Monday, 10 August 2015

Makeup Storage Solutions/Alternatives using Nutella and Ferrero Rocher packaging

Makeup storage that is affordable is something I am always on the lookout for and I usually get mine from Homebase, H&M or Ikea. However, last Christmas I had a few bits and pieces of makeup lying out on my desk that I wanted to tidy up and found an even cheaper alternative.

nutella glass ferrero rocher storage makeup alternative

My aunt had got me a box of Ferrero Rocher’s as a present and once I worked my way through it I tried out a few blushers and bronzers inside and was happy with how they fit. It also easily holds a few eye shadow quads from Soap and Glory and the fact it’s so compact encourages me to use different makeup I have more often!

ferrero rocher alternative makeup storage


Similarly, a few of my eye products started rolling around my desk and were too small for my Ikea plant pots which are already full of brushes so I went downstairs and grabbed a Nutella glass. It was the perfect size to store mascaras, eyebrow pencils and concealers!

nutella glass makeup storage alternative

Anyway, I thought I would put up a quick post showing how I use my alternative storage for anyone who is maybe on a budget (and also so I would have an excuse to buy myself a box of Ferrero Rocher and another jar of Nutella)! It’s definitely not the most pretty of storage but it’s cheap and it’s handy and you do get a chocolate fix out of it :)

The Ferrero Rocher packaging can also be used for storing lipsticks upright or chubby lip pencils laid down which is what I’m using my second one for now! 

ferrero rocher lipstick alternative makeup storge

ferrero rocher packaging lipstick makeup alternative storage

 Here’s a little look at what powders fit in my Ferrero Rocher packaging.It’s the perfect size for the Soap and Glory eye shadow quads (What’s Nude and Smokey Dokey) and Solar Powder, The Balm’s Bahama Mama, The Body Shop Honey Bronzer 02, L’Oreal Glam Bronze 06, Illamasqua blusher in Hussy and the Wet n Wild blushers (Mellow Wine and Pearlescent Pink)!

soap and glory eye shadow quads illamasqua wet n wild loreal the balm the body shop

 While we're on the subject of Nutella jars, does anyone else have about 100 Simpson’s glasses from a few years back? I was obsessed! Do you use anything strange to store your makeup in? 
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  1. I love this idea! I'll have to give it a try plus it's a great excuse to eat chocolate!

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  2. This is such a good idea and what a cheap alternative to buying acrylic storage!
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    1. So cheap! So good if you're starting out or haven't found the perfect storage to splurge on yet! Xx

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  3. Such a great idea for a post, nutella glass jars, are perfect for drinking glasses x

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    1. Totally agree! I have them coming out of my ears at home! Xx

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  4. great idea! :) you can easily decorate this :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Totally! I hadn't thought of doing that! Xx

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  5. I do this too with the ferrero rochers boxes! I never thought much of the nutella jars though, but it does give me a reason to buy more nutella now ;) xx

    http://www.perks0fbeingnazia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Any reason to buy Nutella is a good one! Xx

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  6. These are such great DIY option and I've never even thought of them before. I'm not really much of DIY person so I can only say that I've used beauty subscription boxes to separate makeup in my drawers x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

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    1. Those are great! I love watching makeup collections where they are all neatly arranged by makeup product! Xx

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  7. Yay! Recycling and beauty storage in one! I love posts like this, they help show that you don't always have to go all-out and get fancy storage for your makeup. Plus, you're reusing packaging and re-purposing them which keeps them from the garbage and such!

    I use all kinds of odd things for makeup storage, a small plant vase for brushes, some wicker baskets from around the house, the list goes on :)

    Erin
    http://orchidsandtea.blogspot.ca

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    1. Hell yes! I'm all for reusing random bits from around the house :) xx

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  8. What a good idea! They hold quite a bit!!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. They really do! Good excuse to buy more products if there's room left over :P xx

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  9. omg the ferroro roche box idea is amazing! definitely need to give that a go x

    illustratedwardrobe.com

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  10. This is something I definitely have to do because of all the nutella I have lying around haha!
    x Aimee / abronzedbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Not just for using as drinking glasses ;) xx

