Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's in My Makeup Bag: Late Winter Edition

One of my favorite types of posts to read on other people's blogs, aside from haul posts, is the "what's in my bag" post. Since I change out my purse almost every other day, I thought I'd do a "what's in my makeup bag" post instead. I did a group shot of all the items above, but I've broken everything down one by one below:

Pocketo Target collection bag

I totally fell in love this this, because it not only features owls (my third favorite animal), but a deer in a snug winter hat with dangly poofs! Whimsy rules!

Toki Doki mints from Sephora

To be honest, I only purchased these because I needed an item for $5 in order to qualify for free shipping. The taste isn't bad, it has a touch a sweetness to it rather than being and out and out mentholy. The tin is adorable, and it comes with a little mirror inside, but unfortunately the mirror is already starting to fall out. But once the mints are done, I plan to save it and use it for other things - maybe I'll turn it into a pill case.

The next item is my contact lens drops - not bothering to
take a close-up of it, for obvious reasons. I have dry eyes, particularly in the winter. Sometimes my contacts would fall right out if I didn't have this solution with me!

Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco & Pleasing Glossimer

These are both from the 2010 Chanel Holiday Collection, and they've become my everyday lippies because they are both so versatile. Pleasing is a metallic burgundy, and Patchouli (I'm endlessely amused that high-end Chanel has a lipstick named after a fragrance that is a hippie cliche!) is also a shimmery brown burgundy. I'm starting to develop a dangerous addiction to Chanel!
Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream

I bought this during my last trip to Vegas, because I left my other hand cream at home. This was one of the items they keep in the bins in the Sephora check-out line. It's now one of my staples - in addition to being moisturizing, it has a lovely (and light!) fruity scent.

Also in my makeup bag, but not shown:

*Almay salicylic acid touch up powder.
Unfortunately the white "A" that is on the compact has started to look kind of grimy, so I thought I'd spare you all the ugliness. I'm always on the lookout for blot or touch-up powder, so if you have any recs, let me know!

*Ecotools Retractable Powder brush
To use with above Almay compact.

AKA my lifesaver. More than anything else in my bag, I will freak the spork out if I leave my xanies at home.

That's it for now, what are some of your favorite daily makeup bag staples?


  1. Oooh! I know what you mean about your xanax! I'm asthmatic and, even though I haven't had a full on attack (thankfully), I HAVE to have my inhaler on me at all times! I have a total panic attack if I don't have it with me and then I can't breathe and it gets all messy!
    I actually just cleaned my purse out so maybe I'll make one of these posts as well! :)
    That makeup bag is adorable! The deer in the hat! So cute!!

  2. I caved and bought some Chanel for the 1st time the other day--- I know what you mean about dangerous addiction =P

    PS the bag is so cute =)

  3. I'd love to see a post on what's in your purse PrettyintheDesert! And oh my goodness, I can imagine how scary it would be accidentally leave your inhaler at home. I hope you continue to not suffer any attacks!

    Dovey girl, you've been holding out on me! What did you get from Chanel? I want details :-)

  4. Good stuff! I feel like what's in MY bag is boring, but I like to see what other people have! lol

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