I wanted to start a new kind of post on OLJ this year where I share a look at some of my favorite organizational tools and aids. I’ve decided to call this series Show & Tell, because these posts will be just that: me showing you products and telling you what I like about them and how I use them. This is different from First Impressions, in that for Show & Tell posts I will share things I have used and loved for awhile. I thought I’d kickstart the series with a newer product line that’s not only caught my attention, but also has been popular in other people’s blogs and videos in the past few months. Orla Kiely, an Irish designer known for her “retro prints and designs,” partnered with Target over the past year or so, launching tech accessories (made through Belkin), home goods, limited edition Method products, as well as beauty accessories.
The Orla Kiely for Target Cosmetic Bag Collection includes ten cases in a variety of sizes and designs ranging in price from $9.99 to $29.99. The bags are split into two categories, the Graphite Collection and the Sweet Pea Collection, which each include two patterns. Each case is constructed out of coated canvas and features smooth zippers with pull tabs. As soon as I saw the line at my local Target last fall I knew I wanted to review and share these cases, as I believe they are not only beautiful, but also functional, well-made, and reasonably priced. They are finally available online (with the exception of one, which I have made special note of below), so it felt like the right time to share this Show & Tell with you.
The Graphite Collection consists of five cases with two prints, including the well known Flower Stem print in blues and greens as well as the Graphite Flower (not the technical name) print in black, grey, and white with orange accents.
✻ Train Case – $24.99 – A roomy soft-sided train case with an a mesh zip pocket under the lid.
✻ Large Hanging Organizer – $29.99 – Great hanging toiletry case with large vinyl & mesh pockets and a magnetic closure.
✻ 3-Piece Set – $16.99 – A wonderful assortment of three flat style pouches in different sizes.
✻ Small Cosmetic Cube – $9.99 – Cute small case, perfect for tucking into handbags to corral small loose items.
✻ Double Zip Beauty Organizer – $16.99 – More traditionally sized cosmetic case complete with two zip compartments and slip pockets for easy organization.
The Sweet Pea Collection also consists of five cases with two prints, including the multi-colored Tulip print and Orla Kiey’s signature Stem pattern in orange.
✻ Pencil Case – $9.99 – Traditional style pencil case with a small interior slip pocket.
✻ Weekender – $29.99 – Beautiful large style travel case with large mesh and vinyl pouches flanking each side and a smaller, floating compartment in the middle.
✻ Double Train Case – $19.99 – Great makeup storage with a roomy lower portion for larger items & more shallow upper portion with a mesh zip pocket and brush storage.
✻ Medium Hanging Organizer** – $24.99 – Medium hanging style case complete with a large clear pouch, makeup brush holder, and two mesh zip pockets.
✻ Beauty Organizer – $16.99 – Unique design that opens flat with handy built in organizational components, great for on-the-go!
**Item not available online at time of posting
Check out my coordinating video if you’d like a closer look and to hear my thoughts on each one:
I am very impressed with this line of affordable, functional, and beautiful designer cosmetic bags. I am currently using the Beauty Organizer as my Walking Pharmacy in my handbag (update coming soon on this!), which comes in handy every day. I’ve swapped out my beloved MAC Hello Kitty makeup train case for the Orla Kiely Double Train Case as my go-to for packing makeup for travel. I have also been using the Weekender to corral my planners and related accessories, proving that a good cosmetic case need not be for toiletries and makeup alone! I love these three cases so much I wanted to share them with two of you. The Orla Kiely for Target Cosmetic Case Giveaway will run until Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. Each winner will receive the Weekender, Double Train Case, and Beauty Organizer like the ones pictured below:
The cases pictured above are my own. The winners will receive brand new cases with all original packaging and labels attached.
You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below. I’ll announce the two winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always. Good luck!
*** GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED ***
Congrats to Heather V. & Carolyn F. on being selected as the winners of my Orla Kiely for Target Cosmetic Case Giveaway!
The Poll Results for *Which of the two Orla Kiely for Target Cosmetic bag collections is your favorite?* out of 3791 entries:
The Sweet Pea Collection (2845) 75%
The Graphite Collection (946) 25%
Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.
I’d love to know what your favorite cosmetic case is and what makes it your top pick. Leave a comment if you care to share!
* Post contains affiliate links. This is not a sponsored post. All products shown, including giveaway prizes, were purchased by me. All opinions are genuinely my own. *