What’s in My Bag: Kate Spade Leighann Laurel Way Bag

Kate Spade Whats in My Bag

Woohoo it’s time to show off my favourite Birthday present my Kate Spade Leighann Laurel Way bag. I’ve wanted a nice bag and especially a Kate Spade bag for years but it took me 3-4 years to make a commitment. Just before my birthday me and my mum went to Bicester Outlet Village and I fell in love with the Kate Spade Laurel Way bag. Its smart, great for everyday and business, robust leather that won’t mark and has plenty of compartments and space basically everything I wanted in a bag.

I’m not great at describing bags, but hey why not just enjoy the pretty pictures.

So enough of my bag what did I decide to stuff it with? As well as internal pockets, the bag has two big zipped pockets at the front and back of the bag, these are great for keeping items secure and dry. I fit my Personal Planner with a pen in my front pocket, so I can make lists, keep on top of plans and just generally feeling organised I take my planner absolutely everywhere. In the mirror pocket of this at the bag of my bag, I store a large reusable tote which is now essential with having to pay for any plastic bag in the UK plus it can hold loads so it’s ideal if I need to pick up a few things after work or a few things unexpectedly.

What's In My Bag - Personal Planner

What's in My Bag - Lipsticks

Continuing with pockets, there are 3 internal pocks two which are just open very large phone pocks and one zip pocket for those items that you need to be more secure. In my open pockets I stock easy to grab essentials usually my phone, a packet of tissues and the rather none essential items are my 3 lip products. At the moment I am love a slightly more natural toned lip colour so I am switching between the PS Pro Rich Colour Lipstick in 03 Boudoir Pink, the NXY Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes and George Tint N Pout Lip Oil in 01. At present the zip up pocket only has headphones in it maybe one day I will have something important to carry around.

Finally at present there isn’t too much in the main compartment of my bag, I’m trying not to fill it with junk really. I suppose 6 months down the line it will be filled with trash but I always carry my little bag of essentials which I have covered in previous What’s in My Bag posts (https://gwenblogseverything.wordpress.com/category/life-2/whats-in-my-bag-life-3/) , and it doesn’t really change so I always have everything on hand and easy to grab. Finally I have the essentials such as my keys, purse and of course a bar of Dairy Milk Hazelnut which I picked up that day as a much needed chocolate fix.

Let me know in the comments what’s your in bag essentials in the comments.

Gwen

xx

My Car Useful Bits Bag

Today I thought I would do a slightly different ‘what’s in my bag’ post although you can check out my previous what’s in my bag posts here. I don’t know about anyone else but in my glove box I have a little makeup bag filled with all the useful bits that could be in your car although they aren’t essential, I am however so grateful for this little bag as it’s proved so useful and maybe this will inspire you to do this yourself.

Pretty much all of my essentials stay in this small Revlon makeup bag which I feel as though I have had for ages, it’s the perfect size for my glove box and helps keep everything together in case I need it. First up is my favourite item in here my Hello Kitty Plasters Tin, which still has the hello kitty plasters in it. My mum picked it up super cheap as a jokey gift but its practical to keep them in the tin and I kind of love them, you know people are jealous when I rock my hello kitty bandaged finger. It’s also great for shoes that rub etc. and as I nearly always forget to restock the ones in my handbag it’s handy to keep some in the car. Another must is tissues, the ones I have are just from Superdrug and are handy for anything I always have tissues in my bag anyway but they are handy for passengers or just in case I run out.

Always wanted but never to hand, I always make sure I have some sort of pain killer in my car, I currently have Ibuprofen. Just a handy thing to have really and my friends are always grateful. Finally in my little bag is some Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel, I love this stuff and always keep some in my bag, desk and dressing table and the car is another useful place. Whether you need to freshen up or want to eat on the go hand gel is great for ensuring your hands are clean and fresh.

The things that couldn’t fit into my bag but thought were worth mentioning are Primark’s Sunglasses a much needed essential all year round, and possibly more so in winter with the bright sun, frost and glare. These however, stay at the driver’s side so they are within easy reach at all times. Also simply because it is so big, I have some Pampers Natural Clean Baby Wipes, perfect for cleaning your hands, clearing up messes and even to freshen up if needs be. The baby wipes either stay in the glove box or occasionally move to a door compartment in the bag of the car.

So that’s what’s in my little car bag, let me know if you want to see more of these of my little useful kit bags that I keep in various places as these are so useful to have and create. What essentials or useful bits do you keep in your car, let me know in the comments.

