The Inside My Bag Giveaway: Win Tweezers


What do you keep in your handbag? 


The what's in my bag giveaway


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.


My yellow handbag


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.


my sunglasses in my bag


I also always have perfume with me, usually in an atomiser like this Twist & Spritz one from The Fragrance Shop.


perfume atomiser and oil roller


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.


tweezers giveaway


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.


If you would like to try to win the tweezers, then please do enter via the Gleam widget below! Any entry option you complete will give you entry into the giveaway and any additional options completed will give you more entries into the giveaway.


UK Only, my usual terms and conditions can be found here A Cornish Mum’s Competition Terms and Conditions.

Good Luck!

Stevie x


I was sent some of the items above for the purpose of this post, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest.
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  1. Solange
    13 May 2018 / 12:31 am

    Safety pins, plasters, USB flash drive, healthy snacks, hand cream/gel, mints/gum, tissues/wipes, purse, phone and keys.

  2. Tracy Nixon
    13 May 2018 / 5:38 am

    My purse, phone, keys, tissues and wipes x

  3. Wise Ways
    13 May 2018 / 9:06 am

    Too many things to mention!

  4. Susan B
    13 May 2018 / 9:17 am

    My bag gets heavier and heavier. Wallet, cheque book (why do I still carry one of those?!) pens, phone, keys, shopping bags, tissues, antiseptic gel, a few makeup items and a hairbrush. Bus and train timetables and usually old bus and train tickets and receipts, too. Too much: too heavy.

  5. Caron Twyman
    13 May 2018 / 10:54 am

    Similar to you, with the needles for my daughter and also a couple of glucojuice. The rest of my bag is filled with receipts and bits of paper. I really must sort it out, lol.

    • 13 May 2018 / 11:57 am

      Ha my car always has lucozade in it and my junky handbag I use on family days out always has mini coke cans and a lifetimes supply of snacks in ;)

  6. Tracy Newton
    13 May 2018 / 11:42 am

    I had a declutter yesterday. I now carry keys, phone, hairbrush, some make up, sanitary towels, shopping bags and purse

  7. Margaret Clarkson
    13 May 2018 / 11:49 am

    Tissues, keys, purse, lip balm

  8. Leila Benhamida
    13 May 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Mainly my phone, keys, my diary, a book and a pen

  9. Liam Fitzpatrick
    13 May 2018 / 12:21 pm

    I always carry the rule of three: wallet, keys and phone!

  10. iain maciver
    13 May 2018 / 12:45 pm

    keys mostly

  11. Alica
    13 May 2018 / 1:07 pm

    My mobile phone is always in my pocket or bag!

  12. pete c
    13 May 2018 / 2:21 pm

    a packet of wet wipes, and some tissues, always

  13. Emma C
    13 May 2018 / 2:39 pm

    phone, purse, keys, pens, bobbles, sunglasses or gloves depending on the season

  14. Kelly Hirst
    13 May 2018 / 2:45 pm

    I always carry hand cream as my hands get so dry

  15. Annabel Greaves
    13 May 2018 / 3:15 pm

    My phone, keys, wipes and a spare bag

  16. jo liddement
    13 May 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I carry my purse, mobile, pens and notebook, a bag in a pack ( for extra shopping) and a mini umbrella!

  17. Sean Eccles
    13 May 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I’m sure my partner has literally everything in her handbag! It’s like the unltimate lifesaver bag

  18. Becky Yeomans
    13 May 2018 / 6:48 pm

    spare nappy, wipes, phone, keys, a LOAD of tissue for the kids snotty noses lol and crumbs that have collected from crisps packets from the kids. pretty gross haha.

  19. laura banks
    13 May 2018 / 6:54 pm

    ive always got a bottle of water in my bag

  20. Karl Borowy
    13 May 2018 / 8:18 pm

    prayer book

  21. Sheena Batey
    13 May 2018 / 10:22 pm

    The kitchen sink well not quite, cards, tissues and make up

  22. Sadiyya Maryam
    14 May 2018 / 3:41 am

    Keys, lip balm, purse, phone, chewing gum and wipes!

  23. Ursula Hunt
    14 May 2018 / 6:43 am

    I always have handcream on me as my hands always itch with the soaps in public toilets

  24. Sue McCarthy
    14 May 2018 / 8:16 am

    My handbag is full of “useful” items. Although these days, I guess the most useful are my glasses otherwise I wouldn’t be able to read / see anything close up! That’s old age for you!

