Beauty Buzz: Double Time

By |June 5th, 2014|Beauty Buzz|

woman-vanityI recently read a parody about the differences between men and women- one of which was the number of products stowed in our bathroom cabinets.  They quipped men used about six and women had probably amassed over two hundred (men could identify only twenty of those items).  While, I certainly don’t have that many because I run a tight ship in my medicine cabinet, there’s not much room for anyone else’s shaving cream.  Last week was all about beauty products that work their magic overnight, but how about saving room when packing for weekends away?  The only thing more terrifying to a man than opening his own medicine cabinet to find the tampons you’ve stashed there is seeing you show up with two bags- one for your clothing and another for the sole purpose of your beauty regime.  Rememer, we woke up like this.  Save time, money, and space (and your boyfriend’s sanity) by employing products that are multipurpose.  Whether it be using conditioner as shaving cream or Aquaphor as both lip and eyelash treatments or the cult classic, NARS multiple for cheeks, lids, and lips, these products are working double (and sometimes triple) time.

multipurpose beauty1. Aquaphor Healing Ointment, 2. Lorac Double Feature Concealer and Highlighter, 3.  Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Strengthening Conditioner, 4.  Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, 5. Rosebud Salve in a Tube, 6. Benefit Cosmetics Fine-One-One, 7. Earth Tu Face Skin Face,  8. Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil, 9. NARS The Multiple, 10. Napoleon Perdis Enhancer




Why Did You Wear That: In the Bag

By |April 8th, 2009|Why Did You Wear That?|


When my boyfriend and I first started dating, he was bewildered by the contents of my handbag.  I had everything from lipgloss to 3-D glasses to a toothbrush to a Michelangelo Ninja Turtle action figure.  I was like a boyscout, ready for anything.  My bag weighed about a ton, but I had everything I needed.

Every girl should have a few certain essentials in her bag (Okay, maybe you don’t need the 3-D glasses, but they did come in handy one Saturday morning while watching I Love the 80’s). Here’s a list of some items that should be stashed in your bag:

  • Mini hairbrush/comb (I have a comb because I like to back comb my hair)
  • Nail polish remover. Better to have plain nails than chipped nails.
  • Travel toothbrush and mini toothpaste. No one likes dragon breath.
  • Clear nail polish. Double duty- for those nails of yours and also for snags in stockings.
  • Mini bottle of lotion. No one likes dragon skin either. *Bonus- Multi-purpose oil.
  • Double sided tape. Trust me.
  • Spare bobby pins and rubber bands. Any bad hair day can be saved with the proper equipment.
  • Lip gloss. Rosebud Salve. Can be used on lips, cuticles, and cheeks for shimmer.
  • And for really seriously bad  hair days, a mini flat iron.


Of course having a bag that can house all of your emergency goodies is half the battle.  The best (most functional) bag I have ever owned is my Elezar Morgan Bag.  It has plenty of pockets and nooks and crannies to store everything. It is also large enough to carry a laptop in! (Oh, and it’s really freaking cute).

These items are small so they shouldn’t make your bag too heavy. Remember to clean out your bag every once in a while to get rid of any unnecessary junk you’ve accumulated.  And hey, a heavy bag is like an extra workout. Just switch shoulders from time to time in order to avoid getting a wonky gangsta lean.