I'm very fortunate that I get to attend a lot of events through this here blog. Given that I work during the day, I often find myself literally sprinting through the streets of Dublin after work so as not to be late. I can't abide being late!
However, more than once I have found myself up the creek without a paddle or, in beauty terms, en route to a launch with no real make-up in my bag. This situation causes my heart to race, my pulse to quicken and sweat to dampen my brow. It definitely takes some of the enjoyment out of a fun event when I know I look tired and bedraggled!
The above scenario has played out one time too many at this point so, I have put a contingency plan in place to avoid it ever happening again. My not-so-genius-or-inventive plan is to keep a well-stocked, streamlined bag of necessities in my handbag at all times. Not only will this enable me to inject a bit of lustre into my generally lacklustre post-work appearance but, it also means I'm covered in the event of something entirely catastrophic, like, say, a blister or a paper cut, happening on a normal day.
The grey mesh pouch is from Muji (my newest obsession) and is the perfect size for keeping all my essentials in one place instead of rolling around the bottom of my bag. As you can see from the picture above, I keep anything and everything, bar foundation and powder, that I may need in a make-up emergency. I'm not going to list everything that's in the pouch but, the likes of the Burt's Bees Hand Salve is brilliant as a multi-purpose product for tackling dry spots while the mini MAC Fix+ is great for reviving tired skin, removing powdery residue and just generally refreshing how I look and feel.
As you can see, everything fits comfortably into the nifty pouch and I can easily see what's inside - definitely beats frantically rummaging in the depths of my bag!
P.S. I was having fun playing around with photo shapes and filters - hope you don't mind!