What's In My Disney Theme Park Bag?

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Packing a bag for a day at the Disney theme parks can be a pretty daunting task. But over the years, I've brought it down to a few simple things that I always have to have on me when I'm headed to parks! Today I thought I'd go through the staples of what I pack for a day at the parks, especially as I've got a WDW staycation coming up very very soon and I'm getting into the Disney spirit! 

Without further ado, here's what I pack in my Disney theme park bag...

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Wallet

First and foremost, I always make sure to have my wallet on me. You always want to make sure to have your Credit/Debit cards and some US currency. I also will have my Disney annual pass for parking and discounts, and my Starbucks Rewards card for if I want to get a coffee while I'm at Disney!

Lipstick + Balm

I always keep lip balm on me no matter what, as I have dry and chapped lips. But if you know anything about me, you probably know I always have a lipstick on me too. At Disney, I usually carry my Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in Seduction as it's a very neutral pink.

Sun + Eyeglasses

Because I have prescription glasses, I make sure to bring them along with me as I never know when I'll need those - for driving or for rides. I also ALWAYS bring along sunglasses because it is the Sunshine State after all. Protect your eyes y'all!

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Sanitizer + Meds

As Disney is a theme park and many people pass through, I always have hand sanitizer on me and make sure to use it whenever I'm about to eat. I also bring an assortment of basic meds with me, like Aleve, Midol, and Pepcid for emergencies.

Keys

Of course, I always have to bring my keys with me to the parks. How else will I get home?! My keys fit in perfectly at the parks as they're very Disney-fied - I've got a Minnie keychain (my bf has the matching Mickey) and a rose gold Cinderella castle keychain!

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Gum

Be warned: Disney World does NOT sell gum! This is a long-standing tradition, to deter people from leaving gum all over the ground and messing with the parks. If you always like to have gum, like me, bring your own and be courteous please!

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Magicband

Although this isn't technically inside my park bag, I always bring a Magicband with me. It's become a total life saver for me these past few years. I always use it for park entrance and Fastpass returns.

Minnie Ears

Of course, I have to bring along my ears!! Where would I be without these bad boys? I have a whole collection of ears that I alternate between, but you can almost always guarantee that there's a pair in my bag or on my head!

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Minnie Backpack

If I'm in the parks for a long time, like a full day, I'll use this Minnie Mouse backpack from Disney instead of my purse - it just disperses weight better on my back and shoulders, and is easier to tote around for long periods of time.

What do you pack in your Disney park bag?

Felicia x

What's In My Handbag? | 2018

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As I recently received a new handbag for Christmas, which I've been using on a day-to-day basis, I thought I was due for a "What's in my Bag" update. I've posted two of these in the past, one in 2015 and one in 2017.

Handbag: My handbag is by Kate Spade. It's a rich, wine-coloured medium sized bag with two short straps and one detachable shoulder strap. I always like having a long shoulder strap on handbags, as I find it easier to manage when I'm out shopping. The outside of the bag has a perforated floral print, with a zip-top closure, and the interior has two slide pockets and one zippered pocket.

Purse: My purse actually is the matching wallet for my handbag. My parents gifted it to me for Christmas, as they knew my boyfriend had bought me the handbag. It folds down the centre and has a button closure. It is extremely functional. It has 13 credit card slots, as well as a window slot, 4 slots for cash, and a zipper on the back for loose change. Inside the purse, I've got the essentials - my credit card, debit card, driver's license, OHIP health insurance card, Social Insurance card, and CAA card - as well as some rewards cards, like my DocuPet card, Scene rewards cards, Starbucks card, and Air Miles card. I've also got my student ID card tucked into one of my cash slots.

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Glasses: I've got two pairs of glasses in my purse. My proper glasses, which are Ralph Lauren and are kept inside a hard case, and my sunglasses, which are prescription Ray Ban and are kept in a softer case.

