If you're planning to get a little social this NYE and go out to a fancy party then there are a few must haves you need to make room for in your handbag. The following can be applied to any party situation really, its just the fact that the next event on your social calendar will be New year!
When you attend a party, 9 times out of 10 this will mean you will sacrifice comfort over style and put on some heels. I honestly live in flats 99.9% of the time, so when it comes to gaining those few inches in height, I need something to soften the discomfort I often face. The solution to this is to add some Gel cushions in my shoes, They aren't miracle workers but they definitely make a difference and make standing up/dancing the night away till the clock strikes midnight more barable! - If like me you end up taking your shoes off come the end of the night, rather than walking around barefoot try something a little more glam like these from Butterfly Twists, they fold up to fit in your handbag making them a definite party essential!
Beauty wise, you will require a good lipstick. I'd like to go for something with a bit of fancy packaging so this YSL one is perfect! I also have the nude shade everyone and their mum bought a couple of years ago. It goes without saying that these draw attention when you whip them out of your bag to reapply. Quite often I will get a new perfume for Christmas. Its the done thing isn't it really, considering the sheer amount of gift sets available around the festive season. NYE if the perfect time to rock a new scent, or stick to one of your favourites! I received Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb last Christmas and it is still going strong. It is rather pricey, so I tend to keep it for special occasions only!
My nail game is not strong at the moment, so falsies it will have to be. Elegant Touch have such an amazing range to choose from, I've got this Rose gold set to hand to give myself a bit of extra bling for the when the new year rolls in. If I've got false nails on, I always make sure I have the glue in my handbag. The same goes for eyelashes. No one wants to be partying the night away missing a fingernail and with their eyelash half hanging off! Don't leave the glue on your dresser girls, make sure you transfer it into your handbag!
Of course there are other essentials you will need in your handbag such as your purse, ID, a pocket mirror for touch ups, maybe even a hip flask if you are feeling the pinch after Christmas ;-)
What are your handbag essentials for a party?