What’s in my handbag

I am afraid that writing this post will bring out how cluttered my life really is (some times I have got stuff in my handbag that I didn’t even know is there), but am gonna do it anyway because  my girl Carole tagged me in this post.

While I marvel at how much stuff she actually carries in her big handbag, I admire her sophistication. In contrast, I am quite a simple girl as evidenced by the contents of my handbag….at the moment:

My wallet – Containing among other things, several receipts from the supermarket and 230 Indian Rupees. I keep them as a reminder of my visit to India.

Two rosaries – Actually I didn’t know they were two until now. I always carry a rosary with me.

A Nokia c3-00 mobile phone.

Nivea lip gloss.

Nivea lip balm.

Oriflame tender care (or something like that) – Got it after a friend convinced me that Oriflame ‘Natural Swedish products’ are the coolest thing yet. So I got a couple of ’em products. Including Oriflame tender care. I am yet to find the difference between Oriflame tender care and Vaseline……except that  it costs a fortune more.

Looks good but disappontingly it has no scent

Vaseline – Can’t live without it.

My daughter’s sunglasses – “Bunny, look! I found your sunglasses!”  She has been looking for them for the last one hour. What she won’t know is that all the while they have been in mummy’s handbag…

Business card holder.

Business cards.

A small bag containing coins.

A small black Oracle note book  with a plastic cover.

An Oracle pen.

Receipts. Receipts. And more receipts.



Random coins including a 2 INR coin.

Toothpaste and tooth brush.

A handkerchief.

Kajune‘s handkerchief.

Passport – I lost my ID .It’s been a year. Replacing it has been a nightmare.

Antiseptic wipes.

A pair of earrings – I don’t actually remember putting them in my handbag.

There. No pepper spray. At the moment. 🙂

If you are lady and are reading this What’s in your handbag?

14 comments for “What’s in my handbag

  1. February 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    My dear, 1st of all I have blushed all of mine (yangu yote) at the sophistication comment. 2ndly am happy to see am not the only one who carries a big bag, don’t kid yourself that yours is small lol.

    After seeing just how much weight I inflict on my shoulders, I actually reduced the stuff thats in my handbag. Now I keep a smaller bag with the necessary but not very sensitive stuff eg toiletries, make-up, etc in the car. I cant say I managed to move a lot but its a start.

    p/s: Lozenges? Na si Nairobi is hotter than the Kalahari at the moment?

  2. Lallesh
    March 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Now this is interesting,you forgot nail cutter,nail file,I also do carry an opener hehe dont laugh,this was after an ordeal I had in one of the restaurants,(why should I keep signalling the waiter to come open my drink).There is also a matchbox my mother used to tell me ,you never know what might happen on the way ,a needle and thread…..some PK,safety pin…the list is endless and surprisingly we don’t feel the weight of all this stuff !!!!
    Am off to “edit ” my handbag!!!

    • March 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      Chic all those things kwani you are going camping?! 😀

  3. March 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    <a href=http://twitpic.com/30orn3“>These</a> are the contents of my handbag

    • March 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      Maybe after this the men in our lives will stop being intimidated by our handbags. There is no acid or teargas or hand greenades therein. Just harmless stuff….mostly. 🙂

  4. Lallesh
    March 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm


  5. March 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Oriflame is overrated.
    Having said that, I adore their hand products. They have acetone free nail polish remover which is a God send for my otherwise weak nails. They have the sweetest smelling Hand scrub and even sweeter smelling hand lotion. Those three are the only products I buy from there.
    Oh! And a foot cream I bought and have never got to use. Its still somewhere in my many things.
    Now let me start drafting my contents.

    • March 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

      I absolutely LOVE the heel cream. My heels…lets not even go there, but the heel cream DOES a good job on them.

  6. Iquira1
    March 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    hmmm…nail cutter and nail file, vaseline, lip balm, hand tissue, note book, pen, wallet, earrings, water bottle, and charger. baass.
    Soon to add bottle opener.quite genius;o)

    • March 11, 2011 at 10:17 am

      The bottle opener…haha Lallesh has schooled us.

  7. Caroline
    March 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Mmmmmhhhhhhhh let me see what’s in my hand bag; glasses, mulika mwizi phone, orange mobile, car keys, pack of tissues, wet wipes, vaseline, nivea lip balm, over size purse, small purse (not sure for what purpose), a small ‘love’ book :D, a personal notebook, driving licence, a small bible study note book, palmers hand lotion, tuskys receipts, uchumi receipts,(just trashed the receipts), a book mark, dettol instant sanitizer,cards holder, a sachet of green tea, two pens, a small mirror, razor blade, eye liner(never used),more receipts,an orange leaflet, a sanitary pad, a liner,more receipts, note to self: Edit stuff in handbag this evening.

    • March 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      You just reminded me. I need a TORCH in my handbag. Who knows who I might need to hit with it when I might need it with all these power outages..

  8. Wairimu
    October 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I notice this is old but I simply have to comment.  The item Kajune’s handkerchief totally cracked me up.  An older friend once told me that I will know I have well and trully arrived in motherhood-land when during a say management/board meeting I try to retrieve something from my bag and out comes a baby rattle.  I have lost count on the number of times my hand has emerged with one of my kids handkerchiefs which are generally not in very pristine condition. 

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