I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady

Handbag Beauty

I like to keep my handbag beauty essentials to the bare necessities. I used to carry around more makeup related products, but more often than not they went unloved and I ran the risk of losing things (I'm terrible at switching purses and leaving products in them). So I've narrowed things down and here's what I keep with me.

Lipsticks. Lots and lots of lipsticks. I probably have four to five different lip products in a bag at any one given time. I like to keep only one high end lipstick (usually something from MAC) to prevent the possibility of losing tons of expensive lippies. The rest are drugstore ones that I don't care as much about. 

I may start out only keeping one or two bobby pins in my bags but out of nowhere there will be like ten of them just floating around in the bottom of my bag. The very first thing I do whenever I get home is pin back my bangs, so at least I have plenty on hand.

My hair is very fine and has a way of getting tangled easily. Usually I just rock a fairly messy long bob look, but when it gets too out of hand I always carry a decent size brush with me. I figure since I've eliminated a lot of useless makeup products from my bag I can spring for a bigger brush.

Although I don't always carry this particular hand lotion, The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector ($20), since the metal packaging tends to break at the sides, a hand lotion is a must. No matter what time of year my poor digits are desperate for moisture!

I'm incredibly curious to know what kinds of beauty bits you keep in your purse/bag on a day to day basis so be sure to leave it in a comment below!!

xoxo Kayla


  1. I usually have ton's of lip products, bobbi pins and loose change at the bottom of my bag haha!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. Like you, I have lipsticks and glosses in my bag; sometimes I'll carry a mini makeup bag and perfume too if I'm going somewhere after work and need a little touch up. Danielle x

    frontière girl

  3. I only bring the lip product I'm wearing that day.


  4. Lol I'm the same. It stats with 1 lipstick and I end up with half of my collection at the bottom of my handbag!

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)


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