Thursday, 8 October 2015

What's in my Bag

I'm a pretty nosy person. I think we all are. That's what I tell myself. Social media is proof of that, people snoop to see what other people are doing/buying/eating, it's in our nature to be curious.. and that's what it is, curiosity and that makes it ok... yes it does!


In the Supermarket, in a restaurant, in the queue in Topshop - I just love to look at what the person in front of me is getting. People interest me, they really do. I can spend hours people watching but I think the things we own or carry around can tell a lot about a person.

I always love reading posts like 'What's in my Make-Up Bag' - it always has me adding more to my wish list; 'What's in my Hand Luggage' - Usually full of really handy travel tips; 'What's in my Gym Bag' - inspires me to actually have a gym bag again; And 'What's in my Handbag' - more often than not makes me feel better about how much crap I carry around with me! So I thought I'd share the organised mess that is my own bag. 


Firstly the bag, oh, the bag! My other half kindly treated me to the bag that has been on my wish list for a long while, he surprised me when we had a day out together and basically made my year! I've had my Michael Kors bag for almost a month now and it's only just started to become a complete mess. You know how it is, the first few weeks you treat a new bag like a baby or somethingeverything is kept neat and tidy and you vow that this is how life will be, your bag has organised your life, it's a total investment. Fast forward a few weeks and it's full of receipts, No7 Vouchers (those things multiply I swear!) leaflets and old train tickets just like that bags of yesteryear/month/hour.


So it starts off well, the usual, my iPhone, I don't carry around a charger as my phone never seems to run out of battery, I must be lucky as most people seem to say that iPhone batties don't last at all. Maybe I just don't use it enough. Then there's my keys which have 2 shoe keyrings on them, one is Cinderella's slipper that my sister bought me from Walt Disney Florida, it was a real 'I saw this and thought of you' moment. Disney and Shoes,  yep, that's me in a nutshell. 
I only realised when I started writing this that the other keyring I have is also from Disney and also from a sibling. My brother brought my 'J' Mickey keyring back from Disneyland Paris when he went for a school trip years ago. 
That's right, a School. Trip. Lucky. 


Taking up most of the space in my bag are my Versace Sunglasses. I bought these a few years ago and I love them dearly. They were probably my first proper expensive purchase with my 'grown up' pay cheque so they have some sentimental value.
To be honest, I doubt these are going to be in my bag for much longer but while it's still bright I will be wearing my sunnies! I personally think it's worth investing in a decent pair as they actually protect your eyes. The EU standard lenses filter out the harmful UV rays and protect your eyes properly.

Next is my ISWAI Purse which is from Caggie Dunlops collection and a colour that I love! The contents are pretty simple, just loyalty cards for Boots, Waitress, Tesco and various restaurants/coffee shops. I also carry around plasters for shoe/Mason emergencies. Then of course there's my bank card, driving licence and cash. At preset there is £12.47 in there. I'm rolling in it!


Like I mentioned, after a while the receipts build up. Mine are mainly for Boots, Waitrose and Tesco. It's not just receipts that ruin the ambiance yes my bag has ambiance. I have a few old Train tickets, a couple of No7 Vouchers, and I'm always writing lists, there's one that has ideas/shades of make-up I was thinking of buying my mum for her birthday (I like to do proper research when planning presents!). The others are for food shopping and reminders to post things or buy cleaning products.

There is a random Minion from a Kinder Egg in there too... obviously

Which brings me on to a couple of 'Mum Items'. It's nice to not have to carry around as much for Mason as I used to now that he's older. Now I make do with a pack of wet wipes and a hand sanitiser. Which of course come in handy for me too.

On to Make-up!

 If I'm out all day and night I will carry around a little more with me but from day-to-day it's kept to a couple of bits to touch up my face when it's needed. I have NYX Twin Cake powder and Maybelline's Fit Me Stick which is great for on-the-go touch ups. YSL Touche Eclat is great for brightening quickly with minimal effort and there is always a bronzer in there too. I haven't left the house without a box of Benefit Hoola in a good few years. There's also currently a Maybelline Master Drama black kohl liner which was left in there from a night out. 

I didn't realise how many lipsticks I actually had in this bag but there were 5. MAC's Creme Cup is a shade I wear most, closely followed by 3 nude shades Creme D'Nude, Rimmel Kate Moss 45 and Bourjois Rouge Edition in Beige Trench. Why I need 3 nudes with me? I don't know!

There's a red there too, I wear a red lipstick to cover up days when I've had no sleep or I'm ill. A good red lip is very distracting. The current shade I'm loving is GOSH Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick in Cherry along with a GOSH Velvet Touch Lipliner in 004 Simply Red. These two were kindly gifted  to me at the GOSH event a while ago. 


At this time of year you need a good product to moisturise the lips.  Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant Stick which is the best lip balm out there. And my L'Occitane Shea Butter hand cream is perfect for dry hands.

I have a few Travelos with different scents in them and the one in my bag at the moment is my signature scent 'Dior Addict' which I've worn since I was 18. I remember falling in love with the sample bottle on the shelf, then the box, then the way it sprays and finally the scent. It ticked every box and I love how everyone I know smells it and says it makes them think of me instantly.

I've always carried a pen - you always need a pen! And my mini Alice in Wonderland moleskine for moments of inspiration when my notes app just won't do. And if I ever need leave a note for someone I'm set - not that it's ever happened but I know I'm equipped if the situation does arise!

My iPad is there for my trips to Caffe Nero/Costa/Starbucks where I can get on with some blogging while I instagram sip my coffee and attempt to look like a proper writer for an hour or so. It's also great to have with me on long train journeys where I can get lost in a book -my current one being 'Girl on the Train'.

Since my recent bout of the sniffles I have a pack of tissues, some cough sweet wrappers and some pretty strong pain killers too. 

I'm not going to add up how much the bag and the contents are worth as that would scare me and I'd never want to leave the house. But now you know a little more about me and what is with me on a daily basis.

 If you have a post on what's in your bag let me know in the comments, I'd love to have a little nosey!



  1. I love these posts too (fellow nosy girl here) so greatly enjoyed this! Your bag is gorgeous, I dream of the day I own an MK.

    Claire | | xx

  2. I love this! Its posts like this that make me want to go out and buy a new key rings ... hmmm! I actually am looking forward to owning a car again just so i can attach a fluffy keyring to it and put it in my bag lol! Is that sad?? Lol x


  3. I'm nosey too and love reading What's in my... posts too! My bag always seems to gather receipts too, I swear they multiply in there! Your bag is gorgeous btw :) X

  4. Love this post its great as I love seeing whats in people bags x