What's In My Bag

Purse Peek, Purse Contents


I shared the contents of my bag in this post a few years ago and thought it would be fun to do an update to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. I would say that more has stayed the same and the items here are pretty much my purse essentials. 

This Lo & Son's Pearl Crossbody Bag has been my go-to purse for a few months now and I just love it. It's both compact and roomy at the same time and has a chic classic look that goes with just about anything I wear. I love that I can tote just my essentials but it can also easily accommodate my umbrella, camera or tablet as needed. This bag rocks!


Supergoop Forever Young Hand Cream: I always have a tube of hand cream in my bag and this is a current favorite since it effectively moisturizes and provides sun protection as well.

Koh Gen Do Refresh Skin Spray: This herbal lotion mist is a wonderful way to refresh and moisturize my skin on the go and I'm a big fan of facial sprays in general.

RESCUE Pastilles: Those of you who've been with me for awhile might remember when I was suffering from vertigo spells and tinnitus. This made me prone to anxiety attacks and I discovered RESCUE pastilles while checking out at Whole Foods one day. These natural and homeopathic pastilles made from flower extracts were developed by a doctor and really work to calm me down when a panic attack hits or when I'm feeling stressed. Since then I always carry a tin with me. They're particularly useful when I'm commuting and get stuck on a train or when traveling as being confined still gives me anxiety. The Black Currant flavor is my favorite and they're sugar-free too!


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment: This lip treatment is a longstanding favorite of mine. It has the loveliest lemon scent and the SPF15 is nice as well.

TonyMoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar: Just looking at this little bunny makes me smile. It's a really cute tinted lip balm.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc Lip Gel in Role Play: This is my everyday lip color and it's my perfect lips but better shade. This was the lipstick I was wearing in my recent selfie.


RayBan Jackie Ohh Sunglasses: Sunglasses are a must on sunny days and even on some non-sunny ones.

See By Chloe Wallet: I like to keep it basic and compact with my wallet.


Envirosax Foldup Bag: I try to do the eco-conscious by carrying my own bag when I shop.

iPhone 6: This is a nice upgrade from the flip phone I was still using last year.

Tissues: Nothing special but a necessity.

Paul & Joe Blotting Papers: These blotting papers get the job done if my face gets shiny and there's a mirror inside the case.

Housekeys: Another necessity. My key tag is from Various Keytags and the camera charm was a gift from a friend.

What are the essentials in your bag? Do you carry anything in your purse to relieve stress?
Learn more about RESCUE products and also get a coupon to try them out for yourself!

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127 comments

Anonymous said...

The bunny gloss is so cute indeed! I wish Paul & Joe beauty products were more easily available where I live...
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Emmylou said...

I love your cross body bag, Rowena:) And what's in my bag is not as pared down. I think I have everything but the sink in there! I need to organize it for sure.

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Great stuff! My bag pretty much looks like this too, but with a lot more things I don't really need to carry around haha :)

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Jackie Harrison said...

Great items you carry doll the fresh sugar is great for your lips.

Anonymous said...

I love posts like this! I'm naturally nosy so I love peeking in people's bags ;-)

Lilli said...

Happy Monday Rowena! Oh Rescue, I do know their products since I was used to take them too! I never used the pastilles though, always the drops and they are very good, they work and make u feel relaxed. Btw, I do enjoy this kind of post, I might do mine too! The bunny balm is the cutest I ever saw, love the lipstick too (in that selfie, looks so perfect on you!) and I love the little wallet, I need a similar one too. Have a wonderful week my dear, hugs! xo

Shirley Tay said...

Well, you've caught my attention with that cute teddy lip balm. I always keep mints in my bag, a must-have! xoxo

little luxury list said...

I love all your lip products. I just read about TonyMoly's line and have to grab a few cute things! It's good to hear that Rescue really works well in a pinch as well.
Stay warm!

xoxo,
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Anonymous said...

TonyMoly makes the cutest things ever - period. That bag is GORGEOUS. Shame on me but I'd never heard of the brand - googling now!
madaline

Lena L said...

So neat and cute! Loved looking at your essentials!
I've lost my makeup bag a while ago and that P & J blotting paper case went with it. I am still sad about it. ;-/
And I recently started carrying a foldable shopping bag, too. I got one when I was in SF (they don't give out shopping bags for free, so apparently it is quite big over there). Mine is from Baggu and in hot pink. ;)

Paola Lauretano said...

