The Modern Mary Poppins Bag

(Summer) Handbag Essentials

Small bags are cute at night, but during the day you need a bag that can fit everything you need while on the go.

I call them my "Mary Poppins" bags, they're comfortable, chic and fit 
everything I need to go through the day- minus the coat hanger!

These are a couple of things I must always carry in my bag, especially 
during hot summer days.
Great for the beach, relaxing over the weekend or even for work.
Felix Rey Large Canvas Tote $22.48 at Target

Apply around eyes in the morning to illuminate eye area and keep it in 
your purse for quick touch-ups. It's great for covering dark circles under your eyes! Lemon Aid by Benefit Cosmetics , $20.

Keep your eyes safe from the sun rays with Oversize "Tortoise" 
Sunglasses, $16.99 at  Overstock.com

The swine flu is this summer's health threat. Keep your hands clean 
and smelling great with Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel, 
$1.00 available in different scents.

Dare to be wild with bright, neon nail polish colors. My pick: Essie's 

Prevent a faux-pas and stay in style. Check out the new Moxie Slenders which come with a cute purse-ready boudoir style tin, 
$4.99 at Duane Reade drugstores in N.Y. and N.J. (available soon throughout the U.S.)

The key to great skin is hydrating and moisturizing your skin regularly. In addition to drinking plenty of water everyday,
I like to always have a bottle of Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray,
$5.50 for a 50ml (1.7 oz) travel size bottle. Simply spray it on to feel refreshed and hydrate your skin.

And of course, my favorite handbag essential, a flirty Spanish hand fan to keep myself cool while at the beach or just walking around. 

Happy Shopping :)

*Reply to his post with your favorite handbag essentials for a chance to try Moxie products even before they reach your city (supplies are limited). 


  1. I have two handbag essentials:
    1. Mints or gum, just something to keep your breath fresh. I personally always have Altoids or orbit bubblemint gum with me.
    2. Lip balm. It's nice to have one with color, and I always love Bigelow Pharmacy products and their mint lip balm is the best.

  2. my handbag essentials:

    1. carmex lip balm
    2. bobby pins & a hair tie
    3. dentyne ice
    4. my Dior lipgloss

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