19 April 2012

How To: Organise your Beauty 'stuff'

If you all haven't heard of StumbleUpon then first and foremost, go and check it out...you're welcome. I have the app on my phone and adore flicking through all kinds of websites it provides me with when I have spare moments here and there. I find amazing quotes, fantastic DIY's and lots of odd bod websites I never would have found on my own. I stumbled upon (get it?) this amazing little DIY the other night though and knew I had to share it. So enjoy these little easy and creative ways to store your jewllerly and make up.

Coffee bean brush holder

This simple project keeps your makeup brushes upright and organized. Plus, your bedroom will smell like coffee every morning. Yum.

What you need:
• small, clear plastic tub (one side should be open)
• coffee beans/ small grains, etc.

1. Take the clear tub, and fill with coffee beans and/ or small grains (whichever you prefer)
2. Stick your brushes into the coffee beans, brush side up.

Rake organizer

Sure, you can buy little hooks to hang your necklaces, but we like this rustic, shabby-chic take on jewelry organization. And it's so easy ...

What you need:
• old rake
• screw and screwdriver
• sandpaper (optional)
• Rustoleum (optional)

1. Unscrew the handle from the old rake.
2. If the rake is rusted, sand off the rust or cover the metal with an anti-rust spray paint like Rustoleum.
3. Drill the screw into the wall/ door of where you'd like the rake to hang.
4. Hang the rake on the screw, rake prongs down. Arrange your necklaces on the prongs.

Magnetic makeup board

Is your makeup strewn all across your bathroom counter? Do you spend 30 minutes digging in your vanity drawer for your favorite blush? If so, you'll love this magnetic makeup board. Not only does it keep your makeup organized, but it also looks super cute on your wall.

What you need:
• old picture frame
• acrylic paint
• spray adhesive
• metal sheet or baking sheet
• piece of fabric
• mini magnets
• strong glue, like E-6000
• old, empty pill bottles

Instructions: 1. Find an old frame, and remove the glass. Paint the frame a fun color.
2. Take the frame to the local hardware store and ask them to cut a piece of metal to fit inside the frame, or use an old baking/cookie sheet if it already fits.
3. Cut a piece of fabric to the size of the metal sheet, and attach it to the metal sheet with some spray adhesive.
4. After the spray adhesive has dried, attach the metal sheet to the frame.
5. Line up all your makeup products — blushes, bronzers, eyeshadows — and attach a mini magnet to each item. Use a heavy duty glue to attach the magnets.
6. Take an old pill bottle and throw away the top. Paint the bottle. Once dry, attach a few magnets to one side of the bottle. Fill the old pill bottle with brushes, eyeliners, or mascaras.
7. Place each makeup product on the sheet, as well as the old pill bottle.


  1. Ahh I love the coffee bean idea! So adorable.

  2. Fantastic... I seriously need to organize my make up and jewelry! Ugh... such a disaster.

  3. These ideas are fantastic, thanks for sharing! I'm gonna start working on the brush holder ;)


  4. YES the Coffee brush holder looks so so gorgeous but so so simple - its going to be the first one I try (Plus a bathroom smelling of coffee is amazing in my opinion).

    Anna xx

  5. Such fabulous tips. Thanks for sharing, love. If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo


  6. i'm not so good at brushes...so i like ur post..pretty helpfull i guess
    btw be sure to check out my NEW POST

  7. The magnetic makeup board is a fabulous idea!! So glad you posted this. ;-)

  8. My brush holder looks almost exactly the same, but instead of cofffee beans, I have some glass beads in it. :)


  9. THANKS for this, all my beauty stuff are always so cluttered! Great ideas!

  10. This is so attractive post! tell me if you wanna follow each others blog! ;)


  11. Thanks for this lovely informative post, these ideas are so useful and seem simple enough to accomplish! I like the idea of a magnetic board, but think I'd do it inside a cupboard.

  12. I think the coffee bean make up brush holder is absolutely GENUIS!


  13. I've seen so many awesome posts about organizers! These have furthered my inspiriation to do a DIY! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Rachel


  14. Great tips, thanks for sharing! xoxo

  15. these are quite good ideas, I especially like the first one with the coffee beans ;-)

    xxx Anita

  16. What fabulous ideas! I especially love the coffee beans one :)

  17. oh i love these ideas, i can be really messy so this would great for me !


  18. Wow, Jessica, this post is perfect timing becuase I need to organize my jewelry so bad. I love this and that it's DIY, great job


  19. Awesome!!! Great ideas!!

  20. Great post! I keep my beauty brushes (and mascaras and some lip glosses) in a glass jar with dried rose petals at the bottom (the rose was a gift from my boyfriend). Keeps things smelling great too! xo

    www.cashmerekinetic. com

  21. Great ideas, I especially like the rake one :o)



  22. The coffee beans with the makeup brushes is brilliant!! I'm a new follower - Hope you check my blog out and follow back if you like:)

  23. I like the coffee beans idea! It looks good and would smell good too.




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