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Nia Long: What’s in My Bag?

Nia Long

Nia Long never leaves home without her luckiest crystal and hot sauce. (SWAG!)

“I was buying crystals, and as I was leaving, the guy handed me a tiny rose quartz one,” explains the 45-year-old star of ABC’s Uncle Buck, which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. “It’s my lucky little thing in my wallet.”


Engaged to NBA coach Ime Udoka, the mom of Massai, 15, and Kez, 4, digs into her Street Level vegan leather tote for Us Weekly.


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Help Yourself

Iyanla VanZant wrote a book called Trust, and I just put that in my bag. All of her books are great reminders of living in the moment, being present.”

Lashing Out

“I don’t go anywhere without Black Out mascara by Dior. I don’t care if my eyebrows aren’t done or I have no makeup on, but I always, always use mascara.”




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Roaring Good Time

“My youngest son is really into hard plastic animals — like lions, tigers, leopards and zebras. I have the miniatures with me in case we go out to eat and we’re waiting.”

Scents of Youth

“Nivea Creme reminds me of my childhood. The smell of it, you know? It’s very hydrating too. I slap it on the boys in the car.”


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Personal Growth

“So random, but I have a bunch of plant seeds from Home Depot. I’m trying to teach my little guy to like the idea of growing, because he says, ‘I don’t want to grow up!’”


What else is in Long’s leather tote? Chanel Glaze lip gloss, a rose gold iPhone 6, Bare Minerals Smooth Talker lip gloss, a small black Chanel wallet, an American Express Platinum card, a Screen Actors Guild membership card, a mini bottle of Tabasco, dental floss, some cash and loose coins, a Louis Vuitton key chain, an Uncle Buck script, black Pilot G2 07 pens, EO hand sanitizer, a mini bottle of lavender oil, Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield, Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector, Lancer Volume Enhancing Lip Serum, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Colour Stick No. 22, Bobbi Brown bronzer, dark black Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting eyeliner, a S’well bottle, JSN Studios’ Sunnies, Burt’s Bees facial cleansing towelettes, black elastic bands, a doctor-prescribed vitamin pack, GoMacro bars, Emergen-C, sugar-free Whole Foods breath mints and eye drops.


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