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What’s in Christina's Bag?

We’re coming back with our “What’s in Her Bag” series and today I share what’s in my bag. I carry several bags throughout the week, depending on what I will be doing, whether I need to carry documents, a book, shoes, lunch, etc. I am in love with my latest slouchy bright red bag by Hayden Harnett. It is so lightweight but can fit just about anything!

Here’s what’s inside:

What's in Christina's Bag

The essentials: I wear sunglasses year-round because I am paranoid about developing crow’s feet around my eyes. I actually own a few of these reasonably priced Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses. I also carry my iPod nano, Motorola Krzer phone, some Orbit gum, Kate Spade wallet, and usually a magazine or book. This week, I decided to finally grow up and learn how to pick a wine by its taste instead of how pretty the label is, so I am reading “Wine: A Basic Course” by Tom Forrest.

The makeup: I carry my makeup in this fabulous leopard print cosmetic bag which was actually a Lancome GWP. Dr. Scholl’s Miracle Shield stick prevents blistering and it has been a lifesaver. For makeup touch ups, I carry Clinique’s Line Smoothing Concealer in Light. I have been using this same formula since college and I find it works the best for concealing acne and under eye rings. For a little more coverage, I apply Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish Powder Foundation with my Bare Escentuals Flawless Face brush. I also carry Burt’s Bees Vanishing Facial Tissues to blot any excess oiliness throughout the day. To liven up a matte face, I use DuWop’s DoubleGlow7 under brows and on cheekbones to give a dewy, fresh look. Occasionally, I get dry patches on my face so I’ve been spot-applying Amore Pacific Vitalizing Cream as needed. To keep cuticles neat and moist, I carry Borghese Radiente Brightening Cream. I don’t really want my hands to be brighter but this formula is nice and thick yet not greasy and doesn’t have a strong fragrance, which I really like for every day. In order to keep lips moisturized, I keep about 7 different balms, pots, and sticks at my desk at work but I still carry Korres Guava Lip Butter for a basic touch of moisture. For a fun punch of color, I use a sheer, hot pick colored gloss by Maybelline, called Volume XL Lip Plumper. Its not your typical hot, stingy lip plumper. If you have a keen eye, you’ll notice that I have attached a Bourjois lip gloss charm to my cell phone. Yes, I do feel about 15 years old when someone sees me on my cell phone with a charm hanging from it, but you have no idea how much that gloss has come in handy. Finally, I have been carrying around little sample sized vials of Lavanilla perfumes. I find the different variances of vanilla fragrances to be yummy, clean and refreshing.

We’ll be back tomorrow at with a peek at what’s in another blogger’s bag!

What’s in Christina’s Bag?

We’re coming back with our “What’s in Her Bag” series and today I share what’s in my bag. I carry several bags throughout the week, depending on what I will be doing, whether I need to carry documents, a book, shoes, lunch, etc. I am in love with my latest slouchy bright red bag by Hayden Harnett. It is so lightweight but can fit just about anything!

Here’s what’s inside:

What's in Christina's Bag

The essentials: I wear sunglasses year-round because I am paranoid about developing crow’s feet around my eyes. I actually own a few of these reasonably priced Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses. I also carry my iPod nano, Motorola Krzer phone, some Orbit gum, Kate Spade wallet, and usually a magazine or book. This week, I decided to finally grow up and learn how to pick a wine by its taste instead of how pretty the label is, so I am reading “Wine: A Basic Course” by Tom Forrest.

The makeup: I carry my makeup in this fabulous leopard print cosmetic bag which was actually a Lancome GWP. Dr. Scholl’s Miracle Shield stick prevents blistering and it has been a lifesaver. For makeup touch ups, I carry Clinique’s Line Smoothing Concealer in Light. I have been using this same formula since college and I find it works the best for concealing acne and under eye rings. For a little more coverage, I apply Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish Powder Foundation with my Bare Escentuals Flawless Face brush. I also carry Burt’s Bees Vanishing Facial Tissues to blot any excess oiliness throughout the day. To liven up a matte face, I use DuWop’s DoubleGlow7 under brows and on cheekbones to give a dewy, fresh look. Occasionally, I get dry patches on my face so I’ve been spot-applying Amore Pacific Vitalizing Cream as needed. To keep cuticles neat and moist, I carry Borghese Radiente Brightening Cream. I don’t really want my hands to be brighter but this formula is nice and thick yet not greasy and doesn’t have a strong fragrance, which I really like for every day. In order to keep lips moisturized, I keep about 7 different balms, pots, and sticks at my desk at work but I still carry Korres Guava Lip Butter for a basic touch of moisture. For a fun punch of color, I use a sheer, hot pick colored gloss by Maybelline, called Volume XL Lip Plumper. Its not your typical hot, stingy lip plumper. If you have a keen eye, you’ll notice that I have attached a Bourjois lip gloss charm to my cell phone. Yes, I do feel about 15 years old when someone sees me on my cell phone with a charm hanging from it, but you have no idea how much that gloss has come in handy. Finally, I have been carrying around little sample sized vials of Lavanilla perfumes. I find the different variances of vanilla fragrances to be yummy, clean and refreshing.

