I love looking at what people carry around with them in their bags so I thought it might be fun for you to see what I’ve got lying around in my bag! My bag of choice at the moment is the Longchamp Le Pilage Large Tote in Black – I have to say this is the best bloody purchase I have ever made! Its just such a simple bag that literally holds everything I need, I use it pretty much everyday to take to uni so I often have my laptop and all of my books and it manages to fit it all! It is also super comfortable, the straps are super long so they always fit over my shoulder even when I have a big bulky coat on. I’ll definitely be taking this little beauty with me to Europe at the end of the year.
My current wallet if from an Australian brand called Tilkah – its a beautiful tan leather with a bright pink stone on the clip. I love this wallet because it is seriously huge! I love it if I’m just heading to the shops, I can chuck my phone and keys into the zipper compartment and that’s all I need. Its just a really handy all in one wallet that gets a lot of use.
Now I am a four eyes! I am pretty darn blind without my glasses so I need to have them with me at all times! My sunglasses are prescription ones that I get done at OPSM, the frames are Emporio Armani. These are probably about the second or third pair of prescription sunglasses I’ve had over the last couple of years, I have a tendency to leave them places especially at pubs after a few cheeky daytime drinks! I’ve been getting my optical glasses online for the past couple of years, I just find they have a much larger range to choose from so I get my eyes tested at the optometrist and put the details in and a few weeks later I’ve got brand new glasses! These particular ones are from Bonlook in the style Bis Ebony Granite, I’m really loving this rounded style at the moment and I love the little touch of tortoise shell in the corners.
My all time handbag essentials are pretty self explanatory, I always carry paracetamol with me, you just never know when a headache will hit. I also always keep a muesli bar with me, I travel to Newcastle a lot so I always like to have something to snack on whilst I’m on the train, I’m loving the 247 Salted Caramel and Banana with Quinoa, they’re pretty healthy and very filling. For those long days a little of bit of deodorant is essential! I love the little travel size ones that Rexona do, they don’t take up any room plus they last for quite a while. Finally I always have to have a pen with me, I don’t know why but I do, this is just a little one I picked up in India, I thought it was quite fun and cute.
Now for the really fun stuff, makeup! I try not to carry too much with me but I somehow end up always having a million lipsticks floating around in the bottom of my bag! First up is the Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Sheer Powder – as an oily girl I always need to have powder with m, this one is great as it always look super natural plus it has a bit of coverage in it. I also carry with me the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer – this is for when I need to cover anything that needs a bit more oomph than just the powder. To blend all that in I use the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Contour Brush – by the looks of this photo is definitely needs a good wash but I use this just the blend the concealer or powder over large surfaces of my face. I feel I’ve been quite restrained with my lip products here and I can assure you I end up with more in there by the end of the week but I start with the Yves Saint Laurent Tint in Oil Cherry My Cherie – this is probably the one I use most on a day to day basis, its moisturising plus it adds a fair bit of colour to the lips. Second is the NYX Matte Lipstick in Audrey – I love this lipstick so much! Its my perfect pink shade and when I add the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob underneath it I know it’s going to last all day. For when I want a red lip I have the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Striking – I love having a red option in my bag especially for when I’m doing something after work or uni I can just whack this on with the MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in High Energy on underneath and I have a red lip that will last all night! I think carrying lip liners in my bag are a great idea, they can make your lipstick last a lot longer and if your lipstick is starting to wear off a little on the edges you can just touch it up with the lip liner. For lip balm I have the luxurious By Terry Baume De Rose – I can’t believe I spent this much money on a lip balm but I really is the most beautiful balm I have ever used on my lips! It adds a subtle pink touch to your lips and it lasts for so damn long so I don’t feel as bad for spending the money.
Last but not least at this time of year I always carry a scarf around with my, I really feel the cold in winter so I really need a scarf to add that extra bit of warmth, this one is quite big so it can double as a shawl as well. I picked this up in a little town in the middle of nowhere in India, its made out camel wool which is what makes it so warm! I just loved the colour and patterns on it and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t buy it.
So there you go that’s what’s in my handbag, this is probably on a perfect day, by the end of the week god only knows what’s found its way in there!
What do you carry around with you in your bag?
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Longchamp Le Pilage Tote here
Tilkah Wallet here
Emporio Armani Sunglasses here
Bonlook Bis Ebony Granite here
Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Sheer Powder here
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer here
YSL Tint in Oil Cherry My Cherie here
NYX Matte Lipstick in Audrey here
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Striking here
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob here
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil n High Energy here
Real Techniques Duo Fibre Set here
By Terry Baume De Rose here