Beads are OUT, crushed mirror is IN

I’ve been looking for the perfect way to store my makeup brushes. I’ve played around with different containers, beads, etc. trying to find the right combination. Alas, the search is over. I found bags of crushed mirror at Michaels (available in a variety of colors). I chose the silver because it reminded me of glitter and it matched my glitter-topped vanity.



To recreate this you’ll need:

1 long glass container approximately 4 – 5″ tall (I got mine at Michaels for $14.99)

2 – 3 bags of crushed mirror (Michaels)

1 – 2 bags of clear large beads, to line the bottom (I got these at the Dollar Tree. This is optional, but I chose to do this to save on cost since the crushed mirror is a bit pricey in comparison)

Just layer and insert your brushes! I chose to separate my face brushes on the left and eye brushes on the right.

What do you think of this way to store makeup brushes? How do you store yours?


DIY | How to De-pot Makeup, Reduce Clutter!

Getting organized and clutter free is a constant focus of mine. As my makeup collection grew, I realized that I needed to reduce the space it took up. One of the ways I accomplished this was de-potting many of my eyeshadows, blushes and bronzers, to create my own palettes.

So de-potting saved me this much clutter:




Now, neatly organized:IMG_4319


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • sharp metal object (I used a sewing needle)
  • Z palette (or other empty palette)
  • magnetic circles to attach the makeup pot to the palette
  • rubbing alcohol or acetone
  • q-tips
  • wax paper
  • hair iron

Watch me do it:

Did you try de-potting? What method did you use? Leave your comments below. 🙂