Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Flower Frog

I am a self confessed cosmetics junkie, I'm always buying nail polishes and lipsticks that quite frankly I don't need. So along with my little habit there is always the struggle to find space to store it all. I'm quite a messy person, so putting brushes and eye shadows away in cupboards and draws just doesn't function with me.. I like to have things out where I can use it quickly.
Whilst tidying up our heaving garage last month, my mum came across an old glass flower frog, which she thought would be nice for storing my make-up brushes. It's perfect for me as I can pop each of my most used brushes into the holder, rest it on my windowsil and I'm good to go in the mornings...




 If your anything like me and your not keen on dodgy storage which always ends up costing a bomb, this makes for a cheap alternative and it looks pretty cool too. The fact that it's glass always helps if your working with a small space too, it just blends any where you place it, yet still has affect. 
You can pick flower flogs up in charity shops and car boot sales cheaply (or as your granny if she has one lurking around) as they are pretty much a thing of the past... and If your not big into make-up you can always store pens, pencils or paintbrushes in one instead, or candles or joss sticks. The options are endless :) 

Let me know if you've tried this, or any other interesting storage solutions you have.. 

xxx

28 comments:

  1. That is pretty much perfect! I'll have to see if I can hunt one down- I like how it separates them all (I hate the thought of the bristles rubbing together... just me? ok)

    The January Girl

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  2. Yes you must, you can pick them up for pennies. I know what you mean about the bristle thing they get all misshapen when they're all pushed together.. I'm very protective over my brushes (loser).

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  3. i dont know why i've never thought of doing this! im always just putting my brushes down and the end up rolling under my bed! this actually looks really cool as well x

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    1. That sounds like me, I'm always find make up and brushes under my bed xx

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  4. What stippling brush is that? :) xx

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    1. The stippling brush is a Laura Mercier one, it's from the travel collection from last Christmas x

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  5. I have it on my desk and I put all of my pens and pencils in it. The one you are using is very pretty!

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  6. I love the storage for these :) I have this collection too.
    LaceyLoves

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  7. What a good idea!! It looks like a make up brush tree haha... I've recently been trying to de-clutter the dressing table and I'm definitely considering popping down to the local market in search for one of these X

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    1. Yeah I usually find them lurking around in Charity Shops, I may even pick up some if I see any around. I can always sell them on here :) x

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  8. That's such a good idea! I really need to store my make up/brushes/EVERYTHING better.

    Ava Tallulah

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    1. I still need to store the rest of it too! x

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  9. Thank you for visiting, Harri!
    Believe it or not, but I rarely wear any makeup. My three year old seems much more interested than I am. However, I like your idea and I LOVE your shed!
    Lilli
    x

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  10. This is such an amazing idea, I would have never thought about it! Thanks for sharing :)

    Stop by and check out my blog :)
    http://dawndugong.blogspot.com

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  11. I use a flower pot from Ikea to store mine haha

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Love this idea!! I use an old royal mug for my make up brushes.

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  13. Awesome idea! I just use a decorative vase type thing to store mine, but this looks so much better! x

    sophee.co.uk

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  14. This is such an excellent idea - going on the hunt for one of these asap! I have my great grandmother's dressing table set that's all glass as well so this would totally match in (I dream of having a vintage 50s dressing table set up!)

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    1. Sounds amazing, if I ever find anymore, I'll definitely put them up for sale :) x

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  15. just a great idea! lovely. xx

    habotai.blogspot.co.uk

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