beauty and the bag

‘Tis the New Year for starting new beauty regimes and fresh organizational methods. I’m excited to share with you a few products that I have been recently using and LOVING in both the ways of beauty and organization!

First of all, here are a few of my new beauty finds that I am using daily/weekly and LOVING.

StriVectin Oxygen Infusion Smoothing Mask :: This mask is like none other I have used. It foams, tingles and gives results in three minutes flat. I have been using it 2x a week and notice improved clarity, radiance and smoothness.

Skin Inc. My Daily Dose :: This is a customized fusion of three serums formulated to target your individual skin needs. I love that this serum is light-weight enough for me to use during the day, and has kept my skin clear, bright and smooth with regular use!

Juice Beauty :: Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan and spokesperson for this organic skincare line. {She is the creative director for Juice Beauty’s new makeup line which I am excited to try out soon!} I am loving the anti-wrinkle collection, particuarly the Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment and the Instant Eye-Lift Mask {not pictured, but amazing!}.

Revision Intellishade Matte Sunscreen :: I have struggled to find a daily sunscreen with high SPF that doesn’t feel heavy, oily or greasy throughout the day. My esthetician suggested this one and I LOVE it. Love the tinting, too, for no-makeup days. {For those of you with normal/dry skin, there is also an Original version.}

Thanks to my beauty-blogger bestie, Jenny Sue Makeup, I’ve been introduced to these amazing products, that have become my go-to’s that I carry around with me in my purse daily…and are also great bargain buys!

I am a huge fan of all things It Cosmetics. The Bye Bye Pores powder and the Brow Power stick are two items I cannot live without! I use the power to set my makeup and then carry with me for touchups throughout the day…it seriously makes your face look flawless! Brow Power is handsdown my favorite brow pencil ever. Simple to use and delivers major impact!

NYX butter gloss is my go-to gloss. This fab lip-color is just $5.99! It wears and stays on beautifully…much better than some of my favorite pricey department store brands! These four shades are on constant rotation {listed left to right} :: Apple Crisp, Tres Leches, Napoleon and Spice Cake.

The Tres Leches shade is my ultimate favorite…the perfect neutral! 

When it comes to keeping organized on a daily basis and when I travel, I cannot not say enough wonderful things about my PurseN bags. These organizational bags are designed with a busy woman in mind. They are truly as functional as they are pretty.

In fact, I am such a fan of these bags, I have blogged about them twice before. Click here and here to read about some of my favorite designs, and click here to see my favorites listed on one place on the PurseN website. {I’ll mention it at the end, too, but you’ll receive 20% off ANY PurseN purchase by using code EDIT16 through Sunday, Jan. 31.}

I carry this little Makeup Organizer in my purse and/or tote EVERYWHERE I go…it holds my lipsticks, lip glosses, mascara, feminine products, powder and any little miscellaneious items I need to keep on me. I love how the little internal compartments keep things in place!

The Lexi Travel Organizer is perfect for a long trip as well as an overnight away. I also use this when I am packing beauty items for photoshoots and for taking with me to shower at the gym. It’s compact enough to fit into a tote bag, and hold a good amount of loot! {The binder system makes unpacking items easy when you get to your destination or back home from travel. I even store these little bags in my vanity drawers to keep small items in place in my bathroom.}

The Prima Elite Jewerly Case has become a travel essential for me. It’s also a great way to keep your jewelry organized at home for everyday use. Read more about why I love this case here.

And if you are like me and trying to be good about taking your supplements and vitamins this New Year, this Pill Organizer is a must-have. I keep it in my purse everyday, so I can take vitamins when on the run, and it’s especially helpful when traveling.

Like I mentioned earlier, you will receive 20% off {a rare discount!} on ALL PurseN bags {both listed on the Lauren’s picks page and the rest of the website} with code EDIT16 through Sunday, January 31. These bags make awesome gifts and would be great for Valentine’s Day, too! The Handbag Organizer, PurseN’s original product, which I talk about here, is also a unique gift idea that every woman can appreciate and utilize!

Happy Wednesday!

Photography by Amanda Pulley and Shannon Cole.

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