What’s in my Bag?


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Hello everyone! I wanted to start off this post by saying that Caitlyn or “Cosbaldestin” from “kissandmakeupxoxo” reached out to me and suggested doing a collab! She has such an interesting, creative, and all around wonderful blog, so I am so excited to have this opportunity. I have always wanted to do a “What’s in my Bag?” post, so I am so excited that we are doing this together! I would definitely recommend checking out her own “What’s in my Bag?” post because it is also amazing!

IMG_0945My favorite bag is my Coach”Campbell” Black Leather Hobo Bag. This is my go to bag for when I go shopping because unlike all my other ones, it is big enough to hold everything I need and more!

IMG_0946As you can see, it has a little pouch on the front with three main sections in the middle. The two outside ones snap together, while the middle one zips closed. There are also several built-in pouches and zip pockets on the inside of the sections, which are very convenient.

I have never been the type of person who keeps a million things in their purse, so I really only have the basics…

IMG_0950I keep my iPhone 4 in the outside pouch soI can have easy access to it. I got this cute Marilyn Monroe case from icing, but unfortunately it’s been discontinued.

IMG_0947I keep my Christian Siriano wallet from Payless in the middle section. In my wallet, I keep coins, cash, gift cards, receipts, and of course, my Sephora and Ulta membership cards!

IMG_0949I also keep a small cosmetic bag from Target in my other section. Inside, I keep whatever lip products I am using and a compact mirror for on the go touch ups. Right now, I am using Milani “Nude Creme” lipstick and my Elle lip gloss in the shade “08” from Kohl’s! I always carry around my FLO perfume atomizer with my Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Fragrance Mist in “Cherry Blossom & Peach” so I can stay fresh all day!I also have a hair tie in there, too!

IMG_0948 If it’s sunny out, which it usually is, I will keep my Coach “Beatrice” Sunglasses in my case, which I throw in the third pouch.

IMG_0951Right now, I have a pack of Trident Layers Gum in the flavor Green Apple and Golden Pineapple, which is my favorite gum ever!

I also have a blue Paper Mate InkJoy pen hanging out in there because you never know when you’re gonna need a pen!

I really hope you enjoyed this collab and please let both of us know what you thought of it and if you would like to more post like this. Thanks so much for reading and thanks, Caitlyn for reaching out to me!



DISCLAIMER: I am not trying to show off or brag in any way. This is the only designer purse that I own and I got it as a Christmas gift from my uncle. I have plenty of other super inexpensive bags, but this one is my favorite. I also took all of my own pictures and all of my comments on my blog are 100% honest.

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  1. Love the post!! You seem to have a normal purse lol I have a bunch of random things, it’s like a Mary poppins bag!

  2. Hello beautiful! You have such a great blog I nominated you for the Creative Blog Award!!!  click the link for the details! http://ohheytheresteph.com/2015/04/18/creative-blogger-award/

  3. Eilidh❤️ says:

    Your bag is so pretty! I like your phonecase☺️ I always keep him near me, I think I might be addicted! anyway, great post, I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

  4. Hey Makena! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award as i know how amazing you are! Check my recent post for more info!:)

  5. […] all times, even in my backpack for school! However, I usually try to take all of the stuff out of my purse when I’m done using it, so right now, there’s nothing in […]

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