Essentials: Daily

I’m going to start a new “series” called Essentials here on Be Up & Doing. But it’s not going to be heavily influenced by affiliate marketing or sponsored in any way. You’ll be getting a list of things I honestly consider an essential (and get a little cranky when I don’t have access to them).  The first list will be a DAILY essentials list. Things I use every day (besides my computer and iPhone). Whether I’m in the office, traveling or working in bed…I must have them.

Daily Essentials

  1. After an extremely dry winter, I discovered that Aquaphor’s Lip Repair is the only thing that truly keeps my lips hydrated. It’s not glamorous and it’s like $4 a tube.
  2. Even if I only have 5 minutes to get ready, I utilize these three items: Cils Booster XL Mascara to add a ton of length to my short lashes (it’s a base so you apply mascara on top once it’s dry), Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind concealer for dark circles and Benefit’s BAD Gal mascara.
  3. Every night I take a Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil blend. I only trust Green Pastures. It’s a superfood for your skin.
  4. I always have some kind of Moleskine on me. I just filled a small AND a large one so I need to replenish. I also need to figure out a system to keep my Google calendar, notebooks, paper planner + digital note taking all synced up. More on that later.
  5. I’ve searched high and low for a really good grain-free snack for when I’m running around to different meetings and don’t want that nausea/hungry feeling. These Simple Square organic bars are amazing. Not too nutty, not too sweet. I ordered a huge box!

Honestly that’s about it. Essentials aren’t really supposed to be frivolous though…

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Comments (9)

  • I’m in such desperate need of a good concealer for my too-dark circles. So thanks for that!
    I loved all the tips. Terrific new series -looking forward the next post! :) Have a great weekend!

  • Oo, I am need of some good concealer. I am with you on the Moleskine. I had to buy another one recently – flying through them!

    • I just discovered Baron Fig notebooks and might give them a try but I love how soft Moleskines are!!

  • Bad Gal is my number one all time favourite mascara. It’s the perfect dry formula, I can’t find anything else that even comes close! They give away mini ones with a magazine here (usually once a year or so) so I always make sure I stock up, heh.

    • It’s so fabulous!! I actually am using a sample right now. I was using “They’re Real” from Benefit and love that too but I love the brush on Bad Gal.

  • That’s funny, I only just started taking the Green Pastures fermented cod liver/butter oil a few weeks ago! :) Great tips!

    • How do you like it? I’m almost out so I need to re-order again!

      • It’s still early days, but I like it! :) I’m taking it in the capsule form because I’m too chicken to take it straight at this point… so it’s not too offensive or anything! haha

        Have you noticed any differences since you’ve been taking it? I’ve read so many good things about it for skin and health and what not :)

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