Daily Covet: Rebecca Minkoff Pouch & Necessities

This cute Rebecca Minkoff Pouch is just the thing this girl needs to keep things organized in my handbag. And it’s on Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, making it even more covetable.

Here are my daily essentials – my favorites that get me through the day.

Sheer lipstick? Check.

Hand cream? Check.

Sunscreen? Check.

A pretty, silver pen? Check.

Kleenex? Check.

An upgraded cell phone with a new case? Check.

Everyday sparkly studs? Check.

What more does a girl need? What’s in your bag that you just can’t live without?

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Daily Covet: Chevron Wallet & No. 7 Lip Stain

This weekend, I made a public appearance at Junkstock, a cool event in Omaha that happens twice a year.  It’s where vendors bring all their cool “junk” that’s been repurposed or is waiting to be repurposed for whoever decides it’s a must have.

I had to stop in at Target to pick up an umbrella as I misplaced mine.  As I perused the accessories section, this little turquoise chevron wallet (in store) popped out at me. I actually own a black and white printed version of this wallet already and love it. It’s the perfect size for my smaller evening-time bags, I can take it out of my handbag and carry it on it’s own and it snaps shut tightly to keep all my cards, cash and identification in place. The best part is that it’s literally $12.99 – no one is more surprised than this bag snob!

Another favorite from Target is my No. 7 Sheer Temptation lip stain in “Entice.” I’m not much of a lipstick person on a day-to-day basis.  I much prefer a little stain that will keep my lips pink even after the glossiness wears off.  And it’s minimal gloss at that, so it’s really perfect to keep my pout moist even when I’m just working out or heading to the pool.

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Daily Covet: iPhone 5 Purse

I may have been out of the fashion loop for some time, but is this as exciting to you as it is to me?

I happened upon an iPhone 5 purse that is so cute and cool — best of all you know your phone will fit in it.  Well, that is, if you have actually upgraded your phone to the iPhone 5.  (I have not, sadly.)

With that said, there are new iPhone 5 models out ( iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S), which is all the more reason to upgrade for great accessories, right?

Check out the inside of this little purse.  The perfect perch for your iPhone 5 and a little pocket for your ID, credit cards and money.  “There’s not enough room for your lipstick,” you say?  An excuse to go out and find that 12-hour red lipstick that means no re-application necessary!

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Shades of Jade

One of the hottest colors for fall also happens to be one of my favorites.  Call it “Jade”, call it “Peacock”, call it whatever you want, but call it “gorgeous!”

Here are a few of my favorite things for fall, not only in shades of jade, but in super luxe fabrics and super feminine styles.

Eco-friendly nails

Priti NYC is debuting a new collection in some super fashion-forward shades for your nails.

So fashion forward, the likes of Stella McCartney and Thakoon had models don this ultra-hip polish at Fashion Week’s Fall ’12 shows.

These are a few of my faves, but be sure to check out more, along with other eco-conscious cosmetics at Priti NYC.

Daily Covet: Beauty don’t come free… or cheap

Last night, after dropping a bundle on three new bras (after going waaayyyy too long without replacing old, worn out, and played out bras), I was lamenting the cost of being a woman.  I like the finer things for sure, but I won’t say I’m excessive about my beauty regimen.  Hair cuts and highlights run me about $150 every 12 weeks – yep, I said 12 – as I try to put them off to save myself a couple trips per year that way.

I spend about $50 on day cream, $40 on eye cream and $40-ish on cleanser every couple of months.  I’m a stay-at-home mom, so I don’t regularly wear makeup, except my $26 Lancome Definicils mascara and $18 juicy tubes of lip gloss.  Or just a tinted Burt’s Bees lip balm for $9.  Perfume gives me a headache, and my family membership to the gym, is probably comparable to most gyms – relative to the part of the country you live in.

My point you ask?  Big news!  Jennifer Aniston reportedly spends $8K per month on her beauty regimen.  I was driving this morning, and my radio station’s DJ was remarking over Jennifer Aniston’s monthly beauty bill of $8K.  Apparently, $900 per week goes to Yoga lessons, neck ointment by Euoko is $450, and regular splurges on Tracie Martyn Spa Facials are $500+.

Everyone seems up in arms about this fact.  And while I don’t begrudge Jennifer Aniston her beauty routine (hey, she’s not getting plastic surgery every day like Melanie Griffith!), why is this news?  Articles keep talking about how high and mighty Angelina would be about all the coin Jennifer’s dropping for beauty, while she’s trying to save the world.

Angelina probably spends that and more on tattoos and private jets to wander the globe.  (Yes, I’m Team Aniston…)

All I have to say is… all that money is NOT in vain, as witnessed below.

Need Brow Work?

I’ve given some thought to doing my own brows.  I know it sounds totally cheap, but it seems odd to pay someone $15-$30 to rip off almost no hair from above my eye.

In the end, I always suck it up and pay my wonderful hair person to do it.  And I think it’s a good decision on my part, as I do not have the easiest eyebrows to tame.

However, here is a video from Joyous.com that takes you through step by step.  And even if you still want to leave the removal to the professionals, it’s a great how-to on keeping up between waxes, penciling in lighter areas or taming stray hairs.