What’s In My Purse


I love those “what’s in my purse” posts and videos, and this pic got a lot of interest when I posted it on Instagram, so I thought why not share it all?! Some of these are pretty much permanent purse staples, others are just products I’m loving on lately.

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LOVE: CherryCulture Lip Balm

For those of you who don’t know (and seriously, are you new?) Cherry Culture is a site that sells a lot of brands of makeup, mostly inexpensive (like NYX, Styli-Style, Milani, and tons of others). They usually have some kind of freebie, which used to be a cheap lip gloss by I think Arissa that smelled like chocolate. It came with every order. Then they switched to a cherry-scented rollerball lip gloss that I found sticky (and occasionally leaky!) – and smelled like jr high.

Most recently, however, they have switched to the Cherry Culture Lip Balm as their freebie. I made a small haul several months back and since hey it’s free I went ahead and added the Cherry Culture Lip Balm in lime. I love lime scented/flavored things and I don’t often see a lime scented lip balm. Turns out I friggin love this thing. And it retails for $1.99 (on sale for 99 cents right now) or occasionally comes free with your order.

Down side? There isn’t one.

As shown in the picture, it comes in a bunch of scents. There’s actually even more than in that picture. The total lineup is:

  • Lime
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Banana
  • Peach
  • Raspberry
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Grape
  • Bubble Gum

Formula-wise this is nothing groundbreaking or earth-shattering. The ingredients are nothing special. But I love this lip balm. It smells nice and makes my lips feel awesome. What’s not to love? I keep it at my desk at home and apply it while I’m working, and makes me very happy. ;)

If you’re thinking you want to get in on this Cherry Culture action, I have some great news for you! They are having a 20% off sale sitewide in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The code for this sale is PINK20.



Note: I paid for the products in the haul that got me this lip balm for free, but this post does contain affiliate links.

Cherry Culture Back To School Sale

Woohoo! Cherry Culture has 20% off for back to school. Save 20% off your order from now through the 24th at 11:59 CST. Code is B2S20.

Shipping to the U.S. is free on orders over $40. Cherry Culture also ships world-wide (although I understand it’s kind of $$, so you might want to buddy-up, international ladies!).

If you’re not familiar with Cherry Culture, they carry all kinds of awesome brands. Their most popular (I think anyway) being NYX. You might also want to give Sinful Colors, Jordana, Crazy Rumors, and newly added freshMinerals a look-see. I first discovered freshMinerals on my trip to Washington a couple months ago. It looks like they do not yet have the full line on Cherry Culture’s website, but it’s good to have on your radar to check out in the future because their eye colors are to die for. 

Oh yes, and if you like sparkly nail polish, run to the LA Girl Rock Star nail lacquers. OMG. The color Overdose is probably one of my favorite glittery polishes ever. It’s freaking gorgeous. Check it out:

(Yes, I know I have polish all over my cuticles. I couldn’t wait til after I cleaned this up to show everyone on Twitter the amazing sparkles!)

Deals of the Moment

Hello everyone! Just a quick post to make you aware of a couple of codes flying around…

50% off Minerals at E.L.F. with up to a $50 discount, no minimum purchase. Code: MIN50LTD. Or you can get FREE SHIPPING on your $25+ order with the code EHFREESHIP.

Cherry Culture is offering $10 off a purchase of $50 or more. Remember, $40+ orders ship free, so this is essentially giving you free shipping too. Code is NS10. Ends on the 21st at 11:59 pm CST. All items purchased w/ this promo code are final sale.

Also, today is the last day to get free shipping on any order from Shu Uemura with the code FSHIPPING. 

Will you be picking up anything from E.L.F., CC or Shu?