Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TAG! I'm it!

Heya Nesters! Yesterday, my girl Liz at Bon Temps Beignet tagged me! Tag! I'm it! She excavated her purse and showed us the goodies that she can't leave the house without! I thought this would be a fun little exercise and since I was tagged, it's my turn!

This is my Nine West bag that was a birthday pressie from the Mama Dukes.  I spec'd it out and went with her to pick it out.  Then had to wait a grueling 2 months before I actually had it in my hot, one-year-older hands.

 It is a massive size downgrade from my previous bags so I'm still getting used to it... and over stuffing it.  So more often than not, it can't fold over and looks a smidge more like this...

 So first things first, I have the "exit check" and it goes something like this:

 Cell phone.... Keys....

 Giant honkin' wallet.  Those are super obvious, so lets lets get to the nitty gritty.

I keep my make up close at hand because you never know who you're going to run into and you better believe I like to put my best face forward.  I keep my must-haves in this little bag that travels with me everywhere, and I keep a much larger one in my white bookcase for special occasions.

I have a little more than just these goodies in the pouch but these are my loves.  If I need a quick face, these are what I use.  I'm a big fan of Benefit and Stila brands. But I cannot live without my travel size High Beam especially. I put it on my cheek bones, nose and chin and it makes me feel like Charlese Theron glowing on the red carpet. 

Blue eyes like Ms. Theron's aren't the only eyes that need protection!  I'm almost blind in one of my very brown eyes. Crummy, right? I've been this way since I was born, so I don't know any better.  It's no biggie.  The way we found out?  ...Oh yeah that would be a 4 year old Gina saying "Mom, am I supposed to be able to see out of both eyes??" *Cue car speeding to eye doctor and coming home with GIANT purple glasses and an eye patch. Oy vey.*

Thanks to my issue, I wear glasses often. My other eye makes up for the one so, I don't have to wear them all the time.  I could wear contacts but no matter how thick my glasses get, they don't completely correct my vision. So, god forbid anything happen to my good eye, I'm screwed.  So I try to protect them as much as possible with glasses and sun glasses.  So that's why these are always with me.

I also tote around my moleskin.  I take notes for ideas, make lists of things to do, or dimensions I need to take to Home Depot!  Simple and practical.

Since I couldn't take a picture of my Lumix with my Lumix, you'll have to trust me. I have it with me all the time.  Never know when you'll have a great photo opp with your Valentine, right?

Being the accident and spill-prone girl I am, I stash some Shout Wipes in my bag with some tissues and advil.  Like Liz, I often carry my measuring tape, but it's been relegated to my "upholstery class bag."  Gotta be prepared! And that's about it for me, Nesters! It would have been a much more ridiculous excavation a couple months back before I got this mini bag! I used to cart around multiple pairs of shoes, extra sweaters and pretty much anything else you can think of!

Thanks again to Liz at Bon Temps Beignet! Now I'm going to pass on the fun to some other lovely blog ladies!

Dana @ Mid2 Mod
Ashly @ Moonwalk

Have a wonderful Wednesday Nesters!


  1. Love that Nine West bag! It's gorgeous!
    What a wonderful post!
    Have a wonderful day! xxx

  2. Thanks for the tag! I revealed the contents of my purse a few months ago, but that was summer time and a smaller purse, so it will be fun to share the contents again :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  3. Thanks Gina! My bag is stuffed just like yours so don't feel too bad! Haha. Can't wait till you see what's in my bag :o)

  4. What fun! I carry HUGE Michael Kors bags (black for winter and vanilla with brown trim for summer). They're big enough to hold a large laptop and still have room for all my other items. "Essential stuff" includes: Keys, cell phone, Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick, Chanel powder, a huge day planner that contains checkbook and has slots for credit cards and driver's license, business cards, Advil. I also usually have a spare Diet Coke with me, and it's not unusual to find one of the grandsons' pacifiers. :)

  5. HA! Dana that's too funny that you carry a spare coke around! I love it! Glad you gals had fun like me!

  6. Thanks for the tag! I already snapped some shots of my purse contents and will post about it tomorrow. I think I also suffer from the "cramming too much stuff in" problem - sometimes I toss in hardcover books, my hefty day-timer (yep - still use paper & pen) and other weighty stuff on top of the regular occupants!


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