The Best Designer Handbags Worth the Investment

You’ve reached the moment where you want to invest in a designer handbag. Congrats! A well-chosen luxury handbag is truly one of the best investment pieces you can buy. It will see you through a lifetime of wardrobe crises, serve as a trusty travel companion, and even become a valuable heirloom after you’re gone. So where do you start in the bag-buying process, and what kind of bag is worth the investment? It is, of course, crucial you choose a style you love, but there are several other factors to consider before making the big purchase. For example, will the brand hold its value? What color should you choose? What silhouette will never go out of style?

Investing in what we like to call the holy trinity of luxury handbags—Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès—is a no-brainer when looking at the resale value. The fashion crowd has also put designers like Chloé, Céline, Gucci, and Loewe on the It-bag fashion map with styles that have become classics in their own right.

If you’re ready to dip into the world of luxury designer handbags, scroll below to see our curated list of power purses that are timeless, desirable, and make for some incredibly elusive arm candy.

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BEE BOOK BAG

$170

These are personal sized, not large book bags. The backpack is small and petite but also very versatile and can hold an iPad Mini.

Meaning: In Christianity, the bee has historically been seen as a symbol of Jesus Christ’s attributes. The honey reflecting his sweet and gentle character, whilst the sting pertaining to justice and the cross.

Material:genuine leather+Polyester

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SAGE HK BAG

$150

This stylish handbag is crafted from cowhide leather. It’s  22*11*18CM in size. It features a stylish sage color so it looks great with different outfits. This top of the line handbag features the quality you have come to expect from an HK bag. It is built with a high-quality leather that is both durable and soft. It features an adjustable leather strap on top of the bag that can be customized to fit various bag sizes and styles. This bag has a zipper closure on top that can be opened to reveal a large interior pocket. It also features a zipper pocket on the front of the bag to store your favorite handbag  ready items.

Material:genuine leather+Polyester
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BLACK HK MESSENGER BRIEFCASE

$160

The perfect work ( and/ or) study bag – stylish, sleek and sophisticated. The bee branded hardware gives this simple design a premium finish. Featuring a top handle and an adjustable shoulder strap to give you a few options of how to carry it.

Material TypeGenuine Leather

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ITALIAN LEATHER TOT BAG

$250

Large fits a long weekend and is the ultimate carry-on. Cut from supple leather, this shopping tote is a classic essential to store all essentials.

Material:Leather
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FIREFLY HANDBAG PRE ORDER

$125

A message about leaving fashion’s old rules behind, Epilogue conveys the idea that pieces should be timeless—not just in fashion for one season. mini bag has a softly structured shape and a flap closure with firefly symbol hardware.


Meaning: The firefly’s light empowers you with inspiration, guidance, and hope. It is the guiding light to your spiritual reawakening. Most people with the firefly spirit animal are experts in the ancient arts of magic and mysticism. If you are one such person, then you know how to bring calm in a chaotic world.

Material:PU Leather+Polyester Lining Vegan Croc Skin

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LEATHER HK DIAPER BAG

$270

The very light but multi-functional convertible Baby Diaper Bag. The diaper bag backpack designed can make you better and faster to pick and place items. Comfortable shoulder strap, 76 cm bed, 6.5cm sponge shoulder strap, soft and breathable. • Wet diapers can be put in the waterproof diaper inner bag inside. WATERPROOF POCKETS: Aluminum foil inside insulated can make your feeding bottles keep warm. Atmosphere. The waxed leather makes it easy to wipe clean.

  • – Durability Waterproof Material: durable and sturdy, easy and convenient to clean.
  • – Ergonomic Design: Lightweight and portable, very suitable for all-day outing needs.
  • – Spacious Rest Space: Provides a safe, sturdy, and comfortable place for your baby to sleep.
  • – Large Capacity & Compartment Pocket Design: for storing diapers, creams, wipes, milk bottles, and other baby necessities.
  • – 3-IN-1 Function Baby Bag: Open and close the bag, to transform it into a baby bed and changing station, or a diaper bag/mommy bag.
Material Type Leather
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HEALTHIER WAYS to Use Fragrance

THIS BLOG POST WAS SPONSORED BY DOSSIER! HOWEVER, ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE! I SAID WHAT I SAID!

