BONUS: What’s in my Bookish {Beauty} Bag? ~ Cristina Alger

 

I figured we would all be struggling after a long weekend so hoping a BONUS post for the week will help brighten things up!  Who else than none other than one of my favorites, Cristina Alger, to show us her ridiculously beautiful bag and add some chic to our Tuesday.  Her latest book, which just came out in paperback, This Was Not the Plan was one of my favorites of 2016.  It is the perfect book buddy to accompany a glass of rose or tuck into a beach bag.  Cristina was so kind to let us peak into her Hermes (insert heart eyes) bag filled with gorgeous accessories and go-to mom must haves.

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From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes a “funny, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting look” (Sarah Pekkanen) at fatherhood, love, and family life.

Charlie Goldwyn’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls’ clothing have made him something of a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie has going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm, where he is finally close to becoming a partner.

But when a slight lapse in judgment at an office party leaves him humiliatingly unemployed, stuck at home with Caleb for the summer, and forced to face his own estranged father, Charlie starts to realize that there’s more to fatherhood than financially providing for his son, and more to being a son than overtaking his father’s successes.

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, This Was Not the Plan is a “sparkling and heartfelt” (Bookpage) story about loss and love, parenthood, and friendship, and what true work-life balance means.

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What is your bag of choice?

My bag of choice is my Hermes Evelyn bag. It was a big splurge and I still feel vaguely guilty about how much it cost, but I wear it every single day. It’s incredibly chic, goes with everything, and is, in my opinion, the perfect size. It’s also a cross body bag, which is great for a mom on the go.

 

What are your top favorite beauty picks?  

I am (and I mean this literally) a dry person. My hair, my skin, my sense of humor. As a result, I am a devoted user of Carmex, SkinCeuticals Overnight Dry Moisturizer, Frederic Fekkai Shea Body Butter, and Neutrogena Hand Cream. All my makeup is NARS. I love their sheer glow foundation and their matte lip pencil, which I like to wear layered under their lip gloss. Also, I have very fine blondish hair so I have to pencil in my eyebrows every morning or else it looks like I don’t have any. The best eyebrow pencil I’ve ever used is the mechanical one from Sania’s Brow Bar. It’s a magical product.

 

What do you always carry in your bag/purse/carry-on for beauty products?  

Carmex. Hand Cream. My Mason Pearson hairbrush (for both my daughter and for me – she’s very precious about her hair). I don’t wear a lot of makeup during the day, but at night I usually bring my NARS lip pencil and gloss with me. I don’t carry a wallet – too bulky! – just a metro card, some cash and a credit card, which I usually tuck in my back pocket.

 

What are you currently reading?

The early stories of Truman Capote. I can never get enough Truman Capote. IN COLD BLOOD is one of my favorite books of all time.

 

Any other fun item/must-have that you always have with you?

My daughter calls me “the snack lady” – I always have snacks! I also carry a strip of photo booth photos that my husband and I took at the Santa Monica Pier before we were married. Seeing my husband’s face always makes me smile. And a good scarf can jazz up any outfit. Except in summer, I’m never without one.

 

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Twitter: @cristinaalger

Facebook: Cristina Alger

Instagram: cristina.alger

 

*Thank you Cristina for opening your bag to readers!  It’s just as chic and fabulous as you are 🙂

 

What’s in my Bookish {Beauty} Bag? ~ Jennifer O’Regan

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Known as the “Book Champion” by our favorite authors, Jennifer O’Regan is an ultimate book beauty. In addition to fostering a love of literacy within her underprivileged high school students, Jennifer has many noteworthy philanthropic accolades. During her husband’s plight with cancer, she single-handedly raised over 3,000 books for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Patient Library. Jennifer now shares her unbridled passion for reading via Confessions of a Bookaholic—a page dedicated to celebrating female authors.  I was a superfan of her ‘Confessions’ page and then through the wonderful internet, penned a friendship connected by none other than books, beauty and all things fabulous!  I am so excited she let us glimpse into her fabulous Louis Vuitton which is filled with ah-mazing beauty products.  She really is a girl after my own heart ❤

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What is your bag of choice?

