Thursday, 21 March 2013

Handbag Beauty Essentials

I am definitely one of those girls who carries a shed load of things in my handbag for any possible situations. Today I thought I would share the beauty products I lug around in my bag.
Most of the products I keep in my bag I put in this Laura Mercier make-up bag which I got as a part of a free gift from Space NK and it is the perfect size to fit all my beauty bits in. 
First up I have lip products, now this is the scaled down version of what I have because normally I have up to 10 lipsticks in my bag. *hangs head in shame*. The two lipbalms I have is the Soap & Glory Smooch Operator which smells lovely and makes my lips feel amazing the other being the Balance Me Rose Otto Intense Lip Salve. I always have two basic lipsticks, one being 17 Mirror Shine in Belle the other L'oreal Caresse in Tempting Lilac. The other is my current lipstick the Bourjous Rouge Edition in shade 17 which i'm really liking. 
Some hand products now, first up the Carex Moisture Plus Hand Gel, this smells really clean and isn't too drying. I don't go anywhere without hand sanitizer. My current hand cream is the L'Occitane Mango Flower Hand Cream which smells amazing and is super moisturising. Finally I got this nail file and holder from Primark which is perfect for your handbag and was really cheap. 
I always like to have mints and gum on me as well as some Ibuprofen in case I get a headache whilst i'm out and finally some plaster because you never know when you will need one. 
I keep my perfume in my Travalo which currently has Marc Jacobs Daisy in it which is one of my favourite perfumes and a small hairbrush because my hair always gets knotty. I also tend to have some pins and hair ties in my bag so I can put my hair up if it's annoying me.
Everyone needs a compact mirror in their bag and another essential I love is the Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets which I great if my t-zone gets oily. I also have some powder, the Collection Pressed Powder and the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in case I need to do any touch ups during the day. 

So those are my handbag beauty essentials feel free to tell me what things you carry around in your handbag and am I the only one who carries loads of lip products around with them!? What is your record?



  1. Ah, our handbags are almost identical in what they carry, would love to get my mits on the Balance Me lip salve though! x

  2. I really want to try a loccitane hand cream x

    1. They're so lovely, one of my favourite hand creams :)


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