Sunday, 5 July 2015

Handy Handbag Staples

Now summer's here, the big bag that can fit the kitchen sink in is long gone and in it's replacement is this beautiful little ted baker number I picked up in the sales last year (how pretty is it though!?) so I've had to really downsize what I can lug around with me on a daily basis. Here are the essential items I like to have with me, at all times, for any beauty related emergencies...

MAC Blot Powder
Although I might leave the house with fresh, dewy, radiant skin (I don't), it's very rare it will stay that way for much longer than a couple of hours, especially in the current humid temperatures. So MAC blot powder is a life saver for preventing me from looking a sweaty hot mess, basically. It helps to mop up excess oil and even out your skintone. It comes with a handy little sponge and mirror, too, so it's perfect for top ups on the go. I use shade light which looks almost white in the pan but, as it's more for blotting rather than adding colour, this doesn't really matter.
Carmex Mint Lip Balm
Even in summer I still get chapped lips and this lip balm from Carmex is one of my favourites for helping soothe any annoying, flaky bits. I especially love this mint flavour as it tingles on your lips so is really cooling.
The Body Shop Honeymania Hand Cream
I mentioned this hand cream on a previous post but I seriously can't get enough of it. It just smells so bloody good. I hate the feeling of dry hands so it's always good to have a hand cream, well erm, at hand and this one is really nice and nourishing.  
I've used sudocrem for years now as it's one of those multi-tasking products that can be used for a number of things. I love that it's now available in a little tube, so it's easy to carry around with you, as they used to only come in big tubs - which aren't exactly handbag friendly. Recently I've been relying on my trusty tube of sudocrem for helping calm down any sunburn whilst I've been out and about in the sun as I literally burn in about 15 minutes. It's also good for calming down any angry spots too but you might not want to do that whilst on the go or people may question what the white dots all over your face are.
What are your handbag staples?
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