 I am a purse fiend! My go-to bag at the moment is my Louis Vuitton Métis Hobo. Functional yet oh-so-chic! It has a spacious, well-organized interior and it can be carried in the hand, on the arm or across the body, thanks to its extra-long removable strap.

What are your top favorite beauty picks?

I use Chanel Sublimage Le Fluide moisturizer daily. It’s positively decadent and a lot cheaper than Botox (ha!). I’m also obsessed with Chanel Inimitable mascara. This lush, long-wearing product delivers it all: precise separation, length and curl for a natural, multi-dimensional effect.

What do you always carry in your bag/purse/carry-on for beauty products?

I carry a Chanel Éclat Lumière highlighter face pen for quick touch-ups. And, there’s always lip gloss in my bag.

What are you currently reading?

 Like my dear friend Brenda Janowitz, I’m always reading a season ahead. Determining which galleys will be best received by my followers. Currently, I’m reading an ARC of Laura Dave’s highly anticipated HELLO, SUNSHINE.

Any other fun items/must-haves that you always carry?

 I never leave home without my wallet, iPhone 7 (in its bedazzled Kate Spade case!), Tory Burch medicine bag (Zyrtec, Advil, hair ties, tissues, etc.), and last—but certainly not least—Chanel sunglasses (which really do cover a multitude of sins!).

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Find out more about Jennifer:
Facebook: Jennifer Tropea O’Regan
Twitter: @jenny_oregan
Instagram: @jenny_oregan

 

What’s in my Bookish {Beauty} Bag? ~ Camille Pagan

Weekend ready over here at Bliss, Beauty and Books and what’s better than a fabulous read?  Well a peak into a fabulous author’s bag 🙂  I am so excited to have Camille Pagan, author of many AH-mazing books on the blog today.  Pagan’s latest novel ~ Forever is the Worst Long Time came out in February with wonderful reviews but you also may know her from The Art of Forgetting or the Kindle best-seller, Life and other Near-Death Experiences which was optioned for film by Jessica Chastain.  I am so happy she opened her chic leather tote for us that is filled with ridiculously gorgeous beauty products!

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From acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss.

When struggling novelist James Hernandez meets poet Louisa “Lou” Bell, he’s sure he’s just found the love of his life. There’s just one problem: she’s engaged to his oldest friend, Rob. So James toasts their union and swallows his desire.

As the years pass, James’s dreams always seem just out of reach—he can’t finish that novel, can’t mend his relationship with his father, can’t fully commit to a romantic relationship. He just can’t move on. But after betrayal fractures Lou’s once-solid marriage, she turns to James for comfort.

When Lou and James act on their long-standing mutual attraction, the consequences are more heartbreaking—and miraculous—than either of them could have ever anticipated. Then life throws James one more curveball, and he, Rob, and Lou are forced to come to terms with the unexpected ways in which love and loss are intertwined.

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What is your bag of choice?

I own the purse pictured in navy and black because I love it so much. It’s Olieve and though it looks small, I can fit everything and the kitchen sink in it.

What are your top favorite beauty picks?  

I’m pretty pale—and Michigan winters don’t help—so I almost always put a little blush on to look less washed out. My current go-to is Tarte’s Desire cheek stain.

I also love Urban Decay’s Naked Basics eyeshadow palate; I use the pearly pink-white (“Venus”) on the inside of my eyes to look awake after I’ve been up too late writing or caring for one of my kids. (In a pinch, the shadow doubles as a cheek highlighter, too).

And right now, I’m obsessed with Glossier’s Generation G Lipstick, which is like a balm, stain, and lipstick all in one. I own three different shades; Crush is my favorite.

