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

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22 Responses

  1. Cassie says:

    She is absolutely stunning! x

  2. Heather says:

    she is gorgeous!

  3. 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

  4. Daria says:

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

  5. Sarah says:

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

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

    Great post as always.


  7. Love this post! Your friend is absolutely stunning! xx


  8. Beth says:

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

  9. Lucy Old says:

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



  10. Elissa says:

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

  11. Olivia Law says:

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

  12. she’s so stunning! Really interesting post too, I need to try the Soap and Glory hand sanitizer xx

  13. Shalini says:

    Another great post Lily – love the tips.

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

  15. Ampersaand says:

    Great post. She is stunning x

  16. 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


  17. Breanne says:

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

  18. Katherine xo says:

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

  19. Klaudia... says:

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

  20. Leah Y. L. says:

    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!

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