Saturday, April 12, 2014

What's in my handbag-the weekend edit.


It's the weekend which I always feel calls for a less 'everything but the kitchen sink' approach to my handbag.

Here's the minimal basics I carry around at the weekend.

First up I am loving my Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 in their classic monogram which was a birthday gift from Mike.  It's actually the first time I have taken it out of the dust bag today and it still has the creases in from where Louis Vuitton fold the bag flat!

The 35 is the perfect size for chucking everything in and fits perfectly in the crook of the arm.



My Prada saffiano leather purse was a present from my best friend Danielle for my 30th.  Four years on (ahem) it still looks good and the colour and size is just perfect.


I don't go anywhere without my iphone 5 for essential twitter/instagram updates through the day.  The battery is horrific so I generally always have a charger with me as well.  The screen saver is my super cute nieces.


Minimal but essential make up-a lip balm-the Eve Lom Kiss Mix was the closest to hand this morning and is a minty fresh, slightly tingling balm but kind of messy for touch ups during the day.  It's a great overnight balm though.


I've been carrying around the Chanel Les Beiges for a while for touch ups to my shiny t-zone throughout the day.  This is one compact that actually comes with a half decent brush.  I don't adore it but it blots shine for an hour or so and of course it looks pretty swanky.


Today's lip choice (and it is actually amazing there was only one in my handbag) is the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Lohdi-a super bright coral colour.

I love the Nars Satin Lip pencil formula and here's why
  • They glide on the lips effortlessly and feel weightless on the lips
  • They pack a pigmentation punch and they fade really evenly
  • They're not drying at all and you'll get no bleeding or settling into a nasty ring around the lips
  • They're easy to re-apply during the day
  • They sharpen easily

I don't go anywhere without sunglasses in Dubai-the harsh UVA/UVB rays are constant and I try to limit wrinkles by always protecting my eyes.

These sunglasses are from Tiffany and have a cat eye shape and Tiffany blue trim and a Tiffany heart on the arm.

A few people have asked me which sunglasses these are and you can find them here but I got mine from House of Fraser in Westfield last year.


As some of you know Mike has been unwell the last few days and is still undergoing tests.

We've been trying to take it easy this weekend but felt a bit couped up whilst the sun shone outside so we went out for lunch today and some fresh air (well as fresh as you can get in Dubai).  It was 34 degrees today and definitely the last few weeks before it's too hot to do anything outside!



What do you carry around at the weekends in your handbag?  You can see my 'everything but the kitchen sink' normal handbag post here

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36 comments

  1. Thank you so much lovely xx

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  2. Thanks Clare! Yes I highly recommend them and the matte ones too. The ones to avoid are the velvet gloss-very little pigmentation xx

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  3. Great bag! I really need to try some of those Nars lip pencils, I think SpaceNK have a £10 off offer on at the moment so I should take that as a sign I need to spend ;)

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  4. love your bag! and great products!

    This Girl Loves Chic

    xx

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  5. Thank you Belle! My best friend has the best taste xxx

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  6. Thank you Shruti!! xxx

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  7. Brave post, I could never do it, I would die of shame haha. You bag contents looks pretty much perfect, but your purse is to die for!! I have a similar Mulberry one, but I prefer this one now haha! Enjoy the sunshine chick!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  8. What a great post Stace!! Love the look btw, you look relaxed and refreshed. Catching up on your blog :)
    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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  9. Hi Laura!


    My best friend has great taste-it's really lasted well but saffiano leather seems to be a bit more hardwearing. The sunglasses were a bit of a splurge-but are lovely xxx

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  10. Thank you Joanna. 34 I can cope with, its when it hits 50 I will really complain ;-) xxx

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  11. I love reading them-you should!! Thank you, I love them too xx

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  12. Thank you Ash-am sure he will be fine xxx

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  13. Loved this post... you have such nice things! I am so jealous of that purse, mmm :) & the sunglasses... and the weather you have! Haha :) xx

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  14. LOL squeeze away!! X

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  15. I did! Thank you so much ^_^ I had started to draft a reply, but I was trying to figure out how not to make it just a giant list of brands I'm curious about the availability of, heh. You were so generous with the information, I didn't want to seem like I was just squeezing you for more!

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  16. Thank you Syirael-did you receive my email? Xx

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  17. Love the glasses :-D Tiffany blue is such a wonderful colour! Matches perfectly with your orange lip pencil, actually!

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  18. I hope Mike will feel better soon! I know you're complaining, but I wish I get 34 degrees in London... I just love the heat. LOVE IT! :) X

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  19. I have been wanting to do a what's in my bag for aaages but it slips my mind every time! I love your sunglasses and the prada purse so much! ^^

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  20. Ooh nice shades! I don't carry anything in my bag, lol. I'm sooo lazy to put makeup in there! Well wishes to Mike and yourself. Take care love! :)

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  21. Thank you Jen! xxx

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  22. Thanks Sunny! It's such a bright coral isn't it-perfect for drawing attention to your lips and away from the dark circles!! xx

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  23. Thank you Laura-hopefully we will find out this week xx

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  24. Thank you! That's the view from our balcony xx

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  25. Thank you Patricia! I love them too xx

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  26. I love them! xx

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  27. Packing light I like it! Enjoy your shopping! xx

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  28. Ooh, nice! Swooning over the Eve Lom balm and NARS lip pencil. Lovely bag too! xo

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  29. Yess Lodhi! I wore it last week. Hate the sharpening part, but everything else about it is so adorable! Love your wallet, too! What an amaazing color!

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  30. I have to be honest, I still carry around all my weekly junk at the weekend because I never seem to have time to declutter or change handbags. I hope Mike is okay and you find out soon what's wrong.


    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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  31. that lip color is gorgeous on youuuuu!! and that pool view... i'm so jealous! :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  32. I loved this post, the shades are to die for xxx

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  33. Ooh those sunglasses wowweee.... Xx
    Www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  34. LOL for me it's my old Gucci sunglasses. Les Beiges (I actually prefer this brush to my old Givenchy), Rouge Dior Charnelle and Clarins Lip Perfector in Candy shimmer are all I'll need for my day of shopping today! :)

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