Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Sweet Treats

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I'm a pretty messy person generally. I'd like to be naturally neat but it is something I have to work at. When it comes to my bathroom especially there is makeup, brushes, skin products, you name it everywhere, and they generally get a good splashing every time I wash my hands or face too!

I've been looking for a way to store my products that's a little bit neater, and less liable to get messy for a while, but most makeup storage is either designed for people with a lot more makeup than me, or just plain ugly.  Enter Shini, who tweeted a photo of these cute silver ice cream cones the other week, and I fell in love! It is the perfect solution for all my tubes and brushes, and looks pretty on my dressing table too.

They are actually intended for putting ice cream in them, but since discovering the website they are from, culinary concepts, I have visions of storing my jewellery on cake stands and nail varnish in a butter dish!

In the cones:
Benefit - The Porefessional
Blink and Go Mascara
Mac Liquidlast Liner 
Topshop 'eyes' makeup brush

Caudalie SOS thirst quenching serum (sample)
Real Techniques stippling brush
Mac lipsticks in Velvet Teddy and Ruby Woo

Also photographed:
Chloe Perfume
Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation in Shell
Topshop Blush in Head Over Heels
Figs & Rouge lip balm in Rambling Rose
Mabelline Colour Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe

21 comments:

Mat said...

sweet cones, they'd make a cool gift

EilidhPie said...

That's such a good idea, the cones are so sweet! I'd use a cake stand for jewllery! Xo

Rachel said...

Oh these are amazing! I currently keep my brushes, eyeliners etc. in an plane white enamel old scented candle jar, but I want a Diptyque one to do the same job!

Marta said...

These are so nice, I need something similar :)xx

Gillian said...

Those cones are so pretty, such a good idea for makeup storage! Much nicer than the boring mugs I'm currently using to hold my makeup brushes!

─░pek said...

Culinary devices are life savers in so many situations! I loved the cones, they look simple and pretty. (My make up is all around the place too - which is both messy and a waste of time since I spend more time trying to find a lipstick than putting on the make up itself.)

xStroutx said...

How adorable are these! I like anything that reminds me of icecream...

Jess Lice said...

I love your make-up :)
your last look is amazing!

love your dress <3

daisychain said...

I need those cones in my life!

jessica sandoval said...

Your makeup is so cute an picturesque!

Jessica | Vixenelle

LilyLipstick said...

Such a cute way to store make-up. I love how it still makes your products accessible, I have a vanity case make-up box but its not really convenient for the products I reach for everyday. The Porefessional and the Caudalie Serum are two of my current faves! x

PinkBow said...

I loved these too when shini posted them, so cute!

Hayley said...

I love the cones, I don't think I could ever eat from them though!

Sherin said...

These cones are such a fantastic idea. My make up is all over the place.

Winnie said...

Oh you got them! I saw your comment to Shini and wondered if you would get them. I think they're fab and they really are the most fun things for storage! SO cute.

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Love the cones - such a good idea! I'm always on the lookout for pretty soap dishes to store my earrings in :)

My Hideaway said...

Oh I need to do something like this too. At the moment, I keep everything in a makeup bag that I throw under the bathroom sink, but inevitably, tops come off of powders and it gets all over everything else in the bag. Those silver cones are super cute, and it's so smart to think of a kitchen supply place; they have all sorts of great containers.

Kim said...

They are so cute and so practical. I use vintage glassware like bowls and dishes to store my make-up essentials, hairgrips etc. I'm all for use-able pretty storage! x

Krissy B said...

These are SUPER cute! I love them! Fortunately, I don't have a lot of make-up, etc. so my washroom isn't too cluttered or disastrous in terms of organisation, but I fear I'm starting to out grow my storage space. I wonder if I'm clever enough to DIY this...

Leia said...

Love this idea!

Kimberlee said...

Super cute! I used toothbrush holders to hold my brushes and got a few plastic drawers to hold my makeup :)