Monday, 22 June 2015

What's In My Bag? | Summer 2015

Any one that knows me well knows how much i love handbags and purses. Yeah i admit, over the years it's gotten a whole lot worse and i have had to give away 1 2 large black sack full of handbags away. Is it bad that i feel like i have to buy myself a new handbag like every week and it's gotten to the stage where i can't even buy a handbag without my family commenting 'oh is that another handbag Holly'. Yes, yes it is another handbag - problem?
My latest obsession are fringe bags - so when i spotted this in my local H&M store i fell in love! I didn't instantly pick it up as i did wonder when would ever be the best time to use this bag and would it go with anything i wore - couple of weeks down the line though i found myself holding it at the check out and yeah - whoops!
The bag i picked up is the H&M Shoulder Fringe Bag in Powder Pink - £19.99 - This bag is also available in Black, Light Grey and Brown.
So what is inside my bag?.. First off, i have my Floral Daydream Hair Brush which i bought the other day from Forever 21, this is so cute and i love the print and the typography.
A lot of people have been asking what the name of my purse was since i first posted it on my Instagram, this is the Kate Spade Cedar Street Carmilla Purse in Celeste Blue - unfortunately they no longer have this particular colour in stock as i purchased it in the sale months ago, however they do still have Clock Tower available which is just as beautiful.
Inside my Zoeva Make Up Bag which i got when i purchased the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set is where i keep my make up bits and bobs that i take around with me when traveling and i also have my essentials, this is what i like to call my emergency kit as it has practically everything i need in it.
If you get ill a lot like i do then it's essential to carry some sort of cold & flu tablet or paracetamol for those annoying migraines and lady pains. I always carry around the Lemsip Cold & Flu Tablets as well as the Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Drink, Paracetamol, Kwells Travel Sickness Tablets and for those unlucky suckers who are allergic to everything and suffer from bad hay fever (which is me) i like to carry Piriteze Allergy Tablets.
I also always have to make sure i carry some sort of hand gel and wipes in my bag, i like the S&G Hand Maid and any hand wipes that do the trick, these are also essential to me. Lastly i have to carry a lint roller as my sister has a dog and my friend has a cat so although i don't have a pet i still managed to land up with pet hairs all over me!
For make up bits and bobs, i always like to carry around a few lip products. My go-to lip combo at the moment is my MAC Patisserie Lipstick and my Lily Lolo English Rose Lipgloss*, i also love the Oriflame Giordani Gold Voluptuous Lipstick in Wispy Prune which is also one of my favourite go-to lipsticks.
I don't really touch up my make up during the day apart from my lips and maybe my eyeshadow, the eyeshadow palette i've been using and i absolutely love is the Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Dolce Vita.
I also have my gold Travelo* which is currently filled with my favourite Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia perfume and at the bottom of the bag is one of my favourite rings the Pandora Turquoise December Ring.
Of course you've got to carry your keys round with you, all my key rings etc are sentimental to me and have all been bought by my sister and best friends - i also carry a loom bracelet which was made by my cousin so is also very special to me and obviously because i'm obsessed with Stitch i have a Stitch Key Cover.

I also like to carry my Olivia Burton Flower Show Watch for when i am ever out and need to tell the time - i don't normally carry it in my bag but i always find it easier to throw it in and if i ever need to wear it out i already have it on me.
And for an essential, headphones! I always need to carry my headphones with me.
Of course i have to carry my sunglasses as it's been so nice lately in the UK, my sunglasses are from H&M and they are the aviator style sunglasses - my pink sunglasses case are also from H&M.
Now obviously because i am a lady and i carry a handbag i do need to carry around a pad just incase, i always have one with me as a spare.
I also need chewing gum, i don't have a favourite so i just tend to pick whatever from the shelves but lately i've been loving the Extra White Chewing Gum.
I've recently switched from having 2 teaspoons of sugar in my tea to having sweeteners and honestly i cannot taste the difference - i've been forcing everyone else around me to switch to sweeteners now!
I also have my phone which is the iPhone 5C in Pink, though i wish to have an iPhone 6, right now i cannot afford it so this shall have to do for now.

Lastly i have my note book and pen, this Work Hard Play Harder Note Book is from Tescos, i like to carry a note book around to take notes, make shopping lists and write down blog post ideas.



  1. Your lint roller is really cute, haha! I need to get myself a cute one, 'cause mine's just plain and boring.

    1. Haha thanks! The mini lint roller is from H&M :) x


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