Oh, you carry great items Rowena!!!
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Simera H said...

Such a cute bag! I love love love the fresh sugar lip treatment.
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H O N E Y said...

Want all those pieces! Sooo pretty!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Wow for the experience you mention these pills really work very well on you, for me it is also essential to bring in my bag, kleenex, lipstick, cell phone, hand cream and a mirror if I need to touch up, you have good week Rowena!

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Lena said...

I really like the simplicity of your wallet! It looks so classy and chic ♥

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Hi sweet Rowena,
You carry great and useful items.
Lovely sunnies
kisses
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Jane said...

i love posts like this :) i have wanted to do one for a while not but still have yet to get around to it! eep! ;)

Shireen L. Platt said...

I've always been a huge fan of 'What's in my bag' posts! I'm just so nosey to know what others are using and discovering new products that others can't be without. Love your Chloe wallet, Rowena. I've wanted anything Chloe for a long time but holy crap, are they ever expensive. LOL!

Hope you had a great weekend!

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FASHION TALES said...

Gorgeous photo of your items. I love that you carry a facial spray. I use a mini rosewater spray, it's so refreshing, especially on long work days. x
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Keisha Ramsay said...

Love the cross body bag! I always have hand lotion in my bag also :)

Keisha xo
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Naomi Vangestel said...

I always carry around lotion & tissues. You never know right.

XO naomi @ Naomi in Wonderland

Marcela Gmd said...

Great stuff!!!
Have a good week, dear Rowena!!! my g+ and Like for your post!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Ivana Split said...

I really enjoy this kind of posts, maybe I should made one myself one day. From beauty products, I usually wear a lipstick or a lipbalm with me. I really like the packaging of that bunny gloss...and that natural shade of lipstick looks great on you:)

I hope you had a wonderful Women's day!

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Lenya said...

Great stuff, Rowena. Mine looks pretty much the same.
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Stanislava E. said...

I have to say that I have been always interested in other women's bags, haha. To be honest, there isn't a big difference between the content of yours and mine. I often forget my sunglasses at home and regret after that. I remember the post with the face spray, so I ain't surprised there is one in your bag. Honestly, the bag looks very small and I almost can't believe it's so roomy for all that stuff! Usually you will see me with a huge bag that is 1 ton thanks to my camera... I really love that you bring your own bag when shopping as this is eco-friendly! It was a nice peek inside your bag, Rowena! Thanks for letting me in! Have a wonderful day! xo

Monica said...

I love your crossbody bag Rowena and the bunny gloss bar is so cute, I need one!:D

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Nequéren Reis said...

Produtos maravilhoso amei, tenha uma semana abençoada.
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Say Cheesy Cake said...

I wish I had something that relieves me from stress. I do always have paracetamol though for when headache kicks in.
Lovely post. :-)

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Valerie Price said...

This is such a great post! It is always fun to see what people have in their bags! :)

365HANGERS said...

Those pastilles sound so interesting. We might have to check them out. Love everything in your bag and we can't live without FRESH!

xx 365Hangers

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Your lip products are so cute. I love wearing my crossbody too, but it seriously doesn't hold my daily crap. But it is perfect for weekend wear.

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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I love seeing contents in bags! It's always so interesting! You carry a lot of things I do, too...although that bunny lip balm is the cutest and I don't own that but want to! hehe
xo,
nancy

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Alicia Mackin said...

I have that hand cream too! It is currently in my purse as I write this.

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Imogen said...

I love this type of post, always so interesting to see what other bloggers have in their bags. I need to do a post like this again soon too.

trishie said...

The pastilles sound amazing. I could certainly do with some in my bag. And the bunny gloss is seriously cute!

SunnyToast said...

your essential describe who you are! and you really know how to take care of yourself!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

These are great, so love the bunny gloss, sooooooooo cute :)) xx

Mira Devils said...

Hi Rowena, I had no idea you suffered from vertigo spells. I suffered from it too for a whole year but thanks goodness it's gone for now. I had no idea what caused it. I wish we had these resue pastilles over here too. I would love to try them. Tissues, tinted lipgloss, foldup bag... I have pretty much the same things in my bag. Wish you a happy Tuesday!!

xx

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Corinne said...

I never bothered with hand cream until recently. But now it's a must for me!

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meandmr.com said...

I love this post! It is always fun to see what people carry around with them!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Michael Macalos said...

