What’s in My Bag…and ConnorClaire.com Clue #4!

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whats in my bag

Things I’m currently carrying in my bag, and another ConnorClaire.com clue

Because I’m a voyeur like that and love to see what’s in OPP (Other People’s Purses), here’s what’s currently in my main bag, and here’s also the next connorclaire.com clue…

Of course my trusty Kate Spade Grand Street Layton Wristlet is in there.


Of course.

Because I could stuff the whole Internet into it, and there would STILL be room for Tabs’ business cards.

kate spade wristlet

And I never leave home without my iPhone and a pair of sunnies (these are LE from Quay Australia that were made for Too Faced).

sunglasses iphone case

As for beauty goodies…

(Can’t forget the beauty goodies.)

I’m rollin’ with an Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon Rollerball, two tubes of lipstick (the NARS Audacious Lipsticks in Apoline and Stefania), a tube of MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Golden and an LE face brush from Guerlain.

scents lipsticks

And for when my hair gets unruly (as it so often does), I also carry a claw clip and a hair band.

hair claw

It’s always a good idea to also have cleanup accoutrements to handle unexpected food/snot/slobbering situations, so I also have a burp cloth (this one from Aden by Aden and Anais), some Wet Ones Wipes, Shout Wipes and a small bottle of hand sanitizer.

wet ones wipes

My trusty Sony point-and-shoot camera (the first-gen RX100) also comes with me most of the time, because it’s smaller than a DSLR but much better than my iPhone.

I’ve had this one since roughly the dawn of time, and it’s all scratched up and stained, but it still works perfectly. That thing is built like a tank!

sony point and shoot

And that’s what I’ve got going on. How about you? What’s in your main bag right meow?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. A says:

    It’s starting to look like connorclaire.com is going to be receiving many of my funds πŸ™‚

  2. Agata says:

    That phone case!!!! With lipsticks! I love the new Nirvana Bourbon, I’m trying to decide if I should get a bottle or not…

    I still use my Kate Spade wallet that I won in one of your Christmas giveaways a few years ago (I think it was collab with Nordstrom?), it holds so well!!
    Agata recently posted … Are Beauty Subscriptions Boxes Worth The Money??

    • Karen says:

      Aww, I’m so glad you use it! πŸ™‚

      Have you smelled the Nirvana Rose scent yet? What do you think?

      • Agata says:

        I was really excited about the rose scent but I actually didn’t like it nearly as much as the Bourbon or the original Black. I’m debating between The Bourbon or Giorgio Armani Si. They both smell amazing!! What did you think of the Nirvana Rose?
        Agata recently posted … Are Beauty Subscriptions Boxes Worth The Money??

        • Karen says:

          I liked it after the top note dissipated, LOL! I dunno, there’s something sharp about it, almost metallic at first? It might be just my body chemistry. I’m going to wear it again to see if that changes, because sometimes it takes me a few times before I realize that I like a scent, ya know?

  3. Chelsea says:

    Aaahhh, shut up and take my money!

    My bag right now… A hairbrush, a few lip products, checkbook, pens, and my small pile of cards, IDs, etc.

    • Karen says:

      Wait, no lint brush for the pet hair fur? LOL I usually have a mini one with me, but I took it out and forgot to put it back.

      BTW, I’ve been enjoying your pics of kitties on the stairs. πŸ™‚

  4. Rachel R. says:

    Lipsticks and kitties with palettes…I’m digging what I’m seeing.

    What’s currently in my bag: My wallet, my makeup bag, my glasses case, waterless hand cleaner, a small hairbrush, a pink wind-up LED flashlight my hubby made me, a notebook, a couple pens, lip balm, allergy eye drops, ibuprofen, asthma inhalers, dental floss, my keys, and my phone.

  5. Melissa Valdez says:

    I love my Kate Spade wallet! Love the phone case and the purse!

  6. Janet Shepherd says:

    Oh boy, I’m one of those ladies with huge bags, with everything in it – I always say I could probably survive in the jungle with my trusty bag by my side lol.

    But I’ve got my wallet, sunglasses (known as sunnies here in Australia), diary & pen, mini pack of tissues, wet wipes, hair elastics, Bobby pins & a comb, a Clinique chubby stick lip balm, a red lippie, a nude lippie, I also have a little purse with emergency supplies – painkillers, hayfever meds, band aids etc. I also have a set of earbuds, my car keys & my house keys. Phew!

