What do you keep in your handbag?
Apparently what you have inside your bag says a lot about you, if that’s true then I think my bags show that I’m messy but organised in my own way. This could explain why I am the only person in our house who apparently can ever find anything.
I have two bags that I use the most at home, a messy bigger one that is full of receipts and random items that I carry around for some bizarre reason. This one often has about ten pens in, as whenever I find one I pop it in there in the hope that I will be able to find the one I want to use when I want to use it. I love stationery, so I have a huge amount of pens.
Then there is my smaller one for nights out and trips out that don’t include carrying a lot of stuff. This one is a lot smaller than the other ones that I own, so there’s less room for me to leave rubbish inside, which means it is usually pretty tidy.
The second bag I was gifted by the lovely Chapel Street Boutique, it is such a gorgeous yellow colour and the perfect size for fitting just enough things in. This is the bag and contents that I’m not embarrassed to show. Let’s just pretend that the messy bag doesn’t exist…
I have essentials that I always carry with me no matter which bag I’m using. Starting with of course a pen and a notebook for jotting things down and writing blog post ideas in when they pop into my head. I have a pretty awful memory, so if I think of something that we need from the shop or I have an idea for a blog post, I need to write it down before it exits my head again.
The green things in the photos are actually needles for my son’s insulin pen. I always have some of those in every bag that I own, as if we’re going to forget to put anything in his own case then it is usually needles. Insulin is pretty useless without a way to inject it ha! My messy bag has also been known to have his used needles in too, which is helpful when you forget to put them in the sharps box at home and stab your finger instead.
Sunglasses are an essential for me, as my eyes are really reactive to light. These ones are prescription ones, I keep meaning to buy some non prescription ones for when I am wearing my contact lenses. The pink case is my glasses case and I always have tissues with me… apart from when I desperately need one, as of course then I’ve left them at home.
I also always have perfume with me, usually in an atomiser like this Twist & Spritz one from The Fragrance Shop.
I always have a moisturiser or oil with me at all times, as I do suffer with dry skin especially in the winter and spring months. I am currently trying out the little RosehipPLUS oil in the photo above, which is from allbeauty. It has a rollerball, so you can just roll it onto wherever you need it easily. The RosehipPLUS is supposed to;
Reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and scars
Maintain skin hydration and softness
Improve the appearance of dry and sensitive skin
Minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Promote skin elasticity and texture
I’ve only been using it for a few days, but it works wonders for moisture zapping the dry patches that I sometimes get on my face, especially around my eyebrows.
Speaking of eyebrows, I definitely carry tweezers with me at all times for grabbing stray hairs from my eyebrows that i didn’t notice before leaving the house, and also out of habit after years of the boys getting splinters when we were out for the day.
You can actually win the tweezers (unused and brand new I promise ha!) in the photo above. They’re stainless steel Rubis Rose Gold tweezers worth £32.
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