Having a decent sized bag that looks good from day to night is of utmost importance for me. There are times where I have a blog event after work, so I’d switch from a backpack to a more professional looking bag. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a hassle to transport my items back and forth in between bags; that’s the #firstworldproblems downside of being a girl eh?! My bag is cluttered with hoarded napkins, receipts, and probably crumbs (I dropped a McDonalds mini chocolatini in it once *sigh.*) There are a few key items that are of utmost importance to me and I gotta check and double check and triple check before I GTFO of my house.
My current bag is Rebecca Minkoff Side Zip Regan Tote; it’s big enough to carry my essentials (and my hot water thermos) and to use it to ‘bounce’ off rude transit snobs on the Canada Line. I got it during the last Shopbop sale, and lo’ and behold, they got their Black Friday sale going on now! I do tend to keep my “bag related accessories” black, not on purpose oops! I finally replaced my old dying Michael Kors wallet with the Marc Jacobs Gotham Compact Wallet and I am trying to keep my card carrying to a minimum, but I got SO many effin’ coupons. Thankfully my wallet hasn’t exploded yet; good on you Marc! I’ve had the Tory Burch Card Case for two years plus and it’s still sturdy! These carry important cards, like my Starbucks Gold Card. 😀
Tech wise, I got my iPhone 6S (and JUST switched to the Fido network,) and a battery pack! (I carry the cable too of course.) Pokemon Go screwed the heck out of my battery, but then apparently some Apple iPhone 6S’s that were bought from Sept-Oct 2015 might be eligible for a new battery- so I MIGHT be part of that lucky small group as I did get it last year in October!!! I bought this battery pack from NCIX and it is pretty decent, gives me a bit more than two charges. I wish more people would carry a battery pack around, it’s small and light anyway and always better safe than sorry.
That blue thingamjig is the Compass Card; bearer of bad news and the worst of other transit cards I’ve ever used. The amount of times I had to email Translink to get my balance back….the machines are WAY too slow and so unreliable.
My most important body/beauty products (oops forgot to throw in my concealer but I am currently using Mary Kay’s concealer) that I’m toting around are the Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment* and Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme*. I also like to carry a small sample size of moisturizer, as the areas around my nose can get dry and just gross up close! I got a sample of the L’Occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream from their online Facebook promo; love how L’Occitane do that. I always awkwardly walk in claim my sample, and not buy anything and don’t make contact with anyone.
Do you ever put on hand cream and need to go to the washroom right after? That happens to me quite often but at least the feeling of soft hands doesn’t disappear when I use Vichy Ideal Body Hand & Nail Cream.* It is formulated with 10 natural oils, Vitamin C, ceramids (for nail care), and Vichy Thermal Water. It also helps with dark spots and evening out the skin tone. I’ve been using it a lot as the weather is colder and the office is drying me up.
And the most important thing really, is my ‘white flower oil‘. It’s a blend of essential oils that people at the age group of 65+ uses and I just rub that all over my belly when I feel the effects of being a lactose intolerant. I rather smell old and eat my ice cream than not. Back in university, I get stomache cramps for not sleeping enough (I still do,) and I literally take it out of my pocket and just sniff it. Or rub it on my wrists and sniff it. I may look weird but at least my body systems are running smoothly!
Rebecca Minkoff Side Zip Regan Tote| Marc Jacobs Gotham Compact Wallet | Tory Burch Card Case| Vichy Hand & Nail Cream| Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme| Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment| L’Occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream | White Flower Oil
This post took way longer than I thought!! I got my bag and wallet via Shopbop and they are currently having their annual Black Friday sale! Sale begins at 06:30AM EST Nov, 22 – 11:59PM PST Nov 28. See details below on how to save:
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Disclaimer: I am a Shopbop partner and did not receive monetary compensation to write this post. Products marked with * are provided press samples, opinions are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links.