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Saturday, 20 August 2011

[122] Make-up Storage with CoolKubes

Hello my loves I feel like it's been ages since I've blogged, I've been so busy I haven't had hardly any time to sit down and blog. I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. I have a really exciting post for you today, well if you are anything like me (A total make up junkie and storage geek) then you I am sure will appreciate this post. I was contacted a few weeks ago by a company called CoolKubes, they specialise in luxury acrylic make up storage. For the last few years now I have used Muji's clear acrylic drawers to store my make up but I have to be honest and say that I found them pretty difficult to use. I found the concept was perfect but they were just too small for the amount of make up I personally own. I also found that the drawers were diffiicult to pull out without them actually falling out. The Muji drawers I had also had the top which you could lift up which good at times. I liked the fact they were stackable so you could add to them and the fact that they were affordable, other than that they just became harder for me to store my collection. You can check the Muji drawers here HERE.

The inspiration for the design of the CoolKubes comes from the make up storage seen in Keeping up with Kardashians.

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(Image from Google)


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CoolKubes are designed to store cosmetics but I think they would be fab for anything, especially accesories! The Kubes are hand made from high quality acrylic. The depth is actually double the size of the Muji drawers which is amazing. The CoolKube measures 30x30x30 Cms.The Cool Kube comes in two designs the K5 is 5 drawers with a fixed top. I however opted for the K3 which is ideal for me. It has 3 drawers and double height bottom section, with removal top for larger products. You can see the full selection on the Cool Kubes site HERE

The retail price is for the CoolKubes K3 and K5 is £295, I know it's quite pricey but the quality is amazing. I do have some exciting news if any of you are interested in purchasing any of the CoolKube luxury storage then send them an email on Simplykubes@gmail.com quoting "MOULDYFRUIT REVIEW" and you will be entitled to a special launch price of £195.00 + £18.00 shipping, saving almost £100! If you are after something slightly smaller the CoolKube LITE 24cm (SRP £195 in either Blue or Pink) is constructed to the exact same quality with the same thickness acrylic as the K3, are also available at launch price of £135.00 + £18.00. 

Head over to their website HERE or alternately drop them an email at Simplykubes@gmail.com. This is a MouldyFruit exclusive and I am so privileged to be the first one reviewing the CoolKubes make up storage, I honestly love mine! 

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I had such a productive day clearing out my make up and reorganising it, this is how I have seperated it. 

In the top section with lift up top I have put al my face products. Primers, foundations, concealers and highlighters.

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In the second drawer are some of my lip products, I love the divider in the drawer it makes organising so easy. I have colour coordinated the lip glosses and some of my lipsticks. 

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In the third drawer I have my blushers and bronzers (Minus two blush MAC palttes which aren't photographed here)

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In the fourth double size drawer I have stored all my eye shadows and primers etc. I love the depth of it, it can store loads I currently have 6 MAC pro palettes in there and there is space for more. 

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Although the CoolKube can store most of my make up I am still using a few other things to store the other bits. 

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I like to have my lip and eye pencils in a pot so I can see them. 

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My MAC lipsticks are all in this little case I have from Sephora. 

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My brushes are stored in an acrylic stationary holder from Muji you can check it out HERE

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After completing my CoolKube transition I didn't really know what to do with my old Muji storage so I decided to keep it and sort out my nail polishes. Seriously I know this may be geeky but I am so in love with what I accomplished haha. I colour coordinated these also. 

Look how pretty it looks!! 

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I love nothing more than being able to see what I have, otherwise I forget and end up neglecting! 

So there you have it my updated make up storage, my LOVE for my new CoolKube K3 and my new use for my Muji storage system! Ahh I love organisation..

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What have you been up to today? How do you like to store your make up? 

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Lots of Love 



zara

The K3 was sent to me for review purposes, but my review was honest as always! 





31 comments :

  1. I think that these are practical for storing makeup, but I wouldn't buy them personally because (1) they're pricey (2) I don't have much makeup compared to other beauty bloggers &(3) the makeup looks cluttered because the storage container is clear

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  2. LOVE the coolkube drawers!! I hate that I can't stack things in my Muji drawers.. Definitely want these next! Great post :) xx

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  3. Do you not think that the fact they're willing to knock £100 off so easily just shows how overpriced they are to begin with??

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  4. wow i love the way all your nail polishes are colour coordinated!! :)

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  5. I'm coming to shop at your house! Awesome post!

