A few years ago, my makeup spilled all over my counter and out of every makeup bag that I fruitlessly used for storage. I found myself hunting hopelessly for a makeup organizer at Target because I was sick of the mess. I remember cursing aloud to my husband, “Whatever happened to Caboodles!?”
Of course, he had no idea what I was talking about. And granted, Caboodles is a bit of an odd word, but if you grew up in the ’90s you know exactly what I mean! Those colorful plastic containers were like first aid kits for every pimple that teenage hormones tried to throw at you. They came in all shapes, sizes and colors, so you could really show your ‘individuality’ and make sure that your little sister didn’t get her paws on your Hard Candy nail polish.
So. Many. Caboodles. REPOST @shopbando oh yes we did. STRAIGHT UP HONORED that we'll have @realcaboodles at #thebandoMALL. they're celebrating 30 years in business this year so we've bulk ordered a bunch of our favorite colors in their famous TEEN collection. you'll find them at the beauty counter all weekend long or until they sell out.
Best of all, the storage solution just worked: You had two swiveling shelves for your small eyeshadows and your lip glosses, then the big bottom area where you could keep everything from foundation to hairbrushes to, yes, scrunchies!
Well, good news, my friends: You can now get a ’90s-style Caboodles makeup organizer exclusively from Urban Outfitters for only $10. There are three pretty pastel hues that have me drooling: lavender and teal, mint and peach, and pink and poppy. I want one of each, please!
If I could make one small complaint, I wish the cases came in larger sizes. This version is only 3.75″ tall and 9″ long. Am I crazy or didn’t Caboodles used to come bigger than that? Or have I just gone from using four makeup products to 4,000? (You can find out where to buy larger Caboodles cases, as well as train cases and travel totes, on their website!)
Thank you, Urban Outfitters for bringing this piece of our ’90s girlhood back to life. Now, excuse me while I go apply my Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker and listen to some Brandy.
[H/t: Good Housekeeping]