Okay! This might just sound insane but I am only putting up this article because this one has been requested by a LOT of my readers in the past month, wanting to know what's in my "summer" bag. I can very well understand the curiosity. Its so much fun to peep inside other's bags, I know! Well, many of my fellow bloggers had already updated their blogs with this type, so I thought I really don't need to write about what's in mine, but because you girls really really wanted me to reveal it to you, here it is, finally! Only because I love you all so much!! *virtual hugs*
Now, I may look really clean otherwise but I make sure my bag is never like that. Yes, I'm just like any other girl who loves to carry mess with her, a bag of total mess! Of course, if there is so much to carry, it automatically becomes one. Don't you agree? But its surely a beautiful mess! Comprising of my everyday essentials and some knick-knacks, I love to store all kinds of objects. Some cooler, some really shady, but only what's useful, because I change my bag mostly everyday (to overload myself with extra work, LOL)! As you know I'm a bag hoarder and because I have to carry a lot of stuff, I pick big bags, specially in summer, to store everything. For you too, I'm quite sure, you never forget to carry one, right? And as mentioned above, my bag is surely a mess (in the first picture itself), like everyday! But don't worry, I'm going to be telling you picture by picture as to what's in my bag for you to get a nice intricate view of it from the inside. Now, let's see what's in today..
This Mess! BTW, the bag is from Baggit and it was gifted to me by a friend.
Clutch - Just can't afford to forget it. As in, who would want to search money, all kinds of pay-cards and driving licences in different pockets of bags? Well, I bought this clutch from Link Road (Mumbai). Basically you get to see lots of neons and cool stuff while streets shopping rather than in branded stores.
Scarf - To cover my face from the direct sun. Now this is a nice cotton one which I bought from Colaba Causeway (Mumbai). I got 4 different colors & prints, so that I can keep changing it according to my different attires.
Gloves - One of my friends told me a few years back that my skin is pathetically tanned. So, since then, while driving a two-wheeler, I regularly to cover up my arms! And now that such beautiful prints have been created, I love to keep switching between them. Well, these floral gloves are from Big Bazaar.
Water Tumbler - You really really need to carry water in your bag, while leaving home, everyday. I never forget to carry water to keep myself hydrated. Bought this cute purple water tumbler from Tupperware.
Sunglasses - Summer sun is a killer. Agreed? Yes! Needless to say, I can't forget to carry my sunnies now. And these vintage ones were gifted by a friend.
Sunglass Case - To keep my sunglasses safe and clean and protect it from breakage. Bought this striped one from Store99. It looks really funky, no?
Spectacles - I always leave home with my lenses on, but keep my specs in case of emergency! These cat-eye spectacles are from Lunettes (one of my favorite eyewear brands).
Spectacle Case - Just like my sunglasses, I love to store my specs in a case, to prevent it from any damage. Got this leopard-printed one from an optical shop in Lucknow itself.
Rose Water - I don't carry a face wash with me because I know its not possible to find a wash-room that's clean enough to take out your face wash, apply it on your skin, wash it 10 times with water and then pat dry it. And in the soaring summer, I tend to feel dull because of the sun rays that hit me in some way or the other. So, I carry this little bottle of rose water to sprinkle it on my face a few times in a day that lets my skin breathe & makes it feel fresh, instantly. For me, Dabur Gulabari is such a product I trust the most!
Baby Wipes - And yes, these Johnsons baby wipes to wipe my face and remove all the dirt and water (after washing my face) is a must have again! These are soft tissues that doesn't cause any damage to my skin.
Hand Sanitizer - You don't get water everywhere to wash your hands. And I'm one of those semi-OCDs who are so hygienic that they'll never eat anything without cleaning their hands. So, I make sure that I'm always carrying a sanitizer with me, for myself and my friends too! :p
Cream & Mosturizer - Well, my friends love to give me a call at the last minute of every celebration, and being a girl I love to look good. But, that doesn't mean that I put a lot of make-up. Now, this magical BB+ face cream from PONDS is my new love. I always carry it with me for some instant uplift. And, this mosturizer from PONDS again is another essential, since my skin is a little dry and the heat harms it more, I keep applying it after 3-4 hours when I'm out.
Compact Powder - When your face sweats, you gotta wash it and apply some compact powder after the cream and you are done, babe! I highly recommend to carry a good compact powder with you always. The one I always have in my bag is LAKME perfect radiance.
Kajal - Like which girl doesn't have this in her bag? I'm sure anyone who doesn't carry a bag, only her! Well, to be frank, I love using kajal to highlight my eyes and pep up my look instantly & this kajal magique from Loreal is so tender and strikes perfectly under the eye that I'm obsessed with this product.
Lip Balm & Lip Gloss - A must must must have. I always carry a lip balm no matter where I'm going or I'm carrying a bag or not, its something that I never forget. The best thing to mosturize and relive my chapped lips is this new Maybelline Baby Lips. Also another of my favorite lip products is this matt pink gloss from 4 seasons. I love it completely! Not much color, no jazzing up, the best of summer shade. I tend to use both these products most in the day because I have a habit of eating up anything that sticks to my lips.
Perfume - Its a bloody turn-on! Like, if you're not wear a cologne, I'm really not hugging you. Its a "never-to-forget-no-matter-what-essential". I always carry it in my bag because summer sweating turns me off too! :p And, I'm a lover of this brand Sugandhco, I have tons of bottles at home and I keep testing & changing them according to my mood. One in this bag is Kasak; my all time favorite!
Comb - Do I even need to mention it? Be it summer or winter, or monsoon, you always carry a comb with you. Be it male or female, everybody has one in his/her pocket or bag. And, I mostly carry a thick bristled one. Got this pretty one from a local shop in Lucknow itself.
Mirror - Now, this is a magical mirror. As you may see, there's a little hair brush that's attached to the other part of it. So, now I can use the mirror to look at myself and on the other hand, can use that tiny hair brush to sleek-down my hair! Its such an amazing product. Bought it from an online shopping website years back, but sadly that website has shut down forever now!
Hair Clip / Clutcher - Mostly I tie my hair in this scorchy summer because as we all know, summers be like 'pin-your-hair-up, girl'! So, you will always find a big clutcher clipped to the handle of my bag, since that's the best place to keep it with you without losing it!
Refreshments - Please don't judge me, but I just cant control my hunger! When I'm out somewhere for work and there's no food joint nearby, then a little biscuit packet comes to my rescue. And yes, a mouth freshner is something I always have with me so a strip of chewing gum and a box of tic tac is always there in my bag too!
I hope now you all are happy to read this post, and I promise I'll do a winter bag too!
So stay tuned till the next season! :)