Whats In My Bag - Tony Bianco Regan Bag

First things first, lets start with the bag.

What I was really drawn to with this bag was the colour, and you are going to hear me saying this a lot, I love tan/beige/neutral colours at the moment. Lately I have been seeing a lot of bright orangey-brown coloured bags parked on shelves, but really, I cannot stand them! I found it really hard to track down this particular light tan shade, especially in non-designer brands, without any fancy detailing - I just simply wanted plain! 

Honestly it isn't exactly was I was looking for - what I would change if I could would be to have the walls be of a more sturdy make so that when you put it on the floor it doesn't deflate into a little bag-puddle but rather stands up and keeps its shape. 

I'm pretty boring when it comes to phone cases and I really love plain black wallet cases. In fact these days I generally don't carry a wallet on my person as it only encourages me to horde coins and receipts. Now I carry my ID, credit card and Opal Card (public transport pass) in my phone so I never forget to pack anything. 


I do, sometimes, keep a mini purse with a small collection of membership cards that I use most frequently, in my bag.

Apple Head Phones 

I am weirdly, over the top picky when it comes to earphones. I hate suction earphones and find that most others either fall out or fall apart too quickly. The shape of these little babies means they stay in place really well and the are really comfortable! 


An absolute must have for me and I am never without one of these little packs - you never know what emergencies might arise and a tissue could very well save your little tushie.

Makeup Bag 

Keeping a makeup bag inside my bag-bag has really saved my sanity! I used to spend too long riffling through the bottom of my bag in search of a stray lip balm, bobby pin etc and would end up having to turn it inside out to find. You will always find a little mirror, lip balm and about 5 different shades of lipstick (I always forget to take them out) in my make bag. Deodorant is another thing I like to keep in may bag as I often forget to apply it in the mornings and that's just bad news for the population of the world, trust me! A makeup bag is also a great place to hide those special little "lady" products that you don't want to advertise to the world, just incase things fall out of your bag or someone goes through it (my little cousins love going through my bag to find my phone). 


As I mentioned in my December favourites, I am a big advocate for perfume sample packs, for a great many reasons really but in relation to this post the most important being that the are travel friendly! 

This isn't always the truth - in fact often I actually have no idea where they are, but if they aren't lost they will be in my bag. 

This is really only in my bag because I went to the hair-dressers the other day and I knew I was going to be there a while. Usually I just keep the current book I am reading on my bedside table because I don't really get time to read during the day and reading before bead helps me to switch off. 
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January Favourites 2016

Redken - Real Control 

This is an old favourite (and oh boy do I mean old - this was recommend to me by my hairdresser back when I was about 11) of mine but something that I have only rediscovered in the last couple of weeks.

As curly hair can sometimes be on the drier side of the spectrum I can definely appreciate that this cream product is really hydrating and almost gives you that "thirst-quenching" sensation.

I find that it is one of the very few products that really helps to tame the fuzz/frizz that my hair and makes them looks Panteen-ad soft, shiny, smooth and defined. However the effect doesn't always last all day and that is where this next product comes in.

Push Up Volume Express Mousse Treatment

My inner child can't get enough of this product. It reminds me of those soap dispensers that turn liquids into foam, which my mum thought were frivolous so we never had. However a really close friend of mine used to have them in her bathroom and I developed a reputation for having a really weak bladder whenever I was at her house.

It isn't really a mousse, rather more of a watery froth - the product used to come as a gel in a squeeze bottle, and I don't think they have changed the formula just the bottle - which I am pretty happy with as it makes an even distribution of the product a lot easier.

I like that unlike other "strong hold" "last all day" products and gels it doesn't make my hair feel stiff and crunchy or look really piece-y, it just helps the soft curls that I created with the Redken Real Control to stay in place and not lose their definition.

GoTo Skincare - Face Hero

While this isn't actually a favourite of mine I did think it was still something worth reviewing. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and I don't really see anything different or life changing. Mind you that doesn't mean I think it is a bad product - I haven't broken out in hives or teen grade acne.

In its favour however, I will say that I am impressed that despite being an oil (or rather a combinations of lots of oils) it doesn't look oily on the skin - so you don't have to be afraid of using it during the day.

I think I am actually a bit addicted to the idea of oils so personally I think using this is more mentally pleasing. I think that it is a nice oil and the packaging is to die for but I am still on the hunt for something that my skin just can't survive without.

Origins -Vitazing

You guys will know that I am a dedicated follower of Makeup By Tiffany D and this is yet another one of her product recommendations.

It feels really light on the skin and doesn't have as much of a shine to it as many of the other BB creams and tinted moisturisers I have tried do. Its is on the lighter end of the spectrum as far as coverage for a tinted moisturisers goes, giving you enough to even out skin tone but not cover any under eye bags or blemishes. I've been wearing this to work most days and have even been so fond of it as to wear it out to dinner a few times.

This product is one shade fits all and uses some kind of fancy pants technology that causes the formula to change its colour to suit the skin tone it is being applied to. I am pretty pale but I would still be interested to see how it works on really dark and really fair skin!

Dream Cream - Lush

They say actions speak louder than words so I could rave on for the next 3 paragraphs about how marvellous this product is, but simply put I have been using this the last 4 years and hot damn is it fantastic!

Lush developed this product for those who have really sensitive skin or any recurring issues with there skin i.e. eczema, rosacea etc. I have had problems in the past with particular body lotions causing me to breakout on my chest, back and arms, but this lotion feels so gentle and soothing and leaves my skin absolutely glowing.

Lovely Jubilees - Lush 

Lovely Jubilees is a product that I have been using on and off again for a while now. In all honesty I used to feel really guilty about buying it as there wasn't all that much product, I would go through it rather quickly and for its size it wasn't exactly cheap.

However since I have been mixing it with Dream Cream (I have an old clean lush pot which I use to combine the two) I have found that I don't go through it quite as quickly but I still get the same tightening effect over my whole body!
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