What's In My Purse? + A Giveaway

January 25, 2014
Mmmm k, so I have wanted to do a What's in my Purse post for *ages.*  I'm always interested in seeing what other people have in their purses...maybe I'm nosy?  It just intrigues me!  Today I'm finally sharing what I keep in my purse.



So what do I keep in my bag?

*My wallet and cell phone--Because who wouldn't?  I'm not going to carry a bag around and then put my wallet in my pocket.
*My work keys--I wouldn't be able to complete a shift without those, so they always stay in my purse.
*Pens and a mini notebook with an inspirational quote on it--For making lists, writing down ideas I have, or recording funny quotes when I'm on the go.
*Ticket stubs--Since I see a lot of movies, I tend to have a mini collection in my purse at any given time.
*Hair ties--I have to wear my hair up for work and like to wear it up for subbing (to avoid lice...and no, that is not a joke), so I think back ups are a good idea.
*Hand sanitizer--I'm a germaphobe and use this a lot throughout the day in addition to washing my hands (what feels like) a million times.
*Mini bottles of lotion--The aforementioned hand washing kinda makes my hands dry out, so I'm always using lotion to re-hydrate my skin.
*Small mirror- Because there's nothing worse than wondering if you have something stuck in your teeth and if your makeup is smudged and not being able to check.
*Sunglasses case with sunglasses inside--This is one of my essentials because I have sensitive eyes.  That sunglasses case was one of the best purchases I ever made.  To think that I was just throwing my sunglasses in my purse and getting them scratched up...ridiculous!
*Dental floss--Because I love good dental hygiene!
*Roll-on perfume--It's handy and very portable and a nice way to stay smelling great.
*Blotting papers-- For eliminating excess shine throughout the day...
*Various lip glosses, treatments, and lipsticks--I can't go without lip products.  If I could only use one type of makeup, I would always go with lipstick!  Plus, I like for my lips to stay moisturized...my obsessive use of lip treatment has helped me avoid getting chapped lips so far this winter!
*Whistle--Anyone in education knows why I have this!  I bought it for when I had to sub P.E., but I use it every time I have recess duty.  Who wants to have to share whistles with someone else?  That's just gross.

I also had about a million receipts in there, but I didn't think that those needed to be photographed, haha.  My purse isn't always this tidy, but I wish that it was!

I feel like what's in someone's bag "says" something about who they are. What do you always carry with you?

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30 comments on "What's In My Purse? + A Giveaway"
  1. Love that Kate Spade bag and you're new layout!!! Both are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! I actually bought that bag 3-4 years ago, but I still love it as if it was brand new.

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  2. I just carry my wallet, some panty liners, keys, lip products I'm wearing that day, perfume, and I try to make sure I keep a hand sanitizer with me.

    RIKKI
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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    1. I wish I could go without some of the items in my purse so that it weighed less, but I feel like I can't go without any of those things! I guess I could cut some of the lippies, but those aren't even heavy, so that's why I haven't.

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  3. I like your new website design! I might follow your lead and start keeping floss in my purse... there are plenty of moments when I eat something with lots of seeds in the middle of day and wish I had something to pick it out. :P

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    1. It really comes in handy. I'm sure these is TMI, but my teeth are really close together and it's so annoying to feel like there are bits of food in between pushing them apart.

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  4. I carry everything but the kitchen sink in my bag!! Great giveaway also.

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    1. I feel like I even cut back on what I normally carry around because this is a medium sized purse and usually I carry around bigger ones!! With larger purses, I usually add a water bottle.

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  5. I love that you have SEVERAL pens, and lots of lip balm! I saw the whistle before reading down and thought what the what?! Didn't know you were a teacher, that makes sense now! Cute bag :)

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    1. Hahaha...You never can be too sure! Plus, I'm always losing pens.

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  6. Literally OBSESSED with your new blog design!

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  7. I always have a pen and paper in my purse! Always writing. c:
    Great giveaway!

    <3
    Harlynn
    www.mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. I just used my handy little notebook today to jot down an idea I had for a blog post!

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  8. Loving the new blog design! We carry many of the same things haha :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  9. So glad to know I'm not the only one who cares dental floss in my bag! I actually also carry around a mini-electric toothbrush (OCD much?). Great giveaway!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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    1. I bet you have some nice, white teeth though!

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  10. Great new blog design! Everything in your purse looks practical! I like that bag as well. I need to clean out my purse.

    -Erica

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    1. If you do a post like this, then your purse will be nice & clean. I had about 15 receipts in my purse before I dumped it out to write this post!

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  11. Love your new look blog!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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  12. Having a small mirror is the MOST important part, I never trust my kohl & mascara.

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    1. I have used it quite a bit...and so have my friends.

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  13. I'm glad you gave a disclaimer that it isn't always that organized. I was feeling guilty of my own messy purse!

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    1. I wish I was always this organized...it's those receipts that do it!!

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  14. Wow, I thought my purse was full!

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    1. I usually carry more stuff around with me in a larger bag!

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  15. Love your new look!! Also having floss in your purse is awesome! :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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