My Work Essentials

So this blogger/MA now works for one of the biggest hospitals in my area (squeals)! I’m not sure if all of you know but I’m a part time Medical Assistant. I’ve been doing it for over 5 years and the medical world is something I’ve always been passionate about. As much as I love helping people with all things beauty related, I also like to help my patients. As I was picking up my new uniform today and getting all my things together for work tomorrow I thought I’d share what products I bring to work with me. I have a few training days ahead and will have different things to lug around so I ditched my royal blue purse during work hours for something a bit more practical!

  • Aesop Resurrection Hand Balm – Latex gloves leave my hands super dry so this is a must in any bag I own!
  • Aesop Rinse-Free Hand Wash – Our hand sanitizer at the office smells sorta funky and I think my co-workers can back me up on this one! I keep a bottle in my hand bag as well.
  • Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream – My lip balm of choice, it works really well as a primer for your lipstick.
  • Littmann Cardiology III – The best stethoscope hands down, Mine is black of course!
  • iPhone Charger – My batt is always drained at work so better safe than sorry.
  • Nirvana White – I have a fear of smelling funky when I’m super close to a patient. I keep a rollerball on me at all times or use my travalo!
  • M.A.C Fix Plus – A quick pick me up after lunch which makes me feel refreshed and ready for my afternoon patients.
  • Jouer Age-Repairing Brightener – For those pesky blemishes that pop up or i’m having a bad case of the blue bags.
  • Chanel Les Bieges in N20 – I rarely touch up but the compact is super chic and the powder is great for my t-zone.
  • Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray – I mentioned this in my May favs, it gives bounce and helps out limp hair without all the crunchiness.
  • Moleskin Journal – I need something to write down any blogging ideas that come to mind while at work, it always happens!
  • Pen – Pretty self explanatory but I prefer a clicky fine point pen, ball points aren’t my thang. It also matches my phone which is another reason I picked it up! #stationaryweirdo
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion – An oldie but a goodie! It’s an everyday natural pink.
  • Maybelline Color Whisper in Mocha Muse – My favorite lip color of all time people! I own multiple of these and keep em every wear.

This doesn’t include my bag of white cheddar popcorn or bottle of Pepsi, my current snack of choice!


  • Kristiana Salmon

    You are my most recent discovery and I LOVE your blog. Your photography is amazing.
    I work in a hospital as well, so I totally get the funky-smelling hand sanitizer and dry hands forever dilemas.
    Would love it if you checked out my blog 🙂

    • Thank you so so much! Funky hand sanitizers are a no no! I’ll def go visit your blog xoxo

  • I’m a huge fan of the Maybelline Color Whispers, too! They’re so foolproof so I can see why a busy person like you would bring it.

    Ugh, I really should find my moleskin journal. My bag is filling up with napkins and receipts with my notes on them.

    • I’m obsessed with the color whispers! Moleskins are such good notebooks too!

  • Manda T.

    MAC Fix+ is a savior! I definitely need to get that mini bottle to carry around with me. Congrats on your job!

    xo, Manda

    • You must it’s so easy to carry around rather than the big bottle! Thanks love!

  • I’ve been doing postgrad in molecular biology. All that handwashing really takes a toll, huh?! Congrats on your new job 😀

    • It really does!!!! It’s awful but thank you so much!

  • Grace Denny

    It’s so nice to take a peak into the other side of your life! 😛

    XO, G from grace’d

  • kitty williams

    Amazing photograph – it all looks so pretty! Really got my eyes on that Maybelline Lip colour! Xx

    • Thank you so much! It’s such a pretty everyday color!

  • Eleri Roberts

    Such chic every day staples! The chanel compact is on my wish list xx

    Eleri Roberts

    • It’s such a wonderful powder!

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  • Feyi A

    the chic medical assistant, love it! x


  • Saw this aesop hand cream a lot on the blogs, is it that good? How long does this tube last?

    • It’s extremely moisturizing and I’ve had this tube for ages and it still hasn’t made a dent in the tube!

  • Sharice

    I love seeing beauty bloggers who has an interesting and amazing job! Great post Tamira 🙂

  • I’ve heard so many great things about the Nirvana White Perfume! Need to get my hands on it!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

    • It’s amazing! You have to try it!

  • Awesome! Congratulations on the new position! I had no idea you worked in the medical industry xx

    • Thanks dear! It’s kinda like my alter ego lol

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