They say that you can find out a lot about someone by what they keep in their bag. I’m not sure if this is true or not but, I’m always interested to see what other people are keeping inside their bags, so I thought why not share what’s in mine with you?
Let’s start off with the bag itself… This beautiful bag is from Fiorelli and I purchased this as I’ve found that a backpack is just so much easier to carry around and it looks stylish too. It’s a great option for those days where you need a bag but want your arms free, including on those all important shopping trips. It’s lightweight and roomy so you can fit a lot in it. I’m not going to lie, I change my bag all the time, sometimes I’ll use a handbag or sometimes a cross body, it really depends on the day and what I’m doing.
Two essentials I will always have in my bag is my Ted Baker purse and car keys. I know I have a lot of key rings on my keys, but having them there makes it harder for me to lose my keys!
After my keys and purse, the next essential item that will ALWAYS be in my bag, no matter what, is lip balm. I can’t go a day without applying lip balm every hour or two, so I need to carry one with me at all times. At the moment, I’m carrying three around with me: Carmex Vanilla Stick, Glam Glow Pout Mud Lip Balm and The Paw Paw Original Lip Balm. I love all of these equally, and they’re all amazing lip balms!
In terms of makeup, I do carry my everyday makeup bag around with me for emergency touch ups. I have a blog post already talking about what’s in my everyday makeup bag so you can view that here.
Let’s talk lipsticks. I surely can’t be the only girl that carries about six lipsticks in my bag, can I? I like to carry a range of shades, so if I want to quickly pop some lipstick on I have a choice of colours! I also tend to throw whichever lipstick I’m wearing that day into my bag and it never leaves, oooops! At the moment, I’ve been loving the ColourPop Lippie Stix so I’ve been carrying them around with me everywhere I go! They’re so easy to apply and last such a long time on the lips.
In my bag, I also have my favourite hairbrush – The Tangle Teezer. I carry this around with me because my hair gets very messy and nine times out of ten, I will need to brush it during the day. I like the Tangle Teezer brushes as they’re small and compact so they don’t take up much room at all. I also like that they don’t damage my hair when brushing and are so easy to use!
For the more boring essentials in my bag, I’ll always carry a pen, some Painkillers and my charger just for emergencies. Things like this always come in handy, so I’d recommend making sure you always have these with you!
Obviously, what I keep in my bag varies from day to day but the items that I’m going to mention are ones that tend to never leave. I tend to use this bag at the weekend when I’m off out for the day or even some days for work, so I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it gave you some inspiration when it comes to packing your bag.
Let me know what you keep in your day to day bag in the comments below or on Twitter – @Emstagramr.