Since nabbing myself the most beautiful Kate Spade bag (that I'd been lusting after for eveeer) in the sale last month, it's inspired me to write a What's In My Bag type of post! I'll show you some of the items that have been hitching a ride in my new handbag, but don't worry I'll save you from the horror of screwed up receipts and empty chewing gum packets...
You're probably well aware by now of my love for this Charlotte Tilbury Powder. It's honestly just the best powder I've ever used, it keeps my makeup in place, shine at bay and looks flawless with every retouch. The brush I love using to apply it with is the Luxie 520 Tapered Face Brush. It's my favourite for powder so I always keep it in my bag for touch ups during the day. I find it's the perfect size for applying powder and it picks up just the right amount, plus it's super soft and it's pink..need I say more?!
My pretty pink Ted Baker Purse has fared me well since I received it for Christmas in 2015. I'm actually really surprised at how pristine it still looks, as my Topshop and Accesorize purses would get grubby and tatty within a couple months of use. It just goes to show that sometimes it really is worth it to pay extra, I once heard someone say that if you buy cheap you buy twice. I don't think you can get this exact purse anymore so I've linked a similar version which I'm secretly lusting after...I've also got my gorgeous macaron Laduree Keycharm in my bag which I use to keep my keys on, but it would also look lovely as a bag charm!
I usually end up with hoards of different lipsticks hanging around in my bag, but not at the moment. Since purchasing the new Charlotte Tilbury Valentine Lipstick I've hardly reached for anything different! It's a gorgeous soft, petal pink and I've written a full review here.
I was recently gifted these lovely wireless earphones* from the Sudio brand, and they are
probably definitely the prettiest pair of earphones I've ever owned. The soft pink and gold design looks so beautiful and I love that they come with a cute matching pink pouch to store them in, so at least they won't be at the bottom of my bag knotting themselves ten times over! You can use the code 'Cath15' to grab yourself 15% off if you fancy it.
I've also been trying to drink more water (I swear that's such a cliche goal lol) and when I spotted this adorable Ted Baker Water Bottle with pink rubber casing adorned with little bows, I had to get it! It has a 360ml capacity, which isn't massive but it does mean it's slim enough to be a great handbag size, so it won't weigh it down too much.
This cute little Zoella Makeup Pouch has been a firm staple in every handbag I've had since I bought it. It's so perfect for popping into your bag and storing lots of bits and bobs in. I love it to keep my everyday makeup products in like powder, lipstick and lip balm, and also hair pins and hair ties. How adorable is the powder blue, scalloped design!
I've been loving the Lanolips 101 Ointment at the moment and it makes for a great handbag essential as you can use it in multiple different ways, a little like Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. So not only is it great as a lip balm but you can also use it to heal minor cuts, soothe cuticles, treat eczema etc. It has a thick, balmy texture which I personally love, I dislike those slippy, Vaseline type textures. I have the same product in the Strawberry version which I've also been loving!
What are your handbag essentials?
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