On The Go: Top 4 Beauty Items I Keep in my Bag

When you’re a busy girl, you just need things in your bag for those “just in case” situations! There are times when you’re in a rush or a situation occurs, and all of a sudden you remember that you kept that top coat in your purse for when your polish messes up or that you kept that lipstick in your bag for that unplanned night on the town. Either way, it’s really important to have your go-to items on you just in case the unexpected occurs.

For me, there are a lot of items I keep in my little travel bag, and take everywhere with me: work, out to dinner, etc, but I’m just going to focus on my four current items that have been essential for me as of late.


  1. Mascara – Literally, even if I don’t wear makeup for the entire day, just a pop of mascara adds so much. I usually carry around whichever one I grab first, but as of late I’ve been bringing my Maybelline New York Colossal Big Shot mascara. It adds just the touch I need for those surprise staff meetings or after work happy hours. I usually do around 2-3 coats, depending on the type of volume I’m looking for, but definitely knock it up a few notches if you’re looking for more!
  2. Liquid Illuminator – This item is so perfect for a “no makeup” look. It’s basically liquid highlighter that just gives you a natural glow throughout the day. The one that I carry around with me is the NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the color Gleam. If I’m really planning not to wear makeup and let my skin breathe a little bit, I just dab some of this on my beauty blender and place it on the highest points of my face (i.e. cheek bones, forehead, nose). If you guys know of another liquid illuminator that you really enjoy, comment below!
  3. Top Coat – I’m usually not the type of person that carries around top coat, but the older I get the more important I found it is to have these things with you for emergency reasons. Your boss might pull you into a huge meeting for your career, and as shallow as we’d like to assume people aren’t, they can be at times. Which is why you don’t really want to be seen with chipped nail polish. Keeping yourself nice and neat is very important, especially when things can pop up and catch you off-guard. Just for those reasons, I carry my Ciaté top coat with me! It dries pretty fast so I never have to worry about messing it up if I’m in a rush.
  4. Lipstick – Oh, we all have that color that we just run to every time. Mine is always a nude or a clear lip, just because it’s the easiest and I already know it fits me well. I keep my YSL lipstick in Rouge Volupte with me at all times. Sometimes you just need a pop of color to spice things up. You might end up meeting with some friends after work one day, and the last thing you want is to be out on the town with bare lips. Choose your favorite lipstick, and just have it with you for those surprise nights on the town.


What are some of you guys favorite go-to products? Comment below! Also, if you want to purchase any of the items mentioned, check them out below!


Hope you guys have an amazing week! xo

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