What do you always carry in your bag/purse/carry-on for beauty products?  

I always have Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream with me; my grandmother told me about it literally decades ago, and it’s still the single best hand cream I’ve ever used. (It’s great for chapped lips and dry elbows, too.)

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading an early copy of Meg Mitchell Moore’s THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER, which is so good! Moore’s novels are super smart yet completely escapist; you know when you open one you’re not going to come up for air until you’ve reached the end. I’ve also just started Yaa Gyasi’s HOMEGOING, which is a multi-generational novel that promises to be every bit as phenomenal as I’ve heard it is.

And any other fun item/must-have that you always have with you? 

Tweezers! Not just for my hard-to-tame brows, but also because with a six- and eight-year-old, I always seem to have some reason (splinters! Craft projects!) to use them.
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http://camillepagan.com

Twitter: @cnoepagan

 

*Thanks Camille for opening up your bag to Bliss, Beauty and Books readers 🙂

Always by Sarah Jio

Always by Sarah Jio was the first book I read of hers and it certainly will not be the last.  I loved this book.  The story, the characters, the setting and time were all perfection.  Always is part drama, part romance all set against the 90’s music scene, a time that I loved and loved reading about.  If you want a book that will suck you in within the first few paragraphs this is it.  Plus, I love the Sarah’s connection the the premise of the book, make sure you read at the end as it’s a good little author tidbit, not to be missed.

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Cade and Kailey are former loves who had separated years ago.  Kailey is currently engaged to Ryan and planning wedding.  After a nice dinner Kailey sees a homeless man outside the restaurant.  She notices the stare and the eyes.  Cade.  She can not comprehend that this was once the man that she loved.  What happened to him?  Why is he in this place?  Told from alternating points in Kailey’s life, we find out how Cade and Kailey met as well as their fall out.  Will she recover the first true love of her life or will she walk down the isle with the man of her dreams?

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Highly recommend this book!  If you love a good romance with an ending you didn’t expect then this is it.  It would be the perfect companion for Spring Break, trust me.

*Thanks to Random House for sending a copy for review.

What’s in my Bookish {Beauty} Bag? ~ Teri Wilson

TGIF book and beauty lovers!  I am so excited to bring you a peak into Teri Wilson’s fabulous Kate Spade tote.  Teri is the author of the newly released Royally Roma which Cosmopolitan featured as one of their must-reads as well as a writer for Hello Giggles and Teen Vogue.  Not only does Teri have fabulous bag taste, but her manicure is on point with the new live-action release of Beauty and the Beast.  See pic below for her Belle manicure which of course is fitting as Belle was the bookish princess 🙂

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“A charmingly modern twist on a classic love story—loads of fun and all the feels.” —Julia London, New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly in Love

In this enchanting retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.

Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.

Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.

Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for.

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What is your bag of choice?

I’m a handbag junkie. I just can’t help it. I love to shop for bags when I’m on vacation. The purse I’m carrying now is a powder blue leather bag with a crystal bunny charm, which I bought at the Kate Spade store in Tokyo in January. The Kate Spade store there is to die for! It’s in a very tall building with pink hydrangeas spilling out of balcony flower boxes on every floor.

What are your top favorite beauty picks?

My favorite beauty item right now is black winged eyeliner. I use Clinique Quickliner in Intense Ebony, which is a soft pencil. (I’ve yet to master liquid!) I also love nail art. Right now I’ve got Beauty and the Beast nails, which I put on myself using nail wraps from Jamberry.

What you always carry in your bag/purse/carry-on for beauty products?

I never go anywhere without my lipstick. It’s a must! And I love a bold lip, usually hot pink. I also always carry a MAC compact with pressed powder and a small tube of hand lotion. The lotion in my purse right now is from a London brand—Cath Kidston. It has little British guards on it. So cute.

What are you currently reading (books/magazines)?

