The Bag – by Steve Madden
I absolutely love this bag, it’s the perfect size for the junk that I carry around and you just can’t go wrong with black. It has a removable and adjustable strap which does come in handy when I’m trying to carry all of my shopping on one trip from the car.
I love the pattern on the inner lining and the colours keep it pretty classy. There isn’t a middle compartment but there is a zip pocket and two media pockets that I keep my phone and my work keys in. The zips on the front serve no purpose but the bag doesn’t really need any extra pockets anyway.
Inside the Bag
160 GB silver iPod classic – hasn’t been updated since 2010 so is full of Sean Kingston and Jojo.
iPod case – gold sequin iPod case that has a mouse face and ears? YES PLEASE PRIMARK.
Dr Organic Tea Tree lip balm – got this on a 3 for 2 deal at Holland and Barret and I love it! This one lives in my bag which means it’s occasionally stolen by my boyfriend, forever thankful it’s not tinted.
Car keys – I have a mint green Fiat 500 which I adore, wish the keys were mint green as well though. I have added a fluffy keyring (which has cat ears and a tail) from Newlook for easy location.
Used tissues – a staple for every bag…
Ibuprofen – needed if you suffer from regular headaches and migraines. I find ibuprofen works better than paracetamol for me.
Glasses – I have the Joules Vera frames in brown, I prefer brown on me as black frames seemed a little too harsh on my skin tone.
Purse – it’s a lovely minty teal colour and is made from a very soft leather. I believe it’s from Accessorize but was a Christmas gift so I can’t be sure.
2p – I’m rich.
Pens – every bag needs a pen, or two, or three.
Umbrella – I live in England so carry an umbrella everywhere I go even in the height of summer.
Garnier Intensive 7 Day Hand Cream – it has a barely there scent of aloe and absorbs very well. Although it doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy, be warned you do not need a lot.
Hairbands – I rarely use these as I have up to two perfectly stretched hairbands at a time, however if one of my trusted bands fails me and breaks I do resort to the stash in my bag. They’re also handy to have in case somebody asks for a hairband and you don’t want to break your heart and have to offer one that fits perfectly on your wrist.
Diary – I have to be organised so carry my diary around with me in case of any unexpected appointments. It is NEVER written in with ink, pencil only so I don’t have any unattractive crossing outs.
Rimmel lasting finish lipstick in Nude Pink – I wish I was a lipstick wearer but I just can’t get into them. I much prefer lip balms but this nude pink is pretty and does apply pretty well.
Work keys – with an owl keyring, again so I can find them quickly.
Minion tissues – if you have hayfever then you need tissues and a pack of 12 from Poundland will do just fine.