Hair Removal : What’s in Your Cosmetics Case?

Every woman needs a good cosmetics pouch or case – it can be an invaluable asset for your bathroom, vanity table, or even your handbag. A woman has numerous beauty accessories that pamper and beautify her from head to toe. If you’re assessing your beauty essentials, here are a few tips on what you could include in your case, and how to choose a cosmetics case that could be your beauty buddy for life!

Form and Function

Whether you’re looking for a treasure-trove that holds a multitude of your beauty products, or a travel sized companion that holds only the essentials, there are a few handy ways to choose the right cosmetics case that suits your needs. Make-up items and creams can sometimes leave marks and residue when stored over time, so it’s a good idea to find a case that’s easy to clean. Wipe-clean fabrics such as an oil-cloth can be a great option, with the added bonus of being water resistant. Pick a case with separate compartments, which are a bonus that keep your stuff properly organised. It’s also a good idea to find a case with a sturdy handle that makes it easy to carry – you never know when you might need to dash out the door with your beauty bag in tow. Lastly, a case with its own mirror could be a life-saver when you’re on the go.

Make-Up your Mind

Having a separate compartment for your make-up can be a useful feature. The essentials include foundation cream, powder, lip-balm and mascara. Make-up removal wipes can be a great addition to your case, as they help you remain if fresh-faced before you get your beauty sleep.

Nails, Nails, Nails!

Whether you sport a powerful array of colourful nails or simply like to keep your nails trimmed and neat, you need a few nail essentials that you can keep on standby. Include a simple nail-clipper, a file and a buffer for starters. You could also keep a couple of your favourite colours and some top-coat on hand for last minute touch-ups. For an all-round kit, try and include a bottle of nail-polish remover and some cotton buds. However, be sure to keep any products containing harsh chemicals packed separately from make-up and other products for your face, or there might be contamination.

The Hair Necessities

If you like to keep your cosmetics case ready for a last minute get-away, it’s a good idea to include some hair removal essentials as well. Cold wax strips can be a great addition to your travel case, as they are small and flat so they do not take up extra space. Each strip is packed in its own plastic covering, and there are no liquids that can cause spillages (o they’re great for hand-luggage), and are relatively light compared to other cosmetic products. Veet’s Cold Wax Strips with Easy Grip can even be used on the bikini line, so you could be ready to hit the beach within minutes of checking in to your hotel! For a little extra TLC, you also include a few Perfect Finish Wipes for soothing, smooth results. Throw in a pair of tweezers to tackle brows and any loose hairs, and you’re ready to go wearing whatever you want to!

Brush up on Brushes

A good set of brushes is an important part of any beauty bag. Some cosmetics cases will even have an individual holster for different thickness of brushes. For hygiene reasons, it’s important to clean out any residues in the brush bristles, or any dust they can pick up inside the case. Examine your brushes regularly for any build-up on the bristles. You may need to replace spoiled brushes every so often, or give them a wash using mild shampoo and lukewarm water.[1] You can also follow a similar cleaning routine for your hairbrush, to prevent any rogue bacteria from making a home in it[2].

A Little Something for your Skin

With a long list of beauty regimes, it’s important to keep your skin happy and healthy. Make-up can sometimes clog your pores[3], while over-washing can rid your skin of essential oils and minerals[4]. A good quality moisturiser is great to rehydrate your skin after removing your make-up. It can also soothe any redness experienced after waxing your skin, and give you a smooth finish.

There you have it; a handful of essentials to make up a complete cosmetics case. Of course, everyone has their own must-haves when it comes to beauty. Is there something missing from your cosmetics case? Is there anything you’d add to the list above?

 

[1] http://www.somewhatsimple.com/myheartistry-teaches-proper-makeup-brush-hygiene/

[2] http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Hairbrushes-and-Combs

[3] http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/beauty/skin-and-makeup/makeup-affect-your-skin.htm

[4] http://beauty.about.com/od/skinflaws/qt/overcleanse.htm