  7. kwmechelle says:

    Might as well add a Kate Spade wristlet to the birthday list since a Kate Spade purse is already on there. I also roll with Elizabeth & James Nirvana White fragrance. Get it? Roll? I couldn’t resist. That is a cute ccl tote. Especially love that it’ll be easy to disguise stains since its black. I am a crazy puppy lady. Is that even a thing? I’ve decided that it is. And one day, soon, I’m getting a forever puppy! Either a Yorkie or a Bijon. But it must be able to fit in my purse, which will be the size of that CCL tote you featured yesterday πŸ™‚

  8. kwmechelle says:

    Don’t know how I overlooked the phone case. It’s adorbs. Just purchased my second Mophie juice pack for my cell & it was on sale at Best Buy. And of course I got it in hot pink. I think Mophie should consult with you on graphic designs for their cases so us makeup fiends can have more options. Not like fuschia/hot pink is a bad option. Just saying….

  9. Lulle says:

    I love that Tabs was able to photobomb your flatlay with a lone kitty hair! I always tell people who visit my home that if they touch Ernesto, especially nowadays as he’s shedding, they will find cat hair in the most unexpected placed until the end of time. Up their nose, on their black shirt 5 days later, under a key on their laptop….
    Lulle recently posted … Unboxing: Sephora Play! August 2016

  10. Efrain says:

    You make me look like I always keep everything and the kitchen sink, I’d consider my everyday bag my backpack and apart from books and pens I have: tissues, toilet paper, wipes, hand sanitizer, Swiss knife, keys, a little bag which works as a wallet, my phone, six different lip products, condoms and a beauty bag which depending of what I wear or I’m going to wear has from only powder and blush to all for a “full face”. And I almost forgot my three different sunscreens.

  11. Chris25 says:

    In my bag: 10 lipsticks (no lie), my phone, keys, office keys, a book (“Suffer the Children” by Peter Tremayne), my white polka dot wallet, Clinique pressed powder, an elf powder brush and pens.
    Chris25 recently posted … Amrita Singh Jewelry Haul V

  12. Roda Aggabao says:

    Ooohhhh I get it now…only took a few clues…haha…I’m quite oblivious at times! Come on ConnorClaire.com can’t wait!!

  13. zVintageFashionizta says:

    It would be easier for me to tell you what’s not in my bag but if you insist on knowing what’s in my very large bag, I’ll tell you:
    tissue pack, a snack (or 2), gum and/or breath mints, cigarettes, lighters, a couple of pens, small Notepad, a small makeup bag (which holds a lipstick, lipliner, lip gloss and lip moisturizer), a larger makeup bag with necessities (butterfly hair clip, hair bands, bobby pins, travel size MAC Fix+, sunblock, hand lotion) an even larger cosmetic bag (w/medications, eye drops, bandaids, nail clipper, nail file, feminine products, handwipes, lens cleaning
    wipes, dental floss, travel toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.) and of course my reading glasses, sunglasses, small flashlight, my phone with backup battery, wallet & my keys on my beloved Betsey Johnson change purse keychain.
    FYI: during the cold weather months I also carry a backup pair of gloves and socks.

  14. Petra says:

    Oh goodness – I have everything and the the kitchen sink in my enormous purse. I have a hair brush, a first aid kit, wallet, at least 5 lipsticks and minimum of 3 lip liners (could be more lurking in corners – and possibly a few lip glosses too), pressed powder, my inhaler (one real perk of this pregnancy has been pretty much zero allergies!), one or two power bars, a battery pack (or 2), at least one set of ear phones (prob more like 3), a scarf, bkr bottle, 2 sets of luggage padlocks, a book (a Swedish crime novel), my supplements (iron, prenatal vitamins and magnesium), my pelvic-support belt and on top is my maternity hoodie (is a bit cold in the mornings here in Stockholm)

    It could possibly be more in the mayhem that is my bag because it is pretty much a black hole or maybe a magicians hat is a better likeness because you never quite know what you will pull out of it ^^

    But! I am prepared for pretty much anything πŸ˜‰

  15. jonirae says:

    I JUST bought Nirvana Bourbon a few hours ago! completely on a whim, too. I had finally decided to buy the Black version, (it took a little while to grow on me, but I flew through two samples, so the time was now!) but of course I had to get a whiff of the new ones! Rose was… interesting, I suppose. I’m not a fan of whatever the top note is; it makes my nose crinkle. After it dies down a bit I like it a lot more, and I’ve heard it’s fabulous mixed with the Bourbon, though!
    as for my whim, I ended up getting one ounce bottles of Black and Bourbon, because the latter was just too intoxicating (no pun intended, I swear!) to pass up! 😊

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jonirae,

      The same thing happened with me and the Rose version. I wasn’t sure if was my body chemistry, but it’s sharp, and almost metallic.