Coffee cosy: The idea of a coffee cosy may sound so odd/useless to some people (including my dad haha) but I frankly think it's terribly cute. In case you don't know, coffee cosies are little knitted sleeves you put around your coffee cup so you don't have to directly hold a scalding cup. Mine's created by Catherine Mason and it says, "I Drink Coffee Like A Gilmore" - a very true statement.

Hand sanitizer: Hand sanitizer is essential, especially during the winter cold/flu season. I always keep a small bottle of Purell hand sanitizer in my bag. I always make sure to apply some when I'm out and about, especially when I'm about to eat anything.

Gum: I've currently got two types of gum in my bag haha. I've got a pack of Excel White Bubblemint gum, which has been a favourite of mine for a long time (it was even included in my 2015 handbag post). I also have a pack of 5 Spearmint gum in there, as I find that chewing super-minty gum can help calm down my anxiety.

Lipstick: I literally always have at the very least one tube of lipstick in my bag. Sometimes I've got like 6 in there at a time haha. Currently, I've got the L'Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive in Blake's Red and a mini tube of Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Birthday Suit.

Keychain: Before, I kept so many things dangling on my keychain, it was a mess haha. Now I've only got a few things: my key fob (no key, as my car is push-to-start), my two house keys, and a cute matching accessory of Minnie Mouse, which my boyfriend has the Mickey Mouse one of. All of these things are hanging on the end bit of my university lanyard.

What have you got in your handbag?

Felicia x

What I Got For Christmas (+ Life Update)

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Hello everybody! Merry Christmas to you! I hope that you all had a wonderful day yesterday with your family and your loved ones. I love to read other people's 'What I Got for Christmas' posts. I don't know about you, but there's something so lovely about hearing people so excited to share what they were gifted. I know that some people find these posts to be braggy, but I don't think that at all. I love haul posts, and why should these kind of posts be any different? I def don't want to come off as a 'show off' or anything. I am genuinely so grateful for everything that everyone gifted me. I have the most generous, kind, giving family and boyfriend ever - not to brag or anything haha. If you're as nosy as I am about what others receive for Christmas, then keep reading to hear about some of the things I was gifted this holiday season!

Kate Spade Cameron Street Perforated Large Lanemy boyfriend gifted me this beautiful red-wine-coloured Kate Spade purse. I'm in love! It's the perfect size for day-to-day outings (shopping, going out for coffee, etc.) and I love that it has a shoulder strap. I especially love the perforated rose decal on the purse's exterior. My parents also gifted me the matching wallet so now I feel very put together when I'm out and about!

Soap and Glory The Righteous ButterI mentioned my love for The Righteous Butter back in my September Favourites post. I won't go too much into this one since I've already done so in my favourites post. My parents slipped this into my stocking this year and I was so jazzed when I found it in there! Haha. I already have a tub of this, but I asked for another so that I wouldn't run out anytime soon.

Funko PopsI got a ton of Funko Pops this Christmas. I've been making a list of them that I want to collect for months now and I've already got a whole set-up planned out in my head, so I'm glad to finally have some to get started with! I received Belle (Beauty and the Beast 2017), Maui (Moana),Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks), Lorelai Gilmore(Gilmore Girls), Rory Gilmore(Gilmore Girls), and Sookie St. James(Gilmore Girls). I have a lot of organizing to do!

Juniper BooksIf you've never heard of Juniper Books before, you're missing out. Juniper sells custom books and collections - essentially hardcover books with beautiful front covers and dust jackets. I fell in love with them earlier this year and received a bunch from my boyfriend for my birthday. But this holiday, my parents bought me three Charles Dickens books - Great Expectations, Bleak House, and A Tale of Two Cities from the Make Your Own Literary Classics set.

Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem SkinI am very very very excited to use this product! I have heard really good things about this face mask and Origins as a brand. You may know through previous posts that I have been having some pretty substantial issues with my skin as of late.... in short, my skin and I are not simpatico at the moment. Hopefully, this mask comes to the rescue!

