What’s In My Handbag?


What's In My Handbag should actually be renamed What's NOT In My Handbag!

Actually, I must thank the planners of this show because it's given me a much needed push or should I say SHOVE into clearing and tidying out my handbag!

I've been spring cleaning out my well used, rust/orange winter bag into a brand-new delicious Tignanello tote – wow, wow and wow again. It's so gorgeous – it goes with everything, looks so posh and even Dan my husband approves!

It made me laugh so much emptying my handbag that I thought I'd share it with you. Here's an idea of how chaotic life has been. I'm guessing the state of one's bag is direct correlation to how manic life is!

Here goes… 

  • Five lipglosses Six lipglosses including three from Fran Wilson (the best nude gloss ever)
  • Laura Geller's Apricot Blush & Brush 
  • Smashbox concealer and a gold compact powder
  • Three hand creams – Liz Earle, A'kin and Repair and Renovate from Leighton Denny
  • Diamonique bracelets and four cocktail rings
  • Tweezers, a mirror, a nail file, two of Maddie's hair roses and six hair clips
  • 10 curtain hooks, which fell out of my conservatory curtains on move day 
  • Leather wallet, mobile, camera, plus a cable to connect to my netbook (impressive huh?!)
  • A tape measure stolen from Dan
  • Newspaper article about David Cameron's lovely son which made me cry
  • Angel charms for each of the children so they weren't lost in the move
  • Powder compact and brush Five stones and two magnets – all Joseph's I believe
  • Passport – I don't normally carry this, but proving I am who I say I am for address change reasons!
  • Chocolate buttons for Tom and a pair of pants – Tom's again I hasten to add!
  • My A4 diary from Downs Syndrome Association full of fabulous images as well as 'my life'. 
  • A Pritt stick, seven biros and finally a large blob of blue tack (that'll be Joe again!).

So that's a taster of the debris I've been carrying around with me – no wonder I have a sore shoulder blade!

I feel utterly cleansed after de-camping into my new bag. I'm also thrilled to share that the show on Wednesday 25th March (my Birthday incidentally) will be showcasing wonderful handbag necessities – another excuse to bring my bag back to its 'fuller figure'.

What's in your handbag ladies? Do you dare to share?

See you at 2pm on Wednesday.

Love Claire (birthday girl)

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  1. Kristina Moore March 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Happy birthday for tomorrow Claire. I love semi-precious gemstones and collect the pebble sized (and larger) smooth ones and quite a few went round with me together with some native american indian animal carvings when I used my carpet bag rucksack at work. I felt very odd without them.
    Enjoy your birthday.

  2. Rhian March 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire – PENBLWYDD HAPUS – no I am not swearing at you – it says happy birthday, hope you have a FAB day and that you get spoilt by the family.
    I love watching your shows, especially on the morning show, you make me feel better as your are so bubbly.
    I will not tell you what I used to carry in my handbag, only that my work mates called it “The Tool Bag” – as I had everything you wanted in it “just in case” and they know that if they needed anything – I had it.(the Kipling Bags are great for my junk) Regards RJ xx

  3. sharon brown March 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm -  Reply

    Happy Birthday Claire, just watching your handbag show now, its fab, just like you so bubbly def the best presenter on qvc. hope you have a great day and got lots of lovely pressies.
    Edinburgh . xxx

  4. Karen Jeremiah March 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, enjoyed your “whats in my handbag show” Loved the bag! Have a GREAT birthday!

  5. claire sutton March 26, 2009 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Girls….THANKYOU SO SO much for your lovely birthday wishes! I had a lovely day and dinner with Dan, trouble is i feel a bit Cinderella ish today….Still I’m sure some lovely Murano and fashion will perk me up, oh and I have a spa day on Sunday to look forward to…so now Im smiling again!!!
    Claire x

  6. kay bolton November 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, I watched your Garnet show today 28/11/09 and loved your nail varnish, you mentioned it was OPI, please could you mention which colour it was! Thanks Kay

  7. Gillian Hughes February 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    Dear Claire.
    I think you mentioned that you colour your own hair and it always looks so wonderful. Please can you let me know the colour you use?

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