Saturday, May 26, 2012

Where to buy in Canada: Acrylic lipstick organizer


Lately, I have been looking to organize my make up in a neat, elegant, yet visible way. I want my collection to be beautifully displayed, and my products to be within my sight and reach, so they could be used more often rather than forgotten.
I have been wanting an acrylic lipstick organizer for the longest time; sadly, I only managed to find them online. I say sadly, because I live in Canada, and boy, can it be expensive to get an item to travel all the way here! No, MUJI, I won't pay $25 shipping on top of your already overpriced acrylic cases. No, eBay seller, there's no way I'll give you $30 for one of these either.
I was starting to consider making my own (I wonder how that would have turned out) when I came across a Canadian youtuber showing the lipstick holder I wanted in a video. She mentioned that she found hers at Winners -- we have several of them downtown, so I decided to check them out. Still, I wasn't overly hopeful because every one of those stores is different: since they mostly sell other brands' overstock, the content of the shelves varies from week to week. I had no luck in the first location I visited, but when I scanned the home decor section of another one, there they were! The selection was rather small, but they had a few very nice displays, not only for lipsticks but also for miscellaneous cosmetics. All of them were from the brand "Danielle by Upper Canada", and ranged from $10 (the one that I got!) to $30 (for larger displays). $10 is still not entirely cheap, but the case feels sturdy and I love the way the 3 rows are levelled, so I thought I'd share. This organizer holds 24 lipsticks (I didn't have quite enough, so I made room for a few glosses!).
So if you're Canadian and looking for an acrylic make up case, I recommend having a look at your local Winners store!

13 comments:

  1. Awesome! I was about to give up too, now I'll have to browse my local Winners! Thanks!

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  2. You're welcome :)

    I'll look into it, thanks!

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  3. I really need one of those, my poor lipsticks are just thrown in a box atm! xx

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    1. Mine used to be piled up in a giant make-up bag with all my lip glosses (I'm still looking for a way to organize those!), so they were completely forgotten about!

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  4. I love winners! best store ever :)

    Andrea
    http://www.cutely-whimsical.blogspot.com

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  5. I have something similar to this but I also use ferrero rocher empty containers :)

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Omg I might just have to hit up my local Winners thank you!

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    1. No problem! I hope they carry them!

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  7. I have been looking for lipstick organizers forever now and I live in Toronto. I've searched everywhere and just like you only saw them online. Are you from Toronto by any chance? If so, could you tell me which Winners you found it at?? Thanks so much!

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  8. This helped alot thank you! x3

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