Thursday, 9 May 2013

Say Hello to Paul & Joe

Ok so for ages I’ve been after new makeup bags and not quite found anything that’s up to what I want…until now. Luckily I stumbled across the French brand Paul & Joe whilst trawling the t’interweb and hey presto! I’ve found my babies. They came at a price however, as being a student you have to be choosey with what you do and don’t purchase! But I gave into temptation and coughed up £20.50 for the yellow cat cosmetic pouch and £26.00 for green floral binder makeup bag. Initially I was only meant to be treating myself to the one but I simply couldn’t decide, damn you Selfridges. The main reason why I love these so much is because of the many pockets and pouches they have within them, so if you’re like me and like everything to have its designated place then they make life that little bit easier, as everyone feels better knowing their mac lipsticks are sitting comfortably upright and together…don’t they? There’s even space to fit your brushes so that they don’t get squashed or damaged, now that’s thoughtful.

The only issue I had with these is that my expectations of how big they were going to be were totally off scale, silly me hadn’t read the dimensions before purchasing so I expected the yellow pouch especially to be much bigger than it actually was. I can’t find a ruler at present otherwise I’d tell you it’s actual size but all in all it isn’t very big… but saying that, it does manage to fit all that I want it to fit and I would say that it is perfect travelling buddy, either in your hand luggage or suitcase.

The makeup binder is probably my favourite, it’s like a book! That stores makeup! Amazing huh! I love the fact that you can remove the pouches, making this also a great travelling must have! It’s got brush holders too, but they could be used for anything, mascara, lipgloss, eyeliner? And of course I think the pattern is so pretty, my favourite pattern of the two by far.


I’m not sure if I think these two are quite worth the £46.50 I handed over (did I really pay that much?!) especially considering the size but I’m definitely going to get my use out of them! Paul & Joe do have such pretty products and I’m definitely going to be trying out more of what’s in their makeup range, although I do hope it’s worth their price tags!



  1. I absolutely love them kitties <3 so cute!!!!!♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ x x

  2. Oh wow, I love the bags. They sure come in handy. I couldn't find anything like the one with kitty here. Maybe I should try harder :(. Thanks for the post ^.^

  3. Oh gosh how cute are the kittens! I have three cats myself so I need this! Never looked at Paul & Joe for makeup bags.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. ooh thanks! yeah i'll check it out :) XX

  5. These look great, love the floral one :) x

  6. Adore the organisation in the yellow case!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo

  7. Amazins post!!!

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  8. these make-up bags are cute! I want one :)
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    Jorden x

  9. Hi.. they are very cute... How can I buy them?

  10. Hi .. How can i buy the floral one ?