What’s In My Bag (Halloween Edition)

What's In My Bag, Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween, witches! October is a majorly indulgent month for me, starting with my birthday and ending with Halloween. Those that know me know that I have a serious sweet tooth, so when I recently received a care package from Hi-Chew I was absolutely delighted! Besides having a new treat to binge on, it helped me transition from birthday mode to trick-or-treat spirit. I stocked up our candy bowl at home, and am not embarrassed to say I’ve been keeping them in my bag along with some other seasonal essentials. Here’s what’s currently in my bag…

Hi-Chew Candy 
I literally cannot. stop. eating. them. Think of them as a hybrid of starburst and chewing gum, with better flavor and no stickiness. On crack. Eric has found me at home this week by following my trail of wrappers! Cherry and strawberry are my favorites, with grapefruit and grape coming in a close second and third. They’re available via Amazon Prime… hint hint. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you – addicting!)  (Price Varies, Hi-Chew)

MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Stallion

I love a good bold lip, and what better time than All Hallows’ Eve to break out a serious noir look. This shade is part of the new MAC Liptensity collection which offers super-rich, super-saturated colors with intense pigment. ($21, Nordstrom)

Dior Addict Lip Glow

Basically my chapstick. I use this daily; worn alone it creates a soft pink, natural looking flush that is perfect for the no-makeup makeup look. It’s also great to wear as a primer to hydrate lips under a matte lipstick. ($33, Sephora)

Cat Mask

This year we get to go trick-or-treating with Eric’s one-year-old Goddaughter and I thought this chic cat mask would be the perfect accessory to wear without having to spend a fortune on an additional costume. It’s also great to keep in your purse for quick costume changes. ($12.99, Claire’s)

Oribe Dry Texturizing
Purse Spray

I live for this stuff. Whether my hair is freshly blown out
or close to embarrassing levels of dirty, this spray is a godsend. It’s part
dry shampoo/part texturizer, and gives you that perfect lived-in VS angel hair.
I keep my bathroom stocked with the full-size version, and the mini in my purse
for quick touchups. Pro Tip: Spray
this on your Halloween wig to dull the shininess so it looks more authentic. Works
like a charm! ($22, Neiman Marcus)

Cat Eye Sunglasses

No self respecting Miami girl can go anywhere without cute
shades. (A must for those no-makeup errands.) I have so many pairs, I find them
randomly tucked away in purses and compartments of my car. I don’t discriminate
either; I’m known to prowl the mall kiosk for super cute $10 sunnies that I won’t
feel guilty about losing. ($26, Fantaseyes)

Coin Purse

I’ve been on a major mini bag kick lately, which means my
wallet doesn’t always make the cut of essentials. Solution? I carry a cute coin
purse or zipper pouch to keep my ID and credit cards. This comes in handy when
I’m running an errand and don’t necessarily want to carry a handbag. (Sold Out.
Similar, ASOS)

Clinique Stay Matte
Powder Compact

I haven’t left home without this powder since being introduced
to it over the summer. I hate the “caked on” makeup look you can get from other
powders, which is exactly why I love the sheer quality of this formula from
Clinique. Plus, the jade-like compact is majorly chic. ($25, Nordstrom)

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick
in American Doll

I was a little late to the matte liquid lipstick craze, but
since trying Anastasia’s version I keep one in my bag at all times. You can
never go wrong with a classic red lip and “American Doll” is the perfect
blue-based red. If I’m short on time and can’t do a full makeup application, a
quick swipe of this makes all the difference. ($20, Sephora)

Lace Choker

The nineties’ favorite accessory has basically taken over my
jewelry box. Gimme all the chokers! Love this affordable style to create a
quick “vampy” look for the holiday. ($12.99, Claire’s)

Business Cards

Call me old school, but I still like to carry around business
cards. Sure, it’s easy to direct contacts to check out your Instagram page, but
I like the feeling of having something you can see and feel. Do you still use physical business cards, or do you think
they’re totally lame?

Have a very happy & safe Halloween! xx


Photo by @kgohhsnap

This post is brought to you by Hi-Chew. All thoughts and opinions are always my own.

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