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Whats In My Handbag?

11/08/2015

I do have a slight obsession with watching 'What's in my bag' videos on You Tube, so today I thought I'd do a blog post on what's in my handbag on a day to day basis. I am a very minimalistic person, I like there to be minimal amount of things I need in my bag, especially if I'm lunging it around all day. 
First things first lets start with my actual handbag. At the minute I have a bag from River Island that I received as a gift for my 21st birthday. I had my eye on it for months and was hinting, really obviously about it. So you can imagine how happy I was to receive it. This bag retailed at £50 and I've had it for a few months and I'd say its still in really good condition. It's a plain black material with metal gold detail and a furry pompom, this bag actually comes with a white pompom but this one I bought was still from river island. Inside there is one inside pocket that zips up. The handbag, I would say, is a relatively good size for a everyday handbag, depending on what you are carrying.




My favourite part of this bag is that it has a front flap that has 2 compartments in it. I like to keep my make up brushes that I use to top up in here. The amazing thing about this section, that I only just recently found after having this bag for 3 months, is that it comes out and you can use it as a clutch! How amazing!

Now onto the contents of my handbag. As I said I like to have the absolute minimum that I have to in my bag, as the bag itself is quite heavy as it is. So I just carry what I think are my essentials. So as you can see in the picture above this is just my make up bag, my purse, an umbrella, my contour kit, compact mirror, my hairbrush & a bronzer + lip balm and my mac fix plus spray.
First things first, my purse. I also received this as a present for my birthday from my brother. I absolutely adore this purse. I love the colours of the nude and black together with the gold embellished brand name on the front. I love Fiorelli stuff, it's always so elegant and chic. As you can probably guess my purse is a never ending book of receipts. No matter how much I empty it the next day it'll be full again...you girls get the struggle, right? I try my best to keep on top of it. But, 100% my purse is definitely my must have in my handbag. It includes all my cards that I have, like my Superdrug card, Debenhams beauty card, Boots advantage card, you know the drill got to collect the points to get good make up! I never carry money so I always have to rely on carrying my purse for my card.

  
I always carry my Mac Prep + Prime Fix + with me everywhere. You never know when you need that extra boost of hydration. As I work 12.5 hour shifts, this product, along with my Body Shop raspberry lip balm are definitely my holy grail items in my handbag. I find the mac fix + is so easy just to spray on giving you that hydrated, dewy glow and keep my make up going through out the day. As I work in a negative pressure ward it gets so dry at work and my lips get chapped so easy. These lip balm from body shop are so gorgeous and smell beautiful. My favourite is the raspberry one. It has a slight pigment keeping your lips looking full of life and fresh. So these 2 products are definitely very important for me to carry around. The fix + isn't the smallest so I have to make room for this one!

 Last but definitely not least I have my make up bag and brushes. I try and keep my make up bag full with the products I actually use on a day to day basis, this proves very hard. There's always more in there than I need. But however, in this picture I am showing you the products that I use to top up mainly on a day to day basis. For foundation I use the Estee Lauder double wear foundation. This is definitely the foundation I am loving, it stays on from when I put it on for work at 5am throughout the day to when I get home at 9pm! Definitely a true Estee Lauder girl, after trying many foundations too. On top of my foundation I have recently been loving the LA girl pro conceal. This gives amazing courage at a really good price. I also love the Maybelline age rewind concealer. For highlighter I love the Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm definitely a stand out highlighter. To make sure everything stays on perfectly all day I rely on the infallible mattifying primer which I love such a silky, velvet primer. For lips I love my mac velvet teddy and honey love combo, but honestly I don't wear this everyday. My everyday lip combo definitely goes to Rimmel Kate Moss collection in numbers 43, when I want that shimmery nude and 42 when I want more of a pinky nude. This is in a combo with the 2 lip liners in the pic above. Finally for brushes, I carry these 4 from left to right I have my contour brush from real techniques, highlight brush, powder brush and a blending brush. I simply carry these cause after such a long day at work I definitely have to fix up.
What do you carry in your handbag? Do we have any of the same products? What handbags do you girls have that you think I'd like? 


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