Bag Spill, or what’s in my bag: Everyday Essentials

How nosy are you? Pretty nosy if you ask me, after all, you clicked on this bag spill post. But that’s ok because I’m nosy too. I love getting the bus and staring out the window, catching a glimpse of other people’s homes. (I swear I’m not a creep!) Sometimes when I hang out with my flatmate Greta, I open the little boxes she has or look inside her makeup bag. Because it’s always fun to see what products other people love. I also like the smell of lipsticks, so I sniff them.

Ok, this is now portraying me as a very strange person, so I’ll stop dropping random facts and just get on with the subject.

DKNY Crossbody pink bag, Paperchase diary, swarovski heart necklace

Just another quick thing, I’ve decided to start a little ‘Bag Spill’ series. With it I’ll show you my bag essentials for different occasions because I 1 – love reading posts like this and 2 – have different essentials for every day, beach and flight for example, so I thought it might be fun to share them.

First up is my everyday non-work bag. I say non-work because I can never for the life of it go to work with just a mini bag. Let me know if you’re interested in seeing a workday bag essentials, and I can add it to the series.

Now, now, let’s jump into my bag. This one here is my favourite little DKNY crossbody bag. It came with two straps, so it can also be a shoulder bag, should I desire it to. #practical

It’s quite a small bag, but I’ve been trying to teach myself not to carry half my household possessions when I’m out and about and having a tiny bag helps!

Here we go, the contents of my little pink bag!

DKNY Crossbody pink bag, Kate Spade SERENADE HAVEN LANE BLACK GLITTER STRIPE SMALL BIFOLD WALLET, elizabeth arden 8 hour hand cream, zolo liberty +


Oh, how I love my Ray Bans. I’ve been obsessed with sunglasses for as long as I can remember, and tend to have a pair with me at all times. And yes, I am this bitch who wears sunglasses on the tube. Love it.

These are the Aviator Outdoorsman II in silver. I’ve had them since 2013 and they’re still my favourite pair that goes with everything and is almost always with me.


To be honest, there are days when I don’t carry a purse with me because I use the ApplePay app. However, when I do have one in my bag I have my Kate Spade Serenade Haven Lane bi-fold wallet. I had been wanting a small purse for the longest time so that I can get rid of all the unnecessary crap that I had in my old huge purse. You know, loyalty cards from places you’ve visited once, business cards of people you can’t remember and receipts from the embarrassing amount of hot drinks you purchase on a daily basis. This little guy here is 1 – gorgeous and sparkly and 2 – very practical, as it fits my ID and bank cards + has a neat little change pocket for the two times in the year that I bring cash with me. Or for when I go back to Bulgaria because people there seem to dislike having card machines…


I don’t think I need to explain this. A plain old iPhone 6 with a charming sparkly ASOS case. And a cracked screen protector. I swear if it’s not cracked is it even a screen protector??

Iphone 6, Zolo Liberty +


These babies were a part of my Christmas gift from Simon, and I have to admit, I was a bit sceptical about them and my ability to not lose them in a week, but three months into the year and I still have both of them. They are the Zolo Liberty Plus wireless earphones and boy, are they good! I promise, I am not being paid to say this, but I should since I very much love them! They are in-ear ones obviously and are quite comfy. You connect them to your phone and get over three hours of play time. Then the case charges them and overall, they say you get about 48 hours’ worth of battery, but I think it’s a bit more. Basically, they’re great, get a pair. Just look at this pretty case! And you don’t look like a weirdo walking around with the Apple AirPods…

Lip Balm

This must be the most important thing in my bag. I hate having dry lips, so if I happen to forget my lip product, I feel miserable. Seriously… As you can see, I have my Glossier Birthday Balm Dotcom (of course) here. Yes, I am obsessed with it, but it’s only because it’s the best lip balm I’ve ever had. Plus, as you might expect from the name, it smells like cake. I’ve talked about it already and be sure this isn’t it’s the last mention. It’s just so good!!!

DKNY Crossbody pink bag, Kate Spade SERENADE HAVEN LANE BLACK GLITTER STRIPE WALLET, zolo liberty +, ray ban aviator sunglesses, glossier balm dotcom

Hand Cream

Another very important item in my bag. No one wants dry rough hands, but it’s inevitable in the cold months, so I always, always have a cream with me. And when we shake hands I’ll have nice soft paws. This is weird.

