Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Inside my Handbag

Yesterday I had to take a photo of the items in my handbag. These are the items that didn't make the cut...
  1. Straw. It looks clean
  2. String. I wonder how long this was in there. You think I would have noticed
  3. Mini nail file
  4. two bobby pins. One is white. If you see an albino with messy hair, tell them I found their bobby pin
  5. A broken toothpick. This looks used, and I never use toothpicks when I am out. Who used this and put it in my bag? Kinda gross
  6. Bank deposit record
  7. Fantales wrapper. The 'Who am I' question is Paul Hogan
  8. 2 fluffy little mints. Are you wondering if I ate them? I'll never tell
  9. A tissue, obviously this looks used. Auugghh
  10. A Dan Murphy receipt. What a surprise!
This is what did make the cut...

  1. Car keys. These are to start my car
  2. Pain killers tablets. People who run (well me at least) always have injuries. This week I have a sore joint in my big right toe
  3. Fossil purse. It's actually old enough to be a fossil now
  4. Perfume. Bvlgari of some sort. I bought this at a chemist until I can find one I really want. I can not be without perfume
  5. Nikon camera remote. You never know when you want to take a selfie
  6. Belkin mobile iPhone/iPad charger
  7. Card holder. I really should put cards in this, but it's convenient as a lipstick mirror
  8. Ralph Lauren Sunglasses. I should carry a case too but I prefer my glasses scratched up, it makes me look less pretentious
  9. iPad. For blogging on the go
  10. Image daily Defense 35+ sunscreen. Nicest sunscreen ever
  11. Nature's care Paw Paw balm
  12. Estee Lauder gloss, M.A.C Russian Red lipstick and Chanel Emoi lipgloss
  13. Lens
  14. Nikon D40
  15. iPhone

No wonder my shoulders hurt. At least I can use the pain killers for it.

What's the worst or weirdest thing in your bag?

PS: I am joining up for Wordless Wednesday at My Little Drummer Boys

51 comments:

  1. Wow, your bag must weigh a tonne! My bag (and wallet) need a clean out! I'll probably find lots of weird things in there!

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    1. Yes it does. I should get a trolley to drap along behind me :)

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  2. You must have a large handbag, no wonder you didn't notice the string :)

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    1. I do, I should get a smaller one and then I'll be forced to cull items. Rachel x

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  3. I have to admit, I carry A LOT in my bag too! Usually wallet, phone, 8 different lipglosses/lipsticks all in the same colour, painkillers, 'girly' products, bobby pins, hair ties, blotting powder, eyeliner, makeup remover wipes, sunglasses, a water bottle, keys...sheesh! No wonder I get sore shoulders...!

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    1. You are such a 'girly girl'. I would love to raid your bag :)

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  4. hahah what great wonders you have in your bag!!!!

    Love fantails!!!!

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    1. Fantales rock! Those and minties are my favourites.

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  5. Sometimes I wish that it was stylish to carry a backpack around all day. My camera and lenses way a tone as well. Oh the pain.

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    1. I am sure backpacks will come back in fashion again one day :)

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    2. I do! I have a gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs leather backpack - the Classic Q range. It wasn't cheap at $240 but considerably cheaper than the RRP of $795 at David Jones! And it is much cheaper than ongoing physio appointments. x

      The toothpick grossed me out babe! x

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  6. How do you fit all that in your bag???

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  7. Love the didn't make the cut items, I think we all have those.
    For me its bag/slash nappy bag so the weirdest item is a pair of 4 year olds jocks and the 6 month olds half eaten chew stick. Oh how kids change your life/ and your handbag contents.....;-)

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    1. When my girls were smaller the bottom of my bag was always sticky and wet :)

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  8. My recent cull included the green tops of strawberries. Izzy likes to eat them and it keeps her very happy in the supermarket, they were all dried up by the time I found them.

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    1. Haha, that's gross and yet perfectly normal :)

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  9. I want to see the actual bag! Looks a lot like the essentials I carry in mine, in various combinations. Complete with used tissues and old receipts.

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    1. I have a few bags, they are all quite large :)

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  10. Ha! I laughed pretty hard at this. I also have a teabag (unused) in my handbag (nappy bag) as you never know when you need a cup of tea ;)

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    1. That's sensible. I think I need a few tea bags in mine too

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  11. With young children around it's amazing how many broken biscuits and soggy sultanas I have found in mine, not to mention the lidless lipsticks caked in sand.

    ~ Jodi

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    1. Yes, lidless lipsticks covered in sand, where does the mysterious sand come from?

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  12. I love this post! I would like to see how big your bag actually is. I cleaned my bag out on Friday, and found a few questionables also :)

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    1. I like big bags. The bigger the better. I'm like an Olsen twin, just bigger, older and fatter :)

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  13. Need to see the bag too! It must be huge and your shoulders must be so strong! A handy prompt to have a tidy up of mine... much needed.

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    1. I really should follow up with a photo of my bag :)

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  14. That is very funny! No wonder you are limping.
    x

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  15. Wish my handbag was a little more like yours - last clean out a lollipop was stuck to the botton - the joy of children.

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    1. Oh yes! The sticky lollies on the bottom. Usually I have a few :)

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  16. I don't have anything too weird in my handbag, but I do have a Crabtree & Evelyn Facial Spray that's at least 7 years old... Given its age I'm not sure if it's still safe to spray it on my face, but I keep carrying it around!

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    1. It might burn, if it does, just call it an exfoliating spray :)

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  17. Yes, bring the camera and lens in the bag is what gives the most weight.

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  18. This is very similiar to the amount of crap I cart around on my shoulder on a daily basis. But what I really want to know is, what is the bag you are using?? I am a bag addict and always on the hunt for giant handbags big enough to fit my life inside!

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    1. I really should have included a photo of my bag. I should to a whole bag post :)

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  19. I too have a bag full of crap/important essential items. It depends how you look at it really ;) Every time I try to clean out my bag, I think that I *need* everything in there and the only thing that goes are the fluffy mints and a few hair ties.

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    1. I NEED everything. Culling is usually a waste of time, because I want everything.

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  20. Gosh Rachel, you do well to carry that around! Such a big camera too. Well done. My bag is more full of the little bits and pieces of junk than things that are actually useful.
    You've captured your handbag beautifully. x

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  21. How brave of you. I would not even try to empty my bag out.

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    1. That is even better. I love seeing the inside of other bags x

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  22. You know what? I have always refused to get a handbag.....i think it means growing up or something! ;) i just throw my wallet/phone and keys into the babies or kids bag! I love that you carry your camera and those bit of string made me smile!

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    1. Haha, I couldn't wait to get a handbag and then I didn't have anything to put in it for a long time.

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  23. I love seeing inside people's bags! Mine is mostly full of toys, sultanas, nappies and wipes. Not much fun!

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    1. I remember the combo handbag/nappy bag. It doesn't last for too long :)

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  24. Mine has mostly the same stuff, just add in a nappy, baby wipes, old packets of chewing, an apple and shitloads of old receipts!

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    1. I wonder all my packets of chewy and mints are. Usually I have quite a collection. Damn children

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  25. Very creative idea mine is too small I think I need a new handbag stat to fit my camera again.
    Thanks for linking up !

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  26. Hahaha, I want to see a photo of the bag! Or is it a suitcase??? Must be big.
    I would love to fit my cameras in my handbag, been thinking lately about getting a little compact camera for when the iPhone doesn't cut it. Or maybe I just get a bigger bag....?
    First photo cracked me up - love Fantales BTW :)

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