November 17, 2016
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It’s been over 18 months since I last did one of these posts.

18 months since I shocked and horrified you with all the contents of my backpack. (Seriously. ALL THE CONTENTS. SO MANY THINGS. SO MUCH JUNK. I’M SO SORRY.)

Anyway, I figured it was time for an update.

So here’s what’s currently in my bag!

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This is Bellatrix.

Bellatrix (Bella for short) is a medium Micheal Kors Selma bag. She’s black, with silver hardware, and I LOVE her.

I’d been moaning for ages about how stupidly hard it is to find a black bag that doesn’t have gold on it. (Why do designers hate silver so much?)

So last Christmas, Mum and I went shopping together, and we just happened to stumble on a Michael Kors sale at our local department store.

And there was Bella. Looking up at me with those shiny silver accents just BEGGING to be taken home.

She was my Christmas present AND birthday present from my parents, with contributions from my grandparents and siblings. And she’s been worth EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY.

I’ve used this bag pretty much daily. The only time I switch is if I’m going out in the evening and want a smaller chain bag.

Other than that? Bella is my BFF (Bag Favourite Forever – in case you were wondering) ♥︎

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Look how much smaller that pile is compared to last year’s mess!

*Purse. (The same New Look purse I’ve had since the very FIRST ‘What’s in my bag’ post!)

*iPhone 6S in silver. MY NEW BABY ♥︎

*Glasses, from Boots about 50 million years ago. (I really need to get my eyes re-tested…)


*Spare Oyster card (my normal one is usually in my coat pocket, but I’ve learned to keep a spare in my bag, in case of emergencies!)

*Tangle Teezer (the best hair tool I’ve ever bought in my entire life)

*House keys (with keyrings from Rome and Hogwarts)

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*Bandage tape

*Old train tickets

*Business cards (from other people)

*Tesco Clubcard

*8 pens (only 6 pictured… I found another 2 hidden under the bag after I’d finished taking the photos!)

*1 felt tip pen (currently being used to write the list titles in my new notebook)

*Lemsip blackcurrant

*Gym locker padlock

*POLO ExtraStrong sugar-free mints

*iPhone headphones

*Primark multi-phone charger cable (not pictured)

*Ibuprofen (not pictured)

*Farfetch USB memory stick

*SD memory cards

*Lenspen (camera lens cleaner)

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Last year I had eight lipsticks, five lipglosses, two lip balms and a Chubby Stick in my bag. I’d say I’ve improved, don’t you?

*Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in 111 Kiss of Life (my all-time FAVOURITE red lipstick)

*Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in 107 (because I’m a  blogger, duh.)

*Maybelline Colour Sensational in 162 Feel Pink (a perfect pinky-nude)

*SEVENTEEN Mega Matte in Lava You A Lot (I do love a good punny name!)

*Rimmel The Only One in 800 Under My Spell (the darkest lipstick I own!)

*Clinique Chubby stick in Super Strawberry

*Burt’s Bees mango lipbalm

*Essence Matte Me Up blush in Peach Me Up!

*Primark flamingo mirror

*Nivea mini spray deodorant

*Embroidered lipstick case with mirror in the lid

*Boots pre-soaked nail polish remover pads (I’m not allowed to have chipped nails at work, so I always carry these with me just in case!)

*Rimmel London 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish in Double Decker Red

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*Pearl necklace (part of my work uniform)

*Strawberry sweet (I ate it after finishing these photos)

*Old Primark price tag from something I bought at some point

*Bunch old receipts, some of which I’ve used as a lipstick blotter

*Pret napkin

*Out of date Sainsbury’s Nectar vouchers

*Instructions from the Ibuprofen box

*55 pence

*Black hair tie


*Aaaaall the hair grips

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There you go. That’s what’s in my bag. Isn’t that much better?

Well done me. I’m so proud of you.


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