10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Purse – your new travelling companion is the humble bathroom spray!

10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Purse – your new travelling companion is the humble bathroom spray!

Your handbag is a constant companion, it goes everywhere with you, whether you are rushing out the door to work, heading to the gym, or meeting friends for coffee, you need to have your essentials on hand.

While your phone, wallet and keys are the obvious basics, what about the other necessities – we’ve picked 10 absolute essentials for your everywhere purse.

Hand Sanitizer
Germs are everywhere – dirty doorknobs, the shopping cart handle, germ-filled bathrooms, shaking someone’s hand - it’s constant. Applying hand sanitizer is convenient and takes you less time than washing with a good antimicrobial soap, particularly when water and a sink are not available. Keep a bottle in your purse, to protect you and others you come into contact with, from spreading more germs.

Bathroom Spray
Never fear first dates, restaurants, dinner parties or plane journeys again. You don’t need to lug around a big bottle of air freshener, we’re talking a chic and discreet bottle of bathroom spray. Take a bottle of Mask with you wherever you go. It’s small enough to fit in your purse and each 2oz/60ml bottle contains up to 200 uses, so you’ll never be caught off guard again.

Safety Pins + Sewing Kit
Have you been horrified to notice your elegant blouse is suddenly one button down, or your dress hem has dropped an inch? Safety pins and mini sewing kits are number one for wardrobe malfunctions. Maybe you’ve lost your zip puller or necklace clasp – a safety pin will help you with that too.

Hair Ties + Bobby Pins
With our ‘on the go’ lives you should always keep a hair tie or two in your bag. They’re great for when you decide you need some air on your neck, going to the gym or just to keep your hair out of your face.

Getting a headache can put a damper on your whole day, and you never know when it might strike. Always have some pain relief on hand so you can get back to being your best.

Breath Mints
Mints are a great idea to cover nasty latte breath, to have post lunch or for just freshening up. Chewing on gum can also keep you alert and awake. Whether you prefer mints or gum, both are an essential in any bag.

Band Aids
Be sure to have a variety of band aids in sizes and quality with you so you can look after any minor cuts and scrapes. They are also great for when you are wearing in that new pair of shoes.

Small Packet of Tissues
A small packet of travel size tissues sits easily in your bag, alongside that bathroom spray, and are not only useful during allergy season, they are great for those tear jerking movies, getting rid of excess makeup or for wiping up a spill – you will never get caught short.

Deodorant + Roll On Perfume
Take away the chance of an embarrassing moment by keeping a small deodorant stick in your purse. Great for after that bus chasing sprint, post workout, or just to freshen up. A small roll on perfume is a great idea to take you from boardroom to bar.

Lip Balm + Gloss
Treat dry, chapped lips with a balm to reveal a soft, smooth pout and to keep lips hydrated throughout the day. Or add a pop of colour when you need one with a lip gloss. These clever pocket size beauties are also available with SPF protection so you can get through the day with ease.

With these 10 essentials in your bag, you can feel confident of keeping germs at bay, clearing the air with a bathroom spray, and feeling fresh all day. Now you can harness the power of being the ‘go-to’ person in a minor crisis!

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