26 January 2015

What's in My Evening Clutch?

It took until a wedding invite last summer for me to invest in a real adult bag piece; the clutch. Before then, all of my needs and necessities I'd loaded in my jacket pockets - or my purse has doubled-up as a pack-it-all-in pouch, and Saturday night's last minute outing was almost where I became set back in my old ways until my guy gave me the 'something's missing' eye before chirping up: ''Aren't you taking a bag?'', and in that moment let me tell you, all of life's problems are taken to a new level when your boyfriend knows how you should be accessorising better than you do. In a matter of minutes I'd stuffed said clutch with the odds and ends every gal needs - pretty good going if you ask me...

And when I do, I don't pack light; in terms of makeup touch-ups, I'd usually squeeze in something a little more compact than the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette, but its Dim Light offering is all I have in the way of a setting powder at present; an all-over glow-giver that reduces shine at the same time, and I simply just take a dusting of it down the T-Zone. Those fiddly compact tools that never get used? Now's a good time - I threw in a Burberry blush brush, which also came into play for the highlighting and bronzing options - this particular occasion turned out to be a 6 hour affair, and in that time, lets just say this palette was well-loved. Whatever my chosen lip that evening, a reapplication is going to need to happen at some point, especially when food gets involved, and I usually opt for a glossy top-up that I can apply mirror-free in a quick slick. To keep things looking fresh when it comes to my current go-to nude, a swipe of the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Seduction is all it takes (plus I feel pretty swish when it gets whipped out too). Same goes for a scent refresh, and the Jo Malone 30ml's are a clutch bag's best companion if you ask my thoughts. Although maybe more of a daytime number, I'm still all over their Wood Sage & Sea Salt scent, fresh, clean and oh so sophisticated. 

Then there's the usual suspects; chewing gum, paracetamol, hair pins, ties and a safety pin cased in my Compeed plaster pack and my phone - basically, the one's that a clutch can't be without. Be it day or night, I now rarely leave the door minus my canon vlog camera in tow, and seeing as by this time things are a tight squeeze, it's usually found swinging round my wrist or placed on the table for easy access when the opportunity arises. Oh, and the clutch in question? It's my favourites Whistles number, which they rotate and replace on a regular basis - but I've found something along the similar lines both here or here - cute and chic, but they can cram in a heck of a lot...


  1. Hi! Haven't popped over here in a while :)

    I'm still in my bag stage haha. I can't imagine taking something as small as a clutch yet! The Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders are so popular, everyone that got the palette can't seem to stop using it!

    becky ♡ star violet

  2. Lets Talk Beauty26 January 2015 at 17:17

    The Hourglass trio is so beautiful! I would keep my clutch close at all times if that was in it.


  3. That Hourglass palette though! So stunning!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  4. Isn' it just?! Haha, oh trust me Vicki, I do ;-)

  5. It's pretty special indeed ;-)

  6. Ah hi Becky! I feel your pain, you can see how much I've crammed in ;-) I love the Hourglass palettes - highly rec.!


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