Showing posts with label Minis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minis. Show all posts

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Beauty Storage Ideas for Minis | Diptyque Recycled

I've been trying to find a new way to store my mini perfumes and samples. I had been putting them all into a small Jo Malone box but this made it difficult to see what was inside after items started to stack up. I had seen a few pretty small round glass bowls on Pinterest to store them but all the ones I found for sale online were either too shallow or too large in circumference for my needs. I had been storing my longer roller perfumes in Diptyque jars already and it just hit me that I could also use the jars for the mini samples as well.

The minis and samples I've been accumulating for a while and three empty Diptyque candles in Noisetier (my new favorite, hazelnut), Musc and FiguierSilver lacquered rectangle tray shown below is from West Elm.

The emptied and cleaned candle jars:

Minis inside the candle jars:

Previous articles and posts I've written that you may find helpful for how-to's or storage and decor ideas with Diptyque candles:

How do you currently store your mini perfumes or skincare samples so you can find them easily?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mini Love

A few adorable minis that I can't get enough of. The packaging of these samples are so cute and the product amount in each is sufficient to last a decent trial period. I'm obsessed with well-packaged useful minis (see more mini love here.) These are so squeal-worthy but oh-so-hard to come by. I've found these by luck. Nordstrom Trend Shows are great sources for NARS gifts and minis. Neimans and Saks have beautiful Jo Malone gift-with-purchases (although the minimum spend amounts are steep). The last time I was at South Coast Plaza Nordstrom they had mini Burberry lipsticks - the first mini/samples I've seen from the brand. Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Events are known for having beautiful and generous gift bags (although the minimums unfortunately are high as well). Sephora's point system is nice because they give you options, although I also find the good samples rare.

Tips for finding minis - alas I have none and I have no strategy to share. It's really a hit or miss, but developing a good relationship with a sales associate helps. They appreciate loyalty by keeping an eye out for good samples, although these days, good samples (as in usable or interesting) seem more and more difficult to come by. Beauty events are great times to try new things to take advantage of their gift-with-purchases. Unfortunately are not consistent. They do not always deliver value. So far this year, I've only been enticed by 2 beauty events. One was a Nordstrom Trend Show, the other was Bergdorf Goodman's Beauty Event.

Where do you find good minis? Or are you facing the same problem as me?

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