What’s In Your Handbag?

I don’t know about you, but I love to see what other people are carrying in their handbags! Maybe I’m just a nosy person but there’s something really interesting about finding out what essentials we can’t get through the day without! There are also regular articles in the news about womens’ handbags getting heavier these days. So with these thoughts in mind, I thought I would share what I carry around with me day-to-day!

Here is a glimpse into my bag:

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Lets delve a little deeper…

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Pewter Handbag (Fiorelli); Pink Purse (Ri2k @ASOS); Black Leather Gloves (Vintage); Leopard Print Umbrella (Primark); Pink Kindle Case (Amazon UK).

Oh OK then, let’s just scatter the contents everywhere. There’s no point in pretending I’ll ever be a naturally tidy person! So, as you can see, I have the usual essentials such as keys, phone, purse, pen, mirror, hairbrush, paracetamol and chewing gum. I always seem to have cold hands so I carry a pair of leather gloves with me at all times. These are vintage as they belonged to my great-aunt, and they are very precious to me. I also have my Kindle 3G which I am addicted to – it has made it possible to carry a library around with me (no wonder handbags are getting heavier!!). I also like to have my little iPod shuffle, it weighs nothing and allows me to listen to all my tunes on the go! Due to the changeable weather at this time of year, my brolly is also definitely an essential!

Now onto the skincare items. My first portable essential is Savlon. You never know when a blemish may appear and I have found nothing better than this for reducing them quickly if it is applied regularly. Secondly is my trusty Vaseline tin which I love as it’s a natural substance with no additives so will never irritate your skin. I use it mostly as lip balm but also to smooth eyebrows, treat dry skin patches and even on my eyelashes as a quick clear mascara.

I always carry lippy with me. At the moment I have two lip colours in my bag. The first is a lipstick by Lacura @ Aldi. This is a makeup range which I am really impressed with – low prices for some fantastic products. The lipstick is No. 403 and it is warm russet red:

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It will suit a number of complexions and it so easy to apply – one slick and you’re good to go! The second lip colour is SuperStay 24 Color by Maybelline in 195 (Raspberry). This is a long-wear lip colour and is the best I have found and have it in a few colours – it lasts through full meals, nights out, everything! A definite handbag essential!

I always have to smell good so I’m carrying a little bottle of Cosmic Radiance by Britney Spears Fragrances. This is my favourite of Britney’s scents, it is sexy and feminine and lasts all day without being overpowering.

Finally I always carry a nail polish. I don’t feel ‘finished’ with bare nails so like to be prepared! This one is Nailfinity by Max Factor in 882 (Angel Nails) and is a subtle glittery silver polish which can be layered for a stronger effect and so can be adapted for day or night!

Now you’ve had a look at my on-the-move essentials, tell me: what’s in your handbag? I’d love to know!

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