What’s In My Makeup Bag? (January 2016 Edition)

Monpurse Monogrammed Cosmetic Pouch

Okay, I think by now you’ll know that I only do these sort of “what’s in my bag/what’s in my makeup bag” posts whenever I get a new bag to *ahem* show off, so today’s no different. 😛

I picked up a new cosmetics pouch over the Boxing Day sales and I thought I’d show you what it looks like. It’s a monogrammed leather pouch from Monpurse. I first heard of Monpurse when I saw a slew of photos of monogrammed Monpurse clutches styled and posed by fashion bloggers on Instagram. I’m guessing that their purses were sent to them by Monpurse (even though none of the ones I saw disclosed the fact. Naughty naughty!). Anyway, I checked the website out and thought the prices weren’t too bad for monogrammed leather goods so I decided to get a monogrammed clutch for myself. I ended up liking it so much that when Monpurse had their Boxing Day sale, I decided to get a coin purse and cosmetic pouch too!

What's In My Makeup Bag January 2016 Edition

The one I got is in navy blue pebbled leather and gold zip and foiled letters. It’s utterly gorgeous; the leather is buttery soft and smooth and thick sueded lining the inside of the pouch.

What's In My Makeup Bag January 2016 Edition

As far as makeup bags go, I don’t actually carry makeup with me in that bag other than a few lippies. It’s more my “in-case-shit-happens” bag than makeup bag, really. Most of the items in the bag are the same as what I had before with just a few new additions. For descriptions on each item, please check out my last “what’s in my makeup bag” post here. This post is more about the pouch, as you can tell. 😉

What's In My Makeup Bag January 2016 Edition

If you’re considering getting monogrammed leather goods, do check Monpurse out. They’re high-quality items and the monogrammed letters look good. They’ve recently starting stocking their products in MYER Melbourne CBD and MYER Sydney CBD. Their flagship store is in Paddington, Sydney. If you’re in the vicinity, have a look at what they have. I haven’t been to any of the stores as I got mine online.

Monpurse Monogrammed Cosmetic Pouch

I’m currently waiting for my fuchsia coin purse to arrive. Apparently it’s really popular and had to go on pre-order. Damn. It had better be worth the wait! 😛

Have you tried anything from Monpurse? Are you a fan of monogrammed goods? I don’t mean Louis-Vuitton-style of monogram but personalised monogrammed initials. Yay or nay?

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14 comments… add one
  1. Asha

    That bag right there is a GORGEOUS colour! 😍

    1. Tine

      Right?? I’m waiting for my coin purse to arrive. In the photos, the fuchsia is gorgeous!

  2. Carole en Australie

    I’m in love with your make up bag!! And I’m not sure I thank you for the Monpurse discovery 😉 😉 Their products are gorgeous. Remind me of Louis Vuitton and Hermes without the price tag.
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha they’re great, aren’t they? I’ve been wanting a monogrammed cosmetics pouch from LV for a while now but it’s just too expensive. This is so similar to LV’s and at a much lower price! 😛

  3. Kat Ness

    That is a gorgeous colour!! It looks good with the good detail. I don’t have anything monogrammed but I bought my brother in law’s gf a monogrammed clutch from The Daily Edited. I was very pleased with their work.
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    1. Tine

      Oooh I didn’t know about The Daily Edited! Thanks for the recommendation; I’ll check it out now!

  4. MonicaP

    Very pretty ~ love the monogram!


    PS: I purchased the Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream, SPF 30 – and I love it !! It wears perfectly under makeup and doesn’t make my oily skin feel heavy. A great product that I would have by-passed had I not seen it on your blog 🙂
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha so glad you enjoy the Olay moisturiser! 😀

  5. Sara Gabbay

    Love the size of this bag and all the elegant touch that comes with it, the blue color is amazing!


    1. Tine

      Thanks Sara; it’s a gorgeous piece indeed! 😀

  6. Lynne

    I’m thinking of getting myself a monogrammed wallet for my birthday, but am oscillating between navy and royal blue. I want something that is bright enough to be spotted in the depths of my bag, so was wondering if navy might be too dark. Is the navy blue close to the colours here, or is it darker (like it appears to be on the site)? Thanks so much!

    1. Tine

      Hi Lynne, it’s actually darker than the photos here. It’s navy blue all right! If you have a dark bag interior, it might be hard to spot, to be honest. In hindsight, I should have chosen a brighter colour. Still, the navy blue is pretty. 🙂

  7. Dayane

    I love the personalized make up bag! Great post! 🙂 x

  8. Diana

    What size is it? Maxi or mini? 🙂
    Thank you for the discovery!

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