Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Initial Makeup Bag

Since I invested in my Muji storage, I've never really been a makeup bag kind of girl. I store all my daily favourites in my Muji drawers on my dressing table and if I'm going out I'll throw a concealer, a lip product and maybe some powder/blush in my handbag and I'm good to go. Last week though I spotted a stunning black and cream initial makeup bag* on both Kate (gh0stparties) and Suzie's (Hello October) youtube channels and it really caught my eye. So when I was contacted by NotOnTheHighstreet (a website which sells items from creative independent businesses and one of the online stockists of the initial makeup bag) and asked if I would like to try some of their products, I knew straight away what I wanted to try out!

First of all, I have to point out that I ordered this bag at around 1.30pm yesterday afternoon and it arrived with my postman this morning. Now that is incredible customer service. The cute wrapping was also a nice touch. I just love the monochrome, simplistic style of this bag. It's very me. It's also the perfect size to fit in all of my essential products, as well as my favourite Real Techniques brushes - which tends to be where other makeup bags have let me down previously as they are too compact, and tend to squish my lovely brushes! The size of this bag couldn't be more perfect as it's also small enough to carry around in your handbag. The laminated cotton material of the bag means it will be easy to keep clean as makeup just wipes right off. There's also a small but handy inner zip pocket where you could store anything extra special or expensive.

I really couldn't be happier with my new makeup bag, and I think my makeup-carrying habits may be about to change now that I have this beautiful little thing, as I'm currently looking for any excuse to fill it up and take it out to show off. 

The Initial Makeup Bag by Alphabet Bags can be purchased for £17 and in any letter A-Z from www.notonthehighstreet.com

Holly xo

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  1. aw such a cute bag, i love how you can personalize the initial!

    Natalie | Salt & Sail

  2. Aw love the bag! I'm so tempted to get one, but I have so many of these types of bags I'm running out of things to put in them.

    :) Love your blog!
    Anna xo

  3. This is seriously cute! I've never been the kind of girl to carry around a makeup bag either as usually I'm just too lazy to touch up during the day. But I might be considering a change with this adorable makeup bag! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

    1. That's exactly how I felt about it, it's just too cute to leave in the house all day! ;) xx

  4. Those accessories are super duper cute!!!!!!
    mind checking out my blog? :D

  5. I never usually use a makeup bag either but there are some super cute ones out there including this one! x

  6. The bag is very cute. Love the personalization. Also, I use Muji to store my makeup as well! I'm thinking of purchasing more of the drawers as my makeup collection grows.

    Hope you can check out my blog. I'm now following you on GFC and Bloglovin.




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