I’ve been wanting to do a What’s In My Bag post/video for the LONGEST while. I’ve filmed it countless times and never had the guts to post it. I mean let’s be real, it’s self-indulgent and a little pointless to most people right?
But I’m obsessed with looking at other people’s What’s In My Bag videos, and I sat down and worked out why it’s so fascinating to me. First up, I’m a total bag lady, I love handbags and I own way too many. I am one of those people who carries around their life in their bag because they can’t stand the thought of being without something essential. On weekends I’m capable of cutting my items down to a quantity that can easily fit into a cross-body bag or a small bucket bag but during the week? Oh no…no no no. I NEED EVERYTHING. What I’m trying to get at is that I love What’s In My Bag posts because I get to see if there’s anything I’ve forgotten: any new amenity or travel-sized SOMETHING that I can add to my collection. I also look at them for organizational tips and more on-the-go makeup ideas. Truth be told I can find a lot of reasons why I like these kinds of videos, but that’s all an aside. Here, in picture format (because I’m still too shy to post a video) are the contents of my bag 🙂 (Please note that I’ve been on vacation so I actually have less in here now than I would when I’m at work, so yeah, this is about 3/4 of my usual load)
The bag I’m using these days is a Cole Haan Serena (I think, can’t find the exact name online). Much smaller than my usual bags, but still pretty spacious for its size.
My Hello Kitty notebook that I recently started carrying around with me to jot down ideas. Some pens and a few envelopes with mostly Tribe receipts in them at the moment.
Guess wallet that barely gets used. It’s pretty old, need to get a new wallet some time soon. It’s good for holding all my non-essential cards like Frequent Flyer cards. Heart-shaped purse holder that my Mom got me in Florence I think. My Coach wristlet that’s more or less serving as my wallet these days. I like that I can stuff my phone in there if need be and just grab and go when I don’t feel like taking a bag with me.
Random headband I never use. Umbrella which I’m using a lot these days. USB Flash Drive. Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer. Tresemme Hairspray. Manicure Set.
iPhone 4s. Kindle Charger. iPhone charger. iPhone headphones. Kindle in its case along with a reading light.
Glasses case. Cat eye sunglasses from Bang Bang Frederick St (think I got em for $60)
Ok. This is the stuff in my makeup bag and what takes up the majority of the space in my purse. Scunci No Damage hair elastics. MAC 266 eyeliner brush. Estee Lauder eyeshadow brush. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. Urban Decay Primer Potion. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. EOS lipbalm. Advil. Visine. MAC Select Moisturecover in NW 35. MAC Kissable Lipcolor in Woo Me. Travel toothbrush and toothpaste. Estee Lauder DayWear Moisturizer with SPF 15. Travel hairbrush. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray. MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NW 35. Cosmetic mirror. Black quilted makeup bag from Forever 21
Please feel free to share your own What’s In My Bag posts in the comments or let me know if you think I’m missing anything (lol).