Saturday, August 23, 2014

What's in my bag

Three weeks ago, I was tagged by juliamegumi on Tumblr to share "what's in my bag". I've never done one of these before so I thought I might as well make a short blog post out of it!

Truthfully, what's in my bag is not very interesting. I figured that out when I was trying to take photos for this post lol. So, to start with I thought it would be fun for me to show you the cute things I wish I carried every day (in my cute seashell purse) because otherwise this post would be a lot more boring -
  • Liz Lisa seashell wicker shoulder bag
  • Bow hair clip
  • Earbuds
  • Minnie body wipes (peach)
  • Fluffy cosmetic pouch
  • Tony Moly pocket bunny mist, bunny gloss bars
  • Eyelashes, eyelash glue, tweezers
  • Tiny scissors & razor blade
  • Multi-color pen
  • iPhone 5s in Liz Lisa x My Melody 3rd collab phone case
  • Ralph Lauren sunglasses
  • Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice wallet
I wish I could use this purse every day lol. It's so cute ლ(⌒▽⌒ლ)
As you will see below, I do actually carry a number of these items around but not the cosmetics. I don't really wear a lot of make up. When I first started using false eyelashes, I used to carry a small pouch around with the necessities to fix them if need be, but now I feel pretty confident about my application lol *knock on wood* and instead just leave them in my bathroom. I would love to carry the Tony Moly pocket bunny mist around, but I know from seeing it in the stores that the ears can fall off pretty easily. The plastic is also not that strong. My other one (the pink version) actually rolled off the counter in my bathroom and the body cracked -__-. Don't want that happening in my purse which might actually be kinda likely since I'm not super careful with it. 
I wish my wallet matched with all this stuff better. Black clashes quite a lot lol. I've had several opportunities to get a pink/white/more pastel wallet, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with this one besides the color lol so I never find it prudent to purchase another (even to use as a secondary) wallet. Plus I do love the design of this one with the embossed hearts. Just the right amount of pockets and card slots + fits US and JPY currency easily (ofc). My boyfriend got it for me when he went to Japan on a school trip back in like 2008 but he didn't give it to me until over 2 years later. It's still in good condition imo. I told myself that my next wallet will be another Samantha Thavasa one, especially now that we have an actual store location here! I went the other week, and I was just drooling over all the stuff but didn't buy anything. Anyway, the wallet ruins the picture, but it's the only one I have, and I do love it.

This is what I actually typically carry every day -
  • Samantha Thavasa 2-way bag (w/ shoulder strap)
  • 'The Bus' monthly pass on a crappy landyard with my office drawers key
  • Random snacks (in this particular case it's seedless li hing mui wtf)
  • Totes umbrella
  • Vaseline Lip Therapy 
  • L'Oreal True Match liquid foundation 
  • Car and house keys with my Salvatore Ferragamo bow keychain (gift from my bf)
  • BCP
  • Liz Lisa bow watch
  • Nook
  • Repeats from the first picture - iPhone 5s in Liz Lisa x My Melody 3rd collab phone case, Ralph Lauren sunglasses, bow hair clip, earbuds, Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice wallet, tiny scissors & razor blade, multi-color pen
Okay, first of all, I quite love this purse. My guy friend graciously went to the Samantha Thavasa store in Japan during his trip in 2013 and bought it for me (among other Liz Lisa things). I'm lucky to have a friend who is willing to go into girly stores in a foreign country lol.  I love the color and the pockets and all the girly details. There's a small key chain clock on it with purple and brown straps. The purple and brown doesn't match but the pink surrounding the face of the clock is practically a dead match to my purse! This actually came from my bf's mom's aunty who gave it to my bf for some reason....he gave it to me lol. It does tick kind of loud though. When this purse is not in my closet and just hanging about in my room, I sometimes have to take the stopper adjuster pin out so that I don't hear it when I'm trying to sleep lol.
I actually have a nice lavender umbrella that I just got from Japan, but I've been using this leopard? cheetah? print one that I bought from Macy's for several years now. I like that it contracts to be very small but is a regular size folding umbrella when open. I had to buy it because my cheapy 500yen one from my previous Japan broke after being turned out from a number of strong gusts of wind lol. You never know when it's going to rain in HI, I swear. It adds some weight in my purse, and is kind of useless 90% of the time, but I'm always happy to have it when it's raining!
Even though I don't wear a lot of make up, I do carry around this like 6 year old liquid foundation lol. And use the Vaseline instead of a lip gloss lol. Tbh I don't use either very often and they get lost when I switch purses a lot, but they're nice to have in the event that I do need them lol.
Idk is it weird that I carry around my BCP in my purse with me? Lol. I do that in case I need to take it when I'm out of the house and at least I will have it on me. If I'm at home, I just take it out of my purse and then put it back in. Not really a problem since I will hopefully never lose my purse and should be aware of where it is all the time anyway.
I don't always carry my nook (it takes up a lot of room when my purse is on the small side) but when I've started a story, I will probably carry it around until I'm done with it and read it on the bus on the way to and from work. I haven't been using it as much as I would want to. Mostly because I'm reluctant to pay for the books wtf. Most recently I finished IQ84. Omfg I could not put it down lol. I had downloaded the ebook awhile ago (maybe like over a year ago lol) but only started reading it within the last few months.  Don't know why I delayed for so long. It's great. Super recommend. Well actually I wasn't overly fond of the ending, but I think I might read it again soon lol.

  Anyway, that's it! What's in my purse lol. Even though I have two different versions of my purse contents, this post is still not all that great lol. Unfortunately, I just carry a lot of practical things. You should see what's in my grandma's purse. It's always freaking heavy lol. I wonder how she is able to carry it.


  1. omg 2008 hahaha the quality of Samantha Thavasa products seem pretty reliable ne~ love how practical your actual purse is haha some of the WIMGs make me wonder whether people actually have work and live life .-.

    1. Lol yeah I love my wallet and even though my bf keeps offering to buy me a new one, I refuse because it's completely unnecessary.

  2. The Samantha Thavasa purse is sooooooo nice (;▽;) It doesn't look like it's enamel -- does it get stains? I once had an ivory faux leather Liz Lisa bag that got a clothing stain (dark jeans should never be worn with ivory faux leather apparently -_-) and even my enamel LL purse got a clothing stain when it was raining wtf, so now I'm quite scared about light colored leather purses.ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ

    1. You're right, it's leather, not enamel. I would say it stains as any leather would if you mistreat it? But certain ones are more obvious on the light color. I think for the stains from clothes, it's more to blame on the clothes' color than the purse? But idk lol.

  3. OMG I love your Samantha Thavasa bag! and all of the items you carry are so cute~ <3

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  4. Love the Samantha Thavasa bag. <3 The back of my ST bag is starting to stain from my dark jeans. ;-;
    I don't think I can ever carry that much stuff, since it would be too heavy on my shoulder. :p

    1. I think it was stained a bit from my shorts but actually the leather is starting to rub away a little on the handles because of how I carry it lol.
      My purse is so much lighter now than when I used to use it for school so I guess in comparison, it doesn't seem like a lot.

  5. Oi, sou a garota que usou a suas fotos das malas, me desculpe, eu já retirei foto, eu só não respondi antes porque já faz um tempo que não atualizo meu blog, mais uma vez mil desculpas.