Simply-Bags.com: Personalized Makeup Bags!

Of all the things I’ve been approached with to review, this makeup bag has got to be one of the coolest.

I’d like to introduce you to Simply-Bags.com, and my pick from their collection of Women’s Cosmetic Bags, called Women’s Cosmetic Bag.

Simply-Bags.com is a specialty monogram and embroidery shop with personalized bags in a variety of types! You can get everything from an embroidered laptop tote to backpacks for school. It reminds me a bit of one of my current obsessions, Thirty-One.

I choose the bag I did because I have been looking for a proper cosmetics bag that I can use when I go on vacation or on work travel. (Of course, all this was concurrent with the Thirty-One party I had recently, and I actually ordered one when I had my party – Oh well. Better to have two than none?!)

Currently, this is what I use:

As you can see, a) it’s a throwback to the days when they gave gifts like this away in the exhibit halls at medical conferences. And b) it holds a lot of stuff, including Inglot Freedom System palettes and the Urban Decay 15th anniversary palette. I stuff tons of lipsticks, eyeliners, palettes, shadows and other makeup goodies into this bag when I travel.

While it’s huge, it’s also a pain in the butt. The way it unzippers, if you are not careful, stuff will fall out. It opens TOO much, which was what I liked about it at first. But it is a bit cumbersome, and definitely not meant to be a makeup bag!

The Cosmetics Bag from Simply-Bags is a nice nylon, cotton-quilted fabric, and sturdy. It has two outside pockets that velcro shut, and zipper closure for the main opening. It has an additional removable zip carry pouch sized at 9″ x 6″. The cosmetics bag is 11”W x 8”H x 7” across the bottom, and also includes an inside zip pocket and small side wall pockets.

It’s got handles:

Check out all the room in the main opening:

(Oh yes, those are goodies I bought from Icing – new glitters! – and Bath and Body Works – new lip glosses!)

A closer look at the inside smaller pockets:

The outer pockets look like this:

The otherside, outer pocket:

A view of the bag from the side:

Holding it up:

Close-up of the embroidery:

This bag comes in Kiwi, Chocolate and Fuschia. I chose Chocolate. The embroidery comes in 13 colors, and I chose Light Blue. I asked for “FOTD Inside” as my embroidered phrase, which those of us who are makeup addicts know stands for “Face of the Day.” Because, really, a makeup bag holds many faces of the day for many days!

I love this bag. The bottom is big enough where I can put a couple of my palettes there, and pile my lipsticks and everything else on top. I will definitely take a picture when I fill this up for my upcoming, 10-day vacation to Florida!

I was impressed with the bag, and went searching on the site to see what else they offer. I have to say, I love quite a few of the items as gifts for friends and family and I plan to do some shopping after vacation! There’s wine coolers and cases that you can have embroidered! I spotted Bridal/Bridesmaids gifts, too, and that will hopefully come in handy one day! You know, if Mike ever proposes. *sigh*.

A lot of the items I checked out seem to have free embroidering or monogram services.

I am also pleased with the polite interaction I’ve had with Bob, who runs Simply-Bags.com with his wife. Turnaround was very quick. Between ordering, processing and arrival, it was about five days, maybe six. I look forward to dealing with Simply-Bags again.

Have you ever ordered from this site, or ordered a personalized bag like this? What do you think? What would YOU have embroidered on the outside of this bag?!

Disclaimer: The Simply-Bags.com Women’s Cosmetic Bag was provided to me for review by the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!