What's in my Handbag?

11 January 2014 19 comments

I'm trying to stop being a "I-carry-my-life-in-my-handbag" kind of person, so my current bag contents are quite minimal but it stops me foraging around in there like a squirrel, just trying to find a pen or a hairtie! Here are my choice items:

iPhone: This is the 4s which works perfectly well for me, it's starting to look a little battered now as I use it so much! 

iPad Air: This is just a godsend for doing anything on the go. With all the great productivity apps, I can do work whilst I'm travelling or look up anything I need to, at any time. It's also a great backup for when my phone inevitably runs our of battery..

Paracetamol: As I am forever getting headaches! Not good.

Sencha Green Tea Mints: These are in the flavour Moroccan Mint and I adore them. They taste delicious and give me a little hit of green tea goodness throughout the day. They're also made with Stevia, my chosen sweetener.

Perfume: This small bottle of Jo Malone's Nectarine Blossom and Honey is perfect for carrying around and is my 2nd favourite scent of all time; I adore peach scents.

Lipbalm: I can't be without lipbalm, especially in the cold winter months. This Chanel Coco Baume is not only beautiful but it does an amazing job at moisturising my lips and has just the right texture for me; I am unbelievably fussy with lipbalms. It's not medicinal but actually works brilliantly at healing any cuts or dryness on my lips too!

Compact: I take around this MAC Studio Fix compact as a multifunctional product; it has a mirror which is always useful and the product itself has coverage if I were to need any touch-ups throughout the day. 

Diary and pen: For some reason I am such a traditionalist when it comes to calendars and timekeeping. I've tried using my phone and such but always revert back to good old pen and paper. This Moleskine diary is my favourite as it has a notes page for every week if I need to jot things down and is practical and affordable. 

Hand cream: I am currently using this Vitamin E hand cream by The Body Shop. It smells really pleasant, absorbs well, moisturises well and contains SPF as hands need protecting too! I think it's meant for use on your face but I find it's a little too heavy or creamy for mine.

Hair ties: I keep these in my bag for when I get hot (aren't London tubes the worst?!) or need to get my hair out of the way. The little spiral tie is the best thing ever. It keeps a good hold of your ponytail and doesn't snag or damage in the slightest. 

Do link me if you have a similar post, I'd love to know what you carry around with you at the moment :)



  1. I'm trying to stop carrying literally everything around but I always think 'what if I need it' so in it all goes anyway haha . completely with you on the London tubes they get so humid and horrible! it's always lovely being on one when it's not rush hour. Saida xx


    1. i know! I love it when the tube is "empty" (as it can be..) xx

  2. Your handbag is stunning, im pretty sure Lauren Conrad had that one (i love her) so jealous!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

    1. Yes!!! The Hills made me want it! Thanks lovely :) xx

  3. I love whats in your bag posts, I think because I am nosey! But I ws wondering if you have any apps you would recommend? Thanks
    Laura x

    1. Definitely with you there, have you done one?? I have v different apps on my ipad and phone, and apart from all the usuals, I love Listastic because I'm a listbug, the Nike fitness app is a great one!! esp for our WLW antics. I like Bump too, Afterlight, Sunrise Calendar & Paper by 53, quite a broad topic but hope that helped! :) xxx

  4. I wish I could stop being a "I-carry-my-life-in-my-handbag" girl, but everytime I clear my bag out with these intentions, I have it full up with crap again within about a week.
    I love your bag! And the perfume, I wish I could afford a Jo Malone perfume!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Haha yes it's definitely a struggle, receipts tend to multiple in my bag! Thanks lovely, I think I only paid around £30 for this bottle! xx

  5. aw I'd love an ipad! I barely carry much, if anything - my organiser is my 'it' thing haha!


    1. They're great :) I gave my older one to my mum and she's totally hooked! xx

  6. Great post and the jo malone perfume sounds gorgeous x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  7. Nice bag! very glamorous contents too :)


  8. Lovely bag & the contents look very swarve to lol, very envious that youve managed to minimalise your bag contents, mine seems to grow bigger by the day x


  9. I love this post. I long to be able to carry a lady like purse around with me. I own them but I find them most frustrating as I like to have my hands and arms free. I wear my rucksack most of the time and carry the kitchen sink in there.




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  11. That bag is gorgeous!
    Love this post, suited for nosy people like me!


  12. I love that this is the first "what's in my bag" posts that have a reasonable amount of stuff in it. I love everything you have in your bag! Is the ipad air worth it? I'm considering one!

    Hopefully my bag will be as awesome as yours one day :)

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