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October Favourites

October Favourites

 

Hello Hello!

Here we are again, another selection of things I’ve been loving last month. It was so easy to choose October’s monthly favourites, it really didn’t take much thinking about. So let’s get started with the first item.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt highlighter in Mean Money

I love highlighters and I admit that I have way too many, but this one has been my go-to this month. It’s not a ‘bam!’ here I am sort of a highlighter, it’s subtle but it almost melts into the skin giving such a flawless finish. It’s so finely milled and buttery without big chunks of glitter. I do love the other highlighter in the duo which is Hustla Baby, but it just doesn’t give that glow from within look. I’ve already hit pan on Mean Money and I cant say I’ve hit pan on any of my others. I would definitely repurchase once it’s gone!

Wet Brush Pro

For as long as I can remember I’ve been using the Tangle Teaser, but as my hair is growing longer and longer, the knots seem to be getting more and more. Brushing my hair with conditioner in is a chore, a massive chore that takes a good 6-7 minutes to brush through. I feel also that the tangle teaser just can’t manage my thick hair and just glides over it rather than through it.  I’d heard of the Wet Brush but thought it was probably just a gimmick that was probably no better than the tangle teaser. Oh, how wrong was I?! I ordered the one for thick hair.  Brushing my hair has never been so easy; Knots, what knots? So if you have thick unruly hair, this brush will do you wonders.

Chanel Chance Tendre

I haven’t reached for this fragrance in a while, but I put on a top that I’d previously sprayed it on and fell in love all over again. Its fresh and fruity and has that feel of luxury to it.

L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay

I’m not a huge fan of dry shampoo, If my hair feels greasy, I’d rather just was it tbh, so I don’t use it a lot. A can will last me months. Most dry shampoos make my hair white which really isn’t a great look for black hair. It’s most likely why I avoid them. However I saw a can of this L’Oreal Elive Clay dry shampoo and liked the idea of the clay, I don’t know why It just appealed to me.  Honestly, it is so so good! No white residue, no matter how excessive you spray it, it disappears and volumises your hair. Most shampoos make my hair look more greasy if anything. I love this one and will be sticking to it. It smells nice and actually does what its meant to.

Nyx Liquid Suede in Sandstorm

NYX do some of the best lip products I’ve used and they continue to up their game. I had wanted this shade for so long but it was out of stock for what seemed like forever, both in-store and online. Eventually, I managed to find one mixed in with other shades in-store. I was literally so excited! It’s a cool-toned grey-brown. I recently wrote a post on my top favourite liquid lipsticks and this was one of them. You can see what it looks like on HERE.

 

Thanks for reading my October Favourites and have a great month

Maybelline Tattoo Brow. Does It Really Work?

Maybelline Tattoo Brow

 

Maybelline has recently brought out this new ‘Easy peel off tint’ called Brow Tattoo. I immediately thought, what an amazing idea! Available in 3 shades in the UK, light brown, medium brown and dark brown. I believe it is available in an extra shade called grey-brown, but not here in the UK. I searched everywhere for dark brown but I could only get my hands on medium brown, so that’s what I rolled with.  Now if you’re someone like me who has dark hair, well black hair but about 10 brow hairs, you probably need a little help in the brow department. Listen, I wouldn’t leave the house without my brow done unless I’d freshly tinted them; I look expressionless without brows, not to mention, kind of odd.

Now if you’re someone like me who has dark hair, well black hair but about 10 brow hairs, you probably need a little help in the brow department. Listen, I wouldn’t leave the house without my brow done unless I’d freshly tinted them; I look expressionless without brows, not to mention, kind of odd.

I was keen to try this product, but after seeing another girl on Youtube try the medium brown and her brows turn red, I started to worry, thinking that I’d need the dark brown. But I decided to try it, it fades in 3 days so it will be fine.

The Application

The packaging reminds me of lash glue, and the formula isn’t too dissimilar, But it’s easy enough to apply. I put a small amount of the product with the applicator in the middle of my brow then used an angled brush to disperse the product and shape my brown like I would if I was applying something like a pomade, you can always build up the product. I used a tiny amount at the front of my brow as I prefer an ombre effect brow, rather than a harsh block brow. After about 20 minutes you peel off the dried PVA-like glue (remember from school) starting from the inner brow and it comes off so easily; Kind of satisfying too.

