This is my bag...
Not much I supposed, but I love it. I had been looking for a bag like this for ages and I found this one in a Kate Hill store, reduced to clear, for $50. It's my favourite colour (teal - but this is a muted teal), and it has the very vintage style opening with the two ball-type things. That's exactly what I wanted, and I'm still in love with it.
It has short straps and a long chained strap as well, with a shoulder bit that is material so it's not uncomfortable.
But anyway, so I thought I'd do this "what's in my bag" post because I honestly LOVE watching them and reading them. It's so interesting, because basically, what's in your handbag is your 'bare essentials' that you just HAVE to take everywhere with you!
What is in my bag you ask? Well here, let's dive in and take a look!
After pulling out everything (besides some ladies things that I'm sure are an obvious essential), I categorised them into 3 groups. What I like to call "normals", as in, everyone would have these things, "medical", and "beauty".
First off, the "normals"...
My purse, which is a hefty bugger, just the way I like it, is from Colette Hayman for $24.95. It comes with a long chain so it can be used as a bag, but I just use it as my purse. I keep so many cards in there it is ridiculous. I have a card for Woolworths, FlyBuys, Priceline, Colette Hayman, Strandbags, Ray's Outdoors,Village Movie Club, Crown Signature Club.... AAAND all the usual debit, credit, I.D etc.
The front two pockets actually don't have anything in them at the moment, but I used to have two lip balms in the smaller one.
I've gotten into the habit of carrying a bottle of water with me everywhere lately. I find if I do, I drink more water throughout the day which is definitely a good thing!
Keys are pretty essential I'd say. Car key, house key, bedroom door key (yes I know, strange, but trust me, it's essential). The key on the right, attached to a little penguin (from Mario Bros. collection hehe) is the key to my locker at work. I keep that separate because I really don't want to have to carry all my keys around at work.
Sunglasses of course, as it's getting to the warmer months in Australia. These are actually the WORST practical sunnies I've ever had. They look great, but they're not polarised, they don't stop any glare, any sun. anything. Ugh. So I need to get a new pair. But I love my case, courtesy of my grandfather. He used to use them for his glasses, and after he passed away, my grandma gave the glasses and the case to me, which have both become really sentimental to me. :)
So, moving onto my "medical" essentials...
Everyone needs minty goodness on the go! Hence my Mentos Pure Fresh gum and Baam mints in Wintergreen Mint flavour (there's a long story behind the taste of these mints dating back to 2009, ahhh the memories). I also have 2 Advil, 4 panadol, 4 Band Aids (or plastic strips) for boo boos and ouchies. Hand sanitiser, because this stuff is SOO handy when using public toilets where it's really icky or unhygienic to wash your hands normally. The little plastic container has some of my Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (the tube was too big to put the whole thing in my bag), and I also a have a new item in the collection, being the Bach Original Flower Remedies Rescue Pastilles for 'natural stress relief'. I tend to get really anxious, flustered and stressed in certain situations like shopping centres, trains, doctors etc, and I thought these might help (I haven't had to use any yet, thank god).
And last, but not least - in fact, most used - is my "beauty" items...
I don't tend to carry around foundation, concealer, powder or anything like that, as I never really feel the need to touch-up during the day, but as you can see, I do like to hoard lip products...and bobby pins.
From left to right I have: a new purchase of a Calvin Klein sheer plumping lip gloss in bella. I've only used this once so far, but it lasted really well. It was a bit tacky and sticky, but I'm guessing almost all lip glosses are like that.
Next is also fairly new; a Covergirl lip perfection jumbo gloss balm in Coral Twist. Now, these are not glossy. At all. Nope. It's just like using a lipstick. Oh well, it's a nice colour, and is more shiny over a lip balm or under a gloss.
I also have 2 Burt's Bees lip balms; one in the Mango Butter flavour, the other in the Pomegranate flavour. So lovely and yummy and super moisturising.
Next is one of the Covergirl natureluxe gloss balm. Again not all that glossy, though definitely moreso than the jumbo glosses. It's in the colour Tulip which sounds so lovely, and is a really nice pinky nude with a nice shimmer and a hint of gloss. It also smells faintly like a sweet sunscreen. Strange description, but I like it, anyway.
I also have a Boe Beauty Jumbo Windup Lips lipstick in Better Bare. The brand is super cheap, as in $2 from Big W, but they're actually really nice. This colour looks really purple, but comes out as a nice deep berry colour which is great. I love it!
I bought myself one of the Maybelline Color Whisper lipsticks in 'One Size Fits Pearl' (I also got 'Petel Rebel' but I'm not a huge fan of that one), and this one instantly made it into my bag. Perfect nude. It looks like I'm not wearing anything on my lips but it just gives that beautiful pearly shine, and I love it. Perfect for no makeup or minimal makeup days.
Only two mores things guys....take a deep breath, we're almost done!
A Max Factor Vibrant Curve effect lip gloss in Me Me Me. Beautiful pink colour, just the right amount of shimmer and glitter, stays put. What else can I say? This is just great for on the go.
And last but not least, a Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the colour 103 (it doesn't have a name - how sad!). This lipstick is a lovely muted pink. A nice pinky nude that suits my usual makeup.
The little purse that holds all those lip things (plus my sample size of Marc Jacobs Daisy and some bobby pins) is from Colette Hayman for $4.95 or $5.95...something like that. Cheap, anyway!
Just remember, all this stuff fits into this bag. It looks a bit smallish I suppose, but trust me, its deceptive!
So that is everything I keep in my bag. I know, pretty neat and tidy; no rubbish (surprising to me too).
Down below I'm going to link some of my favourite YouTube "what's in my bag?" videos for you to check out, if you feel the need to now!
My faaavourite "What's in my bag?" videos from YouTube:
- Zoella: 'Whats in my bag? (Winter Edition)' and 'Updated: What's in my bag?'
- Tanya Burr: "Updated What's in my bag?"
- Fleur De Force: 'What's in my bag? (& Chanel Executive Tote Review)'
- Sprinkle Of Glitter: 'What's in my bag? with Fleur De Force' and 'What's in our bags? Feat. Zoella!!'
Alright then, so go check some of those ones out, if you're into these types of things like I am; or not, your choice :)
Have a great Hump Day everyone!