So much style and sartorial vibe in this post ♥

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Style For Mankind said...

Awesome bag! Happy Wednesday dear! :)

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Claire said...

You keep such cute stuff in your bag!

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Vonnie Weathersby said...

If you looked in my bag (which is really a floral backpack) you'd think I was homeless! I am ill, so I carry an extra set of just about everything in my bag, from an extra change of clothes to a toothbrush. I never know when hell is going to break loose illness wise so I have to be prepared!

I have been using the Rescue Remedy for so long. I had the gum first, and then the pastilles. They definitely work! When I get sick, I get anxious, so they come in handy!

Diana Ashuayem said...

Cool post! I love the Chloe wallet.
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Gabrielle said...

I do love posts showing what people carry with them in their bags! Your Chloe purse is very sweet and a lovely size too :)

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Carmen Cotugno said...

so nice to watch in your bag :)
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annick tamoto said...

love the way you take pictures :) so clean..

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My Garden Diaries said...

Loved this!!! I was in the skin care isle the other day and all I kept thinking was that I wished I had you with me to help me!!! I was looking for a natural cleanser...I use the green tea cleanser from trader Jo's but it doesn't do much for me. Thanks for all the goodie inspiration pal!! Nicole xo

Jenmarie G said...

I'm very interested in trying out those Rescue Pastilles and am going to keep my eye out for them. Do you know what they are made of by any chance?

I love that bunny lip gloss so much! I remember seeing that before on your blog.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love this! I really like your bag, and the bunny lip balm is adorable :)

katherine lou said...

Great post! I love reading what's in other blogger's bags (though I've never done it before haha). Thanks for sharing!

jo said...

Hi Rowena! I love these posts! They are so much fun and informative. Me too, if it wasn't for my blog and easier access to social media, I'd have been using my old Nokia. I adore your bag and will check it out later. I love Fresh lip products and recently bought their serum which is a great. Have you try it? Also, I like the idea that you bring along a fold-up bag. Need to check that out too. Have a great week!

xo Jo

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oomph. said...

i'm still trying to find a good facial spray. recently got tony moly's, but it makes my skin feel tight. will have to look into this one.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, no way! I've been using rescue pastilles too ever since someone recommended it to me. i was amazed at how well it calmed me down, and boy did i need it working in such a hectic environment! didnt see that flavor but i might have to try it now :)

Diana Cloudlet said...

Your blog is amazing! I really like it! I know how much time it requires, but you did a really good job! Keep doing it!)

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Kim Alston said...

I need a BUNCH of those Rescue Pastilles! HaHaHa First off, what a great purse Rowena! It's gorgeous and what a staple. I don't change up handbags a lot either. I love Marc Jacobs lip products. They're so moisturizing and love the pigmentation. I don't carry a lot in my bag either.
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JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Hi Rowena,

I am quite amazed that your tote can really fit in all these? Super cool indeed. It must be pretty spacious, like you mentioned, it sure fooled me though by just looking at it like that! I love a bag like this, so practical *_^

Well, from your essentials, can tell that you are quite a practical and keep-it-simple no fuss kind of gal *_^ That bunny Gloss Bar is sooooooo cute! haha

Hhhmm, the Rescue Pastilles, perhaps I should share this with a friend of mine, whom I know have some similar experiences like you mentioned here. Perhaps it will help her as well like it works for you...

Thanks for letting us into a peek in your bag. I especially love that camera charm!!

Hope you are having a great week thus far, my dear friend.

Cheers,
Jeann

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Ooopss, it's a cross body bag! haha, my bad *_^

Elle Sees said...

yes these work!! my cousin got me turned onto them.

Priscilla Eliodoro said...

Great items! :)
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Isn't it! I think ASOS carries Paul & Joe Beauty.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Emmy! Going to a smaller bag definitely helped me to be organized.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I used to carry more too but I did a big cleanup awhile ago and haven't looked back since :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Yes it really is so nourishing!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Haha I'm the same way ;p

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm glad to know the drop worked for you Lilli. I will have to try them out as well. You should totally do yours. I would love to see it!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I used to carry mints before I switched to the Rescue pastilles :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

TonyMoly has so many products. You totally need to pick some up :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

They sure do! The bag is really pretty and it's so functional as well.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Glad you enjoyed it Lena! Such a bummer about losing your makeup bag and P & Jo blotting paper case. I'm not sure if they make it anymore as I was looking to buy backup to mine and had no luck. Your Baggu bag sounds fab :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Paola!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Simera! Yes that product is a real winner!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

