Friday, April 19, 2013

Storage Solution for Smaller Polish Collections OR for the Mobile Nail Artist

Good afternoon!

We all know the Caboodles brand and most likely, we've all at one point had a Caboodles carrying case. Well recently, Caboodles has designed a storage case specifically for us nail polish lovers!

This nail polish storage case is called the Caboodles Gilded Pleasure Nail Valet and it features a hot pink zippered top with black and white fuzzy zebra print on the outside walls. The inside walls are black with a white polka dot print. The inside of the lid houses a mirror as well as five elasticized pockets. In the main compartments, there's a removable tray on top and once you take that out, the the nail polish dividers sit in the bottom of the case. The dividers are also removable.

In the top compartment, I filled it with what I would typically bring along with me to a client who's going to be getting a manicure service. My nail art tools including brushes, dotting tools and a clean-up brush fit into the pockets on the lid, as well as my cuticle pusher.

In the top half of the tray, there's hand sanitizer, moisturizer, cuticle oil and cream. In the bottom half, I have remover wipes and cotton swabs (I would normally put both of these inside a plastic bag, but since this is just for show I didn't bother), sponges, nail polish thinner and polish remover.

Regarding the bottom nail polish compartment, I tried almost every brand of polish I own in the dividers to see if any were too tall so as to hinder the top from closing, but I couldn't find a single one. I'm sure there's a brand or two out there with super tall bottles, but if you have that problem you could just lay that bottle down in one of the top compartments.

For reference, here's a list of the brands that you see in the case below: Zoya, Sation, butter LONDON, Illamasqua, piCture pOlish, models own, Orly, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, Nfu-Oh, Chanel, Deborah Lippmann, Glitter Gal, Rescue Beauty Lounge, a-england, Color Club, Essie, CND, China Glaze, Jade, Dollish Polish, OPI, Nicole by OPI, Hits (x2) and Essence Nail Art Twins.

I think this case is a great storage solution for anyone who has a smaller nail polish collection, or for a mobile manicurist. Since my polish collection is exponentially larger than what this case can hold, and since as a nail tech, my mobile solution also needs to be larger (I'm actually using a small suitcase set), I'm currently using this case as my to-swatch bin! It's a much better option than what I was previously using which was just a random black storage bin. This allows me to keep everything more organized, which in turn allows me to prioritize which polishes should be swatched and when.

Now if I'm being completely honest, I will say that I think the print/colour combination can look a tad young. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love animal print (and you all know that), but I would prefer to have a more professional option for when I'm visiting clients. So ideally, I'd like to see this case also offered in a solid black.

The Caboodles Gilded Pleasure Nail Valet should be available now at Wal-Mart and Target locations for $24.99-$29.99.

The product(s) in this post were provided by the manufacturer or their PR in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Looks like a neat case! Thanks for telling us about it :)

  2. Cute! Yeah, I really need to work on my storage for my polishes. I actually HAVE one OPI polish case that think 50? Plus two drawers that I tossed more in, but I've completely filled it up and now I have so many everywhere I can fit them! lol

  3. love love love it! better than the ziplock bags i use when traveling.


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