Easy Ways To Dress Up Your Ordinary Beauty Routine


It’s so easy to forget the basics when trying to get brushes + other makeup piles organized. I personally tend to get wrapped up in elaborate storage systems that not only cost a mini-fortune {seriously, I could by a few good pairs of shoes with money like that!} but after a while I get bored with one setup + I’m on to the next. So I reuse as much as possible + swap out other decorative storage items I may have been using elsewhere in my office space or really anywhere in my home.

You can easily add your brushes to a pretty jar, candle holder or decorative box. Even if you have a plain sectioned box you can use a small tube of paint from the craft store to give it some color + character. In my case I reused a glass candle jar. It’s a pretty large one that I think I got from BBW.

Easy steps:

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Freeze the jar for a couple of hours to pluck out any leftover wax {otherwise you will be scrubbing with soap forevah!}.

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I popped the wax out using a table knife. If you find yourself struggling with the wax pop the jar back in the freezer for another 30 minutes + then try again.

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After the wax is out wash clean + dry. Now is the time to wash it good! You don’t want any residue left over from the wax or anything else. {Tip: the brush heads may never touch the jar but my hands do so I used the same cleanser that I use for my face}

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And after a nano second of a thought I soaked the bottom label off too. It looks much better without it.

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Put the goods on display. You can add filler at the bottom or nothing at all. I use mine both ways.

You don’t have to put all of your treasures in a drawer or makeup case. Display your favorite buys + gifts. I typically leave out {makeup} products that I’m going to be testing just so I don’t forget about them!

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I used the lid of a box here + you can see my other brush storage jar {also a reused candle jar}.

There are so many inexpensive ways to dress + re-dress your products + tools as long as you have the basics.

{thanks for reading}


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