Thursday, 25 June 2015

What's in my bag for summer?

It might seem like we ladies always carry around those huge bags and totes full of things we don't actually need and not only are they taking up space in our bags but they're also an unnecessary additional weight. And surely one or two things might not matter but it can quickly sum up to a lot. Ugh..
That's why I always try to avoid these situations from happening by changing my 'in bag'-must haves every season since I've found that the things I need when away from home can change over time. 

So let's see what's in my bag this summer:

- EOS lipbalm  
an absolute must-have for me no matter what season we're in

- Estée Lauder Lipstick & Estée Lauder Concealer
I'm admittedly a really big fan of Estée Lauder for make-up & usually the only things I really find that I need to top up about my make-up are lipstick and concealer since I'm often in a hurry and might find that I've forgot to cover up some areas of my face just after I left already, so these always come in handy for me. 

- Snacks
for some reason I always seem afraid I might starve to death when going on a day-trip so I will always make sure there are some snacks in my bag - I really like fruity snacks or even fresh fruits like apples and bananas in summer. I also always make sure I have either TicTacs or Chewing gum in my bag before I leave the house.

-Anti Bac Hand Gel
Of course it's important to wash your hands before you eat or touch your face but sometimes when away you don't really have the opportunity to wash your hands right away - that's why I always keep these useful little bottles in my bag, this way I stay hygienic and don't have to be afraid to put on new make-up or simply eat one of my snacks, for instance.. Some of them also smell very nice!

- Contact Lens Case & Eyedrops
These are absolute necessities for me as I wear contact lenses almost on a daily basis.
I really like using Rohto Eye drops because they allow me to use them even while wearing my contacts since many other eye drops require you to take the contacts out first.

- Deodrant & Body Mist
I find that I hear the question "do you have any deodrant with you?" wayyy too much when I'm away with my friends. I think it should kind of go without saying that a deodrant should be in every girls bag in summer. Instead of heavy perfumes I prefer using lighter body sprays for fragrance in summer. Especially those that smell very fresh and fruity.  

- Hair ties, clips and a brush
I found this very useful almost every time I go out, since I often straighten my hair it is very prone to get frizzy when the weather changed unexpectedly - many times I've found that putting my hair up with hair clips or ties was a way to kind of save it in the past. 

- Shiseido Oil absorbing sheets
These sheets usually help me to keep in control of my occasionally oily skin. 
They're especially convenient for me to use in summer since I don't usually wear any foundations or powders in the first place.

- MiPow Power Tube
This portable little phone charger has proven to have been worth every single cent a lot of times for me now and I would never leave the house without it, especially when my phone is running low on battery. 

- Sunglasses
These are super useful for summer of course but I found that I especially use them a lot when I drive somewhere since I find that driving without any sunglasses in the bright sunlight could potentially even be very dangerous! That's why I think a second pair should definitely always be in your car if you wanna go on a road trip.

- Sun protection 
Another really important piece for summer is sun protection since it protects you from the dangerous UV-radiation which can cause skin cancer and make your skin age faster, just apart from causing horrible sunburns! Everybody should use sun protection but usually the SPF factor should go up with the 'lightness' of the skin, so for instance an extremely fair skinned person like me has to use sun protection with a very high SPF factor (I usually use 50+) for it to still be effective.

- iPod
I'm starting to feel like I'm one of the very few people who actually still carry one of those handy little iPods around. I'm just an absolute music addict and would listen to it on any possible occasion, even while going shopping. Of course I could listen to music over my phone but I really prefer to save it's battery for other things and therefore always rather choose my iPod, my little friend.. ^^;

These are my summer must-haves for my bag and with these I can always make sure to enjoy my trips and all the times I'm out. Of course they vary depending on the occasion but these would be the things I would typically take on a day- or shopping trip and since I usually use and love all of them I can be sure none of these products are a waste of space in my bag. My phone, wallet & a pen are things, like for so many others, I always make sure to take with me when I go somewhere.

What's in your bag this summer? :)




  1. EOS Lip balm, SPF and sunglasses have to be my summer beauty essentials! :)

    1. So true haha I have at least 4 different EOS lip balms and their hand lotion smells so good, too! :)

  2. i really need to get myself on of those portable phone chargers, i always get a little scared when my battery drops below 30%. i always have to have lip balm and hand cream with me no matter what, my skin gets so dry during the day x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

    1. I feel you since I have just the same problem arghh
      but yeah you should totally get one they're not too expensive and I find they're really worth their money! :)

  3. I like these kind of posts, nice one :-)

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  4. I wish I could fit that much in my bag!!!! And I always forget my iPod, you're a better woman than me haha
    Hope you've had a great day,
    Bethany x

    Do pop over to my blog, if you fancy of course, and tell me what you think!

    1. That's why I love tote style bags, they're usually bigger than they appear at first glance 〜 I especially like Ted Baker and Michael Kors ones since I think they are nearly unbreakable haha :) I hope you have a nice day, too!

  5. What a lovely post! I always make sure to have an eos lip balm with me, too, they're so handy ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

    1. They really are! I think I have about 4 of them already, haha one for every bag :)
      I'm glad you've liked this post!

  6. Such a nice selection of things in your bag! lovely post!

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

  7. I love EOS lip balms, they are freaking fantastic! I bring hand sanitizer and snacks in my handbag too! Though, i don't usually bring a banana...Hahaha <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

    1. Haha bananas are so handy to carry around in your bag tho :'D

  8. It is great things!!
    I am apt to have much baggage..
    I try to reduce baggage in this summer!


    1. Yes, the things in our bags can easily add up to a lot of stuff we don't actually need :/
      Thank you for your comment! :)

  9. I love your Summer beauty essentials <3
    anyway, I just followed you via gfc, I'd appreciate if you follow me back :)

    XOXO, syarah

  10. Great post :) I always carry lots of beauty essentials in my handbag too :) x

    The Belle Narrative

  11. I love the fact that you have a healthy snack (banana) instead of a donut (as in my case), yup I carry donuts and cookies :(


    1. Hahaha my snacks are not always healthy though I just left the house with a pack of reese's cups today actually ^^; but who cares, right? As long as it's delicious! :)

  12. I really do need to invest in eye drops, omg haha. I wear contact lenses 90% of the time and don't have an eyedrop in my bag, what?! Love the lipbalm and iPod foREVER.

    May x | THE MAYDEN

    1. You really should, I can literally feel my eyes breathe of relief whenever I use them while wearing contacts, they can also extend the time you can wear them without your eyes drying out, overall I find them just extremely useful :)


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