There was once a time when I couldn’t leave my house without my cellphone in hand, and my favorite lip gloss in my jacket pocket – “Ohhh those were the simple days”. Then the girl moved up the lady ladder and started carrying a bag still with the cellphone and lip gloss combo. Fast forward a couple of years and my bag has had a beauty makeover in the form of beauty products I can’t live without, let alone leave the house without.
As you know, between my 9-5 day job and burning the midnight blogger oil, I hardly get a chance to run in-store to search for my beauty survival kits (my beauty bag must haves). So, in between blogging in the wee hours of the morning, I like to indulge in a little online beauty shopping.
I recently started buying products from foschiniforbeauty.co.za and I must say it’s been a breeze. The shopping experience is easy, painless and did I mention quick? I ordered these products on Thursday and they were at my house on Friday after work. The beauty about shopping on the Foschini site is that they have a wide variety of products and beauty accessories across some of my favourite brands, which makes for a great virtual shopping experience.
MY CURRENT HAND BAG MUST-HAVES
PERFUME: VALENTINO DONNA
I’m a sucker for fragrance so my bag always has my perfume of the day. Like Madam Coco Chanel once said “A woman who does not wear perfume has no future.“
MASCARA: REVLON AND CLARINS
I would never leave the house without mascara on, but with that said, I always have two of my favourite mascaras in my bag in case of an emergency. (Be it, for some strange reason, that I forgot to apply it in the morning or I’m coming from gym and need to look human.) Mascara goes a long lash way.
My bag is never without lipsticks in my favourite pink shade because, even on my make-up free days, I love to wear a little mascara and a pink lipstick.
LIP-CARE: ELIZABETH ARDEN 8-HOUR
I remember that my mom’s bag always contained a tube of 8-hour cream. I would always use hers because it always keeps my lips puckered up and hydrated. It’s a handbag must-have, especially now with winter around the corner.
MAKE-UP FIXING SPRAY: URBAN DECAY
You will never catch my handbag without a bottle of fixing spray to keep my make-up looking refreshed all day. I’m currently loving Urban Decay DeSlick Setting Spray.
To get your hands on some of my favourites head over to foschiniforbeauty.co.za and if you would like to stand a chance of winning a R5000 SHOPPING VOUCHER READ BELOW.
Foschini and I are giving you the chance to win a R5 000 shopping voucher to spend on Foschini’s online beauty store foschiniforbeauty.co.za , all you have to do is Simply snap a pic of what’s inside your beauty bag and upload on to Instagram. Remember to follow and tag @foschinisa and me and use the hashtag #mybeautybag to ensure we get your entry.
Competition closes 19 April 2017.
I’ll announce the winner on 21 April 2017.