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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Nosey Post: What's In My Bag...

I've seen loads of these "What's In My Bag Posts" but have never joined the club, until now. I'm trying to mix things up on here a little instead of the usual review/NOTD/OOTD post so I figured why not try something different and show you nosey parkers what I lug around in my bag with me.

This is my suitcase:
I love tan bags and although I recently picked up a gorgeous leather one from Oasis, I had been yearning for a satchel but couldn't find the right size, shape or style. Well, that was until I clapped my eyes on this bargain beauty from Primark in June, thanks to my cousin for the tip off! It's a slouchy satchel with a shoulder strap and handle so you can carry it both ways and although it might not look it, it is really spacious inside.

It has a top zip fastening (another reason why I love it) as well as an inside zip pocket and two phone/iPod pockets too so there is more than enough room to stuff things in. Oh, and I love the leopard print lining too!

So, what do I lug around in there?
This lot...
That's a whole lot of random tat to carry around, right? Let me walk you through it...

1. Filofax - Personal Finsbury in Aqua
After the talk of owning a Filofax took over Twitter, I decided to splurge out and treat myself to one - Ya'know... 'cos all the cool kids were doing it. As I had never stepped in to Filofax world before, it was slightly unnerving because of all the different sizes, inserts, colours and styles you can get but after some serious Twitter conversation with other enthusiasts - I decided on the Finsbury in Personal (that's the size) and in Aqua. FYI, if you're after the same Filofax they you'll be better off looking on eBay because this colour is no longer stocked on the Filofax website.

2. *Anna Sui Makeup Bag
I'm not going to tell you what's in there because I'm saving that for another blog post but I've recently cleared out all the junk - I was carrying 15 or so lip products in there - so it isn't as bad as it was a few weeks ago. The makeup bag itself was a gift from a blogger event so I can't link you to a website where you can buy one from but there are loads of pretty makeup bags out there so find one that suits you.

3. Bobbi Brown Blotting Sheets
I absolutely love blotting sheets and always have them on hand but I especially love these Bobbi Brown ones because they come in a smart leather case and it also has a decent sized mirror on the inside. You can buy seperate refills so you don't have to keep splurging on the whole case.

4. Guess Wallet
This wallet is a few years old now but it has served me well and is still in pretty good shape considering I've had it for a while. I am, however, on the hunt for a new wallet but it has to be brightly coloured and have room for random store/point cards as well as my own bits of plastic and all sorts so if you know of somewhere that sells a wallet like that, link me to it.

5. Crocodile Clip
That's pretty self-explanatory. I have long hair and sometimes I tie it back in a wonky half up-half down type thing. You can buy these from Sally's Hair Supplies, Boots, Superdrug and everywhere else that sells hair tools.

6. Carmex Moisture Plus in Sheer PeachOne of my favourite lip balms that I own and I own quite a few. The goodness of Carmex with a gorgeous tint to boot - What's not to love?
It's not actually available in the U.K and I'm not sure if there are plans to launch it but you can pick this up from eBay like I did.

7. *Benefit USB Stick
Since I was at uni I have always carried a USB stick in my handbag just in case I need to download something like important government documents. Lol. You would actually be surprised how many times this little pink USB has come in handy... It's tech chic at its finest.

8. Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15
Another lip balm that I love and not just because the packaging is chic and pretty. Albeit it is slightly more expensive than your average tin of Vaseline but it's thicker in consistency so you only need a teeny bit and it'll last you ages.

9. Evian Face Mist
This is a big must during the humid weather that we're having but I carry this around all year round because you never know when you're going to need to freshen up your face or your makeup. No dodgy scent and no sticky feeling afterwards so it's a must-have product in my bag.

10. *Orly Rich Renewal Hand and Nail Cream
Such a gorgeous handcream because it is smells like passionfruit and leaves my hands silky soft. I'm not sure if this is available to buy or is an old product because it was sent to me last year sometime but I am in desperate need of a back up.

11. Hayfever Tablets
Good ol' prescription drugs but not the dodgy kind, just some much needed hayfever tablets. Over the counter drugs don't work on my hardcore hayfever so have been taking prescription pills since I was 11.

12. Pen
Everyone needs a pen.

13. Carex Lime & Grapefruit Hand Sanitizer
I don't leave my house without hand sanitizer and make sure that I always have some on hand - There are a lot of sticky people and surfaces out there with lots of lurgies so need to make sure I'm not housing them on my hands!

14. Victoria's Secret Refreshing Body Mist in Love Spell
If you ever have a chance to pick up Victoria's Secret Refreshing Body Mist from the airport or the U.S then you should definitely do it. I absolutely love these products because they're so light and the scent lingers for ages so they're perfect to keep in my bag for top ups during the day.

15. Pocket Tissues
This kind of goes hand in hand with the hayfever tablets. Summer = Pollen = Sneezing my brains out

16. Pocket Mints
Another must-have handbag product. I always have mints or chewing gum in my bag and so should everyone else, especially people with nasty breath. For them, it should be mandatory.

17. Comb
Nothing to really say about this one. It's a comb. Lol.

There you have it. The items missing from my bag are:
- iPod
- Sunglasses
- Car keys
- Loads of receipts
- Wet wipes

What do you carry in your handbag? I love nosey posts like this so if you've done one of these handbag posts before then drop the link in the box so I can poke around.

Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your

NOTE: Products marked with * are from PR events

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6 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. Can't believe that is a Primark bag, it looks expensive. I'm intrigued by your Carmex lip balm, hoping I can find it on ebay as I'm a massive fan of the original balms x

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  2. I definitely recommend Fiorelli for purses. I got one recently (half price on their website) and it has lots of slots for cards plus spaces either side of the coin zip for things like bus passes, stamps etc. that I need to have in my purse! It's also bright pink so I can see it easily in my bag.

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  3. I love posts like these! I'm so nosey! I'm in search of a new purse too, but I love your pink one :) much easier to find in the depths of a handbag than a black or dark one!

    Kathryn Xx

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  4. Love these posts :) Thank you! x

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  5. ahh i have a red personal finsbury :) got it a couple of years ago as a 'good grades' present from my dad haha. i love it, but i have neglected it of late :(

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  6. oh and p.s. i just did a what's in my bag post the other day :D

    linkage: thebeautyengineer.blogspot.com

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