This summer, I’ve been traveling a lot. After my very first trip back in June, I knew that some updates were in order… immediately. My weekend duffel bag was euphemistically termed “shabby-chic” (emphasis on the shabby) and my cosmetic bags were even worse!
So, I turned in my duffel for a smart mock-croc overnighter and upgraded my cosmetic bags to brand new, sassy versions from Jessie Steele.
Cosmetic bags from Jessie Steele are just the latest extension of the firm’s line of vintage-inspired aprons, pajamas, and robes. And, all of the new pieces retain that distinctive Jessie Steele flair. For me, it’s those fun patterns — cabbage roses, cupcakes, gingham — that make the line so desirable.
The cosmetic bags include classic quilted patterns, over-the-top floral, and more. One of my favorites is the Cream and Black Polka Dot (pictured above). The whimsical print is accented with pink piping and a grosgrain bow at the zipper. The cosmetic bags are padded with 100% cotton and lined with a non-toxic, “wipe clean” EVA coating.
This pattern comes in three sizes: Cosmetic Bag, $15.00; Petite Cosmetic Bag, $17.00; and Generous Cosmetic Bag, $22.00. You can even purchase a gift set of three bags in different sizes (so useful for trips) for only $16.00!
In addition to perky polka dots, I also love the Cream and Black Bouquet Damask 3-Piece Gift Set (shown at right). With the holidays fast approaching (yes, I am already thinking Christmas) this set would be a great gift for the fashionistas on your list. The set features a small, medium, and large cosmetic bag in the elegant yet simple Cream and Black Bouquet Damask print, accented with a pink zipper and grosgrain bow. These bags are also padded with 100% cotton and lined with a non-toxic, “wipe clean” EVA coating. Retail: $26.00
The Jessie Steele line is carried by over 3,000 stores in more than 27 countries, and has been featured in national magazines — from Better Homes and Gardens to Vogue. Also, be sure to check out the other new Jessie Steele accessories for Fall 2013 like adorable purse charms, must-have patterned iPhone cases, scarves and more!
Now, one lucky Susan Said… WHAT?! reader will win their own 3-Piece Cosmetic Bag Gift Set in choice of pattern. Giveaway is available for readers in the USA aged 18+. Odds are determined by the number of entries received. Contest ends 9-30-2013. Good luck!
While you’re here, don’t forget to enter our other great giveaways!
- $107 FABSmile whitening and dental products. Ends 8-31-2013
- Stunning leather cuff bracelet for fall by Pavleski Fashion Accessories. Ends 9-10-2013
- Inspiring Lokai Bracelet. Ends 9-20-2013
Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.
DISCLAIMER: I received samples of the Jessie Steele cosmetic bag line in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products and services that I believe are good for my readers.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by Jessie Steele.