  25. 14 May 2018 / 11:12 am

    Spare medication, phone and charger, purse, keys, wallet, hairbrush, hand cream, Tiger Balm and three sizes of screwdriver.

  26. Isabel O
    14 May 2018 / 11:50 am

    Well when my mum feels how heavy my bag is she says it’s the kitchen sink! But usually it’s things like my purse, phone, umbrella, medication, various items of makeup, hand sanitiser, a pen, bits of paper and a notebook, and various other random bits of crap!

  27. Susan Smith
    14 May 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Everything apart from the kitchen sink, addy book, pens, painkillers, sunglasses just in case, umbrella, wet wipes and my purse and phone

  28. nicola rupawala
    14 May 2018 / 2:18 pm

    hand cream

  29. Natalie Newham
    14 May 2018 / 4:34 pm

    I try to carry the bare minimum, but I always seem to accumulate more and more stuff as time goes on!

  30. clair downham
    14 May 2018 / 5:31 pm

    phone keys hair brush

  31. Danielle Dudley
    14 May 2018 / 5:41 pm

    My phone, wet wipes and lip balm

  32. Elizabeth Smith
    14 May 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Purse, poo bags, furry sweets , used tissues, the odd button or two, squashed packet of raisins etc

  33. Pam Francis Gregory
    14 May 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Just my phone, cash/cards and vapes in my pockets

  34. Julie T
    15 May 2018 / 4:30 am

    In my pocket, just a hankie, money and a key. My handbag is another matter entirely which contains anything from my purse, tissues, pens & pencils, paracetamol, perfume, lipstick, mints, spare paper to write on, sanitary stuff, spare knickers, foot socks (in case I want to try some shoes on) almost anything I think I could need in an emergency.

  35. 15 May 2018 / 10:27 am

    I always have a hairbrush and spare bobbles just incase I need them x

  36. Iris Tilley
    15 May 2018 / 11:02 am

    Vouchers for Argos
    Mirror lipstick duo
    More Perfume

  37. 15 May 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Tissues, keys, change, my phone and that’s about it.

  38. Caroline Hunter
    15 May 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Keys, phone, pen, tissues, purse and a wallet stuffed full of loyalty cards!

  39. Karen Richards
    15 May 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Keys, phone, purse, brush, glasses, pen, tissues and lip balm.

  40. Kirsty Hosty
    16 May 2018 / 8:45 am

    Keys, phone, medication, wipes,
    Sunglasses & snacks

  41. Sandra Fortune
    16 May 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Just about every thing in my handbag from my mobile to medication sticking plasters make up needle and cotton safety pins wipes tissues nail file and lots of junk lol

  42. Danielle Spencer
    16 May 2018 / 2:17 pm

    If I’m just nipping out I’ll just carry my phone, card and keys with me in my pocket.
    If I take my bag it has phone, keys, purse, tissues, make-up, sunglasses and pen.

  43. Lorna Ledger
    16 May 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Lipbalms, e-cigarette ( I know I know!) Mobile, keys, purse, tissues,

  44. laura jones
    17 May 2018 / 8:21 pm

    tissues clean dog pooh bags im a dog walker by profession purse scissors tweezers wet wipes headache pills

  45. Nicola Farrel
    17 May 2018 / 8:42 pm

    My bag is a changing bag sp the only stuff for myself is my purse keys and occasionally a lipstick

  46. cheryl hadfield
    17 May 2018 / 10:18 pm

    mobile, purse, keys and lots of my kids rubbish

  47. Emma Walton
    18 May 2018 / 9:48 am

    I have an ileostomy and have to carry enough medical supplies with me to manage at least two complete changes. My eldest daughter very kindly bought me a Kat Von Dee large make up bag to put everything in so I now have a very pretty bag in my handbag at all times.

  48. Dom Ralf
    18 May 2018 / 6:11 pm

    Plasters, lip salve, nail scissors, water.

    20 May 2018 / 10:30 am

    Tissues, lipstick and feathers my 4 year old grandson finds that grandpa in the sky has sent for me

  50. Ruth Harwood
    20 May 2018 / 3:38 pm

    More often than not I have a book in my bag!

