It might seem like we ladies always carry around those huge bags and totes full of things we don't actually need and not only are they taking up space in our bags but they're also an unnecessary additional weight. And surely one or two things might not matter but it can quickly sum up to a lot. Ugh..
That's why I always try to avoid these situations from happening by changing my 'in bag'-must haves every season since I've found that the things I need when away from home can change over time.
So let's see what's in my bag this summer:
- EOS lipbalm
an absolute must-have for me no matter what season we're in
- Estée Lauder Lipstick & Estée Lauder Concealer
I'm admittedly a really big fan of Estée Lauder for make-up & usually the only things I really find that I need to top up about my make-up are lipstick and concealer since I'm often in a hurry and might find that I've forgot to cover up some areas of my face just after I left already, so these always come in handy for me.
for some reason I always seem afraid I might starve to death when going on a day-trip so I will always make sure there are some snacks in my bag - I really like fruity snacks or even fresh fruits like apples and bananas in summer. I also always make sure I have either TicTacs or Chewing gum in my bag before I leave the house.
-Anti Bac Hand Gel
Of course it's important to wash your hands before you eat or touch your face but sometimes when away you don't really have the opportunity to wash your hands right away - that's why I always keep these useful little bottles in my bag, this way I stay hygienic and don't have to be afraid to put on new make-up or simply eat one of my snacks, for instance.. Some of them also smell very nice!
- Contact Lens Case & Eyedrops
These are absolute necessities for me as I wear contact lenses almost on a daily basis.
I really like using Rohto Eye drops because they allow me to use them even while wearing my contacts since many other eye drops require you to take the contacts out first.
- Deodrant & Body Mist
I find that I hear the question "do you have any deodrant with you?" wayyy too much when I'm away with my friends. I think it should kind of go without saying that a deodrant should be in every girls bag in summer. Instead of heavy perfumes I prefer using lighter body sprays for fragrance in summer. Especially those that smell very fresh and fruity.
- Hair ties, clips and a brush
I found this very useful almost every time I go out, since I often straighten my hair it is very prone to get frizzy when the weather changed unexpectedly - many times I've found that putting my hair up with hair clips or ties was a way to kind of save it in the past.
- Shiseido Oil absorbing sheets
These sheets usually help me to keep in control of my occasionally oily skin.
They're especially convenient for me to use in summer since I don't usually wear any foundations or powders in the first place.
- MiPow Power Tube
This portable little phone charger has proven to have been worth every single cent a lot of times for me now and I would never leave the house without it, especially when my phone is running low on battery.
These are super useful for summer of course but I found that I especially use them a lot when I drive somewhere since I find that driving without any sunglasses in the bright sunlight could potentially even be very dangerous! That's why I think a second pair should definitely always be in your car if you wanna go on a road trip.
- Sun protection
Another really important piece for summer is sun protection since it protects you from the dangerous UV-radiation which can cause skin cancer and make your skin age faster, just apart from causing horrible sunburns! Everybody should use sun protection but usually the SPF factor should go up with the 'lightness' of the skin, so for instance an extremely fair skinned person like me has to use sun protection with a very high SPF factor (I usually use 50+) for it to still be effective.
I'm starting to feel like I'm one of the very few people who actually still carry one of those handy little iPods around. I'm just an absolute music addict and would listen to it on any possible occasion, even while going shopping. Of course I could listen to music over my phone but I really prefer to save it's battery for other things and therefore always rather choose my iPod, my little friend.. ^^;
These are my summer must-haves for my bag and with these I can always make sure to enjoy my trips and all the times I'm out. Of course they vary depending on the occasion but these would be the things I would typically take on a day- or shopping trip and since I usually use and love all of them I can be sure none of these products are a waste of space in my bag. My phone, wallet & a pen are things, like for so many others, I always make sure to take with me when I go somewhere.
What's in your bag this summer? :)
xx ♡ Micky