Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Makeup Bag Collection (+CLOSED GIVEAWAY!)

Are you any of you obsessed with makeup bags? I am and I think it's some kind of weird addiction because let's get serious for a second and ask how many makeup bags a person actually needs? 1 or 2, right? I'm one of those hyper organized people so in addition to using makeup bags for cosmetics and toiletries when I travel I also like to pack everything else in little bags, like chords and accessories so I have a few more than that. Anyway, I've recently watched a few YouTube videos and read a few blog posts where people have shared their bag collections and I thought it would be really fun to do!

I did, however, leave out some bags because I really do have quite a few and I figured I didn't need to share them all. The bags included in this post are my favorite and the two travel bags from Target were birthday presents from my parents and haven't been used yet. I actually forgot to take the stuffing out before I took the photos so please just ignore that snafu. I'm also doing a giveaway so read through to the bottom and be sure to enter for your chance to win a really cute makeup bag with some fun goodies inside!
Contents Pleased as Punch Weekender Bag

Contents Pleased as Punch Cosmetic Valet

I'll start with the two I mentioned above. They came from Target and are from the brand Contents by Allegro. I've always wanted hanging travel bags so my parents got me these ones and I'm planning on using the bigger one (Weekender Bag) for toiletries and the smaller one (Valet) for cosmetics. I really like all of their pouches, the print, and the fact that they're really nicely made.



How cute is this Catesye London Rooftop Cat Small Bag? I seriously love the print. I love it so much I actually also bought the Coin Purse. It's made of PVC so it's really easy to keep clean and also holds its shape perfectly. It's a great size and it's beyond adorable. They make a ton of other bags with awesome designs so I think these would make fantastic gifts.



I bought this bag from Orla Kiely at Target a year or two ago. It was on clearance but this bag is quite similar. I used it on 3 trips last year and I like it but it's not the biggest bag so it's best for short trips. I especially liked it camping because I put all of my shower stuff in the big pocket and my skin care stuff in the small zippered pouch and it ended up working perfectly.



This is actually a personalized pencil pouch and I won it a few years ago. I actually cannot for the life of me remember what website it came from. This is the bag I use for keeping things that I want on my nightstand when I travel like my sleeping pills, lip balm, eye mask, and earplugs. I don't really know why I like it for that purpose but it's perfect for it!



I originally forgot to take a picture of this next one, which is so wrong because it has been my go-to for the past 8 or 9 years. This train case was part of an Estee Lauder GWP that my parents gave me for Christmas when I was 19. I was away at college at the time so I used it every time I came home and on every trip I took for the next almost decade. I don't know how much use it will get since I have the two new hanging organizers but this bag is sticking around. My Mom and I used to be absolutely obsessed with Estee Lauder and even though I wouldn't ever dream of using their animal tested and chemical laden products again I think I will forever love this red train case.



This is a little bag that I got years and years ago at my local Fred Meyer. It's the perfect purse size and I keep my purse makeup essentials in it. I absolutely love it. It even says, "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" on it so it's kind of perfect for me.



This is my travel brush set from BH Cosmetics. It's not a makeup bag, obviously, but I thought I should share anyway. This was a special last October for Breast Cancer Awareness. It was $5 and 100% of the proceeds went to charity. They're really great brushes!

I'll post a photo of all of my purse organizing bags on Instagram and Facebook. Do you have a makeup bag collection or just a favorite one? I'd love it if you shared a photo with my on my Facebook page.




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30 comments:

  1. Gabriela Aguilar SanchezJune 3, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Thank you for having this giveaway. Just what I need for my trip to Florida.

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  2. I'm not a very light packer. I tend to take everything that I normally would use in a day. As for beauty must haves - my skin care routine is the most important part. I get really dry when I travel so I need my moisturizer and a hydrating spray!

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  3. Gabriela Aguilar SanchezJune 4, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    I am a light packer. My must have when I travel are the Baremineral powder set foundation and It Cosmetics 5 in 1 Mascara also any Maybelline lipstick

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  4. I try to pack light, which normally includes cleanser, toner and oil/serum, along with foundation, mascara, one lip colour and either blush or bronzer.

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  5. I'm a heavy packer. I always pack too much stuff.

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  6. I'd consider myself a heavy packer because I carry my whole makeup bag with me when I travel ;) but that bag is not that big!

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  7. I'm a light packer (compared to others :D ), when it comes to beauty products I don't carry much when I travel, only a cleanser and a face cream, a mascara, an eye shadow, one lipstick and a blush. :)

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  8. I am taking my mom to the Bahamas for her 50th B-day. We are light packers and will probably end up sharing items on the trip:)

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  9. When it comes to beauty products, I'm generally a light packer. I only carry bath needs like cleansers and creams, as well as lip balm

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  10. I always try to pack light and then end up with way too much. I always need some comfy clothes for relaxing!

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  11. I try packing light but end up packing heaps. I always make sure to pack comfy shoes and sunscreen

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  12. Jennifer AnonymousJune 7, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    I try to be a light packer! Try being the operative word! My must haves are cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen! Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity!

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  13. I am a terrible packer.I always wind up with inappropriate clothing for the weather.I tend to over pack.

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  14. I am a heavy packer. I always have to carry spf, makeup, toner, when I travel.

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  15. I don't travel much but even to pack to stay at Hunny's I usually pack too much. Last week I packed to stay there for two days & I took three eyeshadow palettes! You just don't know what mood you're going to be in!

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  16. I'm a heavy packer because I worry that I'll need something I didn't pack. My beauty must-haves while I travel are a good cleanser and moisturizer. I also carry way to much makeup!

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  17. I am a light packer - just a few clothes, some makeup and healt essentials and thats it! I dont even carry full-size products but samples etc :)

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  18. I always try to pack light since we are a family of 5. My must-haves are mascara and tinted moisturizer!

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  19. I am a heavy packer because I always take things i need it just in case . lip balm , comb , hair accessories and only natural products in makeup and skincare if i have it .

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  20. I'm a light packer, but I'm also a strategic one - I have to pack versatile clothes that can be dressed up or down! My beauty essentials, wherever I go, are my lipstick, my foundation, and liquid eyeliner!

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  21. I try to be a light packer with clothes and also cosemetics. I have to have a moisurizer, foundation, eye shadows, liner, mascara, blush and gloss or lipstick.

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  22. I am a light packer

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  23. I am a light packer!!!!!

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  24. Light, mascara and lip gloss

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  25. light packer

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  26. I am a heavy packer! My makeup must haves is mascara!

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  27. I'm a heavy packer. I always need a bb cream and some mascara!

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  28. light and i always bring my make up bag

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  29. I would love this I'm hoping to take a trip to visit my son

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  30. Wow, they have some beautiful bags. I really love the kitty one!!

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