Hey everyone! If you follow me on Twitter you've probably heard enough of my complaining... but this week has just been a big pain when it comes to uploading on YouTube! I'll spare you my sob story, and just say that I've been trying since Monday to get this video posted, and at 3:15 this morning (gave it a try while I was getting ready)-- the thing finally uploaded! I almost had to slap myself to believe that there wasn't another error message.
Anyway, I hope you get 10 minutes or so to watch this video, because I was SO excited to make it! It's all about creating a fun, thoughtful, personal gift for someone in your life! Many of you shared some great ideas in the comments section of this video- like using something like this for a gift swap! Or keeping it as a gift to yourself! You know what would also be so fun? If you create a DMGB (Drugstore Makeup Gift Bag, of course), shoot a quick video & post a video response! Or snap a picture & post it for the Beauty Broadcast Facebook Family to see! They're the nicest bunch!
As captain obvious, I'll point out that a key part of any DMGB is the BAG. I mean, you could definitely wrap everything and do it that way, but I think it's extra enjoyable when your products are nicely housed in a makeup bag! So I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you some cute ones that I LOVE.
I'm kind of in love with this makeup bag. It's the Sigma MAXBag in this gorgeous Violet shade. (it also comes in black). It's 14 1/4 inches x 11 inches. So it's a rather large makeup bag, and at $29 bucks you're obviously adding some extra cost to your gift. But perhaps that's what you want to do! This bag is like nothing else I own. It's sort of flat, but has a large zippered pocket inside, and some open pockets as well. This will totally accommodate a brush roll. AND- if you're thinking about giving a larger-sized makeup palette- this is a great fit! You can also toss your hair styling tools in here if you want! The side pockets are great for smaller makeup products. The metallic-quilted pattern is lovely. Terrific for travel! Here's a look inside:
My flash went a little wild with this one, but this hot pink bag is another great looking, functional makeup bag! This won't fit your larger palettes, but it's a great size for traveling with makeup. It goes with me whenever I travel- sometimes I use it for jewelry & other accessories too! Comes in other colors as well, so check the Sigma website for details on these.
These other bags (the top one was featured in the video), are more here as examples than something that's available for purchase right now. They're both from past seasons gift-with-purchase promotions- the top one is from Clinique, and the bottom is from Lancome. Just wanted to remind you that if you haven't used those cute bags, why not use them for a DMGB for someone else? Sometimes they have sort of a seasonal look to them- so I could see the top one as a spring birthday gift, or the bottom one as fun gift for the bride during her bachelorette party!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today everyone! We're almost to Friday, so I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :) Talk to you soon!
- I have been watching a lot of QVC lately. I find it relaxing & entertaining.
- Some of the items on my makeup wish list for Christmas are from brands seen on QVC! Like Mally Beauty, Laura Geller, and Philosophy. QVC.com has some nice gift sets!
- Big Christmas party for Tyler's law firm this weekend.
- I'm enjoying fruit-flavored herbal tea in the evening.
- I bought Wheaties this week for the first time in a long time.
- Cupcake has the loudest purr. It's sooo cute.
- I'm doing the morning show by myself tomorrow. My co-anchor Kevin has a much deserved day off.
- Just realized I need to be taking my shower right now.
- I have Softsoap shower gel that smells like Christmas Cookies!