I never go anywhere without a book in my purse. Right now I’m reading Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley. It’s a very unconventional romance, and I’m loving it. As for magazines, I adore Cosmo!

And any other fun item/must-have that you always have with you 🙂

I always carry a tiny pillbox in my bag that I bought a few years ago at the Louvre museum in Paris. It’s gold with an enamel picture of Marie Antoinette on the lid. It makes taking a Tylenol seem super glamorous. * wink *

 

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Teri Wilson

www.teriwilson.net

Twitter: @TeriWilsonauthr

*Thanks Teri for your time and letting readers take a glimpse into your bag 🙂

What’s in my Bookish {Beauty} Bag? ~ Brenda Janowitz

Her books are amazing.  Her Popsugar lists are what I call the “Oscar Nominations” of books.  She’s fabulous and we are getting a peak into her gorgeous bag ~ today I have the lovely Brenda Janowitz sharing her Bookish {Beauty} Bag.  Her most recent novel, “The Dinner Party” is out now and was one of my top 2016 reads and an US Weekly “Standout Spring Novel”.  I do not know Brenda personally but I like to think someday we will meet for a glass of rose’ and chat all things books, beauty and pop culture aka everything that is BLISS 🙂

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This Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder. Yes, there will be a quick service and then a festive meal afterwards, but this night is different from all other nights. This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City.

The Rothschilds are the stuff of legends. They control banks, own vineyards in Napa, diamond mines in Africa, and even an organic farm somewhere in the Midwest that produces the most popular Romaine lettuce consumed in this country. And now, Sylvia Gold’s daughter is dating one of them.

When Sylvia finds out that her youngest of three is going to bring her new boyfriend to the Seder, she’s giddy. When she finds out that his parents are coming, too, she darn near faints. Making a good impression is all she thinks about. Well, almost. She still has to consider her other daughter, Sarah, who’ll be coming with her less than appropriate beau and his overly dramatic Italian mother. But the drama won’t stop there. Because despite the food and the wine, despite the new linen and the fresh flowers, the holidays are about family.

In Brenda Janowitz’s The Dinner Party, long forgotten memories come to the surface. Old grievances play out. And Sylvia Gold has to learn how to let her family go.

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What is your bag of choice?

I always carry a huge tote with me. Let’s face it: I’m a mom. I need lots of stuff!

I carry the LV Never Full, which my husband bought me for my first Mother’s Day as a mom. I think all moms need a bag that is “never full” but the truth is, sometimes it really is full. (Sorry, Louis!) In addition to the basics—my wallet, phone, makeup case, and sunglasses—I always pack it with stuff for the kids—crayons, lollipops—along with my own work stuff—postcards with my book titles listed, Sharpies in case of an impromptu signing. (You’d be surprised.) I never leave home without a book (or my reading glasses!) and I usually bring along a scarf wherever I go.

What are your top favorite beauty picks?  

I’m obsessed with makeup. Just check my Sephora account! Right now, a favorite is the Nars multiple. I use the South Beach as a bronzer and then put the Orgasm right over that. I love how it makes me look so dewy and fresh. (I do look dewy and fresh, don’t I?) And the best part? You can take it with you and use it on any other part of your face—even your lips!

I’m also pretty obsessed with perfume. (Again, just ask Sephora.) I’m so in love with Chanel’s new formulation of its iconic No 5 perfume. It’s called No 5 L’Eau and it is absolutely delicious. Who doesn’t want to smell absolutely delicious?!

What do you always carry in your bag/purse/carry-on for beauty products?  

I always (and I mean always!) carry lip balm. No matter the season, you can be sure that I have chapped lips. I’m obsessed with cult favorite Rosebud balm. First of all, it’s only six bucks. What other product could you possibly get for six bucks?! Second of all, it’s a salve, so that means you can use it on your dry lips, your dry hands, and even minor cuts and burns.

And without fail, I’ve always got concealer. As a busy working mom, I need all the help I can get!

