Saturday, December 06, 2014

Handbag Staples









I thought I'd put together a post on all the bits and pieces that come around with me on an everyday basis, and I also wanted a chance to show off my amazing makeup bag. It's by the brand Danica Studio and I picked it up when I was in San Francisco in October, and I've since found it online at ModCloth. The first thing any girl with a blunt fringe can't leave home without is a comb, and any girl with hair should carry round some bobby pins and a hair tie or two for emergencies. I also have a little gold mirror compact in the shape of a seashell because mermaids are awesome, and that weird looking black thing is actually a fold out fan. I know it sounds like that's over-preparing a bit, but it's so small and light to carry around and trust me, when you're on a crowded train in the middle of summer and your makeup is melting off everyone is gonna be jealous of the girl who thought to bring a fan.




I get quite oily in my t-zone so I never leave home without blotting papers, this cute little pack is from Paul & Joe, and also a pressed powder for touch ups like the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder along with my retractable kabuki brush because I'd prefer not to use the sponges that come with powder if I can help it. I'm no germophobe but I did pick up some cute hand sanitisers from Bath & Body Works while I was in the States - who can say no to something that's pumpkin cupcake scented? And the same goes for the gum, can you tell I was enjoying the seasonal flavours and scents while I was there?

I've also got a mini fig scented hand cream from & Other Stories that I picked up in Milan, as well as a decanted spray bottle of Chanel No 5. I actually decanted a few of my favourite perfumes to take away with me and now that I'm back they're great for touching up if I'm going to be out all day/night. Of course I've got to have a lip balm on me at all times, and this one is the SoftLips Cube in vanilla bean, and who would I be if I didn't leave the house with at least five red lip options at all times (no but seriously). Some of my favourites are the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Ruby, Bite Beatuy's Lumious Creme Lipstick in Tannin, Chanel's Rouge Coco in 19 Gabrielle, Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Pur Couture in 40 Rouge Eros, and Bourjois' Rouge Edition in 34 Cherry My Cherie. 

45 comments:

  1. That makeup bag! I'm a real "star lover" (or more astrology lover, but still) so I'm all over that. The content looks great as well, really liking the seashell mirror (because mermaids ARE awesome.)

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    1. thank you! i bought the makeup bag because i'm really into cosmology and astrophysics so every time i look at it it makes me think about space and the origins of the universe. :)

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  2. Very nice Inspirations

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  3. That bag is sooo pretty! A fan is such a good idea, I'll be on the look out for a small folding one like yours - I usually end up trying to fan myself with a random bit of paper or book. The seashell mirror is super pretty too, I'd definitely feel like a mermaid using it haha.

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    1. having that fan is the best! sometimes i feel a bit awkward taking it out but when it's hot enough to need it i'm so glad it's in there! the subways in new york in the summertime are a KILLER so i definitely got some good use out of it then.

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  4. I love posts like this! That hand cream sounds lovely, and that make up bag is the best!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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  5. bobby pins! My bags are riddled with the things but whenever I want one I can never find it! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. ha, tell me about it! i have no idea where they all go but i make sure to keep a few in my handbag in case i need any while i'm out.

      jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  6. Ah your little bag is so gorgeous!

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  7. Your makeup is so you! I love it! I really can't wait to check out an & Other Stories store one day. Everything looks so lovely. I'm sure with H&M and now COS in Australia though, it'll eventually come here! Or, I just really need to stop spending my money and start saving for travelling again! I went to Mecca Maxima yesterday and tried out those Too Faced Melted Lipsticks and they're really nice. I thought they seemed too "lip glossy" for my liking, but now I'm kind of tempted to buy the nude one! I can't wait to try out Bite Beauty products when Sephora eventually opens in Melbourne. I didn't get you to get me anything because I'm not sure what their entire range is like!

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    1. haha, thank you!! yeah i didn't really look at their clothes too much because i think the one in milan was the only one i went into and it's on the pricier side but hopefully it will make its way to australia one of these days too. yeah, they are much more like liquid lipsticks and are actually quite thin on the lips and don't feel like a thick layer of gloss which is really interesting. and they have some seriously beautiful shades in that line!

