The Crap I Lug Around {aka What's In My Bag}

I felt like writing a light post today, and since I've never done a more "girly"/"feminine" post/tag before (YOU DON'T SEE ME TALKING ABOUT HANDBAGS AND SHOES, DO YOU?), I thought "Hey, bag post. Great way to start!" (Also, I like snooping around other people's bags, so yay!)

(I have to admit though....I've never been one for handbags! I always say I'm too ~masculine~ 4 dis, but recently I saw a Kate Spade bag that has changed my mind because UNF)

I got this tote from Chapters/Indigo when it was on sale, and I love the typewriter print! Makes me look ~quirky~ and bookworm-ish when I'm actually not. Here are the staples I lug around!

1. Sunnies! I saw these on ASOS and loved their shape, so I snagged them so I could be ~retro fabulous~. (Unfortunately, they are non-prescription sunglasses, so when I wear them, I am as blind as a wombat ._.'')(...Unless I wear both my prescription glasses and sunglasses at the same time)(like those theatre 3D glasses)

2. Camera and camera case! Yes--that's an eggplant! Originally a coin purse, but you guys know I'm a badass and don't play by the rules (w o w so hardcore)
3. Hair tie and bobby pins. So I don't look like the girl from 'The Grudge'/'The Ring' when it's time to eat.

4. Tissues. My face gets oily, and I have a habit of food staining everything. (This is why most of my clothes are cotton/why I can't have nice clothes ;-;)(I spilled juice on my prom dress and it's still there; recently I got sandwich sauce on my chiffon dress; last month I got strawberry and Cheetos stains on my woven shell tank.....do u c da problem)

5. Moisturizers! Ever since I named my blog 'Citron and Guavaberry', I feel like I'm in a contract/obligated to try/buy all guava/citron scented items (._.''). I keep Korres' body butter in 'Guava' in my bag as hand cream, and Maybelline Baby Lips in my bag because I love the balmy lip look. ('Quenched' in picture, and it's one of my favourite scents!)

6. Keys. It's funny because there's actually only one key on there and the rest is vacation trinkets/card fobs.

7. Transit tokens. I keep my TTC tokens in a Kinder Surprise egg! IT'S SO USEFUL AND I KEEP TELLING EVERYONE TO USE IT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW USEFUL IT IS FOR COINS. (HA, YOU AMERICANS WON'T UNDERSTAND)

8. The brick Wallet. Actually, I can't call it a brick anymore because I literally have no bills in there. Broke status, yo ;-;

9. Phone and headphones. CAN YOU GUYS GUESS WHAT MV WAS PLAYING ON MY PHONE WHEN I SNAPPED THIS PICTURE? GUESS GUESS GUESS. BECAUSE IT'S STUCK IN MY HEAD.
But yeah, I got this phone last month, and I'm in love! I can finally take selfies because it has a front camera take better quality pictures on my phone, play Android games, download apps (previous phone was a Windows phone), and all that other very very good stuff.

10. Not pictured, but water bottle! I always try to carry a bottle with me because $1+ for WATER R U KIDDING ME. I'm also nit picky about drinking from taps/fountains...because I have a special water filtration system at home.
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Inside the bag there's a pocket with this written:

So much hipster.
So much black and white...but hey, it matches my dog. ◡‿◡


SINCE MY BAG IS CANVAS, MY DOG'S FUR WON'T BE SO APPARENT ON THE BAG :D

What staples do you guys keep in your bag? Have I convinced you guys to use Kinder Surprise Eggs as token/coin holders? ʘ‿ʘ

Also, repeat reminder: Lillian of Mascaradise recently created a FB page to unite beauty bloggers, so check it out, and more information about the page here! (Basically a group for bloggers to ask various q's about blogging, communicate with each other, etc)

43 comments

  1. Ahhh, love this post! *_* I love a "what's in my bag" post hahahahah. And omg your dog's back is so adorable I want to cuddle right nowww.

    And whoa; the kinder surprise egg idea is GENIUS. I hate rolling around my TTC tokens everywhere, I lose like a good half (okay, maybe 20%) of them by putting them in my wallet, or jean pockets. I shall go buy a kinder surprise egg now. *u*

    I swear we are twinzzz, I totally just posted a picture of my puppayay (puppy yeah) on today's post too! whoohoo DOGS. I LOVE DOGS. <3 I shall go find my doggie and cuddle with her now too *u*

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    1. Whenever I see pictures of other dogs, I want to immediately cuddle with my dog too! FLUFFY FLUFFY PILLOWS OF FAT FLUFFYNESS

      RITE? I buy so many Kinder Surprise Eggs, and since the eggs now snap open, it's really useful!
      IKR, Y R WE IN SYNC (N'Sync, hehehehehehehhee)

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  2. Love this post, tempted to to one myself but what's in my bag varies so much...

