Have you wondered what’s in my bag? If so, you are in for a treat today because I am finally spilling it for the Beauty Spotlight Team! Up until now, I have been way too lazy to photograph the stuff I drag around, but it is time!
I am a one-bag woman. I seem to stick to a bag for a couple of years before moving on to the next. For the moment, I carry a Rebecca Minkoff Cupid. I don’t think they make this style anymore, which is sad because I really love it! Never mind. Hopefully you’ll find the content more interesting!
The Survival Essentials…
Rebecca Minkoff Studded Wallet on a Chain (I was really on a RM kick last year). Again, they have discontinued it, but I love it because it functions as a wallet and a small shoulder bag. For supermarket runs, I slip my iPhone in it, put the chain on, and carry it on my shoulder.
Karen Millen Perforated Gloves (they might still be available). I wanted a black pair of gloves, and I find the details fascinating!
Growing up in Taipei and living in Belgium, I learnt early in my life that the weather is not to be trusted.
4. Water Bottle
I drink a lot of water. A lot of water. I get dehydrated very easily so I don’t really have a choice, but it’s great because I think this is part of the reason why I don’t have dry and chapped lips!
The Bits and Bobs…
1. Kleenex Balsam Fresh
As a life-long allergy sufferer, I can’t live without a pack of Kleenex. I love the Balsam Fresh version because the mintiness helps unblock my nose a little!
The key chain was a gift with purchase from Rouge Bunny Rouge, and the red thing is my supermarket loyalty card.
4. Oil-Blotting Sheets
I still pick up oil-blotting sheets when I am in Taipei, because you don’t find the “plastic/rubbery” kind that I love over here. It is much more resilient and absorbent than the actual paper variation.
6. iPhone 5
I am never ever without it nowadays. The game you see on the screen is my latest addiction, Line Disney Tsum Tsum! This thing is seriously fun! I should show you the Tsum Tsum plushies I have soon as well (most probably on Instagram).
Finally, my makeup bag!
For someone who has quite a stash, I carry a surprisingly and perhaps disappointingly small amount of makeup in my makeup bag. The reason behind this is my “if you don’t stay, you don’t play” rule. I will powder my nose and reapply lipstick, but for the rest, once I am done in the morning, it has to last!
The bag itself is a gift-with-purchase one from Dior. I sometimes wonder if I should get a “nice” makeup bag, but then I look at all the gift with purchase ones I own and scratch that idea.
1. The Body Shop Coconut Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
The thought of having unclean hands makes me cringe!
4. Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme (discontinued)
These are the only “regulars” in my makeup bag. I will throw in the shade I decide to wear on a particular day, but it is always promptly returned to my IKEA ALEX afterwards. These two are there because they are failproof.
5. Feminine Hygiene Products
I got the case for free a few years ago. Admitted it is not the most aesthetically-pleasing one, but it works.
Best cuticle treatment I have ever tried!
I am sensing a theme here… Before you ask, nobody paid me to put so much Dior stuff in my makeup bag (if you must know, nobody ever pays me to write anything). I guess the brand/formulas just resonate well with me!
I have really dry hands, so hand cream is a must in my bag. This is the last tube I still have from the holiday set in 2013. I am still waiting for them to make these scents permanent!
9. Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy
For headaches, dizziness, and nausea, this aromatherapy roll-on works like a charm!
10. Tiny Nail Clipper
I will so freak out if a nail splits/breaks and I can’t cut it off immediately!
I love the “ballz,” but for mattifying my oily T-zone, Les Voilettes is the one!
Phew. I hope I have satisfied your curiosity! What are some of the “fun” things you carry around in your bag? Are you addicted to some kind of game for the moment?