Do you enjoy watching ‘What’s In My Handbag’ videos? In most of them, celebs or influencers just carry way too much. Like, we all know they don’t really need it and they ain’t ever going to use it, but for some reason, they love to stuff their handbags. Nevertheless, there are things a girl MUST carry in her handbag at all times. Because if you’re a girl, you’re faced with the worst and most random situations all the time. And sometimes, we wish we had the appropriate items to properly deal with the situations.
You know they always say that a girl’s handbag is a whole other world. So here are a few things a lady should never leave her house without.
1. Hair Tie(s)
We can all agree on this, girls. At this point, it’s illegal if you do not carry extra hair ties in your bag. One hair tie is never going to do the job, especially if you’re gifted with thick, luscious hair. The amount of times my hair ties broke, which led to hardship and the struggle to find another one – it’s indescribable. I am not joking!
2. Nail Clippers
Weird, but yes! Always carry a nail clipper in your bag. Does every girl need one? Nope – but if you have acrylics and long nails, you may need one when your nail gets chipped. I HATE chipped nails and thus, a nail clipper is a must have. Who knows – one day, God decides to bless you and you shake hands with your crush? Your nails gotta be on point, girl.
3. Another Pair of Shoes
Listen up – the probability of your shoes being torn, your heels breaking off and your sandals getting ripped is high, and you do not want to be walking around without footwear. So, it doesn’t hurt to carry another pair of sandals or shoes for times of emergency. You’ll be thankful you did, one day.
4. Touch-up Makeup
Again, what if God finally decides to answer your prayers, and the guy you’ve been eyeing finally asks you out on a date after office hours? Carrying a stash of makeup for touch-ups is important and you never know what situations you may face. Whatever the situation, face it with a full face of glam.
5. Pepper Spray or Keys
Pepper sprays are so important because the world is full of filthy creeps, and you never know which one of those creeps you’ll have to face. So, for safety, get yourself a pepper spray and always keep it in your bag, ladies! Also, if pepper spray seems too much for you, then just make sure that when you are walking alone, your keys are in between your fingers, so they become a weapon you can use when in need.
I’m pretty sure body odour is a lot of people’s pet peeve – so girls, please carry at least a body mist with you. You do not want to smell like armpit at the end of the day. Imagine walking around your office smelling like sweat. EW!
7. Pads and Tampons
Do I even need to explain? Girls, carry extra pads or tampons with you. Is it just me, or do you girls also experience ‘contagious’ periods? That’s when your group of girlfriends’ menstrual cycles align, and suddenly, all of you are in need of pads or tampons. Lo and behold, nobody has one! So, pads and tampons are the first thing you keep inside your bag.
8. Lash/Nail Glue
Girls who wear fake lashes and clip on nails, ya’ll know damn well what I’m talking about. It’s always that moment when you’re having a great time and your lashes betray you, or your clip on nails commit suicide. And now you just look funny! So yeah, definitely lash and nail glue.
9. Chewing Gum
I’m not sure what the reason is, but chewing gum is a must have. Please carry your own and do not ask somebody else for it. Like I’d give you my gold, but not my gum, please!
And finally, never leave the house without your dignity. Unless, you’re like me, and you lost that sh*t a long time ago!
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