Galen Leather Co Makeup & Toiletry Bag – August 2022

Introducing Galen Leather Co! A gorgeous family business local to Instanbul, Turkey, who handcraft quality stationery and leather goods. One of their gorgeous items is the Lunar Makeup & Toiletry Bag, which I was ever so lucky to receive and try out, it fits so many of my favourite makeup products in it and the quality is amazing! First off, lets start off with a bit of a backstory. Galen Leather Co’s Story; it all started when female founder Zeynep was sadly diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (a rare type of head and neck cancer) and was told treatment would leave her without the ability to speak for a year, so having to find a job that would allow her to continue working but without speech, Zeynep started selling samples of leather and vintage kilims online where she only had to email customers to correspond with them. So along with her brother Yusuf, and her husband Yunus, Zeynep continued selling the samples and it was going terrific. The sales were mounting up, it was getting harder to keep up with the demand, and their vendor was starting to be unable to keep up. So with a few new ideas on how to change the issues, Zeynep and Yusuf started taking classes and learning how to craft their own leather pieces, they began creating new goods, with the work being laser cut and hand stitched, everything was taking off nicely.

In 2015, they relaunched their online store and began partnerships with shipping companies to start doing international orders. This saw them expand the list of products they handmade and a little while later, Zeynep returned to good health and got her voice back. Things were great for three years until sadly, Zeynep passed away in July 2019. Zeynep is survived by her husband Yunus, son Cagan and brother Yusuf, who have lovingly carried on the family business. So needless to say, I am very proud to have discovered them and their story. Take a look at the gorgeous lunar makeup bag I have that is un-dyed and simply perfect quality, as well as the gorgeous turkish coffee, earl grey tea, Nazar evil eye charm bracelet and fresh towelette from all the way in Instanbul, Turkey…

Product & Texture
– Galen Leather Co Lunar Makeup & Toiletry Un-dyed Leather Bag; made of 100% genuine vegetable tanned leather, un-dyed with a very natural colour, this makeup bag is brilliant! The quality is so great, its very sturdy and features YKK zippers, a large internal elastic pouch, two smaller sized elastic pouches and one zippered pocket for extra storage space. It’s perfect for carrying foundation bottles, lipsticks, eyeliner, mascara and all your other cosmetic items, whether you’re applying makeup on-the-go, are travelling around, or are a MUA doing clients. It is a size 9.6″ x 5.5″ x 2.5″/24.5cm x 14cm x 6.5cm, so it has a lot of room! It is hand stitched with waxed polyamide threading so it lasts a very long time. I enjoy taking it with me on trips, it’s so useful for storing your most-used products too, even on top of your makeup dresser.

Worldwide Prices & Availability
Galen Leather Co Lunar Makeup & Toiletry Un-dyed Leather Bag;
Australia: $93 AUD
Available: online at Galen Leather Co.

USA: $59 USD
Available: online at Galen Leather Co.

UK: £52 GBP
Available: online at Galen Leather Co.

New Zealand: $103 NZD
Available: online at Galen Leather Co.

Canada: $81 CAD
Available: online at Galen Leather Co.

My Thoughts & Impressions
– Galen Leather Co Lunar Makeup & Toiletry Un-dyed Leather Bag; I really enjoy how big this bag is and how much can be fit in there. The quality is so terrific and I can definitely see the genuine 100% leather lasting a long time. I like how many items it fits at one time and how sturdy the zipper and pouches are. You can see a lot of love goes into making these hand-made products from Galen Leather Co. I enjoy taking this one on trips with me, I can put my Charlotte Tilbury foundation in it, my MAC lipsticks and Makeup By Mario lipsticks too, as well as my Benefit Cosmetics eyebrow pencils and the Wander Beauty mascara, it all still zips up perfectly, too. It’s also very useful to be used as a toiletry bad or skincare, it can really be used for many purposes. I also am proud to feature a product that is from a company that was founded by a female and all the work she did to get the business off the ground, along with her dedicated brother and husband, so I am very proud to be supporting Galen Leather Co and in honour of Zeynep. I highly recommend taking a look at their website as they also make stationary goods and have a huge variety in their extensive range.

Disclaimer; the product featured in this post was kindly gifted to me with no obligation to post. This post is a non-paid for, non-ad post and is posted simply because I wished to. And as always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. All photos in this post were taken by myself and are copyrighted, they require permission from myself for any reuse or republishing.