It’s that time of year where we swap out hand warmers for SPF and hay fever tablets. To ensure you never get caught off guard, we present you with our top summer handbag essentials.
Perhaps seems like an obvious one, but we’ve all been in a situation where the sun has randomly decided to come out and we’ve come home slightly burnt. By keeping a handy bottle of SPF in your bag, you’ll never have to worry about getting caught out in the sun. Our current favourite is the La Roche-Posay Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ Sun Cream (£13.50). We love this one because it’s fast absorbing and doesn’t feel greasy or sticky. Let’s keep our sensitive skin protected.
Insulated Water Bottle
Always keeping hydrated is an obvious must, but is even more essential during the hot summer months. Instead of buying bottled water, invest in an insulated water bottle that will keep your water at the perfect temperature all day, look cute and not accidentally spill out in your bag! There’s so many gorgeously designed thermal water bottles on the market, but the ‘Make It Your Own Personalised Thermal Water Bottle’ (£22.50) from Not On The High Street, caught our eye. Not only can you personalise the bottle (making it an ideal gift for yourself, or a friend) but it’s also BPA-free and eco-friendly, what’s not to love?
Looking after our eyes is essential and having some stylish sunglasses to keep in our handbag ready for those sudden bursts of sunshine is a must. Whether you’re into designer brands or not, there’s so many options out there for you to find the perfect pair! We love getting our sunnies from Fashion Eyewear as they have loads of designer sunglasses to choose from and you can buy with prescription lenses – a win win!
Your pout needs protecting just as much as the rest of your skin. Shopping around for a good quality SPF lip balm to keep on hand is always a good idea. The Ultrasun Ultralip SPF 30 (£8.00) is a great option as it lasts a long time and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.
During those hot summer days we can get a bit shiny, but with a face powder on hand we can counteract that issue. This way you can top up your make up easily throughout the day if you so wish. Again, there’s plenty of face powders out there which, makes finding your ideal one easy to find. However the one we’ve been a fan of for years is the Collection Primed & Ready Invisible Setting Powder (£3.99). We love this powder because it contains skin-clearing Witch Hazel to keep those mature breakouts at bay and it’s gorgeously lightweight.
We hope these suggestions have helped you organise your summer handbag, just remember your face mask!