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What to Pack in Your Purse to Survive NYFW

By Christina Najjar | September 3, 2019 | Lifestyle

It’s that time of year again. Long Uber rides, chaotic schedules and non-stop shows. Fashion week is officially upon us and it is time to prepare accordingly. Think of your purse as your survival kit. Who knows where the day will take you and just in case it takes you to an after-after party in a Tribeca loft, it’s best to overprepare. Here are the absolute must-haves to keep you looking and feeling chic all week long.

Sakara Energy Bars


Sakara Energy Bars ($29)

Foodies and fashionistas alike agree that Sakara is the gold standard for delicious healthy food that makes you glow from the inside out. The Energy Bar contains functional ingredients to replenish your energy and improve your mental clarity with none of the unpleasant side effects of that second (or third...) cup of coffee. With L-Theanine, Vitamin B12, raw cacao and hemp protein, these chic bars from beauties Whitney Tingle and Danielle Duboise will keep you fueled all week long.

MAKE Marine Salve


MAKE Marine Salve ($20)

Super-concentrated, this intense moisture salve infused with ultra-rich oils and butters helps deliver the restorative powers of an ointment in a gentle, melting balm. This do-it-all salve contains an edible Marine Algae that helps shield against environmental aggressors. Soothes and heals cracked, dry, cut and irritated skin while protecting against pollution, heavy metals and free radical damage. Use on lips, hands, face… perfect for quick touch-ups between shows.

Man Repeller x Maman Coffee Cup


Man Repeller x Maman Coffee Cup ($6)

The chicest way to caffeinate this fashion week, hands down! Man Repeller and maman collaborated on a special coffee cup for Fashion Week. Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine Cohen is a regular maman customer and friend of maman founder Elisa Marshall. Inspired by Leandra’s drink order (think anything with oat milk!), maman created a limited edition Oatmeal Cookie Latte made with housemade spiced raisin puree, oatly oat milk and espresso, topped with cinnamon oat dust garnish. There is no sugar added, of course. After all, it is fashion week. (All of the sweetness comes from the raisins!)

Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Concealer


Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Concealer ($35)

The OG of concealers, it would be borderline irresponsible to approach Fashion Week without this magic gold wand. The new Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Concealer erases dark circles, helps to tackle signs of fatigue and corrects the all over eye area. Your eyes instantly look awake and bright and the formula is buildable for as much coverage as needed. The ultimate no-makeup makeup formula, this magic wand creates flawless coverage without ever looking overdone or artificial and doesn’t cake or crease throughout the day, no matter how many shows you sit through.

Beboe Calming Blend CBD Vaporizer Pen


Beboe Calming Blend CBD Vaporizer Pen ($75)

Because let’s face it, shows and socializing for a week straight can be extremely stressful. Beboe’s Calming Blend CBD Vaporizer Pen gives your mind a well-earned massage without any of the psychoactive effects of THC. Combining hemp-derived CBD with tasty citrus terpenes, this sleek pen offers a fast-acting way to help relieve stress, reduce pain and combat inflammation.

Monastery Aloe Hyaluronic Moisture Boost


Monastery Aloe Hyaluronic Moisture Boost, ($79)

For when your face is looking a little lackluster from lack of sleep. This gel serum feels ultra-light but gives skin a serious boost in hydration thanks to two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid (famed for holding 1000x its weight in water). Even better, the hyaluronic acid is suspended in a base of soothing, moisturizing aloe. Lavender soothes skin and instantly relaxes the senses for an aromatherapeutic experience.

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