By now it’s been made woefully clear that some of our old tried and true favorite beauty products might not be the very best for our bodies. Potentially harmful chemicals and synthetics can build up in our systems, cause imbalances, and are generally toxic. So what’s a girl to do when her signature scent isn’t squeaky clean?

We won’t make you throw out a fragrance that makes you feel special. You know what we mean—that nostalgic, warm and fuzzy smell that makes tears spring to your ex’s eyes because you’ve always smelled like that—it’s your special smell. Or, maybe you’ve fallen head over heels for a new fragrance and you just can’t get it out of your mind. Chances are, you’re not finding an exact replica that does the same magical mingling with your body chemistry in a non-toxic brand.

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Discover quality fragrances inspired by the iconic rich scents you love.

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What you can do is try using your favorite (not-so-clean-beauty) scents in smarter, healthier ways. Instead of dousing your delicate endocrine system, aka spraying directly onto your lymph nodes at your throat, wrist, or other sensitive places, try somewhere else.

Give your hair a spritz after it’s styled. The scent will cling to your fibrous strands in a heavenly cloud around your face, and create a little breeze of your favorite aroma when you whip around town. It doesn’t need to land directly on your scalp or seep into your skin, and you don’t need a lot.

Or, try misting your clothes. You can spritz it on a scarf, a sweater, or your top, all before putting the piece on so your scent lingers without clinging to your sensitive areas all day, or requiring reapplication. You can spritz a cotton kerchief and tuck it into a drawer to have a subtle tinge of your scent last all day on all your foldables as well!

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Most people assume that applying fragrance is easy. One spritz on your neck and another on your wrist, and that’s pretty much it, right? Trust us, there’s so much more to it! And considering the average price point of designer perfume, we don’t want to waste a drop. The good news is, once you’ve read this post, you’ll be ready to make the most of every last gorgeous drop of your fragrance. Here are four common fragrance mistakes and what you should be doing instead.

Storing Fragrances Incorrectly

Storing fragrances incorrectly degrades the fragrance. Hot temperatures affect the chemical bonds in fragrance while if the temperature is too low, that can also alter the fragrance more quickly. Ideally, your perfumes need to be stored in a cool, dark place with a room temperature between 16 to 22 degrees. This means storing perfume in your bathroom or anywhere the temperature fluctuates is a big no-no. Similarly, direct sunlight will also break down fragrance so do not store them on a window or even shelves near a window. Look for bottles with dark or opaque glass packaging, which will help protect the perfume from sunlight.

Applying Fragrance to Dry Skin

Perfume doesn’t wear well on dry skin, which is just another reason to moisturizer daily. Ideally, you should use the accompanying body lotion that comes with your fragrance or an unscented moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. This will also ensure that there’s no olfactory interference.

Our fave perfume hack: Perfume lasts longer when applied to oily, damp skin, so to lock in the scent, rub vaseline onto your pulse points before application.

Carrying Fragrance in Your Purse

If you carry your fragrance in your purse, you’re not only exposing it to different temperatures, but you’ll also cause the bottle to move around constantly. By shaking the bottle, you’ll expose the perfume to excess air, which will breakdown and disrupt the fragrance over time.

If you do want to carry a scent with you while you’re on the go, we’d recommend the travel scent Dossier gives you when you purchase a 50mL fragrance, $29. You can also buy these Portable Mini Refillable Perfume Spray Bottles, $10, that you can fill with your fave fragrances, which are perfect for when you travel or to keep in your handbag while your perfume is safely stored at home.

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Savoring your Fragrance

As much as we love to savor our beauty products, holding onto your favorite fragrance means that more often than not, by the time you reach the end of the bottle, the fragrance will have altered slightly. The more oxygen into the bottle (like when you’ve used 70% of your perfume), the more the fragrance molecules will break down and modify the fragrance.

This means investing in a large bottle is not always a good idea, in fact, it often better to purchase a smaller bottle to keep the fragrance fresh. If your go-to fragrance is only available in a large bottle, decant the liquid into small vials and store your half-empty bottles in the fridge.

For more fragrance inspo, check out FRAGRANCES TO GIFT YOUR LOVED ONES WITH, PURELY BASED ON PERSONALITY.

