I usually prefer skincare or makeup as gifts with purchase, rather than bags or umbrellas. I’m very picky with my bags, and I hardly use an umbrella. Travel sized skincare and makeup are very handy and they are something I’d definitely use. However, when I saw this bag, I had to have it. It has since become a very useful storage tool.
It is a big soft PVC bag that has 3 additional individual bags of different sizes inside. It is great for travelling, because I can separate skincare from makeup and I can carry everything in just one bag. I have overused the bags a little and one of the bags, well, consider it resting peacefully somewhere. As you can see, now that I’m not travelling, I keep my unopened cosmetics / skincare here. It’s like an archive for me, to remind myself that I need to photograph these products before opening and using them. In the zipped up bag that you see, sitting inside the bigger bag are products I’m still testing, before publishing my posts.
The original bag handle is of the same PVC material as the bag but it broke. I cut it off and replaced it with these pretty beads. It is actually a bracelet that is too large for me, but too small as an anklet.
I wish brands came up with something as useful as this more often. Usually, brands give out totes and duffels which are of so-so quality, then there are toiletry bags which don’t get used often enough. More often that not, they become pencil cases for my little girls.
Is there any gift with purchase bag that you made good use of? Or do you prefer samples that you can use for sure?