best of cosmetic bags + a favorite I keep in mine

There's so much to love about a good cosmetic bag. It's something worth investing in, if I do say so myself. Get a good one and you don't need piles of those "free with purchase" cotton ones that take up space in your closet. You know how much I've enjoyed my Cuyana Travel Case set because they are so well made, durable, wipeable, and beautiful! 

Here are some splurge-worthy bags I thought you might like... because I sure do. 

Now, something that my makeup bag will not be without unless a miracle happens and I find something similar. Although I have been on the search for over a year and haven't found anything equivalent.

Chanel le Volume de Chanel Mascara. It's amazing. For those of you, like me, who have pokey little tiny lashes that don't stay curled, this is for YOU.
I bought this last spring and fell in love, but never repurchased it because I had quite a few back ups of drugstore mascara and little samples of other high end ones. Not to mention, it's $32 and mascara is the quickest thing to run empty in my makeup drawer. So yeah, that kind of hurts. But my measly little lashes just recently told me to buy it again and I'm oh so glad I did. 

Let me tell you why I think it's better than other mascaras—why it's worth just trying, at least:
  • It makes my lashes look 3x longer than they actually are.
  • It's not fussy. It only takes one coat, maybe two, and bam. Intense lashes. (For me, other ones require coat after coat in order to get the intensity built up.) I can do my lashes in about 20 seconds flat, rather than 2 minutes with other mascaras.
  • It holds curl like crazy! And I have stick straight, short lashes.
  • Since it requires less build-up to get desired results, I really feel like it lasts longer than other mascaras.
  • It doesn't flake. Other mascaras leave little dustings all over my face by the end of day. It just stays put!
  • Normally mascaras either lengthen OR plump lashes. This one does both. And better than any other I've ever tried. It has allowed me to skip eyeliner all together (coming from a cat-eye flick obsessor) because it gives my eyes enough definition alone.
Totally recommend sticking it in your fancy new makeup bag! ;)


  1. Love that mascara! I always have good luck with Chanel mascaras.

  2. I have been looking for a new mascara, I will have to try this one! Thanks for your great beauty tips!

    Leisure Leigh Lane

  3. I have been looking for a new mascara. I will have to try this one. Thanks for your great beauty tips!

    Leisure Leigh Lane

  4. I haven't tried Chanel's mascara yet, but this makes me want to venture to Sephora!

    Emily // http://www.deltachic.com

  5. Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced is my new favorite. I will never be without it! Worth a try if you want lashes on lashes!


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