Posts Tagged ‘purse’

FASHION FRIDAY

post by kristin ess + eunice chun

Before we get going on prom hair and makeup tutorials, let’s discuss the clutch. We all know what it’s like to stuff everything we possibly can into a small bag at the last second. Let’s try and avoid that this prom season. In this post we’re trying to keep you from a tight squeeze.

ONE: Go to a department store and ask the sales person for a sample of your favorite perfume. Tuck that into the corner along with some bobby pins for any hair mishaps that may occur. You could even wrap them together with using a ponytail holder just in case you want to throw all your hair up later. Having them in the corner of your bag makes them a lot easier to find.

TWO: If you think you’ll need hairspray make sure you pick up a travel size bottle. Put it in the very bottom of your purse along with a comb. Those are the two things you’re going to touch less than the others, so putting them toward the bottom makes the most sense.

THREE: Your phone, blotting papers, and a flat leather card case will sit flat, side-by-side. Plus having your ID, debit card and/or cash in one place will keep you from having to dig around.

FOUR: Take a fancy vintage-inspired lipstick + compact to keep it cute! You can check the back of your hair in the bathroom mirror using your compact. Dying over this beautiful gold “Mad Men” Estee Lauder collection.

FIVE: Trusty Tip- use a quick shot of spray paint to color match a safety pin (or two) to your dress for any emergencies. Tuck those into the other side along with some individual pieces of gum or couple of mints.

I know, I know… “What about my keys!?” Think ahead. Leave a hide-a-key or put a single house key under the mat to avoid more clutter.

(Clear clutch above by Charlotte Olympia)

 

WE HEART TARTE

post by amy nadine/photos + design by kristin ess

By now you must know how much we love Tarte. And surely you’re also aware of how much we love doing giveaways, so this post is double the excitement! Tarte is generously sponsoring an exclusive giveaway with their new “Puttin’ on the Glitz” Color Collection clutch by gifting them to FIVE readers! Here’s why this thing is so rad — it’s like a portfolio of makeup. It comes with 3 palettes that you can swap in & out, and it can fully replace your purse when traveling light.

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FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY

photo + post design: kristin ess

In the spirit of yesterday’s bangs post, I’ve decided to do a little beauty giveaway with some of my favorites. I’m passing out 5 of these “Big Bang” bags to randomly selected people who like this post on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Inside you will find the essentials for any type of bangs:

  • Blotting papers- absorbs the oils that get into your bangs and cause unwanted separation.
  • Japanese bobby pins in your color- these are the strongest bobby pins you’ll ever use! They’re my favorite and they never slip!
  • My favorite teal comb- one swipe with the fine side of this comb while on the go, and your bangs are perfection!
  • Paddle clips- holds your bangs out of your face while you do your makeup, but won’t leave a crease!
  • Ponytail holders- because bangs look really good with a ballerina bun, fun bun or ponytail.
  • Travel size dry shampoo- a mandatory purse product for anyone with bangs. Remember the story on dry shampoo?

Good luck!!

Xx Kristin

(Note:  THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.)

GIRLS, GET READY

photo: mariacarlaboscono.hpg.ig.com.br post designed by kristin ess

It’s that time of year again.  Girls everywhere don beautiful gowns, paint their faces and curl their hair.  Then their dates present them with lovely corsages and escort them to fancy cars.  The whole evening feels like a fairytale… with the exception of the girl who forgot to properly prepare!  Don’t forget about what goes in your purse or clutch. Most prom-going-princesses don’t even think about these little things until they’re rushing out the door.

TBD’s prom night check list:

lipstick or lip gloss

powder compact (don’t forget to touch up unwanted shine before pictures!)

i.d. card

cash

phone

keys

camera

doublestick tape

bobby pins (if your hair is up)

small brush or comb (if your hair is down)

saftey pin

XO Lauren