In my handbag with fashion blogger Lucy Williams

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Forget life’s luxuries - it’s what’s inside your handbag that really counts.

If you haven’t stalked Lucy Williams’ swoon-worthy Instagram feed yet, she’s the Fashion Me Now blogger (and dedicated beach wanderer) who's all about air-dried textured hair and sun-kissed skin.

To find out what goes into that effortlessly cool look, we raided the blogger's favourite bag - think low-maintenance products that add a hint of gloss. We. Want. Everything.

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The Handbag

"My Mansur Gavriel bucket bag is great for throwing everything and anything in as I rush out the door."

Get the look with the Lancaster Bucket Bag in Black, £145; Exclusive to Fenwick Bond Street

The Lifeline

"Sadly it's my iPhone lead - I have to charge up my phone a scary amount of times per day!"

The Glow Giver

"I'm a huge fan of YSL makeup. Les Sahariennes bronzer gives me non-shimmery colour when I’m feeling a bit tired and pasty."

YSL Les Sahariennes Bronzer, £31; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor & York

The Pick-Me-Up

"Eve Lom Cover Concealer is great for keeping blemishes and dark circles under wraps throughout the day. I also apply it on eyelids to instantly look more awake."

Eve Lom Cover Concealer, £30; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells & York

The Hydrator

"Nuxe Rêve de Miel is my favourite lip balm: it’s matte, non-sticky and slightly sweet."

Nuxe Rêve de Miel, £9.50; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Kingston and Leicester

The Brow Booster

"Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil - because I always feel better with a good brow going on."

Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil, £29.50; Available at Fenwick Bond Street, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle & Tunbridge Wells

The Base

"I rarely wear foundation, even in winter, but YSL Forever Light Creator CC Cream gives amazing coverage. It makes you look like you've got perfect skin, even when you're running on empty."

YSL Forever Light Creator CC Cream, £30.50; Available at Fenwick Bond StreetBracknellBrent CrossCanterburyKingstonLeicesterNewcastleTunbridge WellsWindsor & York

The Hair SOS

"I love the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler. I usually let my hair air-dry so this is a must to save me from looking that bit too dishevelled!"

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, £12.25; Available at Fenwick Kingston & Leicester

The Photo Kit

"My Olympus Pen camera. I find carrying a camera around makes me actively look for nice things to shoot rather than just staring down at my phone all day."

The Noteworthy Tradition

"A always carry a Shinola notebook. I'm quite old school and prefer jotting down notes in meetings with a pen and paper. I love how these notepads feel like old exercise books from school."

Get the look with the Bee Gold Notebook from Undercover, £29.95; Available at Fenwick Bond Street


Find Lucy Williams’ Fashion Me Now blog at

By Lisa Haynes