Friday, 21 June 2013

What's in my handbag...?

I always love reading these posts, I think it's me being nosey. Does anyone else look at the person in front of them to see what they're buying at the supermarket? Or what the people on the next table are ordering in a restaurant? I put it down to my inquisitive nature!

Money Supermarket are running a competition to win a few lovely goodies just by letting them know what's in our bags and how much everything is actually worth. 

So here's a look at what's in my bag. It's a present from my boyfriend and I've only had it about a week  so I'm still treating it like a baby! Give it time and I'm sure it will be thrown all around the place. A bit like how I was when I first got my iphone, it was put down places so delicately, now it's chucked in my bag! *must be more careful! I'm not 100% how much it cost but I'd imagine around the £30 mark.

As it's fairly new I haven't managed to get it too full of crap just yet, give it time but naturally there are a few receipts and no7 vouchers (they get everywhere don't they?) floating about.

I always end up with loads of different Lipsticks, when clearing out my last bag I counted 9! But for now I've just got Mac Creme D'Nude and Vegas Volt. I always carry around a nude lipstick as it's great for day wear as well as evening and Vegas Volt is a bright coral which I love to brighten up an outfit.

Other make up includes Hoola by Benefit, which I've used for as long as I can remember. Touche Eclat (being a mum, this is a MUST!) a black Maybelline kohl eyeliner and Fit me powder.

I have my money, cards etc in my Ted Baker Purse which I treated myself to a while back, It's a perfect size, has a space for a photo (this is important to me) and has space for coins and just enough pockets for all the cards I have! I don't really carry a lot of cash, not for any real reason, I suppose I just pay on card more. I love this purse, I always have my eye on different colours though! 

Naturally my iphone is usually in there but you all know what they look like plus I used it to take the pic! It's got a purple lifeproof case on it at the moment which was a bit pricey but totally worth it as my son gets hold of it and I'd be distraught if he broke it! It makes the phone completely waterproof, scratch-proof and can be dropped from great heights without any worry at all.

I always carry around various painkillers, paracetamol etc... I think it's a girl thing.

My favourite thing is my Travalo with my scent, Dior Adict . I used to carry around a whole bottle but this little thing is great for just carrying a small amount and it doesn't weigh your bag down. Plus the thought of losing a £60 bottle of perfume scares me, especially when  don't need the whole bottle with me. The travelo only costs £7 and it's really easy to fill up too, I might do a review on this little beauty soon!

I always carry around a pen... I guess it's just an old habit from when I used to carry around a diary, but now it's all in my phone. You never know when you might need a pen, it's good to be prepared!

Moisturiser-wise, I have a fairly inexpensive tube of  Weleda Skin Food which is great if your skin feels a little dry.

And lastly my ipad, keys and a pack of cherry Airwaves which is the best chewing gum ever if you ask me!

So doing a quick round-up I reckon my bag and it's contents are worth a good £900 which  is a lot more than I thought! It's the gadgets that have bumped that up but It's quite scary how much we all carry around with us without much thought at all. I don't even have any big designer bits so I imagine there's people out there carrying around a lot more than me. They say the average bag is worth £850 in total, so I'm over the average. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on my bag a lot more when I'm out! 

Feel free to send me links to the posts on your bags, I always love having a read!


  1. Ooh love that handbag! Great post! x

  2. This is one of my favourite types of post, must be the nosey girl in me! I love your bag so much, especially the colour!

    1. Thanks! I love the colour too, it's one of my favourites!

  3. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,