Spring. The flowers are blossoming on the trees, the evenings are longer and it makes my morning run seem so much more appealing, knowing I’ll be stepping out into the crisp morning air, with the sun shining down and the birds chirping away. One of my favourite things about Spring, is that I get to be outside. You can’t beat taking a leisurely walk around the park, sitting in the sun or catching up with friends. So, to be prepared for a change in season, I thought I would share with you my top five spring handbag essentials.
Well the sun is out, so what other excuse do you need?! I personally feel that sunglasses add the finishing touches to any outfit, as well as the fact that British weather can be so unpredictable, I’ll carry my sunglasses everywhere I go. I also take massive pride and joy in my sunglasses – they were a birthday present last year, and I had been hankering after them for ages. So any chance I get to wear them, out they come! Seriously though – look at them. Aren’t they beautiful!?
As you’ll come to learn, I am extremely organised. I will take my diary everywhere with me, consult it on a regular basis to ensure if I am booking in appointments, socialising with friends or scheduling in some R&R, I’m not going to be accidentally double-booking myself. It is also a great way for me to keep track of my blogging. I use it to jot ideas down when I’m out and about shopping, or just daydreaming whilst having a wander on my lunch break. This way, I have somewhere to write these ideas downs straight away so I don’t forget, and I can go back to them later.
Christian Dior – Miss Dior
As well as being my all-time favourite perfume, this also holds the perfect scent of Spring. It has a very fresh yet floral scent, and Dior packaging is always so beautiful and lady-like. I just adore the bow detailing on the lid of this bottle, and the fact they make the bottles perfect handbag size, allowing me to take it everywhere I go. I love how just the hint of a scent that you recognise can bring back so many memories, or remind you of someone. Personally, the smell of Impulse body spray takes me back to my teens where I used to wear blue eye shadow and glitter across my cheeks, but we will leave that embarrassing story for another time….
This powder is an absolute life saver, and again this is the perfect powder for spring. It provides a sheer and light finish, whilst maintaining a matte look. You only need a light dusting to top up your make-up, and it doesn’t leave your skin looking cakey, like so many other powders on the market right now can do. Its light powder puff concealed within the packaging allows for practicality of taking this out and about, so you can top up throughout the day.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream – Intensive Repair Balm.
On the weekend, my go-to beauty product is a classic matte lipstick. I love how they make your lips look so velvety and pristine. The only downside however is that they’re the main culprit for me when it comes to dry and cracked lips. My lips are very susceptible to it, so during the week, I treat my lips with the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Repair Cream, and apply this three times a day – once in the morning, once halfway through the day, and once before bed. Now I must say, this was one of the best investments I ever made!! It retails at £23, so a bit pricey for a lip cream, however it soothes, moisturises and heals my lips within days – much quicker, and much better than any other standard high street lip cream has ever done.
So there you have it, my top five, extremely necessary (of course) spring handbag essentials.