One of my closest friends is my handbag. It is my trustworthy companion and safely stores my most sacred items. I try to keep it light to avoid neck and shoulder pain, but there are a few items I just can’t go without. Besides the obvious like phone, keys and money, I need my MacGyver kit of essentials. Here are the top 5 essentials every bag should carry:
1. Hand Sanitizer
From riding the subway, to buying groceries, to exchanging money, my hands come into contact with a lot of people, places, and things. To protect myself and others, hand sanitizer is an absolute must.
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer
2. Nail Filer and clipper
As every girl on the go has sometimes experienced, a broken or hanging nail is not fun. This can happen at the most inopportune time like when you’re about to meet someone or on your way to an event. Here comes Clyppi Fingernail Clipper to the rescue. With a swing out nail cleaner and filer, it is every girl’s trusty companion. A little on the pricey side, but worth every penny, as the reviews will tell you. Lightweight and perfect for your handbag. Check it out.
Clyppi Fingernail Clipper
3. Breath Freshener
Save your embarrassing bad breath moments for never. After every meal, it is essential to pop a breath freshener in your mouth, but stay away from artificial sweeteners and synthetic chemicals that most gums contain. I prefer to naturally freshen my breath and stay away from artificial gum and mints that are just temporary. It’s up to you what you like, but natural is much more healthy and effective. Place your pre-order of Moondani now with free shipping.
4. Hand Lotion
What you put onto your skin is just as important as what you eat. Make sure your creams do not include parabens or any harsh chemicals. Your skin easily absorbs everything and makes its way into your bloodstream, so make sure you read your ingredients and google what you don’t know. One of the best and most natural ways to moisturize your skin is with argan oil, an ancient beauty secret. I like Douvall’s Organic Argan Oil Moisturiser because it is small enough for my handbag, easily pumps out, and has a cap for extra protection. Argan oil can also be applied to hair on those rainy, humid days when hair is extra big. It’s multipurpose with a ton of health benefits. Check it out.
Douvall’s Organic Argan Oil Moisturiser
5. Lip Balm
Chapped lips is one thing I try to avoid at all times. It’s hard for me to concentrate when I know my lips are chapped. I apply it before going out to lock in the moisture before the dry air attacks. I love Burt’s Bees lip balm, it is completely natural with a multitude of essential butters for your lips. Can’t go out without it.
Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter