Friday, October 31, 2014

What's In My Bag

I don't know about you, but I LOVE the "What's In My Bag" section in US Weekly.
I'm always amazed how unorganized celebrities tend to be!  Even Martha Stewart had loose dental floss floating around in her bag - GROSS! 

So today, I thought I would share my own version of "What's In My Bag" and also get your votes on which bag I should purchase next (or which bag should someone buy me for Christmas....wink wink).  And if you're also in the market for a new handbag
and need some help Rue La La's Handbag Guide is the perfect resource!

I've been carrying this Michael Kors bag for almost a year now and it's been a great everyday bag.  I love that I can carry it over my shoulder or cross-body and I'm in love with anything that has a tassel.

I can't lie, I usually have WAY more than this in my purse - - but these are my go-to's. 
Bobbi Brown lipgloss in Beige Pink and Bellini  //  YSL Rouge Volupte #1 // Mary Lou Manizer 

When I'm not carrying a diaper bag, I make sure to have a few key essentials in my purse for my little guy! Honest sunscreen // Thieves oil spray  // Nuk pacifier // a warm hat // sanitizers galore // and of course a toy and a snack :) 

And then all the functional stuff I can't leave home without! 
Leopard wallet (old, similar but cuter) // iPhone cord (duh) // iPhone  (double duh) // glasses // business cards // notebook // Honey Crisp apple (my fave!) 

After reading the handbook guide, it helped me confirm that my handbag style all about function!  Large tote styles, easy access, and easy to clean.  Here are some of my current favorites!  Oh and if you're not a Rue La La member - join here for access to all the daily deals! 

// Bags I Love // 

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Starting Lineup

Being a mom to an (almost) one year old, means I have 5.2 minutes to myself to get ready in the morning...if I'm lucky!  I've had to streamline my morning makeup routine to make it as quick and easy as possible - - while using products that really get the job done.  

Here's an update on my favorite products of the moment - some of which are the
 BEST I've ever used! 

bareMinerals Bareskin // I've blogged about this before and I'm still loving it!  Great coverage but still feels like my skin can breathe.  I will be repurchasing this when I'm out (which I rarely do with foundations).  I'm the shade Bare Buff.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes // This concealer has a zillion benefits (reduces puffiness, fine lines, firms, hydrates...) but all in all, it works to cover dark circles in just one application and looks great all day long! I'm the shade Light.  

Revlon Photoready Powder // Super light weight and really controls shine. It has a slight sparkle to it (weird, I know) but it leaves you looking more illuminated than powdery.  And it's under $10!  I wear the shade Light/Medium. 

Nars Bronzer in Laguna // I've used a ridiculous amount of bronzers but keep coming back to this one because I can't find another one that can compete. I'm officially done trying now and will be using this for life! 

Mally Beauty Blush in Pink Glow // I love Mally products.  They are such a great quality and this blush is no exception.  It's the perfect flushed pink (with a slight gold sparkle).  Similar to Nars Orgasm but more rose colored than peach.  Perfect for fall! 

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil // I blogged about my love for this awhile back too and I'm still obsessed. This, like the Nars bronzer, will be a product for life.  If they ever discontinue this, I might have to finally get my brows tattooed! I'm the shade Light Brunette. 

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liner //  If you've never used a liquid liner, please try this one! It's a best seller at Sephora for good reason.  I have oily lids and this sets in place seconds after applying and NEVER moves, fades, smudges until you take it off.  I use the Jet Black color daily.

Make Up Forever Smoky Lash Mascara // I received a sample of this in a BirchBox and have already bought two replacements because I love it so much.  Thickens and lengthens!  I know, I know EVERY mascara says it does that - but this one really does - trust me :) 

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss // NYX makes some great lip products.  If lipstick is more your thing, they make an excellent matte lipstick.  You can try them all on at your local Ulta. My favorite is the mega shine lipgloss in Beige -- which is actually a light rosey pink!