What’s In My Bag – 2018

Hey everyone! I’ve been wanting to write a What’s In My Bag post for a long time, and I finally decided to sit down and write it yesterday. I keep a lot of random things in my purse and carry them with me everywhere I go so I thought it would be fun to share the current contents of my purse. Let’s get started!

What's In My Bag - Gloves

What's In My Bag - Wallet

My purse is pretty basic. It’s a faux-leather over the shoulder hobo style bag. It has an outside and an inside zip pocket as well as a little slot for my phone. I bought it at Bon Voyage for about $30CAD, so it’s nothing fancy. I go for function over fashion.

These Canadian Winters can be unpredictable. It’s always good to have a set of leather gloves close on hand. I also can’t leave my gloves anywhere else because Quantum (my cat) will literally eat them. It’s happened before…

I purchased this wallet at Simons a few years ago. For the price I paid the quality really wasn’t there, the change purse turned out to be completely non-functional. Coins fall out of the edges all the time so that was pretty disappointing. I also have a glow in the dark Canadian Toonie in my purse, I really wanted one when I heard they were being made limited edition for a time so my brother gave me one. I’ll never spend it!

What's In My Bag - Makeup

What’s In My Bag: Makeup

Lipstick & Lipgloss
Currently my purse makeup bag contains the Aquarius ColourPop Lippie Stix, a Clinique Almost Lipstick, and a Kylie Cosmetics Lipgloss,

Hand Sanitizer
I have a matching David’s Tea Duo of their cold 911 Hand Sanitizer & Lip Balm. The lip balm is one of my favourites for this winter.

Hand Cream
I always keep a mini hand cream in my bag. My hands get so dry and winter is no friend to dry hands. I’m currently using a mini L’Occitane Rose hand cream.

Microfibre Cloth
Dirty glasses lenses are the worst! I’ve been trying to carry a microfibre cloth to clean the lenses because I always manage to get smudges on them.

What's In My Bag - Organization


Coloured Pens
I typically keep a Pink, Purple & Orange pen in my purse. I love having the colours when I write in my planner, I can colour code different things on my To-Do list.

Fringe Studio Planner
I absolutely looooove this planner! It’s hardcover and has spiral bound pages with month dividers on the inside. Every girl can use a beautiful planner

Mini Calendar Planner
I keep this planner specifically to write my work schedule in. I’m part time and have bizzare hours depending on who’s vacations I’m covering each week so it helps me a lot to have a work schedule planner.

What's In My Bag - Electronics


I keep my kindle with me at all times. I never know when I’ll have to wait for an appointment and reading is a good way to spend my time while I wait.

USB Stick
I also keep an 8GB USB stick in my bag. It’s come in handy a few times so I prefer to just keep it in there.

What's In My Bag 2018

And that’s what’s in my bag right now. Sometimes I take a different lip gloss or lipstick and I put my gloves away during the summer, but this is a general look at what I might take with me during the day. I’d love to know if you guys keep similar things with you, so let me know what’s in Your bag in the comments below! If you like this kind of post you might also like to read about What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag!

As always, thanks so much for reading! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. If you enjoyed this post please like & subscribe. Talk Soon xx



  1. Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo
    February 21, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Omg, the name of your cat is so cute! I honestly love it, aha! I love the fact that you have a flash drive with you, cause I do too! Mine doesnโ€™t have enough space, but like you said itโ€™s come in handy multiple times. I might have to do a post or video on youtube on whatโ€™s in my bag! Great post Cleia xxx


    • February 21, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Haha yes we have Quantum & Ion. They are fighting each other as I type this ๐Ÿ˜น My flash drive is only 8gb, so it doesn’t hold a lot but it can be useful! I’ll read/watch it if you decide to write a what’s in my bag post! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo
        February 22, 2018 / 8:39 am

        Omg, that’s so cute! Are you a science buff?

        • AlwaysCleia
          February 22, 2018 / 10:28 am

          I’m a little bit of a nerd, we named Ion so that his name would be a pun, so he’s a cat-ion, then we had to keep the science theme going!

          • Melina Elisa | Ivefoundwaldo
            February 22, 2018 / 10:18 am

            lmfaooo, thatโ€™s actually so funny!

