4 November 2015

The Winter Handbag Essentials


Definitely feeling the cold now. I can't believe it's November already, can you believe it's November already? Before we know it will be the end of 2015 and we will be saying hello to 2016.

I don't really like carrying big handbags, I am one of those people that will end carrying their whole house of they could. The shoulder pain, is not a good thing either. I am trying more and more to leave my big bags at home and just carry small bag. As space is limited, only the essentials make into the bag. I have swapped out my current portable beauty stash for a more winter appropriate stash.

I always, always carry a hand cream, it's weird to find me without a hand cream on hand. I am quite OCD with moisturing my hands, I have an undiagnosed phobia and I find myself frequently moisturing my hands. I have swapped my regular hand cream for this mini Soap & Glory the Righteous Body Butter. It's perfect for the winter, it provides an instant injection of moisture. Even though it is a body butter the consistency isn't thick and I find that it absorbs into the skin really quickly leaving you to get on to do with whatever. The only downside is the scent, I find it quite overpowering but it doesn't linger for too long and I know a lot of people love the original Soap & Glory scent.

As well as dry hands, the bane of my life during the winter months is dry lips but lucky I have discovered the best ever lip balm. The Ermana Refresh Lip Balm* has been keeping my lips in check, a rich blend of natural butters which work to soothe, plump and hydrate even the sorest of chapped lips. Of course I have to have some lipsticks, they are just a necessity. I usually have more but, I have managed to restrain myself and just carry around two with me in this bag. You have to have a everyday nude, the perfect my lips but better colour. The best thing about a 'my lips but better colour' is that you can just slap it on without a mirror and can guarantee to get near perfect application almost every time. This Burberry Kisses lipstick in Sepia is a brown toned pink which adds some warmth to my complexion which is great especially as the colder weather can make me look a little on the paler side.

I always carry some sort of bold lipstick, and as it is winter my go to bold lipstick is the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in 107 (obviously). You never know when, you need to spruce up your makeup, and a bold berry lipstick instantly takes your make up look from super casual to glam. I carry this one with me, because this is one of those colours that looks great on everyone and it's pretty much fool proof in terms of how pretty it will look.

Let me know what your winter handbag essentials are.

Zeynab x

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