What are you currently reading (can be books/magazines)
I’m always reading one season ahead from everyone else, and I read most books in galley form in anticipation of my PopSugar seasonal roundups. It’s almost spring, but right now, I’m reading for summer, which I’m really excited about. I’ve got Jane Green’s The Summer Sisters in my bag right now, which I can’t wait to read after doing an excerpt with Jane on PopSugar. (Link: https://www.popsugar.com/love/Excerpt-From-Jane-Green-Novel-Sunshine-Sisters-43302166)

I also love magazines. I’m a huge fan of People, US Weekly, and Entertainment Weekly.

And any other fun item/must-have that you always have.

I could never go anywhere without my phone. It’s my lifeline! But I also seem to find my kids’ toys at the bottom of my bag, too. There are lizards, toy cars, you name it. 

And since I’m always on the go, I love my Moleskine notebooks. I’m often asked how I have the time to write when I’m always running around with the kids. And the answer is: I don’t! I make the time. 

Whenever I have an idea, I don’t wait—I just jot it down. Sometimes, I’ll even write an entire chapter of a book in my Moleskine notebook while my kids are off at their activities. (Hey, I didn’t say it was easy!)

And last but certainly not least, I never leave home without my (totally gorgeous and amazing) personalized make-up case, which was made for me by my favorite book and beauty blogger (that’s you!)! I’m completely obsessed with it, and I get endless compliments whenever I take it out. Of course, I would never risk getting it dirty by putting actual make-up in the make-up case, so I use it to hold my author postcards and signing pens. What?! Sometimes a make-up case is too pretty to take a risk!

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Bio:

Brenda is the author of five novels, including THE DINNER PARTY (St. Martin’s April 2016). Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, the New York Post, Publisher’s Weekly, PopSugar, Mom.me, Hello Giggles, Writer’s Digest Magazine, WritersDigest.com, and xojane. You can find Brenda on her website, www.brendajanowitz.com, and on Facebook and Twitter at @BrendaJanowitz.

Brenda attended Cornell University and Hofstra Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Upon graduation from Hofstra, worked for the law firm Kaye Scholer, LLP, and did a federal clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Dolan Go, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Social media:
Website: www.brendajanowitz.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brendaJanowitz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrendaJanowitz

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendajanowitzwriter/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brendajanowitz/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/241404.Brenda_Janowitz

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/brenda-janowitz

Praise for THE DINNER PARTY:

“With an impeccable eye for detail, Janowitz skillfully creates scenarios and relationships so authentic that they’re simultaneously hilarious and cringe-worthy. Equally compelling is the cast of emotionally complex, nuanced characters who are lovable even at their most exasperating … [T]his novel delivers poignant universal truths about familial love and conflict in story that will have readers eagerly turning every delicious page. Thoroughly kosher.” – Kirkus Review

“THE DINNER PARTY is everything a reader wants in a novel: guests with a knack for inspired conversation and family drama swirling both above and below the table. A truly entertaining read!” – Elin Hilderbrand, author of THE RUMOR

You think your family is chock full of quirky personalities? Pull up a chair for a holiday meal with the Golds of Greenwich! The vibe is hilarious with a side of heartfelt (but never corny); and the guests are as relatable as they are occasionally appalling. Brenda Janowitz works the room with sensitivity and humor. Thanks to her consummate hostessing, The Dinner Party is a satisfying, delicious meal that sticks with you long after it’s over. –Elisabeth Egan, author of A WINDOW OPENS

“In her funny and smart novel, THE DINNER PARTY,  Brenda Janowitz tells a story of transformation and hilarity. With an acute eye for complicated family dynamics, Janowitz takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters at a holiday dinner. In great bursts of laughter and solemnity, we meet and love family members who are all trying to find their way both in the world and also in their family. As with any good dinner party, it’s a pleasure spending time at Janowitz’s table.” – Patti Callahan Henry, author of THE IDEA OF LOVE

