Skip to main content

Makeup Kit Revamping!!! Part I (Pic Heavy)

Hey, Glamour Dolls

I've mentioned before that I've wanted to revamp my professional makeup kit. I've been inspired by the makeup trade shows that I've been attending, plus I've completely out grown my current makeup kit.

I bought a new Zuca Artist Backpack to revamp my kit. If you haven't heard of Zuca, they're a company that makes carry all cases and luggage for just about everyone. Zuca has an artist series for makeup artists and hair stylists that make hauling around a kit so much easier and convenient.

I really wanted to purchase the Zuca rolling bag with the four plastic organizing pouches in it but it costs over $300, even though my makeup artistry business is growing, it doesn't justify buying a $300 carryall. So, I decided to buy the more cost effective backpack which is $129. Here are the pictures!


It's a backpack but it comes with a handle to carry in your hand. 


Front part that zips up from top to bottom.


 The left panel comes with clear pouches to carry items.

The left panel has four pouches to store items, you can also remove the two main utility pouches to carry whatever. 

The backpack comes with two small utility pouches, the inside can carry up to four utility pouches.

It also comes with two side pockets on the left side. 
The right side comes with more pockets plus a thermal pocket to store hot items. 

Adjustable straps for carrying. 
This pic gives you an idea of how secure the straps are when carrying the backpack. 

So far so good, I really like that it has so many pockets and compartments to keep things organized. Also, it can be used as a  mobile work station when making up clients, you just pin back the left panel and  work from out of the backpack...another feature that I like. I have a train case plus a rolling bag that I'm going to condense to fit in to this backpack. I wonder if I'll be to fit all of it?


My next post will show my results!

Comments

Agent Elle said…
Great bag! I've seen this on Ebay. It looks great. I like the idea of being able to carry it on your back and being hands-free.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks Lynnie!

Being able to carry it on your back is so convenient, it holds a lot too. I'll have the pics with all my stuff in it soon.

Popular posts from this blog

How I Refurbished my Louis Vuitton Speedy...

I bought an authentic preloved Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy bag a few months back. While I was so excited to finally get the bag and wear it, I realized (at that time of buying and when I received it) that the bag had some wear on it that could use some fixing up. After searching online, I found a blogger, Lollipuff, who posted an article on how to refurbish LV bags.

Based on the recommendations in the post, I used the following products: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Blue Magic Metal Polish cream (tube) and Cadillac Boot and Shine leather conditioner. I also used laundry detergent and baby wipes. All of the products used can be used on any bag to spruce it up. Read on for the deets, to see how you can spruce up your handbag!



Before


At first glance, the bag had some sheen on the exterior. Most of the brass fixtures had green tarnishing (which happens with aging of brass). The leather handles were dull. The bag had lost some of its shape. The inside was the kicker! The red interior was terrib…

Sigma Pro Program + Recent Haul

Hey Dolls,

My first post of 2015! I hope the year is starting off wonderful for everyone and I hope 2015 brings in great things for all of you. I wanted to thank everyone for supporting my blog in any form and I hope that you continue to do so in 2015 and beyond!


I'm a member of a several Pro Artistry programs and I wanted to share with you all the newest one that I've joined and a few things that I bought. I have been on Sigma's email list for years and I was sent an email a few months ago introducing their new Pro Partners program that offered a 20% off discount on their products. The program also offers previews and sneak peaks of their new products, and to network on their Pro blog.




The qualifications are to submit a photocopy of your state/federal ID and to provide proof of one of the following: a website providing artistry work or makeup services offered, call list on production company overhead, editorial page, professional license (cosmetologist, aesthitician), unio…

Alexandra Butler's A Beautiful Face 101 :DC Makeup Class (Recap)!

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending Alexandra Butler's A Beautiful Face makeup class. I met Alexandra the first time at The NYC Makeup show last May; before then I had been following her work since an interview she did on Erin Bailey's (Scandalous Beauty) beauty blog.


Alex is a beautiful and amazingly talented freelance makeup artist who currently lives in Atlanta. She worked for Mac for a while and now she's professionally freelancing on her own. She has all kinds of clients from your every day women to celebrity clients. She has done makeup for cast members from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and also Real Housewives of Atlanta TV shows. I've always admired her flawless face makeup, especially the way she sculpts and contours or as she would say "snatched up your face."


Alex has been hosting makeup shows in several states and she made her way to DC this past Sunday, I couldn't wait (I registered back in February)! I loved the class so much, I r…