A handbag is not just a fashion accessory to a woman, it is a necessary companion everywhere you go because it houses the daily essentials which you cannot do without once you leave the house. So, ladies apart from your wallet, what else do you have in your handbag?

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Here are few things that every woman should have and why?

Hand Cream

Hand Cream

This comes in handy when you notice dryness on your skin or after you wash your hands. It doesn’t feel good when you shake someone’s hands and your hands are dry or when there are visible white marks between your fingers. Apart from serving as a moisturizer, it also softens your palm – ever wondered why that guy held your hands longer than 2 secs after a handshake? It could be the softness of your palm.

Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss

After you apply your lipstick and a gloss on your lips before stepping out for the day; you will probably have a cup of coffee at work, eat some snacks and will definitely have lunch. All of these will smear your luscious lips so the gloss is essential to keep the glow in place so your lips don’t look cracked.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

From opening car doors to touching tables, or even passing files in the office and the exchange of money we unknowingly come in contact with germs. A hand sanitizer is needed for your personal hygiene; it will shock you that not everyone washes their hands after using the toilet. The change you collected from the person who sold recharge card to you would have gone through many sweaty palms. For your safety, please carry it in your bag.

Blotting Paper/Powder

Blotting Paper/Powder

You know you need this if you have oily skin or combination skin where you’re T-zone gets oily. Having your blotting powder or paper will keep your face at its best all through the day.

Tampons/Sanitary pad

Tampons/Sanitary pad

This may be one item in your bag that can save you from having the most embarrassing moment of your life. Make sure you have an emergency tampon/pad in your bag. Always be prepared.

Pain Killers

Pain Killers

It is essential to have a pain-killer in your bag because you never know when you will need it. It could be a random headache after a stressful day or cramps during the time of the month. You just can’t tell what surprises are lined up in a day. So don’t leave the house without it.

Dental Floss

Dental Floss

You don’t want to shine your teeth and the efo riro leaves from lunch are showing in the photo.  Please don’t use toothpicks, you may hurt your gum; use floss after each meal.

Pocket Tissue

Pocket Tissue

This can solve half of the unexpected things that happen in your day. A tissue is not just for wiping your hands/nose or cleaning up spillages but can be helpful when you least expect, for instance you may need to use the loo in a public place and they don’t have tissue, what would you do?

Mini Perfume

Mini Perfume

All know what you are thinking and the answer is NO; the perfume sprayed at home is not enough because as the day goes by, your body becomes stressed and sweat starts to build up.  And also know you used a deodorant this morning but please take your mini perfume with you while leaving the house.

Pepper Spray

Pepper Spray

Girls, you need to protect yourself from all the psychos out there! Gone are the days when a woman is helpless when harm comes her way, the pepper spray will give you a window to run away from that rapist, robber or any psychopath that tries to hurt you.

Pen

Pen

Yes, you have your smartphone and you can write anything at any time but a pen is still necessary. You may need to leave a message for someone whose number is not in your contact list, write a check, fill a form, and write down an address, it could be anything. Just make sure you have one.

Even with this there are more essential things that come to mind to have in your bag but these above are very essential. Even if you are going out with a small purse, find a mini size of these items and stuff your purse.

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