What’s In My Purse

Nicole Hoffman December 31, 2013 6
What’s In My Purse

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Calling my purse a purse is kind of funny. It normally resembles more of a black hole with the myriad pouches/snacks and lip balms occupying it’s depths. Recently though, I purchased an awesome tote from one of my favorite handbag brands, Deux Lux. Despite my penchant for endlessly searching through previous big bags, I vowed to make this one different. Since I know you care more about what’s actually in my bag than my (attempted) organization methods, here it goes!

In the belly of the newly cleansed beast lies:

  • My wallet (also Deux Lux)
  • My glasses case (boring, but much needed)
  • Pencil shaped cosmetic pouch (slim enough to slip into tinier bags)
  • Earbuds
  • Change purse (which holds something more valuable than change- my Metrocard)
  • Lotion

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My makeup bag includes:

I got the last 3 items in past Vegan Cuts Beaty Boxes. I’m obsessed with Vegan Cuts for making my life so easy. I’m not a big makeup person as you might be able to tell (I’m all about the simple lips) but I love being surprised with bath and beauty products every month. I know you can’t buy happiness, but surprises that include girly things come pretty close!

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Last but not least on this purse tour is the sparkled pouch holding my equally golden earbuds and beaded pouch stashing my metrocard and IDs. And a mini Raw Revolution snuck into my purse too, but I have no complaints about that. The only thing missing is my usual stock of water bottles because I like to stay hydrated.
On a side note, I once read that how a woman treats her bag is how she treats a man. Keep that in mind, ladies!

So at this point you’re either thinking “This girl needs to cool it with the sparkles” or “Wow, awesome stuff!” To both I say why thank you, and ask- what’s in your bag?


  1. screwdestiny December 31, 2013 at 11:11 am -

    How could one treat their bag anything like a man? That’s the silliest thing I’ve heard in a long time.

    I’ve never carried a purse because I just don’t carry much with me. I have a wallet that I call my purse because it’s a wallet with space on the front for my cell phone. And it has a strap that goes around my wrist. Other than that I usually just carry whatever lip balm/gloss I’m wearing that day in my pocket, and if I don’t have pockets then my boyfriend carries it for me. Pretty simple.

  2. Annie December 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm -

    Lipglosserie – Champagne Sugar body cream
    Hurraw – Almond lip balm
    Pacifica – Coconut lip butter in lava
    Arbonne – SPF 30 lip saver sunscreen
    A bag of almonds :)

  3. Bonnie January 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm -

    I carry a lot more makeup than this. I work out at lunchtime, so I replenish my primer, moisturizer and foundation. I also keep makeup wipes and three different lipsticks. I love purses and have many cruelty-free purses – I used to buy them online but now most shops carry a collection of faux leather. My most recent is an Olivia & Joy from Macey’s that is divine as well as compassionate. Hurrah for big totes!

  4. Kellyanne January 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm -

    * LAVISHY Cat vegan leather small messenger bag and wallet (foranima.com)

    * Blue Q Lunch Money and Ice Cream Money coin purses (Whole Foods)

    * Crazy Rumors red velvet lip balm (crazyrumors.com)

    * Coin pouch with pictures of my cats on both sides (gift from my sister using Shutterfly)

    * Natural Life wristlet mini-wallet (gift from a friend)

  5. Jennifer January 8, 2014 at 4:27 am -

    =) I have so many products from TANF (the all natural face) Im so in love with their stuff. I also need to try the lippies you have they look great and worth trying

  6. Nicole Hoffman January 10, 2014 at 10:49 pm -

    Love all your comments girls! To the first commenter, to clarify: it’s an expression that means if you treat your bag well you will treat your man well, ie not throwing it on the floor and keeping it clean :)

    Annie: I LOVE Hurraw lip balms, they’re the bomb.

    Bonnie: I hear ya on the big tote thing. I like Olivia & Joy bags too- they’re very stylish!

    Kellyanne: Your bag sound super awesome and very puurrty :p

    Jennifer: Yeah the TANF cream is ah-mazing on my cheeks. And deff try out elf’s lipsticks, they’re all under $5 :D

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