Monday, 26 March 2012

What's in my Make Up Bag featuring Clippy London.

Firstly I just wanted to start off by talking about my make up bag, which is from Clippy, and I absolutely adore it. I've mentioned this a lot before but I did want to reiterate that I don't talk about things that were sent to me unless I would purchase it with my own money or recommend it to others and I honestly think that Clippy London is a fabulous company with a fabulous concept, and the lady behind it all, Calypso Rose, is so incredibly lovely. When she approached me it felt like I was reading an email from an old friend and that says to me that she puts a lot of thought behind everything she does including her business, and that passion and thoughtfulness combined with a bloody amazing product makes me want to sing her praises from the rooftops. I truly think many people will fall in love with the Clippy bags as much as I have.

It's very rare that I feel so genuinely excited about a product, and I actually have a lot to thank Calypso for, she & her product have reignited my passion for photography and design. Over the last couple of days I have been so inspired to make something of myself like Calypso has and I have so many ideas ticking around my head right now that I'm excited to share in time!

Photography is, and always will be, my first love. I have so many photographs that take me back to some of the happiest times in my life that I don't have out on display so when I received my Clippy make up bag in the post I already had an idea of how I wanted to personalise it. That's the magic of these bags, you can make which ever bag you choose completely your own unique creation. The bags I believe, were created because Calypso wanted to be able to display her Polaroid photographs in a unique way so each pocket in the bags is the perfect size for a Polaroid. I don't have many Polaroid photographs but I love the instant format so I dug out my collection of Instax images and picked out my favourites. As little backgrounds for them I chose some of my favourite skyscapes and pretty nature images and voila, my make up bag was complete.

Lately I have been incredibly boring with my make up and I have taken to popping some products into a make up bag and just using those products for a couple of weeks at a time or just until I fancy a bit of a change. This make up bag fits in all my essentials & would be perfect for traveling, if I ever went anywhere, which I sadly don't. Oh how I wish I could live a jet set lifestyle! Although without actually having to go on a plane, because I'm scared of those!


I'm sure you all will have seen most of the things that are in my make up bag currently many times before, the only new addition is the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner, which I have to say I'm not overwhelmed with so far. I rarely wear eyeliner now so I'm not entirely sure why I purchased it but I'm going to persevere with it and see if I can make it work for me. So far I do think it's better than MAC Blacktrack Fluid Line, but it's not the incredible product I was expecting so I'm a little disappointed. If you have any eyeliner recommendations I would really appreciate it if you left them in the comments, I can't seem to find one that doesn't smudge on me!

If you're interested in purchasing a Clippy bag I have a code that will give you a little discount & also a free gift with your order; just pop SAILJEN in at the checkout. Do bear in mind that if you use that code I may get a percentage of the sale. There are other Clippy Ambassador's too so if you don't want to use my code, then you can always use someone else's. I honestly don't mind, it's just a nice opportunity to get a little something extra with your order!

What do you think of the Clippy Bags? If you have one & have done a blog post I'd love to see how you designed yours so please leave a link in the comments! Also, which make up products are you loving from your make up bag right now? Have you discovered any super pretty spring time make up items that you think I have to have? 

xoxo

34 comments:

  1. The clippy bags are such a nice idea and it's nice to see you so inspired by the owner :) also loving the mixture of high end make-up and cheap and cheerful products! I literally could not live without my MUA palette! xxx

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    1. They are so lovely! :) Ahh I know, that palette is so amazing for only £4! The colours are all beautiful too, there's not one that I don't use! xo

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  2. This post is lovely!! I really love the way you have customised your bag.

    Also I really like that you have a good ol' mix of high end and drugstore products in your make up bag! :) xox

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    1. Aww thank you! It's always good to have a good mixture I think, the more expensive products are nice treats but there are some real drugstore gems that are so affordable! xo

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  3. I absolutely love the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners. I have the one in Perversion (glossy black) & Demolition (matte brown) and it has a really thin nib and they stay on all day :)

    www.beautywithmelanieclare.com

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  4. I would recommend the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners. The applicator is really thin & they have amazing staying power & pigmentation - just remember to shake them well before you apply. I have the colours Demolition (matte brown) & Perversion (glossy black) and they are amazing :)

    Lovely choice of products by the way. I can always trust your opinion!

    www.beautywithmelanieclare.com

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    1. Ooh I really want to try the Urban Decay liners, they sound amazing! xo

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  5. Such a pretty make up ! I just posted about the erase paste too it's so good ! xx

    Clay

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  6. That clippy make-up bag is so cute! I've heard of clippy bags but didn't realise they did smaller things like make-up bags, which I would prefer to a handbag. I'm currently using the Peepshow mascara too, I'm really impressed with it for how little it cost!

