What’s In My Handbag….

“What’s in your purse? Bricks?” “Don’t ask me to hold your handbag, I don’t want to get a muscle pull.” “You don’t need to go to the gym for weight training, lifting your handbag is enough weight training for you.”

These are the various comments that my mom, mom-in-law and hubby have passed on my handbags. That and the various posts on “what’s in my handbag/makeup bag” gave me the inspiration to do this post.

While there was a time when all you could find in my bag was makeup (besides money/credit cards/sunglasses), makeup in my handbag now is just a couple of lipsticks and a compact. So, what’s in it? Have a look….

An old Charles and Keith wallet and my regular wear sunglasses. After my younger son broke my really expensive designer sunglasses, I normally wear these which…..aren’t very expensive.

Nuts, chocolates, biscuits….I need to keep something for the kids to munch on for the times when we are stuck in traffic or for whenever hunger strikes. And when I’m rushing around, picking up one son from school, taking another for cricket class etc etc, I need the sugar too!

For dirty hands and faces, sudden blocked noses, hang nails etc…..

Yes, these are the most important things in my handbag (after my wallet of course); very important for my peace of mind coz these are the boys fave toys. The cars of course keep changing, these are the ones currently in my bag. Sometimes though, both want the same car and then……you get the picture :/

These are my essentials; blotting sheets, nail file, clips, hand cream, nail polish remover wipes, Shiseido powder foundation that I generally just use as a compact, L’Occitane Shea Butter, TBS lip balm, Estée Lauder and Bourjois eye pencils (both of which have become little stubs and though I have already bought backups of both, I’m still not letting these go), and four lipsticks.

Maybelline Colourscensationals in Totally Toffee, MAC Please Me, Revlon Colorburst in Soft Rose and Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra lipstick in Watermelon.

This is what I usually have in my go-to handbag. I keep switching bags depending on where I’m going and for what so I keep switching products too but this is my standard bag since a couple of months.

Each and every bag of mine, even the smallest clutch, has a bottle of Bath and Body Works Pocketbac and L’Occitane Shea Butter, just can’t do without these two.

What’s in your handbag? Go on, give us a good snoop…..

21 Replies to “What’s In My Handbag….”

  1. hahahaha! loved your post! Even I carry my world in my bag. My brothers and my BF keep saying that my bag is like Hermione’s magic bag, you can find anything in it, even a hammer. 😀

    Priyanka (The Purplenista)

    1. Lol….that’s a nice (and very apt) comparison 😀

  2. thats a lot…. so many toys…. being mom and at the same time a makeup lover is not an easy job 🙂

  3. Very nice post Dollie, the best part was those toy cars.:)
    Loved your makeup products too and I agree who needs to do weight lifting..lol .:)

    1. Yup, keep changing sides so that both arms get a good workout 😉

  4. preethi Prasad says: Reply

    hey dollie..i love the way u write posts..have to learn from you..any ways i love the cars….enjoy reading this post..and those all lipsticks seems super pretty..do share ur son’s pics some time..wanna see them with their beautiful mom..

    1. Thanks so much Preethi, you’ve made my day 😀
      There’s a pic of my boys in one of my travel posts. I’ll surely out up a recent pic soon.

  5. Loved your post Dollie, you do carry a LOT of stuff 😉

    1. Hehe…goes hand in hand with being a mom 😉

  6. Oh my you really do carry yr world in the handbag :D..

    1. Lol…I have to :p

  7. I have the same Shiseido compact foundation (sheer mattifying) in all my handbags 🙂 That collection of cars is so cute.

    1. This is just a teeny weeny part of their massive cars collection! They are scattered in each room of my house!

  8. loved this post:) n ur such a cute mom 🙂
    which flavour is tbs balm? hows it?

    1. Hehe….thanks 🙂
      The TBS lip balm is strawberry flavour, I especially love it coz it is in a twist up tube rather than a pot.

  9. Apoorva GSB says: Reply

    Oh my.. Oh my..
    I never knew that someone can carry so many toycars in handbag 😀 🙂
    Cool post

    1. Lol…even I didn’t till I became a mom!

  10. Ikya Kesiraju says: Reply

    haha this reminds me of my mum’s bag when we were little! She always had toys and cars in hers!! Oh and a book for me and she still has biscuits, water and nuts and chocolates in her bag at all times! Other than the obvious, sanitizer, nailcutter, file, cards, sunglasses wallet etc! As far as my bag is concerned, I think I should do a post on that! 😛
    You’re is a certified mommy bag and isn’t is just adorable!

    1. Ikya Kesiraju says: Reply

      haha mine’s really boring, which is why I haven’t ever done this post! 😛 I’m firm believer of ‘less is more’ But your post made me go all aww and I came back to see it twice!

    2. Yup, mommy bag 😉 Thankfully no diapers now! Till a couple of months ago, I also had a couple of diapers, a little sipper with water…
      Thankfully the kids are happy with cars. If its a longer drive to the suburbs or to lonavala etc, then the psp and camera are also stuffed into it. Other toys like Power Rangers, Transformers etc, they hold in their hands.
      I’d love to see what’s in ur bag…do the post soon 🙂

    3. Awwwww 😀
      I used to believe in that too, with a collection of cute tiny bags. But it changed when I became a mom. I didn’t want to carry those diaper bags, so I just started carrying bigger handbags! And then dumped evrything in it.

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