Rachael Murray
October 2, 2017

Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit

These are miniature versions of roller lash mascara & Nars orgasm blush

I need an easy way to keep myself fresh with small amounts of products that I need at any given time

Donna Spangler Actress & Producer

As an actress, producer & business woman, I am often on the go.  Weather it is on a formal trip or just a day trip, I need to have my beauty items handy to look & feel my best.  When we are on the road or going places where we may need to primp or completely do our makeup or freshen up, it is great to be prepared with a little beauty kit with all the essentials needed to look your best. The problem is taking everything you need in normal size containers you may need a suitcase. I have come up with a solution for this!
Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit made with samples

Beauty kit


In today’s world, we want to look our best at all times with the least amount of effort. I have come up with essentials every girl should have on hand, so you will be able to look fresh whether you are on the go, staying overnight with your boyfriend or simply need a touch up. Stash these necessities in your purse, and you will always be prepared.

I love samples. It gives me a chance to try high-end products of all sorts. Since you receive ample amounts in small packaging, you can make a full-on beauty kit to haul along in your purse. This can be very effective, especially when you may be out somewhere away from your packed arsenal of at home products.

First, you need a case for your makeshift beauty kit. It should be something you can fit easily into your purse. I used a handy foldable holder that I had received from a business flight, but you can also get a makeup holder at the 99 cents store or any drugstore. Just make sure it is somewhat flat and can be comfortably stowed in your purse.

Next comes the fun part. You need to get the ingredients to put into your kit. Take a trip to the department store and get samples of makeup base that fits your color, creams, perfumes, liner, mascara, gloss or whatever useful items you can find. I like the samples that are in flat packets because they are easy to fit into the kit. The other alternative is to have the salesperson make samples for you. High-end lines usually have tiny plastic containers the size of a quarter with tightly sealed lids that will work for your kit as well. Gather all the essentials possible in one visit.

You can also gather the beauty freebies attained through larger makeup purchases. These items tend to be smaller and can be easily stored in your kit. Figure out when makeup lines are offering free gifts, and keep track any ‘points’ you’ve accumulated (Sephora’s point system gives spectacular yet small gifts). Sephora also sells small beauty items as you are standing in line which are great for your beauty kit as there is everything from small hairspray and mascara to pint size foundation.

Add a sample perfume of your choice. I recommend a black or brown eye pencil, earth tone shadow, sample mascara (I like ARMANI – and they are small!). If desired, throw in a couple of packages of Advil for those emergency days. Remember one feminine product (tampon), and put in a flat comb and hair band so that you can tie back your hair when you wash your face. A few Q tips and cotton balls are a must – store them in a tiny sealable baggy.

Pick up some shine eraser sheets (Elf Brand makes a great one). Get a pocket-sized toothpaste and
toothbrush. I have

Dental Floss

gotten these items in hotels as well as in airline kits, or you may already have a few saved. Also add a small dental floss or put two or three dental claws into the kit.

You can also add any samples or small packed products that you think you may need. Go to the section in the drug store where they have the samples. Other items to consider are razors, baby wipe samples, mouthwash, face wash, etc

I also like collecting hotel items because they can be used in your kit. When it is put together, it should supply you with what you need for one day or night out. It is great if you are spending the night at a friend’s house and want to appear fresh without bringing a suitcase.

You can keep your kit in your purse or car so you will be prepared to look, smell and feel your best at all times. This inexpensive condensed beauty kit is incredibly handy, and you will be glad you took the time to have it constantly within your reach. Knowing you are prepared to wow in any situation will give you a priceless piece of mind.


6 Q tips, 2 cotton balls, samples of eye makeup remover or cream to remove makeup, and tissues (there is nothing worse than running eyes at the end of a night. These essentials can fix this pesky problem)

Put the cotton balls, Q tips and tissues into a small sealable plastic baggie

One black liner to re-apply for later

One black or brown mascara

Brown or earth toned eye shadow

Blush in your favorite color (I like NARS orgasm), brush for application

Your favorite color lip liner

Lighter lip gloss to go over liner

Add a few samples of foundation in your color and bolting powder paper

Get some perfume samples perfect for your kit

Small tube toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and gargle (Remember, these should all be sample sizes)

1 feminine product, small comb, ponytail holder and package of Advil

With this kit, you will be ready for your on-the-go life and always look your best!