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Whats in My Bag? Spring 2016


It’s been a long time since I’ve done my normal ‘What’s in my Bag’ post but they are such a traditional and nice post to do, it feels like a shame not to do one. If you want to see previous editions including “What’s in My Compact Bag?”  or “What’s in my Festival Bag”  click on each one respectively, or check out all of my past ones here. I don’t think what I keep in my bag tends to change but I always think this is an interesting thing to find out what people lug around, do they carry their whole life in their bag or if they have such a streamlined organised bag and I can do nothing but look on in amazement.

whats in my bag - new look duffle bag

Let’s start with a little bit about the bag itself, I got it as a gift for Christmas and it was greatly received as I wanted a more slouchy type of bag but that was still a practical size and I love this. It is the New Look Pin Stud Duffle Bag, which is a suede type texture and obviously stud detailing it has a super long adjustable strap so you can really make it work for you. It has one internal side pocket and other than that is a good sized space to ram everything in. I’m not someone that has to carry everything but I need some space at least.

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So first up are the usual bag essentials which we might as well get away starting with my phone and keys, my keys are huge so they are easy to find. Another must is my purse, which is a Primark Purse from summer 2014 and it just has everything in it from cards to receipts all in their own special section. I also keep a reusable shopping bag in there at all times, seeing as there is now the bag charge so it’s handy if I pick something up unexpectedly.

keeping organisedwhats in my bag - organisation

With a full time job and a blog I like to make tons on lists and note everything in order to help me stay on top of things. I have my personal planner with my pen attached so I don’t use it, I love this planner to death. (If you want to see an indepth view of my planner click here). As well as my planner I have my blogging note book, to help me make notes on current posts, post ideas and check my blog schedule.

 

just a little vainwhats in my bag - makeup

I keep thinking about getting a small makeup bag, but as I just carry powder and my current lip product is I just used the inside pocket for now. So I carry my Ruby & Millie Kabuiki Brush, Collection Pressed Powder in Ivory and an assortment of lip stuff. So with no rhyme or reason I have 5 different lip products at the moment including: YSL Volupte Rouge in Lush Coconut, BareMinerals Marvolous Moxie Lipstick in Be a Star, P.S. Love Matte Long Lasting Lipstick in Whisper, The Body Shop Lipstick in (I can never remember), Rimmel London Appocalips Lip Lacquer in Nova. Got a good mix of colours, finishes and budgets for once, and I can change it up during the day.

the bag of useful bits

Finally I have a little (or maybe not so little) Ted Baker Makeup Bag which holds all of my ‘essential’ or useful bits to have in your bag. Most importantly there is medication such as my inhaler, allergy medication and painkillers as well as the basics such as plasters (my friends love me for these) as well as tissues. The usual girly must haves such as hair ties and hair grips, although I tend to go for hair ties as I’m most likely to want to keep my hair out of my way. As well as the not such important but always wanted Peach Delight Hand Gel, Ted Baker Lip Balm, Ted Baker Body Spray and Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Body Lotion which to me are all pretty self-explanatory. As one pair never seems enough I have two pairs of headphones and finally a little random but I find them endlessly useful in the form of the Primark Footlets.

So what do you carry in your bag? Let me know in the comments below or link me you ‘what’s in my bag’ post I adore reading them.

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What I Got For Christmas 2015

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Ah Christmas is over for another year, we’ve all eaten too much and drink our fair share and we can take a sigh of relief before New Year’s celebrations begin. I hope you all had a lovely day with family or friends. So here is a snapshot of what I got for Christmas, I got a lot of money from people such as grandparents and extended family so I brought some stuff in the sales today. Also I’m going to visit my boyfriend tomorrow so will be getting those presents the so will be posting those presents on Instagram. So here is just a few bits of what I got for xmas.

tomtom start 20

As you get older sometime Christmas becomes more about practicality than excitement and this is where my TomTom Start 20 WE 4.3” SatNav. Since getting my car in July I’ve being using my mums, extremely outdated, never updated satnav and getting my own seemed like a good idea. So my loving parents brought be the TomTom Start 20, easy to use with Western Europe and free updates for life I’m set. Hopefully I’ll never get lost again.

My best friend brought me The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Festive favourites Gift set, I love the green tea set its so fresh. Cannot wait to use this for my morning showers to wake me up before work and the mini body butter will come in handy when travelling. Also from friends I also received the New Look Pin Stud Duffle bag, I’ve needed a new bag for a while and this is a perfect casual bag to suit my needs. I cannot wait to start moving my crap over into it.

