What’s Currently in My Makeup Bag

currentmakeupbagI take this bright pink striped bag with me everyday when I go to work, adding in whatever products or items I think I’ll want during the workday.  It changes everyday, but this is what I took to work with me most recently.

Hurraw! Lip Balm in Chai Spice – I must apply lip balm around a dozen times a day.  I think part of that is habit, part of it is I love the smell, and the other part is that I cannot stand for my lips to be dry.  This scent is so nice for fall.

Beauty Without Cruelty Super Cover Cream Concealer in Fair – This pencil concealer is perfect for touch-ups at work.  It’s not the concealer I use when I apply makeup in the morning, but its so convenient to keep this in my bag for when I’m out of the house.

Oil Blotting Papers (similar) – I always keep these on hand.  I don’t use them as much as I used to, primarily because my skin seems drier this past year.  But these are perfect if I have excess oil or shine on my T-zone.

Comb, Hair Tie, Nail File – These are un-fancy for sure, but I use the comb every day to smooth out my hair.  And nobody wants to get caught with a snagged fingernail and no file.

Gemstone Organic Ylang Ylang Gem Hydrosol – When I first heard of this brand, I jumped over to their website to see their products.  Adorable packaging, fascinating gem information, and wonderful ingredients.  This was my first purchase.  I love that there are little gems actually in the bottom of the hydrosol bottle.  Ylang Ylang is used as an anti-depressant in aromatherapy.  I’ve been using this as a pick-me-up during the workday.  I’ve ordered one of their crèmes and can’t wait to try it out.

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in XOX – I received this in my Petit Vour box – and I love it!  I’m more of a skincare girl than makeup (though I do love makeup) so I’m glad I received this because otherwise I wouldn’t have bought it.  It smells like delicious coconuts, is hydrating, and the color is a beautiful everyday pink.

Travel Journal (similar) – Ever since I bought this little journal, I’ve been taking it with me in my bag everyday.  I have been struggling with some anxiety, and I also deal with S.A.D. so I’ve found this journal so comforting and soothing when I feel stressed, anxious, or just a bit down.  I’ve been filling the pages with quotes that inspire and comfort me.  I especially like to re-read the quotes that help me manage my anxiety.

Lotus Wei Inner Peace Flower Elixir – Since I purchased this a couple of weeks ago, I’ve put five drops of this sweet flower elixir under my tongue a few times a day, everyday .  It has an immediate and tangible calming effect on me.  Instantly, I feel more relaxed and less anxious.  I won’t leave the house without it now!

What items/products do you take with you when you leave the house for the day?

Autumn Inspired Natural Makeup Look

fallmakeupI love changing up my makeup routine as the seasons change.  All those products and colors that didn’t seem to make sense in the hot July sun are suddenly fresh and perfect for Autumn.  These are the products that I think are perfect for a look inspired by fall’s gorgeous shades.

100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer – this product is nice because it adds more hydration to my skin in cool weather, and has nice coverage for a tinted moisturizer.

Hurraw! Vanilla Bean Lip Balm – Although not a fall color, the smell of vanilla always reminds me of autumn and winter, and this is one of the best lip balms I have ever used.  It’s great to use as a pre-lipstick moisturizer.

100% Pure Pot Rouge in Pinkie – It might look bright pink in the jar, but this super buildable and blendable cream blush gives the softest, most natural pink flush to cheeks – not too bright and not too subtle.

Modern Minerals Shimmer Eyeshadow in Lola – I know a lot of women steer clear of shimmer eyeshadows, especially in fall and winter, but this gorgeous rose gold eyeshadow isn’t overpowering.

Beauty Without Cruelty Eye Defining Pencil in Soft Brown – I pretty much completely forego eyeliner in summer when the humidity is up, but I’ve been using this pencil lately and love how it softly accentuates my eyes without the harshness of black eyeliner.

Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale – Ilia describes this color as a combination of berry and burgundy, which means this fits right in for autumn.  I love that this color can be worn more sheer or layered for a very sexy look.

I’m also a huge fan of plum eyeshadow for fall, but that’s another post!  What are your favorite colors for this fall?