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Sunday, 30 June 2013

What's in My Handbag & What is it Worth?

I don't know about you, but I know that I usually have no clue what is in my handbag. It's not because I don't care, but because I go from bag to bag, transferring the contents of it, without taking a second glance. 

It's easy to overlook just how much your handbag is worth. I don't mean just the bag itself, but once added up, how much your bag, phone, wallet, keys, lipglosses etc are worth. Us girls, and even men and their manbags, don't really know how valuable these satchels are, that we carelessly chuck around a tube or train, leave sitting on a bench next to us and walk around like a little lifeline organ hanging by our hip!

Today I teamed up with MoneySupermarket to calculate exactly what my bag is worth. 

Those of you who know me, know that I am not all about designer items. Not because I don't love the quality and care that has gone into creating bags that are what I call 'works of art', but because I end up spending my money in other places or saving it. BUT I bag a bargain when I can. (see what I did there?)

So what exactly is in my handbag and what is it worth? I was shocked once I added it all up!

Handbag: River Island £39.99

Wallet: Charity Shop £2.00
Wallet contents in change: £9.81

Nero Card Fully Stamped: Worth any coffee I want, so let's say £2.95
Network Rail Card: £28
Oyster Card: £20

Oyster Card Case: £5
Beats Headphones: £60

HTC OneX Phone: £200

Me Before You Book: £7.99

Vintage Broach: £15
Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Perfume (discontinued): £17
Tissues: £1
Nail File:£1.25
bareMinerals LipGloss:£16
MaxFactor Lipliner: £4.99
Cream Blusher Maxfactor: £6.99
Goody Hair Bun holder:£6
Hair Ties:£3.49
Primark Hair Clips:£2
bareMinerals Mineral Veil Touch up:£22
Fossil Sunglasses:£59
Keys (includes car key which to replace could be worth around £80-90):£100
Hand Sanitiser Bath and Body Works + Holder: $1.50 + $2 = GBP £2.30
Anadin Extra:£1.99
Clinque sample Lipgloss: FREE
Lush Lipgloss:£5.50
Business Cards (about 10 cards out of my 100):£5
Mini credit card Holder:£10

MAC Cosmetics Discount Card:£25
Goody Spin Pin: £4.49
1 Hair clip from Boots:£4.99

TOTAL: £693.73

I honestly had no idea that my little bag was worth that much money! I am actually shocked! My bag has next to nothing in when you take everything out! BUT when I added it all's shocking how much money that little bag of goodies is worth!

I recommend everyone having a go at this! You will be amazed at how much you are carrying around! I thought I was fairly modest, but when you add it up...that little bag of joy is a gold mine! I shall be keeping that close and under my watchful eye from now on :D

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  1. well done for winning lovely :) New bags worth more than that lot combined- very jealous ;) xo

    1. I know! I still can't believe it. I literally used it for the first time today. Everyone has teased me...because I'm so not used to carrying around a bag that costs nearly as much as my rent a month when combined with the wallet and phone case!

      I love it though. So unexpected and so pleased I won!!
      thanks for reading! Xxx

  2. Congratulations on winning! The prizes are absolutely amazing!

    1. Thank you! I know! I still can't believe I have a Mulberry!

    2. Thank you! I know! I still can't believe I have a Mulberry!

  3. Congratulations on winning from (the guys who were supplying the runner up prizes)

    1. Thank you very much!! Brilliant runner up prize though! :D


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