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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Handbag Heroes!



A year or so ago I used to carry an enormous make up bag full of things I never ever used, but had on me at all times for those just-in-case moments. I still like to have a few things with me now, but thankfully for my shoulder/back it no longer weighs more than a small pony!

Even above any make up products, I always have to have a bottle of hand sanitiser. I'm not even a big germaphobe or anything, it's mostly for when I really want to eat something when I'm out (forever hungry!) but there's nowhere to wash my hands! This is one is for children, but it smells like bubblegum so it's also for Jennie's! Hand cream isn't something I have with me all year round but in the colder months it's a must have for my hands because they get so dry. This carex hand cream* is a great handbag product because it also has some antibacterial properties. Perfect!

I always have a tube of the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in my make up bag even though I rarely use it when I'm out, it's just there for emergency blemish covering really. The Maybelline Fit Me powder is still my current favourite powder and the compact has a mirror inside, which is quite handy because I've successfully managed to lose all of my little compact mirrors.

The final make up product that's a permanent addition to my make up bag is the Collection Shimmer Shades blush. I like this because it's got 4 different shades and one of them is usually fairly similar to the blush I'm wearing that day! To apply my blush I have this mini Japonesque blush brush that's small enough to fit inside my make up bag without getting squashed but not so small that it's difficult to use.

Finally I always like to have a few of my current favourite lip products. At the moment I'm still loving the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors as well as the Natural Collection lipstick in Pink Mallow & the ELF Lip Balm in Rose. I could totally cope with just one of these but you know, I like options!

What are your handbag heroes?

Love, Jennie
xoxo

73 comments:

  1. I'm a bit of a antibacterial freak and always have a gel/ foam on me. I really fancy trying that fit me powder, nearly bought the concealer last week then remembered I have three to finish first. And that shimmer shades blush looks great!

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    1. I really want to try the concealer too! Xo

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  2. Looking very similar to my handbag! Can't ever be without hand cream, especially in winter - they get so chapped! x

    The Little Things

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  3. The hand sanitiser sounds lovely - why do kids get all the best scents and flavours!?
    I always have hand cream and powder with me, otherwise it's just what I remember to put in/forgot to take out yesterday haha :)

    Jess xo

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    1. They really do get the best stuff hehe! xo

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  4. I always carry hand sanitiser around with me too, it's just a useful little thing to have! xxx

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  5. hand cream is a must! as is a chapstick, or carmex! :) and tangle teezer if you have hair like mine at all...it needs to be calmed every few hours!
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ooh I've wanted to try the tangle teezer for ages! xo

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  6. I have never seen that Collection 2000 product, it looks really nice for such an affordable brand. I must try it! :)

    Michaela-Leighxx

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  7. I've never tried that maybelline powder! I'll have to give it a go!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  8. good choice of products, but i neeed that hand santazier, um bubblegum flavour? think thats also for emily... xxx

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  9. I have a few lip products in my bag too. You always need options!
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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  10. I used to carry alot in my makeup bag as well
    because of the 'what if SOS case' but over
    the year it has cut down a lot. I always carry a
    hand sanitiser as well and a lipbalm, blotting
    paper, tiger balm, contact case lens + fluid and
    a freebie sample perfume bottle. I used to carry
    a mini toothbrush and paste, a razor, floss,
    mirror, more lipbalms and a camouflage stick!
    Xx

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  11. love your handbag heroes. i always keep a hand sanitizer and powder in my bag xx

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  12. Hi Jennie!!!:) lovely post!My handbag heroes are: a beautiful compact mirror by Cath Kidston that I bought last summer in Lake District, my Neve Cosmetics natural lipstick "Almond Cookie", a nourishing hand cream, a lip balm with propolis, which is perfect in winter days,my corrector "Coverstick by Essence",a small bottle of hand sanitiser and "Occhioni" mascara by Neve Cosmetics, which is a brand that I love!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!
    Kisses Martina
    sweetietulip88.blogspot.it

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  13. Carrying the Shimmer Shades with you is such a good idea, they're all lovely shades of pink too :) xx

