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5 Must Haves for Your Handbag this Fall!
It’s hard to believe that Summer is over (in the USA, at least!), but in just a few days it will officially be Autumn! Due to the chilly weather we’ve been getting in upstate New York, my handbag has already transitioned into its’ Fall wardrobe. I went from kelly green to black, and changed out my blotting sheets for tissues… here I’ll feature five ultimate essentials for me during the season. The best part? You can find all of these products at Walmart stores for under $10 a pop!
1. Kleenex Slim Packs
Ragweed, marigolds, pollen… you name it, I’ll sneeze because of it! During allergy season (for me it’s always worst in the Fall!) I’ll never leave home without a package of trusty Kleenex in my purse. Sneeze attacks can happen at any time, but I’m always prepared for the worse! These Slim Packs are totally cute while still being practical, and this package I actually got as a bonus product with my recent purchase of U by Kotex tampons at Walmart! There is also a special coupon just for my beautiful readers to save some moolah on that kit… you can find the coupon here! Plus, if you share the coupon on social media, the value of your coupon when you print it will go up!!
2. U by Kotex Click! Tampons
Yeah, girl, I just named tampons as an essential for my handbag. If you get your period, these are going to be your best friend (if you don’t get your period, pass on to #3!). These teensy-tiny little packages look pretty and are totally discreet, but still expand into a full sized tampon with a simple click! These are as adorable as sanitary napkins can get, and if these fall out of your bag at the cash register, no one will be the wiser! The fact that this box came with a free package of my essential Kleenex was just a bonus! (And don’t forget about that coupon!) [Only $8, with savings only $6!]
3. Wet n Wild Lipstick in Dark Wine
What kind of beauty addicts would we be without vampy Fall lips?! This little beauty is a staple in my makeup bag because the color is a gorgeous, creamy burgundy that looks great on everyone, and it’s really cheap so if I lose it or it melts in my car, I won’t stress about buying a new one! These are only .93 cents at Walmart, so how could you go wrong? Dark lips instantly make me feel like a sexpot, and they totally transform your look in about five seconds. For less than a dollar, I can handle that! [Only $1]
4. Goody Blonde Bobby Pins
I don’t know about where you live, but where I am, autumn means cold and wind! Lots of wind. My hair is normally just a disaster this season, which is why carrying bobby pins with me everywhere is a MUST. These pins match my hair (which is rare), and they really grip well without being sharp or painful against my scalp. They help keep sleek hairstyles in place, and they also let me throw my hair into a crown braid whenever I need to on the go (which is… daily. I’m addicted to the dutch braid.) [Only $2]
5. Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Facial Cleansing Towelettes
This little package is full of things that I love year round, and especially can’t live without during the Fall season! These towelettes smell delicious (guess what they smell like… blueberries! My favorite!) They cleanse the skin, removing any makeup or impurities, and don’t leave behind any grease! Instead, these wipes make your skin feel hydrated, smooth, and baby soft. I carry these with me at all times because, with my allergies, my eyes are prone to watering, and these wipes are perfect for touching up any smudged makeup. My skin also gets chronically dry this time of year, and these wipes revive my skin with a bit of invigorating moisture! [Only $5]
There you have my handbag essentials from every category of beauty… skin, hair, makeup, body, and lifestyle! What are your must-have products for fall? Shoot me a message on Tumblr, or Tweet me @officialdsp!
Special thanks to U by Kotex and Walmart for sponsoring this post. Always remember that my loyalty is to my readers, and I would never publish anything that I didn’t wholeheartedly endorse for you! Sponsored posts fund future purchases so that I can review the products you want to see!
Hello! There are definitely some good products for prevention at the drugstore. The key to finding a good moisturizer or serum at a lower price is to pay attention to the ingredients the products contain! Generally, drugstore-brand products contain a lower concentration of these important, active ingredients, making them less effective than the more expensive products that contain higher levels of ingredients. So while you’re shopping, take a glance at that ingredients list (have your smartphone handy to google ingredient names). The higher an ingredient is on the list, the more potent it will be, and the more effective.
One of my favorite ingredients to recommend for fine lines and wrinkles, specifically, are peptides! Peptides help to plump up and smooth out skin that has started to collapse into wrinkles. While things like retinol and hyaluronic acid focus more on collagen production and hydration, peptides specifically address lines and skin’s firmness. Peptides are more effective when combined with an ingredient like the two I mentioned above.
Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum - $20
This is a lightweight, fragrance-free serum that instantly softens the skin, and contains peptides as well as hyaluronic acid for hydration. Serums are more liquidy than a cream, which is great for people with oily skin, but ideally you would layer a serum underneath a thicker moisturizer. The moisturizer will add ingredients and hydration, and will lock in the benefits of your moisturizer.
I also really like the L’Oreal Dermo Expertise Revitalift Night Cream ($18), & Garnier UltraLift 2-in-1 Wrinkle Reducer ($17). All of these items are available at most drugstores and on drugstore.com!
All in all though, I have to really urge you to invest in your skin care. Save on everything else, but the things that you put close to your skin are really important. You want them to work, and to be the best quality. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it’s really important to take care of it! And you’re really never too young to start a skincare routine.
Hello! Oh, I’ve got an answer, haha!
The first product I’ll recommend is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Hypercolor Powder in “In the Pink”. This is a super-pigmented hair chalk, eyeshadow, and brow paint all in one.
You can get these online or at Ulta! I like them because they really don’t need a base to show up well. Just set them with a bit of brow gel and you’re good to go!
If you want to go a different road, just get a nice pink eyeshadow in the shade that you like, and use a white cream base, like the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, underneath. The white base will hold the eyeshadow color in place and make it look more intense.
Good luck!! :)