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The Office's Mindy Kaling: What's in My Bag?

USMagazine, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 11:08am (PST)

Mindy Kaling's Tory Burch Suede Messenger Bag ($525, toryburch.com) is a total mess -- and she's proud of it!

"I'm suspicious of women who have really neat bags," The Office actress tells Us Weekly. "It shows they have too much free time!"

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Below, the author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) ($25, amazon.com) gives Us a peek inside her chaotic carryall. See what the 32-year-old has to say about her must-haves.

"I always like a statement wallet. I carry a black bag at night so I need a neon or a bright color." Kaling's bright green Marc by Marc Jacobs envelope wallet (marcjacobs.com) does the trick.

"I'm not pregnant, but my hairstylist suggested I take prenatal vitamins. They really scare  the boys, but it's worth it. I have fine hair but it's incredibly thick now."

"I have a pair of these great purple Dita sunglasses ($325, ditalegends.com) with giant lenses that make me look like a bug. I think they're really fun. It's fun to look like a bug, right?"

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"I always keep a pair of Tory Burch Eddie Ballet Flats ($178, toryburch.com) in my bag, because I'll go to events in heels and on the way back, I'll want to just throw on my flats."

"For my birthday, I ordered myself a necklace of my Twitter handle, @mindykaling, from Survival of the Hippest. I was going to bling it out, but only Nicki Minaj could pull that off!"

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Since she doesn't carry a cosmetic case, Kaling houses her look-good essentials within the various pockets of her tote. Her beauty loot includes: Tom Ford Lip Color in Black ($48, bergdorfgoodman.com), Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Breathless ($18, sephora.com), T. LeClerc Pressed Powder in Abricot ($50, barneys.com), Kate Somerville Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 55 ($45, nordstrom.com), a travel size Mason Pearson Hair Brush ($99, beauty.com) and a CVS chapstick ($2.99, cvs.com). "I heard that if you get a specialty chapstick that has different medical components in it, you get addicted to it and that scared me. So I buy the really cheap ones."

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"I also carry two lip glosses named after my friends from designer Charlotte Ronson's makeup line: Sophia and Samantha ($15 each, sephora.com). They hold sentimental value for me."

As for her eye makeup, both Kaling and her on-screen character Kelly Kapoor rely on Urban Decay's Naked Eye Shadow Palette ($48, sephora.com). "It has every conceivable color you ever need. You can do a nighttime eye with it. You can do a daytime eye. It's amazing."

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