What’s in my bag – the Handbag Essentials!

I am really excited to get back into blogging, and want to take a little moment to apologise for the time I’ve spent away from blogging the past 7 days and hopefully I’ll be back onto it, on a more regular basis!

I really wanted a little bit of time off, to help refresh my mind and you know have a little ‘me’ time! I hope all you beauties understand πŸ™‚ !!! & Hope you didn’t miss me that much hehe!!!

I’ve teamed up with Sudocrem, on a little project to show you that the unlikely skincare product can be one of your handbag essentials and show you some of the uses you can use it when you’re on the go!

We all know that Sudocrem is more commonly used on rashes for babies but I wanted to take a little minute to discuss the wonderful uses of Sudocrem besides that!!! For one I really love the additional packaging they’ve come up with instead of the original circular tub! I love that they’ve created a small tube version that can easily fit into a small bag, ready for you to use on the go!

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Sudocrem / Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream – I would carry this little bad boys on the go with me and use them to moisturise my hands. Both are great hand / skin creams for sensitive hands and will not cause any allergic reactions!

MAC Β Select Sheer Powder – I carry this along with me for fear of the unknown! πŸ˜› I get a really oily T-zone and you never know if you’ll be faced with Humid or challenging weather. This pressed powder is perfect for topping up your makeup!

MAC Lipsticks in Mehr & Pink Plaid – on the go, you’ll need a few lipstick colours. I’ve opted for pale pink & Nude coloured lipsticks as the lightness of the lipstick shades will compliment all types of outfits, and are very versatile colours to wear!

Burberry Nail Lacquer in 302 – The perfect manicure is not always as it seems! I’ve managed to always fail at having 10 perfectly coated nails & always get told about it from my friends hehe! So I always carry the nail polish I currently have on to top up those chipped nails ( I dislike unkept looking nail polish) !!! πŸ˜›

Oyster Card – I carry this around with me to get around London. This little oyster cards helps me use all the London Transport, so I can head to where I’m going with ease! πŸ˜›

Bobbing Pins & Mini Hair brush – I really carry these for hair mishaps, you never know when you’re going to have a hair malfunction & your bobbing pins & hair brush are your best friend ! πŸ˜€

Stella McCartney Perfume in Stella – This is one of the first perfumes I purchased and fell in love with! Once I fall in love with a scent I hardly wear anything else & the smell of rose that seeps out of this perfume just reminds me of spring!

Cuticura Hand Sanitizer – All I have to say, is you never know when you’ll need your hand sanitizer! It’s good to always have it as a refresher!

Headphones & Phone – I mean this is a huge priority of mine, my phone enables me to take pictures on my journey, instead of carrying a Camera. I use it to contact people and to find directions & pretty much use it as my personal Assistant! Heheh

& the headphones accompany me on the way, enabling me to relax whilst listening my favourite tunes!

Kit Portable Phone charger – I’ve probably spoken a lot about portable phone chargers in the past, but honestly they are life savers! It’s great to carry these on the go as you never know when your phone is going to die and need some Battery!

*SudocremSkincare Cream – | HEREΒ | Β£1.99

MACSelect Sheer Pressed Powder – | HEREΒ | Β£20.50

ClarinsHand & Nail Treatment Cream – | HEREΒ | Β£21.00

MACLipstick in Mehr – | HEREΒ | Β£15.50

BurberryNail Polish in Lacquer Red no. 302 – | HEREΒ | Β£15.00

MACLipstick in Pink Plaid – | HEREΒ | Β£15.50

Oyster Card

Bobbing Pins

Hair Brush

Stella McCartneyPerfume in Stella – | HEREΒ | Β£52.50

CuticuraHand Sanitizer in Floral & Fruity – | HEREΒ | Β£1.20

Headphones & Phone

KitPortable Phone chargerΒ 

*PR SAMPLE | All items that are Marked with an Asterix are PR samples/Gifts |


I hope you’ve enjoyed my What’s in my Bag – the Handbag Essentials blogpost!!!

What do you think of Sudocrem, have you used it before for any of the uses I’ve spoken about or any other ones? & what are you carrying in your handbags?

