Forget Your Wallet

I’m not really a cash girl.

I always worry about losing notes, having pockets full of change and what on earth to do with loose coppers swimming around the bottom of my handbag.

Whenever possible I pay by card and that way I find out what I’m spending and where, at the end of every month.

I’d never really questioned this process, until recently.

bPay asked if we could work together around the launch of their new collection of gadgets; heralded as the future of payments. They said they would make my life easier and paying for those little things, a total breeze.

You know me, if something makes my life easier, I’m in!

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks putting bPay through its paces.

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If all this bPay chat is getting a little confusing, allow me to explain.

You can choose between three gadgets (and who doesn’t love a new gadget?!)

A wristband.

A key fob.

A sticker.

Keep any of the above on your person and step into the future, my friend.

When you want to pay for something like a coffee, a slice, a manicure, a magazine, anything up to £20 (for now, this will go up later in the year) you just tap it on the card machine, and you’re done!

No scrabbling about in your bag or rifling through your wallet required.

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It’s been especially handy for when Custard and I want to escape the house for some caffeine, sunshine and a little wifi.

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I leave my bag at home, pop my laptop under my arm, and we’re all set.

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Denim shirt // Jeans // Sneakers (half price!) or these beauties (heart eyed emoji)

Specs // Sunnies

Key fob

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It’s safe to say I like it a latte.

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For morning walkies, I slip on the wristband.

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It’s barely noticeable and incredibly lightweight.

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Perfect for those hardcore, serious workouts I love so much.

My trainer really puts me to work…

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I don’t have to carry a bumbag or one of those hideous travel wallet strap things your dad used to wear, if I just want to buy a bottle of water.

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Sunnies

Tee // Leggings

Trainers

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His royal highness approves too.

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^ Look at that tongue!

You can use the gadgets on the tube, on buses, in any taxi with the contactless card machine, you can give them to your kids (aged 12+) and track exactly what they spend via the bPay app.

Of course you can use them for life’s real necessities too.

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And let’s face it, ice cream is a real necessity at this time of year.

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Embroidered top // Denim shorts

Sunnies // Sandals

Gryffindor key ring – strictly for Gryffindor students

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You can top up your bPay device via the app manually or set it to auto refill, the latter being my personal choice.

Sit back and relax.

No wallet required.

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As I said, I’m working on the launch of bPay so this is a sponsored post.

But as always, I would never write about anything I didn’t think was truly brilliant.

bPay certainly comes under that heading.

Anyone with a UK-registered Visa or MasterCard can use them. Check out the website if you need more info and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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  • I LOVE your outfits in this post Rose, you look fabulous! Also the fact that you can get Custard to drink out of a bottle – I’m very impressed! Sounds like a great device I’ll need to look into it!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  • Somebody from Somewhere

    Sounds like a great device!
    You look fabulous as well! 🙂

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  • I am more than just vaguely impressed by this, though I’m not sure I’d use it outside of London.

    • Lily Morris

      It looks like it would be great for running into a motorway services – have it attached to your carkeys and then you’ve got everything you need to buy your coffee and go back to your car (although… Starbucks card!)

  • This is a great idea!
    They say you can save by using your contactless card for the tube, but I don’t fancy getting my card in and out of my pocket. I can just see myself losing it! This is a great solution!

    Bonnie x
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  • Jeannie C

    The future is here and ever more stylish!

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  • ninegrandstudent

    This looks such a useful little thing! I adore the photos of you and Custard playing too, he really is adorable!

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  • This is so cool and scary at the same time, haha! We really are heading into the future! Can it be used on any card terminal, or only particular ones? 🙂

  • This is definitely a fab idea, sometimes it’s too much to carry and purse and your bag, reeling for your card and keeping it safe – having a wristwatch makes a serious shop so much easier!

    Lauren x

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  • megsiobhan

    That sounds like such a good idea! Although I feel it would tempt me to spend more…

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  • Love your off the shoulder top, sadly sold out now 🙁 As usual, Mr Custard is the Star, he’s waaaay too cute!! The key fob sounds great – you’re always gonna have your house keys with you. I think the real benefit will be when you can do over £20, as most visa debit cards already do contactless up to £20.

    Btw, I’m trying your Sunday Chilli recipe tonight, can’t wait!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Lily Morris

    I love the battered looking Gryffindor key fob. You need to take yourself off to the HP shop at Kings Cross and get a new one!

  • This looks like a great little gadget, i will have to look into it! Also you didn’t mention where you got your neon sports bra from? It looks so lovely from the back under the white top! Thank you, Frankie 🙂 http://www.newgirlontheblog.me

  • Custard is so adorable in these photos! This was a great read too, I wish we had something like this product in Australia, it sounds great!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • I love the embroidered top and jean shorts outfit! Very cute!
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  • First, you look fabulous as always. Second, I’ve never heard of paying like this before! I mean I pay with an app for Starbucks but that’s about it 🙂 Love it!

    x Sarah
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  • Such a cool little gadget! I need to get one 🙂

    DA xx

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  • PAAR

    Sounds like an interesting idea. Can you link many cards to the gadgets or just one? http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  • Rosie, I’m heading to London next month! I’d love to hear your top 5 recommendations for restaurants!

