What’s In My Handbag | Spark Sessions Edition

Hey Beauties!

I can’t even remember the last time I did a “what’s in my handbag” post, I think it might be almost a year ago! I’ve been planning on doing an updated version for awhile now and I thought that it might be fun to show you what I would carry for an event such as the Spark Sessions conference. The majority of the content never changes with just a few things being added or removed and I am really picky about organization so everything is held in little pouches. I am also a bit of a relationship girl when it comes to handbags, I don’t change them frequently because I tend to fall in love and my current love is my Michael Kors Selma Large Leather Satchel. So let’s get on with the show, here is what I carry in my handbag!

Wallet – An essential and my Michael Kors wallet has enough room for my phone and cards if I need to run out with just that!

Ipad – I always like to have my Ipad on hand in case I can find wifi or even take notes. 

Notebook & Pen – A must have for any event, you never know when you will need to take down notes or other information. Mine are from the new holiday collection at Indigo!

Iphone – I am a serial instagramer so I always need to have my phone on hand to document an event. 

Business & Media Cards – I always have my cards on hand, I have a classic business card and a mini media kit on a postcard for possible collaborations.

Directions – I always get a bit nervous when I am out and about even if I know where I’m going so I like to have directions just in case.

Rollerball – It is so important to smell good when you meet new people so I like to have a rollerball on hand to refresh. Currently I am loving the Elizabeth & James Nirvana White.

Lipstick & Lip Balm – I am a lip product hoarder and my handbag is not exempt but I always add whatever colour I am wearing on that day. I plan on wearing the NARS Audacious lipstick in the shade Anna

Hand Sanitizer – The world is a dirty place and flu season is right around the corner, protect yourself by having one of these minis on hand. 

Compact Mirror – You never know when you might have a makeup meltdown so a mirror is essential. 

So apart from a million bobby pins and bandaids that is everything I carry in my handbag! What about you?



  1. Kelsey Dadmun
    November 14, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Great post! Keeping a rollerball handy is such a good idea, but I always forget to throw one of mine in my bag!Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

    • Courtney Connolly
      November 17, 2014 / 12:10 am

      Make yourself a list before you run out the door so you won't forget! It works wonders for me!

  2. Kelly F
    November 14, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    LOVE the postcard media kit – great idea! I can't live without Google maps either.. I'll be using that to get there this weekend 😛

    • Courtney Connolly
      November 17, 2014 / 12:11 am

      Thanks Kelly! I can't go anywhere without Google maps, I get so anxious and turned around!

  3. Chelsea Leigh
    November 14, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    I love your business cards! Your blog has been amazing lately :)http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

    • Courtney Connolly
      November 17, 2014 / 12:11 am

      Thank you so much Chelsea, I really appreciate it!

  4. Melanie
    November 15, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Very impressive! I love this post! Love the notebook, one of them from that collection is on my Xmas list!

    • Courtney Connolly
      November 17, 2014 / 12:12 am

      Thanks Melanie! Ooh I hope Santa buys it for you! x

  5. Jen27
    November 15, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Hope you're having an amazing time at the conference today! Love the lipstick choice :)-Jenwww.vibrantbeautyblog.com

    • Courtney Connolly
      November 17, 2014 / 12:12 am

      Thank you so much Jen! It was a blast!

  6. A Certain Romance
    November 16, 2014 / 5:19 am

    Have fun, I really wish I was there with all of you lovelies! Your bag is so beautiful, and that's a really cute notebook!

    • Courtney Connolly
      November 17, 2014 / 12:12 am

      I wish you were there too Andy!!

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