What's in your bag/purse?

@Raine38 (8987)
United States
July 18, 2012 11:46pm CST
Let's face it: it's hard for us ladies to leave the comforts of our home without arming ourself with our ever dependable bags. They all come in all shapes and sizes, some more expensive than the other, some are branded, others are generic. But whatever kind of bag you wish to carry, it totally screams of your personality and tastes. But on the inside, that's where the differences start. We all have different lives, different roles, different priorities. On a daily basis, I usuall have the following on my bag: wallet, wet wipes, comb, blackberry, iTouch, checkbook, pens, hand sanitizer, coin purse, earphones, bag hook, rosary, writing pad, sugar-free gums, tissue, sunglasses, kabuki brush, pressed powder, lip balm, lotion, keys, umbrella, hanky, body mist and post-it's. Pretty boring huh? How about you? What do you bring on a daily basis? Are you like me who practically needs to bring the whole house sometimes? :)
17 responses
@nixxx05 (311)
28 Jul 12
Yesterday i went to mall, guess what? I found a big bag! i really like the big bag and it's on sale. i really want to buy it but i haven't enough cash yesterday. I guess i'll come back today to buy it. It is big bag and i am sure my stuff will fit there. :) Just sharing what i found. :)
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
28 Jul 12
I also love big bags! And I love bags on sale even more LOL! Thanks for sharing, and yeah a major mall here is going on sales from August 3-5. I'm sure they got big bags there so...
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@nixxx05 (311)
28 Jul 12
:) i got it! It is really big. I can put my cosmetic kit, umbrella (because the weather here nowadays is annoying sometimes it's raining.), extra flipflops, tumbler, phones, tissue, candies, vape and my extra cosmetic kit. wow! and i bough itonly for cheaper price. Hope you will find a big one too. Happy Shopping!
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@nixxx05 (311)
30 Jul 12
Hi! I really enjoying my Big Bag right now! :) I have my umbrella, flipflops, packed lunch, tumbler and cosmetic pouch. Very useful to me. No regrets here! Just sharing.... :)
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• Philippines
19 Jul 12
I am a lady so, a bag is a necessity. In my bag, I never miss to bring my wallet, identification cards, may handkerchief, phone, a notepad and pen, my mirror, loose powder, lipstick and eyeshadow and eyeliner and of course tissue. I guess those are my necessities. :)
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19 Jul 12
I am a lady as well, but I do not remember ever putting makeup in my bag.. oh wait, just lipstick which could last for 3 years because I always forget to use it lol I put on lip balm most of the time because the cold weather makes my lips go dry. :)
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• Philippines
20 Jul 12
well I am pretty conscious when it comes to my face, I don't want it to looks oily or out of place, lol, :0 its just I just want to look fresh especially I am living in a tropical country
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
20 Jul 12
I also used to bring the stuff you mentioned, but lately I have to tone down on the make up. I start getting rid of the tweezers first and a separate mirror, since my compact has its own mirror already. Now I only have the essentials: a retractable kabuki brush, pressed powder or foundation, lipstick that I'm wearing that day and lip balm. My husband says I don't need all these "crap", but what do men know about womanly stuff like purses? Pft! LOL!
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@katcarneo (1434)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
In the past I would bring so much stuff in my bag including nail clippers and tweezers, a water bottle, and an extra blouse or shirt. That was because back then I was out most of the time so I need to have everything I need with me. My motto then was "omnea mea mecum porto---I carry with me all my things." Now I have toned down. I have the usual stuff women have, so I'll just name the things that probably not all have: a travel toothbrush and toothpaste, oil-blotting paper, medicine box (painkillers, paracetamol, meds for colds, hyperacidity, diarrhea, you name it!) usb cell phone charger, petroleum jelly, and my planner and pen (and extra pen.)
