You and I are friends, right? So by now you probably already know that I LOVE makeup and makeup brushes, but what I love even more – is a neatly organised collection. Every morning, I enjoy walking into my beauty room and seeing everything all lined up & organised on my vanity. I adore the clean, white furnishings in the room and some days I honestly think: “This room should be on Pinterest.”
Back in 2015 I blogged about Glam Cubes, and reviewed their 4-level acrylic makeup storage unit in this blog post. I was so impressed with the quality of the organiser, that I purchased a second 5-level acrylic makeup storage unit too (ya’ll already know I own way too much makeup for one person). Each unit rests on either side of my vanity table and currently store about 60% of my makeup collection. I like to keep the makeup products I use most often at my fingertips, and the rest are stored in my IKEA MALM drawers.
I highly recommend you check out my ‘Review – Glam Cubes Acrylic Makeup Storage’ blog post because:
♥ There’s a sneaky peek of my makeup collection.
♥ Everything you need to know about Glam Cubes is detailed in the post.
♥ I also listed makeup organisation storage tips in the post.
Anyway, so Glam Cubes recently added a couple of new products to their range of acrylic storage units. There are 2 new makeup brush holders and 1 makeup palette holder. When they sent me their first brush holder design (the GBH001 unit), I wasn’t a fan. I didn’t like the flip top – I found it was difficult to remove the brushes, because I had to reach in from the top and pull them out by their brush heads. I shared my thoughts and concerns with them, and sent them some ideas on designs that I thought would be much more user-friendly. A couple of months later, they sent me an updated design with an angled flip top lid – exactly what I had in mind! I still use the original 3-compartment brush holder, but I like to store my Urban Decay (review), Too Faced (review), Sleek Makeup, and theBalm eyeshadow palettes in there (it’s the perfect height & depth / width).
The updated Glam Cubes Makeup Brush Holder has 2 compartments and is a bit smaller than the original (which had 3 compartments), but I’m sure they’ll expand their brush storage family at some stage to include larger units. Goodness knows, if you’re a brush hoarder (like moi) then then a XXL size is definitely the way to go – haha!
As mentioned the new design, features an angled flip top lid with a cute little oval-shaped handle. I really like this design, it’s so much easier to use (and easy to clean). When you purchase a Glam Cubes brush holder, it is delivered as-is with no filler beads. If, like me, you want your brushes to stand up straight, then you’ll have to get yourself a pack of coffee beans or craft pearls to fill the bottom of the holder. I recently DIY’ed gold glitter coffee beans to fill my other brush holders, but I didn’t show them in the photos above because the gold clashed with the copper ferrules on my new MakeupBowtique brushes. Plus I like how the dark beans contrast with the white brush holder base & the white brushes…plus, I’m a coffee addict (and the smell of coffee beans in my beauty room is just heavenly!).
Why choose a brush holder with a lid? You know how you dust and clean your vanity / dressing table on a very regular basis? Well, quickly ask yourself if you actually dust your makeup brushes. And then stop to think about the amount of dust that probably accumulates in the bristles of those makeup brushes. Yep, it’s kinda gross… I know I don’t dust my rather large collection of makeup brushes every week, and I shudder to think about the dust and bacteria that is currently having a little party in there. It’s even worse when the brushes have foundation (or other cream / liquid makeup products) embedded in the bristles because dirt & dust will stick to those bristles. Now imagine applying those dust and dirt particles to your clean face…breakout alert, anyone!?
The Glam Cubes brush holders are made of thick & durable acrylic, and features a pretty base design that is available in white, black, red, and pink. The 3-compartment brush holder retails for R450,00 (but as mentioned, I didn’t like it that much) and the 2-compartement brush holder retails for R350,00.
I have 1 x Glam Cubes Makeup Brush Holder (like the one shown in the photos) to give away to one lucky Pink Peonies blog reader! Whoop-whoop!
The best part? You can CHOOSE which colour base you want → ‘White’, ‘Red’, ‘Black’, or ‘Pink’ (let me know in the comments section below).
To enter, all you have to do is complete your chosen entries via the Rafflecopter widget below. Easy, peasy…lemon squeezy!
♥ This giveaway is open to South African residents only.
♥ The giveaway will run until 11:59pm on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, with 1 winner being selected at random shortly afterwards. I always announce the winners of my giveaways on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you follow me on both social media platforms.
♥ If no reply has been received 7 days from the initial winner announcement, another winner will be randomly selected.
♥ Please only enter the giveaway if you plan on sticking around, unfollowers give me the sads.
♥ All entries will be checked and any false entries will be removed.
♥ Brushes and filler beads are not included in the giveaway prize.
♥ Glam Cubes is responsible for delivering the prize to the winner – delivery can take anywhere between 2 to 5 working days.
Good luck, my beautiful friends!