Thursday, 28 June 2012

Cute Yet Practical Nail Varnish Storage

One of the things I seem to be obsessed with right now is nail varnish. I buy one and seem to instantly find another I want to buy - so my small(ish) collection is ever growing! As you can see from the picture below, I'd been keeping my nail varnishes is a plastic zip up Clinique bag - I can't for the life of me remember where I got this, I think it came with an eye themed set I bought awhile ago. The varnishes were already teetering on the edge of this bag and the recent addition of my Barry M Chameleon varnishes meant I definitely needed something new. 


Then the other day I was walking past a Store Twenty One and spotted some cute storage boxes in the window. They had a quite a good range of designs and sizes and I ended up coming away with the two boxes below. You can tell they're not the best quality in the world, but they're decent enough! The smaller box was a bargain £1.99 and the larger box £2.99. The small box opens upwards on a hinge using a pretty bit of ribbon, whereas on the bigger box it has handles on the ends and the lid just comes straight off.
I LOVE the colour of these and the vintage type pattern. My boyfriend and I have been thinking we'll re-decorate our bedroom soon and now I've got my heart set on this pale shade of turquoise combined with cream/white. Not the most manly shade, but he'll get used to it I'm sure... :-)


I've almost already filled up the small box, but I've always got the bigger one for when space runs out! I might even go back and get another small one, then I can split my varnishes between the two and use the bigger one for makeup (or vice versa). On a different note, I'm not sure why the ribbon between the lid and the actual box is only on one side, but they were all like this, so it's a mystery!

What I really like about these boxes is that they're cheap yet nice to look at, plus they're really practical- easy to store on top of one another wherever you have space.

You can't seem to view or buy Store Twenty One's range of storage online, but they do have a store locator if you fancy seeing if there's a store near you. To go to their website, click here.

How do you store your nail varnish collection?

Beauty Bird xx

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10 comments

  1. I have loads of these store 21 boxes, they are saviours for someone so naturally messy as I.

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    1. I think they are now my saviour too! Love them! x

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  2. Such a great idea! :)
    I enjoyed reading this post!

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Love those boxes, they are really cute. Might be an idea for me to get my hands on something similar, I was storing my polishes on a pretty vintage dish, but it is ridiculously overflowing now! Ha.
    Mel x

    http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oooh like the sound of that, nice idea! The boxes are easy to store them in though x

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  4. Those boxes are really pretty!

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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    1. They really are! Thanks for commenting!x

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  5. This is a really good idea! :D I recently bought some flat boxes that have little storage sections (they might even be stationary storage haha) but they do the job! :)Unfortunately I'm a complete organisation freak and they have to be colour ordered. ahaha! Hannah xxx


    www.palindromepoppet.com

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    1. Haha I was going to try and put them in some kind of order, but I've got so many different brands and colours there just didn't seem like a sensible way of doing it- so I just lobbed them in!!x

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