I wanted to talk to blog today about my new Danielle Nicole Beast backpack! As soon as this email popped up..
I was like.. yup, don't mind if I do! It was birthday Month after all, and I am obsessed with Beauty and the Beast, and I bought her Beast Clutch a few months ago off Amazon, and it just felt like fate was giving me all these signs. Who am I to say no?!
Here's some details before we go into pictures and reviews:
Now for the fun part, photos and reviews!
Like is this the cutest thing you've ever seen or is it the cutest thing you've ever seen? Those eyebrows crack me up, the expression of Beast's face is really captured on this bag. I find the eyebrow faux fur to be too pinky and also kind of choppy, but it's a minor detail that only a freak like me would point out. The eyebrow fur on the Beast clutch (which you can see in my pictures above) is more neatly put together and is definitely the right shade. Minor, but I couldn't help but notice it. His blue eyes are highlighted, which as we know, those baby blues are what Belle looks into that makes her realize that the Prince really is the same Beast after he transforms when the curse is broken. I love the little fur on his chin, just like the clutch. It's just adorable. The overall physical appearance of it, I love. Plus, it's brown and perfect for fall! I don't follow those fashion rules but if you do, there you go!
It's a backpack, which had become my new "thing." I'm all about backpacks as my every day bag. I use small sling bags when I'm off and running errands and stuff, but for work and what not, backpack all day. It frees up arm space, distributes weight evenly onto both shoulders so that one strap isn't just digging into one shoulder or arm while you wear it. It's hands free so you can just rock it while shopping if you want, with plenty of hand and arm space to carry whatever goodies you buy. The straps are adjustable, which is great for people of all sizes.
I love that it zips. That's the one thing I wish my Tinkerbell bag had, I hated it being so open. However, my one real big complaint is the main zipper. It's a pain in the neck, because the zipper is all the way at the bottom of one side of the bag, and there's this lip that covers the zipper, and you have to constantly move it out of the way as you unzip it. The lip I guess hides the zipper, but I don't particularly care if my zipper is hidden or not. Plus, you've got the horns you gotta avoid once you get to the top too, making it even more of a pain. Why in the world they didn't put dual zippers in the middle at the top is beyond me. That way, you can open one side, or both, gaining access to whatever side you need. My bag is obviously organized, so I have things in certain spots. And to go through the hassle of unzipping the whole bag is so annoying. I would say it's a minor issue, but I mean, it's really not, considering that's how you get into said bag. I do appreciate the zipper underneath his nose, because that's easy and that's a good spot to store thin items, and it's a decent size. I wouldn't put anything too thick in there though, it'll bulge out and look weird.
As I stated, it's a great size and there's a small pocket at the top inside that's good for organization. I wish there were more pockets. I ALWAYS want more pockets, in life in general. In my leggings, in my work pants, in dresses. GIRLS NEED POCKETS TOO!
BONUS: Look how cute my Beast clutch is inside it! It looks like they came together, and it fits perfect. People often ask me if they came together too, and personally, I think doing a combined set for a lower price would be a big seller. *Hint hint!* I store my tampons, medicines, first aid supplies, etc.. in it, and it fits what I need perfectly with an easy to open magnetic button.
Danielle Nicole makes the most adorable grown up Disney bags, and she just released a Rugrats collection, which is pure nostalgia of my childhood years, and my husband even got me a Reptar clutch from it for my birthday. I love her stuff, absolutely love it. Which is why is saddens me to say that she's introducing a leather collection of bags. One of the things I loved most about her bags was that I could shop worry free, and while the leather collection is appropriately named and labeled "Leather Collection" so there's no way of accidentally buying one, it makes me sad. But, you don't just not shop at Target just because the whole store isn't vegan right? Same goes for Sephora, they sell lots of vegan stuff, but most of their stuff isn't vegan. It's the same concept. At the same time, I like giving my hard earned money to companies that are totally vegan friendly. So, it's a hard call, and it's one you and I will have to make on our own, but I wanted to present the knowledge to you so you can make your own informed decisions.
In any case, at the end of the day, funky zipper and all, I'm obsessed with my bag, and I don't regret buying it one bit. $78 well spent! 👍🏼