We’ll be back tomorrow at with a peek at what’s in another blogger’s bag!

What’s in Sara’s Bag?

What's in Sara's Bag I hope you guys are loving this feature that Carla has going with taking a peak inside the bags of fellow bloggers and readers- I know I am!

In addition to blogging for Product Girl, I also have my own blog at Bombshell Beauty. Here’s what I lug around in my Kathy Van Zeeland bag – a few necessities, a few things even I was surprised to find, and a whole lot of lipgloss. Check it out…

What's in Sara's Bag

  • Old school planner because I’m a really tactile person (I like the whole pen and paper thing as opposed to a Blackberry).
  • Pink Motorola Razr.
  • Mead notebook for making lists and jotting down review ideas for Bombshell Beauty and Product Girl.
  • iPod Nano
  • Cocktail ring from Mark
  • Leather business card holder
  • Pile of receipts from a shopping trip this weekend
  • Target sunglasses
  • Watermelon flavored Dum Dum sucker
  • Savannah Bee Company’s Magnolia Hand Lotion

What's in Sara's Bag In my blue and white striped makeup bag (from Bath and Body Works), I carry an insane variety of lip gloss, including:

I carry a few other products, too:

  • Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten
  • Mark Eyemarker in Java
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
  • Visine for Contacts
  • Bliss Manicure’s Best Friend

What's in Sara's Bag?

What's in Sara's Bag I hope you guys are loving this feature that Carla has going with taking a peak inside the bags of fellow bloggers and readers- I know I am!

In addition to blogging for Product Girl, I also have my own blog at Bombshell Beauty. Here’s what I lug around in my Kathy Van Zeeland bag – a few necessities, a few things even I was surprised to find, and a whole lot of lipgloss. Check it out…

What's in Sara's Bag

  • Old school planner because I’m a really tactile person (I like the whole pen and paper thing as opposed to a Blackberry).
  • Pink Motorola Razr.
  • Mead notebook for making lists and jotting down review ideas for Bombshell Beauty and Product Girl.
  • iPod Nano
  • Cocktail ring from Mark
  • Leather business card holder
  • Pile of receipts from a shopping trip this weekend
  • Target sunglasses
  • Watermelon flavored Dum Dum sucker
  • Savannah Bee Company’s Magnolia Hand Lotion

What's in Sara's Bag In my blue and white striped makeup bag (from Bath and Body Works), I carry an insane variety of lip gloss, including:

I carry a few other products, too:

  • Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten
  • Mark Eyemarker in Java
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
  • Visine for Contacts
  • Bliss Manicure’s Best Friend

What’s in Annie’s Bag?

What's in Annie's Bag Today is Bellasugar’s turn! Annie is Bellasugar’s editor and she a great blog, one that I could take a few hints from! We are taking a look at her bag and what’s she’s got in it. taking a look at what in. Let’s see what she says…

“The bag is by Elezar; it was a gift, and I love it because it has good storage space despite its smallish size. So these are the things I have on me 99% of the time.”

  • Neutrogena sunblock. Truth be told, I’m not wild about the scent of this stuff, but because it has SPF 70, I use it anyway. I fear the sun. And for as often as I apply and reapply sunblock, it makes sense to have a strong one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
  • A pair of sunglasses. I alternate between these from Nour and a pair of $5 cheapies from H&M. (See above re: heliophobia.)
  • Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter. The formula is hydrating without being too greasy, and it smells wonderful.
  • Ms. Manicure mini emery boards. They’re tiny and useful.
  • Nars sheer lipstick in Dolce Vita. For months, I searched for a cheaper version of this color, but couldn’t find one that I loved as much. Finally I resigned myself to the fact that I won’t be happy with an imitation, and now I drop $23 to have it. It’s that great “your lips but better” shade of rosy pink.
  • What's in Annie's Bag Nars lip gloss in Chihuahua. This is one of those easy-to-wear pinkish nudes that goes with both natural and nighttime looks.
  • Three Custom Color Specialists Lip and Cheek Stain in Ski Bunny. This is so easy to use, and a little dab on the cheeks makes me look glowy and less pallid.
  • Boscia blotting papers. I’m not loyal to this brand (Clean and Clear also makes a great version) but I rely on blotting sheets to reduce shine on my forehead and nose.
  • C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine in Double Chocolate. It’s great for when my lips start to dry out, and it tastes good. I use it a lot when I want to look more polished, but I don’t want to deal with wearing lipstick or gloss.

