You know those free cosmetic pouches or handbags you get in promotions by various department store brands? What do you do with them?
I ask because in my many years of splurging on cosmetics, I’ve amassed quite a few bags and pouches. However, when I travel, I always end up bringing just one travel pouch – the same serviceable one I carry on all my travels because its ready packed. Rarely do I break out a new pouch.The only bags I do usually end up using are travel bags or weekender bags.
Carry them to work you say? Well, the only thing you’d find in my daily makeup pouch is lipsticks or lipgloss so I carry just a little pouch for that. Yes I’m horrible aren’t I? :D
Anyway, I was clearing up my stuff (decluttering is good for the soul) and I set aside some of the nicer GWP (gift with purchase) handbags to be given away to some friends who I have asked and I know will appreciate it. I also set aside a couple to be given away to the ladies who help clean for my parents. I gave them some previously and they were thrilled. Clearly, all women love pretty bags :D
As for cosmetic pouches, I like using them to hold gifts. This way, friends get 2 gifts in one – a gift plus a cosmetics pouch they can likely use. After all, not everyone is like me, I’m guessing :P
Over to you: What do you do with the GWP cosmetic pouches and handbags? Use them? Give them away? Sell them? ;) Yes I know some people do!