My brows were brown, with a slight red undertone which wasn’t terrible, but I definitely need to try the dark brown. I decided to do the application again to see if I would get them even darker, they did go slightly darker, but nothing too obvious.

Would I repurchase this product? Hell yes!!! (but in the correct shade, because I was just too eager to try it) I will still do my brows when I go out, but when I have no makeup days, I will feel a whole lot better and confident seeing my reflection with brows on my face.  It makes a HUGE difference. I’ve often considered microblading, but if this is the next best thing, then I’ll take it.  It’s so much quicker and less messy than a tinting kit.

BEFORE
DURING
AFTER

This is a brilliant product for those of us who have light, sparse or no brows. You can chuck in your makeup bag and do your brows just before you go out. They may need to add in some more shades which would be good, but for now, Maybelline, you’ve done well!

I found mine at Superdrug, but it’s also available at Boots. I’ve put a link for you if you want to go try it for yourself.

 

Let me know if it works for you?

 

Indulge Me Beauty Box

Indulge Me Beauty Box- Look Fantastic

 

Yay, It’s Octobers Indulge Me Beauty Box from Look Fantastic! It arrived on my doorstep a few days ago and I really wasn’t expecting it at it’s only been 2 weeks since the last one. I was so late in ordering the box that I decided not to publish the post on Septembers box.

I am excited about this box. Firstly, do you get a copy every month? Having Elle magazine itself just makes me love this box! It’s handbag size too, another bonus!

You get the little booklet each month with the products description, then a few pages of tips, tricks, other products. Wrapped up in a pretty pink paper this month are 6 items. First up is:

 

Bean Body- Coffee Bean Scrub

I’ve been wanting to try a scrub like this for ages, but forget to actually get round to ordering one. It’s a coffee bean, vitamin e, coconut oil and sea salt scrub. It’s cruelty and paraben free and also vegan-friendly. Coffee is great for the skin and draws out toxins and coconut oil helps to lock in moisture. I will probably use this tonight whilst I have a pamper session!

 

Monu Skin- Firming Fiji Facial Oil

Another exciting product. I love using oils on my skin before bed, I find they work the best at this time. My skin drinks it up leaving my skin hydrated and silky smooth in the morning with zero shine. This oil contains Bois de Rose and Patchouli Essential oils which will help calm the skin, pamper pores and stimulate complexion.

Skimono Hand Mask

I’ve never used a hand mask before, so this is something new to me. This mask is inspired by Asian beauty trends and is made to intensely nourish hard working hands. It contains a revitalising serum enriched with shea butter, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. You leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes before removing and rubbing in the remaining serum into your hands. No need to rinse.

 

Model Co Instant Radiance Concealer

This is an illuminating concealer that leaves skin looking brighter and more radiant, whilst concealing imperfections. This product is exclusive to the beauty box so you won’t find it anywhere else. It has a brush tip which you twist the end to release the cream. I’m not sure if these come in different shade amongst boxes but this looks a pretty good match for my skin tone.

 

Lancer The Method: Polish

This exfoliating facial treatment is Victoria Beckhams go-to product. It says it will ‘resurface your skin and even out its tone’. Using pure minerals, pumpkin and pomegranate enzymes, it will scrub away dead skin cells to leave you smooth, renewed and glowing. Well, I’m definitely excited to give this a go!

 

Ciaté Wonderwand Mascara

‘An intensely volumising and lengthening mascara that will create some fearless lashes’. Yes please! Who doesn’t want that?! This is in the shade Black Magic and it’s a cute little handbag size, perfect for your makeup bag or to take on a night out.

 

 

I did like last months box, but this box is spot on. I will use everything from this box and I’m excited to do so.

 

What do you think of Octobers box?

 

*This post is not sponsored. My friend bought me a 3-month subscription of Look Fantastic Beauty Boxes for my birthday. I wanted to share my thoughts on them.

