Monday, June 17, 2013

Caboodles Steel Grey Diamond Train Case Review & GIVEAWAY!!

With under a week to go until I turn the big 2-5, I have been doing a lot of thinking about birthday gifts. Not that I am the gift hungry type, or even that I want a bunch of gifts, I have just be thinking about gift in general.

The main reason I have been thinking so much about presents, is that my husband always has the hardest time trying to buy me things. It's not that I don't like it or I am picky, but that he is worried that he does not know what to get.

I always tell him that I don't need anything and whatever he gets will be fine, and he seems to think I am trying to trick him so I can get mad later(which is not me at all).

So it occurred to me, that there must be tons of other women(and their men) that have the same problem. That inspired me to consider some good gift ideas that I could share with you all. Hopefully, having some recommendations and at least basic ideas will be of help to some of the guys out there, or even women buying for friends and family, or even themselves.

One of the things I am passionate about is cosmetics, however, I don't know that I would like cosmetics chosen for me by someone else, and I am sure most women feel that way, so I would not attempt to choose for anyone. So I took the idea and ran with it in another direction.

If you are shopping for a cosmetic lover, something she is sure to need(or at least want) is a place to store their beloved cosmetics.

If they are anything like me, they have them all over the counter, in boxes or pouches, or just laying around everywhere.

I had my stuff everywhere and none of it was in a suitable storage container. I had to dig and search and finding things took forever, things would get broken and it was just a huge hassle. So I figure the perfect gift would be cosmetics case.

Theoretically, any case might do the trick, but if you want something that is truly deserving to be a gift, you want the best, and that, hands down, would be CABOODLES!

I remember as a child, my mom and my grandma both had Caboodles, and I always admired them even then. My grandma had a whole Caboodles case that she used to let me play with when I visited full of make up. It was so much fun, and I looked at that case like it was a treasure chest.

I wanted to have my very own Caboodles case more than almost anything in the world. When I was 12 my mom finally gave me her old one. It was hot pink and plastic and HUGE. I loved it. I put all my "special" stuff in there(more than just make-up) and I carried it around EVERYWHERE.

Now that I am older, a lot of things have changed, but certainly not my obsession with Caboodles. If you get a case from Caboodles, then you are guaranteed the very best quality. The Steel Grey Diamond Train Case is the perfect example of that.
This case is stunning. The photos do not even come close to showing the real beauty of this case.

The diamond texture gives this such a unique and stylish look. It really stands out. I am such a fan of darker colors, so this is perfect for my taste.

I really love how the majority is the dark gray color, then you have the darker gray on the brackets and corners and then the silver in the rest of the frame and the black handle. The contrast of shades in like colors really makes this stand out without being too flashy.

The shape is great, and the size is perfect. It hold so much stuff and gives you room to separate and organize without being monstrous, cumbersome or bulky.
The pattern of the lining is so gorgeous and really makes this case look elegant. The 6 staggered  compartments in addition to the full bottom section make it so easy to store a ton of items neatly and safely.

Now there is no fear of items getting knocked around and broken because I have to dig through a gigantic pile of stuff. I can keep it very neat and tidy. I have a lot of stuff in mine, and I still have room for more.
As much as I love every last thing about this case, there is one feature that is especially awesome. As a mother of 2 young kiddos, I have had too many amazing products ruined because curious little hands got a hold of them.

Nothing can be more infuriating then finding red lipstick all over your little one(head to toe), your carpet, your walls and the couch.

I did my best to hide all the make-up where they cold not find it, but the result usually ended up being me not being able to find it, and them getting it even easier that before. I always found myself wishing I could just lock it all up.

Caboodles read my mind and made my dreams come true when they added key locks to this case. Now I never have to worry about little people raiding my make-up.

Both latches have a lock attached ensuring you cannot even unlatch them when locked. There is even 2 keys so even if I loose one, I can just use my backup. That is great because I ALWAYS loose keys and I would go crazy if I locked myself out of my make-up.

Every single feature of this case is fabulous. If I was to custom design a train case, there is nothing I could do to make it better. I LOVE it, and any make-up owner would be thrilled to have something this wonderful.

I highly recommend this as a gift or just a treat for yourself. In fact, I feel so strongly, that I am giving one away. ONe lucky winner will win their very own Caboodles Steel Grey Diamond Train Case. Enter below. Good luck.

*Although I received this at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own*


  1. It reminds me of my teen years as well as this case is a big upgrade!

  2. I LOVE caboodles - have two of the original 80's versions and bought my dd one a few years ago. they make the perfect cosmetic and art kits

  3. have been a caboodles user forever

  4. I like that with a Caboodle case I could keep my make-up organized rather than just stuffed into a drawer!

  5. I like that it holds so many items and keeps them organized. I also like that the compartments are staggered. Thanks.

  6. well as much as i love the look - have always wanted one and its huge I love the part about a lock! also have a little one that gets into and RUINS my makeup lol

  7. My sisters both used caboodles growing up and I remember always trying to pick the lock to use their make up. I love these cases! I would love to win one!

  8. My sisters both used caboodles growing up and I remember always trying to pick the lock to use their make up. I love these cases! I would love to win one!

  9. with a Caboodle case I could keep my make-up organized !