New Look Pin Stud Duffle Bag

This year as you know I started my first ever proper job as a graduate, the head of our department got us all a £10 Next Voucher which is so nice as it was out of his own pocket and it definitely came in handy with the sales, Next if great for work wear. Other gift cards I received was £10 for Boots, and £15 for Debenhams.

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Then comes a random array of stocking stuffers featuring a Grand Ferrero Rocher and a Gruffalo Chocolate Lolly which are just a few of the tasty chocolate treats I received, the others are currently on the coffee table to share around. I also got a few nails bits in my stocking this year the really cute and festive Sally Hansen Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips in Snow Bunny which I cannot wait to attempt to try out. As well as two nail polishes, Maybelline New York Nail Polishes 649 and Maybelline New York Nail Polish in 447, which is a base coat and a glittery dark polish which will be great for new year. I also got a few bottles for Rose and one bottle of Malibu all in various states of being drunk in the kitchen.

So that’s what I got for Christmas this year, not the most exciting but I tend to buy what I want throughout the year. Also as it turns to money and gift cards which are harder to show. I’ll share what I got from my boyfriend and his family on Instagram and maybe on here if I pick up bonus sales stuff in January. Still Christmas is more about spending time with loved ones. Hopefully you’ve all had a great Christmas however you celebrate and enjoy the last days of 2015.

What’s in My Bag: Compact Edition

What's in my bag

I’m am definitely guilty of carrying around with a huge bag filled with junk, although I’m at university 3/4 days a week and often go straight from class to work so a huge bag is needed to carry notes, laptop, work clothes ect. you name it, its probably in there. Sometimes though a huge bag gets in the way and you just want something small when you don’t need a lot so here’s wants in my travelling light bag, a very refreshing change.

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So the bag is a beautiful little thing I picked up in the sale section for £4.00 you can see it in my random haul here. It is just a perfect compact size just enough to fit in your essentials and it really stops you from packing too much. I also love the fact you can detach the straps so you can use it as a clutch if so desired or you can change up the strap up a bit so it can be a versatile bag. I’m very glad I picked it up and cannot wait to trade in my over sized  bag to something a bit more manageable.

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Lipbalm: Rimmel London Keep Calm Lip Balm in 010 Clear (Keep Calm and Shop): A lip balm is always important to keep in your bag although it is something I always change up. At the moment I have this fun rimmel one, it comes in other colours which are tinted but I tend to prefer a clear one to keep in my bag for general use. I also love how easy this one is to find as it is so vibrant.

Tissues: Superdrug Ultra Balm (10 pack): Tissues are always a must whether you need to clean up spills or the usual purpose you need tissues. Plus they barely take up any room and are actually a useful piece of clutter.

Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel: Cussons Carex Complete Fun Edition Strawberry Laces: Another must for someone on the go hand sanitizer for whenever you need it, whether you out and about and just need a refresher, also a must for public transport or grabbing food on the day. At the moment I have this delicious smelling strawberry laces one which is absolutely amazing, I tend to opt for flavors as I prefer a bit of a scent as opposed to the sterile scent.

Phone: An obvious inclusion in every bag, a phone. All I have added to it is this cute simple purple phone case which I picked up for £0.99 off ebay as all I wanted was something simple to protect it.

Keys: Once again another little obvious addition to any bag, they do take a little bit of room simply due to the size of my key ring however, in a bigger bag I find this essential also I absolutely love it as I think its so cute.

Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy (in 01 Lush Coconut): As I don’t have the luxury of having endless lip products in my bag to not only mix up my look but because I’m too lazy to keep taking my lip products our apart from when I need them. As I needed to slim it down I’m mainly going to keep this in my bag adding a subtle nude colour and a nice shine its perfect as a gloss/lipstick combination and due to its natural colour it goes with everything. Also the YSL lipstick are so light and comfortable I cannot wait to expand my collection.

Card Holder/Small Purse: I would usually choose to keep my card ect in one of these but unfortunately I don’t have either as the card holder I brought on ebay got lost in the post and I don’t really have a small purse to put in it as most of my purses are bigger than the bag. I will hopefully get one by the time I really need one.

Have you thought about downsizing your bag and if so what would you keep and what would you eliminate? It is so nice not to be weighed down with junk.