  • I love the sound of this Rosie, it would be absolutely perfect for beach days and cliff top walks in Jersey, I get so fed up of taking unnecessary things with me! Perhaps you could suggest to them, that they may like to consider branching out over here? (As we’re all registered to offshore accounts obviously!) I’m sure it would take off wildly on our little island, I’d be more than happy to help promote it here too 🙂 x Jersey Girl x http://www.jerseygirl.co

  • Such a cool concept! Love that it’s widespread enough for you to use just about anywhere!

    Xx Casey
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  • Some of the card companies here in the US are starting to do the keychain thing. I absolutely love your embroidered top in the last outfit!!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • frances

    What happens if you loose your keys and then someone can pick it up and start using it and spending your money?

    • Edwardo

      If you lose your debit or credit card anyone can pick it up and use in the same way just tapping on the machine at least with this you controll it with the app so you can take all the money away and safe in your account

  • I always love your posts! So fun to read, and of course I love your dog- he looks similar to my poodle! 🙂

  • Jade

    I already use contactless payments with my card where ever I can but his sounds/looks really good! Could see me using the wrist band while on the beach/on holiday. Also, a quick question – what sports bra are you wearing in your walkies outfit? I love it!

  • What a great Idea Rosie. I might have to get myself one. Thank you for the heads up. Looking fabulous as always. Rosie http://www.therosedogblog.me

  • This sounds so handy, I cannot wait to give it a try. And you are always authentic Rose, so it makes it easier to trust what you choose to write about. I particularly like the last look – complete with ice cream. 😉

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  • Sophie Ritchie

    I love your blog Rosie but I was a little dismayed to see TWO sponsored posts in a week, especially when you’ve talked so openly about not really liking them before.

    Saying that I think you and Custard look great, just an observation 🙂

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  • Geena

    Rose your legs are insane! This is something that I could definitely get on board with- especially the keyring!

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  • This is such a good concept, thank you for the review! 🙂

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  • I love those picture with the ice-cream! That outfit is so girly!

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  • Your outfits here are all so crazy cute, Rosie! And bpay sounds fab. <3

  • Will consider this method when I finally move to London for sure!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

  • Hi Rosie! I think it’s a great idea, and safer than a wallet ( with cash or credit card), welcome to the future!!
    Kisses from Spain!
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  • This seems like such a hassle free way of getting last minute coffee’s or when you want to run for the bus! Haha. I love it! Might look into one of these..

    Kim | http://www.thelensaffair.com

  • What a rather clever gadget! It’ll make life that little bit quicker!

  • diygou

    this sounds ideal and I like that its controlled funds, hopefully it makes its way to Canada

  • mycitymylondon

    This is a great idea!I wish I could have come up with that:) Being a mum,I am always on the look for things and ways for an easier life xx

    http://www.mycitymylondon.me

  • Oo LOVE the idea of it in wristband form, how handy! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Liviasadventures

    This is a really good idea!! Love it and stunned everyday what is awaiting us technology wise…
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  • The Artistique

    That top is amazing! Love it

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  • Becca

    what cafe are you having coffee at? It looks so cute
    Xx

  • Finally London is having something like that!
    I’m living in Australia for a year, and have gotten so used to PayWave, which is basically similar except it’s on your credit card. You can tap up to 100 dollars, it’s so so simple! I barely have to use my pin anymore. I like the idea of it on a keychain though, makes it easier when I don’t want to carry a card or wallet! X

  • Hardy and Hay

    I absolutely love this idea! Whilst I love looking at handbags, I really loathe having to lug one around with me all day…. so I think the key chain or the wristwatch is right up my street!
    Flora
    http://www.hardyandhay.com

  • Beth Schofield

    Being a Barclays customer I got the email about this a week or so ago but wasn’t sure about it. Now I’ve seen it in action I think I’m more impressed with the idea of it and will seriously consider getting at least one of the gadgets. Also, LOVE the off the shoulder embroidered top – so beautiful! x

    http://livingforthegoodlife.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I love your spectacles! Where are they from?

    Sophia | http://www.sotremendous.com

  • I’ve never heard of that device! such a great new gadget! Love the pictures specially the once you are playing with Custard! So cute!! xoxo

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  • Jennifer K

    This sounds like a great idea – there are so many times I don’t really want to leave the house carrying my purse if I don’t have to. Will be looking out for this!
    Jennifer x

    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  • This is going to make my life much more dangerous – my spending is going to go awol. More-so because it’s so exciting to have a magic wristband that pays for things. It’s incredible what we’re coming up with these days! If only I could pre-pay my oyster onto one of these, I wouldn’t constantly be losing it!

    Katie <3 | http://www.KALANCHOE.co.uk

  • Love the pics; great outfits and Custard is so adorable! I often get inspiration from your blog, you’ve created a nice place here. well done.
    Karen / tallwife.com

  • Matt Jenkins

    I’d love it if they could implant this into your hand or wrist!