What Every Well-Thought-Of Lady Should Keep in Her Purse AT ALL TIMES!!

What Every Well Thought of Lady Should Keep in Her Purse At All Times

Ohhh purses are so pretty!!! Clutches, handbags, over the shoulders, Mary Poppins bags, ect…  So many styles, sizes, colours, and functions!!  But as gorgeous as they can be [accessory-wise] they end up looking like black holes on the inside!!

A bottomless pit that either has a bunch of crap inside of it… OR it has all the things you COULD need- but there is SO much in there that you can’t find one single thing…

So whether you carry a nice large purse or a smaller clutch- make sure these 10 items can be found in your bag!!!

1.) MINTS– Minty fresh breath is not just important for date nights or interviews… You never know who you are going to run into at the grocery store, or how close you’ll get to someone when going over project plans at work…  Always be prepared with a stash of gum or mints to avoid coffee breath or any other sort of breath that isn’t… well, minty-fresh!!

[click HERE for Skip to my Lou’s recipe for Cream Cheese mints- sounds yummy and interesting!!]

[click HERE for a recipe by Kitchen Trial & Error on creamy mints]

2.)  COMPACT MIRROR–  Nothing is worse than being told you have something in your teeth and NOT having a mirror on hand so you can see where it is & GET IT OUT!!  Or try putting lipgloss on with no mirror in front of you– a bit tricky and even the pros can screw it up!!  Always keep a mirror…. To spare your pride.

[click HERE for an adorable compact from an Etsy store]

[click HERE for an adorable compact from an Etsy store]

3.) LIPGLOSS/ LIPSTICK/ LIP BALM–  Keeping your lips plum, soft, moisturized, and coloured is a top priority for many women.  If you wear lipstick- it is so important to keep your lips smooth so that the lipstick doesn’t clump up on your lip.  And having an array or colours and types of glosses and sticks is always a plus!!

[MAC glosses & sticks are always a staple in my purse!!]

[to make your own lip balm flavors click HERE for the tutorial]

4.)  HAIR PINS/ HAIR GRIPS/ BOBBY PINS–  Hair is always so unpredictable- as is the weather… I never take my hair-pin-box out of my purse because I always am in need of bobby pins!!  This would definitely make my TOP 5 list… 

[it’s always a bonus to get hair grips that MATCH your hair colour- these are BLONDE for my hair colour]

[in my hair-pin box I have regular hair grips as well as fancy ones for fun occasions- it’s always nice to have options]

5.)  PENS OR WRITING UTENSILS–  Regular pens as well as a few coloured pens or highlighters/Sharpies always seem to be used in my everyday life…  It’s ridiculous to be stranded without anything to write with… so just don’t let it happen to you!!

[click HERE for cute flower pens from an Etsy shop]

6.)  CHARGERS–  Whatever devices you keep in your purse- make sure to always have a charger on hand as well- whether an ipod or phone, it never feels good to be on your last bars of life when you know you have hours more of work to be doing.  It’s horrible when you are waiting for something, you’re listening to your iPod, it’s about to die, and you know once it does… you’re screwed!! You’re left with another 45 minutes of pure silence due to your lack of a charger!!

[click HERE for a tutorial on how to MAKE this holder]

[click HERE for the tutorial on how to make the iPod holder]

7.) FEMMININE PRODUCTS– Never ever want to be caught off guard without one of these on hand when you really need them…  The times that I have, oh yeah, I had to create a make-shift pad with toilet paper that I just wrapped around my underwear….  Maybe a T.M.I. but lets just say- hopefully that’ll stick with you and you’ll ALWAYS remember to have these on hand.  You will end up being your own hero- or if not you, then a hero to your fellow sister in need…

8.)  MEDICINE–  Go through your medicine cabinet and pull out samples of the basics!!  I have a mini flower shaped purse that I always keep in my bag which is for emergencies; it has 4-5 samples of Advil, Sudafed, Head-On, Excedrin, and Tums.  This way, when you are stuck in class or work and you can’t leave, but you feel like crap… just grab your medicine bag from your purse and you’re all set!!

