What’s in my bag?

Hey Beautifuls!

Via DM a few of you ask what my everyday essentials are!? Thus, I have decided to share with you all my different styles. But as it’s come to the end of my first week back in work, I’d show you the contents of my work bag first…

My everyday Work Bag!

For work, I use a large handbag from Dune. It’s large enough to also fit my lunch and a refillable water bottle. See below… it’s HUGE!

A Rundown:

  • My Teaching Planner by Plum Paper Design
  • Palm print umbrella from H&M
  • Fiorelli Purse
  • Strawberry Strepsils
  • Slytherin Lanyard and work badge
  • Pink pencil case from a supermarket
  • Canvas pouch to keep liquids, gels and creams
  • VS Pink Hibiscus Hand Cream
  • Ventolin Inhaler
  • Pixi lip balm
  • NYX Lip colour in Athens
  • Rosie Perfume from M&S
  • Mirror from Primark
  • Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitizer from Bath and Body Works
  • Car Keys
  • Samsung A5 phone

Why do I carry so much!? Because I need to be prepared at all times in work. All of these items are my day to day essentials with perhaps one or two luxuries.

Without these items, I could not function.

From my planner which keeps me in check everyday, to strepsils because I have to shout and hand sanitizer due to contact with lots of different people and items. Although, I have saved you the horrors of all the wrappers and receipts hiding at the bottom of my bag!

My Ultimate “Dinner Date” Bag

My Vivienne Westwood is my FAVOURITE Dinner Date Bag; large enough for all essentials, small enough to look dressy rather than casual!

A Rundown:

  • Car Keys
  • Mini Perfume
  • Hand Sanitizer from Bath and Body Works
  • Mirror as before
  • Fraud Protection Wallet by Bebe
  • Chewing Gum
  • Inhaler
  • Tom Ford Lipstick (Colour: Smitten)
  • Maybelline Concealer
  • Samsung A5

I try to keep my going out bags to a minimal size so I have less chance of losing “stuff”. It also means my bag stays looking it’s best without lots of items being stuffed in, especially my Viv, as the opening is narrow and awkwardly shaped. Really must buy a larger one as I’ve been intending to for the last 2 years!

My General Day Out/ Shopping Day Bag

My Mulberry (Baby number 3- I have 4) is the perfect accompaniment to ANY OUTFIT! I love that it has an extra strap for shouldering when loaded up with lots of shopping.

A Rundown:

  • Amazon Kindle (Cover from Paperchase)
  • FM Fragrances 18 (smells like Coco Mademoiselle)
  • Inhaler
  • Protection Wallet from Bebe
  • Samsung A5
  • Mirror as before
  • Millie Mackintosh Luxe Glow Face Illuminator
  • Canvas pouch (for my cosmetics) from Home Bargains
  • Maybelline concealer
  • Pixi Lip Lift Max in Honey Sheen
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Perla
  • Revlon Foundation Stick
  • Car Keys
  • Elemis Minty Moisture Lip Balm (Thank you BA Business Class)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Chewing Gum

My pet hate is having cosmetics rolling about in the bottom of my bag or lids coming off a product in one of the pockets. I found this medium sized pouch for an absolute bargain. It also includes my initial for bonus points! I now keep any cosmetics and gels in pouch so my baby doesn’t get messy!

My Night Out Clutch Bag

I picked up this small and sweet clutch when working as a Stella and Dot Stylist. I love that it limits the amount I can take out with me… meaning less rubbish to lose!!

A Rundown:

  • Protection Wallet from Bebe
  • Handbag Perfume from Victoria’s Secret (this one is Paris)
  • Samsung A5
  • Inhaler
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Pink a Punch
  • Bare Minerals Plumping Lip Gloss in Dazzler

Many of you are probably unaware that I’m also asthmatic so my inhaler comes everywhere with me (so I don’t die) meaning my bags always need to be large enough to fit this bad boy in. My night out bags vary in size depending on the outfit. But the fact this has a self contained mirror built in… makes it my favourite clutch bag!

What are your essentials? Comment below!

Lots of Love

L xoxox

Copyright Lauren Toner 2011-2018

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