September Favourites

Things I’ve Been Loving This Month

 

Too Faced Hangover Primer

 I used to only use this occasionally as it’s quite pricey, £29 to be exact for 38g, but after having it for a while, I decided I probably need to use it before it expires and have to throw it away. It doubles up as a moisturiser and a primer. The coconut water in it really hydrates your skin leaving it looking radiant and well moisturised. I’ve definitely noticed a huge difference in the texture of my skin since using it every day. Also when I thought I’d come to the end of the tube, I still managed to squeeze out another two weeks worth. You literally need a pea-sized amount and that is plenty.

 

L’Oreal Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream 

I bought the range of the Fine Flowers collection a few months ago and I’ve been really impressed with it. So much so that I stocked up on it. My favourite is the Cleansing Cream which you rub over your makeup, no need to wet your face or anything first, then massage it in to break up the makeup. I use it on my eyes to remove my mascara and I have zero irritation. It removes my mascara like an absolute dream. I take two large cotton pad and wipe away. My skin feels so clean and fresh with no traces of eye makeup. It’s mess free which I love. Did I mention the fragrance?! It’s very light but gorgeous. I follow by the toner which is a massive bottle and I’m not even a third of a way through! You can check out my post about the range HERE

 

Missguided Studded Grey Boots 

I saw Blogger/YouTuber Naomi Victoria wearing these and it was instant love! I love grey boots. The studs on these gave them the perfect edge and I love the denim material. The chunky heel makes them so comfy to wear and are the perfect winter boot to wear with both dresses and jeans. How beautiful are they?!

Topshop Jamie Skinny Ripped Jeans 

These are quite a new addition to my wardrobe. I’ve dropped a size so a lot of my jeans aren’t so skinny anymore. I love Topshop jeans, the quality, style and most importantly, length. I’m 5’11” so having the option of 34” and 36” leg is great for us tall girls. Long lengths really are limited when buying jeans and trousers. A few other places like River Island, Asos and Missguided offer a tall range but I know with Topshop, I get what I pay for, great quality! I don’t think I’ve ever worn out a pair of jeans from Topshop. Although these may be a first because I want to wear them all the time!

 

Stormzy Album – Gang Signs & Prayer

This album is all I’ve been playing in my car atm. Some albums I listen to just a few songs then skip to the best ones; not with this one, I love every track. I’ve been a Stormzy fan from day one and he’s actually from Thornton Heath, which was my first address when I move to South London. My favourite track from the album is track 10- Blinded by your grace Part 2 (Feat. Mnek) It’s such a beautiful song.

 

Costa Soya Latte with Sugar-Free Caramel 

I’m not dairy intolerant or anything, but I do choose to drink coconut, almond and soya milk just out of preference. I always have soya milk when I drink from Costa or Starbucks, I find it so much richer than dairy. It’s only been recently that I tried sugar-free caramel and It’s sooooo good. I don’t take sugar in the hot drinks so this sugar-free alternative is perfect and I really don’t know why I didn’t try it sooner! Saying that I do love this time of year when the Pumpkin Spice comes out and then all the Christmas drinks. I’m pretty excited about them tbh!

 

Have a wonderful October and I’ll see you the same time next month …Or perhaps a little earlier!

 

 

 

Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks

Garnier Super Hydrating Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks

I’ve never tried a tissue mask until I saw these and as a beauty fanatic, I really wanted to try them. My local store had them on offer so I grabbed one each of the different types.

First time I tried it, Yeh, I didn’t read the instructions and left the blue bit that you’re meant to take off, well, on. Then I wondered why it wasn’t sticking to my face very well, so once I’d peeled that outer blue layer off I managed to mold it to my face better!

The sheet has a gel-like covering and any excess gel I use on my neck, as there is quite a bit left in the packet. It’s really soothing on the skin and super comfortable to wear. I didn’t have to keep adjusting it, nor did it slide or peel off my face. I just sat back in my hot bubble bath and relaxed whilst the mask did its magic.

So the part you actually want to know… Did it actually make any difference? Well yes, It left my skin so soft and almost squeaky clean. I had no tightness, breakouts or irritation after using them.  Would I rebuy them? Yes, I would. I find some masks draw out the moisture from your skin, whereas these do the opposite. I love the feel of my skin after and my skin felt hydrated until the next day when I applied my daily moisturiser; and of course, they are fun to use.

