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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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What's In My Bag? MooGoo Essentials

Handbags are an absolute necessity. My partner often questions why I take one everywhere and why it ALWAYS has so much in it. Though he will happily dump his wallet, phone, keys and anything else he doesn't want to carry into it. But I always have to have all the necessities, and the 'just in case' items in my bag. I meant wallet, phone and keys are a given, but I always need other things as well. Lip balm, a phone charger (don't want to be caught out with a flat battery!) some hand cream and sanitizer, chewing gum, bandaids, moisturiser and of course some bobby pins! While I could take forever and bore you to death  about what I carry around every day, I want to instead focus on three new essentials I have discovered from MooGoo that I now have to take everywhere! 

What's In My Bag Moo Goo Essentials

MooGoo Essentials


Antibacterial Hand Moisturiser*

I always try to carry both a hand sanitiser AND a hand moisturiser in my bag at all times. Hand sanitiser for obvious reasons, I want to have clean hands, and a moisturiser for my incredible dry hands. Why can't we have both in one?! Well, thanks to MooGoo you now can! 

While alcohol based hand cleansers are great for killing bacteria, many people, in particular nurse and practitioners were reporting a huge increase in skin problems due to repeated use of hand sanitisers. MooGoo has come up with a natural hand product that protects the skin, while still killing those nasties. It contains a moisturising base of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, then they added 5 different essential oils, each targeting a different kind of bacteria.  

What's in My Bag Moo Goo Essentials Hand Sanitiser

I am now in love with this and want to take it everywhere, I think I need to buy a big bottle to sit in the bathroom so I can take the 100mL travel bottle everywhere with me. It smells refreshing, but not harsh like a hand sanitiser usually does. It is hydrating, while leaving my hands feeling squeaky clean! The biggest perk for me? It doesn't sting any of those tiny, invisible cuts that you sometimes end up with all over your hands. I think it is pretty self explanatory why this has become a necessity. 

Skin Milk Udder Cream*

My eczema is currently awful. To the point where I am scratching my legs until they bleed at night. I don't know what it is at the moment, but my skin is hating life a little bit. To attempt and keep the itchies at bay, I try to keep my skin hydrated at all times, particularly my legs which bear the brunt of it. The challenge is finding a cream that doesn't irritate the skin further. 

The cream that started it all, the Udder Cream is lightest of all of MooGoo's creams, designed to quickly soak into the skin, keeping it feeling supple and elastic. This is another product that is now used at a number of hospitals, as a cream to help hydrate dry and damaged skin, particularly post radiation therapy and chemotherapy. 

What's In My Bag Moo Goo Essentials Udder Cream

I have found it works wonders for my skin. Not just helping with my eczema, but just keeping my skin feeling soft and hydrated all the time. It is such a great multi purpose cream that works for anything and everything. I can't be without this anymore.

Cow Lick Lip Balm*

Lip balm is probably an obvious necessity and one I cannot function without. My lips are constantly dry and in need of hydration. No word of a lie, I am currently in need of some lip balm, and am trying to lick my lips to keep them hydrated (note: this doesn't work, only makes things worse). While every girl loves a fancy lip balm, my bank account for sure cannot keep up with that. Don't stress, MooGoo got you covered!

Cow Lick Lip Balm is just a safe lip moisturiser that has no nasty chemicals hidden inside. 'Honey and rich emollient oils condition and soften the lips. Allantoin helps the repair of minor cuts and Mandarin Essential Oil...well it just tastes nice.' 

What's In My Bag Moo Goo Essentials Cow Lick Lip Balm

It is a no frills lip balm, with a subtle scent/taste. It is hydrating and gentle on the lips. I also found I have been using it throughout the day on dry bits of skin on my arms, hands and even legs and it works wonders on those as well. We all need a good quality, no fuss lip balm and for me, this has become it. 

While I know some of you will read this and go 'yea yea yea, you're featuring MooGoo and an essentials set, but you probably don't really carry them around and use them every day.' But trust me, I do. Literally every day since I received these I have been carrying them around and using them none stop. They are simple, affordable and effective and that is what you want from basic necessities. Alongside my phone charger, bobby pins and keys, these three products have become the three essentials I need in my hand bag each and every day. 

Moo Goo What's In My Bag Pinterest

*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


  1. Hello love,

    I couldn't agree more with you! I usually have hand sanitiser, hand cream and lip balm as absolute essentials too. Everyone usually pays me out for carrying hand sanitiser everywhere, but then they're the first to ask for some! :P

    These sounds gorgeous, I know MooGoo is amazing for people with sensitive skin problems. The lip balm sounds absolutely lovely. Thanks for a great review!

    1. I am exactly the same, people always judge me for it, but when they want some I always have some hand ;) haha thanks lovely xx

    2. I love the idea of a moisturiser and hand sanitiser combined! This brand also worked wonders for my partners eczema. Will definitely give this a go at some stage. Thanks for sharing!
      Bella |

  2. Hi Laura - great post as always!
    I've always been afraid of hand sanitizers ever since I read a few articles saying that the ingredient Triclosan is horrible for the skin - does this have that ingredient?
    I'd love to try the cream though - sounds amazing!

    Also, so on point with partners asking why we have so much in our bags?! My partner ALWAYS chucks his keys, wallet and sunnies into mine haha.

    1. Thank you so much!! No it doesn't have that at all! I have found this hand sanitiser sooo hydrating and it leaves my hands feeling clean and amazing. I also highly recommend the cream, it is also amazing!!

      Haha how annoying is it?! And then my handbag ends up being sooo heavy, it's the worst haha xx

  3. I carry hand sanitizer everywhere!

    This is a great post, my hubby can't Belive how much stuff I carry in my bag.
    This brand sounds great! The lip Balm I'd love to try

    1. Me too!! I emptied my handbag the other day and holy moly I swear I had my whole bedroom in there!! xx

  4. I love that they have a hand sanitiser and moisturiser in one. How 'handy'! :D

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    1. Isn't it just fantastic!! Makes it so much easier than sanitising then using a moisturiser!

  5. I have been wondering about this product. Thank you for the review.

  6. Love the product names. Great post!

    Vanessa x |

  7. I love MooGoo skincare! I'm using their deodorant at the moment

  8. In every of my friends has recommended MooGoo to me and it's probably about time I try it out - it sounds fantastic - gorgeous photos as well xo

  9. I love the sound of MooGoo, so much fun to say :p I must always have a lip balm on me too, cant stand dry lips!

    Ironic Minimalist |

  10. Definite essentials... my go to hand cream for my purse is The Botanicals range from Cotton On or Aesop and can never go past a simple Nivea lip balm

  11. Yes I'm always carrying a bag everywhere to! And of course the other half always has to dump stuff in it hey haha - also love the names they've given these products haha.

    Amy //


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