5 Things I Can’t Live Without

macbook, notebook, black bag and watch, all on striped fabric

We all have those things that we can’t live without. Whether it’s your toothbrush, snack size Twix, or that ridiculously fluffy blanket, it just doesn’t seem like a normal day unless we’ve interacted with one of these items.

MacBook Pro

I was convinced that I would never own Apple products because they were too popular and everyone saw it as a status symbol. I have to eat my words because I have an iPhone and the MacBook (I also had an iPod but that’s so dead, I wasn’t sure I should mention it!)

I got my MacBook from my cousin for a bargain price because he’d bought the new version, so this massive hunk of technology is my baby.

I completely understand why people rave about Apple products – I’d be lost without mine. My iPhone has all my social media apps, my nerd games and travel apps that I can’t function without, and my MacBook syncs everything so I have it all at my fingertips. Mum actually suggested I sell it so I could have more money to travel with – what a notion!

Kenneth Cole watch

This was a gift from a friend because he saw that my old boring one was falling apart. I originally didn’t want it because it was too flashy and I’d never owned anything rose gold, but I feel naked if I don’t wear it now.

I have to be early for everything; I think being late is the ultimate sign of disrespect as if your time is more important than theirs, so my watch is always set a few minutes early so I’m never late.


I’m an English and Creative Writing graduate so I always have to have a notebook with me to note down whatever crazy thought pops into my mind.

Does anyone else get nervous starting a new notebook; you want this first page to be beautiful or meaningful, but there’s nothing more beautiful than your raw thoughts as you scribble them down so quickly that your words get all jumbled.

I also love pens: coloured, scented, quills… Anything, I just have to have it. Whenever I go somewhere, I have to get a souvenir pencil, even my mum buys into this! If she goes away, she’ll get me a pencil to add to my ever-growing collection.

Makeup Bag

I’m not one of those girls that get up at 6 am to put on a whole face of makeup just to go to work. I’d rather get an extra hour in bed, but I am guilty of doing my make up on the bus (if I can be bothered at all).

I actually have 2 makeup bags, this one from Ann Summers and another cute canvas one that just has essentials in it so I can take them in whatever bag I’m using that day. You never know who you’ll meet for after-work drinks! I have to admit that I’m guilty of throwing my Rimmel Stay Matte powder and a brush in my bag and running out the house, but I don’t always want to carry around a full face of make up products!


Even if I never use it, I still need to have a diary with me. I buy a new one every year with the best intentions and it always flops by mid-February.

My favourite ones are from Kikki K but there are always some adorable ones in Paperchase if you want to spend a little more money. If you don’t work a standard 9-5 job, it’s handy to write down your shifts so you can plan around them.

If you fancy something a little mroe creative, why not try a bullet journal?

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