What’s in my bag? What’s in your bag?

Today we are playing a game called what’s in your bag this week?  Before we get started please first note how literary I am – I just happen to have a copy of “Farenheit 451”  in my bag today.  Don’t get too excited it’s for my bookclub which is this week and I’m only on page 60.  I also have about a gazillion crumbs and maybe a small child in there.  Shhh.

Drumroll please –

Nivea Handcream – .99 cents, CVS.

This is my very favorite hand moisturizer and I always keep a tin in my purse.  Look how cute this tin is!  Don’t be deceived though –  this is a very emollient moisturizer and a little goes a long way.  One tin will usually last me a few months and doesn’t take up a whole lot of purse space.  It has a very pleasant lemon scent.

Sugarbomb lip gloss $16, Ulta. 

Sugarbomb is one of Benefit’s new lip glosses that came out in the last month.  Sugarbomb was an impulse buy and at first I was a little underwhelmed by the product, but it has really grown on me.  The color is a very flattering pinky brown that is moisturizing,  sheer and shimmery.  My favorite lip glosses are ones that I can put on without looking in the mirror and Sugarbomb fits the bill.  I would really like to try this in coaralista too.

Band Aid Friction Block  $8.49 Walgreens

Every summer I buy pretty new sandals that are hell on my feet.  This year is no exception, so I started carrying friction block and a few band aids in my bag.  This product is pure genius –  it looks like a little mini deodorant and you apply anywhere your evil pretty shoes are rubbing up against your feet .  Friction block really helps with preventing blisters until you break your new shoes in.  Also, it’s small enough  fit in your clutch, awesome. 

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets $4.49 Target-

In the summer I think its helpful to keep some blotting papers around for touchups and managing “the shines”.   Most skincare companies have jumped on the bandwagon now and there are a million different kinds (mattifying, shimmery).  I’ve always liked Clean and Clear’s version which is basic, inexpensive and does the trick.  The packaging is  light and about the size of a credit card, so it doesn’t take up much space.

Benefit Highbeam $26 Ulta

I keep a sample tube of this in my bag for days when I feel haggard or I need a quick boost if I’m going out after work.  Putting a little of this highlighter on the inside corners of your eyes and the top of your cheekbones really makes a major impact with little fuss.  You will look awake and glowy people!  That’s the dream, right?

What’s in you bag?  Leave your comments below…

3 thoughts on “What’s in my bag? What’s in your bag?

  1. I have been make-up free for three weeks now – not even a curlin’ of the lashes. I’ve used the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Pads – 3.50 for 50 because it’s so darn hot. I really love these things. Bea, my daughter, started using them, and they are working miracles on her active adolescent skin. I’m going to tell everyone I know about the Band-Aid friction block. Thanks again Notes.


  2. No makeup (sigh! Maybe I’ll start prettifying myself again once the boys can both dress themselves), but a pair of prescription sunglasses. Great frames, so they look cool, and when I remember to wear them I don’t worry about a) squint lines or b) macular degeneration, which I’m at a higher risk of as a melanin-challenged woman.


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