In My Closet
1930s Vintage Cosmetic Purse
Awhile back in the autumn season, I took a trip to the Golden Nugget Flea Market in Lambertville, NJ for the first time. It’s pretty overhwhelming, making your way through a new marketspace on the first go around.
As far as fashion is concerned, I found some slim but unique pickings. One of which is pictured above. These interesting “carry all” cosmetic purses were popular around the 1930s-40s. I actually find them to be quite practical now, as far as modern standards are concerned. I also tend to hate carrying anything but cash, if I can help it. So that convenient money clip sold it for me. I even managed to toy with it and figure out how to fit my lipsticks. I’m supposing you could use the enclosure for loose powders with careful cleaning.
So here’s to women loving their makeup throughout the ages.
I’m all about it.
Makeup Brush Holder
I recently re-purposed a wooden vanity to make my beauty routine a lot more efficient (and good looking). But no vanity space is complete without a clever way to display your tools of the trade. If you were like me and decided to purchase glass holders you may have noticed it STILL makes finding the brush you want a bit of a chore. Brushes get shuffled around to the back and seem to escape you, double sided brushes lose their shape on one end, and the glass is easily coated with makeup from your brushes making that sleek surface “not so sleek”.
There is a very simple solution to all this minor chaos. All you need is a nice pack of fine beads or rocks to place inside your holder. This allows your brushes to stand up and have their proper place. I chose to use some small planting stones since there was little at my disposal. I have seen others use smaller seed like beads to make it easier to stick them in. It gives your simple holder a bit more panache and you can color coordinate to make it easily match your space.
A simple lifehack can make all the difference in your daily routine.