Derby Day, the first of the four major race days of the Spring Racing Carnival, kicks off today! I'll be attending the event and thought it would be fun to show you what handy bb products I've packed into my pixie straw handbag - read on!
This year, I'm defying the black and white Derby Day tradition and going for bold colour. My dress is a bright shade of orange and I'm going for the matchy-matchy look with my lips. To give my lips a sleek shine, I'll be using e.l.f. Essential Super Glossy Lip Shine in 'Juiced Berry', a gorgeous orange red. Once applied, the lipgloss is actually very sheer, so it's perfect to apply over my lippie to add shine without covering the colour. Not to mention it has a lovely sweet taste - yum!
In my opinion, blotting paper should have a permanent home in your handbag. Over the course of the day, especially during the warmer weather, our face can become slightly oily and shiny (I have dry skin and this even happens to me!) This is where Glamourflage Bella Babe Blotting Paper comes in! These little wonder sheets will quickly and easily remove excess oil and shine, without you having to reapply your makeup! Simply blot over the face (concentrating on the T-Zone) and you'll be camera-ready again in no time!
Being outdoor at the races means you'll want to freshen up every once in a while. I want to smell nice without having to carry a bottle of perfume with me...the solution? Perfumies Solid Perfume Sticks! These little tubes are made with natural beeswax and coconut oil and comes in an array of amazing scents (I already have a little collection happening). I'm going to pick 'I Soap So' to take with me to the races; it's light, pure and soapy and the perfect scent to help me feel fresh and clean throughout the day.
My last race-day handbag must have is good ol' Hollywood Tape! I always like to keep a few strips with me, because you never know when you might encounter some sort of wardrobe malfunction (especially after a few too many champagnes at the races!) Keep a couple extra for your girlfriends - they'll thank you later!
If you're also attending the races this year, don't forget to visit the Metro Style Crew at Flinders Street Station to snatch up a special bellabag containing goodies to help you travel in style and stay looking fine all day long. And remember to check out the Metro Trains website for your train timetable and journey planner. Not going to the races? You can still get in on the fun by entering the Metro and bellabox 'Travel in Style' competition. With plenty of amazing beauty prizes up for grabs, you'll be sure to always have what you need to look stylish on-the-go! - Lucy