What is in a My Handbag?
A Ladyâ€™s handbag tells a lot about her. To be very honest, I hate carrying big bags. Until July 2010, I never carried a proper handbag ever. Yes, Ever!! It all changed when I landed my first job in July 2010 and I knew itâ€™s going to change now. Since then I have evolved a lot so did my handbags. But one thing that is still constant is â€“ I still do not like to carry a handbag. To me it is a necessity rather than a fashion or style element. So when there is no love-lost between yours truly and arm candies, what is in my hand bag.
I am sure many of you will understand this â€œI do not love a handbag but I have some really great pieces in my wardrobeâ€ sort of thing. Well, a lady has to some things whether like it or not. For my 9-to-5 job I carry either my Diana &Co Suede Bag, $55 Aldo Legoiri Bag or this Michael Kors Mercer bag.
For regular day to day errands like a run to super market, Michael Kors Sloan shoulder bag and this Charles & Keith Metal Push Lock Bag are my go-to.
If I am having some much-needed me-time while walking around the neighbourhood I carry this small Borbonese animal print wallet.
So what a lady carries in her handbag â€“ a Mystery many men found more mysterious than Sidney Sheldonâ€™ book, let us visit my handbagâ€™s inside. Apart from my Credit Cards and store loyalty cards, small amount of cash, mobile, headphones and keys (That are always in no matter it is a hand bag, slingbag or a pouch) I carry only much needed elements that included:
Clarins Lip Perfector: I am not a lipstick person but I love lip balm. This $20 Lip Perfector in Rose shimmer is my go to one these days. Itâ€™s always in my work bag. Â Available in many different shades.
Nivea Essential lip balm: when I am running around finishing much needed day to day errands, my sling bag always have a Nivea Lip Balm.
Nivea Body Lotion: My hands are really really dry, so I need to keep them moisturized and I never found anything more suitable than this Nivea Body Lotion. Â I also have this at home sitting near the door.
A pack of Face tissues: Even though I donâ€™t use them regularly, but I keep one pack out of $11.99 Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Fragrance-Free in my handbag.
A notepad: I am one of those who use screenshots as notepad, but sometimes mobiles are not enough so this $8.99 cute notepad is required in a ladyâ€™s bag.
Perfume: I love good fragrance, especially as I do not drive so it keeps me fresh. My go-to one for my hand bag is Cartier Baiser Vole Eau de Parfum.
A pack of Mint mouth freshener â€“ Currently it’s Mint Tic Tac.
Rose Face Mist: These days I am carrying this Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist with Rose Water. This $7 rose mist lightly hydrates leaving skin feeling soothed and refreshed.
Sunglasses: This $16 Aldo Elorka is a staple piece of my handbag.
Apart from this my office hand bag usually has a small kit that contains hair elastics, safety pins, hair brush, an extra sanitary pad or two, Band-Aids, Sanitizer, Makeup sponge.
I like my stuff organized so use this $25.66 organizer, it keeps things simple and easy. if you do not like bag organizers then this $10.99 Kit is a good investment. So what do you carry in your hand bag? Did I miss anything that should be there?? Let me know. Would love to hear from another lady.