What’s In My Bag: February 2017


I’ve down-sized my handbag recently, I found that I was carrying around way too much in my larger bag. I think that is the problem with big handbags – they seem practical, but in reality, I ended up carrying around lots of things I just didn’t need or use.

My boyfriend actually bought me this pretty red bag! It is from Zara and I love it. The colour is amazing, as I wear a lot of black and grey shades so this adds an accent colour to any outfit. I have found it is just the right size to fit everything I need in.


First, I always have hand cream in my bag! A smaller bag meant down-sizing on my hand cream too. This little one is from Oliver Bonas, which I got for Christmas. It smells amazing- the citrus scent is lovely and fresh. I actually love the design of the packaging, colourful and fun.


My card holder is from Mango. I have a whole blog post about this card holder up already. I started using it last year, and it is so handy to just grab and put in your pocket, bag or just slip into another purse, rather than carrying around a bulky purse.

One tip I would add is to always keep a card holder in a safe place – I know I lost mine a couple of times at the beginning haha!


I have been keeping my Soap And Glory Kick-Ass Concealer pot in my bag as I find it really useful. It has a little mirror, a setting powder and two concealer shades, making it ideal to keep for on the go touch-ups. That is one of the best parts about this concealer – it is so convenient to use!

I also keep a couple of sample perfumes in my bag. I always save the ones that you get given at counters, as they are an easy, light-weight way to carry a fragrance around! This one is the Tom Ford Velvet Orchid scent. I have the full size of this one and adore it, so this way I can use it when I am out too.


Finally, I still keep one of my old habits – too many lip products haha! I’ve condensed it down though, I usually just keep a lip balm, lipgloss, and whichever lipstick I am wearing that day.

This is the Burts Bees Lipbalm, which has been one of my favourites for years! It hydrates without any colour so I love it for every day. This one also sits really well under matte or liquid lipsticks without altering the finish of the lip product.

My current favourite lip-combo is ‘Faux’ lipstick from MAC, paired with this ELF Mineral Lipgloss, Together, these give a really pretty, neutral pink hue which I love for this time of year! I am so excited for Spring to arrive, anyone else?


I thought I would include a photo of the bag from the front, how cute is it? I love the little gold beetle on the front, I am currently wearing a pendant with a bumble bee on so I feel like my outfit is very insect themed today haha.

I hope you enjoyed this post, what are your handbag essentials?



  1. February 7, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Gosh your boyfriend has good taste!!!! Red with the gold chain, ugh heart eyes!!!! I’ve been looking at red purses lately and I’m certain that the next one I get will be red. But Zara has all the best stuff, I never thought to go there to look for a purse! Good to know 🙂

    xo, JJ

    • marblebeauty
      February 8, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      He always does so well!! Ooh you’ll have to let me know what you go for, I’m into bags at the moment! Zara have some lovely accessories at the moment 🙂 xxx

  2. February 7, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    The purse you’re using now is beautiful! I have to say looking at the stuff you have in your bag, you and me have one thing in common. We both carry too many lip products. I also have a chapstick and a few lip colors with me! Oh well, makeup lovers will always be guilty of that xxx

    Melina / http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • marblebeauty
      February 8, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you lovely! Yeah, it is so easy to keep collecting lip products if I don’t take the one from the previous day haha! Agreed, so easy to do! Xxxx

      • February 23, 2017 / 6:34 pm

        Hey! I nominated you for the liebster award, which got posted today xxx

        • marblebeauty
          February 23, 2017 / 8:49 pm

          Aw thank you so much lovely!❤️xxxx

        • marblebeauty
          February 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

          For some reason my comment won’t send on your post! But melina, thank you so much! Thanks for writing such a sweet paragraph about my blog! You’ve made my day💓 xxxxx

          • February 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

            If course:) i love your blog!

  3. February 7, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Your bag is really pretty! I never would have picked that out as I’m a fan of neutral bags – too lazy to change bags for every outfit – but this is gorgeous!

    • marblebeauty
      February 8, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      I thought I would be the same, but my outfits are mostly black and grey, so I’ve been surprised by how easy to wear the red is! Thank you hun!x

  4. February 9, 2017 / 5:20 am

    Lovely post! You have such a pretty purse. I always keep a hand cream in my bag now. Especially since my hands get super dry during the winter!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • marblebeauty
      February 9, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Thank you hun! Red is my new favourite haha! Oh agreed, I always have a hand cream at the moment! X

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