What’s In My Bag-MWS

One of the many pleasures of working at MWS is access to all the very cool stuff we sell. The store is always trying new products to make your jobs, hobbies, and lives easier and more successful but we also carry lots of makeup and essential basics that you’ll find in my bag every day. So, what’s in my bag?

So, What's In My Bag-MWS? by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

What’s In My Bag? Being Prepared

I never leave home without a package of Wet Ones in my bag. I use this thin lightweight pack of wipes every day. They are great for a quick wipe after touching something gross in the subway or cleaning up before a meal. In the hot weather (and I promise it will be hot again ) I use the wipes to cool off and freshen up my neck and underarms. they are also super for cleaning up spills. The packs come in a fresh scent or fragrance-free.

Wet Ones - Antibacterial (Travel Size) What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

And speaking of spills, I always keep a Tech Wipe in my bag. They are individually wrapped wipes that get out stains like magic. And I mean every kind of stain from food and wine to makeup and motor oil. They are also fragrance-free and safe around children and pets.

Tech Quik Wipes - Individual Stain Remover Wipes What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

 

Yes, I know everyone uses their phone as a flashlight these days. I also see that a lot of you forget to turn it off and run your battery down. Well, every bag does need a flashlight and I prefer to use a Bitelite.  This is a cool little flashlight that is essential for the backstage crews on Broadway because you can put it in your mouth and bite down to turn it on so you’ve got a tiny hands free flashlight. It also has a little chain to attach it to your bag, belt or keychain. This is such a bright, lightweight and convenient product.

Bitelites - Basic What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

OK, so the next one is the answer to a crazy little pet peeve of mine. Have you noticed that an awful lot of people don’t know that the seam, vent or slit on their clothes that are tacked closed with a thread X are meant to be opened? It drives me nuts. But I’ve got a solution to my neurosis, I carry a Bohin Foldable Seam Ripper in my bag…brilliant I know! It is a tiny little thing that you open into a regular seam ripper, so it is safe to carry, comes in cool colors and works great. You never know when you might need to open a suit jacket vent for someone on their way to a job interview. I’m sort of a superhero with a seam ripper.

Bohin France Foldable Seam Ripper What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

 

What’s In My Bag? Cold and Flu Season

At the moment we are plagued by flu and scary viruses. It’s too easy to catch something bad in the winter so my bag has a travel size of Jao and Purell. The Jao is in 2 oz. spray bottle and is great for quick refreshing protection. In fact, you can even offer a spritz to a sneezer without having to touch anyone. Jao can also be sprayed on your body and smells great so it’s a perfect refresher at the gym. And it zaps zits! Get one for your teens for their backpack.

Jao Brand Refresher What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

The Purell is a gel, just squirt out a drop and rub your hands together for 99.9% protection against germs. Purell also comes in individually packaged wipes.

Purell Original What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

Another, maybe odd but brilliant thing you’ll always find in my bag is a package of Hand Warmers. You don’t know how many times they have been a lifesaver. I work not only at MWS but also as an actor and you need to be as prepared as a boy scout for outdoor activities at this time of year. Another little trick, I use the hand, foot or body warmers as a portable heating pad on aching body parts when I’m not at home.

HotHands Hand Warmers What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

 

What’s In My Bag? Makeup & Skin care

You’ve got to have some basic comfort items in your bag. I always carry hand cream and Grandma’s Secret Miracle Moisturizer is the best. It comes in a 2 oz travel size, it’s greaseless, stainless and fragrance-free. There is nothing like Grandma’s original recipe for soft skin and “no animal testing.”

Grandma's Secret Miracle Moisturizer What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

Oh my lips, my poor chapped winter lips. I become obsessed with lip balm at this time of year. We sell lots of wonderful brands of lip balm at MWS but my favorite one is fancy.  It’s the By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Balm. Oh, it’s rich and luscious with a very light scent of rose water and I love it. It comes in a jar that will fit in your purse or makeup bag and it works miracles on your lips.

By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Balm What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

Another, maybe odd but brilliant thing you’ll always find in my bag is a package of Hand Warmers. You don’t know how many times they have been a lifesaver. I work not only at MWS but also as an actor and you need to be as prepared as a boy scout for outdoor activities at this time of year. Another little trick, I use the hand, foot or body warmers as a portable heating pad on aching body parts when I’m not at home.

Oh makeup, my one true love! Yes, makeup is a passion of mine and at MWS I get to try the best skincare and makeup lines and I love it! Makeup is a personal thing so what I like might not be your thing. That’s why we have lots of testers and trained professionals in our makeup department to color match and guide you.

My favorite line in the store is Koh Gen Do. The Japanese line focuses on skincare and beautiful foundations which they consider skincare rather than makeup. It is great for all skin types but one of the many reasons I love it is their foundation makes my old lady skin look more youthful and dewy.

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

I also adore the Youngblood Mineral Primer. It magically creates great skin for your makeup application.

Youngblood Mineral Primer What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

One thing I have learned about keeping makeup in your bag is that you should keep it in a clear bag. That way you can quickly find what you need for touchups and you’ll know if a cap has come off your lipstick or other makeup malfunctions. MWS has lots of bags in every shape and size, so come in, try some wonderful makeup and get your perfect bag.

Tas Merah Multi-Purpose Transparent Cosmetic Bag What's In My Bag by Manhattan Wardrobe Supply

My bag also has lots of pens, notebooks, receipts, and mints because you can never make enough lists or have enough fresh breath! So if you need anything, give me a shout, I’ve probably got it in my bag!