Layla Mali: Bag Review!

My POPster friend and her friend started up their own online shop with beautiful handmade bags, and to treat myself for graduating, I bought myself a mini blue shoulder bag. To my surprise, I received a large package in the mail from them.

Why is this package so large, I ordered a teeny little bag! I thought to myself as I opened it. To my surprise, there was not one, but two bags! A colorful yoga bag along with the bag I purchased! :O Along with it was a note from my POPster friend congratulating me for graduating–the yoga bag was a graduation gift! The gesture was so sweet I wanted to cry happy tears :’) Thank you so much! I wanted to spread the word so if you’re a bag lady like me, feel free to check them out HERE! Here’s a little preview of their products:

I wanted to give a more in-depth review of both bags here, so let’s go!

I usually carry around a lot of stuff whenever I go out, so I figured it was time for a change! This shoulder bag is really perfect if you’re looking to downsize and declutter your purse game ;D Even though it measures at around 3.5×6″ there are three pretty roomy pockets that can carry things like:

  • chapstick
  • car keys
  • cell phone
  • coin purse (that I use as my wallet)
  • anti-bac hand gel
  • pocket mirror
  • ear buds

I fell in love with the peony design and the different shades of blue ❤ I also really like the coin zipper pulls, however they’re a bit thin so I’m always careful when pulling on them–I’d hate to break them by yanking on it too fast! I’d also hate it if the zipper got stuck on the bag material–I tend to do that with my Jansport backpack when I’m in a rush, haha. I’ve used this bag at least 5-6 times, and it’s held up pretty well so far!

 

Next up is the peony yoga bag!

 

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So in love with how vibrant and colorful this bag is! ^_^ 

 

I’ve used it to take my POPFLEX Desert Garden yoga mat to a friend’s POP Pilates class, and it kept my mat nice and clean, while being just as colorful as my mat 😉

 

What was nice was that there was extra space in the bag (dimensions are 8.5×30″). Usually, the yoga bags I use can barely fit my yoga mat, so I like having extra space just in case I need to pack a towel or wallet in there.

 

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This bag is actually sold out, but there are similar styles (just different colors) still in stock on their page  for $45

 

Their shipping is also really quick, and they do ship internationally.

So if you’re searching for some colorful bags, check them out! 🙂

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Challenge prizes: Yummy Soap Review!

So it’s been practically a month since my last post, so just wanted to catch you up on what I’ve been doing so far! I was lucky enough to get picked as a winner for one of the Insta challenges I participated in ^_^ That challenge was so much fun, I had a really great time getting creative with my posts. Here’s a big ol’ grid of what I posted for the #slayerfestyoga17 challenge:

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Each day had a different baddie from Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show!

I was so surprised to see that I had won one of the prizes! 😮 And it shipped so quickly to Hawaii, too! So I received these lovely handmade vegan soaps from Ginger Lily Shoppe :

 

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So many lovely soaps! ^_^ Thank you! The soap w/o the label (I turned it on its side so you could see how it was molded like a honeycomb!) is a

So far I’ve tried the Charcoal soap for my face (since my face is pretty oil and acne-prone) and the Coconut Milk & Honey soap for my body.

 

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Love the stamp on the charcoal soap!

 

 

The charcoal soap lathers quite nicely, so I don’t feel like I’m using all that much when washing my face. My skin feels nice and clean and a little bit tight–which I think is normal for these types of soaps–along with getting rid of all of the oil on my face! But of course, always use a light moisturizer after washing 😀 (I use BENTON Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel).

 

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Isn’t the honeycomb design super cute? Sorry, there’s some dried bubbles on there!

The coconut milk & honey soap smells nice and yummy, and I love how it lathers up! I haven’t used bar soap in a while (Most of the time I use body wash) so this is a nice change for my skin. I also like how Ginger Lily Shoppe makes their soap with local ingredients (local honey) and no fragrances! The smell is au natural :3

I’ve yet to try the other soaps (coffee scrub soap and coconut aloe soap) and I can’t wait to try them! Thanks so much again for the lovely soaps, Ginger Lily Shoppe! 🙂

*Disclaimer* I’m not sponsored or anything for any of the products mentioned above, just wanted to do a little review on them! 😀