What’s in My Bag – Beauty Essentials

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Draper James Coat (old, similar here) // J.Crew Skirt (similar here) // Loren Hope Earrings // J.Mclaughlin Sweater // Bobbi Brown Lipstick in “Angel” // Cuyana Bag // Mango Boots (on sale!)

Always Prepared. 

Piggy-backing off of last week’s “Gifts on The Ready” today I’m sharing a few things I ALWAYS keep in my bag to make sure I’m never, ever without. Now, unlike last week’s post where I shared how I had to get my act together together, today’s post is all about something I’ve been doing for years and years. I don’t mess around with my beauty must haves… these are things I don’t leave home without.  

But before I get into the nitty gritty, my favorite tip of all time is to get yourself a pouch, like mine (I’ve had this one for a few years now), and make that your beauty-on-the-go headquarters, this is crucial, because if you are like me you are ALWAYS swapping your handbags, and the only thing I ever have to remember besides my sunglasses and wallet is my handy-dandy pouch! It’s so helpful. Do this. 

The 12 Beauty Items I Always Have With Me:

Pouch

How cute is this?! Mine was a gift from my BFF a few years ago and I can’t get enough, plus it’s the perfect size to hold ALL of this! 

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Lip Liner

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been using this lip liner in “Tea & Cookies” every single day for a few years now. I have two of them, and one stays in my pouch at all times. 

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2 Lipsticks

I always keep a neutral and a red lipstick with me… because, you just never know! 😉 My go-to colors are “babe” & “regal”.

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Powder

Super necessary, especial when living in hot and humid Florida! I love L’Oreal’s 16hr wear powder – it really works! 

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Lip Balm

I just started using this $4 lip balm and I’m obsessed. There is nothing worse than dry lips and this is a miracle worker! 

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Comb & Accessories

Not only is this comb beautiful but it’s slim and sturdy. I keep it with me along with a handful of bobby pins and clear hair ties (these are the best!). 

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Travel Hair Spray

The world’s best hair spray also comes in travel size!! Do the right thing and order this ASAP. I pinky promise you will NOT be sorry!

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Shoe Inserts

I love high heels and would much rather wear a 4″ heel over a flat any day of the week so I pretty much can only survive life with these inserts. I buy them in bulk. ha!

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Listerine Strips

In my humble opinion these are the best breath fresheners on the market! No funny aftertaste and they REALLY work. Never leave home without. 

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Pian Relief

Have you ever been on your way to a meeting only to realize you have a head ache, ick. Nothing’s worse! I keep this little container with me and refill as needed. 

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Fashion Tape

This is my Holy Grail product. I’ve fixed rouge bra straps, gapping shirts, fallen hems, and even a broken belt buckle. I REFUSE to go anywhere without this. 

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Band – aid

Okay, scratch that, a headache might be bad, but a blister… worse! Breaking in new shoes isn’t for the weary! Band-aids are a must. 

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Details

Draper James Coat (old, similar here) // J.Crew Skirt (similar here) // Loren Hope Earrings // J.Mclaughlin Sweater // Bobbi Brown Lipstick in “Angel” // Cuyana Bag // Mango Boots (on sale!)

I’ve tried using ready-made kits but I’m tell you, nothing quite works as well as this! I know I’m also going to be in decent shape and on time 😉 when I have my go-tos! Honestly, I can’t leave home without it! 

What are your must ALWAYS have on hand products?

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12 Comments

  1. January 29, 2019 / 7:32 am

    This is a fun post! I love reading what gals have their in bags.
    Since the weather here is currently brutal, I have One Love Organics vitamin D spray and use it throughout the day to try and combat really dry skin. I also have Tylenol, water, snack bar, and Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm, tweezers, eye drops, and eyeglass cleaner. (and that is just a few items. Does that make me extra or high maintenance)? 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and be blessed 🙂

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      January 29, 2019 / 10:02 am

      Jennifer, no! I LOVE it. Makes you prepared. xx- AB

  2. Patricia Haddad
    January 29, 2019 / 9:03 am

    I need to show this post to my daughter! She is always teasing me about what I carry with me in my bag. But who’s the first one to ask “do you have a band aid”, do you have your “tweezers” with you? Do you have a “Tylenol”? So I am not the only one who carries around the essentials!!! 🙂

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      January 29, 2019 / 10:03 am

      Patricia, I love it! You and I were meant to be friends! ❤️

  3. Allyson
    January 29, 2019 / 9:19 am

    Love this! I need to keep a powder compact in mine, but I have most of the others you mentioned! I am sort of the mary poppins of my friends and family so they are always grateful that I have it all ☺️

    The other thing I have is a tide stick or shout wipe because #coffeespills

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      January 29, 2019 / 10:04 am

      *goes to the store to buy a tide stick* haha! Thanks for the tip! xx – AB

  4. Mallory Osteen
    January 29, 2019 / 10:28 am

    Also not entirely a “beauty” item, but a couple tampons! Because you never know when Aunt Flo will decide to surprise you, or a friend in need.

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      January 29, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      haha! yes girl! x – AB

  5. Jane H.
    January 29, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    I really need this! Thanks for sharing. I may not be able to use some of my bags though.

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      January 30, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Jane, you made my day!! xo – AB

  6. Meems
    January 29, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    I think this is my favorite topic. Definitely my love language. I invested a small fortune over the past few years to obtain trial sizes of some products listed below which are contained in my $1.97 cosmetic travel pouch from:
    – iPhone power cord
    -essential oil roller balm “Mind and Body”
    -yogi tea bags “stress relief” “bed time” or Traditional Medicinals “throat coat”
    -“Thereabreath” mints for dry mouth syndrome (Dr. says any mint that has xylitol?), ginger chews and Ricola lemon cough drops
    -tiny pill case from The Container Store which holds extra blood pressure medicine
    -Refresh Optive Mega 3 eyedrops (dry eyes too)
    -individual wrapped Herbal Essentials “lavender” towelettes
    -individual wrapped cleaner for iPhone/computer screen
    -Band-Aid Brand Hydro Seal Adhesive Bandages for Heel Blisters (2)
    -Colgate wisp mini disposable toothbrush
    -a pen
    -an olive wood wooden cross for gratitude and prayer
    -a scripture card to keep me centered & a reminder I will always have what I truly need
    -mini lip gloss and a coconut lip balm
    -a few dollars (to cover a coffee)

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      January 30, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Oh girl! This is impressive! I like your list!! xx – AB

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