Christa B. Allen's bag Credit: david lewis taylor

It's not uncommon for Christa B. Allen to find wads of cash at the bottom of her Kate Spade Gold Coast Georgina tote ( "I don't use a wallet," the single actress of Revenge, 21, tells Us Weekly. "My money is just free-flowing in my bag."

What other goodies are floating around her quilted carryall?

Old-School Snaps

"I carry a disposable camera. It takes me back to my childhood, when you had to develop your film and wait to see what pictures you got."

Book Club

"I just started reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I'm only about 30 pages in, but I'm in love already."


"I use Midol all month. Not only is it a pain reliever, but it has caffeine too. I've been trying to cut out coffee, so this is a nice replacement."

Glow Girl

"I put makeup in a gold bag from Sephora ( My favorite is Dior palette with not one, but five gold shadows (in Earth Reflection or Petal Shine, $59 at And I can't be without Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel." ($7.99,

Sweet Tooth

"I travel with chocolate -- Godiva with caramel. When the craving hits, I have to have it. I share, but if I'm on my last one, I've been known to say, 'Sorry, I'm out!'"

More Essentials:

Dior Hydra Life Beauty Balm Crème ($56,

Rosebud Salve ($6,