10 things to carry for a smart lady on the go

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Everyone shoves in a lip balm and a mascara wand when they are rushing out but, is that enough? Most women would say, ‘no’ because in the case of a wardrobe malfunction or a bruised knee you’d need something much more sensible. After all, make-up is not the most essential thing in a girl’s life though it may be the most gratifying. So, here’s our list of important items that need to be packed in your purse and within reach wherever you go.

Safety Pins


Lifesavers if you pop a button or a seam. Even works as a small pinch-hit for a necklace clasp if yours suddenly breaks lose. A must have to fight most possible wardrobe malfunctions.



Not just for cuts and scrapes, Band-Aids can save you from painful new shoes or be creative when you can slap them on to hide a nail with chipped polish. Must have we say!

Blotting Paper


These absorbent little sheets are an elegant way to wipe away excess shine, oil, or even sweat on your brow, cheeks, and upper lip. Mr Fix-it 2.0? Of course pack it in.

USB Flash Drive


Keep one handy to back up things you may need at work or personal documents when you’re traveling or giving a presentation. Small and one of the most useful devices invented.

A Healthy Snack


Hunger has no time and place especially if your routine is erratic. So, even though working through lunch isn’t good, you are saved from starvation if you have a filling snack in your purse.

Battery or Portable Cell Phone Charger


A good portable charger will charge your phone battery a couple of times over. It is neither too expensive nor heavy. Always have one to stay connected to the world.

Hand Cream


That’s the traditional one that we’re going to keep because hydrating your skin to feel fresh never goes out of fashion. Must carry if you work in an air conditioned zone to keep your skin soft and supple.

Breath Freshener


Bad breath is a turn-off in any situation. Always keep mints or gum in your purse or carry a spray mouth freshener. We say, never go out without one.



You never want to be without one of these. Never know when you are seized by a sneeze or split food on your desk. These great multi-taskers allow you to wipe out sweat and oil from your face before a quick make-up repair too. Keep a wad handy. You never know!

Hand Sanitizer


If you ride public transport, you need hand sanitizer. Opt for a multi-tasker with vitamin E or a moisturising agent so your hands never get dry.


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