tote essentials.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

One thing I can't live without - my beautiful, black Longchamp tote bag. Light, easy-to-carry and large enough to throw everything in there, it is my go-to bag for the everyday outfit. What to go in it? Welp, that's the biggest challenge I've had - especially how to organize it. Above are five must-haves that I always carry in my tote, and being the organized-freak that I am, I have them neatly zipped away in a makeup bag to prevent a collision of highlighter, sharpie and lipstick. 

We wouldn't want to mistakenly grab sharpie instead lip gloss, would we?

red lipstick | bobbi brown | fire-engine red | $25
Every girl has her shade of red... I'm in love with this fire-engine red that I tend to rock for date night and special occasions. What I love most about bobbi brown lipsticks? Infused with vitamins E and C, this lipstick moisturizes and smooths my lips while treating my pout to a rich color with a soft-matte finish.

concealer | bobbi brown | creamy concealer kit | $33
This kit includes a versatile concealer and a fuss-free pressed powder to instantly brighten up dark circles under your eyes and hide redness. No lines. No smudges. Just flawless coverage.

hand lotion | L'Occitane | shea butter | $10
Super creamy rich hand cream protects the skin to moisturize and replenish dehydrated hands. Twenty percent shea butter with honey, almond, grape seed and coconut oil makes for a light and refreshing scent.

Personally, I'm in love with all of fresh's lip balms - proud owner of the rosé and honey balms. This one in particular though, is designed with anti-aging treatment to repair, plump and smooth wrinkles. Moisturizes lips to stay healthy and smooth.

perfume | viktor & rolf | flowerbomb | $25
Rollerballs are perfect for the tote bag because they fit conveniently in any zippered pouch and allow you to carry your favorite fragrance with you at all times. My personal favorites include this flowerbomb fragrance by viktor & rolf, as well as Gucci's Guilty. Flowerbomb has been a popular choice for its floral blend of sambac jasmine, rose, cattleya orchid and freesia.

Along with these necessities, I'm prone to carry my phone and iPad charger at all times... just in case we need a little recharge.

NOTE: All of these tote essential products can be purchased online via Sephora. Now thru January 2 for a limited-time offer, enjoy an extra 20% off sale items. USE CODE: EXTRA20

What do you stash in your bag?

1 comment:

  1. I could not agree more about the longchamps totes. Mine has gone everywhere from Barcelona and Paris to the beaches of Australia, to old-city sighting in Antigua.

    My essentials are: Lip Balm, Vecua Hand Cream, a nice pen, planner, reusable chopsticks and a camera :) oh yeah, and floss.


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