What's In My Bag? - The Beauty Stuff

Wednesday 22 October 2014

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I am one of those women who likes to pack everything but the kitchen sink into their everyday handbag.  A clearout was long overdue so I thought it would be fun to share the beauty bits that I seem to carry around with me on a daily basis.  And yes, there's more than one lip balm.

Lip Balms
Let's get the obvious out of the way first - when I emptied my bag I found four lip balms.  Totally normal right?  I currently have three delicious flavours; Herbfarmacy Marshmallow and Vanilla Lip ConditionerRooted Beauty Passionfruit Lip Butter*, Crazy Rumors Lip Balm in Apple Spice and there's a tinted lip balm from Burt's Bees in Red Dahlia that I just love and have repurchased about a million times.  

Multi-Purpose Balms
In addition to lip balms, I have two multi-purpose balms that I also sometimes use on my lips...Anyway!  There's Jurlique Rose Love Balm* and a mini Odylique Calendula Balm* so that I have all dry emergencies covered. 

I always like to have a concealer with me for any touch ups that I want to do throughout the day. Youngblood Ultimate Concealer* works well for both undereyes and minor blemishes.

Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is an absolute must, though I only tend to use it when I can't wash my hands properly. I always buy the minis from Bath & Body Works via Amazon because they smell so good and don't dry out my hands.
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Hand Cream
Hand cream is another essential and I'm currently using up a tube of The Body Shop Purifying Absinthe Hand Cream which has a light texture and super fresh scent.

Clever Balms
I'm trying to consume less painkillers, so I call these two from Anatomicals my 'clever balms' because I'm finding that they really do work.  I have Oi! You Throbhead Headache Balm* for rubbing onto my temples when I feel a headache is coming on, and Ta Ta To Ooh Ouch Aah Joint + Muscle Rub Balm* for those pesky aches and pains.  

Perfume / Scent
I'm not a big perfume wearer in the day, but I do like natural scents that help to cheer me up, especially now that we're in Autumn and the days are getting shorter and darker.  I love the happy, fresh scent of Tisserand Orange Blossom Neroli Oil* and dab it onto my pulse points to lift my mood.

Powder & Brush
Having an oily t-zone requires some maintenance if I don't want to look like an oil slick by 3pm, so I buff over a little of Barry M Translucent Powder with my mini Ecotools Baby Kabuki Brush when I need it.

Surprisingly, I only found one lipstick in my handbag as I seem to have gotten into the habit of changing and taking out the one I wear on an almost daily basis now.  On standby though, I like to keep a good neutral shade to hand, and Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick in Beehive is just perfect for everyday.

What beauty stuff do you keep in your everyday handbag?

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  1. Thanks for the peek into your handbag! I would totally be up for trying that crazy rumor lipbalm and I do need to try one of the burts bees one too! I usually only carry a few things, my foundation pressed powder, a clear lipbalm or the lip product I'm wearing for the day and my black pen eyeliner! That's about all!

    1. I think having less is a lot more normal Sharlynn! :) The Crazy Rumors and Burt's Bees lip balms are fab!

  2. I love your bag! So perfect for Autumn.
    My bags contents are extremely similar; lip balm galore (:

    1. Thanks Ashtynne! Glad it's not just me who's a lip balm addict :)

  3. My handbag isn’t always organised and when I got to work I very rarely take makeup with me. But the one thing I can guarantee I will always have in my handbag is the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream!


  4. I love seeing what's inside peoples handbags (lovely handbag btw). I have the Jurlique Rose Balm in my bag too, its perfect for winter.

    1. Thanks Vicki - happy to hear you're loving Jurlique's Rose Balm, it's so good :)

  5. Those clever balms sound fantastic! I've never heard of them and I really need to cut down on how many painkillers I take.
    Damn stress headaches!
    The insides of your bag looks very similar to mine atm too <3

  6. Lovely! I hope to try the lip balm from Herbfarmcy! x

    1. It tastes so good and is so moisturising :) x

  7. I have odylique balm and crazy rumors in my handbag but that's about it for cosmetics, I carry the kitchen sink rather than skincare & makeup :)


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