All of my Benefit ones (except duplicates) are on my shelf in my office as the shelf was bare and they're too pretty to store away! Here's what it looks like (you have to use your imagination to piece all the bits together :P)...
As you can see, I have a strange filing system of books, shoe boxes, mini boxes, photograph albums, Decorated random sized boxes (all decorated by moi, of course!), a leopard print mini drawer system, a soap and glory tin and an office drawer set. I like this system, although in the picture it looks really messy and disorganised, in real life it's perfect and really does not look so messy :/ haha!
Anyhoo, some of these boxes in my shelving system, are only filled with other mini product boxes. Like, I said, I just don't have the heart to throw away such gorgeous packaging!!
|My Secret Boxes filled with product packaging...shhh!|
|A Cute Benefit Box I was given for my Birthday is filled with Benefit Only Packaging! :P|
|A Mini Box I got in a set from Wilkinsons (for like £3) is filled with mostly MAC boxes|
|A bit more inside the box...|
|My Massive Lancome Box (received as part of perfume set for Birthday) is filled with all sorts and the Perfume boxes|
inside it are filled with stuff again!
|This DKNY pink perfume box, closest, houses all of my MAC blush/beauty powder boxes!|
Now, some of you must be thinking-WHY ON EARTH DOES SHE KEEP ALL THAT! Here's Why:
1) You never know when a label might rub off or disappear from a product and/or you may forget the name and that's when this comes in handy, you can just look it up again! So it's kind of like a record keeping system...kinda...
2) If I no longer like the product/use it/just want to sell it on, you get much more money for it (and it helps with proving authenticity) when you sell it on sites like eBay (though with eBay regulations/conditions you can only sell unused cosmetics) and Gumtree etc.
3) It's just SOOOO PRETTTY!!!
4) If I move house and get a display cabinet, what else am I going to put in there? (aside from Horsey rosettes-which, I can't lie-they're aren't many... >.<) Don't get me wrong though-if they're all screwed up n' chewed up, looking worse for wear, I'll bin 'em.
So there we go! A little secret into my life :P Do you keep all your old cosmetic boxes? Tweet me to let me know! @JanBeautyful I'd love to know I am not the only one!!