a tiny inner compartment to house my eyelash curlers and brushes, along with a roomy outer pocket to stuff any other little trinkets in. Best of all ladies *brace yourselves* it was a mere £3.75 thanks to my Ikea family card which knocked a further £1.25 of its original £5 price tag *thud of lower jaw hitting floor*

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Isn’t it beeeeeautiful? *swoon* It’s made of a strong nylon material that’s wipe clean, which helps keep it free of grubby make-up finger prints and looking fresh as a daisy on the outside. Another fantastic feature is that when the bag is opened, it stays wide open due to a hidden framing around the edge of the mouth of the bag so you can clearly see what you’re looking for – makes having to drop everything and rummage through it with make-up covered mits a thing of the past!

Although the gorgeous pop of pink is what initially caught my eye (it’s not a sickly ‘bubble gum’ pink but more of a rich raspberry/cerise tone) it does comes in navy or black – always handy to know if raspberry just isn’t your thing or you’re tempted to treat your fella to a less girly version… perfect for any upcoming holidays or romantic getaways don’t you think?

I really love the chunky metal zipper, it’s incredibly heavy duty, which for me is a huge bonus considering the zips on my last few cosmetic bags have ended up jamming, sticking or simply going bust within a matter of months. I actually bought the smaller pink Ikea bag (pictured below) about a year ago to use as a pencil case and I have to say it’s still like new and showing no signs of wear, tear or zipper weakness.

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After a considerable amount of searching I finally found it on the Ikea website (click here) otherwise you’ll just have to haul yourself along to your nearest store to pick one up personally – not a bad thing considering there’s so many other great items on offer for around the home. If like myself you’re a ‘self confessed candle addict’ I’d advise you give them a try too as they’re relatively long lasting and the fragrances are beautiful. I always end up stocking up on a few new packs every time I visit and as a result my cupboards are currently coming down with scented tea tree lights and candle holders!

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For the price, these handsome little holdalls are amazing quality, durable, roomy, functional and quite the eye candy… I’ve had numerous compliments about mine so far. So if you’re also on the look-out for a dazzling new cosmetic, make up or travel bag, get yourself down to your local Ikea store… it’s well worth the trip!

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