Makeup/Personal Hygiene Clutch custom made for a teenager!

So today was Daddy and daughter day....So I had a minimum of six hours to get everything ready for the clutch I was making for my friend Vicki's daughter! It's her daughter's birthday this week and she asked if I could make her a cute makeup clutch for her daughter! Of course!



Vicki's one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! She's so nice she will take time out of her day to give you a ride at an obscene hour to a place completely out of the way and across state lines!! (I know this because she did!!! She gave me a ride to Staten Island at Midnight so I can report for military duty.)

So here it is,


I am so proud of this one because I feel like I was able to focus deeper on it.   With my little HB away with her Dad, I didn't have to make sure she wasn't running off with a pincushion full of pins or worse!!!

I also decided to keep the corners square on this one....not only is it neater looking...its EASIER!!!

Don't get me wrong I love the curved corners, but I need more practice!

This is one of my favorite parts about this lol...I love the pearl snap...makes it "official".


Although this was a custom design for her daughter, the design of this style of clutch was inspired by all the crazy flights I have had to take in the military.

Flying does nothing for me lol. And I hate risking my makeup bag in carry-on! I feel like they are going to make me dump all that pricey stuff to get past security!

So, I figured, I need something small and attractive, something that will fit the bare minimum so that I can not only feel refreshed but LOOK refreshed as well! ALSO it had to be in something cute...not just some clear vinyl bag....oh no thats just too easy for me!! 

So I had to decide, what do I wish to have when I am flying and need to touch up?
Here they are:

Facial Wipes: 
I have dry skin and flying doesn't help it, these are my must-haves!!! I love the way they lather up AND they take off your  makeup too!! It's the only thing that effectively, removes my makeup, cleans, and hydrates my skin.....so I would tuck one or two of these into the big pocket probably behind my compact.


Mascara:
Im a light brunette that gets blondie sunkisses in her hair, well....not right now but my eyelashes; as sparse as they are lighten up to a blonde at the tips from sun exposure. Mascara is a number one for me because it makes my lashes appear longer AND helps with making me look AWAKE! Despite the 4 hour flight with 3 hour layover after being on standby for 6!


I am a classic girl, and I have tried other lines but I always come back to this one!

Lip Gloss:
Pucker Up ladies!!! I always love to complete the look with glossy lips :) Makes me feel done up! These are my favorites. They are clear or tinted so its a nice hint of color! Plus I love the minty freshness!! It's an added bonus!!

 
I may or may not carry a small all in one compact (blush/eyshadow) and there is room for a small eyeshadow brush as well in the wallet. It's really convenient when needing to look as best as possible in short notice!


I didn't have a makeup/eyshadow brush on hand so I figured a pen might be useful too!!! Just stick a stack of post-its behind the blush and you are good to go!!


Now since it is also made for a teenager I made sure it was good for double duty, knowing at that age girls are extremely shy and discreet especially when it comes to a young girl's cycle! 

So I also made sure the pockets were sized right to fight several pads in the large pocket and tampons in the slim pockets, because there is nothing more embarrassing than those things falling out of a purse for a teenage girl!
The clutch is a nice way of keep them from floating around loose in the purse, and the great thing about it is so cute of a wallet, that it can be carried around on its own :)


So yes, needless to say I am truly proud of this creation! It took quite a while for someone of my skill level to put what I had in mind into reality, I hope she loves it!! I am glad to make it for the daughter of such a nice person :)

What do you guys think?? Do you have something similar to this? Have you ever had a vision for something you knew would be useful that you just HAD to manifest it??


I guess I am just soo glad that this one was just sooo much FUN to make!! :)



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9 comments:

  1. This is fabulous!! So many thoughtful details! We have similar make up tastes - I love those Bath and Body Works lip glosses too. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. Have a great week!
    Jenn :)

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  2. Yayyyy!!! Thank you! : ) I am so glad you like it! After grabbing them up at the C.O. Bigelow in NYC I was in LOVE....and once B&BW made it available I don't think I have ever used another lip gloss or lipstick since!!! Anytime! I am glad I found your blog...I love your Organize everything posts!!! Enjoy your week as well!!!! Thanks again for stopping by!! :)

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  3. More practice? That is amazing! You should sell those. I am a new follower and wanted to invite you to share this in a blog hop I am co-hosting.
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  4. Super cute idea. I am your newest follower. Feel free to check out my site and follow me back here: www.utahcountymom.com

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  5. Thank you for your compliments ladies!! :)

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  6. Thanks so much for visiting me again and leaving such encouraging comments. This make-up clutch is so cute! I am a "basics-only" kind of girl and this clutch would be perfect for carrying the essentials. Do you sell them?

    www.bellaorganizedinteriors.blogspot.com
    bellaorganizedinteriors@gmail.com

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  7. Cute make-up clutch!! Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

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  8. Alana- Not a problem!! You have an amazing blog!! I love checking it out! Thank you!! And yes, based on the encouragement of friends and lovely lady bloggers like yourself I just put it up on etsy for custom orders! :) It was such a hit amongst people I knew, I couldn't believe it! :)

    Misty - Thank you!! I am so flattered!! :)

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  9. What a wonderful idea! It's beautiful and functional, a nice combination. :)

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