When you say ‘essentials’ to anyone who works in beauty and you’d better sit down and take a notebook out. However small the bag, EVERYTHING will ALWAYS be the same. You can just reference Hermione's bottomless bag here. (any Potterheads here?) Anyway, I am one of those people. The one who has some weird essentials apart from an army of lip balms, yes army, there are at least 8 at every given point in any bag.
So, apart from my lip balm addiction and the occasional gum stuck at the bottom of the bag, here are some essentials that I carry that make my life easier. Try them out?
I have gel nail paint usually and sometimes regular nail paint. Basically, anything is better than stained and chipped nails. This is a lifesaver when you suddenly have to meet someone. Trust me.
Taking from the previous essential, if you have yellow stains on your gel nail paint you wipe it off and then add a layer of top coat. Fresh manicure in minutes. And if you just took off your chipped nail paint, then you have shiny talons until next time!
This has SO many uses! I use it as a dry shampoo, a deodorant and even a face freshener when needed! Just wash your face, dry it and apply the baby powder to keep moisture at bay. It works beautifully to take away the shine and re-set your concealer as well.
Okay, this is in the bigger bags, but it is essential! It can help fix a nail chip and a hangnail but it can also help you open up something that’s tight shut without you having to break a nail. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
Well apart from the chance that you might get stuck in a situation overnight and need to brush your teeth, a toothbrush can also help you tame flyaways and tie a bun in a pinch. Trust me, it has come in handy a lot of times.
You’re wearing pants, you need to suddenly change into a dress. You’re wearing sneakers but need to change into open-toed pumps. A razor is your best friend in between your shave or waxing appointments. It also takes off lint off your sweaters or shrugs!
These work not just to blot the oil off your face but also off your roots. If there’s too much sweat/grease on your roots just blot it and add some baby powder and massage well. New hair, don’t care!
What are the odd essentials that you carry? I have a little bit of space left in my bag.
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