Vintage sunglasses and wallet
I hope you enjoyed stepping into my life for a few seconds there. Was it thrilling? Did you feel a rush of excitement and jealousy that you're not me? No? Well, you just don't know what you're missing. Although I suppose we can rule out 'being a vigilante' or anything cool like that, because the contents of handbag certainly isn't that awesome.
So this is what I carry around with me in my handbag (although I did save you the horror of having to see how many gum wrappers and receipts are in there as well).
I always have at least 5 lipsticks. There isn't any particular reason why, I'm just always in a rush and never have time to put my lipstick on, so I grab one as I'm running out the door and always forget to put them away when I get home. But I like to tell myself it's because I'm a spontaneous and creative person and thus might like to change colours a couple of times a day.
I carry whatever nail polish I happen to be wearing at the time because I hate chipped nail polish
I also always have an array of rings in the bottom of my bag. They're usually simple and gold and I carry them around in case I need to dress up an outfit (eg. Going straight from work to an event/party/dinner).
Eye liner I never ever leave the house without. I cant stand anything water proof because it gets too thick and who really enjoys rubbing there eyes raw before going to bed anyway? So this means sometimes my eye liner needs a top up. This Rimmel liquid liner is pretty good, but if it starts raining, I'm running late or I somehow get caught up watching The Notebook, then it's good to have a back-up plan. If one of your girlfriends has a pretty emotional night and you end up listening to her cry in a bathroom stall at some club, she'll also be pretty grateful when you can help her look pretty again (don't lie, we've all been there).
Ditto perfume. I'm never going to lug around an entire perfume bottle with me (I may or may not have had one smash open in my bag once and walked around smelling like a giant pot-pourri pillow for a month) so it's lucky I have an obsession with mini bottles. Invest in some now. Right now. Ebay has tons.
Everything else is pretty standard stuff. I always carry a pen for the diary I never remember to pack, although it still comes in handy from time to time. I have my keys and my wallet because they're pretty crucial parts of my day (not that that means I don't forget them at least once a week). Sunglasses, because it sucks when you sit down for cocktails by the water and have your retinas burnt out because you left them on your bedside table and my phone is there so that I can instagram every step of my day keep in contact with everyone.
And so ends this riveting exploration of my daily necessities. Do you guys carry anything interesting around? I have a friend who never leaves the house without a spare pair of shoes. I'd love to be able to do a super chic Anna-Dello-Russo-esque change over half way through the day, but to be honest I just don't want to put in the hard labour of carrying them around.
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