Essential things every purse should contain

Essential things every purse should contain

Hello Dolls,

There are a few things I believe every woman should carry in her handbag/purse. Everyone has their  must haves and here is a list of mine. These are things I carry with me daily and feel lost without them. My handbags are like Mary Poppins bag. I you need it, I mostly have it. 

1. Umbrella
The weather in Chicago is so unpredictable. I use the Weather Channel app but I still carry one with me religiously. I have been caught in the rain a few times and ruined my hair, makeup or a handbag. 

2. Pen
I  have always been taught by my Mother to always keep a pen (and paper/mini notebook) with me. You never know when you may need it. I know just about everyone has a smart phone these days and usually jolt stuff down on them, but I still like this method. You never know when you may run out of battery on your mobile device. 

3. Makeup
As a makeup lover and beauty blogger, this is a must for me. I like to keep my makeup pouch with me everywhere I go. The contents change up all the time. Depending on how I do my makeup that day. I used to carry every thing I may possibly need, but I've been pretty good about only taking the basics with me and keeping it to a minimum. 

4. Stun Gun
Yup, you read that right. I used to carry pepper stray, but I have since upgraded to my stun gun. Safety first, babes. 

5. Compact Mirror
You never know when you will need to check your makeup or you teeth after eating, tehehe.

6. Snacks & Water
I love to carry a bottle of water and a few snacks with me. Whether it be a small bag of pretzels or almonds, a cliff bar, quest bar, etc. I tend to get a little hypoglycemic, so i need something with me.

7. Hand sanitizer
This one to me is a no brainer. I work in the medical field and we are constantly washing our hands. After a while, even if not at work, I need to wash my hands, even if with hand sanitizer. I feel my hands are dirty if I don't. 

8. Tissues
Another no brainer for me. Being a Mommy and suffering with seasonal allergies tissues are a must have. I keep them everywhere. My purse, my car, at home etc. They come in handy. 

9. Lotion
Being that I'm constantly washing my hand and I use hand sanitizer the result is, my hands get very dry. Lotion is in my best friend, especially in winter. 

10. Wallet
I use the Louis Vuitton mini couchette as a wallet at the moment, I just everything in there that a wallet can hold.  How do you carry your money and cards? 

Other Random essentials:
It's good to carry a few feminine products with you, just in case Mother Nature decides to make an unexpected visit. Also some aspirin, a band aid or two, some "protection" No Glove, No Love, a box of matches. 
What are some essentials in your hand bag/purse? What do you think I can add to my bag?

Happy New Year: 2016 {Quick review of 2015}

 Hello January...

My mantra going into 2016 is:

"I refuse to lose this battle, let whatever come my way, I am stronger than my rival, no I will not fall today"

Happy first day of 2016, loves. We left 2015 with some great memories and lessons learned.

I've made great contacts this year and made a few miles stones as a blogger. Looking forward to new projects and more networking. Hope everyone had a fun and safe night. I slept through all of it. My munchkin and I were in bed with a fever. So no glam session for me this year. 

Here is a quick review of last year, a few highlights of my 2015. 

I don't really blog about my personal life on my blog because, well frankly I don't think any of you care, haha. Not in a bad way, but I didn't know if you all would be interested, so I felt I should keep it all business. That may change this year. I won't over load you with personal stuff, but I few tid bits here & there. 

Last year, (which was 24hrs ago, tehehe) I had four major events happen, if you follow me on Instagram you may already know these...

1. We got a dog. Meet Delta. She an American Staffordshire Terrire. She's my baby. We aren't sure about her age, and the shelter we adopted her from all seem to disagree. So we go with 1. 

She's a big puppy. So smart and super energetic. Being a big pup she needs lot of exercise. 

2. I got engaged.

Yup, he did it beautifully. He took me to the restaurant where we went on our first date 8 years ago. 

3. We got married!

We wasted absolutely no time in getting hitched. We've been together 8 years and went to City Hall. We bought a house together in 2014 and lived together for about year. I seen no reason to spend so much money on a big wedding (cause for me it's either go big or go home) we have big projects for the house lined up and I rather spend the money on that and take my girls to Disney world. So we did it his way; us, our parents and my two daughters. Simple and quick. 

4. I hit 600 Instagram followers. 

I know it may seem silly, but I was so excited to hit 600. Hopefully I can get 600 more. 

My girls have grown so much this past year. It's incredible. They're grown physically, mentally and emotionally. 

My pre-teen Ariana is already looking into high schools. Nooooooo. Where has the time gone. I remember I ised to say, gee I can't wait for you to be out of diapers, how I regret that. My Alejandra is so smart, too smart for her own good. They are the apple of my eyes. 

What event(s) meant the most to you this past year?

How did you ring in the New Year?

Thank you for supporting me, my blog, my YouTube channel and my Instagram this past year. Your support is all I need. I appreciate it so much. 

Wishing you all nothing but happiness, love, prosperity, money and health this new year.