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  1. Lovely post Serene! That’s good for you to take some time off. We all need a little break every now and then. I know I take one from time to time. I love the Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream. It works very well. πŸ™‚ ❀ xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Katie ❀ πŸ™‚ yeah it feels great to be back though with a refreshed mind πŸ˜› !!! & yess OMG I remember seeing it on your blog too πŸ˜› such a great hand cream, and the smell kinda reminds me of airplanes & airplane soap for some reason heheh (maybe that's just me and my weird sense of smell) πŸ˜› xoxo

      1. Haha I think you may have a weird sense of smell lol. Though at first I wasn’t sure about the scent but then it grew on me lol. πŸ™‚ xoxo

      2. Loooool! hahaha I think so too πŸ˜€ hehehe, yeah honestly the smell of it grew on me too! I wasn’t a huge fan until after a few uses πŸ˜› xoxo

      1. Oh, well! It used to be! When I wasn’t the old hag that I am now! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…
        Now I prefer more sophisticated scents! But this is a great scent for Spring! πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜»πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸŽ€

        Lots of xx

      2. Loooool! What kind of scents do you like my Sophisticated Granny, I’m intrigued to find out LOOOL! & YESSS this one is definitely a spring perfume πŸ™‚ xoxox

      3. I do enjoy it my lovely, thank you for the recommendation! 😁😁😁 Big surprise, right!? LOL
        These days I keep myself away from “mass perfumes” and go for either LE ones and mostly niche perfumes!
        Lots of xx

      4. You’re more than welcome lovely hahaha! Not a snob at all a girl buys what a girl loves to buy and if it’s a specific perfume then why the hell not :-p πŸ˜œπŸ’‹πŸ’—πŸ˜† xoxo

    1. hehhe, I agree you can never have too many bobbing pins! I have a whole heap flying around & you really must try some sudocrem, it’s a really great product to have around πŸ™‚ and very soothing too! Thanks lovely xoxox

      1. It’s a Korean product that’s from Nature Republic, I’ve had it since it came out and bought 5 of them already! They last a really long time and I don’t just use it for my face! I use it for my body and lips too! Works great! 😊

      2. Ahh, I love the sound of that, could be very soothing on the skin! I love aloe vera lip balms they are amazing for when you get dry skin on your lips (from the weather change 😦 ) !!! I need to find some Aloe Vera body creams πŸ˜€ thanks lovely again! xoxox

    1. Thanks so much Lovely! I am a sucker for Clarins products too! They are so moisturising and nourishing (even their makeup) πŸ™‚ & I can never leave my house without my moisturiser, lipstick and sanitizer hehehe! Everything else I can manage without πŸ˜†πŸ’‹ xoxox

    1. Thanks so much lovely! It’s perfect that a mirror is included in my pressed powder to eliminate extra carrynons heheh! Ohhh blotting paper! I need to carry some along πŸ™‚ thanks lovely xoxo

    1. πŸ’— ahhh you got Pink plaid! Such a gorgeous colour & mehr as well πŸ™‚ thank you so much babe! You’re right a little quality time never hurt nobody! So glad I got to take some time off πŸ™‚ xox

    1. Heheheh! Thank you so much Hilda ❀ I missed you more & am glad to be back πŸ™‚ we really do all need a little bit of me time for ourselves! Hehehe you can never go wrong with those little tiny bits in your bag! Xox

  2. I am sooooo glad to see you back, I’ve missed you! I do understand the need of having some me time, recently I have been feeling a little burnt out too. My 11 months is starting to demand more attention from me, he’s walking or more like falling everywhere and then between family time and blogging, it’s just gets so overwhelming. The thought of quitting has crossed my mind but I do love what I’m doing. :-/

    This post reminds me that I should do an updated post on ‘What’s in my Handbag’ but gosh, it probably filled with diapers and pacifiers. LMAO!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Awww Shireen, thank you so much for sharing that little bit of your personal life with me! Hehehe! You should definitely do that though! And fill it with all the baby stuff! It will be funny and exciting to see :-p hehehe πŸ™‚ & I’ve missed you too! Thanks for the love πŸ’—πŸ’‹ xox

  3. Great post! I use Sudocrem when I have a patch of dry/sensitive skin as it is a life saver! πŸ™‚ xx

  4. I haven’t used semocream myself…but baby products often come in handy! Lovely post…it was great reading about your beauty essentials.

    we all need to take time off from blogging sometimes…to give us a fresh perspective…and blogging is often like a job even when it is not…we do need to relax sometimes.

