Sunday Sharing: The Makeup Box That Is My Birthday Gift

This is the most special gift I received. My husband is in manufacturing, and he made this makeup box for me, from A to Z. He drew the blueprint, inspected and changed it a few times before we got this. We are making another improved one, yes, because I need another, and for other reasons I will announce soon, AND there is always room for improvement. I want the handles and some other stuff changed. Who would know better than a makeup enthusiast, eh? ;-)

Welcome to my organized chaos. My makeup box called LuxCube (hubs used to be a DJ when he was in the USA, called DJ Lusciouscube, hence the name).

 

 

We talked about this idea because let’s face it, those in the market are either too expensive, or just not what I’m looking for. Those I want are not available in the country and even if international shipping is available, it will be too expensive. I want something sturdy that looks solid. This concept is nothing new. I went to Muji, wanting to get their organizers but the stackables are too small and flimsy for a big price. So I complained to hubs who kindly said he’d make it for me. I didn’t know he was serious.

Anyway, pictures below show how I use it. I’m not a perfectionist, so IĀ organizeĀ it in a way that I can manage. I need some chaos to be orderly, if you know what I mean. I’ll let the pictures do the talking :-)

 

 

I realise I really need a divider for my eye shadow singles/duos drawer. Those I could depot are already in their new homes, and I will show you the palettes one day. This last one, the deepest drawer, is the most organised, I’m so proud. Even the font I used is more orderly. LOL! I don’t need to label the palettes because I know them by heart already.

 

 

I still have my huge Z-palettes and MAC 15 pan palettes in one of my vanity drawers, foundations and base products in another drawer. Nail polishes are in the bathroom. I like to limit my storage space so that I wouldn’t hoard. If there are things that don’t fit, then it’s time to consolidate. So I either depot or give to friends or do a blog sale.

How do you store your makeup? I’m always looking for storage ideas so please share!

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://www.prettybeautiful.net xin

    awww your husband is so so sweet!!!!! how much does it cost to manufacture one like this? :D is it open for ordering?

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hi Xin, hubs and I are planning something, and I’ll announce it as soon as we’re ready :-)

  • http://beautycabby.com lyn

    That is so freakin’ awesome! I love the idea and the compartment below for bigger items. I can see this flying off the shelves if you / husband decides to start selling them ;-) I’ll be one of your first customers… hehehe…

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Really? Aaw… thank you! We’re working on something and once it’s ready, I’ll be sure to let everyone know :-)

  • http://www.street-love.net Fiona

    I’d want to buy one too :). Nearly bought one from Muji last week. RM89.90 for a small one if I’m not mistaken. But then I think what can I put in such a small box haha

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hi Fiona, I know! Imagine getting 5 tiers, that would amount to about RM450!! That’s why I didn’t get it. Furthermore, the plastic is quite thin and flimsy. Please keep your eyes peeled. We’re working on it :-)

  • Jennifer

    Oh this is awesome! I love it because it’s transparent and organized! Kudos to your hubs :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Jennifer. I’ll let him know :-)

  • JennyS

    Lily, it’s really awesome. It’s real sweet and thoughtful of your hubby. Wish I can get one too. Will u think of making and selling it?

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Yes Jenny :-) Will keep you posted!

  • Jen Nie

    very well organised… i feel so ashamed with mine!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Oh don’t be. Mine used to be crazy messy too!!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Wow, Lily–your hubby is SUPER talented. That looks AMAZING–I would SO want one of those!! I love how he did all the different compartments in different sizes and shapes. It really is an incredible work of art! Jealous!! :P

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      But Becca, you can buy Clear Cube in the States! On another note, I AM loving this :-D

  • germs

    oh my this is such a great solution! how sweet of your husband to make it for you :) do let us know if you’re going to make and sell this? would be more than willing to pay a premium for shipping to singapore cos it’s so hard to find a good one around here!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Germs :-) Will definitely let all of you know! I’m getting excited now…

  • http://extrapetitemom.blogspot.com Effa Haniza

    OMG!!! I’ll be your customer too if you decided to sell this :DDD

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thanks Effa :-) The store will be coming up soon so please stay tuned and tell your friends about it!

  • http://beautefabuleuse.wordpress.com Stephanie/Yukaeshi

    This is indeed a beautiful work of art and love! I really, really love it! So sweet indeed :)

    And I want one too :P Maybe one for my Ikea Alex drawer(s), and I am currently in the market for a ring + watch box, which is really rare! Can I custom order one from your husband? :P

    P/S: I didn’t know your husband DJ-ed! That’s amazing!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you Steph! Yes, hubs was a DJ and he gave it up to come home. About your request, Whatsapp me!

  • Bugs

    Awww…SO SWEET of your hubby to actually made the box for you.

    I need one with bigger deeper drawer for my unopened (yet) skincare items… Need to start on measuring now while waiting for your “store” to open.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hehehe thanks Bugs :-)

  • http://www.mywomenstuff.com Paris B

    That’s excellent! And its a great business idea too :) I am in 2 minds about these, having seen a couple around. I actually never paid much attention until someone I know got it. I supppose I prefer everything enclosed rather than visible. But that’s just me of course. Can always change my mind ;)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I’ve always been employed so when it comes to business, I leave it to the hubs. Ah, concept is clear, but that can always change too ;-) That aside, this box has helped a lot in storage space. Whew!

  • Gin

    it is a superb idea that u guys are making these!!! cant wait!
    i’ve always wanted a makeup box but the available ones are all out of my range =(

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hi Gin, I used to use document trays. LOL! Don’t worry. Time is on your side :-)

  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    Holy moly Lily! You are such a lucky woman because this is just like a dream!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Haha thanks Teri :-)

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    ooo what a nice husband you have! good luck with everything if you decide to sell it!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thank you! He can be sweet if he wants to ;-)

  • Cindy Liew

    I want! I want!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      LOL! In the midst of setting up store :-) Coming soon…..

  • Val

    Hi lily, have you started selling this makeup box yet?