    I never thought there was any other use for Kinder eggs other than to be fricking delicious and make small children bounce of the walls... But there it is so I MUST buy one. I have a "requirement"(excuse) for one, so I'm off to get one. you caused this... :P

    Also, urrr ma gowwwd I freaking love dogs... we used to have two collies who looked very similar to yours they were the biggest softies you've ever met!! Now we have a spaniel/collie cross and he's the camp-est dog you will ever meet, no joke he wiggles everywhere... *.*

    -alex x

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    1. But you could always post staple bag items! I love seeing how what people carry in makeup bags/how they store $$/etc :D

      FOR ROUGHLY $1 (CDN) PER EGG, YOU GET CHOCOLATE, A TOY, AND A ~SNAP LID EGG~ LOL ;)

      Asklfskfdsklfnsdf dogs! I want big dogs in the future, but collies are adorable! I think it's amazing that each dog has a different personality, just makes them more lovable and unique!

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  3. I would like to do a what's in my bag post myself but I carry that much crap around that I doubt anyone would want to see it ;-)

    On another note, I love the kinder egg idea! It would be the perfect way to carry around all my coppers. Don't know if you have annoying little coins like this where you are but they are basically equal to one and two pence and nobody ever actually spends them - usually they stay sat in your purse or wallet until you empty them out or palm them off on someone else - *cough* little cousins *cough*

    ;-)

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    1. I'd want to see it! :D

      Yes! We have those types of coins here, but they recently got discontinued! We still have plenty of them lying around though, but I feel like those types of coins are only useful for those souvenir coin presses! BUT LOL, nice way to pass them off ;)

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  4. dear, i have giveaway for you!
    http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/giveaway-with-love.html

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  5. OMG! you have an amazing stuff! love the post!

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  6. I love what's in my bag posts! I just did a travel version. ;) I loved your commentary! It's different than the "look at all this makeup I hoard" kind of posts. Loved it! XD

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    1. (oops, how did I miss that post @_@; gonna look at that now)
      Haha, thanks! I try to keep my makeup stash as light as possible. AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME TO DO TOUCHUPS ._.

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  7. Vanessa I COULDN'T FIND THE NUMBER '2' IN YOUR PICTURE :(
    Spent five minutes squinting at it before I started reading and finally saw it hiding on the left XD

    I loooove these kinda posts!
    also I looove how much you've been innovative and like used a former purse as a camera case and a KINDER EGG as a storage device..brilliant!
    The Blushing Giraffe | A New UK Beauty Blog
    xxx

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    1. LOL YEAH I STRUGGLED FOR THE LONGEST TIME WONDERING WHERE TO PUT IT SO IT WOULD BE MORE VISIBLE but apparently I still managed to do a terrible job oops LOL

      Haha, thanks! I honestly just use whatever's convenient and laying around. Organization is mah lyfe, yo

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  8. omg you're phone-case-thats-actually-not-a-phone-case case is soooo cute! gonna hunt down a coin purse to use it as a camera case now.
    And love love your bag :D
    x

    rougesramblings.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. RIGHT? My mom actually got it in Asia, so yay! Honestly, just find a cute case that fits your camera! Doesn't matter if it's a coin purse or an actual camera case c:

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  9. I LOVE THE EGGPLANT CAMERA CASE. Can I have one in my life? I still can't figure out what's playing on your phone...
    LOL Kinder Egg great idea! (I have no idea what that is) X)
    http://dharapatelio.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK J00. You could...if you went to Asia ;)
      MIRRORS/JT IS PLAYING LOL

      Yeah you wouldn't! It's banned in the States! It's basically a chocolate egg with a toy inside (looks like this: http://fabzilicious.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/fabzilicious_Kinder-Surprise-Egg_Open-with-Surprise.jpg )

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  10. Aww I love this post because A) I'm nosy and B) the everythings in your bag are amazing! I love the eggplant camera case and the kinder egg pocket! Plus, how amazing is the hidden writing on the pocket inside? xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. Haha, thank you!
      It's a shame there's only one pocket though--I have a hard time figuring out what's important enough to put in there!

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  11. You guys have Transit Tokens?! What kind of magical place do you live in?! I'm going to google the whole token thingy.. it intrigues me and I want to find out more ><
    LOVE the glasses.. I'm not 'there yet' (as my friend says) to wear anything but aviators for now!

    <3 le doggy! I've been looking after someone's Westie puppeh for the past month and she goes home on Tuesday and I've grown so attached www.pippa-love.blogspot.com

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    1. ....Toronto? 8D
      We have passes too, but it's either coin fare, token fare, or you buy a monthly pass...(Toronto transit is old school, yo)

      PSH! Go onto a store and try on multiple shades! Walk around all ditzy and rich-like...for you know, kicks.

