Nobody wants to step outside with dry skin—however, winter weather forces us to do just that. With this in mind, always be prepared with a moisturiser that can be applied to both your hands and face.

SOS concealer

Dark circles and unwanted pimples are definitely not a girl’s best friend. Always carry a handy concealer for those unexpected skin issues.

Lip balm

Similar to moisturiser, there’s simply nothing worse than dry, cracked lips. Make sure you always have a go-to lip balm somewhere in your bag in case of an emergency.


If you’re having one of those days where you’d prefer to stay invisible to the world, make sure you carry a pair of sunglasses in your bag.

Hand sanitiser

If you’re out and about, it’s best to carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser. Applying this every time you touch a dirty surface, you’ll be protecting yourself from any nasty germs and bugs.

Hair accessories

Ok, so your hair may look luscious in that down-style, but boy is it annoying! Avoid this irritating scenario all together by carrying a few hair accessories and pins in your handbag.

Nail file

In case of a nail emergency—whether it be a chipped or jagged nail—it’s always a good idea to carry a spare nail file in your handbag.


There’s nothing worse than having a sudden headache appear, especially when you’re on the go. To bust these unwanted aches, always be armed with a packet of painkillers.

Dry shampoo

If you’re constantly on the run, you’ll probably find your hair looses its va-va-voom. Give it back some body with a few sprays of dry shampoo—ahh, that’s better!

Having one of those days that no bag essential can fix? Whether your skin is miserably dry or your hair needs some TLC, visit one of these beauty salons and hairdressers in Cairns!

Skin Care Centre of Cairns
If your skin is starting to feel dry and dehydrated, spoil yourself to a luxury facial treatment at Skin Care Centre of Cairns. Providing expert skincare and beauty services for more than 30 years, this salon is one to trust when it comes to beauty. From facials and waxing to massages, mani-pedis and advanced skin treatments, this advanced beauty salon does it all. For a welcoming location that provides first-class treatments, be sure to visit the qualified beauty therapists at Skin Care Centre of Cairns.
Where: 19 Lake St Cairns N QLD 4870

Blossom Hair Boutique
Are you having a bad hair day? Then book an appointment with the professional team of stylists at Blossom Hair Boutique. Offering a diverse range of services including cuts, colours, chemical straightening and much more, you’re bound to find the perfect hair treatment here! Using quality products throughout the salon, you know that whatever products put into your hair are nourishing and premium. For more information on what services Blossom Hair Boutique offer, call up the friendly team today.
Where: 4/17 Brooks St Whitfield QLD 4870

Searching for a  few places to visit with your best friends? Read ‘The perfect girl’s day in Cairns’ for all you need to know!


What essentials do you carry in your bag? Let us know in the comments below!