  51. Jennifer Toal
    20 May 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Phone hairbrush and purse

  52. Carolyn99
    21 May 2018 / 8:05 am

    I carry pretty much the same as you, plus poo bags for dog walks. Always poo bags that come flying out when i am searching for the elusive pens that disappear in there.

  53. Sharon Hirst
    21 May 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Purse, phone, lipstick and numerous used bus tickets

  54. karen hill
    21 May 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Mines a bit silly, i always have coffee when i go out and i cant stand those little wooden stirrers so i always carry a spoon lol x

    22 May 2018 / 1:59 pm

    My bag is like the tardis! What dont I carry would be easier to list lol

  56. Amanda Noble
    23 May 2018 / 12:15 am

    You name it it’s in there! Make up,tissues,keys,my phone, hair brush,plasters,my charger,purse, sun glasses and so on x

  57. Nicola S
    23 May 2018 / 4:52 pm

    My phone, house keys, pooh bags and lots and lots of dog treats!

  58. Stevie
    23 May 2018 / 6:06 pm

    I always have a couple of pieces of kitchen roll.

  59. Jade Hewlett
    26 May 2018 / 9:24 am

    I have too much in my bag but mostly my phone, money, tissues, keys and a pen.

  60. janine atkin
    26 May 2018 / 7:53 pm

    phone, tissues, notepad and lipbalm

  61. Judith Allen
    29 May 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Always used to be doggy poo bags when we had our lovely Max, now it’s a spare strip of baclofen, magic pills to combat spasms.

  62. Nicola Andrijauskas
    30 May 2018 / 7:39 am

    Everything including the kitchen sink!

    30 May 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Carrier bags, tissues, glasses, purse, phone, tic tacs and just found some old till receipts

  64. Carole Nott
    30 May 2018 / 8:16 pm

    I always carry lots of essentials in my bag – phone , makeup, keys etc

  65. Catriona Hutchinson
    31 May 2018 / 7:28 am

    Ha ha ha. Well, tweezers are a bone of contention as I usually carry some in my bag, along with plasters and safety pins (says a lot about me!), but twice in a row now I’ve had them confiscated by airport security…

  66. Christine Caple
    31 May 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Far too much!

  67. Sally Collingwood
    1 June 2018 / 12:33 pm

    i always keep my purse in my pocket rather than my bag!! Yes i am paranoid!!

  68. debbie jayne davies
    1 June 2018 / 1:53 pm

    phone, purse, tissues, keys, hairbrush and some makeup

  69. Louise Crocker
    1 June 2018 / 3:41 pm

    If you could see my bag now! As it is half, term I’m carrying 5 water bottles, 3 rain jackets,sweets and other snacks. When it’s not half term, money, receipts, my favourite lipstick,loyalty cards and old tissues and lots of questionable sticky stuff at the bottom.
    I’m going to to get back to nursing my achy shoulder:)

  70. Jade Brookman
    1 June 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Gotta have a nail file

  71. Anthea Holloway
    1 June 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Lipstick, comb, tissues and purse.

  72. Sylvia Paul
    1 June 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Vaseline, glasses, keys, phone, comb and purse

  73. Carly Belsey
    2 June 2018 / 5:36 am

    I pretty much carry everything but hte kitchen sink now I have young children!!! Wipes mainly, lots of baby wipes

  74. claire woods
    2 June 2018 / 9:56 am

    always tissues.

  75. Laura Pritchard
    2 June 2018 / 11:28 am

    Wet wipes, chewing gum, a book, and my phone!

  76. KATHY D
    2 June 2018 / 12:00 pm

    everything but the kitchen sink

  77. Jessica Barber
    2 June 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Tissues, perfume and lippy!

  78. Samantha R
    2 June 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I carry money, keys and an umbrella just in case!

  79. paula cheadle
    2 June 2018 / 2:38 pm

    purse, keys, tobacco, lighter and baby wipes

  80. Niki Marie Wardle
    2 June 2018 / 3:56 pm

    sample size bottle of perfume, the days choice of lippy as well as the last 3 choices I haven’t removed yet! a hairbrush, keys (although I can never find them!) and a snack bar of some sort, I go downhill fast if I’m not fed!

  81. Lynn Neal
    2 June 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Phone. tissues, lipstick and a sweet!

  82. Allan Fullarton
    2 June 2018 / 5:45 pm

    The majority is keys.

