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Thursday, 23 April 2015

What's In My Bag


Hi ! So if you're wondering what a 'What's In My Bag' is, it's basically me rummaging through my handbag to show you everything that I carry in it. I personally love watching What's In My Bag videos on YouTube, (I have no idea why, but I guess I'm just a nosy person like that hahaha). Also, I find it really interesting to see what kind of stuff people find essential to carry around. I feel like I know them better that way.. Pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks so. Anyway, since I'm not one to be making videos on YouTube, I thought I'd blog a 'What's In My Bag' instead. I'm the type of person who will carry her whole life in her bag. Small bags will never work for me and it's such a struggle when I'm forced to carry a smaller clutch or handbag on special occasions or events. 

Bag.

I love handbags. Some people like shoes, some people like hats, I, like bags. The bag I've been using since last year is a Longchamp Plan├Ętes in Black. I have mine in the large size which is roughly around 31x31x19cm with a 9" handle drop. (I also have another Longchamp, but that's the Le Pliage in Chocolate and I use it for uni). I love Longchamps. It's spacious enough to fit all the junk I wanna carry with me, it's waterproof (not waterproof like you can carry it while swimming in the sea  or anything like that but if water splashes on it or if it rains, nothing in the bag will get wet. Trust me, my friend accidentally spilled a full glass of Teh O Ais on it and nothing in it got wet), the bag itself is super light. I've brought my Longchamp to camps, to sleepovers, to the beach, on speed boat rides, to uni with all my books and laptop inside and it's held up incredibly well. My current dream bags right now are the medium Givenchy Antigona and the medium Michael Kors Selma with silver hardware buuuuut not all of us have that kind of money to spend on handbags.  So maybe one day, insyaAllah. Haha.

So here's an overview of everything that is in my bag.



Essentials.

These are the things I cannot leave the house without. Big bag or small bag. You can expect to find all of these in there. 



  • Purse - Currently using a Michael Kors Jet Set Saffiano Continental Wallet (Damn that was a long name) in black with gold hardware. 
  • Keys - House keys, Kimberly's keys (my car) with a little keychain version of my Windsor Smith Lily sandals (they came together with my shoes, so cute) and a Madame Tussauds keychain. 
  • Sunglasses & Prescription Glasses - I keep both my glasses  (RayBan Clubmasters and Emporio Armani glasses + microfibre cloth) in the Giorgio Armani case that came with my frames. They both fit in the case surprisingly haha. 


Gadgets / Tech-y Stuff.


  • Powerbank + Cable - Yoobao (?) in Silver with 13000MH and a MiLi lightning cable (Apple lightning cables suck, the 5 previous ones I had, broke. MiLi hasn't failed me so far. I've used it for over a year !)  
  • Earpods - Self explanatory 
  • iPhone 
  • Olympus Pen E-PL7 (I'd include Olivia in the photo but I was using her to take pictures so the lens cap is Olivia's representative lol)
  • (ignore the keys, they weren't supposed to be in this picture)

Beauty & Toiletries


  • Hand Sanitizer - Currently carrying one from Bath & Body Works PocketBac in the scent Warm Vanilla Sugar.
  • Tissues
  • Compact Mirror 
  • Make-Up Bag - Got this Liz Claiborne pouch as a gift back when I was 13 and I'm still using it now. So amazed by how well it's held up over the years. 
  • Mints - Not shown cause I just ran out of it but it's usually the Spearmint Eclipse mints (the green one)

In the Make-Up Bag


  • Concealer - Currently using the Revlon ColorStay Concealer in the shade Light Medium. 
  • Perfumes - Calvin Klein's Eternity and Justin Bieber's Someday.
  • Lipbalms - Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula SPF15 and Hershey's Chocolate Flavoured Lipbalm
  • Lipstick - Silky Girl Moisture Rich in the shade 01 Naked. 
  • Medications - Medicated oil a.k.a minyak angin for those unexpected tummy aches and I forgot to include Panadol in this but I bring a couple of those too, in case of anything. Also, when I'm coughing I carry my inhaler as well (asthmatic peeps holla at me). 
  • Emergency Girl Items - Not shown in this photo as well but you know what I mean hahaha. 

Miscellaneous.