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Omgosh, I used to lug around tweezers and nail clippers too haha! Even if I'm just going to be out to run a few errands I will still take it with me. I've been trying to keep more organized and I'm starting with my bag. I do admit that most of the time, I can't even use half of the crap I bring, but for some unknown reasons, they still end up in my bag. :)
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@nixxx05 (311)
24 Jul 12
Why do you always bring a tweezers and nail clippers? I just wondering. When i am going to office, i always bring a medicine kit too , for paracetamol, colds and vitamins. Then a cosmetic pouch for toothpaste, toothbrush, toothpick and napkin. Same as you Katcarneo. That's why Big Bag is my favorite. :)
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@katcarneo (1434)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Let's just say there have been instances wherein skin below the nails would peel down and would annoy me all day. Pulling them won't work, they have to be cut by clippers. Tweezers are for the eyebrows, since sometimes you would just notice a single strand in the wrong place and would like to pluck it out.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 12
My bag usually contains the stuff that I really need to bring and those that are brought just in case of emergencies. Since most of the time, I go out to attend my classes, I bring my paper, notebook, pens, scientific calculator. I also have a tumbler of water with me. Of course, I can't leave the house without my cell phone and wallet. I am not much into make up since I do not usually use it, but I could get to bring a lipstick and sometimes baby powder (and my friends would get surprised whenever they happen to see me bringing it out of my bag. hahaha). I could also bring a book I am currently reading so I could avoid getting bored when commuting or during waiting hours... :)
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Ooooh, I remember having that baby powder plastic bottle as well in my bag when I was in college. Then everyone would pass it around to get some, even our male classmates and they say it is to get rid their oily faces. Yeah, right! :)
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@nixxx05 (311)
1 Aug 12
hahaha i also remember some of my high school friend used to do that. bringing a big bottle of powder and then she's sharing us the powder. :) I love remembering the old time High school days! :)
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19 Jul 12
Made me wonder what I stuff my cheap sling bag with. Let's see...phone charger, phone, hand sanitizer, lip balm, coin purse/wallet, several pens, keys, hairbrush, a pair of gloves just in case the weather decides to just chill (lol), my passport, and code words book. If you think yours is boring, try mine. I am a lady, too, but I like to keep it simple. :) When I travel elsewhere, I stuff my netbook in my bag, but that doesn't happen often.
@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
At least yours showers a hint of some traveling on the side, that's not that boring for me :) Oh I forgot, I always have a trash or two in my bag: receipts, used tissue, candy or chocolate wrapper haha!
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19 Jul 12
I have to travel to attend college. I live in a different town. I don't really enjoy doing it -- too exhausting! :)
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@ARIES1973 (9441)
• Legaspi, Philippines
19 Jul 12
I would like to have a big bag as I would like to put in it everything that I might need in the office. Pen, make-up kit, handkerchief, water, wallet, cellphone, umbrella and almost anything that might fit in.
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
I'm also a big fan of large bags, like tote bags or shopping bags styles. I'm not really a big girl so when I say big it means big enough for me :) I also don't like my stuff to be squished or cramped in my bag and since I carry lots of stuff, big bags just work for me.
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@nixxx05 (311)
23 Jul 12
Hi Raine and Aries, Same here i like big bags. :) I always carry/bring a big bag.
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@imAbigael (475)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Wallet, Cellphone, Hair Brush, Handkerchief and Makeup :) I cant go outside without a bag.
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Same here! I just can't go anywhere without a bag, it's been part of my system.
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@nixxx05 (311)
21 Jul 12
:) Me too, i always bring a bag. Important things that i always have, cosmetic kit, eyeglasses, phones, PV, wallet, coin purse, card holder, hanky, candies and tissue.
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@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
19 Jul 12
Most of the time I don't even bring a bag. On occasoin I will bring a small one. When I don't carry one I just have my waller, phone and keys. When I do bring one is has a bottle of water, umbrella when it's going to rain. It's winter here so I take a scarf and beanie too
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Guess what I showed my husband your response and he said "you could do well to think like her" lol! How could you do it? Try as I may I still end up bringing lots of stuff with me.
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• Australia
19 Jul 12
Haahaa! Truth be told I'm just not much of a girl and I can't be bothered carrying a bag full of stuff. I don't really wear makeup so don't need all that, I use lip balms and depending where I'm going will bring that with me too when my lips are dry. Oh and sometimes I'll put a snack in my bag like a banana or some biscuits if I'm going somewhere with no food or expensive food. Forgot about that I just carry essentials for the most part and the 3 I mentioned before are wallet, keys and phone. If I haven't brought anything else with me I'm OK, I survive In the end what do you really need in your bag? What can you do without? I'm sure there are a few things you can take out to lighten the load of yours
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• Philippines
8 Aug 12
When I am going to school, I always have a bag so I can put my books and my pens. I always have my lip balm and my powder. I cannot go out without those two. They are like my essential make up. There are times that I forget to bring these and I have a horrible time at school since I would feel like I need to retouch my makeup and I do not have them.