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  6. I think these are amazing! Ive wanted one for so long. Honestly though, they are SO expensive! If a company came out with these but for a better price, i would def get one(or two). Imagine how many product you could buy with the money youd spend on one of those storage units! They are pretty amazing though! Lucky you! Xoxo

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  7. Wow love those coolkubes and the amount of make up it holds however too pricey.
    But I do love how everything looks, the nailposhes storage is fab aswell!
    xx

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  8. I have to agree with Joyce. They are far too expensive. You can buy similar storage drawers a lot cheaper in other places. Plus it looks cluttered because of the clear containers. I use A4 drawer units. They look very similar to the abover storage drawers but are a lot cheaper and are not clear so it does not look cluttered.

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  9. I love the new storage cubes. However, in my opinion they are too overpriced. But I'll keep my eye out for a cheaper alternative. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This looks amazing, so organized and pretty :) I think I like the look of this way better than Muji ones, which are nice too but just don't hold as much unless you have like 3 or 4 of the 5 drawer ones.

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  11. Great storage idea! I have a mini version of these i picked up from a departmental store. I'd love get one of these though! Sarah xx

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  12. Dont store ur polishes like that... They hav a chance on clumping and leaking ....

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  13. Ooooh CoolKube's seem good! I have Muji at the moment, but if I ever need any more I might give these a try!

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    1. You really should, I wasn't sure whether to spend the money, but I bought one, and I'm so happy I did.
      The quality is so much better than cheaper units
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  14. I use the Muji to store some of my makeup but due to the height of each drawer its not very practical for me since mines is holding mainly lipglosses.
    Loving your new storage

    www.raspcherry.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing...I can't wait to get a hold of those coolkube. fyi...loved how you color coordinated the nail polishes.

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  16. ugh so annoyed with myself, I just bought the muji system but after seeing this I prefer the lift off top :( ah well you never can have too much storage! The nail storage is amazing it looks like you have your own mini salon haha! xxx

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  17. Thank you all for your comments.. for those of you who think it's too cluttered it's how I personally like my make up to be stored and is also why I like clear acrylic drawers (to see what I have). I also understand the price is quite high and this is something I had discussed with CoolKubes when I was contacted for the review, hence the generous discount.

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  18. I love this! I would kill to look in Kimmy K's make up storage lol :) x

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  19. Great post. :) It all looks so organized and pretty; just the way I like it.

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  20. Wow they look great, love how you have the nail polishes organised! x

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  21. I love these but they are a bit pricey

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  22. I love the concept but I do agree that even with the discount they are still very expensive considering it is basically a plastic set of draws.I love the way you can see the make up and do not think it looks cluttered at all having watched the kardashian's and been well jealous of the storage they use (and there makeup collection).....I am sure they are excellent quality but perhaps they should bring out a range of cheaper ones e.g under 100........if it was 50-80 price range I would be all in :) xxx

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  23. i LOVE how you stored the nail polishes!

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  24. i like this idea, and i was looking for one similar not so long ago, but now i have recenlty bought a professional make up artist box from ebay to store my make up in, cant wait for it to come! because that way i can store my make up in an organised way, and not have it cluttering up space, i think it'd be different if i had a dressing table, but in my room, less clutter is best!
    but i love the way you've colour co ordinated things! that is something that i would do too!!
    XX

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  25. LOVE!!! looks great Zara...holds alot more than the muji and you can tell the quality is amaze!!! my ingers sometimes get stuck in the nuji ones too! hehe! xxx

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  26. WOW! Amazing collection hun and love the storage too. Might have inspired me...xx

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  27. WOW.

    I LOVED looking at these pictures, I am also a make up storage geek!!
    I've just brought some new make up storage containers from TK Maxx and I keep my nail polishes on a cute 2 tiered cake stand!
    I love your make up storage though and will definantly be looking into CoolKubes. They are pretty expensive, but my make up collection probably costs more than they do, so it's nice to have something reliable to keep it in!!
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  28. Oh I was really thinking of getting them until I saw the price, definitely shouldn't be splashing out that much when I should be saving for uni! They look brilliant though, definitely useful!x

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  29. I love this idea of storing your makeup in clear cases it makes everything so visible! I'm going to have to try something like this, I'm in some definite need of organization.

    www.beautynthingsblog.com

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