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01st Mar 2023

Handbag heroes – The 5 products I carry everywhere

Clodagh McKeon

Is it time to give your handbag a good spring clean?

We rarely go out without our handbags and if we do, it definitely feels alien.

Keys, wallet and phone… they’re the bare essentials, but there are some other things I can’t leave the house without.

With these key products in tow, you’re always ready for a quick freshen up on the go.

1. A great BB Cream

Cloud skin is the new craze and the NOTE BB Cream is without a doubt going to help you achieve that effortless natural look.

It’s light and it’s multi-functional which also means quick and easy.

It primes, corrects, hydrates and it’s enriched with Vitamin E – an all rounder.

A perfect handbag addition for looking great while on the go.

Note Cosmetiques BB Cream , €11.95, McGorisks Pharmacy

2. Some lip scrub

A quality lip scrub or balm is a definite handbag essential especially during the fresher months when lips can get chapped and irritated easily.

The LUSH lip scrubs are handmade, completely vegan and they exfoliate and hydrate the lips making them a must have in your handbag.

The best part is that they’re available in lots of different scents and flavours from Bubblegum and Cookie Dough to Lime Pie and Mint.

Lush Lip Scrub in Bubblegum, €9.

3. Hair tamers 

The Smooth Company is an incredible Irish owned brand that created two hair care products that are now essentials in our lives.

It’s built to tame your mane and it controls fly away baby hairs with its Aloe Vera and Vitamin E enriched wand.

The company’s newest edition is the Smooth Travel Brush but you can see how well that works for yourself.

@thesmoothcompany Control your locks on the go with the Smooth Travel Brush ? #smoothstick #smoothbrush #travelbrush #smoothhair #hairessentials ♬ original sound – 🙂

Smooth Essentials Duo, €19.50,

4. Some portable chill 

This stress check therapeutic roller is a life changing product.

It proven to relieve nervous tension, calm stress and it’s said to help with anxiety.

The lavender, eucalyptus and frankincense oil in the product delivers mental and physical relaxation which really is a busy woman’s best friend.

Small, compact and subtle – the ideal product to carry with you in your handbag every day.

This Works Stress Check Breath In Spray, €22.45,

5. Some pick-me-up blush 

Makeup goddess, Charlotte Tilbury has released her new pillow talk blush and it has taken the internet by storm.

The four beautiful shades are universally flattering and give you the pop of colour you need to carry on slaying your day.

Its cushion applicator makes the product easy to apply and whether you pop, brush or blend you’ll achieve a stunning springtime glow.

All new blush wands are exclusive to the Charlotte Tilbury website.

@makeupbyalissiac Trying the new Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wands!!! Shade “Pink Pop” #BeautyReview #BeautyHacks #makeuptutorial ♬ original sound – ALISSIA

Matte Beauty Blush Wand, €36,

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