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*New Series* What’s in my bag #1Thando – Modernzulumom


A Peek inside a lady and her bag

Welcome to the What’s in my bag series.  Do you see ladies with their beautiful handbags, and wonder what they are carrying in there, and why those specific items?  Well, I certainly wonder, so just for fun, we going to do  a bag reveal every second week. A couple of my blogger friends are going to share with us what they  carry around in their bags.  Let’s take a look at the first one!!


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Thando from Modernzulumom

First up is Thando Msomi, the creator, and owner of the blog Modern Zulu Mom.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family

I’m Thando and I was born and raised in Johannesburg. I’m 29 years old with a little family of my own – a spouse, son and a new born daughter.  I’m passionate about family and I love being a homemaker and mom, I’m energetic and hands-on with everything.

What do you keep yourself busy with?

My children, household and career in the consulting industry constantly keep me busy. I then have my blog Modern Zulu Mom which I work on daily and I’m also involved in the African Mommy Blogger group. On top of that, I’m working on a new business venture and learning how to cook.

What items can you not live without?

Wet wipes! They are a mom’s best friend, I use them for diaper changes, sticky hands and stains.

What bag are you sharing with us?

My toiletry bag

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What style of bag do you prefer and why?

One that is as spacious as possible – I’m a hoarder and I’m obsessed with cosmetics and beauty products, so the more I can squeeze in, the better.

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What beauty products do you carry with you?

  • Shower gel. I prefer using Radox or Nivea. I switch between them depending on my mood, but I love both because they smell refreshing and vibrant, which gives me a pick up in the morning and again at the end of a long day.
  • Neutrogena facial products. They work best on my skin and I’ve been using them for about 5 years now, but I always change the products across the brand offering. I love the masks and gentle exfoliators the most.
  • A Loofah. Great for wiping away dirt and exfoliating my skin gently every day.
  • Shea or cocoa butter. I have dry skin so moisturising throughout all seasons is important. In winter I add Almond and Vitamin E oil to my moisturiser.

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What is the craziest thing you have in your bag?

In my toiletry bag it would be coconut oil. It’s not crazy per se, but I call it my magic oil, because it works as a face, body and hair moisturiser. It’s great for dry skin, pigmentation, cracked heels, make up removal and the lips. Everything!!!

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In my handbag it would be a million useless paper receipts. I have a strange attachment to them “in case I’ll need them”. It takes a long time for me to throw them away. I need help!

Do you keep an emergency kit of some sort in your bag?

No I don’t but I often have painkillers in my handbag and with a new born, my nappy bag always has a thermometer in it.

What items would you advise every busy woman to have in her bag?

Wet wipes, a wallet, deodorant, a cellphone with an app for making lists: groceries, to-do for the day, etc. or alternatively a notebook, a cellphone charger, lipstick and hand cream.

<style=”text-align: center;”>Did you enjoy learning about Thando and her bag? What’s in yours?  Would to hear from you 

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About Modern Zulu Mom:

Featured on A Well Heeled Woman Blog - What's in my bag : Thando from modernzulumom.comI blog as a dedication to my role as a mother who seeks continuous improvement and out of my love for growing and progressing others. I believe that motherhood is a complex journey – my role is to motivate and encourage mothers along the way. I blog about my victories and failures as a mother, the various milestones a mother and child go through, current social issues, cultural influences and all the other ups and downs that a modern mother goes through.


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  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    This is a cool feature, I think we all like to see what others do, and how they do it. I want to make sure I’m not missing out on anything! LOL And wet wipes are the bomb, aren’t they? Even after the kids are grown, for cleaning my hands, light stains on my clothing-usually my lunch lol, or wiping down the car…the shopping cart. The uses are endless, I try to always have some with me!

    April 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello there Nikki I love wet wipes too lol. I take them everywhere.

      April 12, 2016 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Silly Mummy

    I’m so glad I am not the only handbag useless receipt hoarder! Mine is full of them! & I completely agree about wet wipes being the most essential item for mums!
    Silly Mummy recently posted…The Toddler Highway CodeMy Profile

    April 6, 2016 at 12:16 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hello every mom has those receipts Thanks for the comment

      April 12, 2016 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Modern Zulu Mom

    Thank you so much for the feature Linds! Looking forward to seeing what the other ladies have 🙂
    Modern Zulu Mom recently posted…Stand a chance to win with Exclusive Books: April is Children’s MonthMy Profile

    April 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply lindiwem

      Welcome hun thanks for taking part

      April 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

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