What’s In My Bag?

What’s In My Bag?

I’m always curious to know what other people carry in their purse. These items can tell a lot about someone, mainly because they’re usually the things they can’t leave home without. Today, we’re getting personal, as I’m dumping out the contents of my Target purse for you all. Let’s see what’s inside!

What's In My Bag

I always carry at least one lotion in my bag, especially during winter, because my hands are always dry. Right now, I’m carrying an EOS hand lotion and my favorite Bath & Body Works Stress Relief lotion. I also love to have hand sanitizer nearby, just in case. Can you tell I love that Stress Relief scent? Of course, every girl needs a tube of lip balm on hand at all times. I’m currently using Burt’s Bees.

Though I mostly use plastic when paying for things, I like to have some cash and change on hand just in case I need to use a vending machine at work or something. I have a few hand wipes from a recent trip to Chick-fil-a because I eat on the road a lot. There are always a few emergency hair ties and bobby pins in my bag, as well as Lactaid! If you’re lactose intolerant, I highly recommend you try using it. It has seriously changed my life!

I carry a few pens in my purse, but I especially love my Julie’s pen. (It’s from my favorite hotel in Door County, WI!) Though I have Altoids in my purse, I hate them. Orbit gum works much better. The blue card is my room key from my honeymoon cruise! I absolutely adored the fact that our dining room was called The Great Gatsby. Whenever I happen to pull this card out of my purse, I get a little bit happier. Can you tell I’m a bit sentimental?

I have a nail file on hand because I can’t stand having broken nails. And I usually have a book on hand because I enjoy reading during my lunch breaks at work or while waiting for an appointment. Currently, I’m reading Lauren Graham’s new book! I posted my thoughts about it on Instagram if you’re curious.

I know what you’re thinking: how many lipsticks does a girl need? And they’re all the same color. I know. I love lipstick. These colors are my no-fail, go-to shades. I love each and every one of them! I included a photo of each product’s name, just in case you’re interested.

What's In My Bag

That’s everything that’s in my purse! Aside from all the old receipts and gum wrappers that I tossed out while taking these photos, of course. If you’re looking for an excuse to clean out your bag, just do one of these posts!

What do you always keep in your purse?

  • jennadesigns

    I keep my wallet, my Carmex, my phone, some hair ties, a notebook and pen and some Sudafed cause I cannot stand a stuffy nose! I always love seeing what’s in other people’s bags!

  • Sarah Jean

    Pens, gum, my phone, chapstick and money 🙂

  • Allison Lancaster

    I love a peak into others bags! I can’t travel without my mirror, lipstick and gum!

  • Tal

    I have about as many lip products as you 🙂 A girl has to have options LOL as well as pain killers, coupons and my wallet (just to name a few)

  • Pretty much everything you have as well! I keep a couple pouches or makeup bags stocked with my essentials and leave one in each purse, that way I always have what I need when I switch purses or switch to my diaper bag.

  • Leah

    I have some of those same lipsticks! Love the colors. I always carry my inhaler, excedrin, reading glasses and reusuable bags

    • I always forget reusable bags. I should find a way to carry one more often.

  • Lauren Graham’s book is on my bookshelf to read next! I always have chapstick, lotion and my ear buds in my purse. My commute to work is about 35-40 minutes so i’m always using that time to listen to an audiobook or podcast (only 1 bud in!).

  • That stress relief lotion is SO good!

  • Ha! I love these posts! I love that you carry as many lipsticks as I do! LOL!

  • I always seem to have like 6 lipsticks in my bag. Then when I clean it out I wonder why I had that many, and usually find one that I was looking for lol.

    • Same here! I was just complaining about how I can’t find my favorite lip gloss and then I found it days later in a random purse.

  • I loooove that stress relief scent. I have it in the three wick candles! I love this type of post!

    • I bet that candle is nice! I have the Lavender & Vanilla one (the sleep aromatherapy scent). It’s my fave.

  • I have pretty much the same things in my bag, except the lip sticks. I always loose them in my hand bag.

    Cristina | *janded

    • I always lose my lipsticks as they get dispersed between my different bags! I should just get a mini makeup bag to hold all of them in.

  • I always have lotion, EOS lip balm, and hand sanitizer on hand!

  • The stress relief lotion is my absolute favorite!

    • It’s so great. I have to sleep one, too. I just sit and smell my hands after I put it on lol!

  • MillennialBride

    That EOS lotion is a lifesaver! Always have it on me!

  • My purse definitely needs to be cleaned out 🙂 I love that scent from Bath and Body Works. I also chew Orbit gum…the Sweet Mint is my favorite. I also must have hand sanitizer with my messy boys. I’ve been wanting to read that book, so I’m headed to your Instagram to see what you think so far.

  • Seeing what’s inside your bag confirms I have issues. 🙂 I carry way too much stuff!

    • Lol! Doing one of these posts is an excellent way to help you clean it out! 😉

  • Oh love those lippies!

  • The inside of your purse is very similar to mine!! I have lots of gum, lip gloss (my favorite brand- LipSense!), cash, business cards and lot of random bobby pins haha!

    • I need to try LipSense! I saw your blog post on it and I’ve been curious ever since.

      • You should! I have a Facebook group (Smiles in the South) that you can join. 🙂 I’d LOVE to see you there!

  • I can not leave my house without my burt’s bees chap stick. It makes or breaks my day!

    • Oh, I love Burt’s Bees! I’m the same way. If I don’t have chapstick on me, my day is ruined.

  • Veronika

    I also carry around a lot of similar lipsticks and lipglosses haha. I love these posts and videos, it’s always fun to see what other people are carying around!

    • I agree! I always get such good product recommendations from seeing these sorts of things.

  • Lol! I try so hard to carry only the essentials, but it piles up so quickly.

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    I cannot ever leave home without lipstick!


  • Jessie Krieger

    I need to start carrying a book with me! So smart! I also am loving your lip color choices. 😉

  • EOS + all the Bath & Body Works things are in my bag too 🙂

  • Chelsea-Catherine Cobb Croom

    Ive been wanting to read her book! I always have a book with me in my purse too!

  • Taylor Smith

    I love all of these! EOS is an ALWAYS item for me.

    • Same! I need to try the EOS shave cream. Have you tried that yet?

  • Carly Ned

    The stress relief from B&BW smells amazing! I have it in almost everything LOL Love all the things in your bag! Definitely necessities.

    XX Carly | http://www.thecarlycollective.com