Another Awesome Cosmetic Bag

You know I love a good cosmetic bag. One comes along every few years that I feel is worthy of a writeup. This one is for all you frequent fliers out there. Here’s why I am loving the Truffle Jumbo Jetset Case…



First, it has two compartments. One fat and one thinner. Each have their own zippered side. One side accommodates bulkier items and the other side is better suited for brushes and flatter items. Each side has a clear, see-through window that lets you see what you have inside.  Its box like design allows it to sit up on the counter without falling down. It also lies completely flat. Its flaps unzip and fold all the way back allowing you access to all of your items without digging.

There is also ample storage for all your cosmetics or skincare items. As you know, I struggle with packing light in this field and I felt I was able to pack the majority of my items in this case. I packed the liquid items in another bag in order to check those, while keeping everything else with me in this bag in my carry on. If they lose my bag for a bit, I’ll still have my make-up, eyeglasses and the like.



Because I like to pack orderly, I will probably end up getting another one. Skincare in one, and cosmetics in the other.  It lays flat in my carry on and takes up very little room. If you fly frequently and you are as OCD as I am (you know who you are…yeah I’m talking to you and your labeled packing cubes), you need this bag.


  • The latest from Angela
I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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