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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A Peek Into RosyChicc's Handbag

For most, our handbags are more than just an accessory, although theres no denying they make serious arm candy. Handbags are an extension of who we are, there an object in which we place our prized possessions, or in most cases everything bar the kitchen sink. Rummage through the sea of receipts and loose change (just me?) and you'll find every girls day to day essentials. Continuing with the 'Whats In The Makeup Bag' series (see posts here), iv'e decided to delve into the contents of my favorite bloggers bags and asked them to spill the beans on their handbag must haves.

Today is the turn of a beautiful blogger from across the pond, Andrea, the face behind the wonderful blog RosyChicc. If you love gorgeous clear photos and thorough reviews then you will LOVE Andrea's blog!!

Hello everyone! My name is Andrea and I write the beauty blog RosyChicc. When Sophie asked me to do a guest post for her lovely blog and talk about my handbag essentials I immediately took the chance and felt very inspired to share with you the content of my bag. I absolutely love seeing what other people carry around with them (because I'm a nosey like that haha) and this is one of my favorite types of posts to read. I always feel inspired to reorganise my bag or add something new, so I hope that my post will give you some ideas as well. :) 

The bag I am currently wearing is from Armani Jeans and I got it two years ago. I haven't worn it in ages but last week I spotted it as I was looking through my closet and decided to dig it out and wear it again. It is a lovely taupe-y greyish color, which is perfect for the season. I love rocking nude accessories during fall and winter as they somehow set my mood. :) The bag is also pretty spacious, which is great for someone like me who doesn't like to keep the content of my bag minimal. My favorite thing about it though, is the beautiful rose gold detailing, which is a lovely touch! 

For starters, I'm going to show you some random bits and bobs that I need to have with me at all times. The first thing I never leave the house without is my iPhone. Pretty self-explanatory really, but I just have to be able to check my e-mail, message friends and family, tweet or Instagram pictures. I know a lot of you would feel me on this one but without my smart phone I feel kind of incomplete hehe. Next, I have some sort of notebook. I like to carry around either my Filofax or this little purple one, which I found at a local store. I am a massive list-maker and I always like to write things down the old fashioned way. This helps me stay organised and put my thoughts in order. Obviously, I also need a pen, so I have multiple running around my bag but this one is my favorite because I love the print. :) As for more personal items, I have to have my home keys and my wallet with me. Both the key chain and the wallet are from Guess and I love the simple design. The wallet is perfect because it has many different compartments and I can find all my credit cards, ID, cash, business cards etc. Very easily, which saves me time. 

Apart from these random items, I also love to carry around some beauty bits. Starting off, we have my favorite hairbrush - Tangle Teezer. I'm pretty sure that all of you know by now how great this gem is. It detangles the hair like nothing else and I need to have it on hand all the time as my hair gets pretty tangle-y, especially during fall and winter. Keeping with the hair theme, dry shampoo is a must-have. You never know when you'll need that extra volume boost, so I like to be prepared. The one I have here is just a mini Batiste bottle and it works rather well. For my hands, I like to carry two things - sanitizer and hand cream. My picks are both from Soap & Glory and I am obsessed with both of them. Hand Maid is one of my favorite sanitizers as it not only makes my hands feel clean but it also smells heavenly and I highly recommend it. My all time favorite hand cream without a doubt is Hand Food and I rave about it all the time. It moisturizes my skin brilliantly and doesn't leave greasy residue, which makes it perfect to use on the go. 

Being a beauty blogger, naturally I have to have a makeup bag with me wherever I go. The one I'm currently loving is from Primark and I absolutely love the design. It's white, it's feminine and has a bow on it - what else can I ask for! :) I love that it has two compartments so I can divide my products however I want. In the first compartment I like to keep my actual makeup. The first thing I love to have with me is concealer, just in case I have to touch up throughout the day. Boi-ing from Benefit has been keeping me company lately and I love it. Next, we have powder and blush. The powder I always carry around is this Chanel Poudre Universalle. It is great for setting concealer and keeping the oils at bay. Now, obviously my blush changes everyday depending on what makeup I'm going for, but recently I've been wearing NARS Deep Throat loads, so I included it in here. To apply my powder products, I keep this little brush from Too Faced, which is not ideal but gets the job done. For my lips, I always have some kind of lip balm with me because I have crazy dry lips and I can't live without a balm. My fave at the moment is this EOS one in Honeysuckle Honeydew. It smells divine, hydrates well and creates the perfect base for my lipstick. Speaking of lipstick, the shade thats been pretty much glued to my lips recently has been MAC Rebel. It's the perfect autumn shade for me and I love it to pieces, so I decided to share it with you. It is a gorgeous deep fuchsia berry color, which compliments my skin tone beautifully. Last but not least makeup wise, for some reason I like to keep the mascara I'm wearing that day in my bag. I almost never reapply but it's nice to have the option. Plus, my girlfriends ask to borrow mine all the time because they always seem to forget to apply some at home haha. 

In the second compartment of my bag I keep some miscellaneous bits like chewing gum, for example. Apart from that, I like carrying some mini Tweezerman tweezers, which I know may sound random, but you never know what might be sticking out from your brows!! Next, hair tie is essential because often when I'm at uni for instance, I want to take the hair away from my face and not being able to drives me absolutely insane. The very last item I never leave the house without is perfume. This Juicy Couture duo is brilliant because it's tiny and fits perfectly into my bag and at the same time gives me that pick-me-up always when I need it, plus it makes me smell lovely and fresh. :) 

So beauties, there you have it, my handbag essentials. I really hope you enjoyed my guest post: I has a blast putting it together for you! :) Have a wonderful day everyone and I would highly appreciate it if you checked out my blog and come by to say hello! <3 

Andrea xxx

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  1. I love rosychicc's blog posts<3 You have a lovely blog as well:) I invite to join the giveaway on my blog, where I am giving away a makeup palette!


    1. aww thanks so much!! Andrea has such a lovely blog!! :) xx

  2. such a lovely post ! i really enjoyed reading your blog !! Happy weekend from you new follower :) please follow back :) xx

    1. aww im glad you enjoyed reading it!! :) xx

  3. thanks for visiting my blog lovely ! BTW i love your blog header :) hope you follow back so we can stay in touch :) xx

    1. your welcome :) ..aww im glad you like it :) xx

  4. this is such a lovely post!

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