Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What's in Your Handbag ???

Linking up w/ Lindsey over at for a fun look at What's in Your Handbag???

I change my bag regularly depending on my OOTD but this is a pretty good idea of what I carry around on a daily basis. 

My girls are older and capable of carrying their own stuff around but will occasionally ask me to hold their phones if we are at the mall or something like that. KJ uses a purse every once in while, T uses the tinest bag she can get away with.  Cosmo is the absolute worst.  I have threatened to buy him a "man bag" or a "murse."  He HATES carrying a wallet (makes his butt look big) and I usually end up carrying his sunglasses, his car keys, his wallet, his cell phone and whatever else he's got in his pockets. 

So even though I haven't needed a diaper bag in 10+ years, I still like to carry a travel package of baby wipes with me.  I like to wipe my hands before/after I pump gas, use a shopping cart, etc.  I also carry a travel package of Clorox wipes for these same purposes.  And of course, I carry the obligatory bottle of hand sanitizer.  Yes, I know.  I'm a germaphobe.

And of course, after I have completely disinfected my hand, I use my trusty L'Occitane! 

I don't carry a make-up bag within my handbag but I do love these little Stila kits for quick touch-ups.  I also can't live without my Clinique "Almost Powder" make-up to get rid of the shiny's. 

My wallet is a Coach wallet that Cosmo bought me for Mother's Day a couple of years ago.   I've got the matching bag but haven't worn it in a while.  

Even though it doesn't match my wallet or my bag, I love to put my Blackberry in one of the two Lilly Pulitzer phone cases I have.  They are so much fun and just make me happy!  They protect my phone and also make it easier to find at the bottom of my handbag. 

Depending on the size of the bag, I usually throw in my Agenda.  I never leave home without it so if it doesn't fit in my bag, it's in the front seat of my car if I'm running errands or I just carry it into work with me. 

I carry a small package of tissues, some Advil and one of those cloths to clean a screen (phone, Nook, laptop).  A flash stick, a couple of pens and a Sharpie in case I need to sign autographs (hahaha!).  I also have a nail file and some bandaids.  I had a cute little pink swiss army knife that my dad gave me but airport security confiscated it the last time I travelled.  I also had a nifty travel corkscrew that was confiscated that same trip (because nothing says Terrorist like a pink swiss army knife and a corkscrew).  I bought another corkscrew but keep it in the car.  Seriously.  You never know when you're going to need a corkscrew! 

And, hidden in one of the pockets of my current handbag but always dear to my heart, I keep the little card from some flowers Cosmo recently sent to me at work. 

I carry a comb, a hair band, and that is a bottle of Essie's "All Tied Up" from my most recent pedi.  And here's the really embarrassing part. I carry a lot of lip products.   A lot.  Two tubes of MAC Lipglass (Viva Glam Vi and Cultured), Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment, a tube of Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Scoop, the silver tube is Clinique Repairware Intense Lip Treatment.  And rounding out the lip products are Blistex Deep Renewal, Chapstick Moisturizer in Vanilla Mint, Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm in Mango Butter and Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Cocoa (my family absolutely HATES when I wear the Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer; I don't know if it's the shade, the texture or what but they always say I look like Death when I wear it.  I should probably just remove it, shouldn't I?). 

I also usually have mints or gum in my bag but shared the last of my gum with a co-worker yesterday while we were in meetings.  Sometimes I have a sunglass case in my bag for when I wear my contacts or sometimes the sunglass clip that goes onto my prescription glasses.  Just depends. 

If I'm waiting for KJ to finish up volleyball practice or I have time in between games at a lax or vball tournament, I'll throw my Nook in my bag but definitely don't carry it around with me on a general basis. 

Oh!  And my keys of course! 

That's pretty much it.  Pretty boring, nothing exciting.  So, what's in YOUR handbag???


Lindsey Riel said...

You crack me up lol Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

i'm a new follower. love this. i actually thought about doing something similar!!

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