Lots of Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Random Haul

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So I went shopping earlier in the week and picked up a few bits form all over and a bunch of stuff from Primark. So this is a bit of a collective haul and I will upload the Primark haul next Friday as I have a review planned for next Tuesday. Anyway here’s a mixed bag of a haul from a number of shops.

Wilkinsons

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It always seems that everyone forgets how cheap Wilkinsons can be for basic beauty bits especially for the likes of razors ect and they are always in town centers and have everything. After a recommendation from my boyfriends sister I picked up the Veet Face Precision Wax and Care Kit (£7.98), which is cheaper at Wilkinsons than everywhere else, my review of it will be up on Tuesday. I accidentally left my razors at university so I needed some new ones to use for the moment so I picked up Gillette Simply Venus Razors (£1.25), I’m not too fussy with razors and I’ve used these in the past and always liked them. Simply really as long as the razor does the job I’m happy. Finally I picked up two bath bombs from the Wilkinsons own Fruits line, I picked up one Fruits Bath Bomb in Strawberry and Pomegranate (£0.95) and a Fruits Bath Bomb in Rhubarb and Vanilla (£0.95, not pictured). I’ve already used the Rhubard and Vanilla one, they don’t change the colour of the water or anything but it smells amazing and still creates a nice bath.

Bodycare

eye patches

I love Bodycare shops its just a shame they are only in a limited number of places, I only picked up the one thing this time the Purederm Botanical Choice Dark Circle Reducer Eye Patches (£1.79). I just always wanted to try these type of thing for ages but they always tend to be so expensive but I saw these and just thought I had nothing to loose. I’ve give them a little go and they feel absolutely amazing although I’m not sure of the results as of yet.

Boots

elegant touch

As I’m trying to cut down on buying makeup I dont need I managed to show a lot of restraint, yet they had a clearance section that I just couldn’t resist. I picked up Elegant Touch Express Press-on Instant Manicure in Jewel Washed Teal (£7.99 £1.50) and Elegant Touch Express Press-on Manicure in Jewel Washed Blue although they are just plain it just seemed too good to pass up as you can wear them whenever and they are both great colours for spring/summer.

H&M

HM bags

Finally I got a Small Shoulder Bag from H&M as I just need something for going out just to put in keys, purse and phone it, mainly for gigs and stuff. Its just a perfect size plus it was on sale down to £4.00 from £7.99 so I just couldn’t resist.

Have you guys brought anything good recently, let me know down below.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Day 86: Bag Essentials

Continuing with my back to school idea I thought I’d do a mini post on bag essentials, those go to items or essentials that should be in your bag for every occasion/situation. This will be more of a school/collage/university orientated post.

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♥ Bird Bottle: Paperchase £6.00 ♥ Hand Gel (Grapefruit): The Body Shop £2.50 ♥ Baby Lips Lip Balm: Superdrug £2.99 ♥ Nurofen: £2.09 from all pharmacies and supermarkets ♥ Bobby Pins: Amazon £2.29 for 250 ♥ Cath Kidson Compact: John Lewis £8.00 ♥ Hello Kitty Tissues: Tesco £1.30 ♥ Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Summer Bloom: The Perfume Shop £9.99 ♥ JVC Gummy Headphones: Argos £7.99 ♥ Wrigley Extra Gum: Everywhere ♥

Refillable Bottle: It’s important to stay hydrated and by taking your own bottle you save on forking out for expensive bottled drinks, just refill it in the morning with whatever you want and enjoy for the rest of the day. In the winter months why not take a flask with coffee in.

Hand Gel: For those times when you want clean hands but aren’t near the bathroom so whenever you want to eat or you’ve touched something you rather not hand gel is ideal to have in your bag. They are everywhere these days in a variety of scents I just think the body shop ones smell amazing and work really well. I especially love these when I’m travelling or have popped into London for the day.

Lip Balm: There are loads of great lip balms on the market at the moment from Barry M’s Cor Balmy to Maybelline Baby lips, so you can pick a scent, colour and texture you prefer. Keep your lips perfect, especially in the colder months when your lips are more likely to get chapped.

Painkillers: You’ll always need them when you don’t have them. Headache, tooth ache, women problems no matter what they’ll be in your bag when you need them.

Bobby Pins: Fix a bad hair day or numerous problems with a simple bobby pin, essentially a girls best friend . . . if only we knew where they all went?

