What’s in My Bag: Backpack Edition

Above: Buttery leather and pristine craftsmanship…the perfect collision of style and substance.
Despite a healthy and well-deserved rest and schedule that involves copious amounts of surfing and travel, my brother, Seth (www.sethwegter.com), has remained prolific in the bag-making department.  Allow me to introduce you to his most recent incarnation…the sophisticate backpack
Above: This backpack even distributes weight, which makes toting all of my essentials around a veritable dream.
Above: The sturdy front zipper opens to reveal a swath of paisley lining and a cavernous compartment for storing lip color and a compact.
Above: A close up of  the front compartment contents…1. Kanebo Sensai lip color in Ususakura, 2. Hourglass Retractable Foundation Brush, Tom Ford gloss in Naked and 4. Kanebo Sensai Triple Touch Compact in #2
Above: The compact in #2 Medium is suitable for NC 23-30 skin tones. 

A now a quick diversion to detail this stunning compact.  Retailing for $55, the Kanebo Sensai Triple Touch Compact is three products in one: a smoothing primer (to refine lines and pores), an opaque concealer (perfect for under eye darkness) and a luminescent powder with medium coverage.  It makes touch ups an expedited experience and is quickly becoming a favorite beauty gadget of sorts!  I have a lot of powders (next review to come…the highly anticipated and coveted Chanel Les Beiges #20!) so my loyalty to a single formula is dubious at best. That being stated, due to its multifaceted nature, this compact is unlike anything I current own…loving it!

Above:  Compact top level…primer on the left, concealer on the right.
Above: Second level the finely-milled, slightly luminescent powder and thin sponge applicator.  I prefer using my Hourglass Retractable Foundation Brush for the most even coverage.
Above: Swatches of the Triple Touch Compact contents…the primer is invisible, the concealer, quite opaque and good for NC 20-27 skin and the powder is so finely-milled that I had difficulty getting it to show up (though it does provide buildable coverage, lovely skin refinement and lovely shine control).
Above: A back view of the backpack.
The backpack has two straps and a sliding closure that stays put when closed and opens the main compartment comfortably.  The straps are adjustable and are finished with quality brass hardware that give it a classic flair. 

Above: I love the clean and classic look of the adjustable straps…they are thin enough to be feminine and streamlined yet thick enough to not dig into the skin. 
Above: The back label..,
Above: The sliding mechanism that opens and closes the backpack is line with canvas to create the proper amount of friction and security. 
Above: An aerial view of the bag…this has an interior pocket (for more lip color and my cell phone and plenty of room for small pouches and my wallet.   I can even comfortably  fit in a small water bottle, dog treats and a denim shirt!
Above: The contents of my back pack!

Item Overview:

1. Blue leather Seth Wegter Bags zipper pouch…this is acting as my makeup bag this summer (some of my makeup has been removed from the bag and put in the picture for greater detail!)

2. Guerlain Four Seasons Terracotta Bronzer in #02 Natural Blondes…slightly darker than 00 Nude for my summer tan!

3. Chanel Creme Blush in Inspiration…can’t get enough of this pale pink flush.

4. Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara…dark and intense lashes in two coasts.

5. Jouer Powder Eyeshadow in Maple…the perfect warm brown.  Lasts all day!  Introduced in this video ; ) 

6. By Terry Ombre Blackstar in #4 Bronze Moon…this golden taupe is always by my side.

7. Original Tic Tacs…the only candy in my purse…refreshing and delicious.

8. Seth Wegter Bags Sunglasses Holder…stylish and protective for my Chloe sunnies.

9. Beauty Professor business cards ; )

10. Sonia Rykiel silk scarf in a nude tone…it matches everything, can be worn around my neck or in my hair and is light as a feather.

11. Seth Wegter Bags purple zipper pouch…currently acting as my wallet this summer.  It holds everything and more!

12. Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Hang Ten…a sheer pink nude that is highly moisturizing.  Swatches HERE.

13. Jouer Lipstick in Meg…a creamy peachy pink…review forthcoming.

14. Tom Ford Nude Vanille Lipstick.  I am never without this!

15. Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Bloom…this neutral pale nude is a totally beautiful Neiman’s Beverly Hills exclusive.

16. Mini Gideon Bible…got this for free at the OC Fair last week…love the portability and invaluable words it contains.

Above:  A closeup of the lip color mentioned in the list above.
Above: A closeup of my leather pouches…these are slender, durable,  fully-lined and hold everything under the sun!
Above: An aerial view of my makeup bag. 
Above: Wearing the Sophisticate Backpack…this bag makes me one happy girl. 

Bottom Line: This bag is genius!  Soft, sleek and completely versatile, I am so thankful to add this gem to my collection.  I can dress it up or down instantly and it holds everything I need effortlessly and with panache.  Summer can be a time to pare down our routine and essentials…from the languid ease of this style to the carefully curated (and reduced!) amount of products I am committed to carrying, the Sophisticate Backpack feels both timeless and extremely fresh!

**PR samples provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. This post contains affiliate links; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these work.

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Comments (4)

  • Anonymous Reply

    Hey hey! Love this post, and I am now in love with the zipper pouches. Love! *puts whole wallet in freezer* 🙂

    K. Nicole

    August 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, girl! The zipper pouches are brilliant…so thin, yet able to hold a crazy amount of whatever you choose to fill it up with!

      xoxo and hope your week is off to a great start,

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 6, 2013 at 6:22 am
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Hi B.P, just enjoying my day off reading your blog with a delicious coffee! My fav thing. I really love that the quality of the leather and the hardware on it, shows right on the computer. It is the best size and does put a chic touch to the backpack. LOVE! Just want to mention if anyone needs help with the amazing Kanebo foundation, don't hesitate to call the Beauty Prof. connection Kimmie. Once again she has graciously sent me some samples of another shade of foundation & their self-tanner. I am so excited to try the tanner tonite. It has firming & hydrating qualities. It seems that I could wear natural beigein the winter as well as almond beige in summer. thank you for a great what's in my bag. Because what's in your bag, I want in mine! haha xoxo Oh Kimmie also sent me the lip treatment…amazing for my dry cracked lips!

    August 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Lynn,

      So lovely to hear from you! Your day off sounds like it was very relaxing (as it should be!). I am so glad you like the backpack and post in general…it is seriously such a delight for me! Thrilled to hear that you Kimmie has continued to be a great resource for you. I just saw her a couple of days ago and we had a wonderful chat…she truly knows the line inside and out! Oh, and that lip treatment is phenomenal…I've been using it for years (long before I ever had blogging on the mind!).

      xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 6, 2013 at 6:41 am

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