i’ve mentioned here and there that i am now student teaching full time…and that requires a lot of supplies, let me tell you. aside from all the actual classroom essentials, which include the catcher in the rye, my notebook, and my school laptop, i like to have a whole set of items and products that i may need. it sounds like a lot and it sounds extreme, but i find i feel so much more confident when i feel prepared and like i have all the supplies i could ever possibly need.
has anyone ever read the children’s book, chrysanthemum? well chrysanthemum is a little mouse that is teased at school because of her name. to combat this, she fills her favorite jacket with all her most prized possessions to give her extra confidence. and this is EXACTLY what i do too. makeup items //
bare minerals perfecting veil powder with elf retractable brush // i always carry this bare minerals powder (discontinued) that my sister gave me with my handy dandy elf brush. i will also occasionally throw in my mineral fusion pressed powder as well, if i feel like i need a little more coverage throughout the day. i don’t always use a powder, but i have found that something about the school environment/air/lights make me feel a lot oilier than usual.spot concealer // i keep my sephora concealer in 03 meringue in my bag ALWAYS. you just never know, ok! i’ll occasionally pop my nars creamy concealer in there too if i really need it.
mini tweezerman tweezers // you truly never know when you will need tweezers. a stray nose hair, a makeup brush hair that won’t get off your face, a splinter…you feel me.
maybelline brow brush // i aaaalways need a little brow brush up.
clarins instant light lip comfort oil in honey // this is the lip product that has been on my lips for the past 2 months straight. it looks like a gloss but feels like a balm and honey is the perfect, almost-clear shade. it makes me feel put together but also hydrates the lips beautifully. i transfer this from pocket to pocket and purse to purse, but right now it’s living at school with me.korres lip butter in jasmine // another balm that gives me more oomph than just a balm does. i love the light nudey pink shade of this and it’s one of my all time favorite lip products. you know i love a lip product that lightens the lips just a teensy bit. i just wish it wasn’t in a pot because i only use it right after i’ve washed my hands.
sephora coconut lip balm // my mom and i both looove this balm! it smells amazing and feels amazing. need i say more? great simple balm that i always have around somewhere.
super old sephora mirror compact // for when i don’t feel like whipping out my powder.
daily essentials // hand sanitizer // currently using bronner’s. i don’t know how anyone can work in a school, or really anywhere, without a good hand sanitizer. life essential, people. i also carry wet ones hand wipes with me for more serious situations!
hand lotion // my lotion of choice is a travel size gold bond. 99 cents at target. yes. it can also double as a face cream if necessary as it’s not exclusively a hand cream.
hair clips and twisties // duuuuhhhhh!
mouthwash // DUH! as a teacher i am super aware of my coffee breath. mouthwash is an absolute non-negotiable.
the extras that i don’t really use but like to have //
tide to go, lint brush, bandaids, lactaid, imodium, tissues // every single one of these products shows you who i really am. don’t believe what instagram shows you. i am a grandma.so i know this sounds like an absolute load of products, but all my essentials fit into a glossier pink pouch and my makeup items fit into a very small mac travel bag. i leave everything in my backpack/school bag so i don’t have to think about anything until i need it!
am i missing anything? what products do you keep with you on a daily basis?
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