Most - if not all - girls have a purse or a tote bag that they take everywhere. In said purse or tote bag, there are a few staple items. The following is a list of essentials that I think everyone should have in their purse:
Detergent Pen – you never know when you’re going to waste coffee all over yourself. Because life is usually an asshole, it’s likely to happen just before a big date or job interview. Get out your Tide Pen and clean that shit up.
|The contents of my sister's purse|
Gum/mints – fresh breath is always a must.
Pocket mirror – my friends are dicks and probably wouldn’t tell me if I had something stuck in my teeth. Therefore, my pocket mirror is my best friend.
Foundation – this may not be as vital to others as it is to me, but when your face is oilier than Danny Zuko’s hair, you’re going to require multiple touch-ups throughout the day.
Nail file – again, this may not be as vital to most people, but I generally have my nails at a length long enough to be in danger of cracking off while wrestling with a stubborn Pepsi can pull tab.
Lipgloss – I’m pretty confident every girl has this in their purse already - chapped lips are a pain in the ass.
Moisturizer – just convenient to have.
Band-aids – I carry these as a sort of public service. I don’t usually cut myself bad enough to warrant a band-aid. If I’m ever wearing a band-aid, it’s most likely for aesthetic purposes.
Tissues – something else I carry as a public service. I don’t blow my nose in public – ew – but who am I to deny anyone else?
Tampons – ladies, no-brainer.
Pen – just good common sense!
Aspirin – if you work with the type of people I work with, this is a necessity.
Extra phone charger – this is a very good investment (actually, I don’t know if this qualifies as an investment… phone chargers are not very expensive). I have three: one for home, one for work, and one in my bag.
Nail/eyelash/crazy glue – very handy to have. Nail and eyelash glue are both a lot stronger than you’d think. You never know when you’re going to have to glue a penis back onto a statue – haven’t you ever seen The Wedding Planner?
Hand sanitizer – Who knows how many people pick their nose before they shake your hand?
What are some of your purse essentials?