Bow Lipstick Case Repair & A Tale of Two Throws

Welcome to the 655th Metamorphosis Monday!

A few years back I shared these absolutely gorgeous lipstick cases by the House of Sillage. I think I first came across them in a post on Instagram and I was smitten!

House of Sillage Lipstick Cases in a Rainbow of Colors

 

House of Sillage periodically comes out with new additions and they are always beautiful. Over the last few years, I’ve added to my collection and I use them all the time. I use them in a similar fashion to the way I enjoy my perfume atomizer collection. I keep the House of Sillage lipsticks that fit inside separate from the cases. When I’m headed out the door, I’ll choose whatever lipstick I’m wearing that day and pop it into the lipstick case I want to use for the day.

House of Sillage Bow Lipstick Collection

 

A year or so ago, my daughter-in-love and I both noticed we had a missing Swarovski crystal from our limited edition cases. She noticed one missing from her case first and I contacted House of Sillage who promptly sent out a replacement case with a return label so she could return the case with the missing stone. A few months later when I noticed a missing stone from my case, rather than go through the process of returning it, I asked if they could just send me the missing stone and a few extras in different sizes in case another stone fell out down the road.

Stone Missing in Lipstick Case

 

In the meantime, I did a bit of research on what would be the best permanent glue for reinstalling my missing crystal. This Beacon Gem-Tac glue had great reviews so I decided to give it a try. (Glue is available here: Gem-Tac.)

Gem Tac Glue, Repairs, Gluing Rhinestones and Gems

 

 

Here’s how the case looked after the repair. I was very happy with how the Gem-tac worked and glad I didn’t have to go through the return/replace process. If you have jewelry or pieces that are missing crystals, don’t use regular glue to replace them. Use an adhesive that’s designed for crystals or gems so the finished result will be clear and beautiful.

After Repair

 

Later I noticed I had a stone missing from another one of my limited edition cases. Again, the repair was easy with the Gem-tac glue. I don’t have an “After” photo to share since I didn’t bring that case with me to Ohio, but it turned out great!

Stone Missing from Lipstick Case

 

Would I still buy these lipstick cases in the future? Definitely! The only bow case that I’ve had an issue with a stone falling out are the limited edition cases that are completely covered in crystals. Those are the two you see at the top of the tray: the one on the far left and the one on the far right. I’ve never had a stone come out of one of their regular bow lipstick cases.

House of Sillage Bow Lipstick Collection

 

If you’re interested in one of these cases, I’ve purchased most of my bow cases here: Bow Lipstick Cases. The others have been purchased directly from House of Sillage online. I really love how I can change the lipstick I carry in the case each day–based on whatever I’m in the mood to wear that day. I also love the quality of H of S lipsticks. They go on beautifully and I’ve never noticed any feathering which is a huge factor for me when it comes to lipstick. It has to stay put!

House of Sillage Bow Lipstick Collection

 

A Tale of Two Throws

Before I end this post (which is taking a lot longer to write this morning because a sweet 5-year-old keeps interrupting me to play and ask for snacks 😉 ) I wanted to share an awesome find I made this weekend.

Several years ago, I purchased THIS Pottery Barn throw for my daughter-in-love, Nancy, for Christmas. She loved it and wouldn’t let any of the boys in the house abscond with it which is what normally happens with her favorite throws. Each time I’ve visited, this is the throw she always has upstairs in the master bedroom, away from the sticky fingers of two rambunctious boys.

 

Later I found a very similar throw that was about half the price. My dil purchased a couple of those for downstairs. The one below that’s was less expensive was a little less plush and not as heavy as the PB throw, but still very nice. A while back, Nancy wanted to purchase them again to replace the old ones, but they were no longer in stock.

I decided to look online this weekend to see if they were back in stock and they were, but now the price is more than double what they were before! Before they were $39.99 each and now they are more than double that at $99.99! That price is approaching the original Pottery Barn price and the PB throw is definitely the heavier and woolier-feeling throw of the two.

 

On a whim, I decided to see if PB still carried the original throw I purchased for Nancy a few years back. I was thrilled to find that it’s currently on clearance for less than half price here: Sheepskin Throw.

 

Since it’s on clearance right now right before fall, I’m afraid that means they won’t be stocking it for this fall–winter. That price is so awesome, I went ahead and purchased two since it’s Nancy’s favorite throw of all. Just wanted to share this awesome find since I know these throws won’t last for long at that price. If you need a wooly, plush, throw for fall or you’re starting your Christmas shopping early, you’ll find this beautiful throw for less than half price here: Sheepskin Throw.

 

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Comments

  1. Those lipstick cases are too cute. I wonder if lip gloss would fit inside?

    • They are beautiful, much prettier than my photos really depict. I think the only lipsticks/glosses they will work with are those from House of Sillage. I haven’t purchased any of their glosses, only their lipsticks, so far.

  2. My gosh they are expensive!

    • They are if you pay full price but they go on sale pretty often throughout the year. Just a few months ago, several of their lipstick cases were on sale half off. My daughter-in-law regularly buys their perfume when it goes on sale 50% off. So you can catch them for some great sales throughout the year.

  3. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  4. franki Parde says

    Check once…check twice…SCORE!!! franki

  5. The lipstick cases are sooo pretty! Thank you Susan!

  6. Patty Brenner says

    The lipstick cases are so pretty! I love anything with some bling 🙂 I second the endorsement of Gem Tac glue for crystals. I have made many rodeo queen outfits embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystals, and this is my go-to glue. It is completely clear, holds very well, and can be used on many surfaces.

    • That is great to know, Patty! That was really important to me–that it dried clear. Your Rodeo Queen outfits must be amazing to see, especially under lights! This was my first time ever using this glue, I think. I like these smaller tubes–seems like I never get to fully use a tube of glue before it dries out, then the next time I need it, it’s all dried up.

  7. What a fun case for lipstick!

  8. Bobbi Duncan says

    Susan, your lipstick cases are adorable! Thank you so much for the tip about the glue. I recently noticed two Swarovski crystals missing from my key chain and one from a starfish pendant, so this info. is timely. I’ve learned so many helpful tips reading your blog! Hope you are enjoying the final days of summer. Hugs!

    • Thanks so much, Bobbi! I wonder why crystals have so much trouble staying put. Glad there’s a fairly easy way to fix them. Will you be able to get some additional crystals? If not, I’m happy to mail you some of these that House of Sillage sent me. I have them in two sizes and they are all clear ones, I believe.

  9. So many fun links to dive into this week! Your lipstick cases are really beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting. I hope your week is a special one, CoCo

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