Every girl that owns a handbag will know that there will always be an item that will never leave your handbag. It’s the way of the woman’s world. Us woman tend to house the world in our handbags. How many of you ladies have ever heard the questions “do you have a tissue?” or “please can you put this in your handbag?” or even “what do you carry in that bag of yours?”. Well I personally carry a ton of things in my handbag but today I’m going to share with you my 5 must have essentials for my handbag.
For me, I believe that you can tell a lot about a person from their hands. I happen to believe that is somewhat true although it can be somewhat debatable. I personally like to have moisturized, soft hands and that’s why I have a tube of hand cream in each and every one of my handbags. Now you may be thinking, “Laila, that’s a bit excessive” and you’re probably right but when I change handbags, I tend to forget to swap items from handbag to handbag so it’s just easier to have one in each bag. My favorite hand cream brand at the moment is the Oh So Heavenly* range. They have a huge range of products and I absolutely love their stuff. You can check out their product range on their website. You can also purchase the Oh So Heavenly range at Clicks.
*Oh So Heavenly is available in South Africa, Croatia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and UAE.
Oliver Creed once said “A man will never remember your handbag, but he will remember your perfume”. I absolutely 100% agree with that statement because usually when you have a scent that a guy likes, he will undoubtedly think of you whenever he smells your perfume and that ladies is how you make a mark on your man! No but really I believe your outfit is never complete without a spritz of your fave perfume. My personal favorite type of scent is a fruity, floral, sweet scent. Right now I’m living for Avon Luck! The one thing I love about Avon is the fact that you can buy your fave perfume in both a normal and purse size which means you can freshen up your perfume at any time of the day. You can find an Avon rep on the Avon website.
*Disclaimer: I am an Avon Rep in South Africa. Check out my page.
Mini Toiletry Bag
Okay so having a mini toiletry bag inside my handbag sounds a little bit worse than it really is. I always have a mini toiletry bag inside my handbag because it contains essential items for a whole range of things. So what’s inside my mini toiletry bag? I have my lady products, you know – tampons, pantyliners, etc. and that always come in handy for both myself and my fellow ladies out there. I also have medication. Don’t worry these are not like crazy prescription medications but more like headaches tablets, nausea tablets and even tablets for an upset stomach. It’s literally my mini bag of lifesavers for those really inconvenient moments in life.
Lipstick! This is another one of those items that I have in every single one of my handbags. I always have a nude lipstick in my handbag and believe me when I say each and everyone of them is a different brand but all the same colour. Makeup artist Bobbi Brown says “Find a lipstick that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup.” and that is why I always have a nude lipstick in my handbag. Whether I am wearing a full face of make up or absolutely no make up at all, a touch of nude lipstick makes me feel like a million bucks or at least a thousand bucks haha!.
Last but not least, I always have a tub of Vaseline in my handbag. Now I know there are so many theories and conversations out there about whether Vaseline – or petroleum jelly – is actually good and bad for you. Personally, I only use Vaseline on my lips for an instant burst of moisture especially because lipstick can sometimes dry out your lips. I sometimes also mix my lipstick with my Vaseline for the best of both worlds. Now you don’t have to have Vaseline in your handbag specifically but what I recommend is that you always have a lip balm of some sorts in your handbag to provide your lips with a burst of moisture.
Well that sums up the essentials that I keep in my handbag. I’d love to hear what your 5 handbag essentials are in the comments section.
That’s it for today mes amours
All my love,