  • Umbrella - Isn't my umbrella freaking adorable ?????! I love it so much haha. Irfan got it for me from Japan and I can't tell you how many times this umbrella has saved me from the sun and the rain. 
  • Compact Reusable Bag - For those 'Saturday No Plastic Bag' days or if I suddenly have to carry other stuff and need another bag. Super useful. Got this one from Topshop. 
  • Planner and Pen - My whole life is in this planner. I think I'd go nuts if I were to lose it. All the important dates, money expenses, schedule, everything is in there so I keep it with me at all times in case I need to jot down something important. Planner is from Typo and Pen (my favourite) is by the Pilot brand (G-2 0.7).

Bag Organiser. 

I bring a lot of stuff with me (as you can probably already tell), and at first it was really hard to organise everything because the Longchamp is basically a big black hole with only one pocket in it so I always struggle looking for something. But I found this bag organiser on a random Instagram shop a while ago and it's a life changer hahaha. 





The pockets and zippered compartments make my life so much easier. There's a place for my phone, my cables, my pen. If you carry a big bag like me, I highly recommend you get yourself a bag organiser. Unfortunately,  I can't remember the Instagram Shop I got this bag organiser from, so sorry. But just look for the hashtag bag organiser Malaysia or something and you'll find tons ! Oh and FashionValet sells bag organisers too. Quite pricey tho, but you could check them out if you'd like. 

And that's a wrap ! Hope you guys had fun going through all the stuff crap in my bag with me. Do you guys carry the same stuff as I do ? And what are your handbag essentials besides the usual, wallet, phone, etc. ? I'd love to know. Leave me comments below ! x 



42 comments:

  1. I always look forward to your new entry. You are very inspiring.

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  2. Izza how much is the Longchamp handbag? Is it pricey? And where did you get the MiLi cable? I've been looking for smthg like that since forever. Oh and and you still have someday's perfume???? Hahaha

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    1. Uh, not sure but mine has been discontinued tho. They sell the Longchamp Neo now to replace the planetes, looks the same but different material. The MiLi cable is from this computer / IT shop in e@curve :) and yessss I love someday hahaha

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  3. Ohh izza how much is yr mk purse? Andd do you hv asthma? Ohh and the essential thing we hv there is my inhaller and I did bring minyak yuyi cap limau everywhere I go hahaha yes with panadol and even my sinus pil as well. I can see my bag is kinda a pharmacy like I hv asthma and I might use it after I climb up third floor of my college and my sinus flu will attack me every morning like yeahh I need it for life and my minyak yuyi when gastric attack me if I eat late or wtv like yeah I dont take any med for gastric just that minyak hehe you know I always always a sick girl everytime hehe

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    1. I'd rather not say how much, but yeah you can check at the MK store. Haha yes I have asthma, but it only gets bad when I'm coughing or doing too much physical activities. Hahaha whoa I think I need to get that minyak too now !

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    2. Hahaha yess izza the minyak is act for babies to avoid kembung perut for them I guess but I love love the minyak bcs of the smell of babies all time hehe and I used that bcs I avoid taking med when I hv gastric. Do you hv gastric also? Oh usually I use when period pain and etc and its works wonders

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    3. I seee ! Yeah I definitely get gastric, period pain also. Thanks for telling me ! I'm probably gonna go look for it the next time I go to a pharmacy hahaha

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  4. You are using iphone 5?

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  5. hi izza im from kedah btw. i love to read your blog & get through your instagram so pretty & nice la u. i love yous style btw. lots of love muah heheh pls update more hehehe

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    1. Hi !! Whoa I have a reader from Kedah, that's awesome ! Thank you so much, you're too kind la. Will do, thanks for reading ! xoxo

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  6. Izza that mk purse omg did you bought it using yr own money

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    1. Haha yeah but I had someone buy it for me in the US. A lot cheaper.

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  7. Omg just let me appreciate the quality of these photoss are so yumm. I love the way you edited them too. Your camera is bae<3

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    1. Thank you !! Olivia's sending out virtual camera hugs to you hahah <3

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  8. Your beg must be really heavy ! Tk sakit tangan ke ? Haha nasib baik longchamp ringan ^^ I love this post :) I adore vivyyusof it all started from reading your blog i guess haha. Youre kinda like a younger
    version of her.