      D'AWWW DOG SITTING! Fluffy little monsters c:

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  12. Those sunglasses are so gorgeous! Oh and I use that Korres body butter too and it's always buried in my bag. I love the scent although it doesn't smell like guava at all-or at least to me!

    xx
    beautearose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!
      I love the scent too, but I have to agree, it doesn't smell like guava to me either! Although, I'm not even sure I know what guava smells like anymore L O L

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  13. YOU ARE A GENIUS! (kinder egg for tokens) i have to tell my boyfriend when he comes next. he hates those little coins and always confuses them with his dimes. i use the monthly pass so it's all good on my end.

    lady i don't know how you can consistently deliver such awfully funny posts but i commend you. mine are so blah lol.

    and i totally know what you mean about the name. anytime i see a product w/ the word 'zen' i'm like, ok guys, i'm obliged to buy it. and let's not forget the $200 pair of booties i bought but never wore (because they're hella fierce and i will trip and die from the 6in heel) just because they were named "vancouver" (http://goo.gl/9h9wbO for a pic)

    jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. RITE? RITE? My best idea ever!

      WELP, I don't have wits, so HUMOUR IS MY REDEEMING QUALITY L O L
      (Nah, yours aren't blah!)

      I literally said 'holy sht' when I saw those shoes. Hella fierce, but holy crap that shoe is borderline impractical. If I wore those it would take me hours to walk a few blocks LOL @_@

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    2. truth! lol. ( i love looking at them though LOL)

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  14. The bag I carry around is so small, it would never fit all of that in it but you've given me some ideas of what to carry in mine.

    I've only just found your blog, but its really nice, and I also love your banner.

    Lauren x
    http://lilureelite.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Small bags are cute!

      But I actually need all this stuff--for me, it's better safe than sorry, haha!

      Thanks so much! :D

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  15. The title of this post really amused me haha :)

    The kinder egg idea is genius! I now have a very good excuse to go and get one and I totally understand the whole key thing because I'm exactly the same

    Hannah - http://hannah--belle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. HEHEHEHEHE.

      Yeah, in addition to getting a nice storage container, you also get a toy and chocolate egg! :D

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  16. You already pretty much know what I lug around my bag, definitely Maybelline Baby Lips and almost everything you have in your bag! I wish my keychain is like yours, I hoard key chains on my keys... so I don't lose my keys! Thanks for sharing the facebook link to the group, will most certainly be joining!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. Too much stuff ;))) (LOLjk, you use all the stuff up anyways :D)

      I wish I had more keys on my keychain! It'll look like I actually own numerous ~valuable~ things instead of just a single key to my house ;-;

      (cue FB stalking LOLjk)

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  17. Those glasses are absolutely ADORABLE!

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  18. I love your sunglasses. For me, the bigger the better, even if I do end up giving off a bee vibe! lol Just started following you on GFC and Bloglovin! xx


    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  19. cause I don't wanna lose you now! i'm lookin' right at the other half of me
    the vacancy that sat in my heaaaart, is a space that now you hold. AND NOW. its stuck in my head too! :) ps. your memes always get me idk why.

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    1. SEND HELP ;-; (I him sing it in concert to so whabam~)

      MEMES GET ME EVERYTIME TOO IDK Y. Some of my ~cooler~ professors/instructors will slip them in and I always get a laugh.

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  20. awww haha this post was super cute and funny!!
    If I wrote a post on what you would find in my bag you would find chocolate, chocolate wrappers, receipts and a whole lot of rubbish I haven't bothered throwing out yet (≧◡≦)
    OMG I FEEL YOU!! Why do you want to pay $2.5 for a bottle of water, which you could just bring from homw for FREE????!!!
    I use my kinder surprise eggs to stash food and spare buttons in....is that weird??
    check out my blog maybe?
    charrmyn.blogspot.com.au

    xoxo
    charmaine

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    1. Thanks!

      NEVER CAN HAVE TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE. AND SO TRUE WITH THE RECEIPTS.
      EXACTLY! ALL YOU NEED IS A WATER BOTTLE AND BAM, ENDLESS WATER. Refilling the bottle is a bit of a hassle though!

      Nah, use them to stash whatever you want to ;)
      I will most def. check out your blog!

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  21. Total badass for not using that coin purse for it's sole purpose!! Haha I love how you write, so relatable and funny!

    I've also nominated you for the Liebster award! Please check it out here

    edge-e.blogspot.co.uk

    Loves.
    X

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  22. "What's in my bag" posts are so much fun! Some people like to lug around unnecessary items which weighs them down. I like to travel lightly!

    The kinder surprise egg idea is good, but I don't have a use for it :( I used to carry a key that had many keychains on it since I kept losing my one key... It got outta hand...

    Thanks for sharing!

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