Cute and iconic design
A fashionable accessory
Great storage compartments
An excellent organizational tool
Collectible item value
Very simple and easy to use
Proper size and weight for mobility purposes
Child-friendly and durable materials
The plastic of the most recent designs isn’t as thick as the original model
If you are sick and tired of stepping on bobby pins, finding scrunchies under the bed and shopping for new chopsticks every other week because your little girl lost them somewhere, join the club! This scenario is played in almost every household since these tiny cute belongings can be easily misplaced and damaged when your child is moving around.
Now imagine seeing them perfectly aligned in a safe case that will keep them prepared for the next grooming process. But wait, you’ve probably already tried that with a regular cosmetic box yet you want to find a way to teach your little girl that this is her responsibility now and she should organize and take care of her own stuff all by herself.
What better way to do that, than grant your child its own magical enchanting case that makes the whole process an enjoyable and fun experience. Remember, like the one you most likely had back when you were a child and you could take it everywhere with you, regardless the occasion.
If you have been raised in the 80’s or early 90’s you’ve probably familiar with the Caboodles mania. The original cosmetic case was notoriously known in fashion circles as a must-have accessory when it comes to organizing and storing make up. Girls everywhere were mesmerized by the functionality and the portability of this tackle box and it was just a matter of time before it turned into a collectible item.
Caboodles has always represented the holy grail of cosmetic cases. Back in the days, almost every girl had it and the ones who didn’t still describe it as a well-known companion to slumber parties, sleepovers, summer camps and college dormitories. It has been around for so long that it is quite unfair to call it a trend. Trends come and go, this little make-up treasure chest is a legendary vintage item that managed to stick around for decades.
It is safe to say it immediately became a phenomenon and the advertisements for this functional yet fun tackle box were all over the TV channels. The commercials showed how taking your make-up boxes on the go and sharing beauty products with your friends can create an entertaining environment and unforgettable memories. It is almost as if a fashion cult was created overnight.
The new generation of Caboodles case looks almost identical to the one in the past, except the plastic is thinner and the look is slightly refined. If you place your vintage tackle box next to a most recent model you won’t really notice a distinctive difference and collecting them will seem like creating an adorable family of cosmetic cases.
When you first lay your eyes on it, it looks like a simple pink box with a handle on it and a cute customized secure latch. The Fuchsia pearl model gives a shiny marbleized magenta vibe and has the signature logo engraved next to its lock. The latch is round and silver decorated with a sweet red kiss that corresponds with its make-up storing purposes. Open it and a world of storing compartment possibilities unravels in front of you.
As you unfold the case, a set of trays will rise in perfect harmony, creating even more space than you expected. Different levels of storage compartments will align in calculated order crowned with a square shaped flip lid mirror.
When opened, the upper and lower segment of the box both create a very spacious bottom area which is meant for storing larger beauty products such as brushes, foundation, skin and hair products. The top tray is divided into 3 sections that can be used for smaller items such as lipsticks, nail polishes or hair scrunchies. The mirror is conveniently placed on top to be closer to your face as you start the grooming process.
There is a smaller removable tray what is used to cover the brushes in the lower section in order to keep them safe, and it is customized in appropriate divisions as of lipstick dividers. The mirror flips easily so that once you finish getting dolled up, you can close the Caboodles and it will stay intact.
Although it’s called On-The-Go-Girl, the Caboodles is a great gift for boys as well. If your son loves grooming or organizing his toys, this is a great way to nurture those habits. Even if he’s messy, this might be a fun and enjoyable experience to develop basic sorting skills.
It would be a great partner for children who go to field trips, school excursions or summer camps, because it would help your child to organize its personal hygiene kit, vitamins, supplements, tiny snacks, an iPod, drawing kit, earbuds and other necessities. Your kids will have a clear image of their belongings even when you’re not around and it would make packing on the way home a simpler challenge.
The durability and functionality allows you to use it at every age and it can be a lifetime companion that you can pass it to your children. It is known to be a collectible item and parents and children enjoy unboxing their On-The-Go-Girl cases together. It is a great way to bond with your little ones while sharing a fun quality time of pampering and getting ready for events.
Ease of Use
Back in the 80’s they were super cool and regardless of the competition on the market, their name lives up to the expectations. The Caboodles are the iPhones of the cosmetic cases. They are recognizable and different from the rest.
If you had them when you were younger, you probably understand the emotional and collectible value the name carries. If you didn’t you probably wanted one badly so this might be a lovely opportunity to relive those innocent days of grooming and sharing beauty tips and secrets with your friends. Except this time, you best friend can be your own child and what is more sacred than creating an emotional bond with your child.
As far as educational value, what better way to teach your child about the importance of grooming, personal hygiene and taking good care of personal belongings than a sparkly structured treasure chest.
All in all, you will spend a decent amount of money for something that could last a lifetime, awake memories from the past and unravel possibilities for unforgettable quality times with your little ones.