Monday, 21 December 2015

Day 21 - What's in my bag?

Hi Friends,

I feel like this is a classic post that everyone does?! As it was getting towards the end of blogmas I thought I'd try it! I think people like these posts because they like to be nosy... I know that's why I like them. So here we go...

The bag I'm using changes a LOT. This isn't the bag I'd take to work, it's just one of the ones I'd take if I was going out to dinner or something like that. I have a stupidly large bag collection that I'm wanting to clear out soon but that will be for another time! For now, I'm using this simple black Topshop bag. I hate lugging round massive bags unless I'm going to work so this size is perfect. 

In my bag I carry what I call 'essentials'. These include: Berocca, body butter, my phone, hand cream, my diary, headphones, a small make up bag, hand sanitizer and my purse. Obviously I also have my keys but they have ID work cards and private stuff on them. 

First things first, Berocca. I feel slightly ridiculous that I carry this around in my every day bag, but I get nervous without it! I have a tube sitting on my desk at work and one in my bag always. If I start to feel ill I just pop one in my drink and it helps! I wouldn't recommend treating them like sweeties, I don't take them casually, but I have a terrible immune system so I'm ill quite often. 

Body butter! Although I also carry hand cream I carry body butter too because it's just that bit thicker. I wouldn't use this on my hands but if I end up staying at someone else's house or my skin feels really dry then this is really handy, especially during the winter. 

My phone! Who doesn't carry this in their bag?! It seems like a dull one but I thought I'd mention it anyway. i have an iPhone, I know I SHOULD have a case on it but I don't! It needs a bit of an upgrade so hopefully I won't be using this one much longer. 

Hand cream... I feel like everything in my bag is to do with butters and creams already and this is only the second item. It's the 'Wonder Hand' cream by Zoella, I apply it multiple times a day because I hate the feeling of dry hands. It's a really nice size, not too small that it runs out quickly and not too massive. 

My diary! This one is from Typo, which I bought in Singapore but I believe you can get it online from their shop. Their stationary game is so strong in Singapore, I love it. I think the colours are really cute and the layout inside is amazing. 

Here is a sneak peak at my unplanned January which I will be filling up after Christmas! There are also double pages for each week - It's perfect for me. 

Next is head phones! I carry them around in a tiny pouch so that they don't get tangled up with other things at the bottom of my bag. These are just the classic iPod headphones which I take everywhere because I love to listen to music on the train, whilst I work, when I'm writing blog posts, I find it really soothing. Even when I'm doing degree work I have music on REALLY quietly in the background, I'm not sure how, but it helps! 

My make up bag! This one is from Benefit which I believe I was given for free but I love it! It's just the right size for what I want to carry. 

In this bag I carry: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White rollerball perfume, Mac mineralized skin finish natural in light plus, Soap and glory smoulder kohl eyeliner, cejas eyebrow pen, YSL lipstick number 8, the body shop bronzer, current nail polish I'm wearing (Chanel rouge noir), Tanya Burr lipgloss in Afternoon Tea and Benefit Roller Lash mascara. 

Hand sanitizer! This is by Soap and Glory which can be found in Boots. Everything they sell smells amazing and their hand sanitizer is no exception! I work in an art department at a school as my full time job and I'm an artist so I'm basically around charcoal and paint 24/7 which is why I have this! It's also super important to carry wherever you work. 

Last but not least, my purse! This one was given to me by my parents for my 22nd birthday so it's pretty new! It's from Kate Spade and we got it at the Bicester village outlet centre - go there it's AMAZING!

and that is the run down of what I carry in my bag! 

I hope you're all ready for Christmas, it's come around SO fast! 

Love & hugs, 


  1. I love this post so much! I normally like these posts anyway, but your bag just seems really interesting xx

    1. Thank you! I always love to nosy in peoples bags. Thanks for the comment!
      Lucy xoxo

  2. I love reading this sort of posts and have actually just done a whats in my bag myself. They are generic but everyone seems to love them!


    1. Thank you! I'll have a read of yours as well :) thank you for commenting,
      Lucy xoxo

  3. I love that Palmer's Body Butter, it smells amazing and you're right that especially in winter time it works a real treat!

    1. It's great isn't it! Thanks for the comment :)
      Lucy xoxo