A very popular go-to blog topic for many, I finally decided to show off what I’m carrying around in my bag at *most times. I’m fairly low maintenance when leaving the house and usually leave with the bare minimum of things that I would need throughout the day, and depending on the day I’m having I’ll leave with even less if I can. I definitely I don’t like lugging around super heavy purses and more than anything I’ve recently discovered that my purse collection needs some adding to since the small one I like to use is a little too small and the other ones I’ve got are a little too big, but really that’s probably a topic for a whole other blog post!

I honestly don’t carry around a whole lot with me so I’m also including what I bring in my make-up pouch, which is also filled with just a handful of things, but I’ve always wanted to do a post like this so no matter how simple the contents of my purse are so here’s what’s inside!

Wallet–Fully equipped with ID, debit and credit cards, emergency band-aids and various bubble tea stamp cards.

Charger–I’m at the lovely point in my iPhone’s life where the battery isn’t what it used to be when I first got it so yeah, I’m travelling with my charger a lot more these days.

Pen and Notebook–For any time I need to jot down an idea for a blog post or anything else and it’s just good sense to have a pen handy.

Sunglasses–Because the sun is out to play so these are essential when I leave the house now.

Lotion & Sanitizer–We touch so many things when we’re out and about and as someone who has a terrible tendency to pick at my face, especially when it’s already irritated, I gotta keep the hands clean and moisturized, always.

Make-Up Bag

Compact–For when I need a good look at what’s going on on my face instead of using the camera on my phone and make everyone think I’m taking a really intense selfie.

Lipstick–You never know where the day will take you so I like to have a nice lippy, usually two, ready to throw on to brighten up my look.

Lip Balm–Totally not the same as lipstick and is equally, if not more necessary to keep around. I’ll usually have one in my make-up pouch and other times I’m finding ones I thought I lost in bags I haven’t used in a while.

Refreshing Spray/Mist–Since I’ve been in a battle with my dry skin lately I like to keep this Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water handy with me. It’s a primer, setting spray and all around miracle worker so any time during the day when I’m in need of a refresher I just bust this baby out and I’m good to go.

And that’s it! All the essentials that I would ever need when I leave the house– Epi Pen not pictured but creating this post gave a serious reminder that I need to pick up a new one before I leave for my trip. I do think the less you travel around with the better, less chances for you to misplace things and it’s just easier to go through while you’re out, but that’s just my opinion. What about you? What are your essentials when you leave the house? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Amanda

 

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