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Wedding day essentials
I’ve been to a lot of weddings in the last year or so. (Clearly I know a lot of ready-to-be-adults-and-get-married types of people!)
Yep, I’ve been present at many vow-swapping nuptials and partied the night away while bouquets were tossed and garters flung. I’ve even been a bridesmaid a couple of times. So this makes me pretty much an expert on the things one would need in her handbag on the day (and night) of a wedding – regardless of whether you’re the blushing bride, a devoted bridesmaid, or just a guest sharing in the love.
WEDDING DAY HANDBAG ESSENTIALS
Handbag essential #1: a compact mirror
Every girl knows she wants to look good for the entirety of the wedding, which usually means that frequent mirror checks are in order. (Really, I’m not being vain – sometimes the bathroom is just too far away and the back of your spoon or the reverse camera on your iPhone simply won’t cut it!) The solution? A small mirror that you can whip out between boogies on the dance floor. Convenience in a compact.
Try: Manicare Make-up Mirror.
Handbag essential #2: teeny tiny brushes
Wedding days are long days, so it’s not uncommon that you’ll need to do a touch-up or two. Instead of carting around your entire make-up kit, just pack retractable lip, powder, and foundation brushes in your bag and you’re good to go. And if you don’t want to take the actual products with you too, just pre-load each brush with what you’ll need. Smart, huh?
Try: Manicare Retractable Foundation Brush, Manicare Retractable Kabuki Brush, and Manicare Mini Retractable Lip Brush.
Handbag essential #3: tweezers
This one may confuse you, because surely you would have done all your primping and preening and brow grooming before the wedding, right?
Right, but you never know when you’re going to come face-to-face with a mirror and notice a really annoying strand you forgot to pluck. Plus, there’s bound to be another girl at the wedding who will thank you repeatedly for your handy tweezers-packing abilities. (Added bonus: you can also be someone’s savior if they find themselves with a splinter in their finger.)
Try: Manicare Ultimate Point Tweezers – it’s perfect for those stubborn hairs, and yes, removing splinters.
Handbag essential #4: a little bit of cushioning
Don’t you hate that burning feeling you get on the balls of your feet after a few hours of dancing? It’s the kind of pain that makes a simple chair look like an oasis in a desert. Well, you can actually prevent the pain before it becomes unbearable by being prepared with some soft, cushiony support in the form of a gel insert. They help by taking the pressure off the ball of your foot and giving you that extra bit of comfort.
Try: Footcare Gel Ball of Foot Cushions.
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What are your handbag essentials for a wedding? Have you ever carried any of these?
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