    1. πŸ’™thank you so much Ivana I need to find more baby products to use :-p and discover all their potential beauty uses! & thanks for understanding, it really does help to take some time off to reflect and just refresh your mind! I do feel a bit more refreshed coming back into it πŸ™‚ xox

  5. Guess who’s back, back again?! Haha, missed your blog posts!
    Sudocrem is such a good all-rounder! I really need to pick some up in the new tube packaging, it makes it much more handbag friendly! Also, YAY for another Stella fan – such a gorgeous scent isn’t it?! πŸ™‚



    1. πŸ’— hehehe it’s me I’m back you need the new version sudocrem it’s so easy to use β˜ΊοΈπŸ’‹ & OMG yesss you love that perfume such a pretty scent! Xoxo

  6. I actually love Sudocrem! I love the new tube too, so much nicer than carrying the little tub all the time… I love to use it when I’m having a pamper evening and just put it all over my face! It make my skin feel so soft, I just love it πŸ™‚
    Emily xx
    Emily May Designs

    1. Hehehehe, now that you’ve mentioned it! The image of a baby does come up when I use sudocrem only because the use was for nappy rashes hehehe πŸ™‚ xoxo

  7. It’s always good to take a break from blogging, I always feel refreshed after a break. I keep similar things in my handbag, like a couple of lipsticks, mini brushes, phone, extra charger etc. πŸ™‚

    Olivia x

    1. Thanks Kimmy πŸ™‚ I agree everyone needs a little me time but it feels great to be back! Ohh you have to try out the Clarins hand & nail cream! It will work wonders! πŸ’‹ thanks lovely xoxo

    1. Hehe, glad to know another fan of the Stella Perfume! Haven’t met many that love it as much as I do & yessss hair pins really do save my life πŸ’—πŸ’‹ thanks lovely xoxo

  8. I really want some mac sheer powder for the pesky oiliness that creeps through and I get really bad eczema so a cute mini sudocrem is ideal! I NEED mac mehr too haha you inspire too many purchases xx

    1. Ohhh I have eczema too! And find Sudocrem really helpful πŸ™‚ definitely worth a try & I can’t recommend MAC pressed powder enough! Gets rid of that oilyness instantly :)! I’m sorry :-p not sorry for inspiring you to buy all those lovely items hehehe! thanks Lovely πŸ’‹β˜ΊοΈ xox

    1. Thanks so much Rach πŸ™‚ yeah that’s a great use for Sudocrem too! I would use it for that too πŸ™‚ & the phone charger is definitely a great tool to have handy!!! Xoxo

    1. Hahhaha, surprisingly my bag is tiny πŸ™Š I really have noooo idea how everything fits! I think mastering the layering technique really helps πŸ˜‚ but when you try to get everything out it becomes a mission loooool :p xoxo

  9. Oh, I love seeing inside of people’s handbags! I love your essentials, particularly the lipstick – I don’t go anywhere without a lipstick tucked in my handbag or pocket! πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  10. Hi lovely,

    Thank you so much for sharing a What’s In My Handbag post. I’m quite nosy and love these kind of posts. By the way you’re always missed πŸ™‚ Can understand if you needed a bit of time off, I’ve been a bit inconsistent with writing as well. Hope you’re well and had a fantastic Easter holiday. Looking forward to your next post xx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

    1. Thanks Caz! I miss you too, been really not myself lately but hopefully I’ll be back into blogging soon! πŸ™‚ I hope you’re ok though! & I hope you had a lovely Easter too! πŸ’‹β˜ΊοΈ xoxo

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