7 products to keep in your purse for emergencies


Working in the beauty industry, I must admit that I’m the product buff in my group of friends. There’s one question my girlfriends hit me with all the time – “what items do you always have on you?” So I’ve put together my purse emergency kit to help save them (and you!) from any sticky situation.

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#1 Lip balm

Oh lip balm, how I love you. There’s nothing more frustrating than having dry lips, with no saviour in sight (or reach). I keep a tube of Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm in my purse for such occasions. I have another tube by my bed, and one at my desk so I’m never caught out with a parched pout. It’s safe to say I’m a little obsessed!

#2 Bronzer

You’ll rarely find me without a container of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder. I buy it in a darker shade and use it as a bronzer. It’s perfect to keep in your purse for those days when you’re in desperate need of a little colour. As it’s technically a powder, it provides a decent amount of coverage.

#3 Moisturiser

I always keep a small tube of moisturiser in my purse for dehydration emergencies. Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream absorbs quickly, and keeps skin hydrated for hours on end. I break the rules and use it on my hands and any areas of my body  craving a little love, too.

#4 Hair elastics

What is it with hair elastics going missing? It’s one of the world’s unsolved mysteries (along with bobby pins). I try to keep a hair tie around my wrist and several in my purse. This is particularly handy when I’ve gone from desk to drinks to dance floor, and want to pull my hair off my face. I love Lady Jayne Elastics – Super Hold. The snag-less design means they won’t rip or pull on your mane.

#5 Hand sanitiser

If you use public toilets, catch public transport or are just an all-round germaphobe, do yourself a favour and pop a hand sanitiser in your bag. My go-to is Dettol Instant Hand Sanitiser – it’s one of the best rinse-free solutions to washing hands.

#6 Condom

You never know where the night will end up, so it pays to be prepared. It’s better to be safe than sorry, am I right? And we can’t rely on guys! That’s why I stash a pack of Durex RealFeel condoms in my purse, and you should too.

#7 Perfume

When you smell good, you feel like you can take on the world. With that mindset, you can’t go wrong keeping a travel-sized perfume in your purse. Pop MOR Little Luxuries Perfume Oil – Lychee Flower on your wishlist. The roll-on perfume not only smells delicious, but is also the perfect size to whip out and re-apply on your pressure points throughout the day.

Do you keep any of these products in your purse? What other goodies do you have in your emergency kit?

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