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
18 Aug 12
Hi friend, Are you allowed to wear makeup in school? I am surprised to know this as we had a tough time in school if we even had a loose strand of hair on our face. We had to tie neat pony tails or keep our hair short. I studied in a convent and there was a lot of emphasis on discipline there, so much so that I wished I could finish school fast. Every day after the morning assembly, we were made to line up and our nails were checked in case they were not cut or got nail paints on them. We could not wear any earrings that dangled outside the ear lobe. Lip balms could never even be thought of by us girls in school. There were punishments for the minutest of things!
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@jricky1 (6809)
• China
19 Jul 12
It's interesting to say that i'm a simple girl.I do not bring too much along with me everyday.Cellphone,hair brush and some other simple things.Well,easy for the working days.For i do not bring those makeup things.
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Wow, really? Sorry if I sound so surprise, it's just that I've been trying to carry less everyday but I end up carrying more. :(
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@monkmano (586)
• Canada
19 Jul 12
I carry a messenger bag to work and occasionally out. I like to keep pens, paper on pads or in a clip board, ipod, cell phone, a book or two, poop bags for my dog (which incidently have come in handy at work ;P) of course my wallet and keys, umbrella, some extra hair ties, sometimes ill have makeup but i dont keep it in there ill throw it in sometimes though. and most importantly hand sanitizer!! id like to stock up on some minis to fit in there like with tissues, body spray etc.
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@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Oh speaking of minis, you know those complimentary stuff provided by hotels? I always take these back with me because they are in tiny cute containers which I can refill later on,plus, they're just the right size to fit my make up kit or toiletries bag. It drives the hub crazy that I swipe them all in my bag but I don't care, I want to think that it's part Of what were paying for.
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@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
5 Sep 12
From the way you said it, I think you always bring a large tote bag. I love using those kinds of bags. My bag would have my wallet, mobile phone, coin purse, hair brush, facial tissues, hand sanitizer, cologne, pens, small notebook, small towel, hair clips, lipstick, powder, vanity mirror, ipod, reading glasses, gums or candies.If I am going out with my youngest son, then i bring along his extra shirt, towel and cologne.
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@oindy54 (3446)
• India
18 Aug 12
Hi friend, That is a long list of things you carry in your purse!I am still studying, so I take my note book, a pen, my water bottle, lunch box, a comb, hand sanitizer, cell phone, umbrella, purse and handkerchief in it. I also carry sanitary napkins if needed or round about that time. I change my bag every week as I like to take a different one as the week passes.We have long hours of class with a half an hour break in between, so by the time I return home, my water bottle and lunch box are empty and some of the weight of the bag is reduced.
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@nixxx05 (311)
21 Jul 12
Yes likewise. :) I always carry/bring a large bag when i am going to office and medium bag when i am going to mall or party/event.
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@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Wherever I go I use to bring my eye liner, lipstick and mirror..That's the important things i always put in my bag or purse.Of course additional baggage is my cellphone ball pen and money,
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
19 Jul 12
I don't bring bag when i go out...and i don't bring many things also because it will be heavy...You have many things in your bag, for sure it is very heavy...
@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
19 Jul 12
I know, guilty as charged! :( I have to start making improvements in organization. I sort of half-envy those who can manage without one.
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@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
25 Jul 12
ya, bring a heavy bag is not good for your shoulder. You should bring lesser, some necessary things for your going out only.
@Hatley (157679)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Sep 12
hi Raine for m e its money, Id cards, health insurance c ard, bank care et plus money, hankie, notebook, comb, brush I guess just about everything but the kitchen sink ,lol.tests strips and glucometer as I am a diabetic,wallet, change, letters,'junk that should have been weeded out.old target slips, rite aide slips,.card f or my doctors new office with new address and phone number,thats about it.
@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Haha too funny, kitchen sink! You're not as hopeless as I am because I used to be always suspected to haul around my closet in my bag lol!