Savvy and pretty storage ideas to help Mother Nature

Who says we can't do our bit for the environment in style? I'd be the first one to disagree because not to go all Obama on you guys, but YES WE CAN! I think 2014 is shaping up to be the year that I run for the Ms Friendliest to Mother Nature title. Dude, where's my crown? I'd settle for a sash. If you know me at all, you'd know that I'm not exactly the most organised person in the world. Organised? Try disorganized. But when it comes to keeping my make-up stash tidy? That's a different story. Never one to have my beauty bits and bobs just lying around, I'm forever looking for practical, functional yet cheap but still pretty storage for my stash. And who would have thought it? I came up with 3 easy storage ideas and yet you don't even need to leave the house for them. Sort of. It's time to recycle, ladies and gents :)

Option 1: Jar of Glosses- Everyone needs their caffeine fix to function in the morning, right? While you're at it, why don't you recycle those coffee jars and store your favourite glosses inside? I was fortunate enough to have this beaut of a jar that's large enough to store some of my glosses. As the glass jar is transparent, it's really easy for me to see all the glosses, thereby increasing the chances of them being a contender for the daily lip choice. Now that they are completely visible, I no longer have an excuse for neglecting them.

Option 2: Tin of Polishes Who doesn't love cookies? This two tier, girly tins were originally meant to store cookies and cakes but due to the gorgeous, dainty floral and polka dot design, I felt it deserved a spot on top of my dressing table. Because I have a relatively small nail polish collection ( for now anyway), I decided to store them inside. This option is more suitable for small to medium bottles because anything bigger just won't fit, unless you plan on storing the polishes all lying down. However, that would seriously limit your storage space. I got these gorgeous tins during the Christmas sale at my local Boots. I can't remember the name of the brand but check out the homeware section of departments stores. They bound to have some similar items in stock. :)

Option 3: Box of Favourites Always fancied the look of acrylic storage? But can never seem to afford the likes of MUJI? Don't fret, pet because you can just pick up a box of Ferrero Rocher (alternatively, you can ask your boyfriend to buy a box for you. Even better*hint* *hint*) scoff the chocolates and hey presto, you'll have yourself some aesthetically pleasing storage solution for your daily favourite make-up items.  Whether you choose to share the yummy chocolates or not is completely up to you. I'm quite the selfish person especially when it comes to chocolates but the bitter phrase of a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips may help to put things into perspective. ;) Whilst on the subject of daily favourites, NARS Casino bronzer, Urban Decay Naked Palette, 17 Mirroshine in Belle and Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso all have permanent residency here. #forevermyfaves

Doesn't it feel great to know that we can help the environment while also benefiting along the way? Have a closer look around your own home. You never know what you might come across that can be recycled and be put to good use. These 3 options just happen to be the ones that I found in my own home. Feel free to call me the Queen of Recycling. See, I always knew being a caffeine, cookie and chocolate addict would eventually come in useful one day. Psychic? Kind of.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh the ferrero box works perfectly!
    I love reusing glass candle holders and Oreo trays for storing makeup. The ridges in the Oreo trays are great for holding blush and eyeshadows x


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