[click HERE to check out A Bowl Full of Lemons blog that’ll show you a great way to organize your medicine cabinet!!]

9.)  EMERGENCY CASH–  Look, women need to make sure that they are always covered, safety-wise!!  You never want to be stranded with your cards MAXED OUT or no card at all, and in need in gas stuck out in the desert on your way to an all girls weekend.  Hey, it could happen to me- it could happen to you!!

10.)  EMERGENCY SNACK–  I’m one to have my blood sugar drop and everyone runs for cover… I’m not so pleasant to be around when I am hungry and food is no where in sight.  Having a small ziplock bag of almonds in your purse makes it so that you are not only being fed even when you can’t find food elsewhere- but you’re also being healthy!!  A win, win!!

Et c’est fin!!

Itaolia Deluxe Lip Gloss: 3D Crystal Lip Glosses

Itaolia Deluxe Lip Gloss-

The 3D Crystal Lip Glosses!!

#08: Mid-tone peach colour with sparkle

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#15: Soft mocha brown with sparkle


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These lip glosses are perfect for any occasion and have definitely become a staple in my purse!!

Et c’est fin!!

The KEY To SEXY Lips Part 2

Creating Fuller, Sexier, Luscious Lips- WITHOUT The Plastic Surgery!

Ladies, ladies, ladies….  The majority of the world doesn’t talk about inner beauty because it doesn’t matter [SARCASM!!!]!!  You need to have the goods INSIDE inorder to make ANY outside look beautiful; and most of the time, if you have the confidence and inner beauty- YOU KNOW you do NOT need to take drastic measures with your outer beauty…  I understand that not everyone is born with Angelia Jolie lips- but you can see in pictures towards the end of the post that makeup artists use this same technique that I show you for runway, magazine ads, television, ect…

So- this can all be accomplished by MAKEUP!! HOORAY!!  Trust me girls- if they can make Jim Carry really look like the Grinch- then we can easily make our lips look FULLER!

I have a easy and simple step-by-step tutorial that will show you the theory behind the look and then you can take it and make it your own!!  When I say “make it your own” that is because you need to do the contouring on your own lips…  They might not be the same shape as mine, and therefore your strategy can vary :] here’s a simple guide:

Ladies with THIN lips:

You will want to accentuate BOTH your upper and lower lips [this is the example I give in the video], so just follow suit :]

Ladies with SMALLER UPPER lips:

You will want to accentuate your upper lip EVEN MORE than you did your bottom.  So you can do one of two things depending on how it suits your lips:

you can…

1.) mark your bottom lip how I do in the tutorial, and then when doing your upper lip, take the liner a bit farther than the ridge the tutorial talks about—- however, unless you have a certain colouration this tactic can be very noticeable, so I would go with option TWO

2.)mark your bottom lip on your NORMAL lip line, as if you are just normally putting your liner on, and then when you do your upper lip- take the liner up on the ridge.

This will give you a nice CLEAN look WHILE creating and illusion of fuller, more balanced lips!

The KEY To SEXY Lips Part 1

Just in case you missed Part 1 of the series :] here ya go! Click on the Pic.

Makeup Tutorial by London Moore:

They might not be Angelia Jolie NATURAL but they sure REAL:

Here we have a PRIME example of how a makeup artist will work with what he or she’s got!!  They were just given models and regardless of their actual lip size- the artist needed to make them have sexy, full, red lips!!  So on the LEFT is the model with naturally full lips- and you can tell because there is no manipulating  going on with darker/lighter colours.  She has on the same colour throughout her lips because she NATURALLY gives a pouty lip.  Now, the model on the RIGHT has smaller/thinner lips.  Look at her lips and how they start our Ruby Red and transition INTO a Poison Apple Red!!  For my readers who went through the tutorial- YOU KNOW WHY ;D

Wow… So today was NOT a photogenic day for me :] ha, don’t judge!!

Burnt Orange and Adobe Red Colour Mix

Soft Pink and Dusty Rose Colour Mix

Thanks everyone for checking it out!!  Just remember that you are only as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside- no matter how much makeup manipulation you do.  So smile! Be confident! And know that there is no one QUITE like you!!