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How to: Organize Your Accessories

One of the biggest questions girls often have in life: Where the hell did my bobby pins go?

I’m the type of person who will always lose hair clips, bobby pins, earrings, hair ties, rings; basically any tiny thing smaller than my hand… It would be a miracle if they’re around for more than a week… But a year ago, I decided to use my empty pill organizer to keep all the tiny things I tend to lose. It turned out to be a genius idea, even though I’m sure I’m not the first to think of it, because I now have what I call my Beauty Kit and I hope this hack will be a useful way for you to organize your accessories too!

Ta-da! All neat, compact, and heaps convenient!

What’s inside my beauty kit? Bobby pins, hair clips, cute gold hairpins (Which I got from OASAP a year ago, but they no longer have it!), rubber hair ties, two necklaces, a pair of earrings and some antihistamine (in case I get an allergy attack from crustaceans)


See how they all fit nice and snug? 

Even better, it closes and becomes even more compact at 3 x 2 inches in length and 1 inch in width! I always have this in my handbag in case I ever need a quick hair fix or more accessorising!

I actually got the idea to share with you this beauty hack when I was at the Candy Magazine office a few months ago to shoot the hair tutorial videos they wanted me to do for their YouTube channel. It wasn’t a planned down thing, and we sort of just winged it. When I needed to do more hairstyles that required hair ties and bobby pins, I whipped out my beauty kit and one of the editors was so amused with my little kit that she told me it was a great idea! I never really realized it was until they pointed out how convenient it was.

If you want the exact same pill organizer I have, I believe I bought this one at the department store of Landmark! They have a beauty section which has these on display. Hopefully it’s still there. If not, you can check budget stores like Daiso or Japan Home Center! :-)

Let me know if you’ve got other accessory organizing hacks, would love to hear about them! God knows I need more organizing in my life. I’m a huge mess. Seriously. I’d make a terrible roommate.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Louise 22 July 2015 at 8:18 pm

    This is great! I use a Tic Tac container to store my bobby pins :-)

  • Reply Michelle B 22 July 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I was actually looking for the same thing when I was there in Ph but I only saw ones with the days of the week printed on it. Didn’t have much time to check out other places! Huhu

  • Reply Louise Ramos 22 July 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Oh my. I do this too! Haha. I organize my hair clips, bobby pins, sanrio, and ponytails in pill boxes. Also calligraphy nibs. Before, I used to question their existence when I see them in Watsons or department store beauty sections. I just pass by them because I didn’t know what these small containers were for. Still not using them for their supposed purpose though but I never thought I would consider them heaven sent. :))
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  • Reply Camille Grace 22 July 2015 at 10:02 pm

    That’s a great idea. I might try that since we’re required to have our hair in a bun for college (sucks, right?) That’ll be very handy since i tend to lose most of my hair accessories. Btw, I love the rose gold leaf hair pin.

  • Reply Elles 23 July 2015 at 4:47 am

    After reading this, I suddenly had the urge to organize my accessories in a pill organizer. I tend to lose all of my accessories especially my earrings. Your tip is an accessory saver!

  • Reply Alissa 23 July 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I keep mine on a box as well but yours is more organized. I don’t have a lot so I just keep mine in my drawer.

  • Reply helena 23 July 2015 at 9:31 pm

    hi camie, i’ve been wanting/ iching for a new camera and since i’m an avid reader of ur posts i told myself that a fujifilm cam is what i want. i just need some suggestions for a nice/affordable fujifilm cam :)) can u help meee?

  • Reply bitsofjoyce 23 July 2015 at 11:52 pm

    For a muslim like moi, a pill box is an absolute need. as in super need! I use it for pins and safety pins for my hijab incase I need to change my hijab style. I’ve been using this trick for a long time now. It’s really convenient.

  • Reply BigMarie 24 July 2015 at 10:18 am

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who uses pill box as a beauty kit organizer. I actually have 2 pill box organizer on my purse. One for its sole purposes and the other one as a beauty kit organizer. I “washi-fied” my beauty kit so that I won’t get confused. :)

  • Reply China Benn 25 July 2015 at 11:53 am

    lol i used an empty container from the Ricoa Flat Tops Chocolate! Cant bring it anywhere tho, cos it doesnt have a lid..

  • Reply Elle 27 July 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Where did you get the metallic hair clips?

  • Reply Camille Cruz 27 July 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Which reminds me, I need to go over my accessory box and organize everything since I bought so much more pieces lately its all over the place!!

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