I was at Home-Fix DIY store yesterday checking up on safes. I have a strange affinity for DIY or hardware stores. They are always filled with such fun and strange things, and I’m always tempted to buy things I never thought I’d buy, like a slipcover for my washing machine (I bought this!), microfibre cloth for washing my car (I didn’t buy this – I’ll make do with a regular microfibre cloth), electric screwdriver (very nearly bought this one!) and err… safes – the sort one keeps all sorts of precious and important items and documents in. Doesn’t that sound so important? 🙂
Anyway, I came across a rack of various miscellany and I remembered getting some emails a while ago about where to find magnet strips for making your own palettes. Tada! The answer was revealed!
Here are various magnet strips you can purchase for a surprisingly small price at a regular hardware store.
For round pans, you could pick up the round magnets discs. They have an adhesive backing so you just have to peel off the backing, paste to the back of your eyeshadow or blush pan and you’re set!
If you have square pans, you have the option of using the magnet roll or the rectangle cut pieces. You can cut them to size quite easily and they too have an adhesive backing.
I like the look of the roll of magnet strips. You can cut small squares for eyeshadow pans and larger strips for blush pans so its very versatile.
So if you enjoy depotting your makeup, and placing them in tin palettes or magnetic palettes then you might find this useful 🙂 Just look in any DIY or hardware store. When I depotted my makeup before (I don’t anymore) I used to hunt high and low for magnet strips. I ended up using the fridge magnet sheets you sometimes get free from various promotions. It was all the rage once among insurance companies 😀
I hope you find this useful! 🙂 Now tell me: Am I the only nutter who enjoys browsing through a DIY store? 😀