15 Things Every Woman Needs In Her Handbag

Post on January 26, 2016 | SOGO
So you’re all set to head out the front door; you’ve checked your outfit in the full-length mirror and even did a quick glance at your makeup and seem to find everything satisfactory.

Now every woman thinks that these are the most important things to check before you left the house but in reality, the items that you need to check are the ones inside your handbag. A woman should always be prepared and ready for anything and anyone at all times.

Here’s the list of 15 items that every woman should have in her handbag:

1. Safety Pins 
We’ve all had those days where there’s a freak accident and something seems to be going wrong with your zipper or a button is missing from your blouse. So store a few of these nifty items in your bag or better yet invest in a mini sewing kit so these would definitely come to the rescue.

2. Bobby Pins
If the weather is hot, you’ll be sure that bobby pins will keep your hair pulled back but still in a cute way.  You can also keep a few hairbands to tie your hair back into a chic ponytail as well to hide away from those bad hair days.

3. Small pack for pain reliever (Panadol) / band aids
For those surprise cuts and migraines that can lead to putting a damper on your whole day. Keep these in handy so you can take care of yourself like a pro.

4. Pen
For some wild reason, a pen is probably one accessory that should always be in your bag. You will essentially need this piece of item when you least expect it.

5. Compact Mirror / Powder
A compact mirror can easily help you do a quick check of your face (especially your teeth after a meal!) If your compact powder comes with a mirror, you wouldn’t need to carry a mirror separately. Look fresh all throughout the day with regular touch-ups from your compact powder!

6. Tampon / Sanitary Napkin
Even if you know that your little friend won’t be due in another few weeks, it’s always nice to know that you have these in handy for a lady in distress who is in need of a pad.

7. Breath Mints / Gum
Bad breath is surely a major put-off. Keep a pack of these mouth fresheners that could give your breath a much-needed freshness. A lady should and always have a minty fresh breath.



8. Lip Balm
Keep those lips moisturised and hydrated at any given moment of the time. Whether it’s your favourite lip balm, lip gloss or even lipstick, make sure your lips don’t ever look dry or chapped. 

9. Oil Absorbing Blotting Sheets
If you’re prone to oily skin, then these should already be in your handbag! Keep your skin oil-free all day long especially if you have to meet people throughout the whole day. Just a dab of these sheets across your T-Zone will surely keep you looking fresh!

10. Lotion
Beauty rule #1: Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise! Every woman should always pay attention to her hands. A lotion is also handy for those sudden cracks and patches of dry skin especially from spending too much time in an air-conditioned room. A quick dab of lotion will surely do the trick!

11. Wet and Dry Tissues
How can these not make the list? Tissues are important for those sudden bouts of sniffs, spilling a drink and needing to wipe your fingers and many more! Wet tissues are perfect for that hot weather and just keeping them in hand can instantly make you feel fresher.

12. Perfume
Just a small bottle or travel-size ones will do! Have your scent linger all day long and make a statement with your scent wherever you go.

13. Pepper Spray
A must-have for women across all ages should have this in her bag. Pepper spray is definitely a mandatory self-defense item that will give you confidence to face any threat and keep you safe from all harm.

14. Hand Sanitiser
This is a must; especially if you’re a regular on the public transport. Protect yourself from viruses and spreading those germs from anyone you come in contact with.

15. Cash
Keep an extra stash of cash (RM20 will do!) for emergencies. This is for when you encounter problems with your debit card or even when your wallet has been stolen. 

One might agree that a woman’s entire world is in her purse, so why not add these items to make your purse more valuable? You might be a working woman or a carefree teenager, but these are some essentials that you just ought to have!

Having trouble putting in all these handy items into your bag? Well then, listen up, ladies!

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So go on take your 'handbag-wardrobe game' a notch higher and fill it up with essential items that will definitely prepare you for anything as you step out your front door!

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