17 June 2013

What's in my handbag?

I've done a what's in your bag post before but it was some time ago. I would ordinarily avoid doing another post of the same type but my lifestyle and priorities were quite different then — I no longer carry around a calculator, my lab book or cycling gear, for one — so maybe it's worth re-visiting. Also, there are prizes to be won! MoneySupermarket.com are giving away Mulberry items worth over £1,000.

So, what's in my handbag? Usually a mixture (but perhaps not all) of the following:




Contents

Oxfam purse ... £10
Passport ... £75
Money ... £9
Stamps ... £3
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini + purple Cellapod case ... £205
Casio Exilim EX-Z85 9.1 MP camera ... £175
Specsavers glasses (+ black case) ... £150
Accessorise sunglasses ... £12
Tangle Teezer mini (Virgin Atlantic exclusive) ... £12
Red Moleskin diary ... £9
Black Moleskin notebook ... £10
SanDisk Cruzer 16 GB USB ... £10
Pens ... £3
Work badge
H&M knitted hat ... £6
Faux leather gloves ... £15
Water bottle
Beconase ... £9
Blink contact lens eye drops ... £6
Spare toric contact lenses ... £2
Nail file ... £2
Dove compressed Go Fresh Pomegranate Anti-Perspirant 75ml ... £3
Elizabeth Arden eight hour hand cream ... £13
Cath Kidston mirror ... £8
FLO Refillable perfume atomizer ... £10
The Body Shop strawberry body butter ... £6
Rimmel Royal lipgloss in 161 Delicious ... £4
Asthma inhalers
Eyelash curler ... £5
Hair clip ... £2
Collection2000 Super Size mascara in Black ... £3
Zirtek antihistamines ... £7
Kleenex ... £2

Not pictured

House keys
Amazon Kindle app books ... £16
Mozzypop faux leather handbag ... £30

Total

Bringing the grand total to ... £830.

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Sheit. That's a fair amount of investment inside my bag. Yikes! And it's also made me realise how many cosmetic and medicinal items I carry around, especially since a) I consider myself to be low maintenance and b) I barely use most of it. The majority of the items speak for themselves I would say. There may be times I will use a different bag, swap/leave out some items, carry foodstuffs, and maybe have my DSLR (which is at least £350 all-in!) but the current stocktake is fairly representative.

Some items were difficult to cost. For example, I pay for insurance on my mobile so if that were lost, stolen or damaged, it would be replaced 'free of charge'. And how much does someone pay to replace a set of house keys?

So, what's in your (hand)bag?

7 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about carrying round a lot of valuable items! I don't have an expensive smartphone (only an old cheap phone) but I've taken to carrying round my fab new camera (a Panasonic Lumix GF5) which amounts to an extra £300 squid in my handbag!! x

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    1. It is quite scary how much we carry isn't it?! Thankfully, I pay for insurance on my phone so that doesn't feel so bad. Ooh that really is a fab new camera! I wouldn't mind one of those (especially now my DSLR seems to be on the blink. Again!). I'd quite like a compact DSLR.

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  2. There is no way anyone is seeing inside my bag! A good idea I got from yours is the perfume atomiser thingy - I always seem to be lugging around 1 (or 2) heavy perfume bottles! x

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    1. Aww why not? Yeah, I used to carry around perfume bottles as well so the atomiser was a welcome replacement. Although, I swear some of the perfume evaporates! It always seems to need refilling and it's not spilling inside my bag or anything. Must be the perfume pixies...

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  3. So many iterms in a handbag..How can you do that?

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  4. Wow! It is surprising to see how you are able to put up all those stuff inside a single bag. All of the contents are quite useful too. I remember a friend of mine carries expensive things inside her bag everyday that purchasing a handbag insurance would be a wise thing to do. LOL! In your case, the contents of your bag are simple yet very useful. =)

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  5. in my handbag also http://www.sesukaida.com/whats-in-my-handbag/

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