What's In My Bag

1 February 2015

I think it's about time that I let you have a good old snoop in my bag.

I remember when I was young, I would go through my mum's/nan's/their friends handbags, as I was always super curious about what they stored in their great big bags.

Little did I know back then, I would be exactly the same and pack everything but the kitchen sink in my handbag. Although, recently due to work and the blog, I'm on the go quite a bit so I've managed to declutter a little and just have the essentials.

Although today is a little different as this bag is going to show me how well it does when travelling.

I'm heading to London this afternoon ready for my early morning wake up call as I'm off to Paris.

I'm only hopping across the channel for the day but that still means I have to pack the essentials.

First off, the bag is from Sophie Hulme and was a present to myself last year. I'd been saving up for a couple of months and made the decision to buy it after my 4,678 visit to Selfridges to drool over it's beauty.

Right, let me take you inside it's contents
Notebook, Kate Spade & Pens, Muji
These go everywhere with me. I'm a little bit strange in the fact that I don't have a 'proper' diary and use a notebook instead. But, I found it a lot easier writing weekly (sometimes daily) lists and, drawing out my own little schedule. The Muji pens are something of a must - I just can't get along with any other style of pen!

Purse,  Passport & Keys
For obvious reasons. Because, I wouldn't be able to go anywhere without these items. My Passport has seen better days, I know! Thankfully, I'm due to get a new one this year and, I will purchase a passport cover to keep it from getting so battered.

Phone charger, Amazon
This only leaves my bag when I need to recharge it. I seriously think it's up there in the top 10 inventions ever. If you don't have one, get one! They're worth the money and will save you when you're on 10% of battery and have a 2 hour train journey home.
Unless it is absolutely weeing it down, I always carry a pair of sunglasses with me. Great for hiding tired eyes and hangovers. Brilliant to shield you from the sun or fluorescent lighting. 

On to the beauty bits.

Perfume, Prada Candy*
This is my current favourite smell. The bottle is also the perfect size for travelling

Touche Eclat, YSL
Pretty much what I use my sunglasses for - to hide tired eyes and hangovers!

Hand Cream, L'Occtiane
Smells divine and keeps my hands lovely and soft.

Blusher, Nars
For a quick touch up half way through the day.

There you have it. Really, this is what I carry around with me everyday (minus the passport!) Thankfully there's a little bit of space left, as I know that when I get to the Eurostar terminal tomorrow, I'll be chucking in Percy Pigs, Mints and other must-have train journey snacks as well.

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