The What’s in my Bag video… it’s a classic. I’ve watched what some would call one too many over the last couple of years but I do enjoy them. I suppose that it’s the nosy nature within me. I love to know what other people are up to, what they carry with them, and the reasons why. I think that there’s a bit of that curiosity inside us all.It just so happens that I satisfy this through mediums such as handbag videos on YouTube.
To be honest with you, I never thought that I would focus my blog on the usual Handbag, Unboxing or Make Up Tutorial type posts. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching them but the long term goal for my platforms is to tailor them toward young professionals looking for a realistic insight into the working world. I’ll be looking to focus my content here soon but for my first real post I wanted to do something fun, that you would find engaging whilst you’re getting to know me. And that’s how this post and video came about. Having a nosy is just so fun, isn’t it?
I did contemplate emptying out the ‘true’ contents of my handbag before perfectly placing in a variety of blogger worthy contenders but then, where’s the fun in that? So what you see, apart from the multitude of malting hair and unidentifiable crumbs at the bottom, is really what was in my bag on that day. Granted, the photos below are somewhat staged, but trust me, you don’t want to see the bomb site that fell out of my bag when I’d emptied it! My bag is glamorous for about the first five minutes after leaving the house but after that it’s as normal as the next person’s.
So there she is, my Mulberry Bayswater. Chocolate brown with brass hardware. This handbag is just over six years old and is currently my absolute favourite. I find that I have to force myself away from it in order to mix up my standard black and white outfit combo as I automatically reach for this bag on most occasions: both work and play.
The Handbag: A Mulberry Bayswater. I had a look on a number of websites to find this bag in the deep chocolate brown that I bought mine in but my search wasn’t too successful. As Mulberry’s own website doesn’t have this colour on it I would presume that this colour has been discontinued. I hope that the colour will be back in stock soon, especially with us moving into Autumn/Winter as it’s such a versatile colour to work with and it looks especially good when the leather has softened. I purposefully don;t want to review the Bayswater in this post (although please let me know if this would be of interest) but I would highly recommend this bag. When you first make the purchase the bag feels well structured and stiff but the more you wear it, the more that it softens and gives a more relaxed finish.
The Purse: I’ve had great use out of the DKNY Saffiano Leather purse. The black colour makes it a perfect partner for most handbags and also means that I don’t feel too guilty throwing it into my handbag without much thought. I bought it three or so years ago from John Lewis and apart from a slight discolouration in the DKNY metal logo you really can’t tell how long I’ve had it for.
The Phone: Oh, the iPhone 5s. I don’t really need to say anything about this phone as most would have come across it before. I chose not to upgrade to the iPhone 6 as I’m a true ‘if it ain’t broke why change it’ kind of girl. Three years and it still works but I do notice the difference in the quality of my pictures and videos when I compare them to my friend’s iPhone 6/6s. I am contemplating moving on up to the iPhone 7 so watch this space.
The Card Wallet: I love the Little Brown Bag from Bloomingdales. It not only holds my many loyalty cards so that I don’t stretch out my purse but it also reminds me of my travels to the USA and my week in New York with the Mother.
The Perfume: Lancome’s La Vie est Belle. My favourite perfume of all time. It’s been my signature fragrance for the last few years. Enough that people now recognise me by my scent. With notes of blackcurrant,pear and orange blossom it’s quite a fruity scent but remains sophisticated enough to not be sickly sweet.
The Glasses: I really need to start wearing my glasses so my eyes can take a break from contact lenses but I just cant bring myself to make the switch. I tend to feel like my outfits becomes more frumpy when I wear them so that’s probably why I steer clear. If you have any tips on how to style up glasses then please let me know.
The Powder: Bobbi Brown is my go to make up designer. Whenever I walk into a department store such as John Lewis I emigrate straight to Bobbi Brown and usually only venture away when they don’t have exactly what I’m looking for. Bobbi Brown was the first high end make up that I was treated to when I reached sixteen and so my loyalty is many years old now.
The Brush: The softest, most luxurious brush I own- the YSL Powder Brush. It does exactly what you’d expect and so I don’t think I need to elaborate here but I will emphasise just how soft and luxurious it is (did I say that already?!)
The Nail Varnish: Temple Spa call their nail varnish’s a Nail Treat and they really are. Rich in vitamin E and calcium, they provide a smooth even coat while treating your nails to a spa experience. And best of all- they last on my nails for at least 4 days without chipping which makes them the best nail varnish I own.
The Tangle Teaser: Another product that does what it says on the tin. Easy to carry with you and tangle the mane on the go. Bright enough to find in the bottom of the black hole that sometimes becomes of my handbag.
The Compact Mirror: A cute little number from Primark that I’ve surprisingly managed to keep in my bag for well over a year without smashing!
And there you have it, the contents of my handbag. I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to have a sneaky insight into what I carry around with me.
What items can’t you leave the house without?