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I ♥… (December 2010)

This month I’ve mostly been considering the new year ahead; in 2011, I plan to ‘get out more’. Knowing that, when I’m wandering around day-to-day, I find it comforting to have everything I need right there with me, I’ve been looking for suitable bags for a variety of uses.

Here are some of my faves…

BAGS

I wanted a black everyday bag, that I could carry my Mini Dell Netbook in, I could wear cross body or carry, and perhaps customise with bag charms and/or keyrings. This seems ideal…

Black Skull Embossed Kit Bag by Loungefly @ $75 / £48 - Available via Loungefly.com or associated retailers.

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I’m hoping to start going to the Gym regularly in 2011 so I was hunting for a reasonable sized gym bag and found this…

Ghettoblaster Weekend Bag @ TruffleShuffle.com for £30 - totally my style, can picture myself holding it above myself in an epic Say Anything fashion :p

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I also wanted a cool comic book style messenger bag for out and about, so I found this Batman one featured on a few sites; it’s a good size and though colourful, it has an understated retro edge too. It keeps pulling me back in…

Batman Messenger/Record Bag @ TruffleShuffle.com for £25

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Although I don’t have any specific need for a bag like this, I can’t help but want it; it’s just too cute as I’m sure you’ll agree…

Hello Kitty Plush Head X-Body Bag @ HotTopic.com for $38 / £25 approx.

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Also I’m going to try personalising my bags, give it a try with…

KEYRINGS

This is just a cute wee keyring, great for a big slouchy leather holdall or satchel…

Zombie Hello Kitty Plush Keyring from HotTopic.com @ $8 / £5 approx.

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And if that doesn’t take your fancy maybe…

Lisa Simpson Plush Keyring from Plush-Toy.co.uk @ £6

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Or there’s always…

ZIPPER-PULLS

These are sold in ‘Lucky Dip’ style Blind-Boxes so you never know for sure what design your gonna get, kinda exciting…

'Things That Hurt' Zipper Pulls - Available @ KidRobot.eu for approx £2.75 each

'Yummy Breakfast' Zipper Pull Keychains - Available @ KidRobot.eu for £4.50 each

Go check out the website for more lines!!

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Alternatively make or buy…

BAG CHARMS 

So easy, just jazz up some keyrings/keychains, or a whole bunch if you fancy, by using patches, adding wee pom poms, lots of colourful ribbons, charms, beads and leftover chains, like these typical Paul’s Boutique versions:

Paul’s Boutique Charms usually come free attached to their signature bags or can be bought for £15 a pop! Come on you Crafty-DIY Girls, we can do better!!

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And style your Key Bunch with…

KEYCAPS

Awesome little rubber toppers to customise and make your keys easily distinguishable.

I personally love these ones by Loungefly….

Keycaps available @ Loungefly.com or check online for stockists - approx. $5 / £3.25 each

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In my search for suitable bags and decoration, I also began to look for the contents; just little bits and pieces I tend to find useful or handy - perhaps you might too!

Here are some items I covet at the moment:

WATER BOTTLES

Just a good idea, plain and simple! I particularly like this…

Zombie Hello Kitty Design Water Bottle @ £4.50 from HotTopic.co.uk - Bargain!

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Also loving this…

Zombie Juice Water Bottle from Neatoshop.com @ $11.95 / £7.65 approx

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HEADPHONES

Can’t decide between these two pairs, what do you think?

Marvel X-Men Headphones by Coloud @ Truffle Shuffle for £35 

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Or these….

Marvel Wolverine Headphones by Coloud @ Truffle Shuffle for £35 

The Coloud.com site has loads of awesome designs so check it out if you want to see more!

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I’m also loving these handy little bag staples….

Classic Horror Monster Mirror Compacts from Dungaree Dolly @ $5 each - so kreepy kitsch!

Please Note: Dungaree Dolly is a total gem! The lovely lady makes a range of fantastic bags and cute as hell eyeglass/specs cases and cosmetic bags to order in a range of fabrics - Check out her site: DungareeDolly.com!

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Tresemme Mini Paddle Brush - £3 @ Boots.co.uk

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Cupcake Scented Wipes @ Hawkins Bazaar - Only £1!

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'Sniff' Design Print Tissues - Available @ CompanyToo.com for approx $1.59 per 10 pack 

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A6 Size Neon Poly Spiral-Bound Notebooks in Neon Pink and Neon Purple @ just 99p each! Also Uniball Gelstick Pens in Pink or Purple @ just 45p each! from Ryman's.

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Fantastic Mini-Moisturiser! Palmers Coco Butter Mini @ Superdrug - Only £1!

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Fat Balm by Eyeko @ £6 per stick - Available in a range of flavours/shades - for more see: Eyeko.com

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Batiste Dry Shampoo - Available in a variety of scents and can designs from approx £2 @ Superdrug - or try Bodycare, if you have a store near you, cause they’re cheaper!

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Mini ChupaChups Grab-Bags - available in most supermarkets for approx 50p per pack (5 wee lollies per pack - various flavours) - great to calm those on the go munchies or for travel sickness!

&/OR….

Pocky Sticks - A great little handbag snack! Biscuit sticks dipped in a sweet chocolate coating - Available in various flavours for approx £1 per pack @ Artbox.co.uk (who also do have a brilliant range of stickers and letter writing papers).