Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What's in My: Handbag

I love when magazines or beauty publications look into different celebrities or editors handbags.  Because of this I thought it would be fun to dump my handbag and share the contents with you!  I basically carry around my life in my purse and call it my "Mary Poppins Bag" because it has everything you could ever need in it.  Below I'm breaking down for you exactly what I fill my bag with!

The bag:

The contents:
Fendi Sunglasses (similar here): I got these at the beginning of the summer at Nordstrom Rack and am totally obsessed with them!

Conair Mini Hairbrush: I like to touch up my hair throughout the day if I remember to and this is especially helpful if it's windy out.

Kate Spade New York Mini Square Stud Earrings: I wore these the other day and took them off on the way home, I landed up throwing them in my bag and haven't taken them out yet.

Crème Brûlée Vaseline: I was really excited when this came out because I thought it would smell amazing, but it doesn't smell as good as I was hoping.  I still like Vaseline though for when my lips or nose get dry so I keep it in my bag.

Ernest Hemingway Glasses: These are my prescription glasses that I use for distance.  I keep them in my bag for movies, shows, sporting events, and used to wear them all the time to see the board in class.

Clinique Super City Block Oil Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40: This is a sample from Clinique, but I used to use this years ago and need to get the full size because it's the best.  It goes on nicely over or under makeup and does a great job of protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella: This is the perfect matte red lipstick and it stays on through anything.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien: This color is a your lips, but better color for me.  I love to wear this when I have a natural makeup look and it's my go to lipstick.

Dr. Bronner's Organic Lip Balm in Peppermint: I love this because it sort of melts onto your lips and leaves them feeling super moisturized, not to mention it smells amazing.

Neosporin: I like to keep this in my bag in case I get any cuts or blisters and I usually have a few Band-Aids too, but I recently ran out.

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel: I get sick really easily so I always have hand sanitizer on me.  I love the ones from Bath & Body Works because they smell great!

Hair Ties: I keep these in case I need to put my hair up.

Nivea Creme: This is great for any dry spots or for a thick hand cream.

iPhone 6 with Casetify Case: A must have, always.

Lilly Pulitzer Carded ID Smartphone Wristlet: This was what I used at school since I had to tap my ID for everything and I haven't changed back to my other wallet yet.

Kleenex Pocket Pack Tissues: My nose is always running so these are really important for me.

Vera Bradley Travel Pill Case: I take a lot of medication and this is great for keeping it in my purse.

Trident Gum: The basic Trident is my favorite gum and leaves my breath super fresh.

 Sharpie: I threw this in my bag for something I can't remember and never took it out.

Tampon: I have a few of these in my bag and think it's important to always carry them.

Dove Go Fresh Deodorant: Not to be TMI, but I sweat a lot so I like to keep this in my bag to keep things fresh.

Altoids Smalls: I really like having fresh breath.

Nail File: Having a nail break and not having something to fix it drives me crazy so I like to have a nail file in every bag.

Lactase: I'm lactose intolerant so I get a giant box of these from Costco and keep them everywhere so I have them whenever I want to eat dairy.

Earphones: I fall asleep on long car rides and always put these in with music on to block out the other sounds.

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion: My hands get really dry so I keep this in my bag to use as hand lotion.

So this is what's in my handbag, what's in yours?!

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Today I'm linking up with WIWW, Oh Hey Girl!Midweek Inspo, I Feel Pretty, and Trendy Wednesday.


  1. Wow! This is such a cool post! Thanks for sharing with us what you carry in your handbag. I actually am quite a minimalist when it comes to handbags; I don't keep too many things in it because I like to carry small bags whenever possible. xo, sharon

  2. Wow, so cool itmes, I also have some in my bag :)

  3. Hand sanitizer is smart! I usually carry it around, but I sometimes forget to switch it from purse to purse. The other day, I was at a petting zoo, and when I went over to the sanitizing station, they were OUT! I was really kicking myself for not having a spare in my purse!

  4. Lovely post dear...xoxo, Neha

  5. I always love whats in my bag posts!!!! I love to see what people keep in there bags! So fun!

  6. Ok, so not the point of this post but I've never heard of this Lactaid thing before this, and I am in awe. I'm not even lactose intolerant! haha I just think science is awesome.

  7. Love seeing posts like these!! Definitely going to have to do one during the school year!


  8. Loved reading this! I always can find a TON in my Longchamp too, which can be both a good and a bad thing!


  9. This makes me think I need a bigger bag haha. I definitely always keep gum and mints with me at all times. Plus lady accessories because you never know! I love your wristlet!

  10. great post dear!! love the bag :) check out my blog too!


  11. I always have gum and hand sanitizer lol

  12. Thanks for the peek into your purse. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one that finds earrings down at the bottom of my bag. Whew, I don't have to keep that little secret any longer. What a relief! When you stopped by the I Feel Pretty Link up, did you register to win the Geo Cork Tote? I can't wait to see how you fill it should you win!

  13. I love these types of posts! So interesting to see what's inside other people's handbags!
    -Anna |

  14. The inside of my bag looks fairly similar to yours although I switch out purses a lot in the summer so I don't hoard quite as much right now ;-)

    xoxo A

  15. My favorite type of posts! I love seeing what others have in their handbags! I definitely don't go anywhere without a brush and hair ties!

    xo Ashley

  16. I primarily keep pen & paper, and handsanitizer in my purses. Anything else various on where I'm going and what I'll be doing. Plus, I switch my purses around a lot but don't always want to move my stuff.

  17. I love these types of posts! Thanks for sharing

  18. I'm so nosey I love to see what is in others bags, I just filmed a whats in my bag for my YouTube channel, I am editing it today.

  19. Great list, you are so organized in your packing! I could take a tip or two from your skill :)

  20. You have such a fun phone case! Love!

  21. A lot of the same things in my bag! I love that Vera case!

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  22. OMG love!!! I love how organized it all is!

  23. First of all, this post is #flatlaygoals. I love that you are prepared for anything! I pack my bag the same way :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  24. Right now I'm walking around with this really cute black leather studded crossbody bag that everyone thinks is from Rebecca Minkoff but it's actually Forever 21 lol! Since my bag is so small all I have in it is my wallet, car keys, my kylie lip kit, hand sanitizer and some receipts lol! I try to keep my bag as light as possible during the summer but in the winter I bring out my big bag and I pack literally everything in there.

  25. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who carries their entire closet in their handbag lol! Love this!

  26. Tissues are a MUST for me! I am always sneezing and my nose is running. All of these are handbag musts!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink


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