Friday Faves: What’s in my bag?

Today I thought I would end the week on a light-hearted note following the BREXIT rubbish of this week by sharing with you my “Friday Faves” handbag contents special (or rather some of the “stuff” I carry around everyday).

iPhone XS Max

I’d never go anywhere without my iPhone because it’s my lifeline for work if nothing else (apart from on the odd occasion that I forget it – eeek). It’s a constant in my bag, along with the lightening cable in my car. It does so much more than make calls as we all know and if I’m honest calls are what I do least on it!

On the flip side, it’s always good to have a bit of a tech detox, which I try to do regularly.

Body Shop Hemp Handcream

Where would I be without my glorious hemp handcream from Body Shop. It smells incredible – like burning Nag Champa.

Check out my blog post on hemp to find out more about this wonder plant and it’s healing properties.

L’Occitane Shea lip balm

I’ve tried loads of lip balms but this is my absolute fave.  It’s quite expensive at £9, but it’s well worth the money because it really does the trick.

John Frieda fizz ease moisture barrier hairspray

My love affair with JohnFrieda and his fizz ease products has been a long long one.  I discovered him before a trip to South Africa once because I needed something to keep my frizzy/ curley locks in check in the humidity… enter moisture barrier hairspray.  Now I always have a mini can in my handbag.

Business card holder

An absolute must-have.  There is nothing worse than having rooted around in your bag to find a pen to do the same hunting for a business card.  Business card folders are as cheep as chips – mines a cute metal one – and they’ll save you the embarrassment of digging out a moth-eaten business card from your PURSE!


Always great for an instant breath freshener and to clean your teeth after eating.  I used to be addicted (I’m pretty sure), but I still like to keep some for post-lunch meeting emergencies! I always dispose of it responsibly too!

Water bottle

What bag wouldn’t be complete without a water bottle of some kind?  My current one is from the Wellness brand and it’s thermos so perfect for keeping cold water cold; just how I like it.  Plus you know exactly how much you’re drinking.  Note-to-self though… remember to close the drinking spout before you put it back into your bag!


I always have a snack or two in my bag because I suffer with low blood sugar and if I leave it too long I am a mess with the shakes etc.  I’ve worked very hard to stabilize my blood sugar level by eating the right types of food, so I always have something in my bag just in case.  I love nakd bars and my current fave is lemon drizzle, which I do buy in bulk!!!

So that’s it… just some of the stuff I carry around with me on a daily basis.  I haven’t included the must-have teabags (in envelopes), currently a pair of woollen gloves (due to the weather), as well as the obligatory purse and keys!

Until next time…


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