What's in My Bag? (I Got a Bigger Bag Just So I Could Stash More Make-up in It.)

I lied, my bag is bigger because I can always put a book in there so I am constantly reminded that I need to study. So far this strategy is failing miserably. I don't remember who it was that asked whether I could do a 'what's in your handbag' feature but here it is. A century too late and I weeded through things so I didn't have an overwhelming amount of make-up in there.

My dad got me this brown bag thinking it was a bag for my laptop. Men really have no indicators for the function of fashion but I loved the bag. I'm not much of a bag person. I get one and use it to death (clothes on the other hand is a different story), so you're lucky my bag isn't tattered to bits. People around me always beg that I a. never carry a tattered handbag and b. get rid of my (in their opinion) stupid fishing hat. So I'm all scrubbed up for you.

Here's a top view of the goods. It looks empty doesn't it?

Well, your eyes tricked you. Here's the goods in my bag:

  • My textbook. It's called Purity in Exile and I doubt you'll ever want to read it.
  • Pout Translucent Powder. Saw it on sale for $5 at Pure Beauty and picked it up. Works very well and keeps the oilies at bay.
  • MAC Lust lipglass. I'm on my way to finishing this one. I always carry it around since it's such a safe shade.
  • Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick n Terre D'Amour. The most wonderful, light, moisturizing formula and the most perfect nude for my lips ever.
  • A sample of Geurlain My Insolence. Not too overwhelmed by this but then again I'm all about the Lush Honey Washed the Kids perfume.
  • A mirror. My mother gave me this and I carry it around in case of emergencies.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Loose Kohl in Noir. It's surma that's lead free and almost as black. I wish I could find a cheaper alternative but I love the long lasting, smudgey, dark look I get with this one. Sadly, there aren't too many loose kohls besides this on the market. I can't find the Sally Hansen one anywhere to save my life. However, I do adore the Guerlain version and use it day and night.
  • Lush Honey I Washed the Kids solid perfume. This is my signature fragrance and I will never be able to get enough of this.
  • My wallet. Pathetically light and unspectacular.
  • Ice Breakers Sours (berry flavour). I love the berry version but shied away from trying it because I associated all things Ice Breakers with that annoying commercial featuring Hillary and Haylie Duff. I love them, but that commercial was awful.


Ranjani said...

I've been waiting to see your stash for a while now!! I use the Guerelin lose kohl too, it is pretty fabulous:)
Thanks for the sweetest compliment that you posted on my blog:) It really made my day, I'm so glad that all your food turned out well! yaay:)

5:32 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi Anu,
I am always on the lookout for a good eyeliner that will stay put on my water line i.e the inner eye or the lower lash line.
Does the Gurelain Kohl powder stay put all day?..Would you recommend something else?(like the cairo liquid kohl?).
can you post a demo of how to use gurelain kohl powder so that us lesser mortals can learn how to use it :-)
Thank you

Anu(my name is Anu too)

7:55 AM
Nosh said...

I looove the guerlain loose kohl. It's expensive but I think it's worth it. It doesn't irritate my eyes like the desi kohl often does and I love that it's a little bit shimmery. As always, you have excellent taste Anu! :)

3:50 PM
anitakrishlee said...

Hi Anu, I like your bag. It's interesting to see what ppl carry in their handbags and I like bags that are big enough to carry everything I need :)

Would love a little review on the Guerelin kohl.

3:05 AM
Leeann said...

Kudos to your dad! That bag is adorable!

8:29 PM
Anonymous said...

where can i buy Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick n Terre D'Amour. is it dicontinued? cant find it online..

1:06 AM
Anu said...

hey anonymous: here's a link to the lipstick on beautyencounter. http://www.beautyencounter.com/3346470105690.html?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=na&utm_campaign=froogle&utm_content=3346470105690 if it's there, then I'm assuming it's discontinued. I'll verify this for you soon.

11:56 AM

Anonymous said...

hey anu..i love your blog..you are really georgeous.i have the same complexion as yours(not beautiful as u tho!!)..am staying in uk..can u pls suggest me a good foundation(with shade)under £10?
now i am using boots natural collection in walnut..but its very cheap and i want to change it..pls reply me.


10:47 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi Anu,
I looked on the website for the "Honey i washed the kids" solid perfume and could not find it. Is it called something else?

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