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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