After Dark Essentials

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The hustle and bustle of city life can have a woman go from work one minute to a party the next. And when that happens, we must be ready to transform from our professional selves to the elegant diva in all of us. Here are the basics you need to keep in your purse to be ready for a fancy dinner, a party with your friends or a date night



The perfect bag that you can sling across your shoulders is a must. This leaves your hands free as you enjoy yourself through the night, while you know you have everything you need slung around your neck. Cross body bags are chic and an elegant change from carrying a clutch to a party. Additionally, your perfectly sized bag can fit all your must haves in without furiously forcing your stuff into a tiny clutch.



Your favourite lipstick will freshen you up instantly. Your look for the night out is incomplete without that retouch. And as the nightgets longer, lipstick tends to fade or just disappear. A quick swipe can brighten your face and have you ready to continue for the rest of the night. Pick a shade that fits your mood. Anything from nudes
to reds and pinks, in between!


Even though we love our heels, they are not always our best friend. The thing about them is that while we start out feeling fabulous, as the hours pass our feet are screaming to be saved from within their confines. So, a feasible option is to carry foldable pumps in your bag. Now you can dance the night away as you slip on your foldable pumps to survive through till the wee hours.



A shawl is definitely a must have for a night out. It can be a cover up to complement your outfit or a lifesaver during the winter months.


Bad breath can be a major turn-off. Make sure you always carry mints in your bag to ensure your breath is fresh and avoid any embarrassment.



We all know that horses sweat, men perspire and women glow. However, it never hurt anyone to smell fresh and beautiful. Mini perfume bottles are perfect to carry in your bag or make up pouch, as they are handy and convenient to use. When you smell good, you feel good.



Lastly, don’t forget to carry your compact! The tiny mirror built into them is a lifesaver. Whether you’re checking for food stuck between your teeth or need to touch up your makeup, they will have your back. Plus, compact pressed
powder can change the texture of your face from a pale finish to a fresh glow.