It’s in the Bag

Nightlife and day-life essentials for purse and pocket

Before …

No sense fading before the fun starts. Starbucks Via Ready Brew instant coffee packets are ideal for on-the-go pick-me-ups (, $10 for 12 servings). Rain Cosmetics Glam Lipstick offers rich color, comfortable, long-lasting wear and a soft, creamy shine. Better still, it’s available in club-friendly colors such as Rehab (shown), Bare, Caesars, Jett, Sin City, Showgirl, Strip and Tao (, $20). Beneath those colors, locally based Rain Cosmetics Lip Therapy hydrates and heals lips that need kissing or a glass of champers in hues including Suite (shown), Pearl and Translucent (, $14). Oribe Superfine Fixatif hairspray locks in the look and leaves you smelling like you just left the salon, even hours into a rooftop party or poolside (, $29; available at Globe Salon in Soho Lofts, 900 North Las Vegas Blvd.). Face the Vegas “day-life” phenomenon shielded by Coola Mineral Face matte-finish SPF 30 cucumber-scented sunblock, Coola Mineral Sport ultra-water-resistant, citrus-mimosa-scented SPF 30 moisturizing sunblock, and Coola LipLux peppermint-vanilla SPF 15 all-in-one lip treatment and protection (, $36, $34, $12, respectively; available at the Cosmopolitan’s Sahra Spa & Hammam).

During …

Tide to Go instant stain-remover sticks fit neatly in your purse or suit jacket pocket and save the day when you’re all thumbs (, $4). Bunn Coffee Wipes remove coffee and other food stains quickly (BunnCoffeeMakers, $1.30). Wine Away red wine stain remover rescues you, your wardrobe and even carpeting when your wine glass runneth over (, from $17). Disposable mint-flavored Oral-B Brush-Ups teeth wipes are a godsend for post-Rock ’n’ Roll Wine tasting cleanings without a toothbrush or toothpaste ($3 for 12 on Double-sided Hollywood Fashion Tape holds your clothing in place, preventing all manner of red-carpet disasters (, $9). Should your Choos begin to pinch on the dance floor, Sexy Sweet Feet offers a stylish, foldable flat that comes with a tote bag for the offending pair of heels (, $20; available at the Hard Rock Hotel’s sundries shop, Fuel). For the gentlemen, the very aristocratic Original Condom Company (founded by a prince and a count!) of Condom, France, offers a très handy on-the-go trio of luxury condoms nestled in a stylish, suede carrier (, $13.50). For the ladies, Kiki de Montparnasse’s three Kiki Condoms come in a discreet little box that is as at-home in your purse as a makeup compact (, $5). And Kiki’s vanilla Before & After Mints do come in handy (, $5).

And, of course, after.

Eight Cheerz iTabs tablets come in each pocket-friendly container, sparing you the hangover when/if you remember to take one for every two adult bevies (, $13 two-pack). For when you do not remember, Go Time hangover relief capsules are an effective, gentle fog-lifter when taken in the throes of a dizzying hangover already in progress. (, $3 for two capsules). One ice-cold citrus prickly pear, pomegranate-cherry or goji berry-flavored Function: Urban Detox hangover/detox drink before bedtime is a savior as antioxidants scrub smog, alcohol and other pollutants from your body-temple (, $25 per case). Sublingual orange-flavored Usana Pure Rest melatonin tablets help the body ease into restful sleep … even while “Shots! Shots! Shots!” still rings in your ears (, $18). Kiehl’s Eye Alert energy booster combats puffiness and dark circles while you sleep (; $21.50). In the a.m., Eyedews are natural, refreshing, single-use under-eye masks that give tired eyes a quick lift after a big night (, $30 for six pair). Now you’re ready to do it again!

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