A very naughty purchase at a not quite so naughty price …………

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So I made a naughty little purchase in the House of Fraser sale this week.

I have always wanted a Mulberry handbag but have never been willing to pay close to £1000 for one, however, I came across a 30% off sale in House of Fraser Birmingham so the bag I chose was reduced to £525.

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The bag I fell in love with was the Mulberry Lily in Deer Brown. There was a beautiful pink version however the brown was a much more versatile colour that will go with majority of outfits.

The leather is absolutely beautiful and the gold hardware is robust.

I have to give a mention to the wonderful sales assistant in store that was not at all snotty and just generally lovely.

One of my dreams has come true and I finally own a mulberry!

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New love of my life!

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I have had my eye on a Leather Ted Baker bag since the start of the season and finally decided to cave in and buy it when House of Fraser had their brand event on.

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The bag was originally priced at £229 but with the House of Fraser discount I got the bag for £183.

The bag is made of black bovine leather with rose gold hardware and a polyester lining.

My favourite thing about this bag is that the section on the front of the bag detaches so that it can be used as a clutch bag……… so 2 bags for the price of 1!

The rose gold hardware and winged sides are very on-trend however the bag is still a classic style.

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The interior of the bag is in a beautiful monochrome flower print and has 2 small open pockets and one larger zip pocket.

The bag also comes with a purple dust bag to ensure that the bag can be easily and safely stored.

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This is the perfect bag for anyone looking for a classic bag with on-trend details!

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Wedding Handbag Must Haves

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Two of my best friends are getting married this summer: one in July and one this coming weekend so I think that I have nailed the must-have products for in your bag for the big day!

The first item is a boring one, as it is RENEE. These are indigestion tablets but I feel they are a necessity for a day filled with food and drink. I suffer from IBS so I take a Renee after eating to help to ease my stomach and to stop me from bloating. They are also great for heartburn and of course indigestion. For me this is the most important handbag essential because if my stomachs uncomfortable then I’m not going to feel pretty and confident.

My second essential is of course TISSUES. I bought this cute Union Jack print pack from Boux Avenue as it compact yet pretty. Unfortunately I wont have these with me at the church as I am a bridesmaid so wont be carrying my bag into the service, however they will be very useful for the speeches and the first dance.

My next essential is my TRAVALO perfume atomiser, filled with perfume of course. I cannot rate these highly enough. They are so easy to fill and so compact. I never carry a full size bottle of perfume anywhere anymore. This is of course for freshening up throughout the day. A little spray of perfume really makes me feel fresh and confident.

Next I have my RIMMEL WAKE ME UP CONCEALER but any concealer would be fine, this just happens to be the one I am using at the moment and is in a practical stick form. I use this to disguise under eye circles and blemishes throughout the day. This and a powder is all that I require to touch up my makeup throughout the day and keep me looking fresh. Weddings can last up to 12 hours and put your makeup through a lot with dancing and crying, so having a concealer in your bag allows you to look and feel fresh in the many photos.

I also carry KLEENEX BLOTTING TISSUES. This are my favourite blotting papers as they do not have any powder on them but work so fantastically you can see the grease off your skin left on the paper. These come in a compact pack so are perfect for popping in your handbag. I use these before I powder to ensure a truly shine-free complexion.

Of course RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER is in my handbag. I apply this using a REAL TECHNIQUES POWDER BRUSH. This is an everyday handbag essential for me so of course it will be in my wedding handbag.

My lipstick of choice for both my girls’ weddings is REVLON LIP BUTTER IN SUGAR FROSTING. I am not particularly into lipstick so I love the concept of the Lip Butters. They are a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick. This colour is a subtle pink sheen on the lips rather than being a full coverage lipstick. Perfectly pretty but perfectly subtle for a wedding.

My final product but one of the most important is my AVENE THERMALE SPRING WATER SPRAY. I use this both to fix my makeup in the morning and to refresh my makeup throughout the day. This spray stops your makeup from looking ‘cakey’ throughout the day and makes it look like you’ve just applied your makeup.

Of course I will also have my PHONE, CREDIT CARD AND CAMERA in my handbag. The above are just my beauty essentials. Although my clutch bag for the day is a decent size I have tried to keep essentials to a minimum.