What's in my Handbag?

December 13, 2016

I cannot leave the house without my trusty handbag - it's a place where I can store everything I need for the day ahead. Apart from the obvious items of my phone, keys and purse, what else do I have in my handbag? 

Hand cream
I find there is nothing worse than dry, cracked and rough hands throughout these hard winter months. I slather it on every morning and every night and top it up throughout the day if and when I need it.

Vaseline is essential to me. I again hate cracked, dry and chapped lips which I tend to get in winter. I have also found that my workplace tends to dry my lips out because it can sometimes be so humid. I use it as a base for my lipstick to keep my lips moisturised and nourished - I also think that my lipstick looks a lot better when I use Vaseline as a base. I do top up my Vaseline quite often throughout the day but at least dry lips are a thing of the past for me.

Compact powder and brush
A definite need when I have a long day ahead as it helps to get rid of any shine on my face that the day may bring.

You never know when your nose is going to need a blow or you go to a public toilet to find that there is no toilet roll.

To help protect my eyes especially when the sun is low in the sky in winter. It prevents wrinkles as it stops me from constantly frowning and squinting when the sun is shining.

Kindle and a Sudoku book
For when my bus journey to work is dragging or I have some waiting around to do whilst I'm in town.

Reusable bag
I refuse to pay 5p for a carrier bag when a reusable bag is an option. It not only saves money but also the environment.

Body Spray
Just in case I need a quick top up of scent. I never take my actual perfume in my bag just because it is in a glass bottle and if it smashes I would be devastated so a body spray in a plastic bottle is the perfect option.

Pair of Gloves
One minute you can feel toastie warm in winter; the next you might not be able to feel your fingers.

Again, British weather is unpredictable so if it does rain, I am covered (quite literally).

What do you keep in your handbag? Let me know in the comments below!

Best of wishes.

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  1. I'm totally with your on the sunglasses, even in winter, blue eyes people get bothered by the sun more than other colours apparently so always make sure I have a pair with me! X

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    1. Thanks! You never know when you're going to need a spare bag for something!