Size of a pad, but fits the world. All of these items were chosen because I have had several instances where I wish I had it. Also, even though I’m not much of a pill person, during stressful “emergency” situations, I don’t usually have the luxury to wait out menstrual cramps or find a soothing remedy to a stomachache. Everyone is different; this is me.


The Organized Minimalist

As savvy Sephora shoppers know, the register line is what’s up. Hiding in those little bins that frame the walk to the cashiers are minis prime for packing in any bag—whether it’s carry-on luggage for your trip to Bora Bora or a satchel for your bike ride to the farmers’ market. The fact is, the weather is killing it, and we’re looking for any excuse to be out and about. These are the pint-sized products in our bags that keep us prepared for any summer adventure at a moment’s notice. BECKY PEDERSON

Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit
Consider this the put-together power woman’s army knife. This 17-piece kit is made to get you through a variety of beauty, fashion, and hygiene woes—and it comes neatly packed in a cutie-patootie, TSA-compliant pouch so small it will fit in the palm of your hand.

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler
Feeling knotty? Painlessly untangle unintentional dreadlocks from running around the beach, chasing cute dogs in the park, or whatever it is you’re doing to while away the days, you crazy kid. The unique brush teeth move with your hair, minimizing breakage as it styles.

Calling the grease police! Summer brings humidity, and humidity brings facial oil spills. Unless you want your face to shine like a beacon, it’s smart to tote around blotting sheets. SEPHORA COLLECTION offers packs with six different skin-care benefits, including tea tree to address tired skin and mint to cool and soothe.

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée
Nothing dreamily whispers relaxation quite like sipping on fresh coconut water. Even if palm trees aren’t on your horizon, you can still enjoy some aloha vibes compliments of Josie Maran. This gelée is meant to be applied as a blush, but pro tip: It works great as a lip stain, too.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof
Maybe we’re still reeling from our spring cleaning frenzy, but we’re really into beauty products that secretly double as other products right now. In addition to the above gelée, the other twofers in our collection are these mega eyeliners. They come in an array of colors and can be smudged out into an eye shadow look.

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Rollerball
Summer is a really good time to pretend you’re a mermaid trapped in a human’s body, regardless of whether you have access to the ocean (or even a kiddie pool). This aquatic fragrance is a must. It’s inspired by the Mediterranean Sea with hints of jasmine, pink pepper, and Italian lemon. (Does not come with guardian crab angel.)

Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes
If you’re still as pale as the ghost of winters past, this pack of towelettes is your new BFF. It’s infused with maracuja oil, which has been known to brighten skin’s appearance. The formula also has vitamins A and E to protect against free radicals while moisturizing—and of course, tanning.


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PINCH PROVISIONS / Minimergency® Kit

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TANGLE TEEZER / Tangle Teezer Compact Styler

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JOSIE MARAN / Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof

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GIORGIO ARMANI / Acqua di Gioia Rollerball

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TARTE / Brazilliance™ Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Beauty on the Fly

This Halloween, we’ll provide the tricks so you can focus on the treats! Try these solutions to common Halloween costume malfunctions:

  • Clear nail polish - dab a little on snagged tights to prevent further runs.
  • Double sided tape - mend torn hems in a pinch.
  • Safety pin - hold a broken zipper or seam together.
  • Mending kit - sew a loose button or hold a flyaway belt in place.
  • Stain remover - clean up those inevitable chocolate smears!
  • Adhesive bandage - take care of any fright night spills.

Whether you’re a Coachella virgin or longtime lover, deciding which beauty products to take to Indio is no easy feat. Sure, you want the ones to help you beat the heat and keep you sun safe, but you’ll also want to show off your style—while making sure everything fits inside your cross-body bag. Here, we’ve gathered a group of festival friendly products to help inspire your weekend in the desert.

The perfect bag to house all your Coachella necessities.

SHISEIDO Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
Take back memories, not a sunburn. Apply this sunscreen every two hours for optimal protection.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Express Cleansing Wipes To Go
Keep these travel-sized towelettes on hand to easily wipe off makeup and sweat.

Chloé Rollerball
You never know who you’re going to meet on the grounds. Apply this easy-to-tote scent on your pulse-points to set a romantic vibe.

Get mermaid color instantly. These temporary pastel hair chalks give you color without the commitment.

EVIAN Mineral Water Spray To Go
Because if you’re going to spray your face to cool off in public, you might as well do it with chic, French mineral water.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof
Festivals are the perfect place to experiment with your look. Try these oversized pencils for bold (and sweat-proof) effects.

DRYBAR Detox Dry Shampoo
Goodbye, greasy tent hair! This oil-absorbing dry shampoo will keep your second-day locks looking good.

PINCH PROVISIONS Minimergency® Kit for Her
This deceivingly tiny kit (we’re talking 17 pieces) holds everything you need in a pinch—from breath freshener to a tampon.

Spring is synonymous with lip gloss. Go for the wet look with these hydrating tubes.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume Waterproof Mascara
Look bright eyed in your Instagrams. This mascara lets you rock major lashes—without any smudges.

KATE SOMERVILLE Somerville 360°™ Tanning Towelettes
Bronze your face and bod for an envy-inducing tan on Day 1.



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Kate Somerville / Somerville 360°™ Tanning Towelettes

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Chloe / Chloé Rollerball

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Sephora Collection / Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof

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Sephora Collection / Pastel Hair Chalk

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Sephora Collection / Express Cleansing Wipes

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Evian / Mineral Water Spray Duo To Go

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Shiseido / Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 50+ For Face/Body

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Drybar / Detox Dry Shampoo

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Ultra Shine Lip Gloss

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Sephora Collection / Outrageous Volume Waterproof Mascara

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Pinch Provisions / Minimergency® Kit For Her - Red Chinese

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Sephora Collection / The Overnighter


As y'all might know, I recently reached 1000 followers! I figured since y'all are so great I’d do a giveaway!

Prizes for this giveaway include
●A knit infinity scarf from Francesca’s
●A minimergency kit
●Two Starbucks gift cards
●Small surprise gifts

Rules for the giveaway:
●Only reblogs count
●You may reblog as many times as you like
●Follow me on instagram to get double the entries {mercedesadavison}
●If you follow me on instagram message me your username (I will be checking)
●The giveaway will end April 22!

I hope y'all like this giveaway!

how does this sound for a giveaway: 

1 pair of black OR tan gloves

1 roll of black AND one roll of white tape

1 jumbo pack of bobby pins

1 minimergency kit (comes with a lot of really useful stuff!)