What’s In My Bag?

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What’s in my bag?  Being a mom of two, I have to be ready for just about everything.  I have always been really well-prepared but nothing compares to meeting the demands of being a mom!  Just so happens I am also a beauty addict so I am going to spare you the typical wallet, checkbook, phone, snacks and 100s of toys I keep stashed away and share with you the feminine essentials that I carry around!  Everything from lipgloss to hygiene products!


First things first, no matter who you are you will always get into a situation that you are going to need to clean your hands but you may not always be near soap and water.  I LOVE Bath and Body Works’ PocketBac!  The scent I have here is Sugar Maple and it smells like everything good about breakfast−coffee and syrup!  My glittery makeup-bag is also from Bath and Body Works!

Gum is a necessity also.  Sometimes I am out and about after my morning coffee and I realize that, well… coffee-breathe has kicked in.  There is NOTHING worse… okay so maybe there is but sheesh!  It is bad.  Gum is my handbag’s BFF and sometimes there are a few packs hidden away!

Clear nail polish is a multi-tasker.  I have kept a clear nail polish in my bag for 15 years now.  It stops running in pantyhose and tights, can prevent costume jewelry from tarnishing, seals envelopes, and also stops the smearing of important information on medicine bottles or even your ID.

Perfume is very important for a girly-girl.  Say you have worked a long day or have been doing some serious shopping and then your significant other calls you up to meet him/her for lunch or dinner.  Of course you wanna smell awesome!  I always have a roller-ball stashed away!


Some of the most important beauty products I carry with me can take you from plain to pretty in seconds.  Whether I have a full face on or no makeup at all these four products can up the ante!  Concealer is a must for polishing up my complexion.  I have discoloration and dark circles so those issues have to be addressed!  Applying 1-3 coats of mascara can change your entire look, nothing is prettier than soft fluttery lashes!  A peachy-pink lip gloss will always be in my bag because that particular color looks good with everything!  The liner that I have here is a do-all beauty item.  It is a gorgeous rosy-champagne shade so it can be smeared on as liner or even used to highlight the inner corner of the eyes, cheeks, and cupids bow!


A pen and paper are serious must-haves for me.  I am severely forgetful and if I need to remember something I HAVE to write it down.  I mean everything from doctor’s appointments to grocery lists!

A refresher spray is great to keep on hand.  I reviewed this one from MIYU a few months ago and love this De-Stress Mi Essence.

Do you see the little cellophane bag that has buttons and thread in it?  It is something that is always with me.  Not only does it have the buttons and thread, there is also a needle, safety pin, earring backs, and clear hair-ties in it.  You will be surprised how often these babies come in handy!

Most importantly, cash is king.  I always have my coin purse on me.  It is so cute and I love just taking this little baby in with me to a store.  It is a serious conversation starter!


Cute sunglasses are awesome to have on hand!  Maybe not a necessity, but definitely something I can’t live without here in Florida.  I got this pair at Walmart for just $5.  I never buy expensive sunglasses because I lose them, break them, or my daughter breaks them.  These are cute and animal print that fade into a beautiful blue shade!  Love Walmart and their everyday low prices! :)

These next items are the MOST IMPORTANT.  When that time of the month arrives you are usually not at home, so having feminine hygiene products on hand is a necessity.  U by Kotex sells Cleanwear Pads and Sleek Tampons that are wrapped in fun colored packaging so it isn’t obvious.  But hey!  We all need them, right?

If there is one thing I lose left and right it is hair ties.  These Goody hair ties are my favorite because they don’t damage my hair or create breakage.  They also don’t crease my hair when I use them so it is possible to let my hair out without needing to restyle.  Right now when you are purchasing the U by Kotex products at Walmart you will find  3 Goody hair ties attached to the packaging, while supply lasts obviously!!  LOVE a good freebie, especially when they are so useful!  I Instagram’d a pic yesterday if you want to see the packaging for reference!



So now that you know I am not only a crazy-makeup-hoarder but also a bag-lady, I want to know…  What’s in your bag?

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  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Omigosh – how cute is that bag and your “addicted to shopping” pouch. Love it.

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I am in love with them both! The coin purse is lined with leopard!

  • Ange

    OHHHH does that makeup bag still exist?!? NEED! THOSE SUNGLASSES too!!!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I highly doubt the makeup bag exists anymore but the sunglasses were purchased only a couple months ago!

  • MyBeautyJunction

    Cute coin pouch and sunglasses! I stopped buying expensive ones after losing them all over the place as well – between boulders while rock-climbing was the worst.

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I had lost several expensive pair and I vowed NEVER AGAIN!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    First and foremost, I love your MK purse! Addicted to shopping? Hell yeah!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! haha! I love this coin purse!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    I love this kind of posts :D

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      You should totally do one!

  • Amber

    Great post Laura!! Love your purse!! :)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! I have had it a couple years now. It was an OUTLET FIND! WOO HOO!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    Your makeup bag is so me. Pink and glittery!!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I love this bag!

  • mena & taty

    Great items in your purse! Can’t live without me sanitizer

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Its such a must-have, right?

  • Deb Clem-Buckert

    Love the coin purse and I’m addicted to the travel size Viva la Juicy!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Aren’t they terrific!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    I love those B&BW antibacs! I have sooo many, especially when I was in NY, I always had like 2 in each purse!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I have a ton all over my house. The Sugar Maple one is so strong with the food/yummy scent!

  • Kristine Foley

    Looks a lot like the inside of mine! Love these posts! Seriously tho let’s talk about the bag itself…. swoooon!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      It was an outlet find. I was actually going to the outlet to find a different shape bag in the same destructed suede. I am so glad I found this one though!

