Thursday, 23 February 2017

What's In My Bag? | My Handbag Essentials

Love, Catherine | My Handbag Essentials

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...

Love, Catherine | My Handbag Essentials

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 BrushIt'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?!


Love, Catherine | Laduree Macaron Keyring

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!


Love, Catherine | Charlotte Tilbury Valentine Lipstick

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.


Love, Catherine | My Handbag Essentials

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.


Love, Catherine | Lanolips 101 Ointment

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?

xoxo


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*Disclaimer: Some items in this post are PR samples. All opinions are 100% my own.

30 comments :

  1. I wish the contents of my bag were as colour coordinated as yours, everything is so gorgeous! I particularly love the water bottle and Laduree charm!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. Haha I just gravitate towards all of the cute pastel things! xo

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  2. Everything is so pretty! I love that lipstick, it looks like such a stunning colour!xx

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Oh my goodness everything in your bag is so pretty! My bag is just full of receipts and empty chewing gum wrappers - not good!!

    I love that water bottle, such a pretty colour!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Ohh mine is too, doesn't make for a good blog post photo though does it haha! xo

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  4. I adore that keychain! So cute and pretty x

    LuxeStyle

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  5. Looks so cute, love the headphones!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

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  6. The Lanolips balm is a god send for my lips right now with this awful weather!

    Also I have to mention that the photography in this post is so, so beautiful Catherine xx

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    1. It's amazing isn't it, I'm so glad I purchased it! Aw thank you so so much, that means a lot coming from you as I adore your photos! xo

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  7. Everything you own is literally so beautiful and I swear you're the queen of photography. All your photographs are swoon worthy.

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

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    1. Aw thank you so much doll, that's so nice of you to say! xo

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  8. What a cute essentials. I love the lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. Gorgeous color <3 - https://esseremoda.nl/spring-beauty-look-with-the-new-collection-of-isadora/

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    1. Thank you hun, it's such a beautiful lipstick! xo

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  9. your bag itself just is beautiful and i love your keychain. so adorable.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

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  10. My gosh, this is just so pretty. I love it.
    http://societyfix.blogspot.com.eg/

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  11. That Ted Baker water bottle is so cute! The bag is obviously gorgeous as well and I'm not surprised that pretty much everything (including the bag) is pink!!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you sweet! Haha yes that's probably quite predictable isn't it! xo

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  12. Everything is so pretty! I love the Laduree charm and those earphones are just lovely! xx

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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  13. Soooo pretty!!! I want everything....lol...I adore all the soft pretty pastels.

    Regina / Margarita Bloom
    Beauty Website: www.margarita-bloom.com
    Blog: www.cherrylipsblondecurls.com

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  14. you literally make everything look so pretty haha! xo

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. i have the exact same la duree key charm as you! prettiest key charm ever?!!? i'm also in love with that kate spade bag...what a gorgeous colour!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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  16. Honestly we're practically the same exact person. I love Ted Baker and Zoella stuff. My two favorite makeup bags right now are from those brands! Also I'm in love with that powder. I've used almost every day since I've gotten it - I'm trying out a new one right now but that powder is absolutely flawless. AND Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are my favorite. One being the matte revolution right now (https://sarahbaileybeauty.wordpress.com/blog/) you can see that there with all my favorites but I do want to try out the shades pillowtalk and valentine!
    Sorry this is so long hahaha.. I just seriously love your blog and posts! Plus my favorite color is pink. Honestly I'd love to do some type of collab sometime - we're so alike ahahaha. I'm probably going to be buying those earphones and powder brush too. I'm using a zoeva brush right now but that one looks like the perfect size. Lots of love xx
    Great post <3

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