I got this Rae Morris Travel Case in December 2014 just after its first launch, it’s one of those gifts that makes me scream and jump with joy, seriously, I love it, I was thrilled!
It meant so many things! I recall my mum and dad traveling together with their own beauty cases, my mum would carry just some skincare, a lipstick, some shadow and an eyeliner in a solid bulky square case with an uncomfortable little handle. My dad was using a solid James Bond type of case -the kind you carry documents with- but filled with skincare, hair care, hair dryer, hair spray and so many other things, he used to fill the whole bathroom with his stuff and always took ages to get ready, he was a pain, every member of the family used to laugh at him but he didn’t care, he certainly knew how to take care of himself, today at 68, he is still carrying it around! When I was a little child, my dream was to own my very own beauty case, well, mainly because I had the plan to travel the world with it 🙂
35 years later I finally have that ideal beauty case, it took a while 😀 but it’s THE ONE. This is why:
- I love make-up but I am not a girly person, don’t approach me with pink luggage or a Hello Kitty case, it’s just not me
- I love luxury but luxury beauty cases are often square and bulky and not easy to travel with
- I love when people don’t really know what you are carrying in such a mysterious and unique bag
- I love a solid case that protects the inside but that doesn’t feel like I am carrying a bank safe, I want to move easily specially when I am traveling
So you see why this is the one, you can put it on your shoulder or across and it’s not super thick, it’s neutral yet intriguing, it doesn’t look like I left the house with two handbags or that I am carrying a separate beauty case for my make-up HAHAAAA but I DO 😀 It is easy to carry but quite heavy which doesn’t bother me actually. My handbag is way heavier. I have issues with lightweight handbags anyway, they slide and don’t stay put on my shoulder.
In the same collection, there is a travel case and there is also a steel frame that Rae released to hold the magnetic brushes. For more details please hop here.
This is the case without the frame inside, the side with the mesh has a velcro to secure the contents, the bottom part has one black elastic on each side where you can slide and secure things, here you see the white Tom Ford palette inside it. It gives a more realistic idea of the size with things inside.
This case measures 250mm wide x 190 high x 77 deep, in the next pic, you can see the Rae frame inside it. When I received it, it had very recently been made and still had a strong factory smell, a bit like a brand new car, some like it, some not but if that bothers you, just so you know today that smell is all gone. It’s half the size of a laptop case.
I weighted all the contents here with the frame and the total weight is approx 2.6 kg, so I think you could get away with a “fully loaded” case at approx 3kg, the frame actually adds 925 g to the case and contents. The empty case without the frame weights 600g.
The contents may move around while in transport so to avoid accidents, I wrap my perfume in the tissue I use to clean my brushes and the cream into a little towel pocket. The brushes and small palettes are in the Picasso pouch on the right, it fits perfectly sideways. I guess you could carry the brushes just attached to the frame but they will move so better keep them safe in a pouch.
By the way, I have pictures of this Picasso pouch ready in draft post so if you are interested I can publish it.
Now that I finally have my dream travel case I don’t travel much! So sad! This year I know I will at least visit my family in Spain and I can already imagine my dad’s face when he sees my new beauty case, he’ll be so jealous!! 😀
The travel case is sold at 99 AUD on Rae’s website, the frame is 75 AUD, if you purchase them together, you save a bit : 159 AUD (~124USD), so worth it and it looks terrific 😀