Sunday, 1 May 2011

Storing my new LUSH

I thought I'd do a post about storage and organisation as I personally love looking at other peoples collections to get good tips and ideas, so I figured I'd post my new storage solution and hopefully it will inspire you :)
Either that or it will make you feel better about your own collection!

I've been holding onto this old GHD box for ages, and haven't been able to bring myself to throw it away!
Until Now I was just using it to house a few empty Travel-sized bottles, but most of the space was just wasted.

But now I have a mini-stash of LUSH I figured I'd use it to store it all :)
I didn't want the GHD logo on the lid though, and decided to make it more LUSH dedicated, so heres what I did:

Empty GHD Box
Lush Paper Bag
I cut up the above empty bag (I have 2 and this one was a bit too battered to use again for shopping, so thought this would be a nice way to recycle it) and used double-sided tape to fix it to the lid to cover the logo so now it looks like this:

Box Lid Now
Inside Box: Before
Above: Inside the GHD boxes there's a plastic holder fixed to the lid to hold an instructional manual and DVD. Obviously this space would be wasted left like this (plus it looks quite ugly) so I removed it (below)

Removing Plastic CD Holder
Below: I then put non-slip liner at the bottom of the box to stop my LUSH products from sliding around once they're in there.

Adding Non-slip Liner to the Bottom
Back of Lush Bag
Removing the plastic from the lid revealed plain cardboard, which again looked ugly, and I obviously wanted to cover it. I wanted to keep with the black theme, so I cut up the back of the LUSH bag (above) and fixed it to the inside of the lid (below)
I quite like the idea of having the LUSH Philosophy behind my products, as its this that has made me go as crazy about their products as I have. 

Inside of Box Lid
So BELOW is what the box looks like fully loaded with my mini-stash!

Things will eventually be moved around. Everythings spread out at the moment to make it look like theres more than there actually is! But theres plenty of room for more, which I love as sadly I'll be going over to the Portsmouth store for MORE with my birthday money. 

I really wasn't lying when I said I've gone crazy about LUSH :/

Where My Lush Products Now Live
Close-up (Sorry its blurry)
Whats really nice about this box is, the way the lid is, when its laid out like this theres a little ledge which sits all of my sample pots perfectly! (Below)

With hind-sight I'd have put a big magnet strip on the lid before fixing the LUSH philosophy to it, and then fixed little magnets to the bottom of the sample pots so I could have more all over the lid when the ledge eventually gets filled up :S
But never mind!
Sample Pots Sit Nicely Along the Ledge of the Lid
Another Close-up!
I absolutely love this and it's taken pride of place in front of my mirror where my old cleanser/toner/moisturiser etc products used to sit. LUSH's skincare products work so much better for me than any other products I've tried, so of course it had to take centre stage!

Hope this gives you a few ideas on storage, or what to do with random boxes you've got lying around!


1 comment:

  1. Ooo I really like the storage of this, I especially love how you put part of the bag on the inner lid. I love doing little crafty stuff like that!



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