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Fragrances to Gift Your Loved Ones With, Purely Based on Personality

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to Dossier for gifting and sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own and is always honest. Also, be advised my videos and posts contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission (pay) through links and codes that is provided. This does NOT change the quality of the product and this does NOT affect you in any way.

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A signature style, drink, or selfie face—everyone has a certain something that makes them unique, and that often includes a signature scent. But we all know that finding a perfume that reflects all our personality traits is hard, and finding one for others is even harder. Will my free-spirited friend like something youthful or fresh? Would my mother wear something mysterious or timeless? These are the questions that can be too hard to answer on our own, especially when out holiday shopping.

With that in mind, I was happy when Dossier reached out and asked if BeautyLeeBar wanted to do a collab…of course I said yes. What is Dossier? The dossier is a brand that offers affordable fragrances that has the same scents as a luxury brand like Chanel and Tom Ford. Dossier fragrances are also vegan, cruelty-free with 100% clean ingredients as well as a focus on sustainability. At $29 and $39, you can rest easy, knowing you made a smart choice for your skin, your health, and the environment.

grasse, a town on the french riviera

Dossier strives to design scents that exceed expectations. The dossier only sources their fragrances from Grasse, a town on the French Riviera long considered the world’s perfume capital. Using the same scent designers like many of the world’s most celebrated fragrance houses, Dossier strives to craft the best quality, cleanly made, products possible.

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My scents consists of White floral, Jasmine, Lavender and Citrus. With that being said, it can be sometimes difficult to find scents that isn’t overbearing, but still has that classic loving fresh scent. Dossier helps match you to the perfect fragrance(s) by having you answer ONLY 6 easy questions. At the end of the questionnaire, are the scents that best reflect you. Dossier is having up to 25% off and I was gifted a special present for you guys. Dossier and I came up with code: LEE10 so all my BEAUTIES can save more this holiday without emptying the bank. And gentlements, this is for you too! Dossier is for anyone that is looking to smell good. When you smell good you feel good!

Dossier is my new go-to destination for fragrance. With Dossier having all your favorite luxury scents at a affordable cost, it is kinda hard to not share this news with everyone like coworkers, crushes, family and customers….Am I right or am I right! Everyone is cover including yourself. The best part is each fragrance comes with its’ own travel scent as well and if the scent isn’t up to your liking, you have 30-days to send it back and get your money back ( Full refund ). Just consider it our holiday/birthday present to you.

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Discover quality fragrances inspired by the iconic rich scents you love.

price depends, the fragrance is either $29 or $39. Use code: LEE10 for money off!

Here is the link: https://dossier.co/?utm_source=youtube&utm_campaign=bloggers&utm_medium=BELLA%E2%80%99S%20BOUTIQUE10

All I’m saying is, I have never had a complaint, ONLY COMPLIMENTS! Head over to Dossier now and purchase quality fragrances with iconic scents, the same scents that Armani and Chanel has just at a affordable price.

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WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO FRAGRANCE SCENT(S)? AND HAS IT CHANGED SINCE WE BEEN IN PADEMIC? COMMENT BELOW!

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to Dossier for gifting and sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own and is always honest. Also, be advised my videos and posts contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission (pay) through links and codes that is provided. This does NOT change the quality of the product and this does NOT affect you in any way.

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Best Press-On Nails to Fake a Flawless Manicure

Gone are the days when press-on nails popped off every few minutes or came in limited, cringe-worthy variations. In recent years, fake nails have gotten stronger and more natural-looking and the designs have gotten prettier and cooler. Thank goodness, because, with salons closed at the moment, we miss having the opportunity to play with different nail shapes, lengths, designs, and finishes at our every whim.

A few weeks ago, we discovered a brand called Pressed Bby that sells really dope luxury press-on nails at a reasonable price. Nothing can beat a good down the street drugstore pressed-ons. But, Pressedbby luxury press-on is for the win. Your at-home mani game is about to get stronger than ever.

Below are some of Pressed Bby luxury pressed-on that caught our eye.

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Visit www.pressedbby.com to order your own luxury pressed-on and remember, if you don’t see the style that makes you do cartwheels, then just create your own with them.

Hope you all enjoy today’s post and stay healthy and happy!

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