Compact Mirror: Check your looking okay on the go and say goodbye to been paranoid. If you take your make up with you this may not be essential if one of your make up compacts already includes one.

Perfume: Keep yourself smelling fresh after PE (if your at school), or in general throughout the day and pop a perfume in your bag either a body spray, roll on perfume or decanter some of your favourite perfume out.

Headphones: Escape the world for some much needing down time, always pack your headphones.

Gum/Mints: With loads of yummy foods that make you have bad breath having gum in your bag is always a must. I prefer the tubs as they last longer and are way easier to find in your bag.

What are your hand bag essentials?

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

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Day 55: What to Take?

There’s no set rules with make up or what to take so do your make up to fix your outfit and what you are comfortable. Just remember it has to last all night and it may be hot and sweaty so opt for waterproof when you can.

Take a small bag of just essentials, cloak rooms are expensive and you spend ages trying to put stuff in as well as collecting it at the end of the night. So take a small bag of only what you need also make sure everything stays in securely so things don’t fall out and nothing gets stolen. So don’t forget to bring:

  • Your tickets – you want to get in after all.
  • ID – Just in case you need it, even if you’re over 18 and don’t intend to drink some venues will ID everyone on the way in.
  • Cash – not all venues have cash machines and not all bars take card. Also you will need cash if you want to buy merch as merch tables do not take card. A tshirt will cost £15/£20 and hoodies will cost more so take money accordingly.
  • Keys- Not essential but keep them safe and secure if you do.
  • Travel- depending on where you got to and how you are travelling make sure you hold onto your tickets or Oyster card if required.
  • Phone (and Camera)- A camera is good if you want to take better quality pictures but a phone will do. Also a phone is essentially for staying in contact with friends.
  • Mascara, Lipbalm/Lipstick, Eyeliner – basically small bits of make up that you can easily touch up.

That’s it basically just take the essentials and as little as possible.

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Day 6: What’s in my bag!

So I watch these all the time on youtube and find them so interesting probably because I’m just so nosey so I thought I would see if this worked as blog. So read on if you’re nosey like me although I’m unsure how interesting it will be.

So I guess the best place to start is the bag, I’ve recently changed my bag from a beautiful tan canvas eygptian symbol bag from Drop Dead that I got for my 18th birthday, changing to a classic black one which is more suitable for interviews ect. as after all I’m growing up. I’d spend hours online gazing at beautiful bags, looking in t k maxx for something perfect and never finding in. In the end I settled don’t get me wrong I love my bag but I mainly choose it for the brand and price.

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So this is it a nice black Fiorelli bag that I brought used off ebay for £6.50, a smoke free home and nothing more than a few scuffs on the bottom that I new about when I brought it but no one sees. It has two main compartments and then two smaller compartments with a zip for each one so everything inside is safe and secure. It is so roomy and fits nice on my arm or over my shoulder all in all not a bad bag.

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So what is in my bag:

  • Beauty Basics and Back Ups: 
      • Hair Grips and Bobby Pins: something no girl can ever be with out to fix a hair style or just bung it up if it gets wet and you know all is lost.
      • Eye Make Up Wipes: I mentioned these in one of my previous posts they are the small make up remover wipes and are small and absolutely great, although I don’t especially know what they are doing in my bag.
      • Avon Mini Lipsticks: I have two small lipsticks in my bag as I went out Friday night to see a local band and I wore one of them, so as any girl knows its good to keep that lipstick in your bag for touch ups especially with bright colours.
      • Ted Baker Body Spray: I’ve had this for years but didn’t actually use it until recently its a lovely scent and such a handy size, I think it was probably from a gift set either way great to have in my bag.
      • Compact Mirror: Must have for make up touch ups and the silver glittery heart is something I’ve had for years one side even has one of those x2 mirrors so is great for touching up eye liner on the go.
      • Hand Sanitiser and Hand Lotion: both of these I mentioned on my previous blog so check it out here if you want to know a little more about them and where to get them. They are such a hand bag staple that most people do or should have in their bag.
  • Purse: My purse is also a Fiorelli, I brought this in t k maxx some 3/4 years ago and it is now pretty much on its last legs but it case two sections for notes, zipped coin section and a few card slots. I have an insane amount of cards which probably added to the decline in the condition of my purse in the last year of so I never turn down a good loyalty card.
  • Diary and Pens: the pens are random but are important for jotting down notes, appointments or just in case for those weird infrequent moments when you actually genuinely need a pen. I’ve found having  physical diary is so much easier than jotting everything down on my phone, especially during term time balancing work, lectures, tutorials and bills so I know exactly what is coming when. I feel so old having one but it has made my life so much easier. I brought mine from staples I think, any way I loved the colour and its an academic 18 month one so goes from sometime last summer up until December this year fitting in perfectly with the transition from university to ‘real life’.
  • Two Sets of Headphones. Because one set is never enough.
  • Phone Charger.
  • Chewing Gum.
  • Online backing thingy.
  • Allergy tablets.
  • Lighter.
  • Random Loose £5.00 note.
  • My Beautiful Necklace: This is my favourite piece of jewellery, it is only in their as I took it off the other day and put it in my bag for safety, it was so safe I forgot it was there and panicked for ages that I’d lost it. My boyfriend brought it for me for our 1 year anniversary in a beautiful set and it is perfect, I couldn’t of picked something more perfect myself. I get loads of compliments for it, he has good taste.

