Beauty Blogger Handbag Essentials (Guest Post) Guest Author: Sophia Smith

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Ah, the endless void in which we carry a small universe, also known as our handbag. From lipgloss to first aid, there’s everything a woman needs, and even more stuff that she’ll probably never use, lost somewhere in the depths. We haven’t yet found a way to shove a small island retreat in there, but just you watch.

Women are brilliantly resourceful when they need to be. A handbag is a sacred thing to a lady, especially a busy one who rushes around the town, trying to be both practical and glamorous at the same time. From a regular college student, to a famous beauty blogger, we all need a good bag, and we all love keeping our favourite things within reach.

So, what do these gorgeous fashionistas and beauty influencers carry every day? We’re in on their secrets…

The Perfect Lipstick

the perfect lipstick

A touch up through the day will likely be needed, especially if we plan to eat greasy food. Bring your favourite everyday nude like the Kat Von D Bow n Arrow or Lolita II, or Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks, if you are a traditional kind of gal. Mac’s cremesheen formula is also really good for everyday because it goes on sheer, so it’s easy to reapply.

Make sure your have at least one bold color in your makeup bag, something red, or burgundy, or magenta, just in case you get invited for drinks and need a glam look on a moment’s notice.

Poppin’ Mascara

Poppin' mascara

Like Jeffree Star keeps pointing out, Benefit’s Roller Lash is one of the best mascaras around. Better Than Sex is also famous among bloggers, so pick your favourite mascara and you can make sure your eyes will always look gloriously sexy.

Statement Nail Polish

statement nail polish

The thing about beauty bloggers is that they love fashion and makeup and like setting trends, but they don’t really expect you to follow them blindly. They’re there to inspire, and they love seeing creativity from their followers, something distinctive that make people stand out.

Show off your style with the Say it With Polish unique colors, and create your own label. They let you pick your perfect shade, and then you can customize the bottle it comes in. Imagine a polish with your name on it, or something with your favourite inspirational quote. Blair Eadie always keeps one in her bag, so why not do the same and give your nails some fun?

Hand Cream

hand cream

Hand cream is important, especially now in winter when our skin dries out faster. A simple product like Burt’s Bees Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream is inexpensive, smells amazing, and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your hands, so it’s easy to use on the go.

T Tiny Bottle of Perfume

T tiny bottle of perfume

Get a mini size version of your favourite perfume. Kathleen Lights enjoys Giorgio Armani’s Si and Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb, for example, so just keep a small bottle in your bag and spritz it whenever you need a little extra mood lift, or if you’re about to meet someone cute for a date.



Beauty influencers know that most of our wrinkles actually come from sun damage. UV rays age us quickly, and sunscreen is an essential part of every responsible lady’s beauty routine.

Since we have to reapply it throughout the day to make sure the protection remains effective, it’s a good idea to keep one in our bag. If you wear makeup and can’t keep reapplying your sunscreen without messing it up, bring a compact foundation that has SPF in it, and touch up gently.

Misting Sprays

misting sprays

Refreshing, hydrating, and easy to use, misting sprays are a real dream-come-true. You can use a small bottle of Avene thermal water, or combine the previously mentioned SPF with the refreshing mist, and use Coola Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. It gives you a lovely dewy glow, it makes your makeup look better, and keeps your safe from the sun.

There are no rules when it comes to handbag necessities, it all depends on what kind of a gal you are. These are some popular beauty influencer products that they use to stay looking fresh and gorgeous, and there’s no reason you can’t use their secrets as well. Grab your big bag, fill it up with your favourite goodies, and have fun.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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Emma & Chloé French Jewelry July Subscription Box Review of July Subscription Box

Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

Financial compensation was not received by me for this blog post. A sample product was gifted to me from Emma & Chloé for my review. Opinions expressed here are solely my own.


My July subscription box from Emma & Chloé arrived a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to share all the great information that I have about its contents with you! From photos to my own personal review, there is so much to put in this post!  I’ll definitely try to be succinct and organized so you won’t miss any of the information!  In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at this month’s jewelry piece! Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

I.    History of Emma & Chloé*

The idea for Emma & Chloé began in the Fashion Week streets of Paris while hunting the most cutting-edge work from the most up-and-coming designers. The pieces had to be unique, chic and embody the highly-coveted French style.

From pop-up shops to invite-only trunk shows, the Fashion Capital of the World offered a wealth of emerging talent, just waiting to be discovered. It was an exciting, challenging and, above all, time-consuming task.

It was then the concept was born: Why not showcase our discoveries to France’s most stylish women by bringing these high-quality, fashion-forward jewelry designs straight their doors?

Four years and 13,000 subscribers later, Emma & Chloé now brings the best of French jewelry design to women all across Europe and the United States.

*This information came directly from the Emma & Chloé website.

II.     Creation of the Month

Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

Of course you want to know what is contained in the jewelry box, right?  The July box contains a stunning bangle bracelet called the Summer Cauri designed by Nilai Comar.  Ms. Comar is a bohemian inspired jewelry designer from Turkey. Her pieces relay a story of her childhood, having spent 18 years venturing daily to the great bazaar of Istanbul. Her collections are an explosion of color and eastern aesthetic that exude the essence of summer. Also contained in the jewelry box is a “July Gazette” which has a ten question interview with the designer.

III.     Review

Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

The Summer Cauri bangle bracelet is a stunning piece that goes with everything that I wear!  It goes easily around my wrist, yet it is secure enough that I don’t have to worry about it slipping off my wrist.  It is a solid piece that is very well-structured as well.  I love this piece and I am able to wear it every day!

VI.     Special Offer for Subscription Plan + CODE

Emma & Chloe July Bracelet

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