They do work and I can't be without them now. Thanks for sharing your essentials Rebeca!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Lena! It's nice because it's so streamlined.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Aw thanks Maggie!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You totally should Jane!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm the same way - total nosey parker LOL The See By Chloe diffusion line is actually a little less expensive than the regular Chloe line.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Madison. Facial sprays are so refreshing. Your rosewater spray sounds lovely.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Hand lotion is really such a must for most people.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That's a good call and yes you never know :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you Marcela!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I do too Ivana! You should do one. I'd love to see. Yes that bunny gloss has the best packaging. Thank you!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Lenya!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It's very interesting to me too! I used to forget my sunglasses but now I just make a point of wearing them out of the house. The bag is divided into 3 compartments which make it really roomy. I also carry a nigger bag if I bring my DSLR camera out with me. I'm so happy you enjoyed this Stanislava!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you Monica! I think we all need one :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Stress relievers are so important! Thanks for stopping by!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Valerie! I think so too :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You totally should. They taste really pleasant but more importantly they actually work.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Cheryl! I still have to use a tote when I have to haul more but this bag works pretty well most of the time as it holds quite abit for a crossbody.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I find it so interesting to see inside people's bags too. That bunny lip balm is the cutest. You should get one Nancy :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It's a really good one!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You should Imogen. They're fun to do and read :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

They are amazing! Most of us could probably use something like that.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love your observation. I definitely try!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It really is! I smile whenever I see it in my bag :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm sorry to hear you suffered from vertigo spells as well. They can be really awful and debilitating. I'm just glad that they're no longer bothering either one of us. You might be able to find them as this brand is available worldwide. They're really wonderful!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I find hand cream is especially essential when it's cold.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Melanie! It is!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you Michael!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks! I think so :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Claire! I try :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It's always better to be prepared. When I was really unwell, I used to tote around many items just in case as well. It's really good to hear that Rescue products have worked for you too. I really want to try more of the line.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Diana! I do too :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think they're fun posts to check out as well. The wallet looks compact but it's quite roomy inside :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you Carmen!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Annick! Getting lots of light is really the key!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I hope you were able to settle on a cleanser Nicole. The Yes to line has a pretty good range of cleaners and I also like Acure. You can always email me if you need suggestions on something.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

They're all natural and made from flowers which makes them ideal. You can find them at Whole Foods, CVS and Walgreens to name a few stores. Be sure to grab the coupon from this post!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Katherine! It's always fun to see what other people carry around.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think so too Jo! You make me feel better about my old phone now ;p I've heard great thinsg about the Fresh serum but I've never tried it. Sounds like it's working out pretty well for you so far. A foldup bag is really convenient whenever I'm out shopping.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've never tried the one from TonyMoly but the Koh Gen Do one is really hydrating and refreshing. I also like the ones from Avene and Evian.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Wow it's cool to find out that you use these too and they also work well for you. I was skeptical at first but I became a believer when they actually relieved my anxiety. I've also tried the lemon flavor but I find the black currant the most pleasant.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Diana!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think we all could use a bunch of them at some point Kim haha. Glad to know I'm not the only one who's not a fan of changing bags often. I've been impressed with this Marc Jacobs lipstick. I'd like to try more from the line.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It doesn't look that big but the interior has 3 compartments and is quite spacious. It helps me keep my stuff well organized too. yes you're right, I'm definitely on the practical side and I don't like to carry more than I need as I don't like carrying extra weight around. If your friend has anxiety, she may find the pastilles to be helpful. They've really helped me.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

They're really wonderful!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thanks Priscilla!

Vanessa N said...

HAH, took a look at your previous post and laughed when I saw the tape measure part! (I occasionally carry one with me, mostly because they're actually quite handy! I'm buying all sorts of house decor ATM, so measurements are needed!) Those Tony Moly gloss bars are so cute I kinda want them all just to collect their faces.

Also, I actually never buy tissues to keep in my purse. I just hoard them from restaurants/fast food places LOOOOOOOOL ._. (to be fair, the cheap coarse ones are exceptionally good for blotting my face)

Victoria Taft said...

That bunny lipgloss is adorable! And I love that fold up bag, I try to keep a bunch of tote bags in my car but I should probably get a mini one like this for my purse.