I really love traveling. Even though packing is a pain, and the actual process of getting to your destination and back can be tiresome, I love the adventures to be had in new places. I’ll admit, there’s also something exciting about staying in hotel rooms (probably because I don’t have to clean up after myself!). When I first walk into the room we’ll be staying in, there’s one thing I scope out first: counter space.
Oh, the plight of a beauty queen not having enough counter space, am I right? While I can deal with lining the sink and splaying my makeup about, the real challenge is figuring out how to use hair tools with no surface to let them rest. So when I discovered the Hot Iron Holster, I was oh-so-grateful.
The Hot Iron Holster is essentially a large silicone pocket that you can hang from almost any clean, flat surface. This gives you extra storage when counter space is tight, but also prevents any damage to counter tops from hot hair tools. It makes the process of styling your hair so much more efficient and painless when you have a designated place to set tools down while sectioning off pieces. I brought the holster on two trips so far this summer, and it was such a lifesaver in the small bathrooms.
At home, I like securing the holster to my plastic drawers to store my flat iron while it’s cooling off. I’m always paranoid that the heat will melt through the plastic if I put it back in the drawer right away, so this lets me get it out of the way safely.
The brand also makes Lil’ Holsters, which are smaller and very versatile. I personally have a phobia of placing makeup brushes down on counter tops… even at home. So I use them to stand my brushes upright when doing my makeup in the bathroom. This keeps the bristles away from any bacteria that might be lurking on surfaces.
These would also work really well for extra bath/shower storage to hang over the lip of your tub; use them for bars of soap, razors, etc. Even larger sizes are available for hobbies where you might need to store a glue gun and other supplies. The holsters are an all-around space and sanity saver!