Hand Luggage

Every Wednesday I always find myself looking for a copy of  the Standard newspaper to read the Eve Gal magazine. I find it interesting, and one of the segments I like checking out is the section where women talk about the contents of my handbag.

I have been meaning to do a similar post, and when I read This is Ess’s post about what is in her bag, I got the necessary push to do it.

I am a huge fun of handbags, purses, clutches and sling bags. My biggest problem is that I feel like I overload my handbags with too many things, and as a result, my good bags are wearing out 😦

Have a looksie at the contents of my bag, and help me decide what I should shed off.


So this is the current handbag I am rocking, I got it from my cousins friend who was selling bags, for just Kshs 2,500 and I was so stoked because I love the red.


The bag cannot even stand properly because it is stuffed with so much stuff!


This is what it looks like inside, it is like an abyss, finding something inside it is close to impossible unless you dump the contents out of the bag.


In a nut shell, these are the contents of my bag, I think I need most of the stuff that is in here.

Behold my drivers license which is aptly closed, the photograph in there is not safe for your eyes, take my word for it 😉 . The green purse is my phone pouch, which I got from For You Chinese restaurant, just before Valley Arcade, that place is awesome!


I have had this vanity pack in my bag for song long, the packet is wearing out. It contains some cotton swabs, cotton buds and a nail file.  A sewing kit is very essential me thinks, in case of funny wardrobe malfunctions it really comes in handy.

The 2 shiny boxes are my business card holders turned upside down, the top is wooden and has my names engraved on it which I didnt want you to see, I still love you 😉 One contains my cards for work, and the other for my side hustle.

I would love to yank your chain and tell you I have the worlds smallest digital camera, but that orange ‘camera’ is a flashlight key holder that I got from For You, yeah that place is just too cool.

Vanilla Lace Victoria Secret hand lotion that I got from my cousin, Victoria Secret splash that smells delectable, Nivea deodorant and Carex hand gel. I am not a big fan of hand gels and sanitizers because they are so bitter, can anyone recommend one that isn’t? And no, I was not tasting it, I touch my face a lot which is a horrid habit and if I brush my hands over my lips, it leaves that bitterness there.

I know wet wipes are a much better substitute, which I sometimes buy when I remember.

My lifelines

These are my cell phones, Torch 9800 and Nokia 5210. The Nokia has my airtel line which I rarely use, it is more like my ‘iPod’ so I use it specifically for the music.  I am in a steady relationship with my blackberry, I am always on the phone be it on Twitter, Whatsapp, BBM, there is never a dull moment with it. I die a little every time it gets a scratch or a dent. As you can see, the screen has a lot of dirt in it, I have no idea how to get it cleaned. Suggestions are welcomed.

The phones are useless without these 2 things. My USB cable to charge my BB since I am always on it, and to transfer files of course and my earphones which I use for the phone and on my laptop.

Those are my pocket tissues, I am sure some of you have seen me ranting about my nose. It runs randomly and bleeds sometime, so tissue is tres essential.

My glasses are always in my bag, though I do not wear them as often as I should, even if my eye sight is very bad on one eye.


I originally was looking for bigger frames for that geeky look, but this was the only frame available at the time 😦


I have had this flash disk since 2006!! It is 256 MB which is like the lowest capacity, I havent found the time to upgrade and buy a new one, but in the meanwhile, this one serves me well.


I have 2 pens in my bag, one I found in my car and decided to possess it 🙂 The blue bag was a packaging for a gold chain and pendant my mother bought me from Tanzania, now I use it as a toiletry bag.


My comb (it needs a wash I know, do not judge me too much), my sunnies and my house key. Kawi does this look familiar? 🙂


That is my wallet which I got from Mr Price after I was robbed last year, and my make up bag. My make up bag is kind of a hot mess right now hence why I haven’t photographed the contents, but it has lip gloss, lipstick, lip balm, black mascara, clear mascara, eye shadow, a tiny mirror, perfume, Panadol and Eno. I get frequent headaches so it is a good precaution, as for the Eno, it truly works in seconds!

Finally my handbag holder, because dragging this hand luggage around is no easy task.


There you have it, what do you think I should remove from my bag? And what do you feel I am missing?


19 thoughts on “Hand Luggage

  1. I think you need all the stuff in there. lol! Not of much help, am I? You and Ess make me wanna start a blog but this geriatricNess makes me lack the time. In the meantime, I shall be reading y’alls 🙂

  2. I loooove Victoria secret’s body splashes – they always smell divine!
    The handbag holder is a good addition.. I hate putting my bag on the ground so I always end up putting it on my laps or something like that. Must invest in one already.

    I get my hand sanitizers from my aunt.. Next time she brings over some more I’ll give you a shout. Even though I’ve never tasted it, I think it smells awesome and I’m all for good smells!

    Great post 🙂

    • I started carrying a clutch purse in the car especially if I am going out unexpectedly, this was after my last bag holder was stolen 😦 but yeah they really do come in handy.
      Tasteless sanitizer? Yes please let me know.
      Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. Oh my, looks very familiar 🙂 talk of functional gifts. Please don’t buy a travel toothbrush so that I can get you one on your next…lol, if you can wait that long. And your bag so to say looks very organized *hides mine*

    • I really need one so yes, permission granted lol I would like a nice small one that would fit nicely in my bag, and doesnt obviously look like a tooth brush.
      Organized? Have you seen the inside?

  4. enyewe old is gold!!! that flashdisk!!!! i have been through 4 i think since back then.. and you really do have a lot of stuff in your bag.. mine has the wallet, phone, usb cable, ear phones, ballet flats, book for school, comb, tissues, lip stick n gloss, eye liner, house keys, tissues and perfume.. i have never seen the need to get a make-up bag because i still won’t use it as i just dump everything in my bag as i’m rushing out of the house 🙂

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