  83. Sheri Darby
    2 June 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Everything, but always my phone, debit card and cash

  84. Angela Macdonald
    2 June 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I always carry purse, keys, lip balm, dental floss and an umbrella

  85. Emily Smith
    2 June 2018 / 7:58 pm

    The minimum I carry is lipstick, face powder with mirror, tissues, purse, credit card, mobile phone, house key but in my everyday bag there’s much more including more makeup, painkillers, antihistamines, eye drops, phone charger, pen, car keys, all credit/debit/store cards and then there’s my work bag with a first aid kid, glass, cutlery, mayo and ketchup sachets, salt and pepper, wipes, notebook, spare pens, headset and a hot water bottle!

  86. victoria Thurgood
    2 June 2018 / 9:15 pm

    phone, keys. mints, mirror, ipod, purse, inhaler.

  87. Christina Palmer
    2 June 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Tissues, keys, phone, purse, dog poo bags as they are in every bag, coat pocket and fleece pocket

  88. Tiffeny Brown
    2 June 2018 / 10:04 pm

    I carry sunglasses, medication, body spray, hair brush, purse and house keys in my bag :) x

  89. alice lightning
    2 June 2018 / 10:36 pm

    tissues make up and doggy bags

  90. Adrian Bold
    3 June 2018 / 2:13 am

    Just my phone, keys and wallet normally.

  91. Gemma Chantler
    3 June 2018 / 6:35 am

    I always carry purse, brush, body spray, lipstick and of course baby wipes! My daughter is 6 but baby wipes are still a life saver!

  92. Simone Griffin
    3 June 2018 / 7:17 am

    Phone, keys, purse, wet wipes for the kids!

  93. Khughes
    3 June 2018 / 7:43 am

    I always carry hand gel, tissues, snack bar and a pen. I try to de junk my bag every week , otherwise it is carnage

  94. Mary Baldwin
    3 June 2018 / 8:07 am

    Purse, card holder, keys, tissues, lip balm, receipts, pens, shopping bag and actually that’s just what I know – wouldn’t like to think what else as I might get a nasty surprise.

  95. Danielle Pooley
    3 June 2018 / 10:10 am


  96. Carol Boffey
    3 June 2018 / 10:39 am

    My phone wet wipes sweets

  97. Jayne Townson
    3 June 2018 / 11:05 am

    My kindle, purse, keys, phone, tissue, a hair brush and lip balm.

  98. Jeanette Leighton
    3 June 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Not much…. My mobile , money and bank card

  99. jackie curran
    3 June 2018 / 12:47 pm

    phone, purse , hairbrush , perfume notebook, pen and tissues

  100. 3 June 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Purse, phone keys and kiddy clutter, if im lucky a book

  101. zoe brown
    3 June 2018 / 2:51 pm

    medication, inhaler, wipes ,doggy bags ,perfume ,

  102. Jo
    3 June 2018 / 3:17 pm

    As a mother of 2 my bag always contains wipes and tissues – these are most important

  103. Karen hutchinson
    3 June 2018 / 3:32 pm

    Purse , keys, tissues , sun tan lotion , bite cream , water and snacks

  104. Kim Neville
    3 June 2018 / 5:40 pm

    My small tube of E45 cream, eye drops, plasters, purse and phone

  105. laura stewart
    3 June 2018 / 6:13 pm

    phone, keys and money x

  106. Victoria L
    3 June 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Lipbalm and wetwipes

  107. 3 June 2018 / 9:06 pm

    Generally, my keys, my phone and some tissues :)

  108. Judy Beba-Brown
    3 June 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Make-up bag, hairbrush, tissues, keys, tiny notebook and pen, purse, and a very small wombat……..

  109. Judy Beba-Brown
    3 June 2018 / 10:07 pm

    Tissues, hairbrush, make-up bag, keys, tiny notebook and pen, and a very small wombat……….

  110. Tee Simpson
    3 June 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Nappies, wipes, bibs, keys, phone, crackers for when I am hungry.

  111. Tee Simpson
    3 June 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Nappies, wipes, bibs, keys, phone, crackers for when I am hungry.

  112. Tammy Neal
    3 June 2018 / 10:50 pm

    My phone x

  113. Michelle Wild
    3 June 2018 / 11:15 pm

    Mints and hankies.

  114. Naomi Williams
    3 June 2018 / 11:25 pm

    Purse, keys, phone and wipes