Recently added to the rapidly growing list of ways I’m turning into my mother (a list that also includes hits like “#25: Washing bars of soap so they look nice and clean in the soap dish” and “#18: Writing lists for everything”) — “#37: Putting bags within bags.”
My mother is notorious for doing this.
At any given moment, there are at least five or six smaller bags inside her purse, each dedicated to storing something different, like medication, snacks, office supplies, first aid, gadgets…
And wouldn’t ya know it? Slowly but surely, I’m going that route.
Never mind that the roomy Poverty Flats Perforated Satchel I’ve been toting around already has three deep pockets on the sides (what is it with me and deep pockets lately??), I’m also putting other bags inside it…
…like the new $34 MAC Temperature Rising Makeup Bag, which has been holding some of my beauty booty essentials.
This slim zippered bag looks deceptively small, but it actually fits a ton of stuff.
Things I need quick access to go in the front pocket — iPhone, tubes of gloss, stuff like that.
And I put everything else, like the products I use for touchups, in the main pocket.
Overall, the bag’s surprisingly roomy. It’ll fit an iPhone, two tubes of gloss, a lipstick, blush, bronzer, an eye shadow palette, two shadow sticks and an eyebrow pencil.
It also seems pretty sturdy, and it’s a good shape, too, slipping right into most of the purses in my collection.
The only thing I’m not overjoyed about is the material, a shiny polyurethane. Sure, it’s durable, and the metallic bronze color flashes black as it moves in the light, which is kind of cool, but if I happen to touch it after applying lotion or another cream product, it’s fingerprint city to the max.
Not a huge deal for me, since it’s easy to wipe clean, but it might be something to think about.
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More stuff from the farmers’ market!
Along with that purple cauliflower, I also grabbed some cilantro and basil.
The basil, I already know what I’m gonna do with. Pasta and pesto, done. But the cilantro, I’m not sure about yet…
I’d planned to use it in a salad and maybe a rice dish, but I don’t know. What else?
Got any ideas?
Seems like cilantro is one of those controversial herbs that people either love or hate. I love it, most of the time.
I hope you had a good day today. Tomorrow’s Friday, babe! The weekend’s almost here.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,