  • amber mccain

    That looks a LOT like the inside of my bag! Those are THE BEST tampons! Those snglasses are super cute! And that bag– i’m drooling!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      They really are! :)

  • Jen At Dapperhouse

    Love those sunglasses. And it is nice to see some cute wrappers for tampons that are not so obvious when you are looking through your purse for something in public for all to see!!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Exactly! I love that no one knows what I have!

  • BeautyJudy

    First, I love your MK bag, and your glittery makeup bag and your coin purse! Second, I also need to keep one of those little sewing emergency kits in my bag, too! I also always carry a nail file, cuticle scissors (which come in so much handiness, I don’t even know why!) and one of the Pocket Bacs, too! Great post! OH! And those are my favorite hair ties of the moment, btw!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! I got it at the Outlet! The makeup bag was a yardsale find (shhh… i paid one quarter). I usually do have a nail file but I just threw it out!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I love reading these because then I feel normal about the million things I keep in my bag lol

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      HAHAAH! Brooke, we are NOT normal!

  • MamaMommyMom

    I used to carry perfume in my purse… then my kid busted a bottle of it and I gave up that habit quick! LOL

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Oh no!!!! *crossing fingers*

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

    Great post. I have a lot of the similar things in my bag too. I think I do need to put a top coat in my bag for sure now. And super adorable coin purse. LOVE it!!!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      YES! They come in handy for sooooo much weird stuff! LOVE this coin purse.

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    I carry way too much in my purse. I carry big purses too lol.

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I can’t do a small purse no matter how hard I try!

  • Katrina

    I have most of the same stuff, minus the polish. I haven’t worn polish in the last year because I hae a one year old, and I’m constantly taking stuff out her mouth! LOL, I guess I’m just paranoid some might chip off in her mouth. But I love wearing polish and she’s getting to the age where she’ll eventually understand what “no” is. Anywho….I know this is about what’s in your bag, but I’m really in love with that MK bag. Gorgeous!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      haha! My daughter is 11 months old! I know what you mean. I am constantly pulling the weirdest stuff out of her mouth. I don’t even know where she finds half of it!

      • Katrina

        LOL kids are the greatest aren’t they??

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Our bag contents are similar… but I have random kiddie things. You know, legos, star wars figures and a spork (unused thankfully)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I have random kiddy things too! I left those out intentionally!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    That glittery makeup bag is so cute

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Isn’t it? I love it!

  • Anastasia

    I love mid-size and big purses, you can fit so many treasures in them!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      HAHA YES!!! Treasures! My handbag feels like a bowling ball bag!

  • http://www.everydaybeautyblog.com/ EBBlogAshley

    OMG gum is such a necessity for me!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      SUCH a necessity!

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    I’m a small purse person – not much in my bag!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I tried to go to a small purse once… it is hard for me!

  • erikatheicyone

    Nice bag. I also need a sizable bag, as I carry… A lot. LOL These kinds of posts are fun. I should do one, some day.

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      What are you waiting for! Get to it!

  • Emily Hudspeth

    Girl, you have the best bag of tricks! I hope Im sitting by you when I have a fashion (or otherwise) emergency. Love those shades!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      HAHA! Thank you! I have always been “the prepared one”. My friends always come to me when they need something. I cant tell you how many times people ask me for weird things!

  • Norah Salazar

    I don’t carry much in my bag but definitely lip balm, gum and business cards.

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      3 essentials! :)

  • http://www.why-girls-are-weird.com Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird

    Oh I totally love your sunglasses!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! So great and so cheap!

  • http://www.oliveandivyblog.com/ Chelsea

    U by Kotex actually has the cutest packaging. That’s probably why I always buy them… makes periods seem a tiny bit more friendly haha.

  • Melissa Vaughn Coleman

    Just add a wallet and some random receipts and it looks like pretty much what is in my bag too. :)

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I am also never without my PocketBac! love it, and if I pick scents that aren’t too girly, my husband wants it all the time, too. I carry a TON of lippies with me – there’s probably at least 20 in my bag now. I also always have to have tissues and a nail file. If you looked in my purse now, you’d never believe that just a few years ago, I would just stick my wallet in my pocket and go.

  • http://ericasillysocks.blogspot.com/ Erica

    Ohhh I like those sunglasses! We pretty much have the same items. The only difference is I have a little bag of ibprofen, immodium, midol, and tums.. hahaha I’m old.

  • Noelle

    That Vermont Maple Syrup hand sanitizer is amazing! It’s such a strong smell (and I love it) but it would drive my family crazy. They’d be wondering where the syrup was!

  • Kelly R

    I love these kinds of posts. I would be afraid to show anyone what is in my purse!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    I’m in love with your purse! The only makeup I keep in my bag is lipsticks! I put em in and forget to take them out!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    You’re so organized!

  • Carly Anderson

    My bag is FILLED with baby stuff these days!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    That purse is adorable! I always keep a bottle of my pedi polish in my purse!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      That is a good idea!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I adore your purse :)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! It was a great outlet find!

  • GlitteryGlossy

    Tell me more about that glittery makeup bag! <3

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      AHAHHAH! It is an OLD bag from BBW!

  • http://pinkheelspinktruck.com/ Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck

    Ohhh great stuff in your bag!! All the perfect essentials!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! <3

  • veronicalee

    I heart your purse. You are so organized!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I wish that were true!

  • Sania Akbar

    i like the purse !!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      thank you!

  • Amy D

    Love the Bath and Body Works glitter bag! Hopefully I can find it someday too! Other than my usual hygiene products,sunglasses, wallet and keys, I always carry my iPhone charger, Fresh sugar lip balm, my Lise Watier portfolio corrector and the Lise Watier solution double. The LW portfolio is my lifesaver! It covers all my imperfections, redness, under eye circles and also sculpts all at the same time. And you never know when you need a litlte makeup remover!