I love seeing What's In My Handbag posts and YouTube videos but I have never done one myself. I have always wanted to but I haven't, mainly because my bags are such a mess and I am sure you don't want to see post-its and bits of tissues with chewing gum stuck to it! I recently collaborated with a website called What's In My Handbag, to be launched in early 2012. It focuses mainly on beauty products from industry insiders; beauty directors, make-up artists, skincare experts, beauty PR's, beauty editors, perfume designers, high end beauty buyers (Harrods) and those who founded companies like Diptyque and Eyeko! I can't wait for the completed website to launch. I really like it already and I think you will too!
Since 1st December, they've changed their website slightly to adopt a Christmas advent calender theme. There will be a new handbag to see every day until Christmas. 25 Handbags of Christmas! I was day number 14 where you can read what products they are, and below are the pictures of the bag and the products that I submitted. I knew that I was going to be amongst proper beauty professional (I'm far from it!) so I knew I had to step it up and make my submission really good to keep up with the standard of the others. It's really cool to be part of this, I know I have been lucky to have had these opportunities, I want to do a good job of it! I panicked a little bit when they asked me for a "title" for my bag. I went for "products I use everyday" when I should have said that they were my favourite products to use. I wear lipstick and lip balm every day but I don't always wear red lippy as pictured. I wanted to blog about it on the same day so it coincides with the WIMH website, but I am so behind on blogging!
The Lancome primer shown below is the best one I have used. They always discontinue beauty products that I like! Fluide Illuminateur being one of them. Was my absolute favourite! I sampled a primer from Benefit last month but it felt quite sticky. The consistency and finish of the Lancome La Base (oil free) primer is similar feel to Benefit's Porefessional. My skin isn't the best but the primer makes it so easy to apply make up for a flawless look. I don't use it often as I usually only wear foundation when I go on a night out. The primer leaves skin smooth and silky, and make up applies on like a dream. Also, sometimes I get asked what blusher I use and the one I use all the time is the one pictured below, it's shade Pinch Me from MAC. Then amongst that, we have the usual hand lotion, lippy and lip balm, Brow Kit, liquid and powder foundation, eyeliner and mascara. Bag is Mulberry's Tillie Satchel which was an impulsive treat for myself when there was a Mulberry Spring discount! Apart from my MacBook, the bag is the most expensive thing I have bought for myself! Suffered from buyer's remorse for a little while!!! But... it feels good to know that I bought it with the money I earnt myself.