“I also normally carry YSL Touche Eclat, but I lost it this weekend. Ugh. I like to have that handy when my undereye circles come out to play. It tricks the light into making me look like I’ve just had a disco nap. At $40 it is overpriced, but it makes me look fresher, so it’s a splurge.”

What's in Annie's Bag?

What's in Annie's Bag Today is Bellasugar’s turn! Annie is Bellasugar’s editor and she a great blog, one that I could take a few hints from! We are taking a look at her bag and what’s she’s got in it. taking a look at what in. Let’s see what she says…

“The bag is by Elezar; it was a gift, and I love it because it has good storage space despite its smallish size. So these are the things I have on me 99% of the time.”

  • Neutrogena sunblock. Truth be told, I’m not wild about the scent of this stuff, but because it has SPF 70, I use it anyway. I fear the sun. And for as often as I apply and reapply sunblock, it makes sense to have a strong one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
  • A pair of sunglasses. I alternate between these from Nour and a pair of $5 cheapies from H&M. (See above re: heliophobia.)
  • Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter. The formula is hydrating without being too greasy, and it smells wonderful.
  • Ms. Manicure mini emery boards. They’re tiny and useful.
  • Nars sheer lipstick in Dolce Vita. For months, I searched for a cheaper version of this color, but couldn’t find one that I loved as much. Finally I resigned myself to the fact that I won’t be happy with an imitation, and now I drop $23 to have it. It’s that great “your lips but better” shade of rosy pink.
  • What's in Annie's Bag Nars lip gloss in Chihuahua. This is one of those easy-to-wear pinkish nudes that goes with both natural and nighttime looks.
  • Three Custom Color Specialists Lip and Cheek Stain in Ski Bunny. This is so easy to use, and a little dab on the cheeks makes me look glowy and less pallid.
  • Boscia blotting papers. I’m not loyal to this brand (Clean and Clear also makes a great version) but I rely on blotting sheets to reduce shine on my forehead and nose.
  • C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine in Double Chocolate. It’s great for when my lips start to dry out, and it tastes good. I use it a lot when I want to look more polished, but I don’t want to deal with wearing lipstick or gloss.

“I also normally carry YSL Touche Eclat, but I lost it this weekend. Ugh. I like to have that handy when my undereye circles come out to play. It tricks the light into making me look like I’ve just had a disco nap. At $40 it is overpriced, but it makes me look fresher, so it’s a splurge.”

What’s in Lianne’s Bag?

What's in Lianne's Bag Today is Lianne’s turn! We’re looking at her bag and what’s got in it. Lianne is the amazing woman behind The Makeup Girl. She’s a great makeup artist in the DC Metro area and she’s inspired quite a few purchases. When I saw Lianne use Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier in some of her photos, I ran out and got a few. Here’s what she says…

“The bag is by Gucci…it’s the Britt Medium tote in patent leather, totally roomy and very “me”. It’s one of the biggest “bag” purchases I have ever made in my life but it’s a classic and I love it. I typically don’t keep my keys in my purse (they go in a basket by the door so I always know where they are and my sunglasses (I have many many many pairs) are in the basket too…although I keep a pair in the car in case I forget them in the basket!!!”

What's in Lianne's Bag “In my bag itself I have my iPhone (geek girl!), my makeup bag (leopard from Bath and Body works on sale for $5!) my business card case, my black slim wallet, pacifica solid fragrance, philosophy pure grace roll on fragrance oil and my latest obsession, Orbit Mint Mojito gum (two packs because I can’t run out!).”

“The makeup bag is more streamlined than usual:”

Smashbox Function5 Self Adjusting Powder Foundation
Dr, Haushcka Lip Balm
Sharpener
NARS Orgasm/Hustler lip gloss
Philosophy Amazing grace solid fragrance
Tarte Cliff/Claire Lip gloss
NARS the multiple in Orgasm
Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick
Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Marsala
Stila Lip Pencil in Contour 23
MAC lip pencil in BBQ
MAC Shadow in Dark Edge
MAC Shadow in Modest Tone
NARS lip gloss in Cabiria
Loos Lips NY Lip gloss ball

What's in Lianne's Bag

See? That lip balm really is good stuff. 🙂 Check back tomorrow to peek at Annie from Bellasugar’s bag!

What's in Lianne's Bag?

