Friday, 22 February 2013

What's in my handbag?

Let's have a nosey inside my handbag


Everyone in the blogosphere has done a "What's in my handbag" post, except me it seems. So without further ado here is mine.

I use this bag every day, even though I have a cupboard full of bags. Primarily because it holds quite a lot and is a cross body bag, the only type of bag I can use regularly because of my spinal disease as they distribute the weight so I don't hurt my back or neck any more than it already is. It is a black leather Jasper Conran bag from Debenhams which only cost about £40 if I remember correctly, I have had it for about 18 months now.


Jasper Conran cross body bag

 The contents of my bag, well  except for all my hospital and doctor's appointment cards and paperwork which I keep in the back zipped section of my bag and which no one really needs, or probably wants, to see.


My purse is a black leather Osprey, bought for me by my lovely son about two years ago. I love this purse, it is so roomy and has lots of pockets for credit cards, loyalty cards etc.

Osprey black leather purse

This holds all my medication that I have to have with me at all times. I received it when I bought a Tibetan mala bead bracelet. I have had a lot of jewellery come in these little Asian fabric purses, but usually they are much smaller than this one, this is the ideal size to hold all my meds.

Asian fabric bag
The contents

My prescription sunglasses, I have to wear sunglasses whenever we have a bit of sun or I get a horrible headache.


These Camouflage bags are fab, they fold up so neat and small but are very strong.

Camoflage bag

I only carry a few beauty products most of the time, and these are the things I rarely leave home without. I love perfume samples for throwing in my bag and always have one or two with me. My favourite lip balm is this tinted Burt's Bees, the chap stick is an old favourite that seems to be lasting forever! I love my eye liners so try to always have one with me to try and make it look like I haven't been awake for 72 hours straight! The Dermologica cream is just for when my skin feels particularly dry or tight, and of course - my old faithful - L'occitane hand cream. And finally one of my gorgeous Clinique chubby sticks.

Clinique lip chubby Burt's Bees L'occitane hand cream Dermologica

Got to have tissues and wet wipes with me all the time.


This was a Christmas gift and I love it. Down the side is a small pen, when you take the pen out it opens up to a small writing pad, really useful and very pretty.


Odds and sods, my trolley token, tweezers and  lighter.


I picked this up as part of a birthday gift when I was shopping the other day and forgot it was in my handbag to be honest.





So there you have it, the contents of my handbag. I used to always carry much bigger bags and carried around everything but the kitchen sink, but as my spinal disease has progressed I am unable to carry that sort of weight and this handbag has become a firm favourite as it is so comfortable to wear and holds a decent amount. I also usually have my cell phone and camera in my bag when I leave the house, but as I haven't been out of the house for a few days, due to my stupid spine, my phone isn't here and of course I was using my camera :) 

Do you use the same bag most days, or do you change it out to match your outfits? If you have written a WIMB post please feel free to leave the link below and if I haven't already I will check it out.


43 comments:

  1. Cross-body bags are the best! Great for commuting.

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    1. I know, you just don't notice the weight and it's good to have your hands free too. x

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  2. i like the purse for medicine x3 cute!

    do you want to follow each other?
    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. I will check out your blog now Inge x

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  3. I love cross the body blogs! I keep fairly big bags, because I live in them, I almost carry all my stuff.
    Thanks for following! Following back! ♥♥

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    1. I miss being able to carry big bags and carrying loads of stuff in it.
      Angela x

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  4. Fab post :)

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I always have handbags so large they hurt my back, but I swear I need one that big! I always get handed the husbands things to look after too, so need room for that.

    Thanks for linking up to my blog hop again this week!
    Jessi in Wonderland

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    1. I used to be like that, if anyone picked up my bag they would always comment how heavy it was, but nowadays I can't carry any weight really and can't even use shoulder bags :( I will keep linking up to the blog hop as it is quite new and you need support so i want to give you some support x

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  6. same here! i also just bring few of my makeups for retouches..