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    1. It's one of those products I love looking at because it's so pretty! xo

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  14. The Collection Shimmer Shades are beautiful! I don't tend to carry many beauty bits around with me, just some hand cream, a lip balm and eye drops for when I'm wearing contact lenses! xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. It's good to just have the essentials sometimes I think! xo

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  15. I really need to carry essentials with me. I start the day fairly groomed but by the end I'm a hot mess! x

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  16. i always bring hand sanitizer with me, i take the bus every day and i hate thinking about how dirty it is! i usually bring the same kind of things as you in my hangbag xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a must-have for public transport that's for sure! xo

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  17. The Collection concealer is a handbag fav of mine too. And I'm always carrying around a ha d sanitizer too
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Oooh, great choices! I'm not nearly that organised. The most important thing I carry around is millions upon millions of Kirby grips! My hair is mental at the best of times, but I start to panic if I don't have any hair grips and I'm unable to calm the curls if needs must!xx

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    1. Hehe I bet you can never find one when you really need one, that always happens to me! xo

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  19. Ooh I love the look of the Collection blush. Gorgeous shades!

    Katie | and-katie.com x

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  20. Hand cream is definitely one of my must haves!

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    1. Especially when it's so cold! xo

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  21. I used to get so worried about carrying everything around with me but these days tissues, hand sanitiser and whatever lip product I'm wearing is pretty much it for me most days. I love not carrying around so much stuff!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

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    1. me too, sometimes less is more! xo

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  22. I always have hand sanitizer :)

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  23. Oh I need to try the Maybelline Fit Me Powder! Im obsessed with the Clarins instant light lip perfecter, its so good! x

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  24. I love these products. Its always interesting to see what people carry around. -Hanna Lei

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  25. A lot of these are my handbag essentials as well, I love the Maybelline Fit Me powder it is one of my favourites x

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  26. I always carry a pack of Wet Ones in my bag and I make my husband take a little bottle of hand sanitizer with him as well. To my surprise, he's actually been using it. haha Lovely post, I'm coveting that japonesque brush! xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Great post. It is always interesting to see which products other bloggers always have! My handbag essentials mainy consist of a great deal of makeup.

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  28. I really love the look of the Clarins lip perfector, it sounds perfect for Winter <3 Also I'm relieved it's not just me that gets hungry out and about, in fact a colleague remarked on my stomach rumbles the other day, how embarrassing haha!

    Every time I buy a new bag I promise myself this time will be different but alas, several weeks (days) later it's a mass of crumpled post it notes, biro pens and lipstick lids! One day perhaps ;-)

    Sophie xox soinspo

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    1. haha I'm forever hungry! Ohh I know that feeling, I think pieces of paper multiply in the bottom of handbags! xo

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  29. This has to be one of my favourite posts to read. Although I do not carry much makeup except for lip products and blotting sheets in my handbag, I certainly cannot say the same about hand products! :)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  30. Bubblegum hand sanitizer!? Neeed! I usually hate the smell of them!

    Tara xo

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  31. Where did you get the hand sanitiser from? I work in a school so I always need this!

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    1. I think I got it from Morrisons! xo

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  32. wish I knew how to do my make up!
    i only carry my lipstick in my bag!!
    La Mode D'Emm

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  33. I always need hand sanitizer at school but mines plain and boring, bubblegum sounds way better!

    holllieee.blogspot.com

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  34. i am making a mental note to check out Collection next time i'm in the UK - their norotious concealer has been on my wishlist for ages, and this blush looks so pretty! i love satiny blushes like this one, and it's great to have 4 shades to work with :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. They're a really good brand for the price! <3

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  35. Love this post, Jennie! I have the Collection Shimmer Shades blush too and I really like it!

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  36. Do you know on a day to day basis the only thing I have in my handbag (beauty wise) is a Burts Bees lip balm! If I'm going out for the day I'll take my Rimmel face powder and a lip gloss but that's it. I'd be a rubbish beauty blogger! x

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  37. I need to get a clarins lip gloss, they look so good! forever on the wishlist aha <3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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