On average, women purchase around three handbags per year. Now, I am a handbag lover, but I definitely don’t fit into that category. I lust after beautifully designed handbags all of the time! But I would say I probably own around six handbags and I use them all on a regular basis. My handbag is almost like a comfort blanket for me, I take it everywhere. It is packed full of beauty bits which I like to call my essential handbag items and I wanted to share all of those with you! Some old gems, some newbies and some amazing inventions that make life SO much easier!
It is really important to keep my handbag, tidy, practical and also not too heavy. When I’m running my daily errands or I’m out with friends etc. I like to know that if a beauty disaster occurs, I’ve got it covered with my essential handbag items! Recently I have found some really cool things that I have added to my bag that make my life SO much easier and my handbag so much lighter. You guys are going to love them, so sit tight!
Firstly, let’s start with me saying that although I’m a beauty blogger who adores makeup, I don’t want to be carrying my makeup bag around with me. Reason 1. It’s too big and heavy and reason 2. I would be devastated and also broke if I lost my handbag lol!
Keeping a mini makeup bag inside my handbag works great for me, I fill it with little travel size products, including skincare and hair products too. This is perfect for little makeup touch ups or if you need a spritz of hairspray. I will list everything I keep in my mini bag below as a little checklist for you guys! (I have also added direct links from the list so you know where to get the exact products that I use) These are definitely essential handbag items!
- Compact Mirror
- Nail File
- Makeup Remover
- Hair Bobble
- Hand Sanitizer
- Hair Grips
- Lip Balm
- Mini Mascara
- Hand Cream
- Tangle Teezer
I know that seems like a lot of stuff but honestly, they all fit in the mini makeup bag like a dream because they are so small and lightweight. I’d say they are the little basics that I always have with me and to be honest I have needed them all at some point while I’m out and about. Now, we have done the basic items, let’s move onto the bigger stars of the show. I have four more things I keep in my makeup bag that I can’t live without. They are SO handy!
Four very different but wonderful essential handbag items
A new product that has recently made it into my essential handbag items, the Puff Me powder! This product was sent to me to try. After doing a little YouTube research (as you do), I thought the results of this product looked amazing!
It is the first and original volumizing powder spray in a pump, creating instant volume on damp or dry hair. I was fascinated when I first pumped this product, I have never seen anything like this. When you press the pump down with your finger a spray of powder shoots out, hitting the roots of your hair to create the perfect volume! The results are very impressive too. One of my favourite things about this is the gorgeous baby pink packaging. You guys know I’m easily sold to when the packaging is pretty. But I’m thrilled to say whats inside the packaging doesn’t disappoint. This hair product retails on the Sally Beauty website for £9.95.
“It fits neatly in your handbag along with your beauty essentials to keep you styled-pretty for any adventure.”
The ‘Twist & Spritz’ perfume refillable spray is one of the ultimate essential handbag items! All you have to do is decanter your favourite perfume into this 8ml atomiser, and you will have a smaller, lighter weight version of your favourite fragrance for your handbag. This is genius! I’m also obsessed with the fact it is Rose Gold! You all know that’s the way to my heart!
Every girl needs a pair of tweezers in her handbag. They come in pretty handy if any beauty meltdowns happen! These tweezers feel super luxurious! They are perfect for keeping those brows immaculate. You never know when you’ll need to grab that odd stray eyebrow that’s out of place. Or you need to tame your strip eyelash that has started lifting on the inner corners (literally my worst nightmare!!)
“Crafted in Switzerland. Rubis’ Gold Classic Slant Tweezers are made from resilient, anti-acid stainless steel that won’t rust or corrode, to guarantee the perfect pluck.”
As a skincare addict, I was amazed and excited to discover this new idea! I have never seen a roll-on moisturiser before! The RosehipPlus Boot Roll On is the first of its kind, a moisturiser with a unique and hygienic roll-on application. This funky yet incredible product contains vitamins A, C & E and omegas 3, 6 & 9!
Benefits of Rosehip Oil:
- Improve the appearance of stretch-marks and scars
- Hydrates your skin and improves skin texture
- Soothes and reduces redness. Calming irritated and damaged skin – such as rashes, burns and sunburn
- Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Promotes skin elasticity to prevent lines and wrinkles
- Gives skin a gorgeously healthy glow
This vitamin-packed roll-on is perfect for any small dry patches you may have and it takes up no room in your handbag!
Well, I hope you have your checklist ready to tick off if you have these essential handbag items! Maybe you guys already keep some of these gems in your bag? I’d love to know which products live in your bag! If you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments, I love chatting with you guys. You can also have a read of some other blog posts including must-have products – My Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves & The Best Makeup On A Budget. I also link all of the makeup products I use right here in My Makeup Bag if you’d like a nose at that!
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