Anyways, I just ran out of my Merci Handy hand cream and replaced it with the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream – Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment. Compared to the first one, it’s a lot more grown up – a sleek packaging and herbal scent make me feel like a grown ass woman. And then I say things like this and it all goes away… I’ve only just started using it, but it’s quickly becoming a favourite of mine. The 8 Hour Hand Treatment is designed to moisturise, calm and protect the hands. It’s quite thick but gets absorbed quickly by the skin, so I don’t leave greasy marks everywhere.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour hand cream, DKNY Crossbody pink bag, zolo liberty +


I like to have a little bottle of perfume in my bag, especially if I’m going to be out all day. It’s nice to be able to pop a bit behind my ears and on my wrists halfway through the day – it makes me feel immediately refreshed. Currently, I have a tiny bottle of Elizabeth Arden’s Untold fragrance. It’s quite a feminine scent, with top notes of blackcurrant, bergamot, pink pepper and pear, mid notes of gardenia, peony and jasmine and base notes of sandalwood, patchouli heart, musk and amber, which all blend together so well.

And that’s it. Oh, and my keys, but I didn’t think they were very picture-worthy, soz.

I feel like I’ve made a number of weird statements in this post, and it’s also become very long, so I’ll wrap it up. What are your everyday handbag essentials?

Iphone 6, Zolo Liberty +, DKNY pink crossbody bag, Kate Spade wallet, Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses


K ❤




  1. Phoebe Rose
    March 30, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Such a great post, I have to admit I’m a bit nosy 🙈 I’ve been meaning to get some of the 8 hour cream, everyone seems to be raving about it!

    Phoebe x

    • Kristina
      April 1, 2018 / 3:03 pm

      Thanks Phoebe 🙂 I think being a bit nosy is a good thing hehe Yes the cream is so good, you can get a small one to try it first! 🌸

  2. Caitlin Houston
    April 1, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    wow, your bag is absolutely gorgeous, I have to say I am very nosey and definitely enjoyed this post, I always keep sunglasses and lip balm in my bag also never know when you’re gonna need them lol. xx

    • Kristina
      April 3, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Aw thanks, Caitlin! You are right, sunglasses and lip balm are always so handy!

      K xx

  3. April 3, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I can not go anywhere without hand cream and tissues. I can not stand dry brittle hands, plus tissue for my little messy toddler.

    • Kristina
      April 3, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Haha I am sure you always need tissues with a toddler 🙂

      K xx

  4. steadyblooming
    April 3, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    Ohhhh those wireless earphones look tempting!! I’m also scared to lose them lool I lose my headphones all the time even when they have strings attached to them haha I’ve also been dying to try Glossier’s products. Thanks for the review!

    • Kristina
      April 3, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      I am still so surprised I have both my earphones haha I’m glad you enjoyed the post

      K xx

  5. Beau Bazar
    April 4, 2018 / 12:25 am

    Elizabeth Arden is the best!

  6. Kartika Nair
    April 4, 2018 / 6:02 am

    I really do like your bag. I usually carry a sunscreen with me every time and hand sanitizer too .And yeah earphones are necessary too.

  7. paige
    April 4, 2018 / 7:48 am

    OMGGGG I feel like our bag essentials are IDENTICAL!

    I must get that hand creme!!!

  8. Sigrid Says Blog
    April 4, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    That’s a cute bag! I like the shade of pink. Sadly, I cannot use such a small bag because my essentials are just too many! It includes my kids’ stuff so I always use a big bag. 🙁

  9. April 4, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    I love these sorts of posts, thanks for sharing with us and letting us see what you cart around.

  10. April 4, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    My everyday bag has most of the same items but my bag is bigger, so there is so much more in there – my planner, a back up phone battery, powerbank, charger, tumbler, and some granola bars. 🙂 I think I need to try that hand moisturizer you mentioned in the post.

  11. April 5, 2018 / 8:02 am

    The Dkny pink bag is totally rad. Love the color and the design. Lip balm is something everyone needs to keep their lips moist. I would add in a portable charger with all those items.

  12. April 6, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Even i dread seeing the junk contents of my bag most days!

  13. April 6, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    I love stuff like this! And lip balm and hand cream are musts for me, too. Those places get so dry!

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