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Tinashe: What’s In My Bag?

Tinashe arrives for 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

When it comes to packing her backpack, Tinashe does not leave anything behind. “It’s pretty much a free-for-all floating around in my purse,” says the R&B singer, whose song “2 On” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic chart in 2014. “But I clean it out pretty well. I get rid of all the receipts!” The single L.A. resident — whose February album, Joyride, features the sultry new song “Player” — empties out her Joyrich backpack.

Cleaning Up Her Act

“This crazy phone case says ‘fresh’ on it. It’s in the shape of a bottle of Windex. Jeremy Scott [creative director of Moschino] sent it to me, and it’s a pretty good conversation starter.”

Hometown Girl

“My car key’s on a rainbow lanyard because it’s easy to spot, but my house keys are on an L.A. Lakers key chain. I have to rep my team!”

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The Dark Side

“I’ve been traveling, so I always have an eye mask because I’ll be sleeping on the plane — even in the bright sunlight.”

Pencil It In

“MAC’s eyeliners in chocolate shades are really good. I’ve also been using them as lip liners — which is kind of weird, but I don’t care!”

Throwback Tome

“I’m reading A Swiftly Tilting Planet, one of the books in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time series. I have so many books sitting on my childhood shelf that instead of buying new novels, I’ll just revisit one I haven’t read in years.”


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Also in Tinashe’s bag? A purple Gucci wallet, driver’s license, SAG membership card, iPhone, Minted Rose lip balm, Burt’s Bees lip shine in Wink, a passport, bobby pins, hair ties, a mini Sephora hair brush, a blue notebook, a Victoria’s Secret Angel card, many shiny lip glosses, Sharpies [gold, silver and black], Advil, band-aids, a phone charger, a Sephora Beauty Insider card, salted peanuts, a medical card, a nail clipper, a lint roller, tissues, a small can of original Pringles, Ice Breakers gum, a Soho House membership card, in-ear monitors, mini Versace ‘Bright Crystal’ perfume, hand sanitizer, round blue sunglasses and Singer’s Soothing Throat Spray.


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