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