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We huddle in the break room, passing favorite glosses and comparing polish colors. Conversation weaves between a great read and a hot new spot for shopping, or dinner. Within five minutes we’ve shared everything from make-up tips, to dreams and fears. It’s the way girls communicate. Sharing. It’s just what we do.

So today, I’m sharing with you some of my faves… the staples I like to keep close.

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The Bag: 
B Makowsky – I loved it from the first time I saw it, and had to walk past a couple of times to introduce myself before I picked it up and stroked the soft leather. It’s been my carry-all, my go-to purse for the last year and a half, and it still gets used just about daily.  

The Other Bag:  
My little make-up bag is a $3 win from the point of purchase bin at H&M… a beautiful steal in my book.

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The Make-up Faves:
NARS The Multiple in Copacabana: A sweet highlighter that is any make-up artists dream, or at least I’m assuming.  A swipe of this gives a dewey glow and sparkling complection.
TOO FACED Lash Injection Mascara: I’ve tried them all (almost) and this one wins.
Laura Mercier Concealer: Perfection in a little pot.
Josie Maran Argon Oil: For stressed tresses… yes I have that sometimes.
Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter: I’m a mom, and am constantly washing my hands… this saves them. I keep a travel size of it in my bag that I scored from a San Francisco hotel. 
Lush Whip Stick: Because it smells like chocolate. ‘Nuff said.

The Scents: 
LUSH Vanillary Solid smells delish and I never have to worry about spillage & the Hannae Mori roll-on is a little stronger for times I want to up the ampage.

The Glass: 
A cheap pair of sunglasses from Kohls, because I lose them if they cost more than $15.

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The Hardware: 
I always want to keep reading material with me, and now I definitely always do with my Kindle Fire… a Christmas present from the love of my life, Chris.

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The Wallet: 
Another great gift from the hubs, and it keeps everything I really need.

The Phone: 
I’d be lost without it, literally. Because I travel so much, I think I’m constantly on my GPS or Yelp, or some other app to help me find great lunch or the best coffee shop, or just to help me get back to my hotel. Also, I’m a super huge fan of instagram, and am always wanting to capture special moments… or Skype with my family… or update Facebook… or listen to Pandora… or…. the list could go on and on, so I’ll stop there.

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The Camera: 
My Canon 5D Mark II, or in other words, an extension of my arm… usually. I seem to go through phases where I’m always snapping, and then phases where I take a break from it, but usually, my camera is my sidekick. I keep a 50mm lens attached and wrapped in this scarf tucked safely away in my bag.

What you don’t see here is the diaper and wipes that I usually have stocked and a random toy, because I took these photos while out of town, without the kids, and just so happened to clear their stuff out of it before the trip.

So tell me, what’s in your bag? Do you have a few favorite things you’d like to share with the rest of us?!