If like me you dump everything and anything into your handbag, you'll know how irritating it is when you forget something. I do have a few handbag essentials that I seriously cannot leave the house without. My phone and iPad are up there with the most important things to accompany me out of the house, but I also have a few other bits I find hard to live without.
I will always have my diary with me. I'm the most forgetful person on the planet, so I have to write everything down. The chances are if I don't mark it in my diary, it won't happen. My other essentials are a little more vanity based. I always carry a perfume for spritzing when I'm out and about. At the moment my scent of choice is Illamasqua Freak, which was a complete bargain form Boots after Xmas. It's the perfect scent for applying on the go and isn't too overpowering when I'm out and about.
My bag is full of lip products and I'm always alternating between my nudes. At the moment my product of choice has been the Soap & Glory Gloss Crayons which are perfect for on the move. I don't need a mirror to apply and they leave a lovely wash of colour and sheen to the lips, plus they feel quite mositurising too.
Hair-wise I picked up a salt spray from Superdrug which is pretty good for the budget price. I like to add a little texture to my locks, especially if I've been caught in the rain and my hair is back to it's straight, limp self. Lastly, I always carry a hand cream. Working in health care my hands get so dry and they are constantly irritating me. I've recently been using the Yes Nurse* Brest Cancer Care handcream, which is easily the best cream I've ever used. I've raved about this is the past, but if you get cracked hands like me you need to pick up a bottle.
What are your handbag essentials?