They come in a few different  varieties for different skin needs:

 Revitalising

 Soothing

Glow Revealing

De-Tiring

Re-Balancing

I personally wanted to try them all. I wouldn’t say there is a huge difference between them, I guess it’s just personal preference.

 

Let me know in the comments what you think of these masks.

L’Oreal Fine Flowers Skincare

L’Oreal Fine Flowers

A couple weeks ago a decides to change up my skin care and try some new products. As my local Boots is so small and stock very little, I went online to see what was new. Soon I came across this new Fine Flowers range by L’Oreal.

The range is Rose and Jasmine, I’m not going to lie, the scent did put me off at first because usually, anything Rose makes me a little nauseous, but personally, I think the Jasmine comes through more; it actually smells so good and yet really fresh. It does specify that it’s for Dry/Sensitive skin, I’m oily, but works absolutely fine for me.

I picked up the Gel Cream Wash, which comes in a 150ml  tube, The Cleansing Cream, which comes in a 200ml tub and the Toner which comes in a massive 400ml bottle.

Gel Cream Wash with Muslin Cloth
The Routine

I’ve used these products every day for almost 2 weeks. Firstly I use a makeup wipe to remove my mascara, (there are wipes in the range also, but I was using up some others I’ve already opened) then I go in with the Fine Flowers range. I have been switching between the Gel Cream and the Cream, which I use with my Magnitone Cleansing Brush. If you don’t have a cleansing brush then I’d highly recommend one. Your face feels a whole new level of clean after using one! I’ve put a link to mine above, but there are more affordable ones around.

Then I just wipe away all the dirt and makeup with a damp muslin cloth. The products are great at removing all my makeup and leave my skin feeling so soft and polished. There is no tightness or residue left behind. I finish off by using the Toner on a large cotton pad. It’s a thicker consistency than I thought it would be, it’s somewhere in between a gel and water.

Cleansing Cream with my LE Magnitone Bareface Brush

I’ve had no breakouts since using the range. I actually had a bit of redness on my cheek before using the products, which have now gone. My skin is looking brighter, healthier and feels so soft.

Will I continue to use this product? Yes, 100%. It’s quick, easy and mess-free. My skin care routine was becoming a bit of a chore before, but now I actually get excited to take my face off. I think I prefer the Cleansing Cream, no real reason, It just feels more satisfying smearing it on my face and massaging it in (almost like a face mask) The Gel Cream would be better for travelling because of the packaging, which is the reason I grabbed it as well.

Fine Flowers Toner

Also in the range is a Cleansing Milk 400ml and Face Wipes which come in Dry/Sensitive and also Normal/Combination.

It is currently on offer in Boots with half price off, so I will leave links to the 3 products I used below.

L’Oreal Fine Flowers Cleansing Gel Wash

L’Oreal Fine Flowers Cleansing Cream

L’Oreal Fine Flower Toner 

Hope you found this review helpful!

 

Enjoy your day

*This is not a sponsored or paid post. All products were bought with my own money. All opinions are my own.

 

Life Update- Where Have I Been?

Hey Hey,

I just wanted to write a little post to let you know that I am still here, but I’ve had a little break from my Blog, YouTube channel and keeping up with the nightmare that is Instagram. Although I am loving Twitter atm! (Maybe because I don’t take it seriously).

Why?

Well, to be honest, I was getting so caught up in it all and putting unnecessary pressure on myself to post to a strict schedule that it was becoming unenjoyable. I now post as and when I want. It’s a hobby and I want it to remain that way. I needed to step back and take a sec.

It’s been over 4 weeks since I posted a YouTube video, yet my videos are still being viewed, by whom, I don’t know. It really means a lot that someone is actually watching though, and a little surreal. I was starting to get a little disheartened by videos with low view counts; those same videos are doing quite well now. It’s true when they say that it takes time for your channel to be seen. But regardless, I love creating videos, especially the editing, (not so much watching my awkward self) I’d love to get a more advanced editing software but for now, I’ll stick with what I have. Also, to all you lovely people who haven’t pressed the unsubscribe button even though I’ve put up no new content, Thank you; I was sure you would have thought “I’m outta here!”. Thanks for sticking around.

