I May Have Found The Most Perfect Organizational Tool In Existence
I like having my sh*t together, I like feeling put together, and I consider myself “organized.” I’ve been called OCD — and never really denied it. So when I saw these adorable, eco-friendly Cadence capsules start popping up all over my Instagram feed a few weeks ago, I knew I had to try them. I had a weekend beach trip coming up, so the timing couldn’t have been any better.
I fell in love with them as soon as I took them out of the box. Honestly, I couldn’t believe that more people weren’t talking about this gorgeous travel system. Well… turns out they were. After a quick Google search, I found out that EVERYONE (Forbes, Travel + Leisure, and even People Magazine) has known about these for a while and still, nobody told me!
In case you’re in the same spot I was in, fear not — because mama’s about to fill you in on these incredible, refillable, and customizable capsules.
What makes Cadence So Special?
Cadence founder Steph Hon became frustrated with the amount of plastic (and beauty product) waste she generated on a short trip. Cadence was born to solve that problem and Steph did not settle for anything less than than perfection. The final version of Cadence’s capsules is the result of over 200 prototypes, so you can be sure they thought of everything.
In short, Cadence just works. Period. The magnetic capsules are leak proof, air tight, and super cute too. They’re made using recycled, ocean-bound plastic waste that is turned into a sturdy, BPA-free, dishwasher-safe material so they can be used again and again. Here’s the kicker though: they are so adorable, fun and functional that you’ll actually WANT to use them again and again (like me)!
Christening My Cadence Capsules
Everything Cadence creates has their customers in mind, and that starts with the website — the Build Your 6 (the customizable set) feature works like a dream. Each capsule can be customized by color and label, and you can see how they’ll look together in real time.
I had way too much fun playing with it before deciding to get a dark set and a light set: one for my night routine and one for my morning routine.
The capsules are hexagon-shaped and snap together magnetically which is SO soothing for a neat-freak like me. Oh, and the labeled lids are also magnetic and can be swapped from one capsule because, of course Cadence would…
Cramming Cream Into My Cadence Capsules
I’ll admit it, I was a little concerned when reading that the TSA-compliant capsules were .56oz, but when they showed up they were a little bigger than I was expecting-and they fit WAY more than I ever could have imagined. Plus, the wide-mouth opening makes filling them easy-as-can-be.
Initially, I was expecting to use these only for my serums, masks, and oils, but after filling the first one, I was confident that I would be able to use the capsules for my lotions and shampoo as well! Each capsule fits about 15 pumps of product, which is more than enough for a long weekend away.
Carpe-ing the Diem With Cadence
My favorite part about my Cadence Capsules is that there are no sharp edges or corners, none. That means I can throw them in my purse and not worry about them scratching my phone screen. It also means that I can easily get ALL of the product out of the capsule with ease (even with my chubby-stub fingers)!
My aforementioned chubby fingers are also notoriously clumsy and I drop and fumble things all the time. So when I realized the Cadence lids magnetically stick to the capsules, I knew I would be using them for a whole lot more than just traveling (hello, hiking buddy).
Cadence Consolidates My Cabinets AND Calendar
Am I actually OCD? I don’t know. I do know that I have used Cadence Capsules to completely re-organize a ton of areas in my life though. After I got home from that trip, I couldn’t stop using them. I still use the lighter set every morning and the darker set every night to keep my skincare routine organized. Now I can fumble around in my medicine cabinet sans-contacts without the fear of knocking over (and shattering) my $200 glass bottle of anti-aging serum.
I thought twelve capsules would be enough to start out, but I quickly ordered more for every aspect of my life… my next addition was the bundle labeled with each day of the week. I use it as a vitamin caddy, since I like to wait until after I eat lunch to take my vitamins. Cadence makes it easy to grab one capsule and take my daily vitamins with me.
I keep a set at the office with some essentials too, like lotion, lip balm, eye cream, safety pins, and Skittles (the .56 oz size helps keep me honest). There are a few in my purse at all times for my anxiety cream (Cadence Capsules are a purse-friendly size), prescriptions (easier access and more discreet), hair ties, and a few empties — just in case — which I usually stash my jewelry in when I go to the gym!
Whether you need to reorganize your own life, plan your next trip, or you’re looking to give the gift of organization and sustainability to a loved one, Cadence is THE must-have item of the year.