I’m a big fan of a good pouch. Toiletry bags, nylon carriers, clear plastic zip packs for the aeroplane, little cute cases for my pencils and other sundry items – you name it, I’ll find something to put in it.
Despite being a stationery obsessive (and purchaser of copious pencil cases) since childhood, I think this bag habit has become more obvious since having children.
When you travel around with kids, you just need more bags for all their stuff don’t you? One for nappies and wipes, one for snacks and treats, another for spare clothes. It goes on and on.
Now the kids are older and I don’t need to take nappies out (still need spare pants though!), the paraphernalia has become less and I’m swapping between pouches for me and them.
It makes sense to have compartments in a washable toiletry bag that will fit into your main bag without weighing it down too much.
And I think I have found the ultimate in stylish pouches that you can use for both them and you.
Betty & Walter was founded in 2011 by British textile designer Lisa Levis (nee Stickley) who has created a gorgeous, modern collection of bags with her signature retro prints.
Having recently become a mum herself, Lisa knows the value of a multi-tasking bag, so her ‘Meringue’ double wash bags have become my go-to, chuck-everything-in when I’m out.
Must-take: Bobbi Brown lipstick in Party Pink / Burt’s Bees lip salve / Rodial Stemcell super-food glam balm multi / L’Occitane hand cream / Givenchy jelly blusher / Bobbi Brown bronzer / Make up brush / Benefit concealer / Antibacterial wipes / Tissues / Hair bobble
And when I’m with the kids:
Must-take: Various small toys for difficult moments / Wipes and tissues / Snacks / Spare Pants / Small book / iPhone with many apps
What do YOU take out with you? MMM has teamed up with Betty & Walter to give away THREE double wash bags.
Just leave a comment with your must-take item whether it’s for you or the kids. The winners will be selected at random and notified by email.