Hey guys! This post has been a long time coming! I've seen it on other bloggity blogs like Biana's and am finally coming around to posting a "what's in my bag" post. I don't tend to change out my bag too much because there are some essentials that I just need to have in there, but I will change out from a big bag to a smaller/crossbody bag if I need to.
My most recent bag purchase was from the one and only Nordstrom. I linked the exact bag I got, which is now 30% off now! I love that it's big and only wish it had a zipper or pouch on the inside.
This is what I consider my "essentials" I would be lost without this stuff because most of it is necessary for me to function. I obviously need my wallet that holds all the cards and cash. Then I have my Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses because you literally cannot predict when the sun will come out even if it was raining and dark 30 minutes ago. Burt's Bees lip balm is the best at hydrating and I have these scattered around in my purse, at home and even one at work. I try to always keep a pen and pad with me just incase I need to write something down on the go like blog post ideas and such. Finally I have my work badge, whenever I switch between bags, this is the one thing that always seems to get left behind and I cannot do anything at work without it so this is vital to my job!
Next is what I like to refer to as my snacking/health section. Since I am on the go a lot, I like to make sure I have stuff in my purse to keep me fueled up so I avoid fast food places out of hunger. A water bottle is key especially one that keeps your water cold for a long period of time, this was a gift from the hospital I work at, but the S'well bottle does an excellent job at keeping your drink insulated! Along with my mints and a granola bar, I also make sure to have hand sanitizer with me at all times because you never know when you'll need it. Being accustomed to using it all day long at work has my hands aching for this daily and these little pocket sizes are perfect!
This is lovingly referred to as my beauty section. I think it's so essential to carry around a few key items in your bag because you never know when you'll need a touch up. In the summer or after the gym I tend to run errands more and my face gets sweaty more with the heat, so having something to even out your face is perfect. The e.l.f. kabuki face brush is the perfect travel size to throw in a bag and touch up on the go, I also like carrying blotting paper when the weather is really unbearable. The Real Techniques multitask brush is perfect when a smaller area like under the eyes need touching up. This Roller Lash mascara and Nars lip pencils are the perfect things to make sure to have in your bag because I can touch up as the day goes on, throw in a small compact mirror to rely on too. Finally the Venus Snap razor is the best when you are out and notice you missed a spot, which literally always happens to me. I love that it comes in a little case and is perfect to throw in your bag.
I hope you guys enjoyed going in my bag and seeing what I carry with me on the daily. What's your top items that you must carry in your bag?