Handbag heroes


If you are a regular on this blog, it’s no secret that I’m a person that suffers from a tight schedule everyday. If not, be warned that I might refer to this constantly. This is the main reason that my posts have been quite chaotic lately and what inspired me in the first place to share this to you, my dears. Handbag-wise, I’m a walking disaster as I always feel the need to pack everything as to prevent an unknown cataclysm that would allegedly keep me from fixing my makeup . If someone told you that reaching your 30’s will solve most of your college problems, forget that.

Let’s start with non-beauty basics first. I always (no matter of the bag size) carry with me a a hairbrush (as you can see, I have one from Sephora bought ages ago, in form of a compact case that also has mirror) , a dental floss (currently dragging around is one bought from DM, not much to say than it does what’s supposed to do) and cleaning tissues for glasses (whatever comes handy at the supermarket). Gum, hairbands or clips and different emergency pills come without saying.

The leader hero of the bag is the hand cream – currently using the Nivea HandCream Anti Age Q10, travel size. It’s a decent hand cream, smells quite nicely and makes me feel pampered.  For other kind of toiletries I always have a handful of samples (that you generally receive in magazines or in beauty stores and stay forgotten in the bathroom) with me of diverse products that come handy when I did not expect  (perfume, hand cream, liquid foundation, anti-mosquito lotion). Don’t get me wrong, I always carry a bottle of perfume with me, like this nice lily and gardenia spray perfume from Avon that currently is with me all the time, but I like variety and just to be sure I have enough, I’ve recently added the Lush solid perfume (review: here).

Makeup review I keep minimal, as either I’m wearing full makeup throughout the day or I’m not wearing anything. So the only real makeup product that I could die without is lipstick. And I cannot get enough of it as I carry around at least three. And as you can see, currently I’m over that limit: a nude lip gloss from Soap & Glory, chubby sticks from Astor and Bourjois, a classic pink lipstick from ELF and a nice orange Colortrend from Avon. In case my makeup starts running around from excessive oil, I have the Tea Trea Blotting Tissues from Body shop that help me solve that problem.

What do you know, there aren’t so many products as I thought, all the essentials are there, just in case ;).

What about you? What treasures does your handbag hold?

Until  next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)


Lush Solid Perfume


Lush Cosmetics is one of those strange companies that you cannot form a proper opinion without a little love. As when they first came on the market their products were exotic and so attractive.

So, ages ago, when they launched their solid perfume I ticked it on my to-buy list. Nowadays, I am the owner of such a sexy product, called Karma.

Fragrances are a personal experience: rarely two people like the same scent and the same perfume can have a different scent on two persons. Generally, I shop perfumes in-distinctively, only on the spur of the moment, but I’m more of a heavy fragrance person myself. And this is not an easy to handle perfume: it’s sweet smell is blunt, in your face, like it has nothing to hide. It isn’t like anything I’ve encountered but in the same time this vampy scent is sooo Lush. Karma has a mix of patchouli, sweet orange and lemongrass oils inspired by the 70’s, retro and exotic.

What amazed me was how easy it was to use. All you have to do is rub that wax stick on your skin and there you have it!

The only problem with it is that it does not last long. On a more positive note, it  comes in a 12g baton stick that can be easily slipped into your purse and keep the scent fresh all the time.

Have you tried the solid perfumes from Lush? What was your experience with them?

Until next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)