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Sunday, 13 October 2013

What's in my Bag? University Edition

This is my third 'What's in my Bag' post. Forgive me for being a tad repetitive but I bloody love these posts! My latest offering is a peek inside my uni bag that I use day-to-day...

I love using a rucksack as I carry so much stuff and it's easy to just throw everything in and sling it over my shoulder. Mine is from Primark and I love the distressed effect the leather look gives. A few essentials in my bag that are generic to most women's bags are my phone, ipod, umbrella and a pack of Strepsils, because you never know when freshers flu might strike again!

As an English student I carry a lot of literature around with me, mostly coming from my reading list. Why do they have to make core textbooks so, so heavy? Aside from my course books I carry a notebook in case I get random inspiration and also a diary to know what I'm doing next. On the left is Impact, Nottingham Uni's student magazine which I always find a great read and handy to have in my bag for between lectures.

As a beauty blogger I like to stay looking fresh on campus but I also like a low maintenance daytime look so I only keep a few select products with me on campus. I have an oily complexion so I rely on Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder to keep shine at bay and if I have a lot of blemishes at the time I will keep a concealer with me. I adore the fruity scent of Boot's Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Body Spray for quick top ups between seminars. I have also found a new favourite in the Charles Worthington Shine Spray to give my hair a touch of oomph when it starts to look dull throughout the day. And last of all? It's all about the lips. I usually carry whatever lip gloss or lipstick I apply at the start of the day and this is the make up product that needs reapplying the most. I always find a Chapstick handy, especially in winter, just incase my lips get dry!

What is in your day-to-day bag?

Hope you've had a great weekend!

NG <3



  1. Your bag is pretty neat. mine is very messy :P
    because i'm an architecture student, i carried alot of things
    a bulky pencil case, big ruler, pencil colours, sketchbook and all drawing stuff

    great post! ;)


  2. It's always fun to see inside people's bags! I always have sunglasses, lipstick, lipgloss, and my wallet (which is more like a clutch).

  3. The very first thing that caught my eye is 'Great Expectations' - thats my favorite book of all time, I also did it at Uni. Have you watched the newest movie version of it? These posts are always so fun, you have a great list of essentials, the body spray sounds sweet and the gloss spray is a very smart idea for bad hair days....Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me, wishing you a good start to the new week!

  4. I always love these kinds of posts! :) I've been wanting to do a "What in my Bag- Fall/Autumn edition". Also, I so love learning how British have different names for different things compared to here in the states (such as rucksack- we call it backpack. And strepsils? I'm not familiar with what those are, are they like cough drops?...And diary...we call it a planner.) And, I agree- why do textbooks have to be so heavy? I'm not sure how big your campus is but mine is pretty big and at the end of the day, carrying such heavy books/bag literally gives me a shoulder ache! xx

  5. These are one of my favorite posts to read! I love see what others carry around. I am the same, I like to keep it simple and low maintenance at school.

  6. The Stay Matte Powder works great!



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