    -from Gig
    Swirls and Scribbles

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    1. My make up bag takes up too much space in my bag, so I rarely take it with me. Thanks for visiting x

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  7. hi, i'm new and have no idea what i'm doing most of the time lol

    my blogs are http://insidethelookingglasss.blogspot.co.uk/
    and
    http://insidethemuskiboxx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I am quite new myself and still have a lot to learn, i will come by your blog for a visit soon x

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  8. Lovely post + pictures! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

    sixthtractate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by and for following, I will definitely come and check out you blog x

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  9. Awesome post! Love your bag, because it's so functional and goes with everything, I imagine. And I agree--everyone else seems to be doing a fun "what's in my bag" post, so I feel compelled to do the same sometime soon. :)

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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    1. I look forward to reading your WIMB post Sabrina, thanks for visiting x

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  10. hey there... u've got a gr8 blog... want to follow eachother??? if so follow me and let me know.. and i'll follow back for sure.. :)

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    1. Thank you hon, I have now followed you x

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  11. interesting ;). If you want we can follow each other? let me know?


    http://www.cristinasurdu.com/

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    1. I will check out your blog christina and let you know x

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  12. Love this post!
    PS Of course i flw your blog!I always glad to have new friends even if we do not know each other and have never met)
    & yeah, it could be rather cold in Ukraine in winter but, u know, climate is changing and now we have + in February

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    1. Thanks for following Anna. I think the whole world has changing weather, wish england would change to having nice hot summers with no rain lol x

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  13. I loved reading through this post. Maybe I am a bit nosy, but I absolutely love the "what's in my bag" tag :D

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    1. haha i love tem too, so we are both nosey :) thank you for commenting x

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  14. love that post <3

    Maybe we could follow each other? :D
    -> I already follow you! (name: "fille")

    My fashion blog :)

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    1. Thanks for following me, I checked your blog out and really liked it so I am following you now x

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  15. Thanks for visitin my blog.
    I'm your new follower ^_^
    kiss,
    www.detailsdestyle.com

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    1. Thank you for following me Francesca, I am sure I will be a regular visitor to your blog, it's great! x

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  16. Thank you for your comment! I'm also following you!
    Have a great weekend
    www.cecilleblog.blogspot.com

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  17. hi dear! i also use the same bag most day :)

    thank you so much for your lovely comment! yes, i am a profesional singer and i have my own band. we play everykind of music and everywhere we are invited to. we play covers and our own music. but i dont want to be famous. i have the music in my heart and thats enough for me. i just want to make the people happpy that are listening to me and my music :)

    i am following you dear, hope you follow back ;)

    lovely regards from Poland :*

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    1. Thank you for following. Yes you look like a professional singer in your photographs, maybe you should put a little video on your blog of you singing x

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  18. thnx for folowing.. followed back,,

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  19. Hi dear Ángela . Thank you so much for shopping by my blog ! Following you back on GFC , Bloglovin and " heart " your last posts ! Have a nice weekend !

    XX Luba

    :: Well living blog ::
    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it, you have a lovely blog x

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    1. Thank you Teresa, I follow you too :) x

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  21. I enjoyed reading this, nosy cow that I am :)
    L'Occitane is my favouorite ever hand cream; so very luxurious.
    I really love the little notepad - it's very cute.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog x

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    1. haha we're all nosey i think, that's why these posst are so popular :) thanks for commenting x

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  22. That glitter present you got on Xmas is so fab!

    Feel free to check-out my blog and maybe follow, I'll definitely do the same, I'd love to stay in touch with you :)
    http://roxxanaifrim.blogspot.ro/

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I read every single one and reply as often as possible. If you are going to follow me my preferred option would be through GFC, but of course I am very happy to be followed which ever way you prefer. Again thank you for commenting, it makes me so happy to see I have new comments.
Angela xxx