Thursday, 2 October 2014

Guest Blogger Steph - This Beautiful Daydream




Firstly,
I
 would
 like
 to say
 a massive
 thank‐you
 to
 Charlotte
 for
 allowing
 me
 to
 write
 a post
 on
 her 
gorgeous
 blog.



What’s
 in
 my
 handbag?!
 

Whenever
 I
 see a 
post 
on 
somebody’s 
blog
 with 
this 
heading, 
I 
can’t 
help 
but 
read
 it,
 but
 then
 it
 occurred
 to
 me,
 I’ve
 never
 actually
 done
 one
 myself!
 I’ve
 been
 compared
 to 
Mary 
Poppins 
SO
 many 
times 
for 
the 
amount 
of
 ‘stuff’ 
I 
carry 
around
 with
 me...
 If
 I’m
 bored,
 I’ve
 got
 my
 book...
 Need
 to
 write
 a
 note?
 
 Borrow
 my
 pen...
 Headache?
 Here’s
 a
 paracetamol...
 I’m
 also
 guilty
 of
 having
 loose
 change
 and
 crumpled
 up
 receipts
 at
 the
 bottom
 of
 my
 bag...
 Honestly,
 I
 don’t
 know
 how
 it
 happens!


So,
 putting 
aside 
all 
of 
those 
temporary 
bits 
and 
bobs,
 here 
are 
my 
essentials...








The
 Bag


I 
bought 
this 
bag 
in
 TK Maxx 
(my 
guilty‐pleasure 
shop) 
on 
sale 
for 
£22 
and 
fell 
in
 love 
with 
it
 instantly. 
I’ve 
had 
so 
many 
other,
cheaper 
bags 
in 
the 
past 
that 
I’ve
 just 
not 
been 
happy 
with
 for
 one 
reason 
or 
other
–
too
 many 
pockets, 
not 
enough
 pockets
–
and 
they 
all 
seem 
to 
have 
fallen
 apart! 
So 
I 
thought 
I
 should 
invest 
in 
a
 proper, 
sturdy, 
leather 
bag. 
I 
love 
that 
it 
literally 
goes 
with 
any 
outfit!




  • The 
Purse: 
This 
purse 
is 
from
 Accessorize
 and 
is 
the 
perfect
 size
 for
 me. 
There's a
 zipper
 compartment
 for 
coinage 
and
 plenty
 of
 space 
for
 cards 
and
 notes.
 My 
favourite
 colour
 at 
the
moment 
is
 plum/purple 
so 
this 
ticks 
all 
the
 boxes 
for 
me !
  • Deodorant: 
Working 
with 
so
 many 
people 
in
 such 
a 
close 
environment,
 I
 get
 really 
paranoid
 about
 the
 way 
I
 smell,
 so 
I 
always
 carry
 a
 deodorant
 with
 me.

  • Compact
Mirror:
 Again, 
this 
was
 from 
Accessorize. 
I 
picked 
it
 up 
in
 one 
of 
their
 sales 
a 
couple
 of
 years 
ago.
  • Door
keys: 
I’m
 always 
losing
 my
 door 
keys
–
much 
to 
my 
boyfriend’s 
frustration
 –
so 
now 
I
 have
to 
keep 
them 
in
 their 
own 
zipped
 compartment 
in
 my 
bag!

  • Torch:
 This 
was 
a
 random 
gift
 from
 my
 dad 
but 
honestly 
it 
was 
such 
a 
good 
idea.
 My 
friends 
all
 laugh 
at 
me 
for 
carrying 
it 
and
 using
 the 
torch
 to
 look 
inside 
my
 bag, 
but 
it’s 
dark 
in 
there!
  • The 
Sunglasses:
 These 
are 
Kenneth 
Cole 
Reactions 
and 
were 
another 
super‐ saving 
purchase
from 
TK 
Maxx! 
AND 
they’re 
purple,
woop
 woop!
  • The
 glasses:
 I 
love 
my
 Ray 
Bans
–
they 
should 
have
 cost 
£150, 
but
 I 
managed
 to
 find 
some
 online 
for 
£20
 and 
then 
had
 my
 own 
lenses
 put
 into 
them
–
a 
nifty
 money‐saving
 tip 
there!!
Black/brown 
on 
the
 outside, 
purple
 on 
the
 inside

  • Batiste:
 This 
little 
mini‐can
 was 
such
 a 
great 
find.
I
 got
 it 
from 
Asda 
and
 it 
is
 the
 perfect
 size 
to
 slip
 into
 your 
handbag.
  • A 
pen:
I 
love 
Winnie
 the
 Pooh ! 
  • Car 
Keys
 
  • Robinsons
Squash’d:
  My 
newest
 discovery!
 It’s
 quite 
expensive 
at 
£2 
for
 such 
a
 tiny
bottle, 
but
 it
 promises 
a 
decent 
20
 glasses
 and 
takes
 only 
the
 tiniest 
squeeze
 for
 a 
tasty
 drink. 
 I
 find 
it 
very 
hard 
to 
drink 
plain 
water 
so 
this 
is 
perfect
 for 
me.
 
  • Car 
Keys
 
  • USB
 cable:
 I
 couldn’t
 live 
without
 my
 phone 
so 
the 
battery
 takes 
a 
bit
 of
 a
 beating!

 
  • In
 car
 USB:
 This 
plugs 
into 
the 
cigarette
 lighter 
of
 my
 car 
(or
 my 
boyfriend’s
 car)
 so
 I
 can 
charge
 my 
phone
 on‐the‐go!
 
 


The 
Make 
Up

I
 usually
 put
 on 
my
 make 
up
 at 
home 
but
 for 
emergency
 situations 
I
 usually
 carry 
just 
the
essentials:

  • Lip
gloss: A
 cute 
little 
pot
 called 
‘Born
 Lippy’
 from 
The
 Body
 Shop 
–
and
 it’s 
raspberry 
flavoured.
 
  • Hand
cream :
since 
I
 work 
in 
the 
technology 
department
 in 
school, 
my
 hands 
get
 very
 dirty
 and
 constantly
 washing 
them 
can
 make
 my 
hands
 feel
 very
 dry.
This 
coconut 
hand
cream 
by
 The 
Body 
Shop 
is 
a 
gorgeous
 scent 
and 
texture.

 
  • Tweezers
–
just 
in 
case!
 
  • Pencil
 eyeliner:
 I’m 
in 
love
 with
 BWC 
(Beauty 
Without 
Cruelty)
 
  • cosmetics
 but 
they
 can 
be 
quite 
expensive! 
I
 invested 
in 
this 
eyeliner
 
  • because 
it
 is 
such
 good 
quality, 
doesn’t 
smudge 
and 
the
 colour 
is
 so 
deep.

 
  • Mascara: This 
one’s
 by
 Rimmel, 
it’s
 the 
Glam’Eyes 
Lash 
Flirt 
one
, in
 Kohl
 Black.

  • Foundation:
 My
 perfect
 shade
 of
 foundation 
is 
by 
Maybelline.
I’ve
 tried
 
  • other
 brands
 but
 I’ve 
never 
managed
 to 
find
 such 
a
 good 
colour
  match 
for
 my
 skin.

 
  • Work
 Keys:
 This
 huge
 bunch 
of
 keys
 weighs 
me 
down
 so 
I
 take 
them
 out 
of
 my
 bag 
at
 weekends!
 

So 
there 
you 
have 
it !
I
 hope 
you
 enjoyed 
that 
little 
insight
 into 
my 
bag
–
 apparently
 you
 can
 tell
 a 
lot
 about
 a 
person
 from 
what
 they 
keep 
in 
their 
bag.

 


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