Don't be fooled by this picture, even though this handbag is quite small in appearance it will hold enough essentials without breaking your back.
The usual suspects:
Tucked away in my handbag I keep my Calvin Klein wallet, what I like most about this is that it's zippered which keeps everything in it's place. I always keep mints like Altoids or gum with me too. Recently, I've discovered the practicality of a handbag hook, when I'm sitting down for a bite or having something out to drink where do I keep my handbag? On the chair behind myself where it will become squished? This is where my handbag hook comes into play. I've started using it more and more and I've had a lot of people asking what it is and tell me how they need to get one as well... it's now become essential to bring along. I also think it's a necessity to keep pen and notepad on you in the event that you need to sign something or jot something, might as well be prepared!
The next few items falls into personal care. I keep my Madewell nail file with me which I happened to get in a birchbox. Having a hair brush or comb is a must and for portability I keep a folding brush with mirror, you have no idea how many times I use this. Of course having a hair tie comes in handy too. Alongside having a hair brush keeping lip balm is important too, I use my favorite Blistex five star lip balm. For touch-ups I take my current lip color which was the M.A.C Lipstick in Blankety. My dry skin requires hand cream, currently I'm using L'Occtiane, and lastly for those times I'm unable to wash my hands properly I use a hand sanitizer, this one is from Bath & Body Works.
So I'm quite proud of myself that I have managed to condense what I carry with me, partly because having a smaller bag forces you too take less. If I carry a larger bag, then I generally do carry more... What do you keep with you?
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