When I was ten, I wanted to wear makeup so badly that it was physically painful. However, my mom wasn’t trying to hear that. Although my mother had a consistently beat face, she would never let me wear anything but lip balms. Needless to say I amassed and impressive away of rainbow hued and flavorful balms. It kept me placated for a while, at least until I could legally wear “real” makeup.
This caused a dilemma, though. I would leave balms all over the house because I had nowhere to store my copious amount of lip care. My mom, the sporadic genius that she is, came home one day with a contraption that would save my life (and my lip balms.) She got me my very first Caboodles makeup organizer. It was love at first sight.
Let’s fast forward twenty years, shall we? Now that I’m a fully fledged grown-up I can wear all the makeup I want. While I still love my balms, my cosmetic collection has grown exponentially. I have all the good stuff, mascaras, BB’s blushes (dozens on blushes), shadows (dozens of dozens of shadows.) When I moved into my new apartment I found myself face with the same dilemma that I thought I had overcome all those years ago. I was once again leaving my makeup all over the house. I was stepping on MAC Lip Glasses. Company would inadvertently sit on NARS Superorgasam blush. My white Maltese would greet me at the door with a face full of Makeup Forever shadow. It was horrid. Once again it was time to get my makeup life in order. But, where to start?
Enter – my genius mother once again. She goes “ Zakiyyah!” I go “ Whaaaaaaat?”, in an annoyed groan that reminded me of my 10 year old self. My mother rolls her eyes and finishes “You know they still make Caboodles? You should get one now.” I follow up with yet another “ Whaaaaat?” This time my voice was indicative of my incredulous nature. I had to Google this. There it was Caboodles.com. It seemed like the company had grown up just as much as I had. There were more than just the bubblegum pink lunchbox shaped cases that I remember from my youth. These were real adult cosmetic organizers. Whodathunk?
Today, no one accidently sits in my makeup anymore. It now has its rightful place in my Caboodles train case. If only Caboodles could organize the rest of my life.
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