What’s In My Bag

beauty | beauty diary


October 2017

There are two types of women in the world: the type that is able to carry a minimal amount of things. One lipstick, a phone – that’s it. I admire those women. They’re able to carry the smallest purses and clutches. Bags I can’t even look at because I’m such a hoarder!

I always prefer larger bags. Bags with enough room to carry my necessities. Here are five things I always carry around with me!


First off, a magazine. I’m on the road a lot. I don’t drive. I don’t like driving a car. I don’t even have a driver’s license! (don’t get me started) But one of the reasons I don’t like driving is because I feel like it’s a waste of time. I’d much rather be driven somewhere, so I can spend the time working, reading or dreaming away. So one thing I always put in my bag is something I can read. I love reading the latest Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar. Anything to keep my mind ‘on’ things.


I cannot leave the house without hand cream. I’m a bit of a germaphobe so wherever I am, I wash my hands constantly. But it dries out my skin. And when winter comes, my hands get even worse. So hand cream is always present in my bag. The hand cream I’m currently using is the Chanel La Crème Main – a soft and creamy texture that glides on my hands, with a subtle scent. (And how cute is the on-the-go packaging?)


I don’t always carry a lipstick with me because lipsticks require a certain perfection. But I do carry either a lip tint or lip gloss with me – lip products that I can easily apply on the go. Lately I’ve been wearing the Lancôme L’Absolu Velvet Matte (nr. 378, Rose Lancôme) a lot. The lip gloss glides on smoothly but dries up to a beautiful velvety matte finish. The color I’ve been obsessing over is a bright rosy pink – perfect for fall.


With a busy and hectic schedule, I often find myself suffering from a lack of sleep. And because I don’t want to spend too much time in front of the mirror every morning, I usually leave the house with dark circles under my eyes. So I always carry a concealer with me. When it comes to concealers, one of my all time favorites is the Bobbi Brown cream concealer kit. But lately I’ve been using the new Instant Full Cover concealer. A rich and thick concealer you pop on to battle even the darkest circles. It’s basically extra hours of sleep packed in a tiny tube!


My trusty NARS Multi-purpose Stick in Orgasm goes with me wherever I go. The stick brings a beautiful blush color to my cheeks and lips and adds a golden highlight as well. It’s small enough to pop in your bag. If you’re looking for the perfect beauty gift for your friends, this is it!


To touch up my make up at the end of the day, I have an eyebrow pencil with me on the go. The Browgal Eyebrow Pencil (in black) is a pencil, brush and sharpener in one. So if you have dinner plans after work and you want to touch up your eyebrows, you have all the tools that you need in one pencil!


Lastly, and I’ve discussed this one here before – the Bobbi Brown Instant Confidence Stick. I’m not sure how it works, but apply the stick on any line that you have on your face and it clears your lines. It’s a soft, creamy, somewhat oily texture like a balm. We’ve all had days where our lines and wrinkles are slightly more visible. This stick has a way of smoothening the surface!

What are your favorite items that you have to carry with you in your bag?