Makeup storage | DIY Beauty

March 5, 2013

DIY makeup storage

This weekend I stopped by China Mall to get a few supplies for ladybloggers and I obviously got side-tracked. I bought this cute tin bucket and a roll of glitter paper plus some 3D stickers.

I intended to use the bucket for the sunflower I’m currently growing, but when I got to my vanity table and saw the chaos that was there I had another idea. Most the items I use in my makeup application, with the exception of my eyeshadows, are cylindrical and are things I need easy access to. I’ve seen all the drawers and the fancy makeup storage ideas, but I never feel like those are appropriate for my daily routine because, I’m a slob and never return those items to the draws. I also want the quickest access to everything. So, an idea was born.

I just stuck on the 3D stickers using a strong adhesive and waited for it to dry. Once it was dry I popped everything inside and it works so well. It also adds some fun to my ‘study desk-cum-vanity’.

Total Cost: R15 plus R4.

I am definitely going back and buying one or two more for my lipsticks and eyeshadows πŸ™‚ You can also buy a small bucket for your hairclips!

DIY makeup storage, cheap makeup storage

diy makeup storage, cheap makeup storage

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  • Reply Mother City Mom March 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Great idea! I just did something similar for my makeup brushes because I was tired of them lying in the drawer getting dirty. I found an glazed ceramic jar to use as a brush holder

    • Reply zaamissbowtie March 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      send a picture of yours πŸ™‚ Would love to see! Also, I can’t believe we didn’t think of it earlier!

  • Reply Safiya Bhabha March 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Great Idea and very cute!! This reminds me that I really need to get my beauty products more organized!!

    • Reply zaamissbowtie March 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      thanks πŸ™‚ I feel like buying so many more now! it’s called a ‘baby shower’ bucket

  • Reply khatija April 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

    You should have a look at , they have amazing makeup storage

    • Reply zaamissbowtie April 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Yeah I’ve seen that πŸ™‚ I actually have a huge aluminium case I just wanted something to make some of my stuff accessible (and I am so broke πŸ˜‰

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