Saturday, 18 November 2017

Duping the z-palette

If you don't know what a z-palette is, it's an empty magnetic case to store single eye shadows pots and they range anywhere from about $20 to $50 (or more) depending what brand makes them. Now I've had a handful of neutral eye shadow quads I've been wanting to de-pot and put together into a similar palette for some time so this morning I had the brain fart of setting out to find a dupe! What I found was an ultra cool Toy Story magnetic play set in the kids craft aisle in Big W for about $7.50. I then went in search of a magnetic sheet which I found in Crazy Bargain Warehouse (after searching The Reject Shop and only finding P-Plates which would have worked perfectly fine as well). 

Had I not found a tin I was going to construct something out of cardboard and patterned ducttape, I may still do that if I'm feeling inspired. That way it'll have a clear lid and I can get my DIY on a bit more... I do doing that! If I do, I'll be sure to share the process :-) 
This method doesn't involve using heat to loosen the glue but you've got to be really gentle not to break the shadows. The metal pans are softer than I expected 
Ready to toss out that black and re purpose the three brown shades from my old Wax It Brow palette! These will make great transition shades 
My LA Girl eyebrow quad was annoyingly mounted in foam layers, which I didn't realise until I'd tried to take one of the shades off using the needle method. I've actually broken my fave eyebrow powder that I'm using in {Project Pan} this month :( It's fixable, I'll just need to get some isopropyl alcohol and repress it The other two shades which were way too light for my brows I've added into my Toy Story tin to use as eye shadows. 

I shared a photo of this in {Not Beauty News} and my post has over 130 likes! 
What do you think? SO much cuter than a plain 'ole boring box hehe And the main thing being that I now have somewhere to collate my odds and ends shadows. Check another one of those 'I'll get around to that sometime' things off my mental list woohoo! 

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