A recent visit to the Square 2 outlet of Japan Home at Novena threw up a lovely find: a colourful set of pill boxes in trios – each trio for storing pills for morning, afternoon and night; seven of them for each day of the week! The visual effect is quite charming: rainbow receptacles to entice/remind you to pop those pills! :)
Although it was eye-catching, what really caught my breath was its price – made in Japan, this item from Yamada Kagaku costs only S$2.80. Not only is it very affordable, it is also well made, compact – the set measures 179 x 85 x 20 mm – and useful.
From a makeup point of view, the boxes are the perfect size for storing pigment samples. Instead of having pigment samples lying about in varying sizes of containers, why not store them in these pretty boxes? For that price, you can easily buy more than a few. Label them, stack them neatly and you’d be able to keep them all uniformly and neatly stored! If you prefer to store the trios loose for easier access, you could keep the clear box for storing other things…liners and brushes, perhaps? ;)
The lid of the plastic box in which the pill-box trios reside closes securely, as do the covers of the trios themselves. Do note that there is a sliver of space in between the individual compartments that might compromise pigment storage. As such, I wouldn’t recommend that you treat them as if they were air-tight. That said, I do not think your pigments will fall out all that easily (unless they are very light and powdery). You might be able to carry them around but do be careful.
If you simply want to store your samples in one place and do not intend to make use of these boxes as portable pigment containers, I believe they would be perfect for you!