If you are looking for a cute post with handbag essentials, then this is NOT the post for you! If you’ve ever seen my purse before, you know where I’m going with this…
My “handbag” is more like a mini-suitcase. I like to know that I have everything I need, whenever I need it. Despite everything in my purse, it isn’t ridiculously heavy. I bring it to work with me, and pretty much wherever else I go. If I know I’ll be doing a lot of walking, I may switch over to a smaller purse, but for my day-to-day, this is what’s in my “purse”…
The Hardware- Travanti Black Tote
The bag itself is nothing special. I think I just got it at Winners or something. I look for a structured, but not TOO structured, large sized bag with straps that will go over my shoulder comfortably. I always buy a neutral colour, whether it is black, nude, grey, etc. This way, it goes with everything.
I keep 2 small bags inside my purse, side by side. I actually picked them up at MINISO, a new Japanese store inside Erin Mills Town Centre, which is my local mall. PS. If you’ve never been to this store & have one near you, GO. They have EVERYTHING! The bags were only a couple of dollars and they are so cute. Pale blue. In my makeup bag, I keep things that I use to touch-up at work. Especially on a hot day. What I currently have in my makeup bag:
- Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte foundation
- Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder
- Blush brush
- Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner
- Nude eyeliner
- 2 lipliners by Essence- Shade 08 Big Proposal
- Bite Beauty lipgloss in French Press
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Paaarty
- Maybelline Colossal Big Shot mascara
- Nivea Hydro Care lipbalm
- Blotting papers
- A small hair brush
- 3 hair ties
- Many, many small perfume samplers
K I’m no druggie, but I just like to be prepared, capisce? YOU NEVER KNOW. Whenever people say “I have a headache”… guess who can help them? 🙂 Here’s what I keep:
- Superglue (you never know…)
- Pepto Bismol
- Nail file
- Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes
Scattered throughout, I also have items that I may possibly need… Here goes:
- Wet Ones
- My glasses (sunglasses & reading)
- An umbrella
- Playing cards
- A wine opener
- Hand lotion
There ya have it! I’m actually laughing as I write this because I honestly have no idea how I manage to fit ALL THIS STUFF into my bag, but I do. I’ll tell you one thing.. I almost NEVER need something that I don’t have in my bag 🙂
I hope this post gave you some ideas of extras to throw into your own bag, and if not, I hope it at least gave you a good laugh 🙂
Have a great upcoming week!
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