What's in my handbag?



Diary & Notebook - I always carry around with me my Paperchase 2014 diary which I use constantly throughout the day, especially at work! I'm forever writing things down and making notes about things I need to do etc, so this is perfect for my handbag! I also carry always have with me this bright orange notebook, which I have made my 'blogging ideas' book! I always find that the best ideas come to me when I'm out and about so this is perfect for writing everything down! I keep blogging ideas at the front and then 'products to try' at the back!

Bottle of water - I am terrible at keeping myself hydrated, especially on the go, so I've started carrying around a water bottle everywhere I go! It helps stop those constant coffee cravings I get too!

Dove Go Fresh roll on deoderant - THIS. IS. A. MUST. I feel so self conscious if I don't have this with me at all times, especially when I'm work and running around for 9 hours straight! The scent is lovely and fruity, and I find roll ons last so much longer than a spray version

The Body Shop Coconut body mist - This is one of my all-time favourite scents EVER. At my last job, all of the girls knew instantly when I was around as it smelled so good! It's a great pick me up when you're having a long day and you want to freshen yourself up and the smell is TO DIE FOR!

Soap & Glory Hand Food - I got this mini version of the hand cream for christmas in a S&G gift set and I love it as I get quite dry hands from work! A handbag must!

An umbrella of some sort - Right now I'm using this Superdrug spotty brolly, which I bought on whim when it was absolutely throwing it down outside! 


My specs - I love my granny-chic glasses! I only need to wear them for reading and close-up work or if my poor eyes get tired and strained so I always carry them around with me

The Body Shop Born Lippy lip balm - Now it's getting into chapped lip season, this is an essential! I have these in strawberry and raspberry and they smell amazing!

Memory stick and hair bits and bobs - I'm forever changing my hairstyle throughout the day due to my mood so always make sure I have clips and things to do that! Also a memory stick cos you never know when you might need one!

Lipstick of some sort - Right now the one I'm carrying around is MAC 'Hang-Up' which is the perfect plummy autumnal shade

The Body Shop hairbrush - I'm not sponsored by The Body Shop, promise! This was a gift from my best friend and it makes my hair feel so soft and sleek so I take it everywhere!

Apple iPod - When I actually remember to charge this little badboy, it always comes in handy as I walk EVERYWHERE!

And finally...

Keys and purse - Of course something no girl should leave the house without! I was forever misplacing my keys so I bought this adorable floral lanyard from Cath Kidston to attach mine on to! My purse is Primark and it is perfect for all my pennies and various cards!


I carry around a big ol' H&M number that I bought last year, although I'm currently looking for a new smaller alternative that's a lot more practical so let me know if you have any recommendations. I use this bag pretty much all the time unless I'm off out for a fancy meal or on a night out so I definitely think it's time for an update!

What are your handbag essentials? Let me know in the comments :)

Always, Alice x








18 comments :

  1. Fantastic post, thanks for sharing! <3

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  2. I love posts like this! Love your blog and I love that mac lipstick! :) x

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    1. Awh thankyou so much :) it's such a great colour isn't it! I love your blog too, I think I've followed you! x

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  3. Great post, I need to carry round a hair brush my hair always gets so knotty in the wind

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    1. You definitely should, you can get them so small nowadays so it can easily go in your handbag :) x

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  4. Great post! I love these style of posts :D great photos too :)

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  5. Ooh I really need to try the Coconut Body Mist - it sounds divine xx

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    1. It smells heavenly and lasts for ages!! x

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  6. I love reading 'whats in my bag' posts; I just think they are really interesting and it's great to see other people's essentials!
    I always have one of the bodyshop body spray/mists because they smell divine and a the value for money is fab!

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    1. I agree, I'm always so curious about what other people are buying/loving at the minute ha! They're great aren't they! Could literally have one of every scent :D x

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I'm glad you like the blog :) x

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  8. Hello dear. My handbag is a little like yours, but I dont have a diary, its a great thing to keep and hold :-)

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    1. I'd definitely recommend getting one, I keep all sorts of secrets in mine :) x

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  9. I really need to start carrying a notebook or diary around with me - the amount of times I've had to write stuff down while I'm out, but can't and then forget about it is ridiculous! Great post, love your photographs :)

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    1. You should do! It's made my life so much more organised and easier :) x

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