This week I decided to give notebook-making a break and instead extend my previous photo documentation of bookbinding and everyday essentials into a ‘serlf-portrait’ series. The photos look at items and accessories I naturally find myself pairing together in day-to-day use. And draws attention to similarities between items in materials, colours, and moods.

I’m thinking of further exploring these series of photos by including things like.. meals I usually cook for myself for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Or items I associate with work juxtaposing with items I associate with play. 


Here it is! I finally had a day off and was able to put this together for you guys:

What’s in my Bag: Studyblr Edition
From top left corner:

  • My laptop and my phone: no cases, I’m living life on the wild side these days
  • My scrunchie of the day
  • My little Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfume roller: I love it, it’s super feminine
  • Poking out from under my laptop: Pink pocket folder containing whatever important papers I have that day, like course syllabus, memory aids, usually I also have a pad of paper in there; My favourite ballpoint pen
  • Pencil case ( I need a new one!) contains: calculator, Stabilo highlighters, ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils, eraser, ruler, gluestick
  • Red index card holder contains: index cards, post-its, sticky page markers
  • Pack of gum and Eos cucumber hand lotion
  • My trusty Camelbak water bottle
  • My house key
  • Earphones
  • My lip colour of the day (usually have more than one cause I forget to take them out); Baby Lips chapstick; plain, un-tinted chapstick
  • Card holder and kitty coin purse: I use them as my wallet
  • Note pad, agenda, Staedtler pens
  • Laptop and phone chargers, white-out, mini stapler

Not pictured:

  • My glasses case & glasses
  • Little emergency bag containing: feminine hygiene products, Advil, mini deodorant, Band-Aids, hair tie, and a nail file

This is what I carry in my bag on an almost daily basis.
From left to right and from top to bottom:
- Dell Vostro 5470 laptop
- white lab coat
- Herlitz hard cover notebook aka my planner
- leather wallet
- Zippo lighter in Black Ice
- cigarettes (Dunhill Master Blend in this picture, usually Blonde Blend)
- wet tissues
- tissues
- hand sanitizer
- pencil case
- Sephora hand cream (Peony scented)
- The Body Shop chapstick
- lipstick of the day (here: Essence lipstick in 07 Natural Beauty)
- lip gloss of the day (here: Cien lip gloss in 10 Creamy Raspberry)
- Maybelline Affinitone concealer in 05 Medium Beige
- Oriflame The One Eyeliner Stylo in Black
- Sephora Waterproof Eye Crayon in 06 Blonde Ambition
- Sephora Waterproof Mascara in Black
- Sigma F30 Large Powder brush
- Sigma F60 Foundation brush
- iPad mini in white, 16 GB
- scrunchie
- Phillips earbuds with case
- mirror
- Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation in Ivory 2
- Herlitz 2 in 1 pens, fineliner and felt pen

I didn’t add a photo of my bag because I change it almost daily.


Curious? Here’s a peek into my purse!

What’s in my Bag: Studyblr Edition

Here’s the overdue post & I’m so sorry for that! So here’s a look into my bag and what I brought to school on Monday. A what’s in my bag post is quite personal and I have a feeling that those who know me in real life would be able to recognise me from this post alone (and I’m not looking forward to that imo) 

Bag: Longchamp LePliage in Beige (it’s the large one I think!) I’ve been wanting to monogram this for awhile now but I haven’t gotten around to doing so yet since I have no idea where to go to get things monogrammed in my country! 

Pencil Box/Bag: Givenchy for Singapore Airlines bag. I recently lost my pencil box and hadn’t been using anything as a replacement until a few days back. It’s not really the best replacement but it’ll do before I actually buy something proper. I’m actually quite particular about which pens I use especially the blue/black pens as they have to be gel or smooth writing ball point pens and that they have to be not thicker than 0.5 point. 

School Items: I only had one subject the whole day so I really didn’t need to bring a lot of items that day. I’m the sort who organizes my items by using one binder and an individual notebook for each subject, so I only needed to bring my lecture notes, notebook and binder for the day. That was also the day I forgot to bring my agenda and my bullet journal so I was quite lost without them both as I was unable to refer to them (and that’s the reason why they are missing from this post- I’m actually organized I swear)

Technology Essentials: Laptop (Acer Aspire), a hard drive (Sony HD-EG5), I have two phones for two different purposes, a Samsung Galaxy S2 and a white iPhone 4S and a camera (Sony EXR) which I use for personal vlogging and photo taking though I really do want to get a new one! And I have a calculator! (Just a normal scientific calculator as I didn’t use my Texas Instruments one that day)

Makeup/Miscellaneous: Sheer Love Body Mist by Victoria’s Secret (I’ve been lugging around the big bottle as I haven’t gotten around to getting a travello yet), White Musk Deodorant by The Body Shop, Avene Soapless Face Cleanser, the Falsies Mascara by Maybelline, Instant Light Brush on Perfector by Clarins, Colourstay Eyeliner Crayon in Black Brown by Revlon, Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 001 Honey by Revlon, Tea Tree Concealer in 02 by The Body Shop, Vitamin E Lip Balm by The Body Shop, NYX Concealer in 05 Medium, Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy, tissues, Couvrance Translucent Mosaic Powder., Fluffy Powder Brush from The Body Shop, a portable charger (Valore) and a Jeffrey Fulvimari card holder. 

And that’s all I brought! (That’s already a lot of things wow) I tag studivation, attackonstudying, successobsessed, studyundersun and anyone else who wants to do this!  Thank you so much for all your support the first time I posted about this! xx

This is what you might find in my bag on a daily basis, as requested by someone who left a question on my blog the other day (:

1. My current bag, a beautiful patchwork shoulder bag I bought in Ubud. I love it so much that I bought another…. so that when this one breaks I have a backup! (I’m a terrible planner… can’t help it!)

2. My keychain. I keep my keys to a minimum, just one for my car and our front door. The little elephant was a gift from my mama from India.

3. My $2 op-shop wallet. I bought it because I liked how thin it would be for when I was in Indonesia.

4. Iphone!

5. Chanel Perfume, another very generous gift from my mama.

6. A few hair clips for windy days.

7. Organic paw paw balm (the only makeup I ever have with me.)

8. My little black sketchbook that isn’t quite so little. I scribble down my shoots in here.

9. My notebook for fleeting ideas.

10. My favourite kind of inky black pens for sketching.

11. The fujifilm x100, I don’t leave the home without him.

12. A scrunchie.