Thursday, September 26, 2013

Re-purposing Makeup Travel Cases as a Pen Case

I purchased this small train case from Target. The name of the brand is Sonia Kashuk, and although it appears that this specific print isn't on sale anymore, new prints can be found here. They are also pretty!



The quality is great and it's very sturdy. I've taken it on trips many times and put my makeup in it. The lip products being contained in a small removable pouch prevent them from making other items sticky, and the brushes hold up well when enclosed in the plastic. The whole case can be easily wiped clean.



I keep liquids like foundation and under-eye concealer in a separate ziplock bag while traveling and keep it upright in my purse. It would be a disaster if the containers leaked or the glass broke in the airplane so I keep it with myself! 


However, I can also re-purpose this handy case by using it as a pencil case. It works perfectly for pens, post-it notes and notepads. Back in school I remember when I used a pencil case, the pen cap would somehow open and get all over the eraser, or a mechanical pencil lead would break and fall into the case. Glue caps would open and make everything sticky. I thought using a makeup case was the perfect solution, since everything is compartmentalized beautifully!


Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions about where I purchased any of the products in the pictures, please feel free to leave a comment below! 

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11 comments :

  1. Super cute idea. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comment! I'll post it to your link party right now! :)

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  2. The eye shadow I gave you is in there :)

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  3. The eye shadow I gave you is in there :)

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  4. Hi, stopping over from Let's Get Social Sunday. Great ideas on your blog! I am pinning this one!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by, Kristin! :)

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  5. What a great idea! I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party over at Krafty Cards etc. http://kraftycardsetc.com/2013/10/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-12.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party, you have been chosen as one of the top 5 featured posts at tomorrow’s party.
      Have a lovely evening!
      Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
      http://kraftycardsetc.com/

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    2. Oh wow, thanks so much, Maria! Looking forward to your posts! :) Hope to see you back here soon!

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