There’s nothing more annoying, especially when you’re in a rush, than to have to change your tote bag before running out the door—frantically chucking your daily necessities from one to the other, just so that you feel good about your bag either matching your outfit, mood or the day’s schlepping demands. I get so excited when I find the best tote bag that can go anywhere and carry practically anything I’ll need—whether that means going to work (I often lug my computer around town) or running about with my kids (diapers, wipes, Cheerios, etc.). The (aptly named) Vince Camuto Perf Tote, $248, fits the bill. The perforated detail is classic, and the inside is big and roomy, measuring 18″W X 14″H X 6″D. It can definitely do a lot of lugging around, all while making you look and feel more glamorous than the Sherpa that you really are.
As for the beauty essentials I can’t live without will running around town? Here they are:
1. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 30, $50.
It’s important to reapply sunscreen during the day, but the last thing I want to do is slather sunscreen on top of my makeup. A great dermatologist told me to use a mineral powder instead. Genius! This one nixes shine and offers natural, broad-spectrum sun protection.
2. Sonia Kashuk Kiss on the Cheek Lip and Cheek Palette, $15.
I love the gel-like formula of these four juicy, sheer brights, formulated for both lips and cheeks. They give your skin a sheer, dewy glow and the color doesn’t wear off as fast as regular gloss. Plus, the mirror in the compact is enormous, so it’s the only one I need all day.
3. Yes To…Cucumbers On-The-Go Cleansing Facial Towelletes, $3 for 10.
These hypoallergenic wipes, which contain soothing cucumber, green tea and aloe, are great for freshening up during a crazy hot day. Plus, they’re gentle enough to use on my kids’ delicate skin too.
4. Nivea A Kiss Of Natural Volume Glossy Lip Care SPF 15, $4 (available in drugstores).
This lip moisturizer instantly hydrates lips, giving them a naturally plump look while the sheer rosy tint enhances your natural lip color. Plus, it has sun protection.
5. Cricket Ultra Smoothing Dressing Comb, $6.
This comb is a very clever product. The resin is infused with argan and olive oils and keratin protein, so each stroke not only detangles, but it also helps tame frizzies and boost shine. When I’ve taken the time to do a blowout, a few quick strokes with this comb throughout the day keeps my hair shiny and straight.
Note: I am compensated to participate in Nivea’s Digital Influencer Network, but I wouldn’t have joined if I didn’t believe in their products. All reviews will be my honest opinion. I’ll only blog about stuff I love—paid or unpaid!