“Don’t miss a seat at this table! Brenda Janowitz’s THE DINNER PARTY charms and delights with a story of the time-honored struggles between parents and grown children, husbands and wives, and brothers and sisters as unconditional love bumps up against unmet expectations. Laugh-out-loud funny with the biggest heart, you will fall in love with this family.” – Jamie Brenner, author of THE WEDDING SISTERS

“[The Dinner Party] skewers family distinctions, revealing how each member is vital to the functioning of the whole … readers who enjoy tales of family dynamics will devour this title.”  – Library Journal

*Thanks to Brenda for her time and all she does for the book world ❤

 

 

What’s in my Bookish {Beauty} Bag?- Abby Fabiaschi

Happy SPRING!  It was so fun to share my first Bookish {Beauty} Bag post that I decided to share a BONUS post today!  Typically I will feature these once a week but if I get more participation I will be featuring more during the week 🙂  If any readers or authors have thoughts, ideas or would like to participate please contact me via email.

This is the happiest of Mondays not only because its SPRING but because we get a sneak peak into Abby Fabiaschi’s bag, author of the amazing I Liked My Life, which I had the privilege to read and review (see previous post).  Thanks for sharing your bag with us Abby- your wallet is everything and your make-up game is strong 🙂

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A story from debut author Abby Fabiaschi that is “as absorbing as it is illuminating, and as witty as it is heartbreaking.”

Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch…until she commits suicide, leaving her husband Brady and teenage daughter Eve heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives? How they can possibly continue without her? As they sift through details of her last days, trying to understand the woman they thought they knew, Brady and Eve are forced to come to terms with unsettling truths.

Maddy, however, isn’t ready to leave her family forever. Watching from beyond, she tries to find the perfect replacement for herself. Along comes Rory: pretty, caring, and spontaneous, with just the right bit of edge…but who also harbors a tragedy of her own. Will the mystery of Maddy ever come to rest? And can her family make peace with their history and begin to heal?

 

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What is your bag of choice?- purse/tote/backpack and brand that you has?

Like many moms, I have a duel bag identity: day-to-day I carry an un-stainable large, charcoal Longchamp bag that fits everything I need, plus an extra layer of warm clothes for the kids and whatever prizes or shells or art work they create and collect during the day. When I get an adult night, I bust out a Chanel clutch my mother bought me for my thirtieth birthday. 


What are your top favorite beauty picks?  

After years of spending too much money on a beauty routine, an esthetician suggested Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub for a cleanser, Witch Hazel as toner, and Cetaphil Face & Body for a light, matte moisturizer. All in, it’s about twenty bucks and my skin has never looked better. I do still splurge on makeup though: Trish McEvoy’s BB Instant Solutions is a light, liquid tint with SPF that’s worth its price tag, and Lancome’s 24 Hour Long Wear Foundation is great for TV and bright lights. I often layer them, using the BB as a primer.


What you always carries in her bag/purse/carry-on for beauty products?  

As I add years, more and more! For lips, Clinque’s Chubby Sticks and whatever-brand-is-on-sale-at-CVS gloss. For foundation touch-ups, I use Lancome pressed powder and Giorgio Armani’s bronzer. Oh, and Lancome eye cream. By the end of the day I now get these lovely dark rings that require attention.


What you are currently reading (can be books/magazines)

Yesterday I started a novel titled The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano. I bought it months ago and can’t recall who recommended it, but I’m hooked. I’m also jazzed for two books on pre-order from my favorite two writers: March 21st Lisa See’s next novel comes out: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and April 25th Elizabeth Strout’s Anything is Possible will be available. That’s my idea of a perfect spring lineup.
And any other fun item/must-have that you always have with you 🙂

A giant Nalgene of water and Rolos. Because, in case you missed it, a Rolo a day keeps the doctor away.

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*Thanks to Abby for your time!  Visit her on her: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page!