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What’s In My Bag For New Years Eve

Did you forget about Holiday parties now that December is coming to a close? New Years Eve is quickly approaching and even though I have plenty of outfit ideas, I have to make sure I come fully prepared. Is anyone else a crazy planner like that? Between work parties, friends night out, and even family gatherings, I’ve got my essentials ready! Keep reading to find out all of my must-haves.

What’s in My holiday purse survival kit?

After graduating school and starting my own business, this year has marked the most parties I’ve had to ever attend. I’m def not complaining, but needless to say I’ve got these essentials down to a tee, even figuring out some makeup hacks along the way! Some of them being no-brainers, here are the things that are in my bag:

  • Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant
  • Mini Bottle of  Spray or Roll-on Perfume
  • Lip Gloss / Lipstick
  • Blush or Bronzer Makeup Brush
  • Q-tips
  • Floss Sticks
  • Bobby Pins
  • Extra Earrings


What’s Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant?

I’ve been a fan of Dove since I was a pre-teen. I have extremely sensitive skin, so this was the first brand of deodorant and skincare products that I tried. And stuck with ever since! I was drawn to the sleek packaging, but am still using it everyday because it truly works!

Once I saw that the brand released a dry spray in my favorite Cool Essentials scent, which is a lot like a cucumber melon, I jumped at the chance to try their Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant.  Whether I’m going straight to an office holiday party from work, or hosting at home, I needed a product that can keep up with my on-the-go lifestyle and this seemed like it was exactly that. With Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, you can just #ShakeSprayGo and have the assurance of 48-hour protection that goes on instantly dry and cares for skin with Dove ¼ moisturizers. Other then the scent, my favorite part is that it leaves absolutely no residue. I’m so sick of getting those nasty white stains under my favorite shirts!

Makeup Hacks For The Party Gal

If you take one piece of advise from this entire post, I hope that it’s you need to believe in beauty products that will last throughout the night. Like I mentioned above, Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant stays for an incredible 48 hours. (Yep- that’s crazy!)

Along with smelling good, your makeup also needs to not budge. I keep q-tips in my purse for quick touchups to get lipstick off my teeth, smudge on a little extra concealer, or even reapplying some lipgloss. Trust me, this is the easiest way to do little touchups throughout the night. I also keep my blush brush in my purse. No, I don’t bring my blush or bronzer compact, just a simple swipe of the brush will be enough to add some sparkle or rosy to those cheeks.

Do you feel ready for all of those NYE parties now? I hope your bag and beauty essentials are. All you have to do is shake, spray, and go for an amazing holiday night out! Here’s to an amazing 2016, and even better 2017.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. Ijeoma wrote:

    Never thought to carry Q-tips with me, though I ALWAYS have bobby pins. Great post & images!

    Published 12.20.16
    • Taylor wrote:

      Thank you so much girl! They are totally random to bring, but they are life-savers for little makeup hacks!


      Published 12.20.16
  2. Chloe wrote:

    Didn’t even know they had spray antiperspirant now! I love Dove, their products always smell great. This definitely seems worth the try.

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/closet-access-bag/

    Published 12.20.16
  3. Rachel wrote:

    Those pink earrings are to die for! How cute!!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

    Published 12.21.16