Monday, November 12, 2007

Guilty As Charged: Excessive Use of Lipgloss




Fun tag from Alyson. Here are the contents of my bag. Some of which require explanation:



  • I have a strange habit of always placing/carrying a smaller purse inside of a larger purse. Reasons for doing so include: 1) smaller purse is packed with the essentials for a night out so I can ditch the larger one if needed, 2) allows for maximum organizable capacity inside the larger purse, 3) I'm loco in the coco.



  • I always carry a make-up bag inside the larger purse as well. Reasons for doing so include: 1) maximum organizable capacity, 2) no makeup stains inside larger purse (a harsh lesson learned from past experience), 3) I'm shallow, vain, and lalalove makeup, plus the occasional touch-up.



  • 3 pair of sunglasses. Which pair I choose to wear totally depends on what I'm wearing. One brown, one black, one for a good time. A lady can never be too prepared.



  • Copious/borderline ridiculous amounts of lipgloss. If you count correctly, you will find 9 tubes of lipgloss, 1 tube of lipstick, 1 chapstick, a cute green compact containing 4 additional lipglosses and a lipstick brush, and a blue pouch containing lipstick brushes and additional gloss. I didn't even realize the sheer volume of it all until I dumped out my bag for this photo. I have absolutely no explanation for it other than it is a natural progression from bullet point above: It all depends on what I'm wearing and preparedness. I'm a little embarassed. But not really.



  • Missing items: point and shoot camera (duh...I had to take this picture somehow), cellie (it never leaves my person), candy (peanut m&ms, hot tamales, cinnamin discs, junior mints, and skittles).



  • Oh yea, and those 2 little black blobs on the far right have saved my life on more than one occassion. They're back of shoe gel inserts. I keep them on hand in my purse at all times. During a long day of walking, these can turn me into an Energizer bunny. I slip these in and keep going, and going, and going, and going...

Join in if you'd like!

13 comments:

angie said...

i am smiling just thinking about all your lip treatments - you must have the happiest lips alive!

marta said...

this is so cute and oh so you. i loved seeing what is in your bag! i grabbed up a Viva Glam lip palette this weekend and knew that you'd be getting one (or have already gotten one) too. can't even feel guilty since the proceeds go to charity! lip gloss is a necessity. keep hoarding them in. i'd love a laundry list of your favorite products. we could all learn a tip from you!

ali said...

This KILLS me. And I thought I carried a lot of bags with me.

Now I know why I'm always asking to borrow your stuff instead of using my own. You have better lip glosses, better chapstick, better sunglasses, better treats (skittles remind me of you), and better designer purse selection. It's a no brainer.

Jen said...

I'm rolling right now! I want you to go shopping with me sometime!

love.boxes said...

I loved this post. How fun. I think I will join in tomorrow. I love to see how people organize their stuff. I don't have any cool sunglasses (and I really want some because sooo glamorous) , but I don't know how to choose some for my face.

alyson. said...

I love it. I'm a lip gloss addict too. except, I've got two tubes of the exact same kind of chapstick in my purse, along with 3 other lip glosses. you never know, right?

tiffany said...

Your bag is like those cute Russian dolls: BAG, Bag, bag, LIP GLOSS, Lip Gloss, lip gloss (lip gloss, lip gloss, l.g., l.g.....)

What a fun peek!

P.S. I need me a couple of those little black blobs.

Kami said...

I love how uber prepared you are. If you ever get stranded somewhere, your lips will still be shining. Fun to see you today! "Shut Up...Stomp, stomp" - that can be your new catch phrase, although it will be a close second to Lalalalove it. You are the cutest.

laura said...

I love that we have this in common...organization! I love the small purse inside of the big purse. I forgot you did that! classic!

nicole hill said...

this is so so so so funny... thanks for sharing.

... and let's be friends.

celeste said...

What a great idea those black blobs are. I need to add those to my purse.

caroline said...

that was fun.
i totally do the same thing with the little purse inside the big purse. i carry that at all times too.
fun post. i need to do this sometime.

sunny said...

thanks for posting this! I too have a smaller bag inside my [medium sized] bag and a makeup bag and one "pink lemonade" lipsmacker and a lipstick.

I'm impressed by your array of lip glosses and lipstick and by the gel inserts for your shoes. Great ideas!

and ooooh..snacks. I should carry something with me.