Beauty Lifestyle

Autumn Handbag Essentials

As the colder weather arrives I tend to make a few switches in my handbag to prepare for the coming season. Today I thought that I would share with you what I carry around with me day to day.



What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t have a camera to hand. I like to have one with me in case I come across the perfect Instagram shot or a potential outfit location. If I like my outfit that day then I can shoot there and then which saves time and if not then I have a record of the place to come back to. Obviously I will make a note of the place/ road name but having an image means that I can match it up to the perfect outfit.

Purse, Key, Phone

These are all pretty obvious but I thought it would be weird if I didn’t at least list them.

Hand Cream

This Bee Lovely hand cream from Neal’s Yard is probably my favourite. When it isn’t in my bag it is on my desk as i tend to suffer with really dry hands particularly when the weather is cold. They will be a nightmare as soon as I give in an turn the heating on so having cream with me at all times helps to soothe them. This cream has a sillky smooth consistancy and is absorbed straight into your skin. I hate creams that leave a greasy film! It also has a lovely honey scent and helps save the bees so what more could I want?

Hand Gel

Being self employed I can’t afford to be ill EVER and with the colder weather comes the rise of germs. I am one of those people that never touch railings or door handles if I can help it, but if I have to then hand gel is my best friend.

Lip Balm

I only ever use L’Occitane lip balms and have done for the last couple of years. I find that they actually moisturise my lips where as the more I have used other products they seem to have the opposite effect. I keep one of these on my bed side table which I always apply before bed and the other is in my bag ready to go. This one is from their cherry blossom range.


These are a must year round. They are essential if I do have a cold but they also come in handy for any makeup disasters which tend to happen more often than I really care to admit!

Is there anything you keep in your handbag at this time of year that you would be lost without?

(2) Comments

  1. Great picks! My essentials would also be my camera and lip balm. x

  2. Hannah says:

    Good picks… I need to get a new key ring desperately!


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