Handbag Essentials 101
A lady’s handbag is one of the most exciting places…if you don’t believe me, look through one and you’ll marvel at the vast range of items you’ll find inside one.
Today, I’m sharing with you a couple of items I always carry around with me in my bag and they are items I believe every lady should have in her bag.
Purse/Travel Organizer: To store all your cards (Debit, Loyalty, Complimentary), loose change and receipts.
Lipgloss: Because you need a touch up every now and then.
Car Keys: If you have a car, then your keys should go in here. Else, you’ll spend an hour looking for them because you threw them somewhere you can’t remember. Trust me, I’ve been there.
Pen and Notepad: I’m such a scribbler and an avid note-taker, I can’t function without my notepad and pen, especially because I can be quite the forgetful jones. You can use the Notes App on your phone for this, but I’m an old-fashioned gal at heart, paper and pen do it for me.
Compact Powder and Powder Brush: To touch up, especially if you have oily skin like I do.
Coconut Oil: Dry skin happens all the time and you don’t want to be caught outside looking ashy.
Coin Purse: Since our coins literally have little or no value, I use this to store my little jewelry…tiny studs, bracelets, a brooch and a pair of statement earrings for when I want to switch up my look for nighttime.
Token: Because I need to bank on the go.
Hand cream: Dry, rough palms aren’t ladylike. Any average hand cream will do the trick and keep your palms super soft and moisturized at the same time, but my personal favorite is Soap & Glory’s hand food.
Hand Sanitizer: I’m a slight germophobe and as such, I feel the need to wash my hand every other time. In instances where I’m not close to water and soap, my hand sanitizer comes to my rescue. Best part is, they smell so yummy too and are quite affordable; definitely a must have in your handbag.
Lip balm: Because nobody likes having or looking at cracked lips, especially now that the harmattan season is upon us.
Baby wipes: I know these were made for a baby’s bum but they have so many uses; from cleaning off makeup and makeup mistakes, to wiping your hands, shoes, table tops, etc, baby wipes are THE must have item in every lady’s handbag.
These are the basic things I carry around everyday; sometimes I throw in a couple more stuff if I’m going somewhere different.
Is there anything else I didn’t include that you think is essential? Please let me know.
Belinda is a 60s soul at heart and Fashion Enthusiast with a love for big skirts and all things vintage. Banker by day, Blogger by night. Thoroughly unashamed food lover. Reach her: firstname.lastname@example.org