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Top 10 Tuesday: Beauty Items in my Purse

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Best beauty items to carry in your purse
When the Top 10 beauty bloggers decided to feature a list of the top 10 items we keep in our purse, I admit I was a bit worried. It’s not unusual for me to have a situation like this going on. About 25 lippies in my purse. And yes, that is exactly what was going on when I dug through my purse to write this post (I’m writing this on Monday afternoon). Luckily I did find a few other items in the mix!

I have a giant purse, which is a bit like a Mary Poppins bag. I often use it as a diaper bag as well, and it carts a lot of stuff to and from work. I could probably use it as a carry on for travel if I wanted to as well (yes, it is that big).

To help keep absolute essentials from getting lost, I keep things that I always have in my purse in this cosmetic bag, it is a Clarins Feed promo bag from a few years ago. It’s no longer available, but they did just bring out a new Clarins Feed 25 bag if you’re interested in getting a great bag, fun products and donating to a great cause!

Inside of that bag, I always have these essentials:

1. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets: They remove oil without messing up my makeup or leaving behind strange powder.

2. Nivea Extended Moisture Hand Cream: This is super hydrating, so it is perfect for midwest winters.

3. MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Woo Me: This is my perfect balance of pink and nude. Since it is so neutral for me, I keep it in my bag so I’ll always have a perfect lippie. It isn’t currently available, but it comes back every 12-18 months and I buy a new one.

4. Nivea Creme: Even thicker and more hydrating than the hand cream! I tend to use this when my cuticles are really bothering me (no matter what I do, they dry out when I travel), and it works great on my eczema that I might have.

5. CoverGirl Powder: Of course, this one is no longer available on-line, but it is the Fresh Complexion Pocket Powder. I like that it is a little smaller than other powders and is pretty finely milled. Great for mid-afternoon touchups.

The rest of my lippies tend to just collect at the bottom of my purse. It’s a big collection of different formulas, colors and they run from $1 Burt’s Bees lip balms to my YSL lipstick (which I’m still trying to love. But I don’t.)

Here are the 5 from that collection that I use the most often.

6. L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm in 946 Provence Romance

7. Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Pillow Talk

8. L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Lilac Ever After

9. Too Faced Lipstick in Honey Bear

10. Osmia Organics Lip Luster

Finally, an added, bonus, 11th item! This is the lippie that I was searching for so often at the bottom of my purse that it now just lives in the center console of my car. It is CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in C U L8R 210.

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re: this disclosure, I bought everything except for the Osmia and the Too Faced products.

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 9.24.13

    Great items! I love the Covergirl Smoochies!

    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

  2. 9.24.13

    I love that Nivea Hand Cream too! I have it in my manicure bag at home, I keep a smaller sized hand cream in my purse, though. Also, I feel the urge to buy that CoverGirl lip balm since it's so loved!!!

  3. 9.24.13

    Love everything you have there! The Nivea cream really is awesome!

  4. 9.24.13
    Phyrra said:

    The Too Faced Gloss Name cracks me up.

  5. 9.24.13

    I think I have that Too Faced lippy somewhere – I really need to dig it out!

  6. 9.24.13

    I love those CG Smoochies Lip Balms!

  7. 9.24.13
    Beauty411 said:

    I should probably turn in my beauty blogger card, since I don't even carry 10 beauty products with me! 🙁

  8. 9.24.13

    Lots of great goodies! I love that TF gloss, too! Blotting sheets are a must-have for me, too!

  9. 9.24.13

    Great choices!

  10. 9.24.13

    I LOVE the Clean and Clear sheets. They fascinate me/gross me out when they turn clear from the oil on my face! And that Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Pillow Talk looks gorgeous.

  11. 9.24.13

    The Too Faced in Teddy Bear was one of my very first Too Faced purchases. I forgot all about it. I also have the Clean n Clear blotting sheets somewhere in my purse all the time.

  12. 9.24.13

    Carrying around my make-up bag would be a pain– this is great! Could I find Osmia Organics Lip Luster at the drugstore?

  13. 9.25.13

    It's from their website. They have some great skincare items, I need to write my review!

  14. 9.25.13
    Susie said:

    Wow!! Great products you have here. Love the lippies.