Home and Away Cosmetic
Can't stop buying this bag...
I am a person who forgets what she has so winds up buying in triplicate. I also like everything handy and not squirreled away in a closet or draw. This can lead to some very cluttered counter tops. NOT ANY MORE! I've purchased at least six of these to match the different patterns of weekend, duffle and other VB travel bags I own. When I'm going away, I use them as a companion piece for toiletries, make-up and jewelry. When staying home, each bag holds a separate category of items: one bag for all make-up brushes; one bag for the face/skin (primer, foundations, concealers); one bag for eyes (mascara, brow pencils, liners, shadows); one for nails (polishes, remover, emery boards)...you get the picture. I put a removable label on the front (eyes..face..nails) and, as needed, just grab a bag or two, easily transport them to the living room or vanity area and then return them to the counter top of my bedroom dresser when done. They add a really lovely touch of feminine whimsy while providing ease of use and great organization. Needless to say, I highly recommend buying several and finally empty out the dumping zones in your home where make-up goes to die. You'll see everything you have this way which means you'll buy less duplicates and have fresher, more hygienic make-up.
June 12, 2014
I just bought my third one of these. My first one is in Portobello Road and I bought it to hold my portable cd player and meditation cds. I put earbuds in the zip pocket in the lid. It keeps my cd player sitting flat and keeps it dust-free. This works really well since I have not had time to put the cds on my ipod. I can store this by the chair or carry it to another spot with no risk of damage.
The second one I bought in Dogwood for actual travel. It holds all that is needed for travel and keeps it all organized.
The third one I just bought in Ribbons. I take meds and vitamins 4 times daily and I have Advair asthma inhaler, etc....so needed something bigger than a pill case to organize all that stuff. This does the trick! I can fit two 14-day pill cases inside with room to spare, plus asthma inhalers, pain relief meds, tums, Alka-Seltzer packets, Emergen-C packets, and allergy meds all in one place and it is so pretty and stylish.
I liked the reviewer that uses it for curlers and other hair stuff and the one who uses it for Diabetes stuff. I am thinking of purchasing a fourth to use as a first-aid kit. The only thing I would change about this little gem is to make the bottom a bit more stable...I'm thinking the new plastic, washable base VB is using now would be perfect to give the base a bit more stability. That is really the only change I would make.
June 10, 2014
More than make up!
I have many wonderful VB items, but home & away is one of my favorites! My vanity was overflowing with perfume bottles. The bag holds everything straight, as well as organized. The inside pockets keep spills from happening. The inside circle take charge of the taller ones, plus it has a luscious lingering scent . No more wasted time deciding what to pack. I just take the entire bag! By the way, I live in a log cabin, so the English Rose motif fits right in! The duffles are used constantly in the closets storing seasonal bags and shoes. I have had many compliments concerning my ingenuity for VB products. I have several hang up organizers in my dressing area. Jewelry is just a fingertip away. Thank you Vera!
May 23, 2014
This case holds my makeup great but it also looks adorable on my dresser when not in use. I keep all my eye makeup in a separate case, but this holds all of my face, lips, and other makeup. I love it so much!
May 15, 2014
HOLDS MY FACE!
This great little cosmetic case holds everything to make my face ready for my closeup. My brushes are kept safe and in perfect condition, the soft bristles are never bent out of shape. My eye shadows stay put and it even holds my hair accessories.
To the lady who's case arrived crushed and impossible to un-crush...well, mine arrived like that too. No worries, I just stuffed it full of clean wash cloths then zipped it closed and left it for a few days and Volia' it was puffy perfection.
We travel in our RV and I need to keep things safe, small and readily available. This cosmetic case is better than all its predecessors that are now traveling around the cosmos. I have yet to be dissatisfied or disappointed with any of Vera Bradley's products.
May 8, 2014
Too small, doesn't stand up
This is my first Vera Bradley purchase and honestly I am extremely disappointed when I opened the package...The bag was squished and now it is stuck like that. It doesn't stand up like how it shows in the picture because the bottom and the sides of the bag have no support. It also is much smaller than I had thought. The pockets inside are teeny tiny, don't know how they are even useful. Very disappointed because this is a mother's day gift. I don't recommend this at all.
May 5, 2014
Like bringing your makeup drawer on the road!
I bought this to replace a more traditional ditty bag style, and I'm so glad that I did. I brought it on a road trip and found that it kept all of my cosmetics arranged neatly throughout the 5 days. I fit travel size cosmetics and shampoos standing up in all the elasticized pockets, and they stayed in place. So much better than hunting through a jumbled mess in a ditty bag! In the middle, I could fit full size body cream and larger jars, a full size sunscreen, and my clarisonic. In the zippered pouch, I could fit the brush for the clarisonic and a couple of other light items. It all stayed organized and helped make my stay more comfortable. That and the Medium Hanging Organizer are perfect together for a weekend on the road!
April 18, 2014
If you travel this cosmetic bag is a must ! I was skeptical & didn't think it would hold all my cosmetics and toiletries.... But I was able to get it all to fit, with room to spare. There was full sized face soap, day cream, night cream, dental floss. Travel sized toothpaste, hair spray, body spray, body powder, q-tips. Headband, hair clip, concealer, foundation, face powder, eye shadow, makeup brushes, mascara and a few extra items I packed just in case...travel sewing kit, tweezers... It was organized, everything was upright and secure in the pockets. The zip pocket on the lid was roomy too. I liked how the top zipped closed and I could set it upright in my suitcase !
March 20, 2014
I ADORE This bag!!
I simply adore this cosmetic bag! The handle on top is great, as are the pockets on the inside. This is by far my very favorite Vera cosmetic bag!
March 13, 2014
Great for Meds and Supplements!
I bought this on a whim for cosmetics but found it works well keeping all my supplements organized. If you take a lot of pills, this case is perfect. The shape accommodates the bottles perfectly and the side pockets can hold any droppers, spoons or smaller packets. Super-handy! (I may just buy another for my actual cosmetics!)
March 4, 2014