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A Make Up Bag Worth Splurging For!
Ted Baker Normar
Member Name: lj174
Ted Baker Normar
Advantages: A good investment, Looks lovely, Can hold a lot of make up.
Disadvantages: Expensive, Big to carry around in handbags.
Until now, I have always just used cheap make up bags which end up getting tatty or falling apart after a few months. I had never really considered investing in a good, well branded make up bag. For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive this Ted Baker Normar wash bag and I absolutely love it. I have always took an interest in Ted Baker products, particularly their accessories so I was thrilled with this.
This is the smaller wash bag, although there is a slightly larger one available too. This is suited for make up, but I still find that it is generously sized compared to most make up bags. The Normar wash bag comes in two varieties. The one I own is shown in the image of this review. It is a gorgeous pale pink in colour all over, with black detailing. The contrasting black is typical of Ted Baker and I love it. There is a huge black bow on the front, as well as the Ted Baker logo. The other wash bag on offer is a black wash bag with the bow and writing in baby pink. As these are two of my favourite colours, this is right up my street and I love its appearance.
One of the things I like most about the make up bag is its material. It is PVC plastic on the outside which Ted Baker is well known for. I find that this is quite practical as it is easy to clean and does not stain from make up on the outside. The inside is just a polyester lining so make up will mark this, but nobody sees the inside! It has a lovely detailed zip along the top of the bag which is easy to use and keeps make up stored securely. Due to the plastic feel of the make up bag, it means it is very sturdy and strong and stays in position. I like this as it means none of my make up will get squashed or break if thrown into bags or suitcases. I have owned this a good few months now and it has seen no damage at all considering the amount I carry it around.
This leads me on to talk about the sizing of the bag. Although it is the smallest one available, it is still quite large for a make up bag. It fits in my foundation, powders, brushes, eye liners, mascaras, blushers and lip products. It really can fit in a load! This is good for me as I find it very practical as I also store tablets and small health products in it. The only issue with this is that it is not too effective for carrying around on a daily basis due to its size, as it would take up quite a lot of room in a handbag.
Apart from this, the only reason I could fault it would be on price. It does cost £22.00 which is very expensive in comparison to what I was paying for make up bags. I was lucky enough to be gifted this which I am really happy about. However, I can honestly say that it is worth the money as it is such a practical and sturdy make up bag, and does everything which I require from one. If you are interested in purchasing this you can buy it from Ted Baker or good high street department stores such as John Lewis or House of Fraser.
Thanks for reading and hope it helps!
Summary: A gorgeous and practical wash bag.