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  11. My favorite combination! Chocolate and makeup! ;) This is such a clever organization alternative though! Great Read! xoxo

    www.midwesternmamalove.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm craving ferrero rochers again now! Xx

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  12. I love DIY storage, I use jars and cups for some of my makeup and I found a spice holder that I painted to look nice to hold my nail varnish and lipsticks :)

    www.taylormayed.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh I like the sound of that! I could do with better nail polish storage! Xx

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  13. I actually really love the Nutella jar idea haha - bit more purse friendly that the empty Diptyque jar thing ;) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  14. Great idea, I use a cutlery drawer seperater thing from Ikea to keep my make-up tidy in my drawer!!

    http://catrionaar.blogspot.ie/

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  15. i love this idea
    so tempted to go get some chocolates to use the box for my lipsticks

    beingeilidhblogspot.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Love the idea of using a ferrero rocher box as storage for palettes! I never quite know how to store them, as they don't fit in my MUJI makeup box. Lovely post doll!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle
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  17. I love your blog! I am glad I discovered you and I like what I see. Followed you in join my site would love a follow back in return :-) I like your idea here how to organize it quite nicely and it shows off the makeup in such a chic way. xx http://bauchlefashion.com

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    1. Thank you! Yep definitely keeps it all in one handy to reach place! Xx

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  18. This is so clever. I never thought of any of these ideas. Whilst I'm on a diet I will have to put off emptying a nutella jar & ferrero rocher tub but maybe one day! xx

    Karan||studentbeautyhack

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    1. Haha I feel your pain! And wish I had your self control! Xx

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  19. Oh wow, this is such a good idea!
    Make use of the things that we don't think might be useful.
    Thumbs up!

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    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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  20. How have I not thought about this Danielle! Such a good idea, thank you for sharing the creativity :)

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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    1. Good excuse to buy some chocolate if nothing else! Xx

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  22. Fab ideas! Luckily I don't like Nutella so I can give it all to the hubby and save the calories! xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. You'll be in the good books for weeks! Xx

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  23. I love recycling old containers like these for organizing stuff! Basically every storage box in my vanity drawer is from old holiday packaging and lids to random boxes like this haha, its so much more convenient then buying a bunch of overpriced tiny containers. And, I don't feel like I'm being so wasteful (though in America our Nutella definitely doesn't look that cool! we get plastic little peanut bar jars.)

    eightbitbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no! The glass jars are the best bit! Well second best after the Nutella itself obvs, they used to do special Simpsons ones and the Flintstones too I think, I have a whole cupboard devoted to them haha. Yeah I love pretty packaging for storage too, it's too nice to throw away! Xx

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  24. Cute idea! I actually tend to recycle containers from food or q-tips as well and use them to store things in!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  25. Loved this post! So amazingly creative. I'm boring and use the store bought stuff - the only thing I re-purpose are those BBW candle jars that everyone does. But I love the Ferrero Rocher packaging for lipstick! I'll keep this in mind come the Holidays...


    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  26. Such clever ideas, and so much cheaper than going Muji!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. Defintely! Is it bad I want the Muji too though?! :P xx

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  27. I never thought of this!! All of my makeup is currently in jars or on shelfs needing a good home! I'm definitely going to try this, there's always a jar of Nutella in the house! :)
    - Molly x
    molly-ap.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Always! And if not its a good excuse to buy another one! Xx

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  28. SWEET! ;) this is such a sweet idea :D


    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  29. this is such a great idea, i use old iphone/ipad boxes to store my make-up in drawers! can't believe i never thought of this before, thanks for the tip! x

    lovejordanashley.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Haha OMG I use my Nutella container too.. *High Five*

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    1. They are good for so much more than just eating Nutella out of! Xx

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  31. This is SUCH an awesome idea! We usually reuse the Nutella tubs for drinking glasses, but come christmas we always have so many of those Fererro boxes lying around. Thanks for sharing!

    Kirstie | Kimamely Beauty

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    1. nutella drinking glasses are so handy! I have a mountain of them at home! I eat way too much Nutella :) xx

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  32. Omg this idea is sooo cool! I need to buy the Ferrero Rocher !! They are soo good and so useful. Thanks a lot ! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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