First of all sorry that this post is so overdue – life kinda got in the way over the past 3/4days as it sometimes does but finally here we go with what I currently keep stashed away in my handbag that are really my essentials.
The bag I’m currently using is my old faithful DKNY bag that I got from House of Fraser around 9 years ago but its in really good condition still and i just love it. It is smaller than my usual bag so I’ve really had to cut back on what I keep in there!
I always keep a little foldaway hairbrush in my bag – the one I’ve got at the moment is just a cheap one from Superdrug, I sometimes suffer with headaches so again Nurofen is must along with a spare hair bobble, tweezers and a compact mirror. Oh and of course my purse, the one I currently use is a black patent one with a gold colour panther on the front and I adore it but it’s broke so I’m currently on the hunt for a new one (I’m very picky when it comes to a purse so it will take a while) Anyway on to the make up bit….I store my few bits in a lovely gold colour Estée Lauder make up pouch that I got in a gift set at Xmas from my BF, it is quiet small but I can fit the few bits I need on a daily basis.
DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom
I adore this fresh light fragrance – its easy to wear and perfect for a little pick my up come mid afternoon
Body Shop Wild Rose hand cream SPF 15
I really hate having dry hands and my mum has always said hands give your age away so this small tube is ideal to slip into my bag to ensure my hands don’t go scaly. It has a suitable fragrance of rose and the rosehip oil really does ensure you get the moisture boost needed plus the bonus of an SPF.
Wild About Beauty mattifying balm
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I have combination/oily skin so sometimes I do have to touch up and keep the shine at bay. This is my go to product every time – it works over your make up to help smooth the skin as well as mattify the oily areas. It can be used as a base/alternative to powder but for me I find it works best for on the go touch ups.
DuWop Pure Venom Plumping Stain in Berry
I love berry shades but sometimes I find a lipstick or gloss a bit too full on and this stain is suitable enough to wear in the daytime as its a gorgeous sheer shade. Its 100% natural and I believe 90% of the ingredients are organic which is a plus point for me. This stain works with an essential oil blend to plump the lips but it isn’t at all drying.
ELF lip balm SPF 15 (there is no shade on the packaging)
If I’m not wearing a berry shade then its usually something on the red side – this is perfect to give me moisture my dry lips crave along with a hint of colour and the fact it has some SPF is great.
There we go thats it for my handbag essentials post – what are the things you have to have with you all times?
Thanks for reading!
Beauty Barmy Bird