I’ve never done a What’s in my bag post and the content of my bags often varies. However, there are basic items that I always carry around with me, so I decided to share them with you because I personally, like reading this type of posts (We’re all a bit nosey, aren’t we?).
Cute little make-up bags were never a priority of mine because first, they get pretty dirty and hard to wash and second, they are either too small and with not enough compartments or way too big. That’s why I choose a mini travel bag with many compartments, perfect size and yes, it might not be pretty but it’s pretty functional.
I always have antibacterial wet wipes and gel, tissues, a notepad and a pen, my wallet and phones …and water. It’s very important for all of us to drink water during the day, if I don’t drink, I feel dehydrated, more tired and just I feel that my body needs water. I drink about 2 litres of water a day without including the tea that I also love and sometimes the amount can be even bigger. If you drink more water, you will notice that you feel more energised and your skin looks better, as well.
Now to the content of the mini travel bag. There must always be several kinds of plasters, hair ties, painkillers, lady stuff and often friends say that I’m a mobile pharmacy but I like to be prepared and help the others, too. I don’t always listen to music when I’m out but I prefer to have a set of headphones with me. I wear contact lenses and sometimes your eyes get dirty, especially if I’m in windy Norway and then I have to wash my hands and clean my lenses. That’s why I need to have my containers and a cleaning solution with me.
There aren’t many beauty items that I have with me on a daily basis. I try to always have blotting papers because I have combination skin, as well as a powder compact with a mirror (not included here). The mattifying papers that I have now are by Essence. My under eye circles are pretty dark and you never know when a blemish can appear, so it’s always handy to have a concealer in your bag. My choice at the moment is Revlon Colourstay. A multi-purpose moisturiser is a must and I’ve done a full review on this #LipGlam* one here. As you can see, the rest is only lip products: a lip gloss – Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (review here), a lip lacquer – Rimmel Apocalips, my favourite Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm and a tinted lip balm by Catrice.
Sometimes I throw in a hand cream or umbrella, for example, but that’s why I said at the beginning that the content of my bags often varies a lot.
That’s the part I always carry around with me no matter if I’m using a big or a smaller bag. Of course, I tend to add even more because I’m a woman, after all.
What items do you keep in your bag?