It’s been a while.
5 weeks to be exact….
Taking a month off from blogging definitely wasn’t the plan, but unfortunately that’s what happened. If you’ve been following Pandamoniumpink on YouTube and Twitter, you would know that 5 weeks ago I was hit hard with the flu and I’ve been trying to get back to normal ever since. I’m now stuck with a terrible, terrible cough, but hey, it’s better than having a fever, the sniffles, the chills AND a cough all at the same time! A week ago I was finally well enough to film a video (I actually went a bit posting crazy and uploaded 4 video in the span of 1 week) and this week I decided that it was time to get back to blogging. I’m going to try my best to get back to a regular posting schedule, but I’m warning you now that the next few weeks are going to be hectic because it’s the last month of my school term and have to catch up on all of the school work that I missed and I have to go into final exam mode. Nevertheless, I’m happy to be back to blogging (and YouTubing) and I can’t wait to post new content!
Enough excuses, let’s get on to the post!
I’m pretty sure that it’s human nature to be curious about what other people carry in their bags and since my school term is ending soon, I thought it would be appropriate for me to do an updated What I’m Currently Carrying post. All the items pictured below are the EXACT items that I carry with me in my Herschel Supply Co. backpack on a daily basis and they’re the items that I can’t function properly without (this post actually encouraged me to sort through the contents of my backpack and clean out all of the receipts, take out cutlery, and gum wrappers at the bottom of it). Also, it was requested that I film an updated What’s In My Backpack video to go along with this blog post, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all of these products in action in a video that should go up in the next week or so.
1. Apple 13 Inch MacBook Pro
Since both of my jobs require a laptop and I’m a college student, my MacBook Pro is always with me. Yes it weighs down my backpack at times, but it’s a necessity that I don’t mind lugging around. Am I the only one who prefers typing on a laptop instead of on an iPad mini?
2. DKNY Be Delicious & Golden Delicious Rollerball Duo
Sometimes I can be indecisive when it comes to picking a scent to wear, so I love having my DKNY Be Delicious & Golden Delicious Rollerball Duo on hand because it means that I have 2 scent options to choose from. Neither of the scents smell overpowering, so they’re great for any time of the day, especially when you want a fresh and floral pick me up.
3. Apple iPhone 4
Technically my iPhone isn’t an item that you’ll find IN my backpack because it’s usually in my hand or in my pocket, but I decided to include it on the list since it’s an item that I can’t live without. Let me know if you want me to do an updated What’s On My iPhone video or blog post!
4. Nikon CoolPix P520 Camera
Even though my Nikon camera is bulky to carry and it takes up a lot of space in my backpack, I love carrying it with me because I never know when I’m going to snap a picture or take a video clip of something interesting for my PandaVlogs video series.
5. Victorinox Swiss Pocket Knife – Classic Pink Transparent & Matte Pink Zippo Lighter
My dad always taught me to be prepared for any situation, so I always have a pocket knife and a lighter on hand. Even though they’re for emergency situations, it doesn’t mean that they both can’t be pink colored!
6. Nail Polish
I don’t usually touch up my nails while I’m on the go, but I’ve started to keep an assortment of nail polish colors in my backpack. Recently, I’ve been finding myself in situations where I’ve needed to fix my chipped nails before an important meeting, so my thinking is that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
7. Trident Gum
Gum is the ONE thing that I can’t leave the house without. This might sound crazy, but chewing gum helps me focus and I work so much better if I have a minty wad of gum in my mouth.
8. EOS Lip Balm, Real Techniques Powder Brush & Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Once my makeup is on my face I don’t usually touch it up, but since my skin can get excessively oily throughout the day, I like to have my pressed powder and a powder brush in my bag just incase I need to blot my face. I also keep my lip balm in my bag (or jacket pocket) because my lips have been getting dry and chapped due to the winter weather conditions that my city is still going through.
Music. Is. My. Life.
10. Vera Bradley All In One Wristlet
This wristlet is my lifesaver and holds my cash, cards, and ID. I keep all of my keys (a whopping total of 9) looped on the cloth handle and I’m also starting to build a keychain collection on the metal key rings!
11. Moleskine Notebook
Over the past few years I’ve gotten into the habit of carrying a notebook with me to jot down notes and lists. I prefer writing in Moleskine notebooks because they have a simple design and a non-spiral binding (I sound like a notebook snob, but I’m really not)!
12. Mophie Juice Pack Reserve External Battery
Since I’m always on my phone Snapchatting, What’s App-ing, texting, and snapping Instagram pictures, an external battery back for my iPhone is a necessity for me. I always charge my Mophie overnight and it gives my phone enough juice to power through the entire day.
What are you currently carrying in your bag? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me a picture of what’s inside of your bag at @pandamoniumpink! Thank you again for continuing to supporting my blog even though I’ve been absent due to the flu. I’m really glad to be back to blogging and I can’t wait to bring you new content (possibly 2-3 times a week)!
This collage was made on polyvore.com. To see all of my Polyvore collages, click here.