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.