Saturday, 26 January 2013

What I Carry In My Handbag

This post is all about the products that I carry around in my handbag. These are the ones that I will put on throughout the day to keep looking/ feeling fresh and nice.


I keep the items that will fit in a little makeup bag inside my bag, to keep them clean and to make it easier to find them when I need them.

Brush and Hair Grips

You never know when your hair is going to start playing up, and a brush and hair grips can really rectify a bad hair day. If my front hair/ fringe won't go right or is looking greasy, I always pin it back with grips. This mini brush is great for carrying around, it was only £1 from Boots.

Blotting Sheets
Always great for combating shine- my oily skin aways gets shiny after a few hours so these are essential for getting rid of it! Again, only about £1 from Boots.

Mini Perfume
I always get perfume samples- ask when you're buying perfume if they'll put any in for free (I get lots this way) and then keep it in my bag to top up throughout the day.

L'Occitane Hand Cream 
My hands get quite dry at the best of times, but in the cold, winter weather and  with my multiple applications of antibacterial hand gel, they are usually very chapped and sore. In order to give them a bit of TLC I always carry hand cream around with me and apply it as often as possible. This L'Occitane one is a particular favourite of mine. It's rich, really soothes my hands, is not greasey and last ages. This is a great hand bag size version so it doesn't take up much space.

Soap and Glory Hand Maid
I always carry antibacterial hand gel around with me. You never know when you might need it- I always apply it before I eat. This Soap and Glory one is in a cute little bottle and it smells much nicer than other versions.

My beloved Carmex- my lips would be in a sorry state without it! I have a full blog post on it's amazingness here.

Charlie Bodyspray
As previously mentioned in another blog post, I am a huge fan of this Charlie body spray- it's only £1 and it smells gorgeous- great for freshening up throughout the day. 

John Frieda Volume Refresher Spray

This John Frieda Refresher spray really transforms my hair- I have done a full blog post on it here explaining how good it is. If it will fit in my handbag (obviously only if i'm carrying a big one that day) then I will always put it in, to give my hair a boost of life and volume throughout the day.
YSL Touche Eclat Concealer
This is my favourite concealer- I explain why in a blog post here, it really brightens up my eyes and stops me looking tired throughout the day.
Lancôme Blush Subtil
If I need to ensure I'm looking fresh and have colour in my cheeks at all times, I apply this Lancôme blusher. It's great as it comes with a handy mini brush so it's easy to quickly top up. I have already done a full blog post on how good this blusher is here if you want to read more about it. 

Clinique Powder 
This is one of my holy grail products, it makes a huge difference to my face when I apply it- I've got a full blog post on it here. I would feel lost without it if it wasn't in my bag.

Eyebrow Comb
I have quite unruly eyebrows so I like to keep a comb in my makeup bag to make sure I've not got fly-aways throughout the day!

Estee Lauder Lip Gloss
Last but not least, I always have a lip gloss in my bag- it just adds a touch of glamour to your outfit and a little bit of sparkle. This Estee Lauder one is a particularly lovely pink shade (06 Magnificient Mauve Shimmer Gloss) and it stays on my lips for ages.

Rosy x


  1. amazing post!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because I really love your blog!!
    kisses pretty

  2. Love this post! The contents of your bag are so lovely and neat I would dare to show the world my mess of a bag! Lol :)

    Siobhan xxx

    1. Haha, thank you! I've got to admit they're not always that neat in there as I'm often in a rush- but they're in there, that's the main thing :) x x x

    2. Lol that is the main thing :)

      Just letting you know I've stupidly changed my web address from to and I may be coming up in your feed as I've been removed lol.. Just so you know I'm still here :) lol xxxxx

      Siobhan xxx


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