Zip n Go: Model’s Essentials

My bestest friend Keisha Lall made a fleeting visit to London before heading back to New York where she’s currently living and working as a model. Whilst she was here we chatted about everything we possibly could in the short time we had and one of the topics happened to be the stuff she carries around with her, her ‘model essentials’, for when she’s at castings or travelling around. She’s at castings pretty much everyday and on a flight at least once a month, sometimes twice! 

Hand sanitizer is a must, especially when using the New York subway everyday, and I recently introduced Keisha to my favourite Soap & Glory Hand Maid. Gum or mints, so she smells minty fresh when meeting people at castings and tissues (although not glamorous, an essential indeed!). The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a perfect skin refresher if you’re not feeling 100% or you just need to make your skin look less dull and more glowy. This also doubles up as a great product for travelling as your skin can get pretty dehydrated on planes and using this alongside a gentle moisturiser like the Oilatum Natual Repair cream works wonders! 

Keisha doesn’t wear much makeup to castings, in fact pretty much nothing apart from a bit of concealer, but lip balm is important as you don’t want dry chapped lips. After living in Oz for a bit, she’s hooked on the Lucas Paw Paw and carries it everywhere with her. Finally, a mirror for final checks and some Kleenex blotting sheets as Keisha has oily skin so can get a bit shiny throughout the day. These are a great way to take away excess oil if you don’t want to pile on the powder. 

So there’s a sneak peak into the life of a London made model living in New York. It may seem glamorous from the outside, but damn that girl works hard and the little things like the Zip n Go bag makes life a little less stressful. 

And how could I not add a couple of photos of her? I’m like a proud mama! Sorry Keish, don’t kill me… 

Lily xx


Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10284618199864301248 Toyosi

    Oh my! She is flawless!

    http://toyosialice.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04414144428079216641 Cassie

    She is absolutely stunning! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17367835986997195774 Heather

    she is gorgeous!

    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17026747419838839834 SwirliciousBeauty

    Great post, I love to see these sorts of things as introduces me to products I don’t know about. Also I’m a little nosy and like to know what people use :). She is stunning also! xox

    swirliciousbeauty.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08740202493457464391 Daria

    This is a great post! I love to see what models use and your friend is absolutely stunning! Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07057512943929912039 Sarah

    she’s absolutely stunning! Those are some good essentials to have there!
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    Wow that lady takes one hell of a picture! I’m not surprised you’re a proud mamma Lily.

    Great post as always.

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Helmer

    Love this post! Your friend is absolutely stunning! xx

    seeking–serendipity.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12167650201064348739 Beth

    Wow beautiful! It’s interesting to see what she carries around as a model.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00898918226504793044 Lucy Old

    Shes beautiful! It just goes to show you dont need to pile on the products to have amazing skin :)

    Louminous

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03805322038961009295 Elissa

    Loved this post! That Oilatum moisturiser is amazing, I used to use it years ago and had forgot all about it! x

    http://www.a-place-for-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12725642112603382893 Olivia Law

    She is GORGEOUS! And thank you, this is a really useful post xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04676105492382220536 Charlotte Anne Owst

    she’s so stunning! Really interesting post too, I need to try the Soap and Glory hand sanitizer xx
    http://charlotteannowst.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16857418518565377961 Shalini

    Another great post Lily – love the tips.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    I love the Kleenex blotting sheets!

    http://thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16372677705924120428 Lorna Patrick

    Still need to try the beauty elixir! Wishing I asked for it for Christmas now! She is stunning too!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07742046942245642175 Ampersaand

    Great post. She is stunning x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    I absolutely love Soap&Glory hand maid! I loved this little post and also your friend is just stunning! Your so cute like a proud mummy haha

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02102494674105909975 Breanne

    Lucas’ Papaw is the best! Such a great thing to have x

    http://www.a-beautifulheart.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197039176005001157 Katherine xo

    she’s stunning! definitely want to try those kleenex blotting sheets!

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    I love this post. Really nice tip and the model is stunning! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15913687511093893249 Leah Y. L.

    Your friend is so beautiful! Omg! It’s really true when they say that beautiful girls have beautiful friends too. ^_^

    And great tips on what to carry with u! I shall now raid my handbag to see what I don’t have. Thanks!

    http://www.littleleahthings.blogspot.com