little henry leebeauty, digital

Handbag Staples

little henry leebeauty, digital
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.