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  8. I love your makeup bag! The fact that it has a white inner lining makes it good and bad good because everything can be found and bad because of course spill! :-)

    TheConscienceFund

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    1. ah, i'm lucky because the inner lining is faux leather so i could easily wipe it down if anything spilled in it! the people who designed it have thought of everything :)

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  9. That one unique makeup bag! Love the lipstick picks as well. :)

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  10. I love that makeup bag! I also use the Bourjois powder (as well as their whole base range!), lovely post x
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    1. they're one of my favourite drugstore brands for sure, the healthy balance serum foundation is my favourite all time drugstore foundation. :)

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  11. I am so glad to see you posting again. For a while I was checking back and had not seen any new posts. Really lovely selection of makeup. And the makeup bag is extremely cute.

    rae of love from berlin

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    1. aww, you're so sweet! unfortunately life always gets in the way but i'm really planning to be a lot better with my blog in 2015 and post more often! :)

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  12. love that bag! i always carry a fan around with me in the warmer months too and would often get comments of 'i wish i had thought of that!' haha. my nan bought me one when i was little so that idea has always stuck with me.

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    1. glad to hear i'm not the only one! they come in so handy and it's really no effort to carry one around at all.

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  13. great staples! hand cream is essential especially now in the colder season

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  14. Your cosmetic case is utterly adorable, what a lovely (and surprisingly informative) way of holding all of your beautiful makeup! I've always loves YSL's cosmetic packaging and your mini fig scented hand creams sounds wonderful! :)

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you! :) YSLs make up is probably the prettiest of them all.

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  15. Also, I've followed you on Twitter and hope that we can connect over there as well! :)

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  16. I love your make up bag, it's gorgeous! Your mirror is beautiful too <3 xo

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  17. Love the makeup bag! I've heard so many good things about that Bourjois powder and have been dying to try the Melted lipsticks for ages. Need to go shopping soon. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  18. I love that makeup bag and I want everything in it x

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  19. It almost sounds like your beauty bag is also a little way to remember the places you've traveled to, with products from SF and Milan. I have that same Chanel lipstick, and it's one of my fav reds too :)

    Mili

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    1. haha, i definitely do have some memories attached to the things in there, and the bag itself. :) isn't that chanel shade just perfect? :)

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  20. Your makeup bag is so unique! And I think that taking a mini spray perfume is really handy when travelling. x

    Kathryn from This Outlet

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  21. First of all, I love your makeup bag! It's so cute! & Other Stories have such great products, I love using their hand lotions (the ones with a pump), they smell so good!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  22. Seeing that YSL logo always makes me a little bit warmer.

    /Avy

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  23. Love your makeup bag, constellation patterns are fantastic. :) Also liking your blog design, it looks great! xoxo

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  24. The make up bag is beautiful, looks like I'm going to have to make a mod cloth order...
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  25. That Too Faced Melted lipstick. It just... speaks to me.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

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  26. loving your handbag! want one :D

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  27. I've been gushing over that make-up bag ever since I first saw it. And I just realised I never posted a comment on this post. I've come to say that I've finally gotten around installing Disqus onto my blog, so I hope there is no more trouble on the blog! ;)

    Anyway, I'm forever excited for new posts on your blog, and I hope you've had a great Christmas and I'm wishing you a marvellous new year! x

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    1. thanks lovely, i hope you've had a great christmas and new years too! :) glad to hear the commenting situation over on your blog is all fixed up now. :)

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  28. I am so smitten with that constellation adored pouch/makeup bag that I just set an eBay alert for it there (though will be watching it ModCloth, too, in case it goes on sale or I can't find it on eBay). Thank you for the lovely introduction to this brand's offerings, dear gal - and for giving us a sneak peak inside your purse. I want to try that pumpkin spice gum soooo much!!! :)

    ♥ Jessica

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