Thursday, 27 June 2013

Whats in your handbag?

I have been meaning to do a 'Whats in my handbag?' post in quite a while, and when I spotted that MoneySupermarket was running a competition, I thought I must do it now! I have just finished work, and this is pretty much what I have been carrying to and from work all week. 

So to kick start this post here is one of my newest and most favourite tote bags, it is from sheffield (duh!) from their Antiques quarter, its was about £3.00 and I love the colour and style of the design. 

So here is.. Whats inside my handbag / tote.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins £2.00 from a Charity Shop, Moleskine Diary £15.50 John Lewis, these headphones are so old, I think they used to say 'Sony' on the sides, these were probably around £6.99 from HMV, Black biro - free - taken from work most probably, Keys (see below!), Navy umbrella, £4.00 Wilkinsons, Miu Miu wallet £205.00 Selfridges, iPhone 5 £529.00 Make Up bag - oldest thing in my bag, so I don't remember the price, I think its from Boots and possibly around £6.00.

Another full shot showing my phone case! £12.00 Urban Outfitters.

Whats inside my everyday make-up bag.

Benefit Porfessional £24.50, Revlon Baby Stick £6.99, The Body Shop eyebrow kit £10.00, Collection Lasting Perfection ultimate wear powder £2.99 Collection Lasting Perfection concealer £4.19, Real Technique brushes £21.99, Loreal telescopic £10.99, Boots No7 felt tip eyeliner originally £8.00 but with my £3.00 off make up voucher; £5.00, The Body Shop eyeliner £8.00, Revlon angled brush £3.49 Amazon.

House Keys - here I have a couple of key rings, this Hamsa hand which I bought from Tunisia, and a large stuffed owl from a boutique in Newquay £3.99.

Whats in my wallet.

Ah, my wallet, I can buy a handbag a week, but I never look twice at new purses or wallets, I have had my Miu Miu wallet for so many years, I remember buying it from Selfridges in Birmingham Bull Ring, it is always stuffed with cinema stubs, old train tickets and money off vouchers. I can only ever close it using one of the two clasps, as you can see from the above photo, ha ha.


My most used plastics; Boots Advantage Card, My Cineworld Unlimited card £15.90 a month, my Nottingham City Transport bus card £45.00 a month.

Some loose items I found at the bottom of my bag; ASOS spike and cross necklace £4.00, Home made lipsalve £3.50 Bedruthan gift shop, boots receipts and vouchers, Boots pocket tissue, 0.49p, Cherry Airwaves 0.65p Spar.

To finish off this post, here are some things I keep in my Moleskine diary from; One Direction confirmation 4 x tickets £288.31, to my Sheffield Blogger Meet contact sheets, to my Derren Brown tickets 2 x tickets £117.30.

As you can see from my bag and it's contents, I shop in a variety of places from high end, to high street to charity shops.

The total of my bag and it's contents? .... I don't even want to say....£1,388.45. I suddenly feel like I should buy a more secure bag that includes a padlock.

*Minus my concert/show tickets and cinema/bus card the total is; £921.94

You can still enter the competition here.


  1. Love this! Isn't it amazing that we're always curious on what others have in their handbags? LOL. I love your phone case and I think I should really start carrying cash with me haha. I love Boots loyalty card, too. hehe xx


  2. Love the tote! :)
    that's one hell of a total.. Scary isn't it. Especially if someone did steal your bag.. :/