Too Faced Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing PowderI just love Too Faced's peach products. Don't we all? The Sweet Peach palette is something I constantly reach for in my makeup drawer, and now I'm excited to add this powder to my collection. I've already used this a couple of times and I absolutely love it.

I cannot describe how grateful I am for everything I received this year. My parents have always been very generous with their gift-giving and I am so glad that I'm old enough to give back to them every Christmas season - with gifts bigger than 'DIY soup in a jar' (yup, my parents received that about 11 years ago - be jelly).

On another note, I thought I'd quickly update all of you on what's going on in my little world. Posts are going to be more disorganized for the next couple weeks as I am currently on vacay with my parents and my boyfriend in Orlando, Florida! I'm trying to write out some posts while I have a free moment, but obviously, it's been go-go-go ever since we touched down in Orlando on Christmas and I can't keep up like I usually can. I will write up some posts on what I've gotten up to and hopefully upload those soon... It's moments like these that make me wonder if I should start posting again on my YouTube channel.....

I'll def see you guys before the New Year but until then, have a wonderful holiday break!

P.S. I'd love to hear what you guys got for Christmas! Lemme know in the comments :)

Felicia x

The Anatomy of a Handbag

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A handbag is a woman's best friend, but it's also a woman's worst enemy. Think of a handbag like a toolbox. It has everything you need right there at your fingertips. But, if you have too many useless bolts and screwdrivers, it will become a cluttered disaster. You know what I'm saying: the Cluttered Handbag from Hell. Trust me, we've all been there.

Recently, I decided to clean out my own handbag and organize with only what I think is a "necessity". So, here's a quick peek into my bag, to give you an idea of what you should really have in your bag.

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The Handbag: My handbag is a medium-sized top handle purse from Louis Vuitton. It's a zip-up, all black with gold hardware. It also has a black, removable shoulder strap in case you aren't a fan of top handles. For me, it's the perfect size because it fits nicely on my shoulder - though, I mostly hold it on my arm (bent-elbow style). The interior is light brown and, like the exterior, has a pattern of the LV logo. It's spacious and has two compartments - one larger, one smaller - for a cell phone or other small items, like pens or lip glosses.

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Make-up Bag: It is always a good idea to keep a small bag of your crucial make-up products tucked in your bag, just in case of emergency. In my bag, I've included:

- Covergirl Bombshell Volume by Lashblast mascara

- Lip Medex Blistex lip balm

- Geurlain lipstick in 143 Rouge Automatique

- SolTerre lotion (aka hotel hand lotion)

- travel sized container of Tums Freshers

- a small container of Aleve pills

- a few bobby pins

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Gum & Mints: I always like to keep a package of gum and a bottle of mint Tic Tacs in my purse, just in case I feel a little less than minty and I need to freshen up my breath. Currently, my favourite gum is Excel White in Bubblemint flavour. It's a great mix of mint and bubblegum.

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Wallet: I think it goes without saying that you should keep your wallet in your purse. A lot of people don't think of carrying their wallet around with them everywhere, especially if they aren't going to shop anywhere or if they don't have a driver's license (obviously you have to bring your driver's license everywhere if you're driving). But it's just a good idea to keep your wallet on you in case you run into trouble and have an emergency on your hands. In my wallet, I usually keep about $30 in cash, my debit card, my OHIP card (which, as a citizen of Ontario, is crucial for me to recieve any kind of medical attention), my student I.D. card, my Starbucks rewards card and any reward cards I have for any stores (i.e. American Eagle's 'aerewards' card).

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Sunglasses: It is so important for everyone to wear sunglasses outside. The sun does so much damage to your eyes and especially in the summer, you should take care of your eyes with a cute pair of sunnies. It's also probably a good idea to keep your sunglasses in a case in your purse, so that your sunglasses don't get crushed by everything else.

Hopefully this little blog post helped some of you out! If anyone thinks of any other helpful tips or anything else that should be included, just let everyone else know! Thanks for readng, Happy handbag organizing!!