Two weeks ago was my very first day at Uni and I can’t tell you how excited I was! Besides tons of new books I had to acquire I also couldn’t help myself putting together a Uni backpack full of essentials. Today I’d like to share with you what I’ve got in my gorgeous new Marco Tozzi backpack. 🙂
Before I dive into the contents of the bag however a few words on the Marco Tozzi itself. So far I’ve only ever owned Marco Tozzi’s shoes which I admire a lot since they don’t just look fabulous but also feel super comfortable. I was overjoyed when I got this black backpack which is the perfect size for Uni. My Apple MacBook fits in just right! I also love that the bag has lots of little pockets so you don’t loose your keys or lipstick in the depth of it. The material is very sturdy and I feel like it’s going to accompany me for many years to come.
The Uni I go to has this awesome programme where you can visit lots of different sports classes for free so naturally my essentials list contains Migros’ new I Am Talc & Protection Deo Spray and Deo Roll-On. I usually absolutely hate spray deodorants but I was positively surprised by this one as it doesn’t have that suffocating chemical smell when you spray it on. The I Am Deo Spray smells really refreshing, light and natural. Both products provide 48 hour protection so they are perfect for a nice workout after a long day at Uni.
Of course my loyal companion the Camelbak bottle can’t be missing in my backpack either. Not only is it great for at the gym but also to keep you hydrate throughout the day as well.
Zoya recently launched their fall/winter collection 2016 with 12 new, beautiful and contemporary nail polish shades which I will all talk about and show you in another post but today I wanted to give you a little sneak peak at two of their new shades. In the image below I am wearing Tara, a purple plum with a balanced tone between red and purple from the Urban Grunge One Coat Creams Collection. On my ring finger I also applied a coat of Troy, a liquid pewter with a foil finish and an edgy touch of black and gold from the Urban Grunge Metallic Holos Collection.
With perfect nails your hands should obviously also look their best and what better way to achieve silky smooth hands than with the Estée Lauder New Dimension Smooth + Tone Creme-Glove. This hand creme is great for work, school or Uni as it sinks in quickly. It has the typical and delicious New Dimension scent which lingers around you for a while too. The Creme-Glove doesn’t simply nourish and hydrate your skin but also helps prevent your skin from ageing as quickly and it also fills out your hands leaving them smoother and with less wrinkles. A definite must-have in your backpack or handbag at all times!
In everyday life I like to keep my makeup routine to a minimum so that I can catch some extra sleep in the morning! 🙂 One thing I never leave without doing though are my eyebrows. Laura Mercier has released a new product called Brow Dimension Fiber-Infused Colour Gel. With this gel and wand you can achieve a natural looking brow in seconds. This gel contains tiny fibres which attach themselves to the brow hairs to densify your eyebrows. The wand is the perfect shape to create a natural looking brow shape and make sure those brows are on fleek at all times.
I also wear mascara nearly everyday but black or brown does get boring after a while, so why not spice up your makeup with Yves Rocher’s blue/grey Vertige Longueur Mascara. Besides the cool colour the mascara also has a very good long slim wand which makes it easy to apply without your lashes clumping. The mascara is very durable and will stay on a long time.
Yves Rocher also has a very gorgeous eyeshadow called Couleur Vegetale in the shade Rose Tulipe Nacré which is a great colour for a daytime makeup look. As you can see in the swatch below it is a very subtle yet highly pigmented powder which is very easily blended and lasts for hours on end.
The last makeup product that I never leave without is an Eos lip balm. I just adore the different scents of their lip balms and how smooth they make my lips feel. Often I’ll even apply a layer of Eos beneath my Kylie Liquid Lipstick to keep my lips hydrated all day long.
Last but not least I just felt I had to share my new Birkenstocks with you! A couple of weeks ago I ordered these copper gold Gizeh Birkenstocks and I’ve practically worn them every single day. They are so comfortable and I am simply in love with the colour. I can only recommend getting a pair of Birkenstocks if you don’t already own some!
And that’s all I packed in my Marco Tozzi Uni backpack… Oh wait, I nearly forgot! My beats by Dr. Dre which I would never leave at home. They literally save my day when I can just shut out all the noise on the train in the morning, listen to some music and catch some more Zzzs. 🙂
What are your Uni essentials?