THE HANDBAG ESSENTIAL

 THE HANDBAG ESSENTIAL

As many of you know who follow me on Snapchat (TheLauraBlair - excuse the plug) I am constantly on a train, up and down the country for work. So the importance of having the right key ingredients in my handbag is essential.

First and foremost I reach for my Lancôme products, there's just something about them that is so reliable. The Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara is a firm favourite, especially for long days as it doesn't flake off or leave marks underneath my eyes. It manages to get into the very corners of my eyelashes elongating them for a dramatic eye - you can never go wrong with a strong lash!

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Fluid FoundationThe with SPF 23 is something that I had never tested or even seen before as I am such a lover of applying liquid foundation with a brush. However the sponge application gave the foundation a really light and natural feel, perfect for travelling without the hassle of carrying extra brushes, leaving a light and hydrating coverage on my skin.

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As you know a 'lippy' can completely change your look from day to night, from casual to 'give me a cocktail' so it's vital that I carry around both! These two shades from Lancôme are perfect - Lancôme Le Rouge Absolue in the shade 047 Rouge Ravonnant and Lancôme Rouge In Love Lipstick in the shade 200b Rose Thé.

I never knew the importance of a quality watch until recently. It's very clear to decipher a cheap watch from a great one. The ideal is really finding a balance - a well made beautiful watch that's not ridiculously priced. Triwa is a brand I discovered not so long ago that really has impeccable taste when it comes to their designs. They have a solid rich feel to them with a clean cut stylish finish meaning this watch is never off my wrist. 

SHOP THE LOOK

MASCARA:  Lancôme

RED LIPSTICK: Lancôme

NUDE LIPSTICK: Lancôme

FOUNDATION: Lancôme

WATCH: Triwa

SUNGLASSES: Triwa

Also, what's a handbag without a gigantic pair of dark 'sunnies' in one of the pockets. Matching my watch and style these Midnight Ingrid Shades are the perfect pair to hide the black rings from underneath my eyes as I venture out at the crack of dawn.