The official sparkly party season is upon us. Decorations are up, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You has been in full swing for a while now and pigs in blankets have made their inevitable comeback (finally!). Sequin dresses are coming out to play and Christmas ‘dos are being planned in every school, university and workplace.

So, you’ve got the outfit, you’ve planned your hair and chosen an appropriate Christmassy nail colour [insert link], but what essentials are you putting in your clutch bag?

We’ve put together our Top 5 Party Bag Essentials to ensure that your Christmas or New Years Eve party goes smoothly without any beauty faux pas. So, sit back, relax, and we’ll pack your bag for you.

Travel-sized Fragrance 

A wonderful range of our fragrances now come in travel-sized bottles which are perfect to pop in your bag for freshening up throughout the night. Why not try a 30ml bottle of a luxury scent like Dior J’adore for an effortlessly seductive scent that will trail behind you into the night.

Dior | J’adore
Eau de Parfum 30ml

Twist & Spritz

If taking a whole bottle of fragrance out with you doesn’t tickle your fancy (or fit in your clutch), look to our Twist & Spritz range. Choose from a fantastic selection of coloured atomisers so you’ll always have something to match your outfit. These 8ml refillable sprays are the perfect little pick-me-up for a night out, pour a splash of your favourite perfume in and off you go – you’ll never want to be without one!

Twist-And-Spritz-Rose-Gold-Party-Bag-Essentials-The-Fragrance-ShopTwist & Spritz | Rose Gold
Atomiser 8ml

Korres Colourless Mandarin Lip Butter Stick SPF 15 

It’s cold outside and although we’re all taking extra care to make sure our skin is super moisturised and soft, sometimes a party get’s the better of us. Taking your Korres Lip Butter out with you will ensure that your lips stay nourished all night long (go on, we know you’re humming it now too) and the colourless element means you can pop your lipstick over the top – win win!


Korres | Colourless Lip Butter

Lord & Berry Timeless Kissproof Lipstick in shade: Brave Red 

You can never go wrong with a bold red lip at Christmas time – if anything, it’s a pre-requisite! Lord & Berry’s Timeless Kissproof Lipstick is the perfect pop of colour for a party. Its exceptional drying time means that topping up throughout the night will be smudge-less whilst boasting a transfer-resistant finish, just in case you get lucky under the mistletoe…


Lord & Berry | Kissproof Lipstick Brave Red


You may have planned the precise curl of your hair weeks before party day, but you just can’t rely on the weather to co-operate. Once you’ve had your pictures taken and potentially fought with wind and rain outside, there’s a chance you’ll be fed up with your hair blowing around and getting stuck to your lipstick. Invisibobble’s are the best solution to all your hair issues. The band’s no-kink feature ensures that you can put it up and take it back down as you please because let’s face it, there’s always one who continues the photo shoot throughout the night.


Invisibobble | Original Crystal Clear

That’s your party clutch bag packed with all the essentials for a fabulously, sparkly night.

Happy Festive partying and Happy New Year!