Bags every woman should own

Maybe if I had the 7 bags every woman should own

Maybe I wouldn’t have as many as I do.  Unlike those who have the shoe fetish I don’t have an entire closet full of purses, I do have them in a bin. I don’t know how many I have exactly but I’d guess 20 of varying sizes and types. I also use some during certain times of year Like my Scorpio tote for November, some for the summer (see picture below) plus I have a few toiletry bags (of various sizes), and backpacks (depending on what I’m doing, where I’m going and my mood)

Here’s a quick shot with my Kindle of an array of my summer bags. I have 4 of the 7 types, unless you count the Pink/peach bag I use most as a small duffle.  There are a couple more purses but are small and rarely used as they’d only fit a small wallet or change purse, a lip-gloss, my digi camera and my phone (if even that), though should likely be used as a gift bag (like the small drawstring with the shells on it.) Also have 2 waterproof dry paks which will definitely be worth the purchase this summer as I’m supposed to go on  a neighbor’s boat. (hanging out while he and dad fish, I might do a bit but get bored quick so a small book to read, a pen and journal, maybe one of the kindles for weather and tide updates.

One is a Multi-purpose nylon bag you can put your clothes and even some emergency items in case the boat runs out of gas, or something.

the other is a ‘wallet‘ (great for the beach when you just come in from swimming and want to get something at the food stand)

the one in the top right that’s kind of peach and pink I use most and was a find at a thrift store. I couldn’t believe I found something American Eagle at a thrift store! The one in the middle with happy bunny says ‘Reduce Global Warming…buy me ice cream” I use that as a beach tote (also have another beach tote that’s long instead of wide like that one. Its from Del*Sol  where I think everything changes color in the sun. There used to be a shop in Cape May and I tried a polish or 2 and they really do change color. Sadly the shop is no longer there so I will soon have to order online for some polishes. (I just hope what I have will last me a bit longer. as I think the polishes were $8- $10 when I was there, so not sure how much now.)  The one on the far left that’s black and White the inside is vinyl so it’s ‘waterproof’ and has three pockets in the black area for easy access for chapstick and anything else you need to get to quick and small.

The small 2 tone blue is a Steve Madden I got (well forget the name of the store) but everything was always half off or more it’s a small hand bag, (wish the straps were a little bigger so I could at least put my hand through it to hold)

The blue tote i got years ago from Target for I thin $1-$2 it has Hibiscus on it. They had red or blue and the blue looked best. The toiletry bag in that I think was from Avon. On the right the bag on the chain, I got that in the thrift store I just liked that it was different.  Though they made it goofy, where they put the tabs for the chains (You can see where it pulls) I usually find the purse beside me laying flat as if it’s an arm rest! Sadly as much as I’d like to fix that, I would have to rip the whole thing apart. So if I find a way to remove the tabs so that it doesn’t damage the rest of the stitching and find a way to move them or a new way to include the chain (which would likely get to hot in the summer) I may have to end up just using it as a clutch.

I may have to get rid of a few things this summer if I find something new as the handles are fraying on that pink/peach one I use most.(I do need to iron it, as I swear they used to  much fabric on the inside and I can’t find my stuff half the time!

Now to just be able o sort my fall/winter ones out like this as there’s some in the bin, one the closet door, and hung some on the hooks in back of closet.

16 rules of makeup that turned out to be myths

Only certain people can pull off Red lipstick, considering some of what I have seen. NO, its not for everyone; but then I’m guessing these people did not have professional help choosing a shade.  Depending on your skin tone, hair color and maybe a couple of other factors depends on the red hue you should wear. If you are looking to wear a red lipstick.. Please pleas please do yourself a favor and go a department store with a M.A.C. counter (or whatever preferred brand you would prefer) and ask them to help you choose which red  is right for your skin tone etc.


Want to get lumps out of mascara? Before putting it on, use your brow comb/brush on your lashes with a little water.

Next put your mascara on, and then use your brow comb to get the clumps out and use a lash curler for them to have a longer look.

No Expiration date… WRONG!! Mascara is 3 months from the time of opening, Powders a year, creams 6 months a little longer if it’s a tube, or a pump bottle.) Now I haven’t seen any form of expiration signs on the general store brands, but I’m guessing the expensive department store ones would have it.


Make-up brushes, if used every day I suggest giving them a cleaning bi weekly to once a month the least. If you only use them when you go out on the town.. then every 3-6 months for cleaning.


Don’t keep your products in the bathroom or in an area near a radiator. because heat and even humidity can reduce the life of your make-up (or just dry it out which can be just as bad)

As for the color of your eyebrows… PLEASE leave those alone unless you want me to make fun of your naturally blonde self with brown eyebrows (that don’t look natural)


signs you have mental fatigue

When I’m feeling Mental fatigue or like it’s getting to that point I know if you say one more thing… I’m gonna likely make you  sod off!

Another thing is I start getting a headache in the back of my head  (a barely there one that doesn’t actually hurt, but feels more like a  pinwheel spinning in a breeze in a way)

I get physically tired and my Body aches

You could also chalk this up as an minor Anxiety attack as well.


7 signs you have mental fatigue