  2. Basically Lulu
    February 21, 2018 / 2:11 am

    i am always looking for whats in my bag post, they are refreshing to read. love this post

    • February 21, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Thanks for reading Lulu! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. February 21, 2018 / 12:05 am

    i love these posts and have always wanted to do one and always end up forgetting LOL
    i love how you stay organized on the go to ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s such a good idea, i always end up writing everything on my phone lol

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 21, 2018 / 12:52 am

      haha me too! I’ve been wanting to write this one for over a year.
      I don’t know why but I never remember things when they’re in my phone, I need to write it down somewhere to commit it to memory lol

      • February 21, 2018 / 12:58 am

        ME TOO! writing it makes me remember things much easier ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s more active listing than writing it on a phone lol

        • February 21, 2018 / 3:08 am

          Agreed! I had to study that way in school, I would literally write everything out again so I could memorize it haha

  4. February 20, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Loved this quick whats in my bag post! Fun for a change of pace! I am also addicted to beautiful planners and journals lol.

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 21, 2018 / 12:43 am

      Thanks for reading Nova! I’m trying to change things up a bit this year, it’s refreshing to write a different kind of post ๐Ÿ™‚
      I have such a huge stationary obsession, I keep buying new notebooks when I haven’t written in half of them that I own xD

      • February 21, 2018 / 12:52 am

        Uhg that is also my curse!! Iโ€™ve learned this habit by now so I can usually stop myself, but I get very dangerously close to purchasing more notebooks every once in a while…

  5. Blush and Brews
    February 20, 2018 / 9:37 am

    I love Whatโ€™s in my Bag posts! Not sure why theyโ€™re so entertaining.

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 21, 2018 / 3:02 am

      I’m not quite sure either but I love reading them too! x

  6. Makeup by Erin
    February 19, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    These are so much fun to read! I love being nosey and seeing what other people carry!

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 21, 2018 / 3:02 am

      Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚ Me too, It’s fascinating for some reason haha!

  7. February 19, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    I love seeing (creeping) in peoplโ€™e purses!
    Hey, you have one of the glow in the dark Northern Lights Toonies! I saved one somewhereโ€ฆ
    I keep similar things on my purse as you but I donโ€™t keep a Kindle or planners in my purse. I like to keep a packette of tissue in my purse!

    • February 21, 2018 / 3:03 am

      I love reading these whats in my bag posts too.
      I was so excited when I heard that glow in the dark toonies were a thing, I needed to have one! I’m never going to spend it xD
      Tissue is a good idea, I should carry a pack too!

  8. February 19, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    Your purse is so organized! Mine has all of these things (minus the pens and planner), but with around 30 receipts from 2015-2017 laying around loose in the bag…and maybe some empty wrappers too. Ugh!

    • February 21, 2018 / 3:06 am

      haha I actually had a few old receipts in there too. I threw them all out when I was photographing so my purse is receipt free.
      I usually have a granola bar or two in there but my cat recently figured out how to unzip my purse and has taken to stealing the granola bars and running around growling at me with the bar in his mouth xD

        • AlwaysCleia
          February 21, 2018 / 1:06 pm

          He’s a character for sure ๐Ÿ˜…

  9. lifeofangela
    February 19, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Lots of practical stuff in your bag! More than me, that’s for sure! You know, I wear glasses on a daily basis, and I hate smudges on them. But I just keep using my shirt to wipe them haha! It never really does work, but I never remember to bring my cloth anywhere!

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 19, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      I do that too! Most of the time it makes it worse ๐Ÿ˜„ I always forget to take my glasses spray with me

  10. mirifederica
    February 19, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    The gloves in the first picture are too cute!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 19, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks!! My husband got them for me for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • mirifederica
        February 22, 2018 / 4:13 am

        Oh he has a good taste ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. February 19, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    such a good idea to keep a USB stick in your purse! I have a couple of lippie stix in my bag, loveeee them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 19, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      The USB comes in handy sometimes! Lippie stix are my new go to! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜˜

  12. m4gical
    February 19, 2018 / 10:36 am

    I love these types of posts! I’m so nosey lol, a microfibre cloth is such a good idea, I can’t seem to keep my glasses clean lately! x x

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 19, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      I don’t even know how my glasses get so dirty, I never remember touching the lenses but they always have smudges all over them ๐Ÿ˜„

  13. February 19, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I love these posts! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 19, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Oh good, I’m glad! ๐Ÿ™‚

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