As for the blog, if I’m totally honest, I’ve just been uninspired and life has been busy. Sat here now typing away has reminded me of why I do this; because I enjoy it so much. I just get caught up sometimes and lose direction. Again, I’ve not written a post in a while, but I’ve looked at my stats today and 9 people have looked at my blog; 9 may seem like nothing to some people, but to little me, it’s amazing,  just to think that someone somewhere has taken time out of their day to click on a link to direct them to my page.

Instagram is a whole other story. I’ve had my account for just over a year and boy is it hard work! It’s not fun anymore. I have all these accounts that follow me that I know in a couple of days they will, yes, you guessed it, UNFOLLOW! Do these accounts not realize that most people have an app that tells them who’s unfollowed them? I have it for this very reason. If I genuinely like your account then I will follow you, but I certainly won’t unfollow you if you follow me back! I follow you because I want to see more. I just don’t have time for these follow/unfollow games anymore.

 

So that’s it really.

I will be back posting, but it will be once a week, I’d rather write one great post than many rushed posts. I will be uploading on my Youtube once a week as well, I just need to get myself organized! Watch this space.

 

Thanks again!!

 

 

May Favourites

May Favourites

This month I’ve also been trying a few new things, Yep I’ve been buying some new beauty products so some of these won’t be any surprises if you follow me on social media.

 

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Overnight Elixir

I literally bought this on a recommendation by one of my favourite Youtubers, She ‘claimed’ to use it and her tan was like she’d been on a two week holiday to a somewhere exotic; All bronzed, natural and looking damn gorgeous! Now, when I say claim, I mean, she was recommending it as an AD, now we all know that sometimes people aren’t always honest when promoting something they are sponsored for, however, I believe this particular YouTuber to be pretty honest, so I gave it ago, along with the nice discount code she offered. Of course, she bonused out of it so it was win-win.

Now, when I say claim, I mean, she was recommending it as an AD, now we all know that sometimes people aren’t always ‘honest’ when promoting something they are sponsored for, however, I believe this particular YouTuber to be pretty ‘honest’, so I gave it ago, along with the nice discount code she offered. Of course, she bonused out of my purchase, which I don’t mind, it was win-win.

So as soon as it arrived, second time lucky (the first parcel was a box of brown covered smashed glass, smelt amazing though!) I prepped for my tanning session. It was so easy to apply as there is a colour guard and it glided on perfectly and dried really quickly. I woke up with possibly the most natural looking tan I’ve ever had. Don’t get me wrong, I love St Tropez, but this could possibly be better; Sorry St Tropez. 8 days after applying it and it’s still going strong, I can’t believe it!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I’d wanted to try out a new drugstore foundation so after hearing good things about this one and seeing the natural glowy look it gave, I was sold. I’m almost 33 and although I am so lucky to have even, blemish free skin, I do however have fine lines, especially around my eyes. If you ever wonder why I rarely smile in photos, this is why; my crows feet are, horrendous! Wearing full coverage foundations in the day emphasizes this 10 fold, and wrinkles I never knew I had, appear! So this light coverage foundation is just perfect for me.

Mac Face and Body is very similar to this, minus the Vitamin C, and of course the price tag. It gives me the same dewy finish that is buildable. I also bought the matching concealer as well and is really good for fine lines, it really doesn’t settle into the under eye wrinkles and I find it hydrates my under eye and helps brighten.

Bronze Eyeshadows

Usually I’m all about a matte shadow, but lately, I’ve really been reaching for bronzy shades. Shades such as Mac Sable and On and On Bronze from Maybelline. I also love a couple shades from the Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette as well. But my go-to favourite shade has to be from the Sweet Peach palette, a shade called Caramelized. I use a fluffy brush to blend the colour all over my lid and into my crease, then using a flat brush to intensify it on my lid, it looks beautiful. Below I’ve swatched a few of my other current favs.

