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Sunday, 18 January 2015

WHAT'S IN MY BAG

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Whilst sorting out things to put in my new H&M bag I realised that I haven't ever really written a 'whats in my bag' post. They're one of my favourite posts to read and so I thought it would be a good idea to take some snaps while packing my new bag. It also made me realise that I really needed to go shopping to buy some handbag essentials like hand cream and a proper purse, I've ordered this pretty gold and black purse from New Look but I still need to find a good hand cream - would love any suggestions please!

Over the past couple of years I've slowly decreased the size of my handbag and really cut back on the amount of things I carry around with me. I like to keep my bag light and clutter free so apart from the essentials I try to only carry things that I need.

I normally carry a book with me in my bag but since ruining my copy of Pride and Prejudice (as I always rummage around for things and end up crumpling the pages) I now just carry a book if I need one. I'm currently reading Rivers of London which tells the tale of a detective constable/trainee wizard.

I finally tracked down this mint version of the Paperchase Noto 2015 diary last weekend, I've used a page per day diary for the past couple of years now and I love reading back through them to see what I was up to in previous years. Luckily this diary fastens shut and so I can pop it in my bag without having to worry about ruining the pages. 

Now that I own some Nars lip pencils I'm excited to be able to compare them to the Maybelline color drama lipsticks. I've added the shade 'keep it classy' to my bag to test it out this week and to see how they compare. I also like to have a glitter nail polish tucked away in my bag for an accent nail or for quick application if I have bare nails. I find that a layer of Essie A Cut Above glitter nail polish can look really pretty and it dries quite quickly if I need to apply a quick coat when I'm out. Lastly I sorted through my 5 lip balms that were in my old bag and chose the Smiths Rosebud Salve lip balm to put in my new bag, it contains rose oil and is healing as well as moisturising and so perfect for winter. I've also started carrying around my Denman hairbrush as whenever I wear a scarf my hair somehow works its way into such a tangled mess beneath it.

My current perfume of choice is Vera Wang Lovestruck. It's a sweet, slightly floral scent with vanilla, musk, mandarin and pink guava. It really smells lovely and so I have placed it in my new bag to make sure I wear it more often.

Lastly, for a snack on the go I've popped some left over Christmas chocolate in my bag, we still have quite a lot left and so I'm trying to finish it up so I can finally start a healthier eating routine next week.

What's currently in your bag?
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40 comments

  1. Your diary is very cute! Love that bag too!

    In my bag, I also always have an umbrella! I always have a rolled up Space NK tote bag in there too, I hate paper shopping bags so always put any purchases or things I need to carry outside my handbag in there :)

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  2. Your notebook is beautiful - I love the minty shade :)

    In my bag I have lots of school related items, because I had a month with a crazy amount of exams. Maybe I should sort it out soon :)

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  3. Ohh I love seeing what others carry around in their bags! ^ ^

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  4. I'm so nosey and love seeing what other people have in their bags! I recommend the Soap & Glory hand cream xx

    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Loved reading this! The book you're reading sounds really interesting too :) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  6. Great photo, I love these Paperchase diaries, there so pretty!

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  7. Nice reading your post - I don't know if you have heard about Kikki,K or if there is a store where you live but you should check out their diaries - they have some really cute stuff :)

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    1. I've seen some Kikki.K diaries and notebooks on instagram, it all looks so pretty! x

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  8. I love your blog! You just got a new follower :)

    Have a nice day x
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  9. Lovely photograph. I have been loving the new Maybelline Colour Drama lip pencils recently. x

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  10. Love these kinds of posts, I have yet to do my own what's in my bag. The one line a day diaries are cute, I'm thinking of getting one but I'm unsure if I'll actually remember to write something in it every day!

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. You should check out 'sentence a day' books from Kikki.k! They are really cool - have like a question for each day and you can use it for 3 years :)

      Danni
      www.happymisfortunes.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful post! I love the L'Occitane - Zesty Lime Hand Cream, I recommend that if you're looking for a good hand cream! x

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  12. What a pretty diary! Love these photographs!!!!
    x

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  13. Omg, what a coincidence, I've just posted What's in my bag? on my blog! I like your post and photos, as always. :)

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  14. Love the color of your diary Sophie 💙 I personally like to use Norwegian Formula Hand Cream By Neutrogena or Hand and Nail treatment cream by Clarins @ night, but thorough out the day I use lotion by Bath&Body Works. I'll be writing new blog post of my favorite hand creams that I like and recommend...so stay tune 💋💕💄http://lifelovebeautyparadise.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  15. Nice post and ideas.

    Check my new post - AVON presents new lipstick: http://starlingdays.blogspot.com/2015/01/avon.html

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  16. Great stuff hun love your bag xox

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  17. Loved this post! Your photography is so pretty! Lately my favorite hand cream has been the Soap and Glory Righteous Body Butter lotion! :)
    Xx
    Abby


    TutusandPearls.blogspot.com

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  18. Everything is just SO cute! the effort you put into your photography is amazing xx

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  19. Lovely bag contents there. That book is awesome. I just finished the most recent one! Love the Essie glitter too! As for the mint diary - Wowza!

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  20. Cute bag and accessories.
    It's good you try to carry less and less with you, heavy handbags can really reak havoc on your shoulders.

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  21. Really great post! i love reading 'whats in my bag' post! it satisfies the nosy part of me :p lol xxxx

    http://www.allyouneedisredlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Your bag is lovely, I like smaller bags too <3 xo

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  23. Your handbag is super cute! Love it :)

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  24. I really have a problem... my eye IMMEDIATELY went to that Ferrero Rocher, sigh. It was really fun seeing what you carry around in your bag though. I really want to give those Maybelline lip pencils a try some time.

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  25. Lovely contents! And the bag looks so cute as well! <3
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  26. Love your bag! I'd recommend The Body Shop Hemp hand cream, I use it and it's ammazzziinngg for dry hands!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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  28. I adore Vera Wang's scents, they are just so feminine.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  29. Always love these kinds of posts :) That essie nail polish and that lipstick look lovely!
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  30. Lovely blog!! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

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  31. Love the Colour Drama chubby stick, such a gorgeous colour xx

    Abi | abistreetx

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