So there it is my bag, unlike most of these you see I don’t take a full make up thing all the time it moves in and out and as it’s fairly new apart from the odd receipt there really isn’t cuttered up next give it another month and it will be more interesting possibly.

Love

G.B

xox

Whats in my Bag: Univesity Edition

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So I’ve been back almost a month and just thought as I’m now in week 3 of lectures I’d do a little what’s in my bag of what I take into university for lectures/tutorials.

The bag this huge tote style bag as it comfortably fits everything in including my laptop its great, sometimes if I’m going in for a major study session and want to take loads to the LRC (learning resource centre eg. library) I will take my laptop bag. My main bag is by DropDead which I got as an 18th Birthday present from my best friend.

Laptop: 

I don’t write notes on my laptop during lectures as I know I will get distracted so I mainly use it for studying session in between or working on group projects.

Note Book:

I take tons on notes in lectures and tutorials and then always rewrite them up when I get home for two reasons. One, it helps me learn and two if I didn’t write them up  when it comes to needing them again I’d have no idea what I wrote. So this year instead of a bog standard refill pad I thought I’d go for a pretty one which I picked up for a couple of quid in the works.

Lecture Notes/Tutorial Tasks:

So I just have a small folder with the days lecture notes that needed printing out, sheets given to us or work to hand in. Basically a boring but that is practical and really needed to be packed safe in my bag.

Pens & Calculator:

One day I will get organised enough and sort out a pencil case full of all the things I need especially as I have a whole draw jam packed with stationary. So basically I have a bunch of pens floating around my bag. The calculator is also a big must as of course I’m an economics student and as well as theory we do an awful lot of maths and statistics.

Keys, Phone and Purse:

All of these are pretty self explanatory all must haves and essentials. A quick tip for those with massive bags so you never find your keys put a big kerring on it, I have the cute teddy attached to mine and it makes finding my keys so much quicker and easier. Also if your curious my purse I bought from Primark a few months so it may or not still be there.

Mints:

I always used to carry around chewing gum but the taste goes and you never have anywhere to stick the old gum, since then I’ve switched to mints freshen your breath without any of the fuss. I especially love the wrigley’s extra ones as they come in a tin so don’t get lost or damaged in your bag.

Hand Sanitiser:

I never go any where without hand sanitiser and now have one that stays in both of my main bags so I’m never without it ever again. I use it several times daily especially when I’m working as I work in retail and you never know where the moneys been or before eating something when I’m out and about. They are literally everywhere now and so inexpensive.

Tissues:

It’s that time of year so tissues are a must, the only ones I buy the ones with balm in as they are so much nicer/kinder on your nose. So here I have two packets of kleenex balsam tissues and they really are great. Also as well as for coughs and colds they are great for fixing make up messes and spills ect. So always a must.

Ellen Tracy Small Make Up Bag with Make Up:

So most days although not every day I take a selection of my make up the bits that need touching up throughout the day, although sometimes they do sit there. The most important things that stay in here is that there are always a few hair slides, hair bands/hair elastics, a must to adjust your hair.

So in the bag from today it has in it: Wilko Stippler Brush (that I use as a face brush); Cosmopolitan Blush Brush; Maybelline New York Baby Lips Anti-Oxidant Berry; Soap and Glory’s Kick Ass Concealer in Light; Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Sample in Eden; Collection Pressed Powder in Ivory and Sleek Face Form Palette in Light.

So thats whats in my unversity bag? What do you take to university/collage/school with you?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox