For the past couple of months, I’ve been on this kick of trying new ways to challenge myself. For the majority of the time, I’ve just been challenging my eating habits and shopping habits. However, after I posted about small everyday bags, I knew I wanted to try it the small everyday bag life. Although it was a challenge to downsize from large tote to tiny crossbody, I figured it out. In the process, it allowed me to really assess what were my everyday needs. Therefore, I was able to narrow down my list of small bag essentials for everyday.
Receipts and empty gum and straw wrappers mostly filled up my everyday tote bag. After realizing that I pretty much carry a well-made leather trash bag everyday, I sorted out my basic everyday essentials. Keep reading to see my basic basics.
First up, my wallet. To cut back on space and clutter in my life, I found a wallet that I could attach to my keys. The decision to streamline my former wallet to a coin purse wallet has been a real game changer in my life. However, that might be changing soon, because this one has started to rip on the sides. *Insert sad face* However, I’ve been looking into finding a slim traditional size wallet.
During this process, I was not only called to minimize the must-haves from my tote, but also my makeup bag. Luckily, I’m not one of this people that constantly touch up my makeup throughout the day. The only thing I do touch up, occasionally, is my lips with moisturizer. I have fuller lips that need constant hydration throughout the day. So, I keep a tube of Carmex with me and hydrating colored lip balm. Currently, I’m using my Clinique Chubby Stick in Woppin Watermelon, because it gives me just slightest hint of pink on my lips.
I’m addicted to roller ball perfumes, because they are easy to slide into any bag or pocket. I keep a roller ball for those moments when I rush out the door and forget to put on a perfume. Also, they come in handy if you need to reapply after the gym or to meet up with friends after work. Currently, my go-to is my Lancome La Vie Est Belle rollerball. The scent is very feminine and soft, which is makes it great for spring.
The last thing I keep in my small everyday bag is my pill container for my daily supplements and vitamins. I’m on mission to have big, obnoxious curls this summer and to strengthen my nails. So, I have to take biotin pill with every meal, no matter where I am.