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    1. They have such a huge range, I didn't know either, I thought they only had the larger handbags too! Ooh Peep Show mascara is so good for the money! xo

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  7. just found your blog and i love it hun!
    i'm so impressed with your posts too!
    def. count me as your newest follower <3
    say hi back sometime?
    Xxx

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    1. Aww thank you so much, will check out your blog now :) xo

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  8. I have one of these that my friends made me for my 21st birthday! i love it so much, they make such lovely gifts x

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    1. Aww that must have been such a lovely gift to receive! Definitely make the perfect thoughtful present :) xo

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  9. How can you fit all that in so effortlessly?! I think it's a cute idea being able to put whatever you like as a picture, but if it costs too much, I'd rather not be bothered.

    I'd really like Illamasqua blush. And the creme cup lipstick.. And the mineralize skinfinish in redhead.. And the Peep Show mascara..

    xoxo
    http://makeupyourart.blogspot.com/

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    1. They don't cost a lot? The make up bags are £10 and you can get photo prints done for as little as a few pence each!

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  10. wow your makeup bag is so diddy! i have a stupid giant loose setting powder by chanel that would literally take up the whole of that clippy which makes small makeup bags really impractical. Either that or I should get a new setting powder.

    I use this one http://www.molliebee.com/anorak-kissing-rabbits-medium-toiletry-bag.html I hope you appreciate the print Jennie :-) I know what you mean by the bobbi brown eyeliner, I think it has the potential to be amazing but I just haven't found the right brush to use with it (or one that is not a stupid price)

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    1. Aww I love that make up bag so much, gotta love kissing bunnies! I never seem to buy things with bulky packaging, it always ends up getting on my nevers when it won't fit into my storage! I hope we both figure out the bobbi brown liner thing, I think it is one of the best out there, I just can't get it to work for me for some reason!

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  11. Love those make up bags, might finally invest in one so may have to use your code!
    Healthy mix serum, erase paste and MUA heaven & earth are also staples in my make up bag too, such good products! x

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    1. Aww they're so lovely, and affordable too! Love all those products so much, not sure what I'd do without the healthy mix serum foundation now! xo

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  12. Such a cute idea! I love Peep Show mascara too. x

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  13. Great picks and love the look of your make-uu bag. It's always nice when you own something so personal and unique. :)

    Make=up product I'm loving right now? Has to be my beloved 17 Mirrorshine in Belle.It would always be my one true love.If we are ver forced apart I wouldn't survive and I would simply die. I'm being very dramatic right? haha.Well what else can I say? It's my ultimate go to lip color. :) OH my Avon True Color eyeshadow quad in Mocha Latte is a staple in my make-up bag.It's my version of the Naked Palette.- however I will have my manicured fingers around a NAKED palette soon. :)

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    1. Aww thank you! :)

      Ooh I really want to try Belle lipstick, I always hear so many good things about it! xo

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  14. Really tempted by the Heaven & Earth palette - have you done a post on it before? (sorry if you have!)
    Elspeth xxx

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    1. I have :) http://www.sailorjennie.com/2011/10/mua-heaven-and-earth-palette.html xo

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  15. Ahh your make-up bag looks so nice! I really must get round to printing off a new set of photos/prints to update my Clippy bag for the summer (: I think MAC's Creme Cup might be my next make-up purchase, if I ever dare to spend £13 on a lipstick again! xx

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    1. I love that updating Clippy bags is so easy! <3 Ahh I know, £13 on a lipstick is so expensive - so worth it though :) xo

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  16. Lovely post! I have to admit I love being nosey & seeing what products other girls carry in their makeup bags :) I too have eye bright & erase paste in my bag!

    http://alittlebeautylux.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm nosey in that respect too! xo

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  17. I love the idea of a box under my bed that's full of polaroids of memories <3 This is such a beautiful way to show them off too :)
    I swear by Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner, but can't get on with the Peep Show mascara :( I think maybe I got a dud one because it's so dry and barely any product comes off it. I'll add a little water and give it another shot.

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no, I think you may have got a dud, mines not like that at all! xo

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  18. I love my Clippy makeup bag, I like that I can swap things around depending on the seasons/how I'm feeling. Love your choice of photos :) xx

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