Always be Prepared

Always be Prepared
20 Handbag Essentials

How often were you told at school ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’? Well this advice doesn’t have to just apply to exams and essays but can apply to everyday life. Everyone knows the old boy scout motto, ‘always be prepared’; so maybe us girls can take a leaf out of their book and always have our essential items close to hand. It’s said that a woman’s life is in her handbag, and honestly if you’re anything like me, it sometimes feels that way when you’re carrying around everything but the kitchen sink and your arm aches after carrying it around all day.

These are my 20 handbag essentials which are guaranteed to see you through any situation (well not any situation, but they sure are handy).


Phone – need I explain?

Sunglasses – protect your eyes from summer/winter glare and hide tired eyes

Chewing gum – you never know when an impromptu dinner date will crop up

Hair Clips – perfect for adding style to limp hair lacking lustre

Diary – how else will you remember all your important dates and deadlines?

Phone Bank – never be caught without your phone, ensure it is kept charged!

Hand Sanitiser – handy for freshening up on the go and can touch up greasy roots

Purse – the place for storing your pennies and numerous store cards

Lip Balm – keep those lips kissably soft – this body shop strawberry balm is my fave

Travel Size Dry Shampoo – disguise greasy locks and revitalise dirty tresses

Plaster – don’t let those new heels giving you blisters ruin your day

Bobbles – spontaneous gym sesh or just downright windy, you’ll be prepared

Pen – essential when you need to scribble down some unexpected inspiration

Water Bottle – keep your skin glowing and keep headaches at bay, keep hydrated!

Hairbrush – tame those tangled tresses – Tangle Teezer = saviour

Perfume – spritz midday for a much-needed pick-me-up –‘Hypnotic Poison’ is fab

Safety Pin – a lifesaver when your side seam splits or your shirt button vanishes

Compact Mirror – a must-have for makeup touch-ups on the go

Kirby Grips – pin back that pesky fringe and let the world see you


See this set and many more on my Polyvore page.
What do you never leave home without?


  1. December 22, 2017 / 5:21 am

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    • January 19, 2018 / 1:33 am

      Hey, sorry for the late reply! WordPress is one of the best ones I’d say, super simple to use (and free), but you can always get self-hosted using something like Jetpack. Hope this helps a bit! X

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