Brown Leather Bag - £19.99 in Clarks winter sale (not including staff discount)
First of all I would like to apologise for two similar posts in the same day, having already posted my Whats in my makeup bag? this morning, but I feel letting you all have a good nose in two of my most used products will allow a better introduction than my pitiful about me! I've got quite the collection of handbags but this is one of my favourites which I find myself grabbing for most of the time. It's not often I buy bags from work as I don't like to spend too much on handbags but seeing this one in the sale I knew I had to have it. It has one zip compartment and an open compartment either side which allows plenty of space, as well as having a smaller zipped pocket in the main section which is great for my mobile phone or keys.
iPhone 4, Acer Aspire One Happy Netbook in Lilac, Kobo Touch eReader in Lilac
These are the three pieces of technology I carry with me most places. I've cheated slightly here as post of the time my phone is actually in my pocket as I feel really paranoid not having it on my person, yet it resides in my bag if I have no pockets or if my hands are full. I don't always carry my Netbook with me as I don't always feel the need to, but if I'm on a long train or bus journey I like to have it with me when I have to catch up on work, it was a lifesaver during my exam period and it's so much lighter and smaller than my normal laptop so it's a lot more convenient and fits nicely in the majority of my handbags. My eReader is a fairly new purchase and a gift from my parents. My mum had one which she never used so I stole it and gave it a good home, unfortunately her's broke not too long ago so I upgraded to a Kobo and I cannot recommend it enough! I'm currently re-reading the Harry Potter series and the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy so I'm getting plenty of use out of it!
Aviary Mid Year Planner - £7 from Paperchase
As I have recently finished the first year of my degree my resolution for the next academic year is to become more organised with my life (I say it every year, so fail I've just been a massive fail!) So I'm getting an early start to organise myself with this planner. I'm a bit early in this since I've had it since May and it doesn't start until July but I am already getting good use from it through planning. I have been using the different colour glitter gel pens just to make it look a lot more prettier than it already does :)
Soap and Glory Mist-You-Madly Body Spray, Soap and Glory Hand Food, Soap and Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Facial Wipes, Batiste Mini Dry Shampoo in Tropical, Mini Kleenex Tissues, Purple Tangle Teezer
I try not too carry round too many products with me as I find they tend to get damaged in my bag and I usually forget about them so I've tried to keep it to the essentials. The Soap and Glory body spray is one of the nicest things I have ever smelt and is my traditional scent as it's so light and girly. I have a tenancy to get really dry skin on my hands so I keep a spare tube of Hand Food in my bag and it always sorts me out. I'm not a huge fan of using face wipes so I keep these in my bag for any emergency. Again I love the scent of these but I much preferred the old packaging with the plastic opening for this wipes as I feel the sticker top can get caught a lot easier in my bag and it results in them opening in my bag and drying out. I'm not a huge fan of Dry Shampoo so I only have a small can in my bag for when I really need but. When I first heard the concept of Tangle Teezers I wasn't too convinced, but brought one on a whim and I haven't looked back since. I've now got the compact leopard print one too but I keep the bigger one in my bag.
Passport, Keys, Umbrella (£5.99 *I think* from H&M) Purse (Clarks - £19.99 last year without Staff Discount) Paracetamol
The only form of ID I currently have is my passport, which is an absolute nightmare! I keep meaning to get my provisional sorted but I never seem to get round to it. Since moving to University my keys have tripled in size yet I still find myself losing them all the time. At the moment I'm carrying my umbrella everywhere with me as the weather is changing so rapidly. I absolutely love the design of my purse, it was released in Clarks last April to celebrate the Royal Wedding, in fact I love the floral Union Jack design so much I have both purses that Clarks sold, the other being more of a traditional coin-purse style, so I usually switch between the two. I often suffer from headaches so I feel a lot better carrying Paracetamol around with me.
What is your handbag like? And what sort of things do you always carry with you? X