What’s In My Bag?

So, I was recently tagged by the lovely Kat from Beautwins to take part in a ‘What’s in My Bag’ Tag!

Now whether this is because she’s nosy or not – I don’t know – but all I do say is

Hurrah! Because I most certainly am!

And what’s better than having a voyeristic little sneaky peek into the general day to day ‘stuff’ that our fellow mummies carry around with them each day.

And obviously being the uber-organised mummy blogger that I am (!), I have happily obliged to take part.

So without further delay – here is your chance to have a snoop for yourselves around the extremely clean and neatly kept contents of my bag…

PS: Please don’t get too excited!

What's In My Bag

Firstly – the bag!

The Louis Vuitton Neverfull in MM.

This was a bit of an indulgence of mine a good few years ago now and I still love it.  (Though to be honest I love ALL bags – perhaps because they’re ‘one size fits all’ and you don’t have to ‘fit’ it to wear it!!)

It’s a bit of a ‘Mary Poppins’ bag – not in that it’s made of carpet(!) – more for the fact you could pretty much pull a standing lamp out of it, it’s SO spacious!  which has been fantastic over the past few years with little ones – as there was never really enough room in the change bag itself!

Sometimes I must say though – it’s bordering on a little TOO spacious perhaps, as I’m constantly losing things and I can often be that annoying person in front of you at the till checkout who’s rummaging around the bottom of her bag looking for shrapnel!


Right so now let’s take a peek inside…..

Oliver Bonas Alphabet Make Up Bag – full of the usual gadgets and gizmos I have to use on a daily basis to look decent enough to venture outside without scaring the other children in the road on their way to school! I’ll let you take a sneaky peek in here in another post!

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream – my hands are always a bit dry and sore, so its always nice to have a hand cream with me.

Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo – I’ve been meaning to try this for a while as i use other products in the Aussie range – but i’ve not tried it yet – hope it works ok!

Vaseline Rosy Lips lip Therapy – always lives in my bag as a quick pick me up for my lips.

Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip care – and this one too – another little gem for perfectly pucker-up-able lips!


Hairbrush – Perfect for keeping my mop in check throughout the day! At last I can try!

Tissues – I cry all the time – whether it be through reading something sad, or through laughing too much. Plus I have hay fever and allergies – so always best to have on my person!

Umbrella – well, it’s actually not really mine. It’s Holly’s. I bought it for her from Accessorize a couple of years ago. But it’s very cute and fits just perfectly into my massive bag!


Purse – gosh this is so old and in need of desperate replacement!! It’s from Guess and I think it must be a good few years old now (as with most things in my bag by all accounts!). Note to self: buy posh mew purse!!!

Diary – I received this for my birthday from my friend – it’s so handy to jot down little notes, my to dos, reminders, birthdays and appointments.

Phone – or should I say BFF! It ought to be really with the amount of time I spend with it!!!  I rather love my iPhone – but it annoys me a bit too!  I never seem to have enough storage as it was the smaller size – so I’d like the one with more capacity – but my Vodafone contract doesn’t run out for a couple of years!!!

Keys – House key, car key, parents house key, Tesco reward card, memory stick and a trolley coin – all held together by a Tiffany key ring I was bought by my old boss.


Sunglasses – these were a bit of an impulse buy really. I had hoped that there’d be an Accessorize at the airport when we went on holiday as my trusted Next sunglasses had finally given up the ghost. But alas, there was no Accessorize, and in its place a Sunglasses Hut instead. And the pair that most closely matched the Next pair that had now unfortunately broken, were these rather more expensive Tom Ford lovelies!!!  Ooops!!


So there you have it – the very tidy and organised (if a little old!) contents of my bag!

Ah – who am I kidding…… this was REALLY what was in it…… I am actually totally messy, disorganised and disgusting!!!!!

Sorry Louis!!!




So anybody else out there fancy sharing the contents of their bag too?????



  1. 7th February 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Ha ha! Darling I love you for this. A brilliant post. I ADORE your bag and I love the story about the Tom Ford sunglasses. It is such a shame that you couldn’t find anything cheaper. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  2. 4th February 2015 / 10:35 pm

    hahaha brilliant steph now that is the handbag of a mother! x

  3. 4th February 2015 / 7:35 am

    Ha ha I love it Steph, I took my rubbish out first you were much braver than me. Well it was a great opportunity for a clear out wasn’t it xxx

    • 4th February 2015 / 5:18 pm

      Yes Sarah – at least my bag is all cleared out now! Hahaha! xxx

  4. 3rd February 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Lol, that made me laugh! Your super organised bag (not!) great post x

  5. 3rd February 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Yay, finally a messy (or at least someone who’s able to admit it’s messy) bag!!

    Love it!!

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • 4th February 2015 / 5:23 pm

      Thank lovely – yes – I’m afraid mine is often like this – but since the post I’ve managed to keep it clean – pooh – check me! All of one day!!! Hahaha xxxx

  6. 3rd February 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Haha I love this! Good girl, mine is very similar! I am in love with your Liuis Vuitton though. Lucky lady xx

    • 4th February 2015 / 5:22 pm

      Thank so much beautiful! I’m pleased I’m not the only mucky pup amongst us then! Yeah – the bag was a bit of a big purchase on my behalf there – but I had saved up my pennies especially! But i felt amazing when I walked out of the shop with the big posh carrier bag! Hehehe xxx

  7. 3rd February 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Ha ha! This is hilarious! I think that this is what everyone’s bag looks like secretly… mine does but with more crumbs! xx

    • 4th February 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Haha – yes – I didn’t do a close up of the actual inside of my bag for that very reason! I dread to think what else is living in there sometimes! xxxx

  8. 3rd February 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Literally was drawn in and then laughed out loud at the end!!!!!! Absolutely brilliant! Totally hilarious and fabulous! Love this post so much! Jess x

    • 4th February 2015 / 5:19 pm

      Hooray – I fel all sneaky now! Hahaha!! Thanks so much honey xxxx

  9. 3rd February 2015 / 7:37 pm

    Love this! Mine looks very similar!

    • 3rd February 2015 / 8:41 pm

      We will be requiring photographic evidence!! Hehehehe!! Thanks so much honey! Xxxx

  10. 3rd February 2015 / 7:36 pm

    Hahaha! This really made me laugh!! Initially I was thinking… blimey… this is SUCH a tidy bag!! Then scrolled down to the end pictures!! Haha! Brilliant! LOVE your LV bag and I especially love the Tom Ford shades — they are gorgeous! Nice to see we share the same taste in lip-balm too!! X

    • 4th February 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Hehehe – So pleased I was able to entice you in and then floor you with the final piccies! Hahaha! Yes the bag and the shade are lovely – and oh dear – I’m off to the same airport next month!!! And we obviously have good taste!! Steph xxxxx

  11. 3rd February 2015 / 7:35 pm

    HAHA!!!! Now this is the best handbag post I have read! You are just like meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! xxxx

  12. 3rd February 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I love Oliver Bonas products!! Great post hun and thanks for playing along and sharing your bag contents! Pens, you clearly have an obsession for pens my dear! I do love a pen that writes well! Ha ha! Love the REALITY of your messy bag! The sad fact is mine is super tidy apart from the odd random tissue and I did forget the random nappies and wipes when I can’t be arsed it the changing bag! xxxx

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