What’s In My Bag // November 2017

Happy Monday ladies! Is everyone ready for Turkey day? I know I am ready to stuff my face! A few month ago I made a splurge purchase to spoil myself when I was at The Cleveland Flea and stopped by the FOUNT booth. I have eyed and lusted after these bags for quite some time and finally decided to bite the bullet and invest in one of these gorgeous bags. I absolutely love the fact some that something designed and created in Cleveland has its home on my shoulder now and when people ask me where I got it I find myself responding with pride that it is from FOUNT in Cleveland Ohio.

I know I love these types of posts where you get to peek inside someone’s bag and see what items that they truly can’t leave home without. So here is what I cannot leave home without and has its home in my Fount bag.

HUM Nutrition Vitamins* // A big goal of mine for 2017 was to start taking more vitamins and supplements daily and some of those vitamins I take throughout the day so I like to keep them easily accessible in my purse. When HUM Nutrition reached out to me I was really excited to try their products, especially after seeing them at Sephora. I took a recommendation quiz on HUM’s website which got me 3 great products to try out. HUM recommended the following products:

GUT INSTINCT is a skin probiotic that benefits your skin, health, and beauty. This product contains 25 billion organisms and 10 strain probiotics. As someone who suffers from digestive issues pretty frequently, I was really interested in seeing if this would help alleviate some of my problems. I noticed pretty instantly that my stomach problems pretty much stopped or decreased drastically and the couple times I forgot to take them I experienced my symptoms had returned!

FLATTER ME is a digestive enzyme that helps support a flatter stomach and healthy digestion. You just take one pill before two of your biggest meals and helps with that awful full feeling you get and help break down your food during digestion. I have noticed such a difference with digesting after large meals with this and I ended up liking this supplement probably the most because if I can avoid that full feeling I am all in!

UBER ENERGY supports consistent energy through adrenal strength and this is something I need desperately since I wake up at 5 am every morning during the week and I need a little extra help when it comes to keeping my energy up. I did notice a decrease in that 2 o’clock feeling where you feel pure exhaustion sweep over you, which in turn makes me more productive in the afternoons.

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Rifle Paper 2018 Planner & Pens // I always carry my planner and a few pens with me because if I didn’t I would have no idea my schedule. I wanted to show off my new planner from Rifle Paper because I am slightly obsessed with it and cannot wait to start using it.

Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses // These round sunglasses have been my go to since the summer. I find that they truly look good with anything I am wearing so I always like to keep them on me.

Urban Outfitters Wallet // I found this tiny envelope wallet at Urban Outfitters about a year ago when I needed a smaller wallet for a purse at that time I was wearing. I love that this holds everything I need and I can just toss it from purse to purse.

Lippies // I carry quite a few lip products with me at all time but there has been three lately that I have been giving a little more love to. The Glossier Balm Dot Com in cherry smells delicious and adds the slightest bit of color along with the moisture we know and love from Balm Dot Com. If you want to try it out click my link here to receive 20% off your first purchase. I’ve been also wearing this gorgeous Maybelline lipstick in Toasted Truffle which feels so velvety and gives a beautiful brown 90s color vibe. And we can’t forget my one and only gloss from Fenty Beauty, the universal luminizer adds the perfect touch to any lipstick.

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Hair Bobbles // Hands down these are my favorite hair ties and I carry them with me at all times! They don’t crease your hair and they hold ponytails and buns very securely! They come in tons of color but I like the clear and nude ones. I have bought these from Amazon and Sephora and the price difference isn’t much if you buy the real ones.

Mario Badescu Hand Cream // What I love about this hand cream is that it absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy. The formula is made up of vitamin A, vitamin E, wheat germ oil and honey for ultimate hydration and nourishment.

Vintage Mirror Compact // Last but certainly not least is my vintage mirror compact which I picked up at Flower Child in Lakewood, Ohio. I love vintage pieces that hold history and I thought that this compact was so beautiful and was a nice feminine touch.

*HUM Nutrition vitamins were provided by HUM Nutrition. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of HUM Nutrition. #humnutrition #startwithin.
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Five Things // January 20, 2016

Happy Friday Everyone! Today I thought I would talk to you about my 5 favorite essentials that I always keep in my purse!

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But first let me tell you about my actual purse where I keep all these favorite things! I have the Lo & Sons The Pearl in saffiano black leather with gold hardware, perfect for the winter months. A little over a year ago, Pinterest ads kept popping up all the time in my feed and would always catch my eye. I eventually started doing a little more research on this bag, mostly on Instagram (sidebar: if I am ever curious about a product I like to look on the brand’s tagged Instagram photos to see what people really think about it), to make sure it was worth the price and that the brand itself checked out. I ended up buying it during a sale where I got a great deal on it and have been very happy with my purse ever since! It’s a great cross-body that is easily adjustable with such a vast amount of space for how compact looking it is. I was very impressed with the quality and the company’s great customer service (had some shipping issues), I even added their small Weekender bag to my Christmas wish list!

One // Lip Product Collection

I admit I am one of those people that has at least 5+ lip products with her at all times, but hey you never know what the occasion will call for. I have chapstick, tinted chapstick, lip liner, nude, mauve, burgundy, and red galore! Lately besides my tinted chapstick I talked about last week, but I also have really been loving this nudish one from Sephora, Sephora Collection Color Lip Last Lipstick in Brown Is Back. It is this pinky light brown in a matte finish that can look great on anyone!

Two // Vintage Mirror

I don’t know about you but I am not talented enough to apply lipstick and especially not lip liner without a mirror, that’s why I always carry one with me! Over the summer my mom and I went to Flower Child out in Lakewood and we found this vintage compact with a pearl like top. I thought it was so feminine and delicate I had to have it. I love vintage pieces and incorporating them in today’s life and this little mirror was perfect to keep in my purse.

Three // Revlon Nail Clipper

I know this is a random one but, a nail clipper! I always break my nails or I have a cuticle situation that needs corrected before it gets out of hand and every time one of those happens I am so happy I have my nail polish splattered Revlon nail clipper. It’s one of those things that you may never need but or oh so happy when you do! Even if it’s sometimes is using it as a pair of makeshift scissors to cut a tag off or anything of the sorts.

Four // Perfume Oil

I would like to think is my signature scent is Elizabeth and James’s Black Nirvana, since I have been wearing for I believe the last 4 years. Its a blend of violet, sandalwood, and vanilla; border-lining masculine and feminine while making you feel all warm and cozy inside. When I first got this product it was during the holiday time and Sephora was offering a gift set which included this travel-size perfume oil, perfect to keep with you throughout the day if you feel that you need a touch up.

Five // Wallet

I feel like this one should be a given? I really love my current wallet, its more small and compact compared to ones I’ve had before, but still fits everything I need. I got it a couple months ago from Target and was immediately drawn to the color, I would say its a plum-ish burgundy shade. I was in the market for a smaller wallet since I was getting sick of my other ones taking up the majority of my bag and this was perfect! It is from Target’s Merona line and unfortunately I don’t believe the color is in stock anymore, but there are still a ton of great colors currently!

What essentials do you keep in your purse?