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Lay-n-Go Cosmo

Makeup Case

Cosmetics Corral

What do lipstick and Legos have in common? Enough to inspire Amy Fazackerley, designer of the Lay-n-Go activity mat. Her first invention is a play surface for Legos, mini cars, and other toys with lots of small pieces. A drawstring around the perimeter transforms the flat mat into a soft-sided carryall, and Amy realized the same idea could work for cosmetics.

Dubbed the COSMO, Amy’s latest creation is a 20-inch round cosmetics mat that converts into a travel-ready clutch. When the drawstring is undone, you’ve got a
clean, contained surface to spread out your makeup. A raised edge keeps lipstick from rolling off the counter or falling into a wet sink, and a zippered pocket provides a discreet place to stash feminine products or jewelry. When you’re ready to repack your makeup, simply pull the drawstring tight and cinch it with the cord lock to create a soft, sealed storage clutch.

The COSMO is a breeze to clean, thanks to its quilted polyester shell and water-repellent nylon liner. You can wipe it with a wet cloth or toss it in the washing machine. If you’re headed out of town, the soft-sided design makes it easy to stow in a suitcase or carry-on bag. COSMO is a smart, convenient solution for corralling cosmetics. When you’re on the go, it’s ready in a clutch.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Amy
    Amy

    Hi Daily Grommet, I'm Amy Fazackerley and I designed Lay-n-Go Cosmo. I'm excited to share the ease and simplicity of playing with makeup in an organized way. I'm happy to answer any questions!

  •  Wendy
    Wendy
    3/1/2013 12:22 PM

    Please oh please come up with a smaller purse sized version!

  •  Brenda
    Brenda
    3/1/2013 12:23 PM

    @ Wendy - I TOTALLY AGREE!!!

  •  Brenda
    Brenda
    3/1/2013 12:23 PM

    This is AMAZING!~ I am a celeb makeup artist and will tweet and FB this right now! Buying one also! Sharing is a must with this and THANK YOU for making it! xox

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/1/2013 12:45 PM

    @ Brenda

    Thank you! We have been getting such great feedback from tons of make-up artists. We LOVE word-of-mouth and really appreciate you helping us spread the word. We hope you enjoy it! Amy

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    3/1/2013 12:23 PM

    Would you have one for men's toiletries?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/1/2013 12:46 PM

    @Cynthia West

    We don't want to let the cat "out of the bag"... stay tuned for a men's solution coming soon!

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    3/1/2013 12:25 PM

    Amy...I'd love to intro your amazing product to my other Studio Makeup artist friends...and share the love! How can we connect- do you have a PR dept?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/1/2013 12:47 PM

    @Brenda

    Brenda, We would love to chat with you about our COSMO collection. You can contact Daily Grommet customer support and they will put you in touch with me. Thank you! Amy

  •  Judy
    Judy
    3/1/2013 12:34 PM

    This is a great idea but overpriced. Top dollar would be $15 or 16.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/1/2013 2:07 PM

    @ Judy

    Hi Judy,

    We understand that not all of our Grommets fit everyone's budgets. That's why we like to have options in a variety of price ranges.

    We encourage you to get to know all of our products and browse our other products. Thanks again for your input, it always helps both us and the companies behind the products.

  •  Lyn
    Lyn
    3/1/2013 2:14 PM

    I agree. At $15, even 20 I'd buy. Just too much considering what it probably costs to have made in China.

  •  Lyn
    Lyn
    3/1/2013 2:14 PM

    I agree. At $15, even 20 I'd buy. Just too much considering what it probably costs to have made in China.

  •  Tabytha
    Tabytha
    3/1/2013 12:37 PM

    Amy ... do you sell that fabulous Lego one, too?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/1/2013 12:46 PM

    @ Tabytha

    Tabytha,

    You bet! You can purchase BOTH solutions right here on Daily Grommet! Thanks, Amy

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/1/2013 1:35 PM

    @ Tabytha

    Hi Tabytha,

    You can find the link to the activity mat here

  • Tanya
    Tanya
    3/1/2013 12:42 PM

    This is the greatest solution! Perfectly priced so I can buy it in all 3 colors. I bought the LITE (Lego version) for my kids.

    Love it!!

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/1/2013 12:47 PM

    @Tanya Stamos,

    Thanks Tanya! Looks like you have boys, which means a house full of LEGO. Hope you enjoy the COSMO (for yourself) and thanks for the comments.

    Amy

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    3/1/2013 1:04 PM

    Hey guys, I think you meant 'discreet' not 'discrete'. The latter is the opposite of 'concrete'. ;-(

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/1/2013 1:55 PM

    @Wendy

    Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for catching that! We're making the change as we speak. We always appreciate our community being our "eyes".

  • Carol
    Carol
    3/1/2013 1:52 PM

    Made in China? Had planned to purchase until I saw that.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/1/2013 2:25 PM

    @Carol

    Hi Carol,

    We know how hard it can be for our community to see that one of our Grommets is made in China. We certainly wish that we could offer this as a made in the U.S. product, but often it's just not possible.

    Our partners agree and they often struggle to make the decision to manufacture overseas. Here at Grommet we value products based on problem solving ability, great stories and most of all quality. Even if a Grommet is made overseas, we feel comfortable in the values it has.