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    1. It is ! When other people carry my bag, mesti they'll say something like 'ish macam angkat batu' hahaha. But yeah I think I've gotten used to it, so to me it's not that heavy. I should get a smaller bag and put less stuff but nanti haha. Thank you for reading my blog ! And thank you for the vivy compliment T.T I look up to her like crazy so it means a lot to have you say that ! xx

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  9. U beli lip balm, and sanitizer from sephora eh?

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    1. Sanitizer from Bath & Body Works (ada in The Curve / Nu Sentral), lipbalm dalam normal pharmacies (Guardian/Watson's) pun ada :)

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  10. Hi Izza! Just wanted to ask what application or website do you use to make your blogger banner? And how do you do it? I've been trying to figure it out for the longest time. LOVE this post btw xx

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  11. this is so random but I LOVE THE PILOT PEN OMG its like the best pen ever

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  12. hi Izza! :) may I know where you can find those pocket-sized perfume bottles? they look really handy to slip into your bag instead of lugging around the full-sized bottle, heheh. thanks x

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    1. Hi ! I got the Someday from my best friend and the Calvin Klein from my aunt. But you can go to the counters at department stores and ask them for samples or ask them if they sell the travel-sized ones, I'm sure they have 'em :)

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  13. Hi izza! I loveeee your blog! Btw i think you should buat ask.fm account so it's easier for you to answer those questions from your followers! Just a suggestion tho. Keep on inspiring people! xx

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    1. Hiii ! Thank you so much <3 Haha I had one dulu, but I got a spam of unnecessary (and sometimes very offensive) questions. So I decided to stop giving these people the privilege of spamming me by deactivating. My blog will do for now, and I try my best to answer every comment I get on here so s'all gooood. Thank you for reading my blog ! Still feel like crying every time I get a comment with the word inspire in it T.T xx

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  14. Dont worry, you're not the only one who loves to see "what's in my bag" videos on Youtube because I am too. I'm freaking love watching those videos. Hahaha creepy lol

    Anyway I really love your blog, Izza. It's really nice and simple. :) Btw best tak Revlon ColorStay Concealer? *out of topic* ;)

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    1. Hahaha yes I'm not alone !

      Thank you so much <3 Haha the concealer okay la, I tak pernah try other concealers yet so I can't really compare. But it's good enough for me ! When this runs out I wanna try the collection lasting perfection concealer pulak :)

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  15. Hi Izza ! I lovee this post hehe.

    Also, Izza if you don't mind sharing, how much do you earn working part time at Subway? Because I'm planning to work part time anddddd I dont have any working experience yet haih

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    1. Hii ! Thank you ! :)

      I earn 6 ringgit per hour. Haha its okay if you don't, usually they won't look for experience anyway (for part timers).

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  16. hi izza, can i know if the concealer really works like does it really cover your acne etc, and the lipstick? is it a nice natural colour or more to pinkish? :)

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    1. Hi ! It's an okay concealer, I don't have bad acne, I only get like a pimple or two once in a while and the concealer covers it fine :) But I wanna get the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer soon, I heard that one is amazing. The lipstick is sort of a muted pink, I don't know how to explain it exactly but I'm gonna blog about it in my next favourites post so yeah, i'll provide pictures !

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  17. Hi izza! :) one question. Dulu you ada buat post "you might also like" but bukan dari linkwithin. may i know what the link is? because you have change to linkwithin :( and it is so sad because there's a problem when i use linkwithin. The "you might also like" didnt appear any picture of my recent posts so yea i hope you can help me :(

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    1. Hi ! Just go to engageya.com.

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    2. Hi Izza! i lovee your blog so much! If you don't mind sharing, what apps that you using to edit your picture? If you using vsco, which filter that you always use? :)

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    3. Thank you so much !! <3 I only use VSCO, and I either use A6 or S2 and sometimes 10. I play around with the contrast, brightness, shadows, etc a lot though :)

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  18. izza...where can i get a longchamp handbag?? and how much is it?

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    1. You can see the list of Longchamp stores here ! :) http://en.longchamp.com/en/store/search/country/my

      About the price, I'm not that sure cause I didn't get mine from the Longchamp store here n Malaysia but you can always go and check. x

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  19. Hi Izza! How much did you buy your olympus? x

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    1. Hiii ! I got it for 1.5k from a seller on Mudah. In normal camera shops it's about 2 / 2.1k. x

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