There are also mini flat irons & curling that are as tiny as a few inches long.

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August 16, 2016

Martha Plimpton Carries Tyler Ellis

LOS ANGELES – August 9, 2016 – Martha Plimpton carried Tyler Ellis last night at the Disney ABC TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles! The Real O’Neals star looked effortlessly chic with the Lee Clutch in Black Satin (price available upon request www.tyleralexandra.com).
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July 12, 2016

Jessica Szohr Wears Sanctuary Clothing!


Jessica Szohr was photographed wearing Sanctuary Clothing at the premiere of Vertical Entertainment’s Undrafted last night in Hollywood! The actress epitomized summer chic in her Far East Bomber at the red carpet event  www.sanctuaryclothing.com

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April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with FeelGoodz


Steppin’ Easy, Kyle, Founder of Feelgoodz: It all started when I was backpacking in Thailand. While walking through a night market in Bangkok, my flip-flops wore out and broke. Needing to find another pair, I walked up to a vendor’s display shaped like a tree with flops hanging from the branches. What I tried on was the most comfortable flip-flop I had ever worn.

Relieved to no longer be barefoot, I was curious why the flip-flops were so comfortable. I discovered they were made from 100% natural rubber tapped from Thai rubber trees, and that the local farmers have honed their techniques for extracting the sustainable resource. I was fascinated. The idea of comfortable, sustainable flip-flops was so captivating to me that I founded Feelgoodz in 2008.

Today, I’m still traveling to remote locations to discover new artisans and techniques. I am dedicated to bringing you the best products available and I’m thrilled that our partners in Thailand, Guatemala, Pakistan, and Vietnam all help to create our comfortable, all-natural products.

Visit Feelgoodz.com

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February 15, 2016

Hard Candy Shadow Spheres are Baked just right


I recently tried  some of Hard Candy Shadow Spheres Baked Eyeshadow pallettes, and I have to say that I am so impressed with them. First of all, each pallet comes with 10 colors, two applicators, and a mirror for on the go use. Each color can be used dry as an eyeshadow or wet, to use as an eyeliner to create a smokey effect. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of using an eyeshadow wet, so I thought it was really cool and also useful. Okay, when I first tried the eyeshadow out the first thing I noticed was how a little of this product can go a long way. Usually, it takes multiple coats of my normal eyeshadow to achieve the look I want, but with the Hard Candy pallettes I only needed one coat, which was a refreshing change from my average 3 coats. After I was done applying in the morning, I ended up wearing my makeup all the way into the night and I can’t complain, it lasted me literally all day and still looked really great without any smudging. And lastly, I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt to find makeup and other products that are animal testing free, so when I found out this company didn’t test on animals I was so happy and also gained a lot of respect for them as a business. With all this being said, I really encourage you to give these Hard Candy eyeshadow pallets a try, they’ll have you looking incredibly beautiful!

Hard Candy Cosmetics can be found at drugstores nationwide

Look for Hard Candy’s make-up line, accessories and how-to-videos at Hard Candy

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February 7, 2016

Kiko Milano Cosmetics has finally arrived at a store near me


Kiko Milano makeup is currently one of my favorite stores in the mall for a couple of reasons. They always have really great, quality products and super affordable prices. The product that I was trying out this time was their Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in a nice purple shade. To be honest, when it comes to eyeshadow sticks I’ve always been a little wary just because in the past I’ve used some that were really greasy and smudged after wearing it for about an hour. But with this eyeshadow stick, I was really pleasantly surprised. The consistency of it has sort of a matte feel to it, so it didn’t feel greasy at all. Plus, they’re not kidding when they say it lasts for 8 hours. I wore it all day and it still looks as perfect as when I had just put it on! Plus it has just the perfect amount of shimmer where it can be worn for a day look without being overdone, and a fun nighttime look. And lastly, these eyeshadow sticks come in a variety of colors, so if you ever find yourself near a KIKO store I highly suggest that you go give some of these eyeshadow sticks or their other amazing products a try!

You will find Kiko Cosmetics at kikocosmetics.com or maybe in a Kiko store in a mall near you.

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