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I feel like I'm on of those people that always needs to carry unnecessary things "just in case" I need them. I recently down-sized what I bring with me out and about so I thought I'd share with you the contents of my current makeup bag. 

I got so excited when I spotted this cute little number by Emma Lomax. From the design to the size it was just everything I needed! You'd never actually see me wear anything pink BUT due to the girly contents I thought ONE pink item in my life wouldn't hurt, really. 

The size is small enough to fit in a medium-sized handbag but somehow big enough to hold everything and more that a person may need during the day. I usually carry a lip balm and a hand sanitiser in other compartments of my bag to reach for them quickly but everything else I need in order to touch-up in 5 minutes is here. 
Let's explore...

For the oily skin: 

- Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot powder: This is the best powder I tried so far when it comes to getting rid of excess oils around my t-zone. I tend to use it halfway through the day when the situation is not too messy. Fortunately, the foundations I'm currently slapping on my face are really good so I never end up looking like an oil tank. 

- MARY KAY oil absorbing tissues: Of course I need to carry these magic tissues as well because if my base starts melting, applying powder on top can look cakey. I find them really handy and light to take with me so sometimes I won't even bother with the powder. 

For the quick touch-up:

- Estee Lauder Double Wear on the go foundation (reviewed fully here): Lately I have given up on applying makeup in the morning at 5am. When I have an early start to the day I leave the house bare-faced and glam up a little on the train. This foundation is perfect for the job because it still shows some skin whilst covering redness and any signs of tiredness. 

- BDB Brow Gel: I love having a gel with me because I always forget to fill in my brows or fix them before leaving the house. As I naturally have lots of brow hair, the main concern for me is to use a good product to keep them in place and this does the job perfectly.  

- Burberry Lipstick (mini size): If you've been visiting my blog for a while then you may remember me featuring this cute little lipstick a while back (here). I love mini samples because they're so purse-friendly! 

- I Love... Moisturising lip balm: When I want a touch of colour on my lips but I can't commit to a lipstick, I use this little number by the I Love Cosmetics range. Their products are super affordable and quite pigmented. My lips feel soft and moisturised after every use so I'd highly recommend it to try it if you're a lip-balm hoarder. 

For a put together feel: 

- Hello breath spray: Who likes to eat cheesy burritos with onions? *raises hand* . 

I honestly never realised how essential it is for me to have a breath spray in my life. Sometimes I don't feel like buying chewing gums and this is a great and fast alternative to fix a problem that otherwise can make other people think of you as Shrek. (you know, stinky pond ogre and that..) 

- Olympea mini size perfume: I am addicted to perfumes and whenever I get my hands on a mini sample I do get way too excited for it. This new release from Paco Rabanne is on my wish-list at the moment because it smells divine and I get compliments whenever i wear it. Mini sizes are great to carry with you all the time and refresh yourself with throughout the day without the need to bring the full on glass size. 

- I Love... Peach Passion Fruit body spray: Not very christmassy at all but I do like fruity smells and it's extremely refreshing to spray it on yourself (or in a smelly room at uni) when you need to. 

What are your essentials? 


  1. Amazing photos! Makes me want to do a what's in my make up bad post :) - I too carry many beauty items in my bag "just in case" haha

    Meimei xx

  2. I'm not familiar with the powder brand but looks interesting :)

    1. Give it a shot if you're oily :) It's quite affordable as well x

  3. I absolutely love the photography in this post, your shots are so beautiful xxx

  4. Lovely posts! The lip balm sounds perfect!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

  5. Not only is this a great bunch of products but look at the makeup bag, so cute x

  6. Gorgeous photos and a lovely selection of products xx

  7. The bag is amazing, I have a best mommy one from Emma and I just love it!

  8. I swear I have about six lipbalms in my bag! I'm so bad for "just in case" things haha. I love the makeup bag, so cute :)

    Jess xo

  9. I love emma lomax designs they are gorgeous and I really want to try one heck of a blot xxx

  10. I am in love with your photography! First time ever I saw a make-up case full of products which I haven't had a chance to try out x

  11. Such a gorgeous makeup bag! I love the Soap and Glory powder - definitely an on the go staple. :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

  12. Loved this, so cute! Beautiful captures!

  13. That's a lot of products! I have blotting paper, powder, brush and lip gloss. That's it :)

    Pink Frenzy

  14. Cute makeup bag! Always always always have lip balm with me too especially this time of the year. Dry lips are a no no! Xx

  15. Great post! It's hard to know what to take when your on the go!

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