What's In My Handbag? #2

I've always been one of those that carries their whole life around with them in their handbag, but since doing my last 'What's In My Handbag' post, I thought it was time to seriously re-evaluate my situation and downsize - getting rid of a years worth of receipts and finding a lifetimes worth of hair grips in the process!

Whilst on a recent trip to my local Primark, I picked up this gorgeous satchel/briefcase handbag hybrid! As with every time I purchase a new handbag, I make myself a promise that I'll keep this one nice and organised and not fill it with rubbish and so far I'm doing alright!

Obviously the first thing I need in my bag at all times is my purse, which is this gorgeous laser cut one from Primark! I ain't showing anyone inside that badboy as the rubbish inside it is a little embarrassing but that's where I keep all my pennies! I've also been using anti-bac hand gel religiously this last month as I'm constantly under the weather. It's a fab little travel sample that I picked up from Boots and it has been a life saver! I pair this with my beloved Coconut hand cream from The Body Shop, which keeps my hands supple and soft!

I can't go anywhere at the moment without a little organisation in my life, in the form of my mini diary, my blogging notebook and a pen - I picked up my beautiful metallic notebook from Paperchase and it's just the right size to carry everywhere with me and make notes on the go! I've been needing my reading glasses a lot recently too (grandma alert!), so I make sure I've always got my trusty Gok Wan glasses on hand for when my eyes start to fail me! 
It's essential to me that I always smell good when out and about so I carry with me my trusty Mitchum roll-on deoderant and then this adorable little solid perfume tin from Lush! I have it in the scent Sikkim Girls which is a gorgeous jasmine infused scent (read my post here if you want to know more!)

Tic Tacs are a must for trying to avoid pesky coffee breath and of course I can't be without my keys. I keep mine on this adorable floral lanyard from Cath Kidston so I can always find them!
Last but not least, I can't be without my Kate Moss 107 lipstick for too long so I always carry around a spare in my bag for whenever I need to reapply...

What are your handbag essentials? 
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Always, Alice x


  1. In love with that satchel! I haven't had tic tacs in forever, fancy them now! And that cath kidson lanyard is so cute, I'm forever trying to find my keys! I'll be looking out for one! xx


  2. Carrying around a notebook is such a good habit! I used to do that, but now the purse I have is too small! Maybe it's time for an upgrade...


  3. Lifetime worth of hair grips - sounds like my bag, haha! I really need to get a little hand sanitizer and I have a lanyard on my keys, too - makes it so much easier to find your keys when you can recognise the feel of the lanyard! Lovee your bag and Kate Moss 107 is my favourite shade of hers!
    cottonandcandie xx

  4. Your bag is so amazing, love it! I used to carry a lot of stuff with me all the time but having a smaller bag really made me reduce all those things that I didn't really need! Now I have a bigger one again so I always find like 3 or 4 lipsticks lost in my bag and seriously, no one needs 4 lipsticks in their bags..haha xx


  5. Your bag is so gorgeous, good ol’ Primarni ;) Your mini diary is really cute, I was hoping my local Paperchase would have this in stock a while back when getting a notebook unfortunately they didn’t :( My handbag essentials definitely involve my purse, keys, mints and notebook :)

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  6. I love that bag & purse x
    Lovely post

  7. I absolutely love these posts, cute bag too!


  8. Loving that bag.
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  9. I love handbag posts as I am so nosey, although I may be better placed to do a What's in My Coat Pocket version as I have a terrible tendency to stuff everything in my huge pockets! Like you, my purse is also terribly unorganised, perfectly acceptable though!

    Heather x

  10. Your handbag is so gorgeous for Spring! Your purse and notebooks are so cute as well. I always have to have hand gel in there too - so essential! xx

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  12. Your bag is gorgeous! I can't believe it's from Primark, their handbag game is strong recently :-)

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