What’s In Our Party Bag + Tips

What’s In Our Party Bag + Tips

December 31st is the only night the whole world literally parties together… so this got us thinking. We already wanted to do the “What’s in my bag” tag, but thought we could make it a little different by doing a post about what’s in our party bags 🙂

Our Party Essentials


Choosing the right bag

When it comes to parties, for us at least, the choice of the bag itself is very, very… very important! Depending on the type of party you are doing to you don’t want it to be too big, nor too small. For instance if you are going to a house party, you are sorted! You can bring any bag, you won’t have to carry it around all night. If you are going to a night club, it’s kind of the same deal (god bless cloak rooms!), but you also need to be careful! On some busy nights (like New Years Eve) if you are not there early enough the cloak room will be full and you will have to cary your bag all night long (unless you can put it down), so it would be wise to take the minimum, that would fit in a small bag. For cocktail parties, you normally have the cloak room option, but come on, let’s be honest here… Cocktail parties is THE time you can show of you best manicure, best hair do, best makeup, best jewellery, best everything! Including your best bag! It’s the time to shine, to buy that sparkly sequined OTT clutch bag you saw on ASOS and didn’t buy because “I’m never going to be able to wear it..”. Well now you can! Fantastic! Now let’s see what you absolutely need to put in it.




What to put in my bag

Small bags mean small contents, but that does not mean you can’t fit everything you need in that bag. Here is a list of what we consider essentials, and a few tips on how to fit everything in your clutch.

A girl’s essentials

  • Red lipstick or lipgloss (or the lipstick you have decided to wear)
  • Pocket mirror
  • Mattifying powder + brush
  • Hair brush
  • Perfume
  • Nail file
  • Hand sanitizer
  • ID card
  • Debit card
  • £5 note

So of course some of these items can be quite big and inconvenient to bring with you on a night out, but we have our little tricks and alternatives that can make life much easier 😉

Tips from party girls to another

  • Mattifying powder + brush: you can find compact mattifying powders but if you don’t want to buy another one, or can’t spend the extra cash, you can sap your normal brush for that little brush that came with your compact blush or use a retractable brush.
  • Hairbrush: this isn’t a secret anymore, you can get retractable hair brushes which is very useful and handy when you have a small bag!
  • Perfume: some perfume gift sets come with a small roll-on edition and/or a small solide version or the perfume. You can also sometimes buy these sample sized editions which are really great for travelling or a night out. You can also get refillable perfume atomizers that you fill with your own perfume and that isn’t bigger than a Mac lipstick!
  • Debit card + cash: instead of walking around with your purse full of old tickets & loyalty cards (that you will not use) just select the loyalty cards you will definitely need, your debit card and some cash and put these in a small card holder. You will gain space and time!


Items to put on your wishlist

Compact mattifying powders + brushes:

Retractable Brushes:

Perfume Atomizer:


We hope you have enjoyed this blogpost and that some of the tips will come in handy 🙂

What are your party essentials? Any tips?

See you soon, love

Corinne & Kirsty

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  1. January 5, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Haha I absolutely love this post, girls! This will be a lot of help for my next NYE 😉 Also, your photos are on P O I N T. Love it xoxox


  2. January 5, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Hi, I love the gold bag. I have a silver one but want a gold one now. I always have a little cash in my bag as well just in case, Chloe https://pinkiebag.com/

  3. January 5, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Love the photos, absolutely beautiful! I’ve always taken everything out of my purse and taken the bare essentials (don’t forget your pound coins for cloakroom/chips after the night has ended haha!) Lovely post – I need to start carrying a mini hairbrush! xxx

  4. January 5, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I am loving your post! I was desperately in need of these because I never know what to take, always a hard decision to hake haha. The mattifying powder tip! SO MUCH YES! I always have my brush and a mirror, it’s a must have for the night just in case!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  5. January 5, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I love this post, a good little “going out bag” is such a huge must! Even if there is a coat check, I don’t like handing over my bag anyways, I need all that stuff!


  6. January 6, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Love this! Everything in this post is so so beautiful and your photography is on point! xx

  7. January 6, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    These photos are so satisfying! Love the gold theme, I always carry sanitiser, lippy, ID card and debit card on me when I go out somewhere!

    Sophie xx | http://www.snippetofsophie.com

    • January 6, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks 😀 guess all girls have the same essentials haha x

  8. January 8, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    What an absolutely gorgoues post. So many essentials which I always take out with me. The gold all just looks so pretty, I love it!

  9. January 9, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    I’m a tad obsessed with that sparkly bag! And that lip color too!! SO gorgeous! Can’t wait to check out some of these recommendations! 🙂

    • January 9, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      They are both from Morgan, but from a previous collection so not sure they still have them in stock 🙁 x

  10. January 26, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Loved this post! I don’t usually go out so it’s a bit of a nightmare when going out because I don’t have anything smaller than a backpack, or a clutch bag that doesn’t go with anything… I really need to expand my party bag collection as I’d love to go out to cocktail parties more often!

    I also loved that bag you’ve featured in your photos… it’s so sparkly!

    • January 26, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks for your kind words Lizzie! And we definitely can’t have too many party bags, or bags period :p x

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