L-R

  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo- On and on Bronze
  • Modern Renaissance Palette – Antique Bronze
  • The Balm ‘Nude Dude- Funny
  • The Balm ‘Nude Dude- Firm
  • Too Faced ‘Sweet Peach Palette- Caramelized
  • Mac- Sable
  • Maybelline ‘The Blushed Nudes’ Shades 6 + 7
With Flash
Without Flash
OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength In-Shower Oil

Oh my gosh! Where to start?! As you’ll know if you read my blog regularly, I love OGX Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner, in fact, I swear by it! So when I saw this oil I HAD to have it. It was on offer so I grabbed two for £10, instead of £8.35 each. This oil is the fricking gorgeous! I smoother my hair in it and my body. I really love putting it on wet skin in the shower, so much quicker than moisturising once I get out. Throughout the week I apply it to the ends of my hair after brushing it in the mornings, my hair drinks it up and my hair is left silky and shiny and I still only need to wash my hair once a week.  Did I mention it smells sooooo good? It really does.

 

Barry M Cosmic Lights Highlighter Palette

If I’m honest, I saw the packaging and I knew I’d like what was inside. I was right! Lucky really as my local Boots only had one of these palettes in stock.  I swatched the tester and there were at least 4 of the 6 shades that I didn’t own individually or in any other palettes. I love that there is a mix of creams and powders. Sometimes I love to use all creams and pass on any powders. This should go against all rules with oily skin, but I find if I use an oil control setting spray, I don’t get the ‘oil slick’ look. My favourite shade in this palette is the golden bronze cream, If you know me, I doubt you are surprised.

Yankee Candle Wax Tartlet in Soft Cotton

There’s something so good about this scent, I have it burning in a holder in my kitchen, so when I walk in from another room it hits me. I hate my kitchen smelling all foody, so this hides the odours and also fills the room with the fragrance of fresh of the line washing.

Topshop Vest Dress

This dress! I bought it about a month ago and every time the sun comes out, I’m in it! It’s perfect as it’s ideal for daytime. I’m a couple cms short of 6ft, so a lot of dresses come short on me, I just cant do short; yanking down a dress constantly irritates the hell out of me. So when I saw this midi bodycon V-neck vest dress hanging right in my sight line in Topshop, I didn’t hesitate to grab it. I love it! The length, the colour and the neckline. It’s nice to show a bit of boob especially as it covers everything downwards.

Songs Of The Month
  • Cheat Codes No Promises ft Demi Lovato.
  • It Aint Me- Kygo & Selena Gomez

 

That’s about it for this month. Nothing on TV has really grabbed my attention and no amazing foods to share with you.

Enjoy June! It’s my birthday month, just incase you didn’t know 😜

 

 

 

Quick Makeup Routine For After The Pool

Quick Makeup Routine For After The Pool

 

Recently I started going swimming again once a week. If you are anything like me and you like your makeup, then you probably like to wear something just make you feel a little more, radiant. Because I’m so used to a  bit of makeup, I feel I look a little odd without it, eyelashes especially.

 

The Quick Routine

Before I leave the house I moisturise my face and because I have light brown eyelashes I pop on a bit of waterproof mascara (Mac In Extreme Dimension), so they match my hair colour, then that’s me done. It stays on during my swim so no need to reapply afterwards.

 

There is something quite liberating about going fresh faced. I’m not going to lie I did use to wear a full face but when you get out and look in the mirror to see you look like you’ve been watching too many chick flicks then it’s probably best to go without.

After I’ve been swimming I moisturise my face again, but this time I add a little liquid highlighter mixed in with it. I’ve been using the Rimmel Good To Glow in Soho Glow with my Body Shop Skin Defense which has SPF50 in it. The highlighter gives a nice healthy glow. Because I’m all about that ‘extra’ glow, I add a little Maybelline Master Strobe Stick in Medium 200. I just add this to the high points of my cheeks, down my nose and on my cupids bow.

 

I then brush my brows with a little clear brow gel from Rimmel (Brow this way) to set them in place.

Next, I pop on some Mac Lip Conditioner to hydrate my lips and I’m all done.

