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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114 thoughts on “What’s in my bag – the Handbag Essentials!

  1. Kelsey&Kenecha on said:

    Great stuff! I barely carry anything around with me but I should haha πŸ™‚


  2. plus+beauty27 on said:

    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

    • 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

  3. AHHHH! Stella! Major looove!
    Lots of xx my lovely, Annie


  4. Never heard of Sudocream! But I really want to try it now! You can never have too many bobby pins!! Lol 😊

    • 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

      • I love that its perfect for traveling, I love my aloe vera lotion, but it’s too chunky!! You’re welcome (:

      • I love small, handy things too! & what Aloe vera lotion do you use? that sounds interesting to me hehe πŸ™‚ xoxo

      • 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! 😊

      • 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

      • You’re welcome Serenel!! And yes Aloe Vera is awesome!! 😊

      • ☺️ x

  5. Great things to have in your bag, I definitely keep a nice moisturiser, favourite lipstick, and hand sanitizer in my bag. ❀ Also, love Clarins' products. πŸ™‚ /Madison
    Highland Hiatus

    • 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

  6. nice to read what in your bag! love clarins products! do check out whats in my bag! had posted it a couple of days ago!

  7. Wonderful products, love your perfume and MAC lipsticks are always a good choice. ^^
    Lovely greets Nessa

  8. i also carry around a mini hand mirror, sanitiser, hand cream, blotting tissue, sample perfume, lip gloss and ear phones πŸ™‚


    • 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

  9. Not gonna lie.. your bag is more organized and cleaner than mine! hehe! Great post, thanks for sharing! ❀ – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  10. Lovely post babe! Hope you had some quality relaxing time as it’s well needed. We have the same taste in lipstick shades. Mehr is one of my all time favourite and I recently purchased Pink Plaid too and LOVE it πŸ™‚ X


    • 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

  11. sooo happy you had some time to just “be” and yesss you were missed! I love all you carry and I probably carry the same types of items…jejeje

  12. 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

    • 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

  13. Great post! Just followed you πŸ™‚ feel free to follow me back if you’d like, I’m a fashion and beauty blogger πŸ™‚ http://www.meganleighstringer.wordpress.com xxx

  14. Rachel Ellis Fashion & Beauty on said:

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

  15. Such a great post hun! Always enjoy reading your blog! πŸ™‚

  16. 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.

    • 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

  17. What amazing items you have in your bag dear! I can’t take my eyes off the Burberry nail lacquer it’s the perfect red! I hope you’re doing well dear! πŸ™‚ xo~ Lena

  18. Love the products you chose, I have not tried the cream

  19. I love what you have in your bag! Mehr by MAC was my first MAC lipstick ever! I still love it. I’ve actually been using Sudocrem lots recently to help my dry skin – it’s a lifesaver! x


  20. Great to have you back, Serene! We all need some time off, don’t we? Charming post indeed! Have a good week, dear! xoxo

  21. You have a ton of fun products in your purse. Glad to see you back as well πŸ™‚

    xo Naomi in Wonderland

  22. This is kinda like mine, if you added in a hundred lip products that you absolutely don’t use on a daily basis. Eeep.

    Lorraine – John, It’s Only Makeup!

  23. 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™‚



    • 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

  24. 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

  25. I’ve not used Sudocrem in years, it reminds me of the smell of babies though.

    Corinne x

  26. I just love the burberry stuff! They package everything so well!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  27. 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

  28. A break from blogging can be good sometimes, you come back feeling all inspired! I love sudocream, so cheap and so many uses! x

    Josie’s Journal

  29. Such a great collection of things in your handbag…I definitely have way too much stuff in mine! πŸ™‚

  30. We all need a little “me” time now and again. It’s great to have you back! I’ve been needing a new hand cream and have heard great things about the Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream! πŸ™‚ x

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • 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

  31. Kate on said:

    Stella is one of my favourite perfumes too! And glad I’m not the only one who carries emergency hair pins in case of hair disasters! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • 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

  32. 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

    • 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

  33. Great post Serene πŸ™‚ I think sudocream is great- I use it on everything from dry skin to if I have a cut. And portable phone chargers :O I need one!!

    Rachel xx

    • 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

  34. patriciablaj on said:

    I actually love using baby cream instead of the normal moisturizers because they suit my sensitive skin so much better! Haha, you have so many products in your bag, it must be huge!


    • 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

  35. jenny on said:

    Just loving these essentials! I never leave the house without my iphone ha,ha! That Burberry nail polish looks amazinng! Really want one xx

    http://www.krystelcouture.com β™₯

  36. Gabrielle on said:

    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


  37. Have a nice Easter weekend. New outfit is online…

  38. I only have Sudocrem in a tub but I need to pick it up in a tube, it’s such a wonder product!

  39. Love the burberry nail polish!

    Agnes x


  40. I literally have a purse, mobile phone, keys and a pack of tissues in my bag, that’s it! I am so not like a lady! πŸ™‚

  41. 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

  42. Nice! Always fun looking into someone’s stuff. Lol


  43. Haha my husband loves sudocrem, we pretty much treat it like a cure all in our house!

  44. I really need to do an updated what’s in my bag post, not done one for over a year! I love sudocrem on sunburn definitely one for holidays and that burberry polish is gorgeous! Xxx


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