Handbag Essentials

I’m the type of gal you see walking down the street with a bag on her arm so big it probably has the kitchen sink, washing machine and fridge in it. Diaries, notebooks, magazines, drinks – oh yes, I manage to fit the whole shebang in there. Given this intro you may think that I would haul around a face-full of makeup in there with me, but that really isn’t the case. I’m too lazy for touch-ups so I just carry around a very edited selection of products that I can jazz myself up with if the occasion arises…

The must-have item that everyone has swimming around in the bottom of their bags has to be a lip balm. This is probably the one thing that I couldn’t leave home without. I switch it up, but at the moment the tiny little nub of the Maybelline Baby Lips that I have left is what tends to my lips all day. The next must-have on my list would be my rollerball perfume – Zara Milano; easily my favourite scent of all time. Another little extra is the Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Hand Cream. This stuff is super nourishing and I have been known to cheekily apply this to my limbs if I’m having a particularly woeful skin day. Always good to carry around a tiny tub of multi-tasking moisturiser with you. Finally there are 2 makeup products, that come in handy with freshening up my makeup if it’s been all day and I have evening plans (ew but true). The Almay Line Smoothing Concealer in Light/Medium is a great full coverage, but not too cakey concealer that I blend in wherever I’ve got a little redness (or even worse, a dreaded spot has popped up). The Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara is fab for going over my lashes without making them look too spidery and just add a touch of extra length for some extra drama.

Of course, there are a few other bits that can sneak their way into my bag. Namely hand sanitiser, tissues and a blush from time to time but the products mentioned above are pretty much lugged around everyday. Now I’m sure there was a sneaky lipgloss that’s made it’s way in there….*hides head in bag and rustles around for the next five minutes*