      Have you ever tried the Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo? It’s AMAZING.

  16. anusha says:

    That lipstick case & kate spade wristlet are so cute..

  17. anusha says:

    And omg u pack so light karen..
    My bag has a ton of makeup..
    guerlain rouge g grenat ,dior addict extreme lucky lipstick ,tom ford lips n boys giacomo, mac verve,clinique chubby stick grandest grape, revlon stick sultry-almost all lip colors covered!
    Bobbi brown foundation stick, mac prep and prime peachlustre

    Tom ford spice and ud riff eyeshadows from my lovely friend pavithra..
    Mac studio fix powder, jouer lip conditioner, burberry tiny powder brush,hand sanitizer, money purse,hair clip, comb,some biscuits & earphones!! Too many..

  18. anusha says:

    Ooh ..i forgot mac teddy eye kohl, maybelline teal kajal,maybelline mascara, lancome purse perfume spray, nivea creme..
    Is connorclaire a website for personalized printed accessories? ?

  19. Kim says:

    You know, your purse is much more streamlined than I would have imagined. Not that I think you’re a hoarder by any means – I guess I just figured you’d have a big bag of makeup essentials in there, too. πŸ™‚ Mine has my wallet and checkbook, sunglasses (Ray Ban Aviators), a rollerball (Pacifica Gardenia, currently),pens, notebooks and a ziploc filled with glosses, lipsticks, lotion and cuticle oil, floss, hair tie, febreeze, etc).

    PS Happy Friday!

  20. Lupe says:

    I love those sunglasses! I usually just carry my wallet, keys, hand sanitizer, QUAY TYSM sunglasses, Hourglass lip gloss in “Child.”, hair ties, bobby pins, FRESH lip balm, and a mini CLEAN Reserve Cotton perfume.
    Lupe recently posted … Allure August 2016 Beauty Box

  21. Tatiana says:

    I NEED that phone case!! I think I need to start thinking of the song and dance I’m going to have to do for Dear Husband once ConnorClaire.com goes live. “Other than the phone case (because you know the one I have is years old and falling apart) I don’t really need this. But I really WANT it and I will use it and it will make me happy. You do want me to be happy, don’t you?” Insert a little dance with sashaying hips and batting eyelashes and coy smile.

    • Karen says:

      The phone case may or may not have a matching mug! πŸ™ˆ

      • Tatiana says:

        If it’s a generous sized mug (I like a lot of coffee or tea at one time), I may or may not have to get one. Depends on whether or not I can order it quickly enough, without Dear Husband knowing about it until it arrives.

  22. tamar says:

    Where did you get the kitty tote? Seems their website isn’t up yet!

  23. Erin says:

    I’ve been going sans bag, just my wallet!
    Erin recently posted … Play! By Sephora August 2016

  24. Sakura says:

    Luv the kitty tote! Inspired from your blog no less!

    My bag (on a work day):

    wallet, 250 ml bkr water bottle, mirror, Nivea moisture lip care, Revlon colorburst in candy apple, Lancome shinelover in 120, hand sanitizer, BBW Cherry Blossom spray(goes with my nickname), purse spray Atelier Pomelo Paradis, keys, cell phone, mp3 player (yeah old school), 3 mini half used hand lotions (one is gold bond, the others are the random hotel kind)

    Have a happy weekend!

  25. Rachel says:

    I got bourbon after trying a sample of it and rose. I thought I would like rose more because I prefer floral scents but I fell so hard for bourbon. I’m really picky about my scents but this one I could wear all day everyday. I also got YSL black opium which I didn’t think I’d like either but really enjoyed as well.

  26. hanna says:

    The wristlet is so cute!
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