Even though summer is coming to an end I wanted to share my essentials and what I have been carrying in my bag these past few months. The obvious must haves that don't need a review/write-up are a water bottle, a compact mirror (from Forever 21), my wallet/keys (also from Forever 21), and my phone.
Forever 21 Sunglasses - Getting over another boring must have is a pair of cheap sunnies from Forever 21. I like to buy a few pairs of cheap sunglasses that I can bring with me to places. That way I don't always have to worry about them getting scruffed up, and I don't have to carry a case for them, especially when I am carrying a small bag.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball - I love this fragrance because it is floral and fresh at the same time. I know this is great paired with Nirvana Black but I love this on its own especially for daytime and the summer time.
Avène Cold Cream - I know this is weird to carry around in the summer time but it's been a huge staple for me during the winter time that I have taken a liking to always having it on me. I also have been washing my hands a lot at work so they have been extremely dry. This cold cream has been great for that - it leaves my skin very nourished. A little goes a long way for me.
Bioderma Atoderm Stick Lêvres Lip Balm - This lip balm goes on really nice and smooth, and it smells great - like raspberry - but it's not the most hydrating lip balm I have ever used. It does do an ok job during the day but it is definitely not something I'd use at night. I would not repurchase this because it is quite pricey for a lip balm.
So there you have it. These are the few things that I have been carrying in my bag (from Zara)! If I was carrying a larger bag however, I would probably also be carrying a face powder, sunscreen, and portable charger. I tend to carry a larger bag in the fall so the aforementioned items will probably be in there!