What's in Lianne's Bag Today is Lianne’s turn! We’re looking at her bag and what’s got in it. Lianne is the amazing woman behind The Makeup Girl. She’s a great makeup artist in the DC Metro area and she’s inspired quite a few purchases. When I saw Lianne use Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier in some of her photos, I ran out and got a few. Here’s what she says…

“The bag is by Gucci…it’s the Britt Medium tote in patent leather, totally roomy and very “me”. It’s one of the biggest “bag” purchases I have ever made in my life but it’s a classic and I love it. I typically don’t keep my keys in my purse (they go in a basket by the door so I always know where they are and my sunglasses (I have many many many pairs) are in the basket too…although I keep a pair in the car in case I forget them in the basket!!!”

What's in Lianne's Bag “In my bag itself I have my iPhone (geek girl!), my makeup bag (leopard from Bath and Body works on sale for $5!) my business card case, my black slim wallet, pacifica solid fragrance, philosophy pure grace roll on fragrance oil and my latest obsession, Orbit Mint Mojito gum (two packs because I can’t run out!).”

“The makeup bag is more streamlined than usual:”

Smashbox Function5 Self Adjusting Powder Foundation
Dr, Haushcka Lip Balm
Sharpener
NARS Orgasm/Hustler lip gloss
Philosophy Amazing grace solid fragrance
Tarte Cliff/Claire Lip gloss
NARS the multiple in Orgasm
Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick
Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Marsala
Stila Lip Pencil in Contour 23
MAC lip pencil in BBQ
MAC Shadow in Dark Edge
MAC Shadow in Modest Tone
NARS lip gloss in Cabiria
Loos Lips NY Lip gloss ball

What's in Lianne's Bag

See? That lip balm really is good stuff. 🙂 Check back tomorrow to peek at Annie from Bellasugar’s bag!

What’s in Erika’s Bag?

Today we’re peeking at Erika from Makeup Bag’s makeup bag. Erika is one of my favorite bloggers and so I was very excited to take a look at what products one my favorite bloggers uses. Here’s what she says…

What's in Erika's Bag

“This is my favorite zebra print Zazendi makeup bag, which is excellent for travel because it’s made out of silk and conforms itself around my makeup. I can squeeze this into the tightest suitcase space.

I never thought I could pare down to the bare essentials where my makeup is concerned, but this bag is proof that it is totally possible. I have four other makeup bags stuffed full in my bathroom, but these are the essentials that I’ve been using for the last month.”

  • Clinique Almost Powder Makeup
  • MAC Fafi Eyes 1
  • Bobbi Brown Nude Lip/Eye Palette
  • Chanel Perfect Brows in Brun
  • MAC Eye shadow singles in Patina and Smut
  • Three Custom Color Specialist custom compact with concealer, Poppy lip/cheek stain, and cool bronzer
  • LashBlast Mascara
  • Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara
  • Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
  • Shu Eyelash Curler
  • Clinique Longlast Glosswear
  • Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow
  • Bobbi Brown cream eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink
  • Laura Mercier travel brush set with extras thrown in (Tweezerman tweezers & scissors, Shu eyelash applicator, Benefit brow brush…)

While we’re not looking at Erika’s handbag, she tells us there are 12 different lipglosses and balms inside, including her favorite MAC Tendertones and her beloved Prescriptives Custom Blend lipgloss. Are you enjoying these posts? I hope so, we have more to come.

What's in Erika's Bag?

Today we’re peeking at Erika from Makeup Bag’s makeup bag. Erika is one of my favorite bloggers and so I was very excited to take a look at what products one my favorite bloggers uses. Here’s what she says…

What's in Erika's Bag

“This is my favorite zebra print Zazendi makeup bag, which is excellent for travel because it’s made out of silk and conforms itself around my makeup. I can squeeze this into the tightest suitcase space.

I never thought I could pare down to the bare essentials where my makeup is concerned, but this bag is proof that it is totally possible. I have four other makeup bags stuffed full in my bathroom, but these are the essentials that I’ve been using for the last month.”

  • Clinique Almost Powder Makeup
  • MAC Fafi Eyes 1
  • Bobbi Brown Nude Lip/Eye Palette
  • Chanel Perfect Brows in Brun
  • MAC Eye shadow singles in Patina and Smut
  • Three Custom Color Specialist custom compact with concealer, Poppy lip/cheek stain, and cool bronzer
  • LashBlast Mascara
  • Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara
  • Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
  • Shu Eyelash Curler
  • Clinique Longlast Glosswear
  • Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow
  • Bobbi Brown cream eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink
  • Laura Mercier travel brush set with extras thrown in (Tweezerman tweezers & scissors, Shu eyelash applicator, Benefit brow brush…)

While we’re not looking at Erika’s handbag, she tells us there are 12 different lipglosses and balms inside, including her favorite MAC Tendertones and her beloved Prescriptives Custom Blend lipgloss. Are you enjoying these posts? I hope so, we have more to come.