I don’t put on a full face after my swim, because one, I don’t want to be taking lots of makeup out with me, and two, trying to put a full face on whilst keeping an eye on a  4-year-old running around the changing room is a bit of a nightmare!

 

What is your makeup routine when you go swimming? Do you go for a full waterproof face or just go au naturel?

 

 

 

Handbag Essentials

Handbag Essentials

In a previous post, I wrote about the bag of my dreams. See Here. I’d been in search of the perfect bag for a while and finally found this one from Micheal Kors. It was a splurge, yes, but I wanted something I knew I wouldn’t get bored of, that was the right size and the perfect colour to wear with ANY outfit. This was it.

Love This Beaut

Obviously, The first thing I keep in my bag is my purse. It is a little worn but it’s done well as I have had it almost 3 years now! I bought it from Bershka when I went to Cyprus on holiday. It’s nice and big and of course, pink. Purses that zip all the way around so nothing can fall out work better for me. This purse is ideal because if I need to pop to the shop without taking my bag, then my mobile and keys fit in nicely as well.

My Pink Love

I don’t carry a makeup bag with me as I tend to just set my makeup before I leave and it always stays put. I’d never redo my whole face when I’m out so I prefer to keep everything at home. A must though, is my Blotterazzi by Beautyblender just in case I get oily around my T-zone and need to dab it away. It also has a handy little mirror inside the lid so I can use this to reapply lippy as well… I always take my lip products in case I eat or drink and need to touch up my lips. This includes my Mac Prep+Prime Lip (the best primer to apply before any lip product), a lip liner, gloss and lipstick.

Oily Gals Knoooooow!

I carry a zillion hair ties, clips, bobby pins, and elastics. Just in case! Just in case what? I don’t know…Just in case.

My First Aid Beauty Face Spray lives in my bag for moments when I need a refresh and give my skin a little drink.

Antibac hand gel is a must, I currently have the Carex Bubblegum one. It smells yummy and saves me from bugs if I eat out. Another hand product I carry is my Coconut Island Hand Cream. It’s the best hand cream I’ve ever used, not only does it smells like a tropical island, but it hydrates my hands leaving them soft with a protective layer. I wrote a post about this Treaclemoon range HERE.

Hand + Face

When it comes to perfume, I don’t like taking a whole bottle just in case it smashes, so I take an atomizer, with a favourite fragrance in it. I have Chanel Chance Eau Tendre in it at the moment. Such a gorgeous scent.

Being a contact lenses wearer, I like to keep some Blinks Intensive Tears pipettes with me in case my eyes feel dry. They are better than the bottles of drops because the bottles have a 3-month shelf life whereas the pipettes are individual and last about 3 years.

After eating or drinking I like to make sure I have fresh breath (as I’m sure everyone else around me does as well!) so I always carry gum with me, usually, Wrigley’s Extra Spearmint. I also have a little ‘Hello’ Mouth Spray. 

Be Prepared!

Now that bags are 5p I’d rather have my own, so why not have a fun little fold away bag. I got this cute one from Paperchase. It has its own little pouch so keeps neat and doesn’t take up much space.

The last things I carry are baby wipes and tissues. Any mum of young kids knows this drill. Kids, get, messy! Wipes are essential! You just don’t leave the house without them; If you do, you’re screwed! They also come in handy when you’ve been makeup shopping and have a million swatches all over your hands!

A Must!

Oh! and I nearly forgot that I keep a notebook and pen in my bag (it was hiding!) for the moments when an awesome idea pops into my mind, and for anyone who asks for a pen and paper! This notebook was also from Paperchase. Can you tell I love Paperchase?!

For Big Ideas

Obviously, I take my car keys and my house keys but that’s pretty standard. Although I’m quite impressed with my little keyring selection I have going on right now. I wouldn’t go anywhere without my sunnies either, they are from Quay Australia- available at Asos. One, because I love them, and two, because I can’t see without them because my eyes are so sensitive. If it’s a sunny or a bright day, they just water and it’s not that pleasant.

Keep Calm, Smile And Ride A Unicorn, After All, You Are Wonder Woman Wearing A Guess FlipFlop!

 

What are your essentials??