Monday, 31 March 2014


These are the beauty products that have been in my handbag recently

MAC Minarilize Power in Light Plus
I really like this powder for touching up my make up during the day. It's really light yet leaves a beautiful finish on my skin. Sometimes when I'm having a good skin day, I'll just wear this over a little bit of concealer rather than wearing foundation too.

Bare Minerals Full Flawless Face brush
This is my main face brush that I use for my powders. I love that the brush head is so big and fluffy as it gets enough product onto the brush easily, and covers a larger surface area which means I can apply my powder quicker - perfect if I'm in a rush on a Monday morning!

Soap and Glory Hand Maid
Where would I be without my antibacterial gel? This is pretty much crucial if you spend a lot of time on computers like I do, especially computers that are shared with thousands of other people. When I go to the uni library this is ALWAYS in my bag. It smells amazing and does a good job (I think) of killing the nasty germs on my hands after I've been using the computers.

Soap and glory Hand Food
As well as the antibacterial gel, I also can't go anywhere without my hand cream. It smells amazing too and keeps my hands moisturised for hours - great for those who use their hands a lot.

Harlequin Cosmetics Origins Lip Balm*
I always apply this lip balm underneath my lipstick. It's really moisturising and lasts for ages too. it's been made with 100% organic ingredients which are kinder on your lips - also, it's free of parabens and sulphates.

MAC Lipstick in 'Cosmo'
This is my most favourite, and most used lipstick that I own. It's a perfect shade for everyday look, which is why it's always in my bag! This lipstick, paired with my Harlequin lip balm is a dream come true!

Q Radiance the Fine Fragrance Body Spray*
I'm not usually a body spray type of girl, but this spray smells 'grown up' and is't anything like the So...? sprays that I had a a young teenager in high school. It's a nice subtle scent rather than an overpowering one so I do tend to wear a similar perfume with this, and use this spray to top up my scent throughout the day.

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
I didn't think I was going to like this mascara but I can't go a day without wearing it. It's great for making my lashes look thicker and longer, as well as spreading my lashes out so I look more awake. Great for long days in university!

Primark Breath Spray
When I don't have any chewies, I'll have this in my bag. A few sprays and you have nice, fresh breath! 

Obviously I've had other things in my bag such as my filofax, purse, keys etc. But these are the beauty items that I can't leave my apartment without. 

What are your beauty handbag essentials? 
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*Items marked with an asterix (*) were not purchased by myself and were either gifted to me to received at an event. All views and opinions are my own. To see my full disclaimer, click here


  1. A lot of these are my essentials too! Though I seem to collect thousands of lipsticks in there too!

  2. I love the MAC powder, I always have mine in my handbag too!

  3. I have never heard of that MAC lippy, looks divine!

  4. I love hand maid and hand food, just bought both and they are complete handbag essentials!!

    Laura from Maquillage Magic

  5. I've not seen Cosmo before - but now I want it! Fab post!


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