Work bag Beauty Essentials

Hi everyone, hope you’re all well and had a great weekend!

As we had our first hospital placement last month, I thought I might share some of my beauty/accessory essentials that I kept in my ‘work’ bag (byΒ ‘work’ bag, I actually Β mean a black back-pack mainly filled with notebooks, clinical skills books and a trusty stethoscope and reflex hammer – but lets pretend for a few moments that it was a burgandy Mulberry tote holding an issue of Vogue, a makeup bag and some Chanel sunglasses, k? πŸ˜‰ )

  1. Chanel Rouge Coco in #434 ‘Mademoiselle’

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    PS this lipstick smells like a Chanel beauty counter!

    The first lipstick I ever owned was Chanel (back in my day, lipgloss was the coolest thing on the block, and none of us young whipper-snappers wore lipstick (feeling really old now….)). It was a lovely deep, but sheer, red. Whenever I wore it I felt like a real ‘woman’, and it was the most glamorous feeling I’d known. It was only natural then that I should turn to Chanel for my first rotation.

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Swatch of Chanel Rouge Coco in ‘Mademoiselle’

Mademoiselle is a beautiful rich shade of pink. It’s actually a little too cool for my skintone, so I kind of need to create my makeup look around it, but I think it would be perfect for anyone with a cooler undertone to their skin.

2. Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Colour in ‘Blush’DSC_0161

This lip colour is much warmer than Chanel Mademoiselle and considerably more sheer, which I think makes it a better candidate for everyday work make up. It’s infused with oil and glides easily over the lips giving a Β beautiful healthy hint of colour and shine. This is great if you’re in a rush too – as it’s so sheer and subtle, you don’t have to worry about perfect application and lipliner and all that other fancy jazz that nobody has time for at 5.30am!

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Swatch of Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Colour in ‘Blush’

 

3. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede CologneΒ DSC_0165-2

‘The essence of charm. Peonies in voluptuous bloom… Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede. Luxurious and seductive.’

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This is the first Jo Malone product I’ve purchased. I’ve always been enchanted by their products, aΒ fairytale land of exotic fragrances so oft raved about. Peony & Blush suede seemed perfect for the summer and the 30ml bottle is greatΒ for popping into a handbag. The fragrance reminds of Chloe perfumes – it has that subtle, but sophisticated and feminine almost talc-powder-like smell – something I personally love!

4. Coach walletDSC_0167

A lovely gift from an even more lovely family member! I tend to use much larger wallets, but needed something that would fit into my white coat pockets while on wards – this fits snugly in.Β DSC_0169-2

5. Citizen Eco-Drive watch

This little guy doesn’t run on battery, instead he’s solar power driven – how cool is that! The brown and gold go well with just about any work outfit, and I love how tiny and delicateΒ it is, while simultaneously being very elegant.
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So that’s it! Hope you enjoyed that little peep into my ‘work’ bag! Would love to hear what your work essentials and favourite everyday products are in the comments below!

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Have a lovely week, talk soon πŸ™‚

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42 thoughts on “Work bag Beauty Essentials

    1. I couldn’t find much on the Chanel website, but other reviews claim it has a mauve/brown undertone. Other people claim it’s great on a warm skintone, but I personally think it would suit someone with a pink skintone better – I’ve a pretty yellowy undertone to my skin, and I feel it’s just a little too cool for me πŸ™‚ Sorry I couldnt be of more help! xxx

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      1. i find it so hard to find more neutral lipstick shades for warm skin tones too! Chanel do a great range of classic colours, and so it’s worth checking out some of their other ones! Good luck! xxx

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