- Tuesday, 25 February 2014 -

What's in my bag?


Hello my lovelies, and thank you for stopping by! So, today's post is aimed at getting more acquainted with me, and you can't get more intimately informed of someone than having a good old nosy in their bag, am I right? Because, as we all know, the common handbag is a girl's WORLD - if we could carry the kitchen sink in them, I'm sure we would - a woman's handbag is the window of her personality. So, I'm delighted to be sharing mine with you! And hopefully you'll get a better insight of what comes adventuring with me in my bag on a daily basis.


Being a satchel, my bag admittedly can't carry that much - however, I see this as a blessing or else I'd honestly be stuffing all my room's contents into it! 

The first thing that catches most people's eyes is my adorably charming little Deery Lou purse which I happily adopted about 6 years ago whilst in New York (and yes, it is from the Sanrio Hello Kitty Store!). It's been used and abused and has admittedly seen better days but I can't bring myself to part with it, it's just so cute and kawaii I could scream!

After seeing them featured on numerous blogs, I decided to do some investigation into the MyOptique glasses which had been taking the bloggoshpere by storm. I instantly fell in love with a cats eye pair from London Retro and simply had to buy them to channel my inner 50's fashionista! 

 I'm also currently engrossed in The Hobbit at the moment and am always carrying a good book with me - for you never know when you might need a little bit of escapism from this world! 

Another item which I would be totally lost without is my Filofax (which I've glamorously/tackily jazzed up with some insane gems). I write everything in my Filofax, from birthdays to appointments, lists to general notes, my life would have gone awry without it! It's so essential for organisation and would really recommend anyone to have one!

Where makeup is concerned, I like to carry my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette with, if ever a topup in eyeshadow is required - it simultaneously doubles as my mirror! I was originally planning on investing in the Naked 3 palette, however I find that the tones are too rosy for me, and that could potentially lead to a clash with my pink hair SHOCK HORROR. I also religiously carry my saviour salve Nuxe lip balm with me. Without it, I genuinely do believe that my lips would have cemented together, as they would have been that chapped during the harsh wither months without it! Accompanied with the palette, I also like to have by handy mini Benefit mascara, to keep my peepers looking lush at all times!

Another thing which always finds itself rolling around at the bottom of my bag is my Body shop strawberry body butter. I prefer using this rather than consistently hauling a perfume around as it's aroma doesn't overwhelm the nostrils when applied and is lovely to apply to the hands when it's a bit nippy outside.

In keeping with the strawberry theme, I also always have my Denman strawberry scented hairbrush in my possession. As a gal with quite lengthy hair, it does tend to tangle and tat, especially when I'm out battling the elements here in Newcastle!

I don't know about you, but I am a victim of myself - I am ALWAYS misplacing my keys and in the most unusual of places! So, in order to remedy this inconvenience, I affixed a little moomin friend who is a suitable enough size as to not get lost!

So tell me, what's in your bag?


 

  1. Love the butterflies on your bag, so cute!

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    1. Thank you so much my dear, it was a Christmas pressie from the other half - who admittedly has great taste in bags! Haha :)

      Claire xo

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    1. Eeeeep, thank you so much! Can't go too wrong with Sanrio :)

      Claire xo

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  3. Oh my your bag is so cute, those butterflies are adorable!

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    1. Thank you Rachael! Everyone's always asking if i glued them on myself tehe they're such a charming wee addition!

      Claire xo

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    1. Thank you pretty lady! It's a brilliant bag too, so spacious and really brightens up even the dullest of outfits!

      Claire xo

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  5. LOVE the bag :) And your hair is adorable :) <3
    Lara Lizard

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    1. Baaaahhhaha thank you Laraaaaaa :) The bag is my baby ^_^ And I LOVE YOURS TOO! <3

      Claire xo

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  6. that bag is absolutely gorgeous but how the hell do you keep it so organised?! Mine is just a mess of old receipts, pennies and stray tobacco :P x

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    1. Ohhh I didn't show you the bottom of the bag, it's lined with receipts! We're so awful haha

      Claire xo

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  7. I love your bag and your purse and your glasses and that you're reading the hobbit AND you have a filofax. my sister makes fun of me for having one because i suppose it is a lil nerdy pulling it out all of the time but it's just so dang helpful! I carry it with me everywhere now and it's the best thing i've ever bought hahaha. I really want to do one of these posts soon! I hardly empty my bag so this should be interesting...
    Amy x
    Everything and Amy

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    1. Gurrrrrlll, the Filofax is an absolute LIFESAVER! I'd be so lost without it, it really keeps you organised and sane haha and I suppose it is weird with everyone making notes on their phones and ipad, but whatevz, WE'RE TOO COOL FOR THAT!

      And yessss, please do! I love having a nosy inside other people's bags, you can really learn a lot about people just by what's inside their handbags :)

      Claire xo

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  8. Ooh, love your purse!! It's so adorable. And you have the most happy little satchel, love the butterflies on it!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. I know this sounds awful Sofie, but I was getting so tired of seeing all the boring Cambridge satchels that I was desperate to find something with a bit of a difference! :)

      Claire xo

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  9. I have the Naked 3 pallet and although it does seem very pink its actually quite neutral once on. I like to wear Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Taupe underneath and find it calms down the brightness of some of the more shocking shades. You should give it a go if your a fan of the Naked pallets though!

    Love Ria xo
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    1. The Naked 3 palette does seem lovely and natural, but to be honest, I adore the Naked 2 palette just because the shades are a bit edgier! But I actually have a £25 Urban Decay makeover that I need to avail of soon, so I'm definitely ask them to work their magic using Naked 3! :)

      Claire xo

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  10. THAT BAG IS BEAUTIFUL!! errr bag envy there girl!! love it. x

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    1. Haha aww thank you pretty lady! I absolutely adore it, I'm so protective of it because I'm always afraid the little butterflies are gonna fall off!

      Claire xo

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  11. I love your bag, the butterflies are just gorgeous. And, that purse too!
    you have excellent taste in bags and purses :)

    ~ K

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    1. Thank you my dear! I hate when accessories and clothes appear too plain, I always need them to have some special pattern or unique or quirky quality about them :)

      Claire xo

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  12. Oh wow - your bag is gorgeous! xxx

    sunshineinadress.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Olivia! I'll admit, I do love it to bits! And it's such a practical little thing too as it holds loads :)

      Claire xo

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  13. Ahh! A Filofax! I love finding out that a fellow blogger has a Filofax :3
    Your bag is super cute!

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    1. I honestly can't live without my Filofax! Call me old fashioned for still needing a pen and paper to jot notes down (darned technology these days!), but it's such a life saver and really keeps you organised! Great taste m'dear ;)

      Claire xo

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  14. Your bag is the cutest, i love satchels, great post and awesome photos. xx

    Http://justalittlesomething26.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much pretty lady! I love all things cute and quirky so there'll definitely more where that came from :) Thank you so much for stopping by :)

      Claire xo

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    1. Awww thank you so much my dear! It's my pride and joy! I've wanted a satchel for ageeeess however I wanted one with a little bit of quirkiness about it, so I got one covered in BUTTERFLIEESSS :)

      Claire xo

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