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The Things I Carry: Best Coast

March 30, 2012

We always like to know what some of our favorite artists carry in their purses (and man-purses)—the essential items that they need for touring or subway rides, the Grammys or any other thing that they might be doing these days, which is why we've made it a regular column on the site. Today, we check out what Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast has in her satchel.

Since I'm always on the go, meeting so many people, the most important thing I carry is my Burt's Bees hand sanitizer spray. The Lucas' Papaw Ointment is something I discovered while on tour in Australia—it's basically a miracle and works on everything from bug bites to chapped lips. My Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet is basically my second purse, and carries all my receipts and coins and other junk collected on the road. The Fleetwood Mac book was a gift from my bandmate Bobb for my 25th birthday and I carry it with me for constant inspiration. I got the kazoo from Dave & Busters in San Antonio, Texas and I love to annoy people with it. The glasses are vintage from a store in LA, and the case belonged to my grandfather. I'm not a big makeup girl, but I love a good lip color, so I carry Burt's Bees colored lip balm, and a Sephora lip liner in mauve—they both just give my pout a very natural color. Tea Tree toothpicks are my favorite thing ever, and they keep my breath fresh when my Orbitz gum isn't doing the trick. I always carry ear plugs with me since I'm at shows and in noisy bars a lot, and Kiehl's super light moisturizer with SPF 15 just in case I get stuck in the sun.

The purse is an Alexander Wang Rocco messenger bag that I got on eBay for a really good deal. It's big enough to schlep around all the stuff I need for tour, but still looks awesome with every outfit.

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