Ever wondered just what’s in the handbags of those women who somehow always have their on-the-go beauty regime
perfected day and night? Thanks to Emma Flannery, C.E.O. of
whatsinmyhandbag.com, you can know jus
t that! A website dedicated to product suggestions and reviews on best in beauty – as well as the ch
ance to try them before you buy them – Emma believes it’s the best way to experience all that the be
auty industry has to offer. This week the #workaholic shares with us the essentials housing in her handbag, the latest ticked off on her list of Christmas shopping and the sweet treat she just can’t resist this holiday season!
Sunday Brunch Spot:
It would have to be at Marlow rugby club by the river, eating a very healthy bacon sandwich accompanied by black coffee in a polystyrene cup whilst watching my 5 year old play tag rugby.
Bliss out treatment:
A tailor-made facial is the ultimate in luxury and relaxation; and always my treatment of choice!
Hendricks gin with Fever Tree tonic (not forgetting ice and slice of lime!) It’s a much healthier alternative to my second favourite – a well made Mojito!
Saturday Night - Dancing till dawn or takeaway and a movie?
Definitely dancing till dawn but nowadays I can’t expect a lie in the next morning with two children under five!
My Top Five Products on The Urban
Top general health tip:
Laugh lots :)
Top beauty tip:
Whilst we have hundreds of creams that can correct or delay the signs of ageing, it’s important to eat and drink well and essential to wear a good sunscreen.
What would we find in your handbag at any given moment?
In addition to my favourite beauty can’t-live-withouts, I always carry a bottle of water and my Macbook Air #workaholic
Favourite day of the week and why:
It has to be Friday; I get overly excited about spending the weekend with my husband and my two gorgeous boys.
I love to start my day with…
A 6am 5k run with my two friends along the river in Marlow although these dark mornings make it harder to get out of bed. If I dare to sleep through my alarm, they are knocking at my door by 6:05am!
New Year’s resolutions for 2014:
When I put my mind to something I have to get on and do it right then…I can’t hold off for New Year!
Favourite Christmas sweet treat:
Bendicks Bittermints; I don’t eat much chocolate (I don’t think?!) but can’t resist these!
What inspired the concept behind whatsinmyhandbag.com?
Unlike fashion, beauty still has a long way to go online; we know it is difficult to discover new beauty products as you can’t test and try them online. So every week we upturn handbags and provide our members with exclusive editorial, product reviews and recommendations AND the opportunity to apply to TRY some of the products featured in the bags of our favourite creative insiders.
What are the last three things you bought on your bankcard?
Lots of Christmas shopping, I like to be organised. So…Lego for my two boys, Robbie Williams Live at the Palladium tickets for my husband and a sneaky bottle of Hendricks for me!