It’s tempting to want to bring your whole house with you anywhere you go, but there are certainly key things a girl should carry with her at all times! I have personally found that these key things have saved me on multiple occasions…last minute sleepovers, wanting to freshen up after work, visiting my parents and then last minute deciding to spend the night…you get my drift, right? Here is a list I compiled of the most essential things a girl should carry.
1. Emergency Makeup Kit
One of the most important things a girl should carry with her is an emergency makeup kit. When putting together your kit, only think about the key essential makeup items that you will need to complete a simple and yet beautiful look! I would deem a liquid liner, mascara, concealer stick, and tiny blush palette as the most essential pieces. I’d also add ‘hair tie’ as an essential that I personally include in my makeup kit, too.
2. Mini Toothbrush
Let’s face it, food causes stinky breath. There’s a simple solution – carry a portable travel toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse. It’s been a saving grace having a mini toothbrush with me at all times because there’s nothing I dislike more than having my teeth feel dirty…yuck.
3. Pads & Tampons
An obvious “must have” but clearly I need to still add this to the list – make sure you are stocked with plenty of pads and tampons at all times! Even if you don’t currently have your period, it’s always wise to have a few in the zipper pocket because you may forget to grab some when you DO have your period. Not to mention that you may be a savior to a friend simply by having extra.
4. Comfy Clothes & PJs
Big purse lovers: if you can fit comfy clothes and PJs in your purse, by all means, go right ahead. This is the one thing I need to add to this list that isn’t necessarily a “purse friendly” necessity but is certainly a necessity. What I have found helpful is to leave a bag in my trunk with a pair of PJs and a comfy pair of sweatpants. You never know when you’ll need ‘em!
5. Nail Filer
I can’t tell you how many times I have had to break off a nail completely because I didn’t have a filer handy to fix a small problem. Make sure to keep your filer covered, otherwise it will scratch your phone screen…not that it happened to me or anything…
6. Face Wash
Go find a small travel sized bottle in the travel section at a CVS or Walgreens or Wal-Mart and fill it with your daily face wash. Just like the toothbrush, you never know when it will come in handy to have a cleanser handy to freshen up!
I’m not sure if this is just me but I am always analyzing and obsessing over my eyebrows. It seems that while I’m in the car looking at them through the car mirror, I find every single imperfect hair that needs to be plucked. I’ve easily calmed my nerves by including a pair of tweezers in my purse.
8. Hand Sanitizer
Of course, your purse emergency kit cannot be complete without a bottle hand sanitizer…that’s all I wanted to say about this one…’nuff said. You can go on to the next one!
9. Phone Charger
I have two different types of phone charges that I carry with me at all times. One is a portable phone charger that I bought at FYE for $10 that fits comfortably in my purse. I use the USB cord from that charger to then use for my second charger: the wall charger. This way if I sleep over at a friend's house or go visit my parents, I can run out without needing to second guess “do I have my phone charger?!” because I’m always carrying two.
10. Mini Perfume Bottle
Ladies, need I say more?
I’m super behind on technology (and it’s sad to say that I just now purchased these headphones) but I recently bought a pair of headphones that have a built in microphone on the wire. This way, not only can I use the headphones to listen to music but also chat with people without needing to hold my phone (duh, can you tell I’m lame and behind?). Also, you can use your headphones as earplugs if you sleep over at someone’s house who snores.
Life throws curveballs and shoves surprises in your face whether you like it or not. Having these items will save you every time, promise! What is something that you always carry with you at all times not mentioned already on this list?