Thursday, 13 June 2013

What's in Your Handbag?


I'd been wanting to write a 'What's in my handbag' type post for a little while, so when I saw that MoneySupermarket.com was running a competition to win a Mulberry Handbag (eek!) just for writing such a post, I wrote up my post straight away! http://www.FashionPerks.co.uk are also offering 6 runners up £25 Asos vouchers each! *Beware, this is a photo-heavy post!* If you want to enter, click here for the details, and do let me know if you've done one of these posts; they're one of my favourites to read (probably because I'm wayyy to nosy). I also want to tag some of my favourite bloggers to do their own post and enter the competition: Ahem It's EmmeCarrie Brighton, A Scottish Lass, Ellis Rose and Simply Abby.

So, my handbag that I'm currently carrying is the Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Mac' (Morning After Clutch) in black, with rose-gold hardware. This bag has done the rounds in the Youtube and Blogging communities, and I had wanted it for over a year when I finally caved and purchased it last week from Shopbop. It comes in various colours and several different sizes too, but I went for their smallest version, and picked black since that makes it more versatile. For a designer handbag, it's not too expensive, and even this mini size holds more than you would expect, so I'd 100% recommend this bag. It comes with it's own dustbag, which matches the interior lining, and the straps are adjustable to a shorted length, or removable completely. The leather is beautiful and feels ridiculously soft and smooth.


























































































































Now on to what's actually in my bag! This bag has the main compartment, two inner small pockets, and a small zipped compartment under the clasp on the front. In that front pocket I keep:
- My favourite face powder, Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Transparent
- A concealer for touch-ups; Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer in Shade 1 Fair.
The inner pockets are a good place to keep things that need to be easily accessible:
- My phone (the Nokia Lumia 620) which is safe in the pocket from scraches from keys
- A couple of tissues
- My travel wallet, in which I keep my cards, ID and a bit of cash














































Here's the content of my entire bag! It holds a lot more than you would think, and there's also space left over for my digital camera if I wanted to take that out too! I tend to take my re-usable Starbucks tumbler with me separately if I'm taking a drink as well. So here's what else I've got in there:
- Mints, for fresh breath!
- My Travelo which holds my signature perfume; Hugo Boss' Deep Red
- A Nars Blush, which I actually just have in there for the mirror for touch ups!
- A little packet full of painkillers and plasters just in case
- Boots Oil-absorbing blotting sheets, for if my face gets oily
- My favourite MAC lipstick in 'Jubilee' (see my review here)
- A Burt's Bees Lipbalm
- A Nail file
- Some throat lozenges (Tyrozetes)
- A mini Moleskine notebook for lists (I LOVE LISTS!)
- A pen
- My keys
- A Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in 'Kiss Me Coral'
- A Body Shop Mango Handcream
- A hairband and a few kirby-grips

MoneySupermarket.com also wants to know how much the contents of your bag adds up to (including the bag itself!) , which I thought was interesting, so I've added up everything, and the grand total is (approx)...

£421.20
Ouch!


So that's what's in my handbag! Comment below if you've done a similar post, and don't forget to enter the competition

Amy
xxx

35 comments:

  1. Love the RM bag! I want one so bad!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  2. looove the bag. and i think it's funny how you've stuffed so much into it! :P

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  3. gorgeous bag! love your blog, following!x

    www.oliviaroses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you :) I clicked through to your blog and followed, it's lovely! XXX

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  4. The bag is gorgeous, and it holds more that it looks like it can hold! I love looking at these type of posts. Thanks for tagging me and telling me about this competition, and I can't wait to make my post! :)

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    1. YAY :) Let me know when you do! XXX

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    2. I just posted it! Thanks for tagging me and telling me about the competition! :)

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  5. love what's in my bag posts! i love the perfume atomizers - so handy!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  6. What a lovely bag! Can't believe everything fits in there! :)
    Good luck in the competition! xx

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  7. I love that bag! Definitely going to have write a post like this.

    Emily/ emerlilly.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  8. I did a what's in my bag post and I don't even wanna say how much it came up to
    http://wotshernameagain.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/whats-in-my-handbag.html

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  9. I'm scared to figure out how much all the things in my bag add up to! Great post and your bag is adorable! xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

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  10. I love these posts! I'm amazed how much you managed to get in there! i really like the colour of that lipgloss!

    Thanks for sending over your link, sorry it took me so long to check your blog out!
    It's great, now following!

    Photo-Jenn-ic

    xx

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    1. Thanks :) I'm going to do a review on the lipgloss soon as I'm loving it! XXX

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  11. this is such a cool post!

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  12. I always enjoy these type of posts :)

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  13. I've wanted a Mini MAC for ages! Yours look so beautiful with the rose gold detailing! <3

    xo runbarbierun

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  14. That's such a cool competition! Best of luck! :) I absolutely love your bag- it's so classy!

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  15. u get so much in ur bag! love these kinds of posts (think i'm nosey hehe!)

    xx

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  16. Love this post! Interesting that your bag has a total of £421.20! I will definitely take a look at my bag now!

    x Isabelle

    http://isabelletakingchances.blogspot.be/

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  17. Great post! I also carry around emergency painkillers every where.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  18. Loved this post because i'm nosy! haha. The bag is gorgeous, I can't believe how much you can fit in it thats amazing!

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. That's a large amount of money its amazing as it doesn't look like much until you total up the total cost which can be a scary though :O ! love these types of posts I actually need a new handbag yours looks amazing! xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  20. Great post! So organised, and so many lovely things! Thanks for the tag, will give this a go this week! :)
    Carrie:Brighton xx

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  21. I love these sort of posts! How do you fit all that stuff in that gorge lil handbag! xxx

    www.squidgymoments.ie

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  22. Omg thanks for the heads up on the competition! Will def check it out!

    Loving ur post tho! Your bag is really cute and organised, mine always looks like a bomb site bursting with century old receipts...

    Thanks for linking me on bbloggers tonight :)
    x

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  23. That is such a gorgeous bag! I really need a new little black bag so I will definitely look into getting a bag like this, it is so cute! Following :) xx

    beaumaquillagex.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I love these sorts of posts, and what a gorgeous bag you have! I wouldn't have thought all of that would have fitted inside it, just proves that women are miraculous creatures (and that we carry around a LOT of stuff, haha) xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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  25. It's amazing how you managed to fit everything into such a small bag! Your bag is so cute though :) it's like a Mary Poppins bag haha! Love your blog :) now following you on Bloglovin. xx

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  26. That bag is stunning!!! Loved the contents to. If you ever get rid of it, you know where I am hehehe. Love L xxx ❤ Scottish Lass ❤

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  27. Love this! I just started a blog - would be great if you could take a look

    rachel--loves.blogspot.com

    xx

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  28. I love this post! Your pictures are so fab too! Loving the Rebecca Minkoff bag, especially the gold detailing! xxx

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  29. love your handbag! its crazy how much everything inside is worth! xx

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  30. That handbags lovely! I have smints in my bag too from one the magazines I got haha

    check out my blog if you can I am new so if you could follow me!
    http://katiesworld-ofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Went to the mirror to see the bag hanging on my arm, and it looks great! Color is gorgeous, and could be very well mistaken for something costlier.

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