10 Best Evening Bag Essentials

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10 Best Evening Bag Essentials

Never be without your must-have essentials on a night out. From make-up minis to purse-friendly perfumes, we have everything you need to stay gorgeous on a glitzy night out.

Jennifer Needham

Jennifer Needham

Editorial Assistant

Published November 2008

Never be without your must-have essentials on a night out. From make-up minis to purse-friendly perfumes, we have everything you need to stay gorgeous on a glitzy night out.


1.    Halfway through the night, when your perfume starts to wear-off, a quick spritz of your fave scent can be just the pick-me-up you need. Instead of carrying the entire bottle with you, purchase a little mini version to pop in your purse to stay smelling fresh.

Products to snap up: 

Boots Scents of Occasion Set

Ted Baker Tried and Tested mini perfumes

DKNY Be Delicious Woman On The Go 

 

2.    An evening bag bulging with the entire contents of your make-up drawer is the last thing you want when you’re dressed to impress. Let minis come to the rescue – they’re half the size but they do the job just as well.

Products to snap up:

Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara Minis

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher

No.7 Mini Brush Set

 

3.  Olympus FE20 Digital Camera

No evening is complete without snaps of you and your friends in festive spirits – this 8 megapixel ultra slim camera will fit right into your bag and not take up as much room, leaving space for essential make-up items!

 

4.  Bourjois Effect 3D Mobile Lipgloss

This genius idea comes courtesy of Bourjois – a small but perfectly formed lipgloss that attaches to your mobile, making it easier to find when you have a bare lips emergency.

 

5.  Mark Hill Dry Shampoo

This may say ‘holiday hair’, but it certainly does the trick when you’re out and in need of a quick root ‘de-grease’.  It makes your hair smell delicious – spray onto roots for an instant style refresh.

 

6.  Pink Compact Mirror

It’s Christmas, so there’s no excuse for introducing a bit of sparkle into your outfit – or at least your handbag. Minimise any embarrassing food-in-your-teeth moments by carrying this glitzy compact mirror.

 

7.  Ruby & Millie Cosmetics bag

Any beauty expert would never dream of carrying their make-up in their bag without a gorgeous cosmetics purse to hold it all. This Ruby & Millie case is great for storing your festive red lippie.

 

8.  BobbyPin Nail File Trio

A chipped nail can be very unsightly when you’re holding your glass of mulled wine – pop one of these mini files in your handbag in case you have a nasty nail emergency.

 

9.  Scholl Party Feet

Give the balls of your feet some TLC on a night out – these handy little foot-friendly gel cushions fit neatly in your bag for when all that dancing starts to take it’s toll.

 

10.  Optrex Eyedew Sparkling Eye Drops

Carrying a small bottle of eye drops may be your saviour if dry ice or smoke starts to irritate you. A few drops in each eye will ensure your eyes look bright and healthy.

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