What’s in your handbag?
My husband says I have too many handbags.
A girl can NEVER have too many.
He also says each of my handbags is an abyss. He says it’s scary to put his hand in to search for something. He fears what he might find.
This works in my favour (ie, keep out) except if I’m asking him to find my car keys … in the abyss.
What a woman carries around in her day bag can say a whole lot about the bag carrier. I remember in my formative years when I read Cosmo or Cleo and there seemed to always be a celebrity bag “spill”. I’d be in awe at the gorgeousness that was inside the bag, neatly laid out for all to see.
No scrunched up tissues, no baby wipes, no pens without lids, no tampons.
Of course it was all a lovely set up, designed to make us covet whatever that particular bag owner was coveting.
SO. Not. Real.
That’s why I loved last week peaking inside the bags of thousands of women around the world as part of Fat Mum Slim’s #janphotoaday photo challenge.
Day 13′s challenge was “In your bag”.
So, to keep it REAL, I got my six-year-old to take my current day bag from the back of my chair and empty its contents on the floor of our lounge room.
I straightened it all up to photograph it all clearly … but that was actually what was in my bag that day (see photo top left below).
No tampons (because I’d “lent” one to a friend the week before). No sunscreen (I ALWAYS carry sunscreen) because it was in the beach bag. And no snotty tissues as I hadn’t left the house yet.
Just too many lip products, makeup compact, an ageing wallet, coin purse, comb, phone, spritzer, keys, bandaid, paracetamol, pen and business cards.
If you emptied your bag out on to your floor or desk right now, what would you find? Care to share the contents? Personal hygiene products and all? Do you carry lots around with you every day? Or are you a minimalist? You can post a photo on our Facebook wall if you’d like?
PS. I’m also over at Styling You today sharing a funny video that I “star” in with five other rad Australian female bloggers … Sh*t Bloggers Say (little language warning though.Main photo: @fatmumslim on Instagram