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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

What's in my purse?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A girl's purse is an insight into her world. My purse is exactly that, my world. When I'm in school it carries a lot more than it does currently, including day planners, iPads, pencil cases etc. Since I am not in school right now, my purse is SO MUCH lighter.

The Bag I got my purse from the Fossil outlet just outside of Seattle Washington on a trip just after Christmas with my family. It is last years bag, which meant it was the lovely price of $50 compared to the regular $100. With the exchange rate I believe it totalled $60, which still is not bad. It's a perfect over the shoulder deep purple colour which I think can be worn year round. It is a quality leather which is great and it holds up really well. I absolutely adore this bag (and considering I have been using it for 5 months, that means something).

The Wallet My wallet is a mint green (I love the colour) with off white paneling as well. I got this from Aldo for $25. It doubles as both a wallet and a wristlet thanks to the handy detachable strap. Inside, which I didn't show, has my cards and money, but in the zippered pouch on the front I keep roughly 5 dollars in change, including a toonie, loonie, couple of quarters and maybe some dimes and nickels.

Along with my wallet, I have this adorable change purse. This store Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade chain that carries a vast variety of products from around the world. This particular change purse is from India, and the pattern is so cute.

The makeup to go bag Ipsy is this fantastic monthly subscription service where they send you a glam bag, which is a bag full of products every month. In Canada, it costs $17 a month, and most of the product samples are worth the money! Well once you get the bags, you have to figure out what to do with them. I have been subscribed for a year and have a lot of bags to use. Inside my purse I keep this bag that has lipsticks on it. I keep lip products, hand cream and cleansing hand wipes.

I keep a total of 6 different lip products in it. Noya Cherry Lip Balm I got from my ipsy bag a few months ago, it smells delicious and really works (on top of that it's all natural products). Nivea Hydro Care, so moisturizing. Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast another great moisturizing lip balm. Pop Beauty in Fuschia Freesia a really pretty colour on the lips, scary in the bottle. Lastly, I have 2 Maybelline Colour Whispers- Pin Up Peach and Rose of Attraction these are staples in my purse.. and life.

I also keep PUR Beauty hand cream- I got it in my stocking at Christmas, but I know my mom got it at Target for a dollar- so worth the dollar. PUR Beauty cleansing hand wipes- also a Christmas stocking stuffer- also from target for a dollar- again worth it.

Randoms- I keep Mentos- which are my favourite on the go mints, my grandpa always has them in his car- so now I always have them with me. Sunglasses- Forever 21 knock off Ray Bans, with Cheetah Print on them, favourite sunglasses until I can afford the real deal. Kleenex- I keep the small travel pack of like 10 kleenex in my purse just in case- emergencies can happen. Kool-Aid Liquid, it has 24 servings in this tiny bottle, which turns it into Cherry Kool-Aid. I love this stuff because I can't drink many pops and soft beverages (Aspartame triggers migraines) so I can turn any old bottle of water into kool-aid.

Well, thats it, the inside of my purse- what do you guys think are staples for inside your purse?

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At 6 May 2014 at 21:51 , Anonymous Ambi Page said...

such a pretty bag you have dear with cool stuff in it :) Awesome blog girl !! xx

At 7 May 2014 at 05:10 , Anonymous Alexandra Lif said...

God I love that deep purple plum colour of your bag, it looks like it's really durable too! May I ask what hand cream you are using? I just finished mine and wasn't too impressed with it, and I really want to try something new. Btw, I love mentos too! I always bring them to my final exams at school and they just save me every time, help me concentrate and just wow I am totally addicted! Great post btw :)



At 7 May 2014 at 06:08 , Anonymous Mikayla Sheard said...

I usually use the Soap and Glory Hand Food when I'm at home, I keep it in my endtable. The PUR Beauty one is just their moisturizing hand cream (that's all it says on the bottle). Hope that helps!!

At 7 May 2014 at 06:08 , Anonymous Mikayla Sheard said...

Thank you so much!

At 7 May 2014 at 13:13 , Anonymous Valentina Batrac said...

Great post,I really love reading 'what's in my purse' posts <3


At 7 May 2014 at 13:25 , Anonymous Mikayla Sheard said...

Thank you!


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