Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's In The Bag

A Hasty Life

Hi Friends!

I'm part of a fabulous Blog Crawl organized by Ashley over at "A Hasty Life". We're all showing what's in our handbags. I absolutely love seeing what everyone has in their purses. Anytime I see a magazine article showing the contents of a makeup bag or purse, I'm all over it. 

First up.....this my handbag. It's a Louis Vuitton Epi Leather "Speedy 30".  This is a versatile bag, and especially great for moms. You can just wipe it off and it holds A LOT.

Nothing exciting in here, but it looks like I squirrel away some food as a hobby. HA.

#1- This is a "Milly-like" cosmetic bag from the Sonia Kashuk line at Target. Love this pattern.

#2- Laura Mercier Secret Camoflauge Concealer in SC-3. My favorite concealer of all time. I've been using this product for almost 10 years.

#3- I talk about this lipgloss all the time. It's Loreal Infallible Plumping Lipgloss in #806-Plumped Tawny. My favorite color is "Sunset". 

#4-Sephora Mineral Compact in #25 Medium. Great compact to throw in your purse. I love the fact that it doesn't have fragrance, parabens, allergens, oil, or talc. 

#5- Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme- very emollient and smells yummy.

Tom Ford makes the best shades. I have a fat head & most sunglasses squeeze the living daylights out of me. Not these!
I saw the "Whitney" style a few years ago and fell in love with the cutout sides. 

I bought these 'Raquel" style sunnies new on Ebay. Chil' you know I ain't about to spend 395 dollas on a pair of sunglasses! 

This is the "business center" of my purse.

#1- iPhone 4 with a pink Otterbox cover. 

#2- I really need a new wallet. I've had this one a while. I think I bought it at one of those home parties. Eep.

#3- Educational Symposium pen that I snagged from my husband.

#4- Paper and pen.

Yes, I have a Ziploc with food in my purse. At.all.times.always.and forever.

I feel that if you're committed to eating well, you need to have a back up plan. This is my backup plan. It's so much easier for me to NOT eat a candy bar if I can reach in my purse and have a chocolate Luna bar.

#1- Emerald brand Trail Mix-Breakfast Blend

#2- Slimquick- Appetite Control Powder Dietary Supplement in Pink Lemonade flavor
Just add a packet to water & drink. 
These are great for when you want to gnaw your arm off, but you don't have time for a meal. For your daily values, each packet has 20% fiber and 10% protein. They also have prebiotics.

#3- Luna "Nutz Over Chocolate" bar

#4- Sugar in the Raw packets- I like to have these for coffee and lemon tea.

#5- Crystal Light lemonade powder. These help jazz up bottled water.

#6- Snickers Marathon protein bar

#7- Planters "Nutrition" mixed nut packet

Here's the "Health and Wellness" center of my purse.

#1- HandClens Foaming Hand Sanitizer-I have kids. Enough said.

Acai & Pomegranate flavor
Another one of my kooky water bottle additives. hehe 

These little effervescence tablets dissolve in 12-16 oz of water, and are packed with tons of vitamins & antioxidants.

#3- Emergen-C 1,000 mg Vitamin C Drink mix. It's that time of year. 

#4- Trident White gum- I like to chew this after meals. 

#5- Treximet- my newest migraine medication.

So that's it lovelies!

 Be sure to check out Purses, Pastries, etc. and tomorrow, Trying Our Best will share what's in her bag! 

For more glimpses inside other handbags, here's the "It's in the Bag" schedule.


  1. Great bag!

    I loved this! I, too, am obsessed when InStyle does a feature on Celebrity Bags and their contents. I may have to steal this idea.

    I love that you have a little baggy of healthy go-to foods. I may have to steal that too!

  2. Thank you so much for participating in this blog crawl! I learned so much by taking a peek inside your bag! I'm always overwhelmed by the granola/protein bars. I never know which ones are the best for you and still taste good. Do you recommend these??

    <3 Ashley

  3. Wait a minute. Where is the section of old receipts? Where do you keep all those little punch out cards for a free 13th oil change, or the McAllister's iced tea club? I didn't even see a random piece of popcorn that found it's way home with you from the movies. Girl, I think your purse was staged! Haha! Great topic. If you watch Tennis Channel, they do a Bag Check where players reveal what's in their tennis bag. Fun.

  4. i love your bag, your healthy snacks, and your pink/black makeup bag!! :)

  5. this is so fun! i am going to do this this week on my blog!

  6. Thanks everyone!

    Stapriddy-Girl, that's why I love you. You just called me to the carpet. You know I cleaned my nasty purse out before I took those pics! Hahahaha I keep all my receipts in a small zippered bag in my car & I keep my discount & membership cards on a clasp ring binder. In fact, I need to do a blog post about how I store those cards.

    Ashley- Thanks for hosting the blog crawl. This was really fun. I know what you mean about ALL the protein and nutrition bars. It IS overwhelming. I really like these 2 bars b/c they're chocolaty. Another favorite of mine is Luna "LemonZest". It tastes light and has a fantastic flavor.

  7. I love posts like this one! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Those slimquick packets sound wonderful. I was looking for something that would serve that purpose. Thanks for the post! Also, those sunglasses are fabulous!


    ~ thealyway.blogspot.com ~

  9. You know, keeping a stash of food in your purse isn't a mind blowing idea - but it's certainly nothing I've ever thought of! I keep a stash in my desk at work, and I throw something in my purse when I *know* I'm going to be out for awhile, but there are still times I'm caught off guard by hunger and am tempted to grab something to go. I'm def following your example on this one!

  10. Ahhh!! I LOVE seeing what everyone carries in their bag!! It's so interesting... Always one of my favorite features in magazines!!

    You're very right about keeping snacks with you in order to eat better... My "bad" days are always when I'm super hungry and have no snacks packed!!

    Thanks for sharing!! :)

  11. Your purse is insane! hahaha I can't believe you have all that on you at one time. Love the shades and I've been a loyal user of the Burt's Bees hand cream for years!!!

  12. I'm impressed! You are so organized. I love the print on your make up bag.