Free Beach-Bag Season

So the free over-sized beach bag season has started. If you aren't familiar/don't already have a free cheaply made bag collection lurking at the bottom of your wardrobe, let me explain.

Come May, brands such as Reiss (as above), Cath Kidston, FCUK, Paul & Joe plus numerous others think summer is the ideal opportunity to advertise themselves by creating free bags which are offered when you buy magazine like Marie Claire, Elle and Easy Living. 
Half of the time though the brands quality goes straight out the window and we end up with a pretty much hideous/cheap bag that we would only use to carry home our shopping in.

For some reason though I cannot bear to throw these cheaply made free bags in the bin and so over the years I have created a sizable collection which never sees the light of day. I think the reason for this is because I image some mere under aged worker that has created the bag and so I cannot come to term with just throwing it in the bin. I may be wrong and for all I know it could of been made by the hands of a 40 year old woman from Hackney. I highly doubt it though. 

So hopefully without sounding to narcissistic, I have come up with a simple solution. Whether you have a wonderful magazine bag collection already or if you are new on the scene this should hopefully make your bags useful and it will also stop you thinking that maybe you could wear it too the beach or ermm somewhere one day. 

I don't think I even need to explain it really. You just lift the pole up in your wardrobe, making sure firstly that there aren't too many clothes on the rail for you too lift. Or this may result in you dropping the pole (like I did) and finding your whole wardrobe of clothes at your feet! 
Next you simply hook the handles of the free bag onto the pole and Voila! 
If your pole is glued/screwed down or what not, you could hang the bag on a coat hanger. 

Then you are free to stuff as much junk as you like in there. If you are being organised ofcourse, it would be an ideal place for your shoes or even electrical hair products, like your hair dryer and straighteners. 

If you aren't lucky enough to have one of these free bags, don't fear! As you can see below the same idea applies to giftbags,  you can't load them with as much, but they are still pretty strong. 
So what you see below is actually part of my underwear drawer!

I know this has absolutely got nothing to do with Makeup and I will probably never to a post like this again but hopefully it is abit savvy? 



  1. I love top tips! Fabulous, might go and find one of my free bags and do this right away. And, no, you don't sound narcissistic! Not sure if I've spelt that right anyway.

  2. Fab idea! I seen a Cath Kidston one earlier...wish i picked it up now!


  3. great idea!i've been trying to think of somewhere to keep my hairdryer and stuff tidy, definitely going to try this!

  4. great idea... but i tend to just not buy the mag instead if i don't like the bag at all... ;-P

  5. That's a really good idea!
    Lol, I'd never have thought of that... guess by bags are getting a new home :)

  6. Good idea! I got the leopard print reiss one with my subscription copy of Elle and I actually quite like it!

  7. Love it!!! This is a fabulous Idea!! I have to say...I hope you do share more...Heck use smaller bads and put makeup in it! There your post is makeup friendly now!

    Love it! Will go home and try this out!

    Thanks for Sharing!

  8. That's such a great idea! I'm definitely going to do this for my hairdryer and straighteners x


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