  •  naska
    naska
    3/1/2013 2:41 PM

    The idea behind this bag is great! I like the black one but I'm not a fan of the logo being so big (the white fonts makes it pop out even more). It would be nice to have some sort of small label sewn into the side or just a smaller logo in a corner, so it doesn't look like I'm advertising.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/1/2013 2:52 PM

    naska,

    We appreciate that feedback. We actaully did address it with the development of the metallic options. We chose tone on tone. As a growing company, brand buiding/our name is key for Lay-n-Go. Cheers~

  •  Jennifer
    Jennifer
    3/1/2013 3:18 PM

    Amy,

    I love your idea. I have complained about not being able to find things in my makeup bag forever. I was excited about purchasing this product until I saw the price. I would be willing to pay $20 for this but I think $30 and more is too high... especially when nice cosmetic bags can be found anywhere for less. I'm not trying to be rude. I just thought you might be interested in a 34yo woman's opinion. Great idea though!

    Jennifer

  •  Kathy
    Kathy
    3/1/2013 4:51 PM

    I think it's a great idea and love the look. But sadly the made in China and high price keep me from making a purchase.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    3/1/2013 10:44 PM

    @ Kathy Glad you appreciate Amy's hard work and innovation. Alas, the repetitive nature of these comments (see other identical ones above) hurts their credibility. People tell us that these comments feel robotic and insincere. And obviously behind the scenes in at Grommet, we can see that the people writing these very repetitive comments rarely buy the US made Grommets either, so there is clear data to support the concern about their sincerity. (To be clear I am not saying that about you...as I am not researching individuals on this board myself.)

    We can all agree that it is much more powerful to support the companies that share your values than focus on the ones that don't..and we make that possible every day with the deep research and storytelling we do about the Grommets.

    Building a business is complex. You can see in this discussion alone how many people have pricing concerns, so for them that factor trumps country of manufacture. Others would love to support an entrepreneur like Amy and will go out of their way to do so. Others just love a great innovation at a fair price.

    Our job is to research the stories and make sure they are true. But they clearly can't work for everyone. That's cool with us.

  • Pixsoul
    Pixsoul
    3/1/2013 5:13 PM

    I recently purchased this item under another name "Store n Go". They have it in several sizes up to the large made of canvas for kids toys or crafts pieces or anything else you wanted. I like the silver and gold which they didn't have. But the idea has been around for some time.

  •  Jody
    Jody
    3/1/2013 5:54 PM

    Being made in China does not justify the price. Both reasons I would not buy.

  •  Terri
    Terri
    3/1/2013 5:56 PM

    About how big is the bag when it is cinched closed? Is the 20' measurement the open diameter of the circle?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/2/2013 10:08 AM

    @ Terri

    Hi Terri,

    The 20" diameter is the bag when it's fully opened. I'm not sure the exact diameter closed, but will check with Amy and she or I will post the response soon. I can tell you that it closes up to be fairly small. Something you could easily throw in a bag or purse without it taking up too much space.

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    3/1/2013 7:56 PM

    At last, a high quality cosmetic bag has been designed to see all your makeup at one time while knowing the items will not roll onto the floor as you use them. Thank you Amy, what a great idea! All my girlfriends want one and many have suggested that you should create a similar product for men.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/1/2013 10:12 PM

    @Sandy,

    Thank you for your comments. As a cosmetic consumer myself, I really paid close attention to the details. Reinforcing the openings and picking and testing fabrics that would stand the test of time...wash after wash! Amy

  •  cocosmama
    cocosmama
    3/1/2013 8:34 PM

    If it wasn't made in China I would buy it. But I cant support it if its made there. Too many jobs and money going to china.

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    3/1/2013 9:31 PM

    Awesome product!!! The fabric and construction is top quality and makes the product so durable and built to last. How great that you can wash them. I have spent this much on cosmetic bags that I have had to throw away because they got so dirty. The price is so affordable and manageable for gifts and my friends have loved receiving them for Christmas and birthdays. Thanks for wonderful solution to my cosmetic problem as well as a solution for gifts! Debbie

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/2/2013 10:46 AM

    @Debbie

    Thanks for your support and love for the product, Debbie. We too feel it's a great solution and so happy to see how many people agree. That's truly when we feel we've done our job at Daily Grommet. Enjoy the purchase and let us know how you like it.

  • Penny
    Penny
    3/2/2013 1:09 AM

    ABsolutely in love with this purchase!!! Thank you for such a wonderful, quality item!

  • Penny
    Penny
    3/2/2013 1:09 AM

    LOVE this purchase...thank you for the quality, style and efficiency of this wonderful item! BTW, well worth the price!

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/3/2013 4:27 PM

    @Penny

    Penny...thank you so very much for the wonderful feedback. I hope your COSMO makes BOTH daily routine and travel much easier! Our goal was to create the ultimate cosmetic bag....smart, chic and WASHABLE! Enjoy~Amy

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/3/2013 4:27 PM

    @Penny

    Penny...thank you so very much for the wonderful feedback. I hope your COSMO makes BOTH daily routine and travel much easier! Our goal was to create the ultimate cosmetic bag....smart, chic and WASHABLE! Enjoy~Amy

  •  ellenyc
    ellenyc
    3/2/2013 11:45 AM

    Waiting eagerly for size when closed. It's a key point. Thx.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/3/2013 2:26 PM

    @ ellenyc

    Hi Ellen,

    I've contacted Amy to ask about this and we'll post the response here soon.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    3/4/2013 10:08 AM

    @ ellenyc

    Ellen,

    Depending on just how much product you place into your Lay-n-Go will depend on the bottom diameter. I have mine pretty full with both make-up and face lotion and the bottom of the bag is about 8-9 inches wide. It will easily fit into a hand bag or small carry on. I do this often! It is also very malleable, so you can almost lay it flat if need be as well. Hope this help and thanks again for the question!

    Amy

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